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.
  • E-mail

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.

Network Computing encourages readers to engage in spirited, healthy debate, including taking us to task. However, Network Computing moderates all comments posted to our site, and reserves the right to modify or remove any content that it determines to be derogatory, offensive, inflammatory, vulgar, irrelevant/off-topic, racist or obvious marketing/SPAM. Network Computing further reserves the right to disable the profile of any commenter participating in said activities.

Disqus Tips To upload an avatar photo, first complete your Disqus profile. | Please read our commenting policy.