Wireless Network Watcher

Wireless Network Watcher

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 9 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.73
  • Total Downloads:
    255,477
  • Date Added:
    October 01, 2014
  • File Size:
    310.98KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,772
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Server 2008/7/8/Server 2003 x64 R2

Editors' Review

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Wireless Network Watcher lets you monitor your network to make sure only authorized persons are using your connection.

Pros

Beep alerts: If you're particularly worried about network hijackers, you can configure the program to run in the background and beep if a new device joins your network.

Organizational features: You can show grid lines to view your data like a spreadsheet and also mark odd and even rows. This makes the readout much easier to decipher and would be very helpful in an organization where you could be monitoring large numbers of devices on a single network.

Cons

Unexplained items in interface: Some of the icons are very unclear, and you have to hover over them to understand why they are there. In addition, there is a small counter at the bottom of the screen that counts up and then eventually rests, with no indication as to why it is there.

No help: The help menu doesn't contain any information at all, just an About option that provides the software version.

Bottom Line

Wireless Network Watcher is a useful utility if you're trying to monitor a network with a large number of users or if you're nervous about unauthorized wireless traffic. However, the app is a little confusing and could benefit from better help and support.

 
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User Reviews
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Results 1–9 of 9

5 stars

"Does what it says"

October 28, 2014

 |  Version: Wireless Network Watcher 1.73

Pros

simple works well and does what it says

Cons

none as yet.

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5 stars

"Works well, very simple."

April 30, 2014  |  By webmama001

 |  Version: Wireless Network Watcher 1.70

Pros

It shows every device on my network accurately. I recommend looking at the Options and Advanced Options. There is a beep setting for when a new device connects.

Cons

No cons. It's simple, but I like that.

Summary

I only need to monitor my network and it does that just fine.

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2 stars

"SIMPLE WATCHER"

May 26, 2013  |  By Jbasin

 |  Version: Wireless Network Watcher 1.60

Pros

SIMPLE WATCHER

Cons

NEED MORE INFO

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4 stars

"Nice little program"

January 23, 2013  |  By si

 |  Version: Wireless Network Watcher 1.56

Pros

Very easy to use and understand. I like that I can put familiar names of the devices in, so as to recognise them easily.

Cons

Wish there was an option to kick a device that is unwanted.

Summary

Nice little program and I like it! It's very helpful.

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4 stars

"Brilliant application."

April 17, 2012  |  By jal.thanawala

 |  Version: Wireless Network Watcher 1.42

Pros

Easy to understand and use.

Cons

Should have the ability to recognise the users and to drop them if they are unauthorised. Also, need to be able to change the router password from within the program.

Summary

Overall a neat piece of convenience, that's easy to use and it is free.

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4 stars

"Works as described"

April 16, 2012  |  By trdarcy

 |  Version: Wireless Network Watcher 1.42

Pros

Ease to use

Cons

Layout could use a little modernization

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4 stars

"Works great"

April 15, 2012  |  By Stoney02

 |  Version: Wireless Network Watcher 1.42

Pros

Simple to use and easy install

Cons

None so far

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4 stars

"Does what it says it does."

April 14, 2012  |  By mrvader

 |  Version: Wireless Network Watcher 1.42

Pros

Super simple to use. The layout is also simply put together and simple to understand. You can make an HTML report on any IP address it detects. It beeps when someone else uses your wireless. Good software if privacy and wireless hijacking is a factor. It's a small utility and best of all it's free.

Cons

The avatar and layout could use a little modernization as it looks like something Windows XP left behind.

Summary

All in all this software does not stop anyone from jumping into your WI-FI. It simply let's you see who's getting a free ride on your WI-FI. Nevertheless it is useful if Privacy and Hijacking is a concern.

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4 stars

"Great Product"

October 05, 2011  |  By punjanza

 |  Version: Wireless Network Watcher 1.31

Pros

Great product, does what it says.

Cons

Could use a more comprehensive information to show a bit more detail regarding the networked devices.

Summary

Great product for the average user, not for the highly advanced user.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.73
Updated the internal MAC addresses database.
General
Publisher NirSoft Freeware
Publisher web site http://www.nirsoft.net
Release Date October 01, 2014
Date Added October 01, 2014
Version 1.73
Category
Category Networking Software
Subcategory Network Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003 x64 R2, Windows 7, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 310.98KB
File Name wnetwatcher_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 255,477
Downloads Last Week 2,772
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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