WiFi Scanner
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802.11 wireless scanner and connection manager.   Commercial ($2.99)
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WiFi Scanner is a 802.11 wireless scanner and connection manager. This will detect access points and clients in ad-hoc mode if the SSID is being broadcast. It can be used for wireless site surveys, wireless discovery, and to connect to Wi-Fi networks. The tool reports signal strength in dBm and shows access point BSSID/MAC addresses.
  • Change column positions
  • Sort results
  • Resolve vendor OUI
  • Noise and signal/noise info
  • Autoscan/refresh
  • Latitude/longitude of discovered access points
  • Show access point on
What's New
Version 2.3:
  • Bug fixes
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.6 or later



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WiFi Scanner User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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Overall:
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+197

GeoProf reviewed on 06 Aug 2013
I hate it when an app is listed here as free but when you get to the crApp Store you discover that it's not, and in this case costs $1.99 instead. Not sure who's to blame for wasting my time, but until it's clear I'll heap it on the developer.
[Version 1.8.3]


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+2

+6
Richard Fowlkes commented on 01 Aug 2013
This is not a free app.
[Version 1.8.3]


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+2

Scalvin reviewed on 30 Jun 2012
Only works with Airport, as most of your scanners do except Kismac. I believe this is an APPLE thing and they've limited such products so you can only scan using airport and not whatever you want, like a USB wifi adapter, which would be a helpful feature to have especially if that's what you rely on to get distant signals. But it's not really your computer or device so they tell you what you can and can't do with it.
[Version 1.7.3]


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+19

PorkPieHat reviewed on 26 Dec 2010
THIS APP CALLS OUT 5 TIMES IN THE FIRST MINUTE OF USE! IF YOU BLOCK A CALLOUT (with Little Snitch, for example) IT QUITS!!! THIS IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM -- no freeware app should need to call out so frequently, nor should it quit if it is not allowed to do so -- BECAUSE THAT IS SUSPICIOUS BEHAVIOR. Though it may simply be calling out to Google for version checking, why would it need to do so 5 times in the first minute and many more times while in use?

I ADVISE PEOPLE NOT TO DOWNLOAD AND USE THIS APP OR ANY OTHER THAT REQUIRES SO MANY CALLOUTS. I appreciate developers who offer apps for free, but that does not give them license to abuse our trust by gathering and transmitting information, no matter what info, and no matter where it's sending it.

BY NOW, JUST ABOUT EVERYONE IS AWARE THAT CORPORATIONS, INDIVIDUALS AND EVEN GOVERNMENTS ARE WHITTLING AWAY AT OUR PRIVACY. NOW WE MUST ACT TO STOP IT.
[Version 1.2]

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sjk replied on 27 Dec 2010
It also creates ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.WiFi-Scanner.plist, abusing the com.apple. UTI prefix.
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AccessAgility LLC (developer) replied on 29 Dec 2010
Program uses Google to get lat / long of BSSIDs. See Youtube video for demo of this feature. Will consider making this optional in next version.
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+6

+8
Holmemoss replied on 10 Jan 2011
It creates the com.apple preference file so it appears to be a part of the OS.

Naughty.
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+6

+141
Macfool replied on 13 Jan 2011
Had to delete the ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.WiFi-Scanner.plist manually. Uninstaller apps missed it.

Naughty indeed. Thanks to Sjk and Holmemoss for catching it. ;o}
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+2

+72

Buzzard reviewed on 29 Jan 2010
It does what it's supposed to do and it works for me. I had previously used iStumbler, but doesn't work with Snow Leopard and the developer hasn't fixed it.

AFAIK, this application is the only free wifi scanner and connection manager. Many thanks to the developer for filling the gap when iStumbler became broken with SN.
[Version 1.0]

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Mgbmdmph replied on 26 Dec 2010
I use iStumbler on my MacBook Pro running Snow Leopart 10.6.5 daily and it works perfectly.
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+1

+58
Michael Haeusler replied on 26 Dec 2010
KisMAC also works as a standard active scanner, but I think that WiFi Scanner gives a bit more information for active scans.
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+3

+21
Rsmacupdate replied on 12 Mar 2011
iStumble now works with SN
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Spinball commented on 23 Dec 2009
PPC/Intel and OS 10.6 minimum is mutually exclusive - 10.6 won't run on no PPC. Sad.
[Version 1.0]


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+400
Dr.-Girlfriend had trouble on 08 Mar 2010
Download link is broken.

"Sorry, but the page you were looking for was not found."
[Version 1.1]

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+3

+141
Macfool commented on 10 Mar 2010
http://www.wlanbook.com/download/wifi-scannerv1.1.zip
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+400
Dr.-Girlfriend replied on 10 Mar 2010
Thanks, Macfool.

LopertYur rated on 02 Jul 2012

[Version 1.7.3]



+98

Thresher-The-Shark rated on 30 Jun 2011

[Version 1.4]



+64

Jocatra rated on 26 Dec 2010

[Version 1.2]


Downloads:30,359
Version Downloads:1,811
Type:Utilities : Network
License:Commercial
Date:28 Jan 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $2.99
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WiFi Scanner is a 802.11 wireless scanner and connection manager. This will detect access points and clients in ad-hoc mode if the SSID is being broadcast. It can be used for wireless site surveys, wireless discovery, and to connect to Wi-Fi networks. The tool reports signal strength in dBm and shows access point BSSID/MAC addresses.
  • Change column positions
  • Sort results
  • Resolve vendor OUI
  • Noise and signal/noise info
  • Autoscan/refresh
  • Latitude/longitude of discovered access points
  • Show access point on Google Maps
  • Show access point in Google Earth
  • Access-point finder using audio alert


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