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Wi-Fi Scanners

Wireless networking can be a daunting subject to the uninitiated. Luckily, the software on this page will help users not just find existing wi-fi networks, but also help them optimize the ones they have administrative control over.

The apps on this page vary from utilities that help find optimal wi-fi connections when travelling (apps such as WeFi) to apps that can help turn your Android device into a wi-fi network analysis guru (apps such as Wifi Analyzer).

  1. 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!

  2. Optimize your WiFi network using WiFi Analyzer by examining surrounding WiFi networks, measuring their signal strength as well as identifying crowded channels.

  3. NetSpot is a simple and accessible wireless survey tool, which allows collecting, visualizing and analyzing Wi-Fi data.

  4. Vistumbler is a wireless network scanner and mapping utility designed for Windows Vista and above

  5. WiFiman is ideal for analyzing nearby Wi-Fi networks and Bluetooth LE devices, device discovery, and network speed tests.

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


    The program is no longer updated.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

  7. LinSSID is graphically and functionally similar to iwscanner (Linux) and Inssider (Microsoft™ Windows®). It is written entirely in C++ using Linux wireless tools and Qt4.

  8. SoftPerfect WiFi Guard is an essential tool for everyone running a small wireless network and striving to keep it safe and secure.

  9. 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.

  10. 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 free channel for their access point.

  11. WeFi icon
    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Windows Mobile
    • Android
    • Symbian S60

    If youre tired of clicking around trying different Wi-Fi connections to find one that works - You want WeFi.

  12. 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.

  13. WiFi Monitor is a powerful tool that allows you to analyze the state of Wi-Fi networks and gather data about its parameters (signal strength, frequency, connection speed, etc). Useful for setting up a router and checking devices connected to WLAN.

  14. A network security and port scanning Android app.

  15. The world's largest Wi-Fi database, finding you free Wifi all over the world based on over 500 million hotspots.