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Five indispensable network scanners for Android

Introduction

Things happen… especially when you're not prepared. Out of nowhere your network can go five shades of wonky and you are at the other end of your campus—and the only tool you have on hand is your Android device. A network scan is a must and, fortunately, Android can comply.

The Android ecosystem offers plenty of tools for network administrators. But which ones you should be using? I've dug into the realm of network scanners to find five that could easily wind up as your go-to mobile scanners. Read on and see if any of these particular apps meet your needs.

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By Jack Wallen

Jack Wallen is an award-winning writer for TechRepublic and Linux.com. He’s an avid promoter of open source and the voice of The Android Expert. For more news about Jack Wallen, visit his website jackwallen.com.