Consider what is connected to your network. There is your computer, tablet, phone, and television, for starters. Add to this the surge in internet-connected you-name-its from cameras, light bulbs, refrigerators, to even slow cookers that come with an app. Your family uses the network. Guests who come over do, too. (Note: You can share your network without giving guests your Wi-Fi password. Click here to learn how.)
This app is one of those network tools that you should have in your tech arsenal. Sure, you’ll learn your router’s IP address but you can also see all devices connected to your network and take an inventory. You can also check your internet connectivity, monitor the network and detect intruders.
The big problem with network diagnostic tools is they can seem overwhelming because they provide you with so much information. But, as long as you know what you're looking for, they're the perfect tool for anyone with a Wi-Fi connection.
Using Fing, you can discover which devices are connected to any Wi-Fi network, map devices, detect intruders, assess network security risks, troubleshoot network problems and achieve optimum network performance.
This app has more than a dozen free network tools including; Wi-Fi scanner, port scanner, DNS lookup, ping and service monitoring. Fing network utilities include:
+ Wi-Fi/LAN scanner: discover all devices connected to any network
+ Full device details including IP address, MAC address, Device Name, Vendor, Device Manufacturer and more
+ Advanced analysis of NetBIOS, UPNP and Bonjour names, properties and device types
+ Inventory of devices and networks
+ Internet connectivity checker
+ ISP analysis and location
+ Subnet scanner
+ Port scanner: TCP port scanning that automatically finds open ports and available services
+ Ping and traceroute: for network quality measurement
+ WOL: remotely wake up devices
+ DNS Lookup and reverse DNS lookup
+ Connect to ports (Browser, SSH, FTP)
+ Network intruder detection
+ Network monitoring: device online and offline tracking
+ Supports device identification by IP address for bridged networks
+ Available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and Android devices