We increasingly expect to be able to manage most if not all things from our phones, and networks are no exception. Feast your eyes on CBR’s list of tools for your Android phone which help to monitor and administer networks.
Where would we be without Fing? On a personal level, I believe my life would be much the same, but many IT professionals swear by this all-rounder tool for network discovery. Rightly so – its intuitive interface hunts down all devices – PCs, routers, mobiles, printers etc – connected to your network and provides information about each one.
2. Ping & DNS
This is very much a "what it says on the tin" kind of affair. This app allows you to ping hosts, carry out DNS and Reverse DNS lookups, check HTTP headers and trace routes. The service also provides network information and diagnostics and allows you to copy results to the clipboard and send them via email, aiding cooperation across the organisation.
3. Ookla Speedtest
Ookla is trusted in the industry for its internet metrics so it’s no surprise that an app edition of its world-renowned broadband speed checker has appeared. This provides one-tap connection testing in less than 30 seconds and is accurate anywhere in the world. It provides download, upload and ping as well as real-time graphs to help you monitor the consistency of the connection.