WiFi Scanner for Mac

WiFi Scanner for Mac

Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 9 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.2
  • Total Downloads:
    60,193
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 29, 2010
  • Price:
    Free

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3 stars

"Good data, but only if connected"

January 31, 2011  |  By Bruce97801

 |  Version: WiFi Scanner 1.2

Pros

Shows data clearly and concisely

Cons

Crashes if not already connected to a wireless channel.

Summary

At home I was able to find a channel conflict and move my wireless access points to channels 11 and 3 (Channels 1 and 6 were already in use by neighbors and 6 was thrice over subscribed).

At work, I could not connect and the tool ungracefully died. After connection to an internet connection the tool came up. I don't see the need for for the programmer to require an active internet connection because the user might use this tool to diagnose failing internet connections. Because of the (obvious to me) crash and internet connection rating 3 instead of 4 stars.


The display is bare bones, but gives me all the information that I need (for the non-hidden networks anyway, I had no hidden networks I cared about). A new user may not have the capacity to understand, but any technically confident user will quickly get the information needed.

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4 stars

"Steep learning curve for the amateur"

January 09, 2011  |  By gmartin5

 |  Version: WiFi Scanner 1.2

Pros

Nice interface, good website
Really useful for sorting best location for wireless at home

Cons

Need an explanation of the acronyms ... a quick & dirty user guide.

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4 stars

"Better than anything in OS X and more informational"

January 08, 2011  |  By e3954

 |  Version: WiFi Scanner 1.2

Pros

Frequent updates and the ability to identify locations (although not terribly accurate).

Cons

Not very good at pinpointing wi fi locations.

Summary

This application does more to provide useful information than any other product yet used by this reviewer. Although not perfect, it seems to find transmissions quickly and gives a good indicator of strength, plus the usual information such as type of security used. Not suitable for hackers trying to break into networks, rather enables curious people to better understand coverage in the area where they are located.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.2
Default setting is to start scanning when app is opened
- Fixed Lat / Long lookup for Google Maps and Google Earth
- Added RSSI graph for discovered networks
- Added RSSI graph for WiFi interface
- Fixed column sorting
- Fixed audio beep on / off option
General
Publisher WiFi Scanner
Publisher web site http://wifiscanner.com
Release Date December 25, 2010
Date Added December 29, 2010
Version 1.2
Category
Category Networking Software
Subcategory Wireless Networking Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac/OS X 10.6
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name id411680127
Popularity
Total Downloads 60,193
Downloads Last Week 135
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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