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Need Network Mapping? LANSurveyor has now been replaced by SolarWinds Network Topology Mapper

SolarWinds has created a new network mapping tool called Network Topology Mapper (NTM) that includes most of the same capabilities as LANsurveyor, but with a new, easier-to-use interface.

Creating a Network Map Has Never Been Easier!

If you’ve arrived at this page looking for LANsurveyor, please continue reading about Network Topology Mapper, the new tool from SolarWinds that makes creating a map of your network easier than ever!

Finally, you can put down your whiteboard markers and relax while Network Topology Mapper does the network mapping for you. Leveraging a unique multi-level discovery technique, Network Topology Mapper automatically discovers your LAN or WAN and produces comprehensive, easy-to-view network diagrams that integrate OSI Layer 2 and Layer 3 topology data (including switch-to-switch, switch-to-node, and switch-to-router port connections). SolarWinds® Network Topology Mapper (NTM) employs an innovative concept of topology databases. You can scan a big network and build many useful maps without having to rescan, saving valuable computing resources, bandwidth, and time. With two mouse clicks, this data can be exported into Microsoft Office® Visio® and easily shared with your colleagues.

Additionally, Network Topology Mapper will automatically track and account for changes to the network in real time with a unique continuous using scheduled scans and feature that can immediately detect new devices on the network and dynamically update the network map.

Network Mapping Highlights:

  • Automatically discovers and diagrams network topology
  • Builds multiple maps from a single scan, and supports industry-standard icons & do-not-scan lists
  • Supports generation of network maps in Microsoft Office Visio
  • Automatically detects new devices and changes to network topology
  • Addresses reporting needs for PCI compliance and other regulatory requirements
  • Employs multiple discovery methods including SNMP v1 & v2, ICMP, WMI, and VMware


LANsurveyor was a product from SolarWinds that has been discontinued. To fill your network mapping needs, Solarwinds has released a brand new network mapping tool called Network Topology Mapper. LANsurveyor was a network mapping tool that employed multiple discovery methods to create complex network maps that could be exported to Visio. LANsurveyor was an important tool for network discovery. It was especially useful for Managed Service Providers (MSP) and other IT consultants taking on new clients. MSPs could use this tool to discover and map all the devices on a client’s network. LANsurveyor by SolarWinds was also a great tool for PCI compliance and other regulatory requirements. PCI compliance requires that organizations keep on hand current network maps. LANsurveyor provided an easy-to-use platform for creating network maps necessary for organizations to meet PCI compliancy requirements.

All of the great features in LANsurveyor are available in SolarWinds Network Topology Mapper (NTM). Just like LANsurveyor, NTM allows IT pros to create comprehensive network maps helpful in network discovery and maintenance as well as for meeting PCI compliancy requirements. SolarWinds created NTM in order to improve upon the interface used in LANsurveyor. With NTM’s easy-to-use software interface, network discovery is easier than ever. If you are looking for robust network mapping like that provided by LANsurveyor, try SolarWinds Network Topology Mapper.

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