AP Grapher
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AP Grapher is a freeware program for Mac OS X which searches for nearby wireless (i.e., WiFi, Airport) access points and graphs the signal strength as a function of time for the base station you are currently connected to. Although the program has a "stumbler" like mode, it's not a true a stumbler in the classic sense since it only finds visible networks.

AP Grapher is intended to help you find the best access point to connect to and optimally position your base station and or computer to achieve the best possible signal strength.
What's New
Version 1.2.1
  • [new feature] Newly designed larger icon.
  • [new feature] Added optional menu extra to display the comm quality as a percentage.
  • [new feature] Added option to speak comm quality as it changes.
  • [new feature] Scanner now remembers which column to sort by and by default sorts by signal.
  • [new feature] Minor internal updates.
  • [other] Dock icon graph now draws translucently on top of the dock icon and is based on the time elapsed rather than the number of samples elapsed.
Version 1.2.1
  • [new feature] Newly designed larger icon.
  • [new feature] Added optional menu extra to display the comm quality as a percentage.
  • [new feature] Added option to speak comm quality as it changes.
  • [new feature] Scanner now remembers which column to sort by and by default sorts by signal.
  • [new feature] Minor internal updates.
  • [other] Dock icon more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later





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AP Grapher User Discussion (Write a Review)
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+177

Stormchild reviewed on 08 Mar 2010
Once useful, now broken and abandoned.
[Version 1.2.1]

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Felix01 replied on 30 Aug 2011
"...now broken and abandoned."

Yep.

Crashes upon opening with OS 10.7.1.
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+7
Mstielau commented on 08 Sep 2009
I liked this app a lot. But it seems to have stopped working after I installed Snow Leopard. Here's hoping that the developer continues to update this nice application.
[Version 1.2.1]


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+30

frequencydip reviewed on 04 Apr 2009
The application allowed me to find the pest placement of my wireless router. however it did keep unexpectedly quitting on me.
[Version 1.2.1]


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SlippySlope commented on 26 Mar 2008
I learned of AP Grapher on the Apple Discussion board dealing with the MacBook Pro dropping Wi-Fi connections. Grapher is a great way to track connectivity and confirm that there is a 'drop' even though the Mac 'Radar' says there is a strong connection. Grapher worked perfectly right from the getgo on my MBP Intel Core Duo 2.16 GHz running 10.5.2 (and now I have the evidence that the MPB is dropping the connection). Thanks.
[Version 1.2.1]


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Iceland_Gyrfalcon commented on 29 Dec 2006
Excellent.

I like the 'hide inactive stations' and 'hide secure stations' options.
[Version 1.1]


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+65
islandmacman commented on 13 Dec 2006
Same here on a MBPC2D
It does look nice though - can't wait for an update!
[Version 1.0]

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Chimoosoft (developer) replied on 13 Dec 2006
Please contact us so we can get more details about the problem.

http://www.chimoosoft.com/contact.html
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Chimoosoft (developer) replied on 14 Dec 2006
Does the problem still occur with Airport Update 2006-002?

http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/airportupdate2006002.html
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+37
ivanovitch commented on 19 Nov 2006
Doesn't work with MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo - probably needs updating to cope with 802.11n cards that appear in these machines.
[Version 0.5.3]

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Chimoosoft (developer) replied on 06 Dec 2006
A new version of AP Grapher is in development which adds support for Intel based Macs; it should be released within a few weeks. A screenshot is available at the AP Grapher home page.

http://www.chimoosoft.com/apgrapher.html

Thanks!
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Anonymous reviewed on 12 Jan 2005
I had the older version, great small product, thanks, recommend to everyone.
[Version 0.5.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 19 Sep 2004
I have come to like the simple interface of AP Grapher vs iStumbler's. But, the signal and noise graphs have never shown up. I have only get to see the Link Quality and Comm Quality.

Any comments on that?
[Version 0.5.3]

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Anonymous commented on 19 Sep 2004
"Any comments on that?"

Yes.

Have you asked (emailed) the developer or checked the developer's website?
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Chimoosoft (developer) replied on 06 Dec 2006
A new version of AP Grapher is in development which fixes this problem as well as adding support for Intel based Macs. A screenshot is available at the AP Grapher home page.

http://www.chimoosoft.com/apgrapher.html
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Anonymous reviewed on 14 Mar 2004
AP Grapher helped me in comparing my ADSL WiFi router settings. Changing from channel 11 to 10 leads (for my config) to a near 10% signal gain.
The graph displays the benefit instantaneously while I change the channel on the fly.

HINT: the editor says that the SW consumes extra CPU when graph reachs the left side of the window as it has to refresh the scrollbar.
Simply set a buffer value less that the window's width an your done with this leak :-)
[Version 0.5.2]


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+1

+9
Davidsan had trouble on 02 Feb 2009
I do not know what is happening with this app.

It crashes a lot on MacBook Pro 17 inch 2.16 with 10.5.6. I mean a lot!
[Version 1.2.1]


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Version Downloads:31,050
Type:Utilities : Network
License:Free
Date:02 Nov 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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AP Grapher is a freeware program for Mac OS X which searches for nearby wireless (i.e., WiFi, Airport) access points and graphs the signal strength as a function of time for the base station you are currently connected to. Although the program has a "stumbler" like mode, it's not a true a stumbler in the classic sense since it only finds visible networks.

AP Grapher is intended to help you find the best access point to connect to and optimally position your base station and or computer to achieve the best possible signal strength.


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