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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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Like the Android equivalent, Apple's native Wi-Fi tool provides a high-level view of the local 802.11 environment. Though better than nothing, both platforms are sparse on the details that wireless support typically need. At the same time, anyone can take their phone out, pull up this window, and take a screenshot to send to network administrators to give a sense of missing or extra WLANs in a given location.

 

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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