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WiFi Explorer

By Adrian Granados-Murillo

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Scan, monitor, and troubleshoot wireless networks with WiFi Explorer.

Quickly identify channel conflicts, signal overlapping or configuration problems that may be affecting the connectivity and performance of your home, office or enterprise wireless network.

Get an insight into the network details: name (SSID), MAC address (BSSID), device manufacturer, signal strength (RSSI), noise, channel, band, security configuration, supported data rates, 802.11 information elements (IE), and much more.

• Suitable for home, small office, or enterprise networks
• Easy-to-use, intuitive user interface
• Graphical visualization of the Wi-Fi environment
• Supports 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency bands as well as 20, 40, 80 and 160 MHz channels
• Works with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac networks


• Comprehensive app's help
• Signal quality ratings based on signal-to-noise ratio (SNR)
• Accurate conversion from dBm to percentage (%) for easier analysis and optimization
• Detailed description of information elements (IE) advertised by the access point for advanced troubleshooting
• Export metrics and network details to CSV file format
• Save results for later review and analysis
• Access point name discovery (if supported)
• Editable column for labels or annotations
• Selectable and sortable columns
• Adjustable graph timescales
• Quick filtering
• Customizable colors for easily tracking particular networks
• Full screen mode and split view support

Requires a Mac with built-in Wi-Fi. External Wi-Fi adapters are not supported.

What's New in Version 2.2

• Changed shortcuts for filtering by signal strength from [numeric key] to Option+[numeric key].
• Changed scan sensitivity option so it can be set up to -100 dBm.
• Changed minimum column widths.
• Fixed an issue where 802.1X was being incorrectly identified as PSK.
• Fixed grouping by radio for some Meraki access points.
• Fixed an issue where column widths were not being maintained between launches.
• Fixed an issue where recent used filters were not being maintained between launches.
• Fixed an issue where filtering by multiple fields using negation (!) was not working correctly.
• Fixed an issue where main window will grow in size between launches.
• Fixed a crash that occurs when parsing certain malformed information elements.
• Improved stability and performance.

If you find WiFi Explorer useful and have a couple of minutes, please share your thoughts by leaving a review in the Mac App Store. It will make a huge difference to me!

Found a problem or have a concern? Please visit the WiFi Explorer Support website, or @wifiexplorer on Twitter, and send me a message so we can resolve it.


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Customer Reviews

Best Programm for finding APs in the air

Thanks Adrian Granados-Murillo for a great tool

I’m a Network Engineer and measure lot of sites. If I need to know what is in the air, I open your 'WiFi Explorer' all important things as Beacon rates, Vendor, Signal, SNR, Channel, Channel width, Streams, Stations, Mode, Country Code, Max Rare, Security and Last Seen is displayed.
I never found a other tool who have all this information together in one tool. Filter and order function is also very good.


WiFi Explorer
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  • CHF 20.00
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.2
  • Size: 3.1 MB
  • Languages: English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
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Compatibility: OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor

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