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. The Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector is a powerful tool for managing and troubleshooting the Wi-Fi on a Windows XP SP2 or later, Vista, or 7 laptop. Built in tests enable you to characterize the integrity and performance of your Wi-Fi connection.
    2. iwScanner is a wireless scanner for linux with an easy to use graphic interface.


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    3. Virtual Wifi Hotspot is a free software router for Windows based system running Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012.



    4. 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.
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    5. Scanning for wireless networks is now easier and more personalized! AirRadar allows you to scan for open networks and tag them as favourites or filter them out.

    6. netsniff-ng is a free, performant Linux networking toolkit. The gain of performance is reached by zero-copy mechanisms, so that on packet reception and transmission the kernel does not need to copy packets from kernel space to user space and vice versa.
    7. 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.
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    8. Simple and powerful scanner for detecting any WIFI device around, and reporting the results to a text file saved on the SD card of the Android device.
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    9. Oka WiFi Speed Test is an essential diagnostic tool for you to test your network speed and check the signal strength, it will include all the information you need.
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      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      WiFi Warden lets you see frequency, channel, modem manufacturer, encryption, security,distance to the router, power, name and Mac address of wireless access points around you and show some information about connected devices to your network.
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