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What are the best inSSIDer alternatives?

inSSIDer is described as 'Let's face it-- there's SOOO much Wi-Fi everywhere these days, the built-in Wi-Fi tools and free utilities that used to help us understand the Wi-Fi environment just can't keep up anymore' and is a very popular app in the network & admin category. There are more than 25 alternatives to inSSIDer for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is NetSpot. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Wifi Analyzer - farproc or Acrylic Wifi. Other great apps like inSSIDer are WiFi Analyzer - VREM, Vistumbler, WiFi Explorer and WifiInfoView.

inSSIDer alternatives are mainly Network Analyzers but may also be Network Monitors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of inSSIDer.
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  1. NetSpot is a simple and accessible wireless survey tool, which allows collecting, visualizing and analyzing Wi-Fi data.

    ⚫︎ Block TrackersNetSpot has a feature to block trackers from tracking you.
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    Free WLAN Site Survey Software for Mac
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    Most users think NetSpot is a great alternative to inSSIDer.

    Does not do proper channel analysis

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    cp0592465

    NetSpot is much easier to use and at the same time results are precise.

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    Very powerful with the network mapping tool.

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  2. Wifi Analyzer - farproc icon

    Wifi Analyzer - farproc

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

    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!

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    Most users think Wifi Analyzer - farproc is a great alternative to inSSIDer.

    Wifi Analyzer is only for android devices.

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  3. Acrylic Wifi icon

    Acrylic Wifi

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

    ⚫︎ PortableAcrylic Wifi can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Most users think Acrylic Wifi is a great alternative to inSSIDer.
  4. WiFi Analyzer - VREM icon

    WiFi Analyzer - VREM

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

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

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    Vistumbler

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

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

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    Most users think Vistumbler is a great alternative to inSSIDer.


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    WiFi Explorer

    • Mac

    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.

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    Most users think WiFi Explorer is a great alternative to inSSIDer.
    BruceTech88

    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.

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  7. WifiInfoView icon

    WifiInfoView

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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...

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    Almost everyone thinks WifiInfoView is a great alternative to inSSIDer.
  8. NetStumbler icon

    NetStumbler

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

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

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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.

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    Most users think NetStumbler is a great alternative to inSSIDer.
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    LinSSID

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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.

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    josan2

    LinSSID is the most similar to inssider

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    iStumbler

    • Mac

    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.

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    Most users think iStumbler is a great alternative to inSSIDer.
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