10 Free and Low-Cost Mobile Wireless Tools

, March 06, 2013 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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Fing for iOS and Android

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.


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