Wi-Fi PPPOE - Free
This app can make a PPPOE (Point To Point Protocol over Ethernet) connection via Wi-Fi, which means dialing through ADSL Modem with user name and password provided by some Internet ISPs. Basically, the app allows your Android device to connect to Internet directly via PPPOE dialing through Wi-Fi, without the need for another Wi-Fi router. A great app for testing Internet connectivity problems on the client's site.
To login into a PPPOE broadband for testing
VNC Viewer - Free
The VNC Viewer is a quite simple and convenient app for controlling a PC on the network. The app lets users see and control their computer's desktop from their phone. It is an Open Source (GPL) remote desktop program and connects to most VNC servers like incl TightVNC, RealVNC on Win and Linux, x11vnc, and Apple Remote Desktop on OS/X. The current updated version allows to preserve sent text from session to session, import/export settings to a file on SD card and adds button in zoom control to bring up keyboard. This app is beneficial especially on tablets when you need to access a far away PC or server in a local LAN or WAN environment.
Controlling a pc on the network
TeamViewer - Free
TeamViewer is the most popular remote access application. The TeamViewer Android app is a mobile and flexible way for those who want to remotely access computers (Windows, Mac and Linux) from their phone via Internet. So you can edit documents or use particular software on your desktop even while you are on-the-move. It can control remote computers using the multi-touch gestures like left click, right click, drag & drop, scroll wheel and zoom. It gives complete keyboard control, including special keys such as Ctrl, Alt, Windows, and meets the highest security standards of 256 Bit AES Session Encoding, 1024 Bit RSA Key Exchange. It is capable of effortlessly accessing computers behind firewalls and proxy servers too. A very beneficial app for remote assistance to clients when you cannot visit the client's site, if you are out of town or want to give remote assistance urgently
Controlling a PC on the Internet
Wire Reference - Free
This app is extremely handy for rookies in the networking field and also those engineers who don't really make networking cables on a daily basis. The app serves as a guide for these users to make network patch cables like TIA/EIA-568-A Cat5A, TIA/EIA-568-B Cat5B, RJ11, RJ14, Crossover 10Base-T, Crossover Gigabit T568A, Crossover Gigabit T568B and Power over Ethernet. The app shows diagrams displaying the cable coding and also includes descriptions, overview and pinouts.
Good for rookies in the networking field
Tiny Flashlight + LED - Free
This app is beneficial for illuminating area inside the PC cabinet or network cabin. It not only supports the widest range of devices with camera flashlight (led flash), but also serves as the brightest flashlight / torch because of the camera flashlight, emitting intense light in the dark. With different widgets and diverse screen lights, it comes with the best flashlight support.
Illuminating area inside the PC cabinet or network cabin
While these are a bunch of great apps shortlisted by us, there are quite a few more apps on the Play Store that can come in handy for you as a networking professional or computer engineer. Do let us know what you think about them. You can list down some of the apps that you have used and how they benefitted you. This list will be great for those who don’t know about the existence of these apps.
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