Here’s how to install and use jNetMap, a What’s Up Gold alternative for Linux Mint / Ubuntu:
1. Go to – http://sourceforge.net/projects/jnetmap and click ‘Download’ to get the jNetMap debian package file.
2. After the download is complete, use the terminal to navigate to the directory where you saved the downloaded file and issue the following command at the terminal –
sudo dpkg -i jNetMap-0.5.deb
3. After the installation is complete, click on ‘Menu>Internet>jNetMap’ to start the application.
4. After the application has started, click on ‘New map’.
5. In the ‘New map’, right click and select ‘Add’. This will open a drop-down menu with different types of devices. You can select and add the devices you want. Add all the devices you want to monitor.
6. After the devices have been added, click ‘Edit’.
7. Now, drag the pointer between two devices to create a connection.
8. Complete the connection properties by adding the IP details of connecting interfaces on both the devices.
9. Once all the connection have been made, click ‘Refresh’ and start monitoring your network nodes / connections. Don’t forget to save your map!