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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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