Alternatives to inSSIDer for all platforms with any license

  • 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 handy Wi-Fi analyzer! App Permissions (from Google Play) Version 3.8.5 can access: ...

    Free Android Android Tablet

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  • NetSpot icon

    NetSpot

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

    Freemium Mac Windows

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    • it's more like a wifi mapper not a wifi signal strength meassure/scanner Guest • Jan 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • 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 analysis. The main difference between Acrylic and other WiFi tools is that supports "monitor...

    Freemium Windows

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  • NetStumbler icon

    NetStumbler

    NetStumbler is a tool for Windows that allows you to detect Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) using 802.11b, 802.11a and 802.11g. It has many uses:Verify that your network is set up the way you intended, find locations with poor...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 0.4.0, released in April 2004, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • Vistumbler icon

    Vistumbler

    Vistumbler is a wireless network scanner for Windows Vista and Windows 7. Features: Find Wireless access points - Uses the Vista command 'netsh wlan show networks mode=bssid' to get wireless information GPS...

    Open Source Windows

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  • Kismet icon

    Kismet

    Kismet is an 802.11 layer2 wireless network detector, sniffer, and intrusion detection system. Kismet will work with any wireless card which supports raw monitoring (rfmon) mode, and (with appropriate hardware) can sniff 802.11b...

    Free Linux

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  • 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 laptop. Built in tests enable you to characterize the integrity and performance of your Wi-Fi...

    Free Windows

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  • WifiInfoView icon

    WifiInfoView

    Scans wireless networks in your area and displays extensive information, including: SSID, MAC Address, PHY Type (802.11g or 802.11n), RSSI, Signal Quality, Frequency, Channel Number, and more...

    Free Windows

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    iwScanner

    iwScanner is a wireless scanner for linux with an easy to use graphic interface. Its designed in Glade and written in python, so it just need PyGTK to run in any linux environment For the scanning engine it uses wireless tools, so...

    Open Source Linux

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  • 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, overlapping and other factors (e.g. configuration issues) that may be affecting the connectivity and/or...

    Commercial Mac

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    • 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. BruceTech88Sep 2015 Disagree   Agree
  • Homedale icon

    Homedale

    With Homedale you can search for Wi-Fi / WLAN Access Points and monitor their signal strength. Use the detected access points with Google Geolocation and Mozilla Location Service to locate yourself.

    Free Windows

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  • 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 the SSID is being broadcasted. It can be used for wireless site surveys, wireless discovery, and to...

    Commercial Mac

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    • 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. BruceTech88Sep 2015 Disagree   Agree
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  • 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 information about your network performance? Are you simply in search of an elegant replacement of...

    Commercial Mac

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  • NetSurveyor icon

    NetSurveyor

    NetSurveyor is a diagnostic tool that falls under the category of WiFi Scanners or 802.11 Network Discovery Tools. The best known in this category is NetStumbler . A discovery tool reports the Service Set Identifier (SSID) for each...

    Free Windows

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  • iStumbler icon

    iStumbler

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

    Commercial Mac

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  • KisMAC icon

    KisMAC

    KisMAC is an open-source and free stumbler/scanner application for Mac OS X. It has an advantage over MacStumbler/iStumbler/NetStumbler in that it uses monitor mode and passive scanning. KisMAC supports several third party PCMCIA...

    Open Source Mac

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  • 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 existing or newly extended WiFi network.

    Free Android Android Tablet

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  • 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. To improve network signal quality, Wi-Fi Scanner shows busy channels and thus helps users find a...

    Commercial Windows

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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 connection to free Wi-Fi and to share public or private Wi-Fi hotspots across the world. You turn on...

    Freemium Android

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  • wavemon

    wavemon is a wireless device monitoring application that allows you to watch signal and noise levels, packet statistics, device configuration and network parameters of your wireless network hardware. It should work (though with...

    Open Source Linux

  • 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

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  • netsniff-ng icon

    netsniff-ng

    netsniff-ng is a free, performant Linux networking toolkit. The gain of performance is reached by zero-copy mechanisms, so that on packet reception and transmission the kernel does not need to copy packets from kernel space to user...

    Open Source Linux

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  • Tanaza icon

    Tanaza

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

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Chrome OS

  • Packetyzer icon

    Packetyzer

    Packetyzer provides a Windows user interface for the Ethereal packet capture and dissection library. Ethereal is used by network professionals around the world for troubleshooting, analysis, software and protocol development, and...

    Open Source Windows

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    AirRadar

    Scanning for wireless networks is now easier and more personalized! AirRadar allows you to scan for open networks and tag them as favourites or filter them out. View detailed network information, graph network signal strength, and...

    Commercial Mac

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  • Winhotspot icon

    Winhotspot

    Win Hotspot is portable WiFi hotspot application has inbuilt WiFi Scanner to list Channel ,Signal % etc. It Also has bandwidth meter and WiFi Repair Tools. Please Update to version 1.2, Internet sharing bug has been fixed. ...

    Free Windows

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    • Warning may contain malware such as : PUP.Optional.Adtool PUP.Optional.Somoto.A PUP.Optional.Somoto.A (x2) PUP.Optional.DeltaTB PUP.Optional.OpenCandy & may install itself in startup

inSSIDer Comments

Latest Free Version

Comment by tbdsch
about inSSIDer Sep 2016

Search for inSSIDer latest free version 3.1.2.1

https://www.google.com/search?q=inSSIDer+3.1.2.1

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Free alternative

Comment by WhiteZero
about inSSIDer Jan 2016

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

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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]

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insidder

Comment by kingchail
about inSSIDer Feb 2015

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

http://y5hotspots.com/

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No longer free

Comment by shkm
about inSSIDer Jan 2014

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

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It requires .NET Framework!

Comment by User3758986
about inSSIDer Jul 2012

And I don't want to install it.

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Source code is hosted at githubhttps://github.com/metageek- ...

Comment by mistaecko
about inSSIDer Jun 2011

Source code is hosted at github

https://github.com/metageek-llc

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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.

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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.

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