It will automatically scan all devices within specified subnets, draw and layout a map of your networks, monitor services of your devices and alert you in case some service has problems.


  • The Dude is free of charge
  • Auto network discovery and layout
  • Discovers any type or brand of device
  • Device, Link monitoring, and notifications
  • Includes SVG icons for devices, and supports custom icons and backgrounds
  • Easy installation and usage
  • Allows you to draw your own maps and add custom devices
  • Supports SNMP, ICMP, DNS and TCP monitoring for devices that support it
  • Individual Link usage monitoring and graphs
  • Direct access to remote control tools for device management
  • Supports remote Dude server and local client
  • Runs in Linux Wine enviroment, MacOS Darwine, and Windows
  • Best price/value ratio compared to other products (free of charge)

What's New:

  • crs312 - fixed missing SwOS firmware on revision 2 devices;
  • crs3xx - fixed packet duplication when multiple bonding interfaces are created for CRS317, CRS309, CRS312, CRS326-24S+2Q+ and CRS354 devices;
  • crs3xx - fixed port-isolation on ether37-ether48 ports for CRS354 device;
  • crs3xx - improved load balancing on bonding interfaces for CRS317, CRS309, CRS312, CRS326-24S+2Q+ and CRS354 devices;
  • crs3xx - improved system stability when bonding and IGMP snooping is used (introduced in v6.48);
  • hotspot - fixed "idle-timeout" usage with RADIUS authentication;
  • hotspot - fixed special character parsing in "target" variable (CVE-2021-3014);
  • ike2 - fixed phase 2 rekeying with enabled PFS (introduced in v6.48);
  • ike2 - improved stability when invalid certificate is configured (introduced in v6.48);
  • ike2 - properly register packet time after expensive CPU operations;
  • interface - fixed pwr-line interface linking (introduced in v6.48);
  • ipsec - improved stability when processing IPv6 packets larger than interface MTU;
  • led - fixed default LED configuration for RB911-5HnD;
  • package - do not include multiple The Dude packages in HDD installer;
  • snmp - fixed "send-trap" functionality (introduced in v6.48);
  • switch - fixed interface toggling for devices with multiple QCA8337, Atheros8327 or RTL8367 switch chips (introduced in v6.48);
  • winbox - fixed enable/disable button presence for "Bridge/Hosts" menu;
  • wireless - renamed "macedonia" regulatory domain information to "north macedonia";

Alternatively you can download the latest beta version of this software.