WiFi Explorer
WiFi Explorer
2.6

4.2

WiFi Explorer free download for Mac

WiFi Explorer

2.6
10 August 2019

Scan, find, and troubleshoot wireless networks.

Overview

WiFi Explorer will scan, find, and troubleshoot wireless networks. It can quickly identify channel conflicts, signal overlapping, or configuration problems that may be affecting the connectivity and performance of your home or office 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, 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 IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac networks

Also:

  • Comprehensive help documentation
  • 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

What's new in WiFi Explorer

Version 2.6:
  • Added support for macOS Catalina 10.15 (Beta).
  • Added ability to show the vendor's logo next to its name (when available).
  • Added "Show Text Only" option for columns.
  • Other bug fixes and UI tweaks.

15 WiFi Explorer Reviews

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Eric•Woehler
18 April 2013

Most helpful

I would recommend this app - I have iStumbler (free) and AirRadar ($20). I find it more useful than iStumbler and it is a lot cheaper than AirRadar. Easy to use, excellent GUI, rock solid performance and very reasonable price. Can't get much better than that! Worth trying out, and I suspect once you have tried it, you will continue to use it.
Like (2)
Version 1.4
fabianwickman
03 September 2019
Hi, I'm unable to see device name on the APs with my new Macbook pro. I have wifi explorer on my old MBP where I can see device name on the APs. Does anyone have any idea why? I'm comparing with the same AP:s and can confirm that the Cisco Aironet IE are enabled.
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Version 2.6
1 answer(s)
Viktor
Viktor
03 September 2019
There is a FAQ section on developer's website, you may find something useful there - https://www.adriangranados.com/contact?q=faq . If you can't find an answer to your question/issue there you may contact the developer using their contact form: https://www.adriangranados.com/contact
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Version 2.6
Eric•Woehler
09 September 2018
Recommended for any network troubleshooting. Provides excellent graphical UI and detailed technical data for all networks that your mac can see. Can try before you buy, so if you are interested in your network, this app is worth a try.
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Version 2.5
Bruce-y
15 May 2018
WiFi Explorer works reliably and provides excellent info. Easy to see if my WiFi is connecting on the 2.4 or 5 GHz channel group (which one cannot tell from Apple's WiFi info). Helps in busy WiFi environment -- office or apartment buildings.
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Version 2.4.3
Macfool
19 April 2018
v.2.4 rock solid on High Sierra. Worth every penny if in a dense WI-FI environment. Best of the WI-FI "spectrum analyzers" by far.
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Version 2.4
basilmms
23 January 2018
I like it and its easy to use.
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Version 2.3.3
Funjoy
28 November 2017
Very useful to visualize the WiFi channels of all my idiot neighbors so I can choose the best channel with the least interference.
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Version 2.3.3
-blacky
03 November 2016
no trial possible, after first run it told me, no trial time left..... dev: any idea ?
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Version 2.2
Edeerly
04 June 2016
Would love to activate my purchase, but instead I simply get "Could not connect to the server." Will try again later...
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Version 2.1.1
1 answer(s)
Edeerly
Edeerly
04 June 2016
as an FYI to the dev: the outage was very brief and the app is now activated.
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Jimw
02 June 2016
While this product gives extensive information about the actual network it unfortunately does not seem to do what I need, which is to proved detailed information about each connected wifi device connected to the network - i.e. LAN info. Otherwise I would have purchased it.
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Version 2.1.1
1 answer(s)
Adrian-Granados
Adrian-Granados
20 June 2016
That's correct. What you're looking for is a totally different tool.
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Bento de Espinosa
05 January 2016
I have tested similar apps, but this really is the best one!
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Version 2.1
$19.99

4.2

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
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