Essential iPhone free network tools

As an IT specialist you might find yourself in the situation that you receive an unexpected call in weekend asking you to check an issue in the network. And this exactly when you where enjoying a trip in the nearby mountains.

Lucky you have your iPhone with you, so it can be the saver of the day with the right application installed. Check below and you might find something interesting for your personal or professional usage.

RDP Lite

Mocha Remote Desktop (RDP) provides access to a PC running Windows XP Professional or Vista/Windows 7. HOME edition or Windows 200x Servers cannot be used.

It enables you to have full, secure access to your work computer through wifi or the phones network (EDGE).
Using your iPhone, you can connect to your Windows Computer and see the files, programs, and resources exactly as you would if you were sitting at your desk, just on a smaller screen.

FEATURES
- Standard RDP protocol
- Have patent license for the RDP protocol from Microsoft
- 8/16 bit color mode for faster screen updates
- Zoom and scroll as the Safari Browser
- Server screen size 600×800,1024×768 or 1280×1024
- Landscape mode

LIMITATIONS
- Windows HOME edition cannot be used, as it does not include the RDP protocol.
- Support for Windows XP Professional and Vista/Windows 7. We cannot offer Windows 200x Server access, as it will require another patent license from Microsoft.
- 40 bit encryption
- No sound support
- Supports 2 keyboard types: US International or a Danish PC keyboard

Speed Test

Speedtest.net is now available as a native iPhone application. It is completely free with no advertising! Use it to measure the network speed of your iPhone or iPod Touch.

Ookla operates Speedtest.net using a massive global infrastructure to minimize the impact of Internet congestion and latency. With millions of tests performed every month across hundreds of servers, Speedtest.net is the ultimate resource for bandwidth testing and related information. Visit it on your computer today to find out why.

Speed Test may be really useful in case you need to know your network speed.

The measurements prove to be quite accurate in my tests and the speed recognized by this tool was the same with the one that reported by my Mac.

I would recommend this is any situation in which you’re unsure whatever you should watch that new Youtube movie due to bandwidth limitation, or you should go ahead and enjoy the video.

DNS Lookup

DNS Lookup is a free utility that allows a user to query a DNS server for an A record.

Users may specify a specific DNS server or use the default carrier servers configured on the device.

Features:
- specify DNS server by name or IP
- use default DNS servers
- saves most recently used queries
- saves most recently used DNS servers
- displays the query time

Rove Mobile Admin Client

The Rove Mobile Admin Client is an iPhone client for the Rove Mobile Admin solution. Rove Mobile Admin is a highly secure client-server solution that allows you to monitor and manage your IT environment from your iPhone. Once the Rove Mobile Admin Client software is installed on your iPhone, you can connect through your Rove Mobile Admin Server installed behind your corporate firewall to access the servers and systems on your network that you want to manage.

Features:
- monitoring
- remote access
- virtualization
- mail services
- network service
- windows services
and much more…

Network Ping lite

Network Ping is a software test tool for maintaining and debugging network problems on a local area network (LAN). Get an easy view for a full subnet on a single screen. Look at the screen to the left displaying the status for devices 192.168.2.0 – 192.168.2.255. Green and the device is working, yellow, there is a problem, and red, the device is not any longer on the LAN.
Need telnet access to a router, no problem, a Telnet console application is also included.

FEATURES
- Ping a single IP address
- Ping a subnet to give an overview for 253 IP addresses
- Traceroute, to determine the route taken by packets across an IP network
- Telnet console, for simple access to a router or UNIX Server
- Display the iPhone IP address

I hope you find the application above useful. If you know or actual using another free network tool and you think it would be in the benefit of everybody to find about it, please suggest in comments.

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