Mac OS Utilities
Scan, monitor, and troubleshoot wireless networks with WiFi Explorer.
Quickly identify channel conflicts, signal overlapping or configuration problems that may be affecting the connectivity and performance of your home, office or enterprise wireless network.
Get an insight into the network details: name (SSID), MAC address (BSSID), device manufacturer, signal strength (RSSI), noise, channel, band, security configuration, supported data rates, 802.11 information elements (IE), and much more.
• Suitable for home, small office, or enterprise networks
• Easy-to-use, intuitive user interface
• Graphical visualization of the Wi-Fi environment
• Supports 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency bands as well as 20, 40, 80 and 160 MHz channels
• Works with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac networks
• Comprehensive app's help
• Signal quality ratings based on signal-to-noise ratio (SNR)
• Accurate conversion from dBm to percentage (%) for easier analysis and optimization
• Detailed description of information elements (IE) advertised by the access point for advanced troubleshooting
• Export metrics and network details to CSV file format
• Save results for later review and analysis
• Access point name discovery (if supported)
• Editable column for labels or annotations
• Selectable and sortable columns
• Adjustable graph timescales
• Quick filtering
• Customizable colors for easily tracking particular networks
• Full screen mode
Requires a Mac with built-in Wi-Fi. External Wi-Fi adapters are not supported.
• Ready for El Capitan.
• Fixes filtering so that ',' corresponds to "OR" and '&' to "AND" when filtering networks using multiple fields.
• Fixes filtering so that RSSI levels in dBm can be entered as a valid filter option (e.g. ">=-82", ">-70").
• Fixes import of annotations when using lowercase BSSIDs.
• Adds filtering by signal strength using the keyboard, for example, press '9' to display networks with signal strength >= 90% (or -90 dBm if using dBm as unit for signal strength), '8': >= 80% (or -80 dBm), '7': >= 70% (or -70 dBm) and so on. Press '0' to clear filter and display all networks. Keys below numbers ('Q', 'W', 'E', etc.) gives you intermediate values, for example, press 'T' to display networks with signal strength >= 55% (or -55 dBm if using dBm as unit for signal strength).
• Adds option to automatically hide 2.4 or 5 GHz section of channel graph if no networks are displayed in these frequency bands.
• Integrates annotations with WiFi Signal 3.4.
• Other minor bug fixes and UI improvements.
If you find WiFi Explorer useful and have a couple of minutes, please share your thoughts by leaving a review in the Mac App Store. It will make a huge difference to me!
Found a problem or have a concern? Please visit the WiFi Explorer Support website, or @wifiexplorer on Twitter, and send me a message so we can resolve it.