Ping & Net

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About this app

(For an explanation of the GPS permission, see below.)

Displays lots of network information and diagnostics: Ping a server (via ICMP over IPv4 or IPv6 and TCP), DNS lookup (with geographical lookup of IP addresses), reverse DNS lookup, WHOIS queries, inspecting HTTP response headers, trace routes (also with IP address geo lookup), check whether a range of ports is open, scan a host for SSL versions and ciphers, perform Path MTU discovery, look up the location of hosts, check whether it's reachable from the public internet, and determine the risk associated with an IP Address. It also shows details of the current network setup and connection of the device, including netstat information. "Wake on LAN" functionality for waking up machines. The optional "NetSentry" monitors network interfaces and warns when usage limits are about to be breached.

Includes a home screen widget for long-running pings, and a Wake-on-LAN widget for waking a specific host.

Recently used hosts, IP addresses and DNS servers are remembered for auto-completion.

The results can be copied (via long-click on the output text), sent via email or stored in a file as text or PDF. A history of the results of recent operations is kept (swipe left and right to switch between tabs).

Numerous options (like using an alternative name server, Ping TTL, showing ping times for each traceroute step, Broadcast Ping, using HTTPS, setting the HTTP port number, selection of DNS record types to query, etc.) are available.

Contains no ads.

Please join the Google Group "Ping & Net" where I support this app, especially if you're having problems.

WHY THE GPS PERMISSION? First off, GPS is only accessed if the "Show Location" checkbox is set in the Ping Options dialog. This checkbox is turned off by default, so unless you explicitly set it, you don't need to worry about your location ever being tracked. Tracking location is useful for measuring ping times during long-running pings across large areas, like a factory or a university campus. Once a long-running ping with location is done, a Google Earth file (.dmz) is created that shows the ping times along with the geo location of each ping. Most people will never need this option, so you don't have to worry. And even if you do use it, location data is stored on the device, it is not sent or uploaded anywhere (the exception being if you attach the Google Earth file to an outgoing email - in which case you're in charge of where the email is sent to). So all the negative comments you may see in the Play Store are unfounded.
Updated on
Jun 6, 2024

Data safety

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Ratings and reviews

10.2K reviews
Phil Dunphy
November 6, 2022
By far the best app of its kind. Feature rich and perfect functionality. Very easy to navigate and become an expert at operating quickly because of the smartly designed interface. More than once the developer has gone FAR out of his way to help me with something that doesn't really fall into the normal scope of app support. Ulf, Thank you so much for replying to my emails so quickly and always being there for me!
61 people found this review helpful
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Michael O'Connell
October 4, 2022
Very handy for a lot of disparate uses: For example, diagnose issues with legitimate sites or local stations, or investigate possible illegitimate sites/URLs/addresses. I would have needed to download some of these tools individually, but this app has them all in one package. Switching from one tool to another is easy, the current query site or address is retained so you can click another tool for further investigation. Easy to recall previous lookup terms (history) to try different queries.
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Ulf Dittmer
October 5, 2022
Thanks for the kind words! If you'd like to support the development of this app, check out to see what you can do :-)
A Google user
April 24, 2019
This app has it ALL plus some!! And SO accurate! I've been having connection problems on LTE, downloaded 4 or 5 "other" ping/tracerroute/etc. apps plus was using online ping/tracers, but still couldn't find the problem. Five minutes with this app & I promptly deleted everything else & found my problem (don't yet know how to fix my problem, but I finally see it)! It's been more than 10 hours & I can't stop playing on this app! :-) A HUGE thank you to the developer.
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Ulf Dittmer
April 24, 2019
Thank you for the kind words :)

What's new

Fixed a bug where SSL Scan would report too many supported ciphers.
Added to list of default DNS servers.
Network Info shows a bit more information about Wifi connections.
Port Range now shows progress updates. Closed ports are shown only if a small number of ports is checked, otherwise it's just too much information to display.
For autonomous systems (AS) Whois now displays the outgoing routes.