This easy to use App outlines a computer network even to the unexperienced user.
Which devices are connected to a 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.
Since 2009 iNet Network Scanner for iPhone constantly got an average user ranking of 4,5 stars. With our regularly updates we could adopt all the great changes and enhancements of the iPhone operating system. We optimized iNet Network Scanner for the capabilities of the iPad.
The user interface and parts of the code base have been rewritten from ground up. User friendly, easy to use, fast, with the proofed reliability of iNet Pro - Network Scanner for iPhone.
We had to remove features that depend on knowing MAC addresses (not possible to detect in iOS 11 currently). As soon as MAC addresses are detectable again we will reactivate the missing features (this restriction does not apply to the Mac release of iNet).
In the current release iNet for iPad offers the following features:
• NETWORK SCAN
- Show all connected devices
- Show vendor (not possible in iOS 11)
- Show history of network (not possible in iOS 11)
- Add note to device (not possible the in 11)
- Show network details
- Connect to device via different protocols
- Ping device / show online status
- Advertised Bonjour services of device
- Portscan of device for standard ports
- Change names and icons in scan list (not possible in iOS 11)
- Send list of scanned devices
• BONJOUR BROWSER
- Show all running services
- Sort by services or hosts
- User understandable names of services
- Connect to device if service is available
• WAKE ON LAN
- Wake devices locally or via internet
- Sleep/shutdown (Mac devices)
- WOL favorites list
• DEVICE INFO
• HELP SECTION
Soon coming updates will include:
• Special Ping section
• Special Portscan section
• and more
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. A classic portscan on the chosen device can also be performed.
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 modularized structure of iNet allows to add more features and scanning methods in the future. We will implement by time more network monitoring tools. iNet for iPad will be updated on a regular basis as before. iNet is also available for Mac computer at the Mac App Store
If you want to know what's going on in your local network - iNet for iPad gives you a profound answer.
[Updated] All databases
[Updated] Better Ping section
[Fixed] Some code enhancements
[Fixed] Display of database size in German version
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And - have a good time!
Ratings and Reviews
Fast and efficient
INet's scanner is both fast and detailed. Performs well and provides a good deal of configuration, and options for saving past scans and understanding what is connected to your network. Great customer service as well. Only things I would add, are ability to use your own images/graphics for network device types, and the ability to do basic network operations such as trace, Netstat, nslookup, ifconfig, etc.... Also nice would be wifi strength and Speedtest tools. After all, what's a network tool without the ability to test the strength and speed from different spots on your LAN.
Worthless since iOS 11
Not being able to read the MAC address of a device makes this useless.
Developer Response ,
Hello x2700x, please help us to convince Apple to allow to access MAC addresses for network apps - sign the petition: https://www.change.org/p/apple-save-networking-tools-on-ios-11
Not quite iPhone version & pricey
I'm happy to finally have version optimized for my iPad, but was surprised to find this lacks direct IP pinging and port scans, critical things for my IT work. I know they're in the works, but hard to believe they were not baked in initial release.
For $8 you would expect a bit more features than Wi-Fi scan and Bonjour service discovery.
One additional dislike is the lack a portrait mode, landscape makes one handed ops more difficult.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.