If you’ve wanted a wireless utility to help identify wireless issues, then Wifi Explorer (App store download) is your tool. It is a useful wireless network scanner utility for home and office environments. This is my WiFi Explorer Review.
WiFi Explorer Review
The application will scan the wireless spectrum and display the networks in a list and also on a graph. The amount of details gathered from Wifi Explorer is very useful for troubleshooting and for planning.
With its ease of use, graphical visualization, and intuitive interface it gets the job done quickly. It provides the capability of customizing the output of information by adding and removing columns and the ability to save your results for review at another time. On top of that, there’s ability to save metrics gathered from each scan.
The main screen will display all the information upfront which can be a bit overwhelming. The left pane will display different sets of results. You can filter out the results by clicking on any dropdown.
In this example, I have selected to display all 802.11b/g/n access points.
The top window pane displays the list of wireless networks.
You have the basic information columns which includes signal strength, channel for each SSID, which frequency band it is using, channel width, and more. These image shows the default columns. You can add additional columns by right clicking on any column at the top and enabling the column you need.
One useful column that is not displayed by default is Channel Utilization.
The Channel Utilization column appears. I don’t want to know what DirtyTed is up to.