Wireless Infrastructure

11:28 AM
Lee Badman
Lee Badman
Slideshows
Connect Directly
Twitter
LinkedIn
RSS
E-Mail
50%
50%

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.
Previous
6 of 10
Next


App: Fing

Publisher: Overlook

Cost: Free

Fing is not a dedicated wireless tool. At the same time, a wireless network is part of a bigger topology and many of us are just as concerned with overall network operations as we are with deciphering Wi-Fi signal information. Fing is free for Apple and Android, and is a slick tool for figuring out exactly what a local network is made of from the host perspective. Utilities include network discovery, ping/traceroute, DNS lookup, port scanning, and more. It's crazy useful at a price that can't be beat.

 

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

Previous
6 of 10
Next
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Hot Topics
5
802.11ac WLAN Sales Poised To Surge
Robert Mullins 7/28/2014
4
Fall IT Events: On The Road Again With 10 Top Picks
James M. Connolly, Editor in Chief, The Enterprise Cloud Site,  7/29/2014
White Papers
Register for Network Computing Newsletters
Cartoon
Current Issue
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed