The Dude – Automatic Network Discovery & Layout Tool

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The Dude network monitor is a (not so) new application by MikroTik which can dramatically improve the way you manage your network environment. It will automatically scan all devices within specified subnets, draw and layout a map of your networks, monitor services of your devices and alert you in case some service has problems.

The Dude - Automatic Network Discovery & Layout Tool

A great tool for automatic network discovery and mapping.

The Dude demo system: Our RouterOS demo routers are viewable from within the Dude, install The Dude and connect to our Demo dude system with the Dude Secure connection to


  • The Dude is free of charge!
  • Auto network discovery and layout
  • Discovers any type or brand of device
  • Device, Link monitoring, and notifications
  • Includes SVG icons for devices, and supports custom icons and backgrounds
  • Easy installation and usage
  • Allows you to draw your own maps and add custom devices
  • Supports SNMP, ICMP, DNS and TCP monitoring for devices that support it
  • Individual Link usage monitoring and graphs
  • Direct access to remote control tools for device management
  • Supports remote Dude server and local client
  • Runs in Linux Wine environment, MacOS Darwine, and Windows
  • Best price/value ratio compared to other products (free of charge)

You can download The Dude here:


Or read more here.

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4 Responses to The Dude – Automatic Network Discovery & Layout Tool

  1. Miha Pecnik May 5, 2015 at 2:56 am #

    Great product, but hardly new, the last version is 4 years old.

    • Darknet May 5, 2015 at 1:01 pm #

      Sorry was going through some old drafts, this was from 2010 – it was new then :)

  2. sascha May 5, 2015 at 6:18 am #

    “new application”? Serisously. The Dude is dead for like 4 years already. No more development for a long time, many bugs and a huge problem with large databases. This tool might be helpful for zero-experienced users.

    • Darknet May 5, 2015 at 1:02 pm #

      Yah this draft was from 2010, so it was new then :) And well it’s ‘new’ if you’ve never seen it before right? It’s an interesting concept for a free tool, anything better to suggest?