So I manage a lot of IP ranges for my company (we have over 150 different collocations we use through out the world) and often times when we do a router upgrade or install at a new site I need to quickly ping our individual machines (and other equipment) to verify that all the machines are installed properly(If I can ping them I can usually connect to them remotely).
Now normally I would just fire up my cmd prompt and type in the ip address one at a time, however I'm sure you can see how this gets very tiresome once we get into the 10-20 address range. So what I'm looking for is either
1. a way to, using just ping commands, ping a range of addresses in a "batch" (i.e. 192.168.16.1 - 100)
2. a program that will just send out the ping to that range for me.
I tried nmap
but its a bit overkill for what I need since I don't care what ports on open on the machines or what OS they are running I really just need to know "Is the equipment responding y/n?"
Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.