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WIFIEXPLORER — 802.11 Network Discovery / WiFi Scanner For The Android Platform

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This app is free -- download and install it from the Google Play store.

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WifiExplorer is an 802.11 network discovery tool -- also known as a Wi-Fi scanner. It can be installed on Android devices running version 4.1 or higher of the Android operating system. Using your device's built-in 802.11 radio, it collects information about nearby wireless access points and displays the data in useful ways. The diagnostic views are helpful when installing and troubleshooting Wi-Fi networks.

WifiExplorer uses several diagnostic views that collectively provide an overview of your current Wi-Fi environment. You can monitor all APs or select just those you are interested in. The following list briefly describes some of the features available in the current version of WifiExplorer.

Features:
  • Support for both 2.4x GHz and 5.x GHz scanning on devices with dual-band Wi-Fi radios.
  • Site Survey View -- displays each AP's beacon signal strength and channel, emphasizing how Wi-Fi channels in the 2.4x GHz ISM band overlap with one another.
  • Occupied Channel View -- displays each AP's channel and relative beacon signal strength, emphasizing how the APs in your current Wi-Fi environment are distributed across different channels.
  • Channel Occupancy View -- displays how the APs in your current Wi-Fi environment are distributed across different channels. Typically you'll see most APs on channels 1, 6, 11 and few (if any) on the other channels.
  • AP Timecourses View -- displays each AP's beacon signal strength as a function of time. This view is most useful when monitoring a particular AP and you are moving around to different locations.
  • List of wireless routers -- lists all the wireless APs in your current Wi-Fi environment, along with their SSID, BSSID (MAC address), channel, frequency, security configuration and beacon signal strength (RSSI).