WiFi Scanner

Version: 2.3 || Release Date: 2014-01-29 || License: Commercial with demo ($2.99) Developer: AccessAgility LLC | App Owner: servergenius

WiFi Scanner is an easy-to-use tool for designing, verifying, and troubleshooting WiFi coverage. The tool provides information such signal strength, noise, and AP channel assignments for WiFi access points.

WiFi Scanner can also be used a security tool for detecting unauthorized and rogue access points. The audio and visualization features integrate with 2D and 3D mapping tools providing an estimated location of the access point being tracked.

WiFi Scanner is a great tool for personal use and for IT professionals.

- WiFi Scanner is an 802.11 wireless scanner and connection manager for Mac OS X.
- It can be used for wireless site surveys, wireless discovery, and to connect to wifi networks.
- Scans 802.11 a/b/g/n
- Scans both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. See first screen shot below, Channel 11 is in 2.4 GHz band and Channel 161 is in 5 GHz band.
- Has WiFi analyzer feature for tracking signal of WiFi connection and graph over time for troubleshooting or optimizing placement of access points. See second screen shot below.
- Can query crowd-sourced WiFi database for latitude and longitude location of discovered access points and show on Maps or Earth.
- The tool reports signal strength in dBm and shows access point BSSID/MAC addresses.
- Sort any column
- Copy/Paste rows of results into own documents
- Double click results row to view window with RSSI and graph.
- Audio beep in monitor window increases as RSSI increases for access point being tracked. This is very handy for rogue access point tracking.
- UDP listener for use with Sensor Pro remote GPS iPhone app

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1 Opinion

Earnest question: Why use this over the free open source iStumbler?