Almost each and every Android device has at least over a dozen apps that connect to the internet. Moreover, we constantly switch between different networks like 3G, 4G, WiFi, etc. for better connection and speed. When you consider all this, it becomes quite a task to actively monitor the active network connections established by different apps and how much bandwidth or data is being used by your android device.
So, to deal with that, here are some of the best network monitoring apps, you should try.
Network Monitoring Apps for Android
1. Fing – Find out who is connected to your WiFi
We are a huge fan on Fing, here at RTT. It’s one of the best network monitoring and scanner app out there. With Fing, you do a whole bunch of things like — seeing which devices (their IP and MAC address) are connected to your WiFi network, map connected devices, find and troubleshoot networking problems, detect intruders, etc.
If you are looking for a one stop solution for your networking needs then do give the app a try. Fing is available for free for both Android and iOS.
2. PingTools – All in one Network App
PingTools is one of my favorite tools to monitor and manage the network on an android device. Using the PingTools app, you can ping the network, check network configuration, scan ports, scan WiFi networks, lookup whois details, calculate IP addresses, lookup DNS, etc. The good thing about Ping Tools is that it lets you monitor network usage and even supports the wake on LAN feature. For a general user, PingTools is a must have app.
3. dSploit – Penetration Testing tool
dSploit is widely used by professionals in penetration testing environment to do a variety of things like Router PWN (exploit router), trace network, scan ports, find vulnerabilities in networks, to check router login details, MITMs (Man In The Middle Attack), etc.
So, if you are a professional or a student who is learning network security then dSploit is for you. Of course, being a pen testing tool you won’t find this app in the Play Store. Use the above link to download and use it.
4. WiFi Analyzer – Calculate WiFi Signal Strength
WiFi Analyzer is one of the most popular android apps to quickly turn your android device into WiFi analyzing device. Using this app you can see all the WiFi channels around you so that you can choose the less crowded channel to setup your WiFi network. Moreover, the app also comes with a WiFi signal strength meter to assess how strong is the WiFi signal you are getting. Again, just like Ping Tools, WiFi Analyzer is must have app for any android user.
5. IP Tools – A simple Network Utility
IP Tools is a must have app if you want to quickly find and fix any network problems on your Android device or computer. Just like Ping Tools and Fing, IP Tools has all the necessary tools like the port scanner, network troubleshooter, LAN scanner, IP and Host Converter, etc. What makes IP Tools special is its simple and straightforward user interface. Even with all the advanced networking tools, you won’t find the IP Tools user interface that cluttered.
6. Net Cut – Kill Internet of any Device on Your Network [ROOT]
Say your roommate is torrenting when while everyone is using their internet, or neighbor is hogging on your WiFi, without your permission. Then with Net Cut, you can easily cut off their internet with a single tap. Simply open Net cut app, grant it Root access and start Network Scan. Once done, it’ll give the list of all IP/MAC address of devices connected to your network; select the one you want to block and that’s it. Net Cut is similar to WiFi kill, but this one is available on Google play.
7. WiFi Password Recovery – Find WiFi Password of Connected Network
8. Network Monitor Mini – Show live Internet speed in Notification tray
Network Monitor Mini is a simple network traffic meter that displays live stats like the internet connection speed or data rate on your notification bar. The free version of the app is quite limited but you can change different things like prefixes for download and upload rates, font color, height, weight, etc.
9. Network Monitor – Troubleshooting Network Issues
Network Monitor app is a powerful Android network diagnostic tool that tests your device periodically to identify any network or cellular connection problems. A pretty good app for troubleshooting network issues like inconsistent or frequent drops in the network connection.
10. Network Connections – Monitor inbound and outbound connections
Network Connections is a powerful app that lets you track all the inbound and outbound connections on your android device. The good thing about this app is that it shows a quick notification alert whenever a hidden app tries to send or receive data. This is a must have tool if you want to monitor all the connections made by your android device.
Hope that helps and do comment below sharing your thoughts and experiences about using the above apps to monitor network activities on your android device.