Network and network troubleshooting apps for the iPhone and iPad

Network and network troubleshooting apps for the iPhone and iPad

Summary: Here is a list of my favorite iOS network and network troubleshooting apps. These apps allow me to scan networks, remotely administer systems, and even remotely administer servers.

TOPICS: iOS, Apple, iPhone, iPad

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    Net Status

    Get detailed information about your hosts, routers and other network devices connected to the Internet or LAN with this powerful, yet easy-to-use app.

    This app offers a whole range of features, including scanning of ICMP, TCP and UDP, MAC address and hardware vendor lookup, and Wake on LAN or Wi-Fi.

    You can also create a list of hosts to check whenever the app is run, allowing you to keep a close eye on the entirety of your digital empire.

    Download from iTunes.

    Price: $3.99

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    Deep Whois

    Yes, I know you can do a "whois" check through the browser, but an app makes it much easier.

    A very handy tool that costs you nothing.

    Download from iTunes.

    Price: Free

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    AirPort Utility

    Apple's AirPort Utility allows your to manage your wi-fi network and AirPort base stations, including AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, and Time Capsule directly from your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.

    While this tool seems basic, it's actually very powerful. It allows you to see a graphical overview of your wi-fi network and get information about your connected devices. You can also view and change network and wi-fi settings, restart or restore a base station, access network information such as IP address, DNS servers, and router addresses, and even manage DHCP reservations and configure base stations for IPv6.

    If you've invested in Apple hardware for your network, or you are responsible for Apple networks, this is a must-have app.

    Download from iTunes.

    Price: Free

Topics: iOS, Apple, iPhone, iPad

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