WiFi Explorer
WiFi Explorer
2.6.2

4.3

WiFi Explorer free download for Mac

WiFi Explorer2.6.2

16 July 2020

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 2.6.2:
  • Fixes an issue that occurs on first launch where rows are too small to accommodate the text.

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How would you rate WiFi Explorer app?

17 Reviews of WiFi Explorer

fabianwickman
03 September 2019
Version: 2.6

Most helpful

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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jhindman9
23 June 2020
Version: 2.6
Tell's me what is going on at different times of the day and wy the WiFi signal is what it is. Since a lot of people are home the WiFi signal changes a lot.
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5
Dana_Nau
01 March 2020
Version: 2.6
WiFi Explorer was very helpful to me this weekend in reconfiguring my home network. It displays more-or-less the same information as iStumbler, but has a nicer interface and is more stable.
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fabianwickman
03 September 2019
Version: 2.6
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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5
Eric•Woehler
09 September 2018
Version: 2.5
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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5
Bruce-y
15 May 2018
Version: 2.4.3
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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5
Macfool
19 April 2018
Version: 2.4
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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5
basilmms
23 January 2018
Version: 2.3.3
I like it and its easy to use.
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5
Funjoy
28 November 2017
Version: 2.3.3
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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2
-blacky
03 November 2016
Version: 2.2
no trial possible, after first run it told me, no trial time left..... dev: any idea ?
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Edeerly
04 June 2016
Version: 2.1.1
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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Jimw
02 June 2016
Version: 2.1.1
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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5
Bento de Espinosa
05 January 2016
Version: 2.1
I have tested similar apps, but this really is the best one!
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Macfool
02 October 2014
Version: 1.6.1
Latest version 1.7 is much improved with regards to the display of information and the overall user experience. Vastly superior to similar products costing many times more.
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5
Macfool
13 August 2014
Version: 1.6.1
New version v.1.6.2 available on the App Store. Agree with Eric-Woehler and Neil-m. Very useful and rock-solid app at a fair price.
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5
Eric•Woehler
18 April 2013
Version: 1.4
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.
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5
Eddiemp
25 October 2012
Version: 1.3.1
Great app that does a nice job on ML !
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4
Drdul
11 June 2012
Version: 1.3
Attractive UI and easy to use. The reasons I'm giving it 4 stars instead of 5 are that a) it occasionally blanks out the graphical and tabular display of networks, and b) it can't see my hidden 802.11n 2.4 GHz network, even though my MacBook Pro can see it
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