How to Use the IP Scan Tool on Mikrotik

This post will discuss in detail How to Use the IP Scan Tool on Mikrotik.

The IP Scan tool on Mikrotik functions to scan (scan) IP-based network devices on Mikrotik. This IP Scan tool is able to scan the network in several ways, namely by using IP Prefix, IP Range, or based on its interface.

Case in point, I have many devices connected to the network, but I don’t know which devices are online. I also don’t know how many IPs are still online. Yes, you have to ping the IP addresses one by one to know whether the device is online or not, I’m tired..

Well, to find out, I can use the IP Scan Tool to scan IP on the network. The result will be known how many IPs are online and their devices (based on SNMP name and Netbios name).

Dizzy huh? Just practice, let’s understand.

Tutorial How to Use the IP Scan Tool on Mikrotik via Winbox

1. Please login to Mikrotik using Winbox Mikrotik.

2. Go to the Tools menu -> IP Scan

3. There are 2 options that we can use to scan, namely based on the interface and/or IP address.

4. The following is an example of using IP Scan by scanning via Interface ether1.

Tutorial How to Use the IP Scan Tool on Mikrotik via Winbox
Tutorial How to Use the IP Scan Tool on Mikrotik via Winbox

5. The following is an example of using IP Scan by scanning via IP address prefix: 172.19.1.0/26

IP address prefix: 172.19.1.0/26
IP address prefix: 172.19.1.0/26

6. Example of using Mikrotik IP Scan with scanning based on IP address range: 172.19.2.2-172.19.2.20

IP address range: 172.19.2.2-172.19.2.20
IP address range: 172.19.2.2-172.19.2.20

7. An example of using the Mikrotik IP Scan Tool by scanning based on the combined interface and IP address:

4. IP Scan Interface IP

How do you understand? It’s easy? The point is that we can find out what devices are connected to the network and how many IP addresses they have easily, directly from the Mikrotik tool. This IP Scan tool is quite useful for network traubleshooting and interference mitigation.

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