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WiFi Scanner Alternatives

WiFi Scanner is described as '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 connect to WiFi networks' and is an app in the network & admin category. There are more than 25 alternatives to WiFi Scanner for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Android, iPhone and Linux. The best alternative is inSSIDer. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Wifi Analyzer - farproc or WiFi Analyzer - VREM. Other great apps like WiFi Scanner are NetSpot, Vistumbler, NetStumbler and Kismet.

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

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  1. inSSIDer icon

    inSSIDer

    • Windows

    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.

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    Windows Version
  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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  3. 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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  4. 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
  5. Vistumbler icon

    Vistumbler

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

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

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  6. 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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  7. Kismet icon

    Kismet

    • FreeProprietary
    • Linux

    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, 802.11a, 802.11g, and 802.11n traffic.

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  8. 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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  9. WiFi Explorer icon

    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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  10. iStumbler icon

    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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    iStumbler scanning wireless networks
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