NetSpy is a Windows Phone application that reveals the secrets of your network connection.
NEW IN VERSION 2.1: Fixes for startup crashes and new IP information providers added!
NEW IN VERSION 2.0: IP address, hostname and country information!
You can use this tiny application to query the network settings of your device and display detailed information about your current network connection. The information is updated immediately as soon as your network connection is changed, so you can monitor the connection that is used by the other applications on your phone.
Check the screenshots below for the monitorable settings:
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
NetSpy v2.0 crashes at startup. Why?
This problem was caused by an unrealiable default IP information provider. In version 2.1 we have changed the default IP information provider and rewritten the IP information provider management in NetSpy to make it more robust even when using failing providers. Sorry for the inconvenience, please upgrade to the latest version.
NetSpy v1 doesn’t provide any IP information. Why?
Good news: Please upgrade to v2, because NetSpy v2 provides IP address, hostname and country information!
Can it display the amount of data transferred?
Unfortunately due to the limitations of the Windows Phone platform, this information is not available to applications, so no, NetSpy cannot display it, sorry 😦
Please provide an auto-updating live tile for NetSpy!
This feature was planned, but because live tiles cannot display real-time information and they cannot be updated immediately, this cannot be implemented in a useful way. Sorry 😦
I don’t understand how to use it?!
Just start the app and it displays your device settings and network information. If your connection is changed, the screen updates immediately. That’s it! Or, you can use the refresh button on the application bar to manually force refreshing the screen.
What is the “IP information provider” on the Settings page?
Due to the limitations of the Windows Phone platform, the IP-level information is not available to applications. To overcome this limitation NetSpy can connect to public services that return the IP address, the hostname and the country name of the device.
What is the “DNS target” on the Settings page?
To query the details of the current network connection, NetSpy needs to communicate over your current network connection. To make it as quick and minimal as possible, NetSpy sends only a tiny DNS request to the specified domain.
How can I close this app?
You can close NetSpy just like any other app on your Windows Phone: use the Back button.
Download and Rate
Click on the following links or scan the QR code to download and rate NetSpy on the Marketplace: