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, Android, Android Tablet, Mac 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 or NetSpot. Other great apps like WiFi Scanner are Vistumbler (Free, Open Source), Acrylic Wifi (Freemium), WiFi Explorer (Paid) and Kismet (Free).

    This page was last updated Jun 14, 2020

    1. 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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    2. 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.
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    3. NetSpot is a simple and accessible wireless survey tool, which allows collecting, visualizing and analyzing Wi-Fi data.
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    4. Vistumbler is a wireless network scanner for Windows Vista and Windows 7.
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    5. 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.
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    6. 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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    7. 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. 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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    9. NetStumbler is a tool for Windows that allows you to detect Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) using 802.11b, 802.11a and 802.11g.

      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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    10. 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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