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  • 4.0 stars

    "Now $0.99 in App Store!!"

    February 1, 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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  • 3.0 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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  • 1.0 stars

    "Good Product but No Longer Free"

    April 4, 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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  • 3.0 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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  • 4.0 stars

    "Steep learning curve for the amateur"

    January 9, 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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  • 4.0 stars

    "Better than anything in OS X and more informational"

    January 8, 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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  • 4.0 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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  • 4.0 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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  • 4.0 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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