Software to create network projects

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  1. m00nbl00d

    m00nbl00d Registered Member

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    Hello,

    I'm looking for software that could allow me to create network projects, including schemes where I could, for example, show two hosts connecting to each other, printers, routers, etc.

    Do you know any? I'm looking google for "software to build network projects", but so far nothing.

    If you know any, I'd appreciate if you could share it.


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  2. Creer

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    Hi,

    I did this and much more in MS Visio 2003.
     
  3. m00nbl00d

    m00nbl00d Registered Member

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    Thanks for your feedback. I never thought Visio allowed such. I knew it is used for diagrams and all, but never thought it could be used for network diagrams. Nice to know it does.

    Meanwhile, and since I have to download the trial version, I've also found a few software applications which allow it, as well.

    This is what I've found so far:

    http://www.edrawsoft.com/Network-Diagram-Examples.php

    http://www.gliffy.com/free-network-diagram-software/

    http://www.smartdraw.com/specials/network.asp

    http://www.conceptdraw.com/en/products/cd5/applications_net.php

    http://www.pacestar.com/lanflow/index.html

    Looks pretty interesting. I'll still have to find more info about the software. The company behind it, etc. Might be some bogus crap. We never know this days. lol

    Hope the little spamming is OK, since it is just to let others know about other alternatives to MS Visio.


    Thank you
     
  4. Creer

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    You are welcome :)
    Yes indeed Visio is very powerful tool, I also worked on mentioned by you SmartDraw when i had to create DFD/SSADM and ERD diagrams because Visio doesn't offer features which are needed to work on these types of projects.

    HTH,
     
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    Network Notepad
     
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    m00nbl00d Registered Member

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    Microsoft really has to make things hard the way... There I download the trial version of Visio 2007. I begin the install procedure. There's a box to enter the activation key (though it is a trial?). Then, I see that it is not needed to enter the key right way. I proceed with installation. Installation ends. I open Visio, and get something saying that I need to activate Visio. Well, I canceled it, as I thought it was just an optional crap, to get access to news or something like that. Result? I could do nothing with Visio. I thought that I would need a serial number, so I looked googled for serial numbers for the trial version, and I've found a few (legit ones, for trial version). I insert the first, and is accepted, and the same crap happens, asking me to activate it... Again, I thought it was an unneeded crap... and canceled it. I went to start a new project, and I also couldn't do a damn thing.

    What do I do? I close Visio, and reopen it to activate it with Microsoft. Well, it says it can't because that key has achieved all activations it could. The same applied to all others I got.

    Result? Going to uninstall this crap, and get something else, because I won't even try and see if uninstalling and reinstalling would do the trick and make it work.

    Microsoft really has to make things hard on people. Couldn't they just say: Hey, for you to use Visio, you need to activate it with us, otherwise you won't be able to use it, at all.

    No, all they do is to say that some functionalities won't work until I activate it. Well, I guess I was dumb enough to believe I'd still be able to work with it, and see if I could do what I wanted - network diagrams, without having to activate a stupid trial.

    A trial is a trial, and I don't understand why the need to activate it with them? Do they fear is a pirated trial versiono_O Microsoft, sometimes, just plays plain stupid, if you ask me.

    I'd understand if this was the full version... Not with a trial version. But, that's OK. There are other alternatives. Maybe even better...
     
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