Alternatives to inSSIDer for all platforms with any license

  • NetSpot

    NetSpot is a simple and accessible wireless survey tool, which allows collecting, visualizing and analyzing Wi-Fi data. NetSpot can visualize your wireless network by...

    • NetSpot is much easier to use and at the same time results are precise. cp0592465Mar 2018 • 3 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Does not do proper channel analysis Guest • Dec 2016 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Very powerful with the network mapping tool. Guest • Apr 2017 • 1 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium $ $ $ Mac Windows

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  • LinSSID

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

    • LinSSID is the most similar to inssider josan2Dec 2019 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Linux

    No features added Add a feature

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  • 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....

    • 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 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial Mac

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  • 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...

    Free Windows

    No features added Add a feature

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  • NetStumbler

    Windows utility for verifying wireless network signal strength and discovering interference.

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      The program is no longer updated.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

    Free Windows

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  • 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...

    • Used it, provides great and easy to use interface, shows channels and graphs quite good Guest • Oct 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Completely re-written in modern tools. Guest • Nov 2018 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Linux

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inSSIDer Comments

Latest Free Version

Comment by tbdsch
about inSSIDer · Sep 2016 · Helpful Not helpful 3 Helpful Report as spam

Search for inSSIDer latest free version


Comment by propersoft
about inSSIDer · Mar 2017 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

great app to look at your neighborhood and select the best channel for your in-house wifi.


Need to separate page for inSSIDer 2

Comment by Rasp
about inSSIDer · Oct 2015 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

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]


No longer free

Comment by shkm
about inSSIDer · Jan 2014 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

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


It requires .NET Framework!

Comment by User3758986
about inSSIDer · Jul 2012 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

And I don't want to install it.


Comment by RemovedUser
about inSSIDer · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Source code is hosted at github


Comment by RemovedUser
about inSSIDer · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

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.


Comment by Xeogin
about inSSIDer · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

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.


Free alternative

Comment by WhiteZero
about inSSIDer · Jan 2016 · Helpful Not helpful -4 Helpful Report as spam

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