It’s amazing how many 100% free Android apps are out there! And the good news is that you’ll be able to find free, and yet high quality apps in any almost category. Read this article to discover the best apps that will help improve wireless networks.
We all know about apps that act as hotspot finders, but what about apps that also include cellular coverage maps? If you were interested in finding an app like this, OpenSignal may be the perfect solution.
The app has a database which stores the coordinates of hundreds of thousands of cell towers around the world, and it can tell you where to go when you want to get the strongest signal power for your phone. Of course, it’s also a great tool when it comes to discovering the best Wi-Fi networks near you.
My favorite Internet connection speed measuring service can be found at http://www.speedtest.net. Still, it is good to know that OpenSignal also includes a built-in Internet speed meter, social networking features, and more. Currently, it’s got a rating of 4.2 out of 5, coming from over 300,000 people, so it’s definitely an app you don’t want to miss.
- WiFi Analyzer
This must be one of the most popular Android apps! It’s not a surprise, though, because it’s got an extensive set of features. WiFi Analyzer will… analyze your Wi-Fi signal, what else, telling you all there is to know about it: signal strength, available networks and Wi-Fi channels, less crowded channels, and more.
It’s the perfect tool if you want to boost the coverage of your Wi-Fi network.
- Network Signal Speed Booster
This app, which was called “Fresh Network Booster” a while ago, aims to boost your phone’s signal. The first logical step is to boost the coverage of your Wi-Fi network, of course, and some people have come up with effective solutions that won’t break the bank. Take this 16 dBi Wi-Fi antenna that you can build on your own, for example; it costs less than ten dollars, and you’re only going to need four more dollars for a standard UFL to SMA cable.
Things look differently when you are outside your home, though. Out there, you’re at your phone carrier’s mercy. Fortunately, apps like Network Signal Speed Booster really work, scanning, resetting and reconfiguring your phone’s cellular connection.
I don’t know how they manage to do this, but it really works! In general, the app adds an extra signal bar whenever it is run. And the good news is that you don’t have to go through complex configuration options; simply run it, and then enjoy the signal strength increase.
Some people report that it doesn’t work for them, while others state that they’ve added up to 3 extra signal bars by running it. I say it’s definitely worth a try!
I’m a geek! There, I’ve said it! This is why apps like ConnectBot sound really exciting to me. Network administrators, and even regular people who need remote access to their devices, make use of a Secure Shell (SSH) client.
ConnectBot is reliable and easy to use. It can run several SSH sessions at the same time, creating a secure tunnel for each session. Also, it can copy/paste data from one application to the other.
The app has got keyboard and mouse support, so you can do with it pretty much anything you’d do with a standard SSH client on a Unix-based server.
One more thing: ConnectBot has got a rating of 4.6 out of 5, being voted as a favorite by over 40,000 people. This says quite a bit about the quality of the product.
This app can help you control your Android device wirelessly. Simply install the app, connect it to your Wi-Fi network, and then you will be able to access your Android device by making use of a standard web browser.
It’s not all about remote control, though; you can use AirDroid for wireless file sharing, regular phone calls, text messages, and more. Install the app and you’ll get a call notification on your PC whenever somebody is calling your Android-based phone.
Then, you can use your computer’s keyboard and mouse to type and perform other operations on your phone. You’ll do the same things you’re used to on your Android device, but you’ll do them much faster!
There are many other important features, but I’ll let you discover them all. OK, here are a few more: the ability to take screenshots on your phone, to locate your lost/stolen phone, remote camera access, etc.