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08-05-2014, 11:24 AM #1
'WiFi Explorer' is One of the Best Wi-Fi Scan Utilities We've Ever Seen for iOS
New in Cydia is a Wi-Fi scanning utility called WiFi Explorer by iOS developer Adrian Granados.
This is honestly one of the nicest mobile Wi-Fi scanning tools I've seen for iOS thus far – it reminds me of some of the networking utilities that I needed to use in my wireless networking college class in order to perform a site survey and troubleshoot wireless networking problems, and it's set up very nicely in terms of its user interface and includes a lot of the most useful information you're going to need for scanning, monitoring, and troubleshooting your (or anyone else's) Wi-Fi network.
Cut and dry, this Wi-Fi utility application lets you quickly identify the wireless networking environment around you and choose what channel your wireless access point(s) should be operating at in order to prevent interference and other issues. In addition to channel information, Wi-Fi Explorer also provides you with other information about your access point or router, such as the SSID, MAC address, BSSID, manufacturer, band, information about its security type, the data rate, and more:
The main interface of the application shows you all of the wireless access points or routers around you and their SSID, operating channel, the band they're using, whether or not they're secured, and the signal strength from the position of your iOS device.
At the bottom of the application interface, you will see a graph with three page dots. There are actually three different graphs that you can scroll through:
The first graph shows you the change in signal strength over a set period of time for the wireless network that you're using, while the next two graphs each show you the channel information about the wireless networks around you for the 2.4GHz band and the 5GHz band.
The application also includes some settings within the application interface that allow you to configure the application to your liking:
From here, you can do such things like:
- Adjust the sensitivity of your scan
- Adjust the scan interval
- Choose between dBm and % for signal strength
- Choose how your wireless access point list is sorted
- Choose when wireless access points should be removed from view
- Configure various filters based on what you want to see
The WiFi Explorer application interface is very aesthetically pleasing and gives us that same professional appearance that we'd be used to seeing in a desktop version of this kind of application, such as inSSIDer. The application is nicely color-coded so that you know what you're looking at, and you get various kinds of information that will be helpful to you if you're into networking and trying to find the best solution for your home or office network.
WiFi Explorer supports 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, as well as both 2.4GHz and 5GHz spectrums, and 20, 40, 80, and 160 MHz channel widths.
If you'd like to give this awesome Wi-Fi utility for iOS a try, it's available right now in Cydia's BigBoss repository for $1.99. iOS 7 is required to install this application.
Name: WiFi Explorer
Requirements: iOS 7.0-7.1.2
Tested on: iPhone 5 running iOS 7.1.2
Developer: Adrian Granados
Editor's Rating: 5/5
You can watch our video review of WiFi Explorer below:
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Last edited by Anthony Bouchard; 08-05-2014 at 03:44 PM.
08-05-2014, 11:57 AM #2
Just purchased it and it's really nice..
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08-05-2014, 12:04 PM #3
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08-05-2014, 05:54 PM #5
This would be the perfect analysis tool if he made a version for iPad!!!
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08-05-2014, 09:49 PM #6
Its crap compared to Wifi Analyzer.
08-06-2014, 01:15 AM #7
08-06-2014, 07:49 AM #8
08-27-2014, 10:16 PM #9
So he gave his opinion and automatically he's a troll?