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10 Free and Low-Cost Mobile Wireless Tools

There's no replacing meaty, licensed tools for wireless network support. But a growing number of free and low-cost apps are available when all you have is a smartphone or tablet at hand. Most of the gems live in the Android space, so you iOS developers need to get to work.
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App: inSSIDer

Publisher: MetaGeek LLC

Cost: Free

While MetaGeek's paid tools are among the most popular in the wireless networking support space, you can get inSSIDer for free. This excellent Android-only tool would likely cost at least $9.99 if it were ever to hit Apple's App Store. The tool shows plenty of detail on the important aspects of Wi-Fi in both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz spectrums if your device supports both, and is the one to have if you're only going to have a single Wi-Fi tool in your app line-up.

 

Lee is a Network Engineer and Wireless Technical Lead for a large private university. He also teaches classes on networking, wireless network administrtaion, and wireless security. Lee's technical background includes 10 years in the US Air Force as an Electronc Warfare ... View Full Bio

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