range. Then, it should compare the data to see that all packets are going through a specific IP, and denote that as a switch and build a tree. This way, I need a software that can automatically generate a map of the network topology.
I haven't used it in a very long time but What'sUpGold used to ping everything on your network and generate a diagram.
Never mind, I got the topology function in NMap working. I'm posting this as an answer in case someone else comes looking for the same question (also coz I can't find the comment button). Just google nmap, or go to insecure.org.
@Izzy, ya, it does seem that way. I dunno why, Server Fault was acting really wierd as I was trying to create a new account on SF while ensuring that it linked automatically to my much used accounts on Stack Overflow and SuperUser.
@mfinni, yes, I am not actually a sysadmin and have always been confused by the difference between the various network devices. I only said switch coz when I ran an NMap scan on my school network, it showed all the traffic to other computers passing through one IP, and labelled it through service/version detection as a Cisco switch. Well actually now that I think about it, while it labelled the device as a switch, the OS mentioned was Cisco Router.
@joeqwerty, I knew there had got to be some software that does that, which is why I asked for help finding such an app on Server Fault. " I need a software that can automatically generate a map of the network topology."