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Free Freeware
Windows 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Dec 24, 2018
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The Dude Review

The Dude is a freeware network monitoring app filed under network software and made available by MikroTik for Windows.

The review for The Dude has not been completed yet, but it was tested by an editor here on a PC and a list of features has been compiled; see below. If you would like to submit a review of this software download, we welcome your input and encourage you to submit us something!

The Dude will layout your network on a map and will monitor services of devices:

The Dude network monitor is a new application by MikroTik which can dramatically improve the way you manage your network enviroment. 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.

Features and highlights
  • 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
Compability and license

The Dude is licensed as freeware for the Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from network software without restrictions. The Dude 6.43.8 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

Compatibility with this network monitoring software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from MikroTik. This download is distributed as dude-install-6.43.8.exe.

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  1. The Dude Download
  2. Freeware Network Software
  3. Major release: The Dude 6.43
The Dude has been picked by our editors as very good.
The Dude has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested The Dude 6.43.8 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans.

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Download2.55 MB - Tested clean
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4.4 out of 5 based on 61 ratings.

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2,677,065 B
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