inSSIDer

Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 74 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0.7.0126
  • Total Downloads:
    641,837
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 01, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    7
  • Platform:
    Windows
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5 stars

"GREAT program for monitoring wireless signals"

December 30, 2011  |  By Jbone1337

 |  Version: inSSIDer 2.0.7.0126

Pros

-Very easy to use
-lightweight
-Shows all sorts of information about wireless networks
-Able to apply filters to only show specific networks based on the field you choose, for example, you can set it to only show networks with no security.

Cons

-cons?
-What cons?

Summary

Shows everything from actual signal strength, mac addresses, SSID (even if they are hidden), The speed of the network, the manufacturer of the router.
It gives options for GPS, but you need a gps device i guess to use it.

Can monitor 2.4ghz and 5ghz frequencies, but of course you need a wireless adapter capable of picking up 5ghz signals for that.
Can apply filters to only show networks based on fields you specify.
Has a graph view for the networks and their signal strength. So its a good way to find out where you need to sit or aim your antenna to get the best signal.

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5 stars

"Very nice peace of software"

December 13, 2011  |  By picada

 |  Version: inSSIDer 2.0.7.0126

Pros

You get to know many thing about the wireless networks on you neighbourhood.

Cons

none that i've noticed

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2 stars

"I know its my computer, but.."

December 11, 2011  |  By theedman22

 |  Version: inSSIDer 2.0.7.0126

Pros

I'm sure its a good product.

Cons

I'm on a network and using my netcard instead of my router is a pain (I don't know how that works, but with my AT&T router, it seems to work). This thing won't work unless I'm on my network card. I thought about going to the forum for help, but have YOU used a forum lately???

Summary

From what people online say, you got a good product. But the rules don't work for me. If you have a better way (if you have two choices, why does the first choice not work for my computer when you don't even "exam" my computer.

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5 stars

"Very useful site surveyor"

September 27, 2011  |  By Kamikazi2142

 |  Version: inSSIDer 2.0.7.0126

Pros

Quickly displays Wireless networks around you, with their signal strengths and channel.

Cons

doesn't offer the broadcasted wireless MAC

Summary

something i really could have used about a year ago.

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5 stars

"All this and it's free?!"

July 13, 2011  |  By dserdu

 |  Version: inSSIDer 2.0.7.0126

Pros

Provides great visual insight into the strength over time of all the wifi signals within reach of your PC. Filter by strength gets rid of the nuisance signals. Click on signal of interest "bolds" that signal; so it's easier to pick out of the mix.

Cons

If there's a way to assign colors manually I didn't find it, but it's so intuitive that reading the documentation is optional.

Summary

I ran this on five different XP machines and inSSIDer performed perfectly in every instance as far as I can tell. Surprising variability from one machine to the next in terms of the signals detected and the strengths thereof, but results were consistent with the Windows and/or 3rd party wireless apps on those machines so I think the inSSIDer display had some basis in fact. Compared to the basic apps inSSIDer simply provided a time based view and much more signal strength sensitivity, exactly what I needed. And it looks REALLY cool! Thanks to the authors for a great piece of software!

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5 stars

"very good tool"

June 29, 2011  |  By briancarr1966

 |  Version: inSSIDer 2.0.7.0126

Pros

great for finding out info for your wireless channels

Cons

non as yet

Summary

great full free program with lots of info

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5 stars

"Great tool!"

June 17, 2011  |  By rumpledleaf

 |  Version: inSSIDer 2.0.7.0126

Pros

Very useful.

Cons

Wish there was a Linux version.

Summary

Great app. Wish there was a Linux version.

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1 stars

"The installer will not download file."

April 08, 2011  |  By imax3d

 |  Version: inSSIDer 2.0.7.0126

Pros

see below...

Cons

Setup has detected that the file 'C:\DOCUME~1\Sat\LOCALS~1\Temp\VSD4F.tmp\DotNetFX35SP1\dotNetFx35setup.exe' has changed since it was initially published.

'C:\DOCUME~1\Sat\LOCALS~1\Temp\VSD4F.tmp\install.log' for more information.

Summary

Setup has detected that the file 'C:\DOCUME~1\Sat\LOCALS~1\Temp\VSD4F.tmp\DotNetFX35SP1\dotNetFx35setup.exe' has changed since it was initially published.

See the setup log file located at 'C:\DOCUME~1\Sat\LOCALS~1\Temp\VSD4F.tmp\install.log' for more information.

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4 stars

"Well-designed app listens for SSIDs in my neigbourhood"

April 06, 2011  |  By neher5

 |  Version: inSSIDer 2.0.7.0126

Pros

Cumulative Station list, so even stations which are only occasionally within reach are shown.

Time Graph shows whether a station is in reach all the time or occasionally.

Channel graphs give visual representation of crowded bands.

Cons

The application does not include other devices using the same 2.4GHz band - such as DECT phones and microwaves.

A graph indicating total signal load against channel would make it easier to spot the best (i.e. least used) channel here in town.

Summary

Installed this to troubleshoot tardy response over WiFi compared to Ethernet - my downspeed is 10, my WiFi max rate 54, the signal strength 'good' or 'excellent'. Turns out my station is installed on Channnel 1 - which it shares with half a dozen statons at equal strength or even 'louder'.
A well-designed application which does one thing, and does it well: listening out for WiFi SSIDs broadcasting in my neighbourhood.

Useful:
Cumulative Station list, so even stations which are only occasionally within reach are shown.
Time Graph shows whether a station is in reach all the time or occasionally.
Channel graphs give a visual representation of crowded bands. Separate tabs for the 2.4 and 5 GHZ Channels.
Filters tab allows to narrow down.

Drawbacks are that the application does not include other devices using the same 2.4GHz band - such as DECT phones and microwaves - a graph indicating the total signal load against channel would make it easier to spot the best (i.e. least used) channel here in town.

Conclusion: a good utility to get a handle on WiFi troubleshooting.

Updated on May 14, 2011

Have now the app on my new HP mini netbook - far more stations are shown, and much better reception on the netbook than on the notebook - looks like the notebook is abit of a duff unit - still, it was cheap at the time.

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4 stars

"Very useful program"

February 09, 2011  |  By mjcairney

 |  Version: inSSIDer 2.0.7.0126

Pros

I like the fact that I can keep tabs on what Channels my neighbours are using which allows me to choose a channel which suffers no or little interference from them.

Cons

Nothing really.

Summary

A very useful and easy to use program.

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General
Publisher MetaGeek
Publisher web site http://metageek.net
Release Date February 01, 2011
Date Added February 01, 2011
Version 2.0.7.0126
Category
Category Networking Software
Subcategory Network Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
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Total Downloads 641,837
Downloads Last Week 7
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License Model Free
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Price Free

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