NetDecoder's Network View feature provides an additional tool to easily
debug network communication problems. Along with the Dashboard feature, the
Network View forms a suite of graphical tools that provide an
easy-to-comprehend visual display of the network. It can also be used to
identify and fix problems before they can cause too much trouble on the
network. The graphical features make NetDecoder an extremely powerful
network analyzer and troubleshooting tool. The Network view is currently
available for Ethernet and ControlNet networks.
Ethernet Network View
||NetDecoder's Ethernet analyzer provides an extensive,
customizable Network View display. Ethernet Network View Statistics
- Utilization Information.
- Packets Transmitted and Received.
- DNS Names.
- Nodes In and Out.
- Broadcast Information.
- IP Address, MAC Address, Net Bios Name.
- Ability to enter User Assigned Friendly Names to the nodes.
ControlNet Network View
NetDecoder's ControlNet analyzer based on the 1784-PCC
card, provides a Network View display. This view provides a complete
grid-layout of all the nodes. The layout reflects the status of RSWho
status inquiry of the network. This display is consistent with the
feature provided by Rockwell Automation's ControlNet traffic analyzer.
Active nodes are highlighted in green and non-existing nodes are shown
in grey. Nodes that drop off the network instantly turn from green to
grey indicating a problem. This change in device status points the
network administrator in the direction of the problem. Apart from, the
network layout, the ControlNet network view also provides statistics on:
- Network Update Time.
- Max Scheduled Node (Smax).
- Maximum Unscheduled Node (Umax).
- Slot time.
- Blanking Time.
- Guard Band information.
- Interval Modulus.
The ControlNet analyzer also provides the used and available
scheduled and unscheduled bandwidth information. This information is
very useful for troubleshooting problems on a ControlNet network.
To learn more download a NetDecoder
demo. You can also order your
copy of NetDecoder online.