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  • Wifi Analyzer icon

    Wifi Analyzer

    Wifi Analyzer is a handy tool which helps you to select a better channel for your wireless router. It turns you android phone into a...

    Free Android Android Tablet

  • NetSpot icon


    NetSpot is a free app for wireless site surveys, Wi-Fi analysis, and troubleshooting

    Freemium Mac Windows

    • it's more like a wifi mapper not a wifi signal strength meassure/scanner
      Guest 1/28/2016
  • Acrylic Wifi icon

    Acrylic Wifi

    Acrylic WiFi Free v2.2 for Windows is an advanced Wi-Fi scanner that is able to gather real-time WLAN information and perform network...

    Freemium Windows

  • NetStumbler icon

    NetStumbler Discontinued

    NetStumbler is a tool for Windows that allows you to detect Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) using 802.11b, 802.11a and 802.11g....

    Free Windows

  • WiFi Explorer icon

    WiFi Explorer

    WiFi Explorer is a tool to scan, find, and troubleshoot wireless networks. It can be used to quickly identify channel conflicts...

    Commercial Mac

    • WiFi Explorer has worked well for me in showing local WiFi networks. It has useful dual pane style listing found networks and showing graph(s) of their relative strength and possible overlap.Worth checking it out.
      BruceTech88 9/3/2015
  • iwScanner icon


    iwScanner is a wireless scanner for linux with an easy to use graphic interface. Its designed in Glade and written in python, so it...

    Open Source Linux

  • Kismet icon


    Kismet is an 802.11 layer2 wireless network detector, sniffer, and intrusion detection system. Kismet will work with any wireless card...

    Free Linux

  • Vistumbler icon


    Vistumbler is a wireless network scanner for Windows Vista and Windows 7. Features: Find Wireless access points - Uses the...

    Open Source Windows

  • WifiInfoView icon


    Scans wireless networks in your area and displays extensive information, including: SSID, MAC Address, PHY Type (802.11g or 802.11n)...

    Free Windows

  • Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector icon

    Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector

    The Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector is a powerful tool for managing and troubleshooting the Wi-Fi on a Windows XP SP2 or later, Vista, or 7...

    Free Windows

  • iStumbler icon


    iStumbler is the leading wireless discovery tool for Mac OS X, providing plugins for finding AirPort networks, Bluetooth devices and...

    Commercial Mac

  • WiFi Scanner icon

    WiFi Scanner

    A 802.11 wireless scanner and connection manager for Mac OS X. WiFi Scanner will detect access points and clients in ad-hoc mode if...

    Commercial Mac

    • Another good (commercial/paid) alternative to InSSIDer. This too (similar to WiFi Explorer) shows list of WiFi sources and graphs of signal strengths. Also lists connected devices.
      BruceTech88 9/3/2015
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  • NetSurveyor icon


    NetSurveyor is a diagnostic tool that falls under the category of WiFi Scanners or 802.11 Network Discovery Tools. The best known in...

    Free Windows

  • WiFi Radar Pro icon

    WiFi Radar Pro

    Want to monitor your area networks? Identify and troubleshoot issue with your home, small office or enterprise network? Gather useful...

    Commercial Mac

  • Homedale

    With Homedale you can search for Wi-Fi / WLAN Access Points and monitor their signal strength. Use the detected access points with...

    Free Windows

  • NETGEAR WiFi Analytics icon

    NETGEAR WiFi Analytics

    How strong is your WiFi signal? You can use the NETGEAR WiFi Analytics app to get advanced analytics that help you optimize your...

    Free Android Android Tablet

  • Wi-Fi Scanner (LizardSystems) icon

    Wi-Fi Scanner (LizardSystems)

    Wi-Fi Scanner shows you detailed information about wireless networks in their vicinity, as well as its parameters and signal strength....

    Commercial Windows

  • KisMAC icon


    KisMAC is an open-source and free stumbler/scanner application for Mac OS X. It has an advantage over...

    Open Source Mac

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  • osmino Wi-Fi icon

    osmino Wi-Fi

    osmino Wi-Fi - provides you with access to fast and free internet wherever you are. The unique Wi-Fi manager to accomplish automatic...

    Freemium Android

  • wavemon

    wavemon is a wireless device monitoring application that allows you to watch signal and noise levels, packet statistics, device...

    Open Source Linux

  • netsniff-ng icon


    netsniff-ng is a free, performant Linux networking toolkit. The gain of performance is reached by zero-copy mechanisms, so that on...

    Open Source Linux

  • Tanaza icon


    Tanaza is the first and only multi-vendor software for Wi-Fi cloud management and social hotspots. WiFi networking and social hotspots...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Chrome OS

  • Packetyzer icon

    Packetyzer Discontinued

    Packetyzer provides a Windows user interface for the Ethereal packet capture and dissection library. Ethereal is used by network...

    Open Source Windows

  • AirRadar icon


    Scanning for wireless networks is now easier and more personalized! AirRadar allows you to scan for open networks and tag them as...

    Commercial Mac

  • Wi-Fi SweetSpots icon

    Wi-Fi SweetSpots

    Observe how Wi-Fi connection speed fluctuates over time, and locate the fastest and slowest Wi-Fi spots in your room!

    Free iPhone

  • Winhotspot icon

    Winhotspot Warning

    Win Hotspot is portable WiFi hotspot application has inbuilt WiFi Scanner to list Channel ,Signal % etc. It Also has bandwidth...

    Free Windows

inSSIDer Comments

Latest Free Version

Comment by tbdsch
about inSSIDer Sep 2016

Search for inSSIDer latest free version


Free alternative

Comment by WhiteZero
about inSSIDer Jan 2016

Vistumbler is a good free alternative to inSSIDer now that it's payware.


Need to separate page for inSSIDer 2

Comment by Rasp
about inSSIDer Oct 2015

inSSIDer 2 - is free and open source. It is alternative to inSSIDer 4. And ir working on windows 8 x64. Therefore - there is need of separate page for inSSIDer 2

[Edited by Rasp, October 16]



Comment by kingchail
about inSSIDer Feb 2015

Nice for selecting a channel for your hotspot to minimize interference from nearby hotspots.


No longer free

Comment by shkm
about inSSIDer Jan 2014

Windows version now costs $19.99. Other platforms have varying prices.


It requires .NET Framework!

Comment by User3758986
about inSSIDer Jul 2012

And I don't want to install it.


Source code is hosted at github ...

Comment by mistaecko
about inSSIDer Jun 2011

Source code is hosted at github


I like the graphical chart. Nice for selecting a channel fo ...

Comment by mistaecko
about inSSIDer Jun 2011

I like the graphical chart. Nice for selecting a channel for your hotspot to minimize interference from nearby hotspots.

Provides much better information on signal strength than Windows built-in signal strength status.


Very simple to use, and finds networks I wouldn't know were ...

Comment by Xeogin
about inSSIDer Jun 2011

Very simple to use, and finds networks I wouldn't know were there otherwise, just wish I could try to connect to them from its interface.