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.
[added] Change icons and names, make notes to devices
[added] Detection of printer names
[added] Export sorted accordingly to sort of network scan
[updated] All databases
[fixed] Some code optimization
Ratings and Reviews
Please port to Android
This app was very useful for troubleshooting my home network before the restrictions regarding MAC addresses imposed in iOS 11. As a result of the change, I have purchased my last iThing. Please port this app to Android. I will be waiting for you.
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
Migrated from SubnetInsight
I’ve been an avid user of SubnetInsight since getting my first iOS device in 2011. However, given the changes made in iOS 11, it is completely unusable now. The developer has pulled it from the App Store and no replacement has been offered. iNet Pro is a decent substitute, but its developer should check out SubnetInsight on a pre-iOS 11 device and take some cues from it.
Here are my qualms with the app, which is otherwise pretty good and functions as expected.
1) The price is a bit steep. That would not be so bad if iNet Pro was a universal app. As it stands, I ended up purchasing it twice for both my iPad and iPhone, basically raising its cost to $12.99.
2) I realize that the limitations of iOS 11 make certain features hard to implement, and that the ability to remember and customize each device’s name was scrapped because of this change. Nevertheless, many people have devices on their networks that are assigned static IP address, and an option to assign a specific name to them according to IP (not MAC address) would be quite useful. This is not extremely troublesome for me, as I run my own DNS servers, which iNet Pro uses to resolve IP addresses. However, it ignores name resolution when a device broadcasts its hostname over Bonjour or NetBios, which is annoying.
3) The ability to see offline devices would be appreciated, as I’d like to know when they were last online. SubnetInsight was capable of remembering wifi networks, as well as the hosts that were connected to them. In addition, it provided geolocation data for each access point. This is a feature I miss. Again, I realize that changes in iOS 11 make implementing this gracefully somewhat difficult, but an “advanced” toggle of sorts could be provided.
4) I wish iNet Pro would simply scan a device for open ports automatically when I tap on one. Or perhaps do so in the background after a network scan is completed.
5) The integration of WOL is nice, and allowed me to delete your other app, iNet WOL. Indeed, the special keyboard made entering addresses much less painful. However, syncing WOL data via iCloud would alleviate the need for me to enter this information on multiple devices.
Overall, I do not regret the purchase and am a happy customer. I even decided to check out the macOS version, which is free from all of the issues mentioned in bullet #2 above. If you’re looking for network scanner, I think iNet Pro is the best currently available for iOS 11 devices.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.