I really like Cisco's 'Network Magic' software; but the site says they no longer support Mac.. Does anyone know of any software like it, that is supported on Mac?

  • From looking at what Cisco's "Network Magic" actually does, it's no wonder Cisco discontinued the Mac version, all the features are already built in to Mac OSX. What feature of "Network Magic" were you using that isn't available on OSX ? – user1556373 Aug 12 '11 at 9:09
  • I'm just not sure how to do all the repairs and such. And how to see people who are on your network, ect. – James Litewski Aug 12 '11 at 9:27
  • I'm not sure what you mean by "do all the repairs", but to check out who is on your network is as easy as opening up a finder window and clicking on the "SHARED" arrow (which should be just below your "DEVICES" on the left hand side of your finder window. – user1556373 Aug 12 '11 at 9:57
  • did you ever find a answer to this question? I'm in the same situation. – user19368 Feb 27 '12 at 5:37
  • Maybe you guys looking for an answer to this question could list some specific Network Magic features that you're looking to replace. It was a feature-rich program for sure and it's unlikely there's one single program for OS X that covers what Network Magic did. But specific features could have specific answers. – Ian C. Feb 27 '12 at 17:23

Well, there are some network monitoring & management tools for Mac OS X you may want to have a look at (although I haven't found a direct hit I guess). For example, Casper Suite, InterMapper, IPNetMonitorX, Lithium 5.0, AutoScan-Network, DeployStudio, ...

To see who is on your network you may use Ntop.

Since Mac OS X is a Unix-based operating system, there are also command line tools that allow you to manage other Macs remotely via SSH. For example, systemsetup, networksetup and screencapture.

And, last but not least (as already pointed out by mrbitch), there is quite some 'Network Magic' functionality that ships with Mac OS X by default (see, for example, the 'Sharing' system preference pane).

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