iNet Network Scanner
By BananaGlue GmbH
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iNet - explore your network!
Find out about security risks and keep your network under control. With iNet you know exactly what's going on! This easy to use App outlines a computer network even to the unexperienced user.
iNet provides you with information about networks and devices your Mac 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, the running services and the Wi-Fi quality.
In the current version the following functions are available:
• Network Scanner
• Bonjour Browser
• Airport Monitor
• Wake on Lan
We did our best to develop a solution that makes network observing as simple as possible. Wether you are a network expert or a common user - iNet provides the information you need to find out what's going on in your network.
• See all devices that are online and connected to a network, along with vendor, IP and MAC addresses
• Assign your own names and icons or choose from the provided icons for easier identifying a device in the scan list. Most Mac devices are displayed with their original icon.
• Set scan range and interface to scan
• Export scan results in csv format
• Connect to devices via different protocols
• Detect all running Bonjour services realtime
• Detect running services on a discrete device
• Detailed information about a service
• Choose the active Bonjour domain for observing
• Attention for users of the latest 2013 Airport edition with 802.11ac: Because SNMP support has been disabled iNet cannot retrieve the usage statistics and wifi strength any more with these models. All other features of iNet are working properly. The following Airport monitoring features can only be used with models prior to the 802.11ac:
• See the current condition of Apple Airport base stations like Airport express or Time Capsule
• Monitor network traffic on Airport devices
• Find detailed information about your Airport base stations like MAC address, IP's, used channels and so on
• See the connection quality of the connected wifi clients in realtime
Wake on Lan:
• Wake devices remotely in your local network or via internet
• Put devices remotely to sleep, shutdown or restart (Macintosh only)
• Add devices to favorites
• Send commands via ssh to devices
• Minimal system required for WOL: OS X 10.7
• Extensive help section
• Dictionary of used terms
We will add modules in the future like traceroute and more. iNet is also available for iPhone and (soon) for iPad.
What's New in Version 1.3.9
[Added] Restart button to WOL view
[Fixed] Deleting of added own icons
[Fixed] Better detection of own device
[Updated] Services and Vendor database
Nice features, small room for improvement
I just moved from a Ubiquiti Unifi Access Point to an Apple Time Capsule. I was really missing the ability to view the wireless client list, and assign custom names to the clients that I had with the Unifi, so I was looking for an app that gave me similar functionality on the Mac. Found several references to this app online, so thought I’d try it out. For $10, it’s not a bad app. Allows me to do exactly what I wanted, which was to view all connected clients and give them custom names. The icon set is nice as well, however the ability to add custom icons would be really nice. Things such as Belkin light switches and Nest thermostats really have no corresponding icons in the provided icon sets.
Also, I was really disappointed to find out that some of the features of this particular app do NOT work with newer Time Capsule models. I was looking forward to, based on the provided screenshots, the ability to view network traffic graphs and signal strength of connected devices. There is a small blurb in the description stating which models are supported which I did not see at first glance. Screenshots say “Supports most Apple Routers”, so I assumed the newest ones would work fine. Other than these minor issues, the app still does what I wanted.
Slick UI, but not always functional
I mostly purchased this to document my LAN and to be able to wake up different machines using the Wake On Lan feature.
The documentation aspect is great to be able to see and keep track of machine addresses and which services they’re running. However, I find the WOL, remote sleep and restart functions are somewhat flaky. And the LAN scan feature does not always seem to update the device list with current information, leaving some older machines that have been removed still in the device list.
iNet only supports Apple Airport routers
So I didn’t realise that this only supports Apple Airport routers (Time Capsule, Airport Extreme or Express).
I also didn’t realise that the warning that they Do mention above about SNMP means that I can’t get much info out of my newer Airport Extreme… So, yeah, I’m going to go and look for a different tool that I can use for my other router now. Still, at $10 I’m not that bothered as I get a bunch of the stuff that I was looking for.