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WiFi Manager adds more details to the traditional Wi-Fi list and lets you manage and switch between networks very easily. Even though fully functional, this app's layout looks a bit out of place on more recent versions of Android. However, if you're stuck on Gingerbread or earlier, you might find something to like about this app.
This app lets you view and connect to open Wi-Fi signals that are around you. You can see what channel the network is on, whether or not it's protected, and how good the signal is. The problem is that you can already do that with the most popular versions of Android. Plus, the built-in utility looks so much better than WiFi Manager's rather basic and unattractive layout. This app does let you view the available signals in several different charts, graphs, etc. You can even make it show or exclude a signal based on whether it uses a 2.4 GHz channel or a 5.0 GHz channel.
As Android has updated, it has killed many of the marquee features of this app. If you're really into the nuts and bolts of a Wi-Fi network or you're stuck on an early version of Android, you might appreciate the extra details WiFi Manager offers.
Find, connect, manage WiFi networks. Improve connection quality with a graphical channel radar. Discover open networks around you.Includes two home screen widgets: one displays detailed connection info, the other lets you switch among your favorite networks with a single tap.New and improved: Better graphics, including a dark color theme; Assign your own descriptions and icons to individual WiFi networks - never forget what that "XYZ1234" network is; Switch among your favorite networks with a single tap by using the WiFi Network Switcher widget. It will even enable WiFi if needed. Automatic switching between fixed and dynamic (DHCP) IP addresses (Android Settings in 2.* can't do this); Still there - support for tablets in landscape mode.Some features require that you purchase the $1.75 premium package, available right in the application through Google Checkout (safe, secure).These features are: advanced per-network options (desciption, icon, IP address) and the one-tap network widget.All the other - essential - features are free: the black widget with detailed connection info (four sizes), scanning and connecting to networks, the network list view, the network signal radar.This free/paid function split has stayed the same since 2.0 (released April 2011), and since then, the application has been continuously improving. Purchase state is kept by Google and can be reactivated after a phone reset / flash, or on a new phone.About requested permissions:"System settings" is needed to switch between fixed and dynamic IP addresses, if configured so."Prevent phone from sleeping" is needed so you can enable automatic scanning and discover open networks around you."Market billing service" is needed to make purchases.A note on Honeycomb (Android 3.* for tablets): IP switching currently does not work, as Google made changes in Android 3.0, and has neither released the source code nor documentated the changes.On the other hand, with Android 3.*, you can specify IP addresses for individual WiFi networks in the built-in Settings.Google provides no way for developers to respond to Market comments. If you have an issue or a question, please contact me at email@example.com (email also shown in the about box and below).Also - a visually matching Bluetooth toggle widget. Find it below under "Related" and "Developer Info".Recent changes:*** Crashes after updating? Market bug. Uninstall and reinstall often helps.2.1.5:Added a compatibility setting to switch IPs early: may be needed for some routers and/or devices.Content rating: Everyone
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*** Crashes after updating? Market bug. Uninstall and reinstall often helps.2.1.5:Added a compatibility setting to switch IPs early: may be needed for some routers and/or devices.