Free! inSSIDer for Home - Useful WIFI Tool - PC, MAC, Android
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Free! inSSIDer for Home - Useful WIFI Tool - PC, MAC, Android

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Found 26th Oct 2013
inSSIDer for Home gives you visibility into your Wi-Fi environment, showing you the security, signal strength, MAC address, and channel of all access points in your area. Since 2008 inSSIDer has been the standard Wi-Fi discovery tool for millions of Wi-Fi users worldwide.

Measure Wi-Fi Signal Strength

inSSIDer for Home helps you measure the signal strength and estimate the performance of your Wi-Fi in various locations. See how walls, stairways, and doors affect your wireless network coverage.

Pick a Better Channel for Your Wi-Fi

All Wi-Fi access points must share channels with other networks in the environment. Too many networks sharing or overlapping a channel can slow down the performance of all Wi-Fi networks on that channel. inSSIDer for Home – Personal Only helps you determine the best channel for your Wi-Fi.

Make Sure Your Wi-Fi is Secure

inSSIDer for Home will help you determine which security setting your Wi-Fi is using, reducing the risk of unauthorized access into your home network.

This can be useful for someone having wifi issues at home

23 Comments

Cheers OP! Anyone tried it out yet?

Asks £2.99 for OSX

Inssider is great, but if you have an Android device then Wifi Analyzer is also free and useful: play.google.com/sto…zer

painstick

Inssider is great, but if you have an Android device then Wifi Analyzer … Inssider is great, but if you have an Android device then Wifi Analyzer is also free and useful: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.farproc.wifi.analyzer


Cheers Mate!

Freecyclist

Asks £2.99 for OSX


And that surprises you why, exactly?

zombieman

Cheers OP! Anyone tried it out yet?



Yeah Is handy for setting channels to limit interference from other networks. Admittedly many routers auto switch channels but they don't always get it right.

Always free though I think

Looks OK (and therefore heat added) but I think I'll stick with WiFi Analyser.

craigstephens

And that surprises you why, exactly?



Because it's in /freebies?

In Windows VIsta, 7 and 8 you can do this (if your computer has wifi of course!)

1) Click Start
2) In the Search bit type
cmd
3) Type
netsh wlan show networks mode=bssid

Edited by: "wellen1981" 26th Oct 2013

wellen1981

In Windows VIsta, 7 and 8 you can do this (if your computer has wifi of … In Windows VIsta, 7 and 8 you can do this (if your computer has wifi of course!)1) Click Start2) In the Search bit typecmd3) Typenetsh wlan show networks mode=bssid


Nice - but, correct me if wrong, that only shows visible SSIDs where as Wifi analyser also shows hidden SSIDs.

There are other open source software doing the same, better as well. But this too not bad. Heated it.8)

not free on MAC

heat added. I didn't realise they had an android version so thanks for making me aware of that!

Freecyclist

Asks £2.99 for OSX



thats because apple likes to over charge for everything. Hell they even glued my wifes imac screen together so I cant get into it so easy to replace the hdd

demos30

thats because apple likes to over charge for everything. Hell they even … thats because apple likes to over charge for everything. Hell they even glued my wifes imac screen together so I cant get into it so easy to replace the hdd


Apple did not develop or price this software – Metageek did and £2.99 is hardly overcharging.

Apple glued your iMac's screen together so the glass wouldn't slip off, shatter and cause injuries.

demos30

thats because apple likes to over charge for everything. Hell they even … thats because apple likes to over charge for everything. Hell they even glued my wifes imac screen together so I cant get into it so easy to replace the hdd


It's not glued, but held on by magnets. Check ifixit.com how to detach it without doing it (or yourself) any harm

bankbandit

It's not glued, but held on by magnets. Check ifixit.com how to detach it … It's not glued, but held on by magnets. Check ifixit.com how to detach it without doing it (or yourself) any harm


You're thinking of the older models.

macrumors.com/201…es/

demos30

thats because apple likes to over charge for everything. Hell they even … thats because apple likes to over charge for everything. Hell they even glued my wifes imac screen together so I cant get into it so easy to replace the hdd

Remind me the price of the current Mac OS release...?

drspa44

Because it's in /freebies?


craigstephens

And that surprises you why, exactly?



Coz the title reads free for all OS

Ar460rn

Nice - but, correct me if wrong, that only shows visible SSIDs where as … Nice - but, correct me if wrong, that only shows visible SSIDs where as Wifi analyser also shows hidden SSIDs.



Not sure mate, sorry.

Great find, been looking for a decent free one on PC for a while. Thanx OP

wellen1981

In Windows VIsta, 7 and 8 you can do this (if your computer has wifi of … In Windows VIsta, 7 and 8 you can do this (if your computer has wifi of course!)1) Click Start2) In the Search bit typecmd3) Typenetsh wlan show networks mode=bssid



Although it's a handy command to use, it doesn't show the SNR and RSSI of the detected WLANs - only a signal percentage which isn't very useful if you're wanting to know whether your signal is within certain receive sensitivity thresholds.

InSSIDer provides very useful information in a tabular and graphical format which can be used for historical analysis purposes as well as instantaneous and real-time data. It has always been free on PC though.
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