When it comes to network scanning, you may think of those very costly commercial products that not much people can afford. But it’s not necessary to have such a beast to accomplish a simple job such as finding out the open ports on the computers on the same local network. There are free yet powerful network scanner tools made just for that purpose. Let’s check out some of them.
Slitheris Network Discovery is a network IP scanner that discovers all the IP-based network devices on your local area network, scans them and displays some network related information for you. It runs on Windows platform but is capable of detecting a lot more kinds of platforms, including Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, etc.