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Install - Setup - Use - Maintain LANeye


Install LANeye by running the setup.exe file that is included in the downloaded installation file.

A typical windows installer will appear. Choose language of your choice. You may change language in the program later regardless of your choice during the installation.

LANeye installation start

Click "Next" and follow the on screen instructions to install LANeye.


Setup LANeye by starting the program. Use the LANeye Icon (or start menu) to launch the program. On Windows XP and Windows 2000 you may launch LANeye from the installation.

LANeye desktop icon

First time you start LANeye an introduction guide is shown. If you use LANeye for the first time we recomend that you take a moment and walk through the "take a tour" guide that explains the basics of LANeye.

To start the "take a tour" guide, click the topmost green button.

You may choose to register your self as a LANeye user using the built in registration form. Registered users receives news and updates information sent from ProPrat by email.

To open the registration form, click the second green button.

Before LANeye can be activated LANeye needs to get familiar with your network. For that LANeye have a network surrounding wizard. You can start the surrounding wizard from the introduction guide.

Click the green button "Put LANeye to work" to start the wizard.

LANeye introduction guide

The network surrounding wizard opens.

LANeye Network Surrounding Wizard

Follow the on screen instruction to select network adapter and the wizard will scan your network to see what computers are connected to your network.

LANeye Network Surrounding Wizard scanning the network

The scanning process will take some time, from a few minutes to 10-15 minutes depending on your network size. The wizard uses an intelligent algorithm to figure out how to scan your network and will include a somewhat broader range and scan consecutive subnets. However only computers and other network devices sitting on the same broadcast domain will be scanned.

You may abort the scan, using the "Stop" button at any time if the scan seams to take a considerably time and still be able to activate LANeye with what been scanned so far.

When the scan has finish, LANeye can be activated.

If LANeye is used on a large network we recommend that you activate LANeye in Intrusion Detection Mode only by unchecking the "Activate Intrusion Prevention" and let LANeye run so for a week or two. By doing so you let computers that not have been switched on or absent during the scanning not get blocked when they connects to the network.

You will always be able to turn intrusion prevention on at a later time from within the program, without having to run the wizard again.

LANeye Network Surrounding Wizard ready to activate LANeye


Use LANeye - When start using LANeye the first time after a network scan all found computers and other network devices have been listed under "Unknown Computers". LANeye will always list computers as unknown as they are discovered.

LANeye activated after a network scan

Walk through listed unknown computers and edit their properties and change their known status to "familiar". You use the menu to move listed devices to the familiar list or open the device properties dialog to change or add device information about the device.

Change found network devices properties

Use the "location" field as a reminder where the computer belongs, either by its location or by department. This is useful when you later keep track of devices using the familiar list and then by sorting the list according to location, device will be listed to where they belong.

If there are numerous of computers listed unknown after a network scan you can use the "Move all unknown to familiar" tool to quickly mark all found devices familiar. Later you can walk through the familiar list and edit devices properties as you find useful.

Add information columns to the list

Add information columns to the list, use the menu to open the "Choose listview details" dialog. Additional columns will be shown in the list and use sorting by column to arrange the list accordingly. This will help you find and maintain device information.

In LANeye Professional Edition exclusion filters helps you prevent laptop computers from Hijack Detection if been to a different network by specifying IP-address ranges that shall not trigger the Hijack alarm.

Allow laptops to be use on specified networks and prevent hijack detection

From the incident list IP-addresses may easily get added to the Hijack exclusion list.

Add IP-addresses to hijack exclusion list from incident list

There is a context sensitive help system available in many places in the program that explains all the dialogs and settings. Use this help system to learn more about LANeye as you keep working with the software.


Backup LANeye data files on a regular bases. The data files are located at:

Windows 7/Vista: c:\ProgramData\LANeye

Windows XP/2000: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\LANeye

By copying this folder structure (including the files) to your backup you can restore all LANeye data if something happens to your computer. When restoring a LANeye backup data structure you must first shutdown LANeye.

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LANeye 2.3 for Windows

You can run LANeye 2.3 on:

- Windows 7

- Windows Vista

- Windows XP

- Windows 2000

No server needed.

Runs on any network connected computer.

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