WiFi Scanner for Mac

WiFi Scanner for Mac

Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 9 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.3
  • Total Downloads:
    65,485
  • Date Added:
    January 30, 2014
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    228
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9

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Results 1–9 of 9

4 stars

"Now $0.99 in App Store!!"

February 01, 2012  |  By JackMR

 |  Version: WiFi Scanner 1.4.5

Pros

Basic utility priced right. I use it mostly for resolving channel interference with neighborhood networks.

Cons

None for my needs.

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3 stars

"VG - Useful when things go wrong"

July 24, 2011  |  By richard.scotte

 |  Version: WiFi Scanner 1.4.1

Pros

Easy to use
Efficient

Cons

Not much explanation of terminology

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1 stars

"Good Product but No Longer Free"

April 04, 2011  |  By frank_fen

 |  Version: WiFi Scanner 1.2.1

Pros

Useful occasional use utility

Cons

Costs $9.99 at app store

Summary

While I understand the desire of the developers to get some money for their work, $9.99 is way to costly for a utility I may want a couple of times a year. If revenue is that important (and looking at their web site, this app looks like it would be a miniscule revenue contributor) then I would prefer to see it ad supported. As an alternative, the publisher could advertise their corporate services and consider free distribution of the app as a marketing expense.

If anyone from the company reads this, Kudos for your work in the humanitarian sphere.

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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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4 stars

"Nice, clean interface"

August 13, 2010  |  By mohan_b81

 |  Version: WiFi Scanner 1.1

Pros

User Interface, Ease of use

Cons

None to mention

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4 stars

"Works Great"

May 24, 2010  |  By funnyzguy

 |  Version: WiFi Scanner 1.1

Pros

Makes it easy to find Wifi networks

Cons

None that I can find

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4 stars

"Seems to work..."

February 16, 2010  |  By denswei

 |  Version: WiFi Scanner 1.0

Pros

Works under Snow Leopard

Cons

Inadequate instructions.

Summary

Seems to work well and provide a complete set of information.
The readme file gives some instructions/explanations, but assumes the user knows or can guess the acronyms (RSSI, IBSS, etc).

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.3
- bug fixes
- updated vendor database
General
Publisher WiFi Scanner
Publisher web site http://wifiscanner.com
Release Date November 01, 2013
Date Added January 30, 2014
Version 2.3
Category
Category Networking Software
Subcategory Wireless Networking Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.8, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name id411680127
Popularity
Total Downloads 65,485
Downloads Last Week 228
Pricing
License Model Purchase
Limitations Not available
Price $2.99

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