iNet - Network Scanner
Description of App
iNet - explore your network!
Find out about security risks and keep your network under control. Which devices are connected to my network? Are they online? Which services do they provide? Does somebody use my wifi network without my knowledge? These and other questions answers iNet fast and simple.
With iNet you know exactly what's going on! This easy to use App outlines a computer network even to the unexperienced user. And iNet never phones home, your data is absolutely private on your iPhone.
iNet provides you with information about networks your iPhone or iPod touch is connected to. Its very easy and user friendly design even allows the unexperienced user to get a profound and understandable overview of a network and the running services.
In the current release of iNet we implemented the following features:
• Network scan
• Bonjour browser
• Device info
• Wake on Lan
• Sleep on Lan (Macintosh only)
• Extensive help section
• Send scan results via email
iNet shows the devices connected to your local network, e. g. a computer or router, along with their name, IP and vendor. iNet discovers and distinguishes between windows and macintosh computers with different icons. For most Apple Computers the particular computer model can be seen. Find out the name, vendor and IP of the connected devices as well as the number of running Bonjour services on that particular device. (MAC and Vendor cannot be detected anymore since iOS 11) A classic portscan on the choosen device can also be performed.
The technology used in iNet scans on a very low level, therefore one can even find machines that don't want to be found, for instance a Mac OS X computer running in stealth mode.
Ping is a computer network tool used to test whether a particular host is reachable across an IP network or not. The ping section in iNet enables you to find out if an IP exists (if its ping service is enabled; otherwise you will get no response :-)). For your convenience we added a bookmark function to store often needed addresses.
Bonjour, also known as zero-configuration networking, enables automatic discovery of computers, devices, and services on IP networks. Bonjour uses industry standard IP protocols to allow devices to automatically discover each other without the need to enter IP addresses or configure DNS servers. The Bonjour-Browser in iNet scans the connected local network for Bonjour services, detecting any hardware that ist connected via the Bonjour protocol (for instance computer, router, printer, …) and any software running Bonjour services, e. g. iTunes or Filemaker.
Wake on lan:
The outstanding feature of our implementation is that it is very easy to use and simple to setup. For more information see iNet WOL, our stand-alone tool for WOL.
Applications on devices communicate with the outside world through so called TCP ports. iNet detects wether a port is open or closed. For all detected open ports the service using this port is displayed by its real name (if available).
The device info in iNet shows some information related to your iPhone or iPod touch, e. g. its name or its IP.
The modularisized structure of iNet allows to add more features and scanning methods in the future. We will implement by time more network monitoring tools, e. g. DNS-Querys, Traceroute, Whois lookup etc.. iNet Pro will be updated on a regular basis as before. In addition we released iNet for Mac in December 2010 - available via the App Store.
If you want to know what's going on in your local network - iNet Networks Scanner gives you a profound answer.
P.s.: In case you need just the network scan feature of iNet Pro, use the free version iNet - Network Scanner. You can always update to iNet Pro from within iNet to access its full feature set.
P.p.s: iNet never "phones home"!
Free or Paid
Apple Watch Support
Device(s) App Was Tested On
The only unlabeled button is the one for the Info page. It appears in the top right corner of the main page, and in the bottom left corner of some of the option pages (e.g., for iNet Pro, "Ping", "Portscan", "Wake on Lan" -- not all these features may be in the standard version of the app. The "About View Help Button Large" button on that page displays detailed help instructions. The "Mail" and "Website" buttons on the Info page let you contact the developer and access the product web page. Everything else is very accessible. Remember to double tap the "Rescan" button to update the scan information for the current network.
I have the Pro version ($5.99 vs $0.99) of this app, which supports additional features, such as wake-on-lan, portscan to assess network vulnerabilities, ping of devices. I'm reviewing this based on the Pro version accessibility features, because I suspect that app will be more popular with most users. I got the Pro version of the app quite a while ago, when it was less expensive and there was no Lite or other version available. With this latest update it appears that a few more features from the Pro version may have made there way into the standard version.
Developer's Twitter Username
1 people have recommended this app