Category: Wi-Fi Discovery Tools

WirelessNetView

WirelessNetView is a small utility that runs in the background, and monitor the activity of wireless networks around you. For each detected network, it displays the following information: SSID, Last Signal Quality, Average Signal Quality, Detection Counter, Authentication Algorithm, Cipher Algorithm, MAC Address, RSSI, Channel Frequency, Channel Number, and more. System Requirements: Wireless network adapter …

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Ekahau Site Survey (ESS)

Ekahau Site Survey (ESS) is a simple to use software tool for professional Wi-Fi (WLAN) network planning, site surveys, and administration. ESS gives users a ground-level view of coverage and performance, enabling them to quickly and easily create, improve and troubleshoot Wi-Fi networks. It is used by thousands of IT administrators, wireless service providers, and …

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WiFi Explorer for Mac OS X

WiFi Explorer detects and displays the information of  802.11a/b/g/n wireless networks in the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands. In addition, it supports 20 MHz (narrow) and 40 MHz (wide) channel widths. Download WiFi Explorer for Mac OS X

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WiFi Scanner

WiFi Scanner is a free 802.11 wireless scanner and connection manager for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard or later. This will detect access points and clients in ad-hoc mode if the SSID is being broadcasted. It can be used for wireless site surveys, wireless discovery, and to connect to wifi networks. The tool reports …

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Xirrus Wi-Fi

The Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector is a powerful tool for managing and troubleshooting the Wi-Fi on a Windows XP SP2 or later, Vista, or 7 laptop. Built in tests enable you to characterize the integrity and performance of your Wi-Fi connection. Main Features: Searching for Wi-Fi networks Managing and troubleshooting Wi-Fi connections Verifying Wi-Fi coverage Locating …

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WiFi Hopper [15 days trail]

WiFi Hopper is a WLAN utility that combines the features of a Network Discovery and Site Survey tool with a Connection Manager. Sporting a comprehensive arsenal of network details, filters, RSSI graphing and built-in GPS support, WiFi Hopper is invaluable for identification and advanced characterization of neighboring wireless devices. Additionally, WiFi Hopper can connect to …

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Vistumber v10

A wireless network scanner Main Features: Supports Windows Vista and Windows 7 Find Wireless access points – Uses the Vista command ‘netsh wlan show networks mode=bssid’ to get wireless information GPS Support Export/Import access points from Vistumbler TXT/VS1/VSZ or Netstumbler TXT/Text NS1 Export access point GPS locations to a google earth kml file or GPX(GPS …

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inSSIDer

inSSIDer displays all the Wi-Fi networks around you – including security information, the strength of the network compared to where you are, and what channel each network is broadcasting on. inSSIDer uses the wireless card that comes with your laptop or computer – or maybe an external USB Wi-Fi adapter if you don’t have one …

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WiFi Stumbler

The WiFi Stumbler is a browser-based wireless scanner tool that detects 802.11 wireless networks and displays useful information about the networks in an easily searchable, intuitive web interface. WiFi Stumbler can be used to optimize wireless network coverage, troubleshoot performance issues, detect rogue APs and perform basic pre-deployment site surveys. Main Features: Scan the local …

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WiFi Analyzer

WiFi Analyzer tracks the WiFi networks around and shows them in graphs to help you out to choose the best network and channel Supported OS: Android Download WiFi Analyzer

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NetStress

NetStress is a Network Benchmarking Tool ,NetStress is distributed as freeware and does not require a license.  You are free to download it and use it on as many machines as you like. Main Features: single instance of the application (i.e. each instance can be used as server or server plus client) supports both TCP …

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