Wi-Fi Scanner is a business-grade tool that is free for personal use. It enables you to easily locate visible wireless networks, as well as showing you a wealth of information about those networks, including signal strength, security, maximum data rate, and more.
In a similar vein to apps like Advanced IP Scanner, and Acrylic WiFi Home, Wi-Fi Scanner allows you to build an accurate picture of the surrounding networks, including distribution, signal strength, bandwidth, and much more.
Useful for home, indispensable for business
Wi-Fi Scanner provides a comprehensive way to evaluate your home network setup. Installing this application on a portable device, such as a laptop, gives you an accurate way to test the coverage in your home, showing you in-depth statistics on where you have signal, how strong that signal is, and what other networks are within range of your property.
That being said, the app is clearly more focused on the business market, which is likely why it is free for personal use but requires a paid licence for business use. The wealth of information provided will ensure system administrators can keep corporate networks running smoothly and get to the bottom of any coverage issues quickly and efficiently.
A comprehensive package
The main strength of Wi-Fi Scanner lies in the sheer quantity of information it presents you with and the wide range of situations in which it is effective. It offers simple, fast wireless network search, support for 802.11ax and 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, both 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies, and more.
The app will even show security standards and connection parameters, making it a useful tool when establishing how secure your wireless networks are. In cases where it is possible, the app can also be used to connect to wireless networks. Other useful features include being able to view the signal spectrum mask, and to filter out the list of detectable networks based on your own set of custom parameters.