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Network and network troubleshooting apps for the iPhone and iPad

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.
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1 of 11 ZDNet; Apple

Introduction

I consider my iPhone and iPad to be tools that are part of my troubleshooting toolkit. And because I usually have at least one of my iOS devices with me, I like to have a bouquet of network and network troubleshooting apps installed.

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.

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2 of 11 Harlekins

Server Admin Remote

Remotely manage OS X servers from anywhere you have an Internet connection. Hooks into the OS X Server automatically, so no additional installs required on server box.

Very user-friendly, and a great tool for anyone responsible for OS X servers.

Download from iTunes.

Price: $9.99

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3 of 11 RealVNC

VNC Viewer

Control a computer from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch as easily as if you were sitting in front of it.

This app allows you to connect to any OS X, Windows, Linux, or UNIX system running VNC-compatible Server technology using 3G or wi-fi.

Rock solid, reliable, and highly customizable to suit your network.

Download from iTunes.

Price: $9.99

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4 of 11 BluesWine

SubnetInsight

Scan your wi-fi network and discover all sorts of information about devices connected to it.

The powerful scanner allows you to discover all of the hosts in the subnet, including hidden hosts. The powerful name resolver allows device discovery based on NIC vendor, NetBIOS, Bonjour, MDNS, UPNP, and much more.

Download from iTunes.

Price: $3.99

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Nice Trace

Powerful traceroute app for iOS. Does pretty much what you'd expect of a traceroute program, with the addition of nice graphics.

Perfect for finding those bottlenecks.

Download from iTunes.

Price: $1.99

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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

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VMware View Client

Get access to your Windows virtual desktop from your iPad or iPhone 4 (or later) with VMware View Client for iOS. This easy to use app offers the best possible user experience over both LAN and WAN.

A must for all VMware users.

Download from iTunes.

Price: Free

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VMware vSphere Client

If you use VMware vSphere, then you need the VMware vSphere Client for iPad. This is a companion interface to the traditional vSphere client, and is optimized for viewing and managing your vSphere environment when you are away from a desktop system.

The client allows you to monitor the performance of vSphere hosts and virtual machines, and virtual machines can be started, stopped, and suspended. vSphere hosts can also be rebooted or put into maintenance mode.

Download from iTunes.

Price: Free

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11 of 11 Zinger-Soft

iSSH

Want a fully-featured SSH and Telnet emulator for your iPhone or iPad? Look no further than iSSH.

iSSH is, in effect, several clients in one, bringing together SSH/Telnet/"raw" connections, an X11 server, VNC tunneling, and RDP tunneling. iSSH supports multiple, simultaneous connections with more complete terminal compatibility.

Download from iTunes.

Price: $9.99

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