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WiFi Explorer

By Adrian Granados-Murillo

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Description

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

Also:

• 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 2.3.1

• Fixed a crash in 10.9 and older systems.
• Fixed sorting of "Min Rate" and "Max Rate" columns.

2.3:

• Fixed AP name parsing for Extreme Networks (formerly Zebra) APs.
• Fixed filtering by security type, and by channel width.
• Fixed export options to include missing fields.
• Improved identification of vendor name for Meraki APs.
• Improved accessibility.

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

Not for the average computer user

I have had constant problems with wifi signal strength in my home. I though I had it solves with the newest Airport Extreme but reception was still spotty. "WiFi Signal" told me what was happening but gave me no clue how to fix. So I decided to try "WiFi Explorer" but it has not added to my knowledge. Not the fault of the program but the fault of by lack of massive technical knowledge. So, if you are a compter system engineer this program probably will be of value. But, if you are a casual user with no desire to spend hours and hours learning the details of how a WiFi works this not for you.

Great app

price is well worth it to get a quality written app that is consistently supported. One of the few for the mac’s that has full functionality and is quick to show full data results for WIFI in the area. Comes in handy when working remote or traveling as well as setting up networks.

Thanks to the dev, a real handy tool for the box

Top Notch well cared for.

This is just a smooth running app. It does what it is supposed to do, and works when you want it to. They keep the app up to date, which is just so huge these days.
Thanks for helping me and others out with a great app.

WiFi Explorer
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  • $19.99
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.3.1
  • 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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