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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: Network Info II

Publisher: Alexandros Schillings

Cost: Free

This tool does a decent job with Wi-Fi and also shows detail on mobile carrier signals, Bluetooth, GPS-based location, and even how your device fits into the IPv6 landscape. Publisher Schillings has packed a lot of functionality into a deceptively simple interface. For a well-rounded look at all signals, this app is a great gift to the Android community.

 

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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