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I'm using the Wifi Analyzer app on my phone a lot at the moment as I need to set up and test some wireless networks. For people unfamiliar with the app, i've posted some screenshots of the app that I found on the internet.

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I'm looking for some software that will do the same or similar thing, but on a PC. I've looked on Google, but could not find anything of use.

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there's a few - inSSIDer is what i prefer - though i often use meraki's wifi stumber at client's systems wifi stumbler seems to have been EOLed - something about it written in java IIRC.

For linux linssd is a very similar application that seems to work alright

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+1 Perfect! That's exactly the type of thing I wanted. Thanks –  Connor W Jan 29 '11 at 13:56
inSSIDer is very nice cause it has that channel/signal strength graph, same as WiFi Analyzer :) –  Răzvan Panda Nov 29 '12 at 10:23

Also useful is Xirrus' wifi inspector:

The Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector is a powerful tool for managing and troubleshooting the Wi-Fi on a Windows XP SP2 or later, Vista, or 7 laptop. Built in tests enable you to characterize the integrity and performance of your Wi-Fi connection.

Application includes:

  • Searching for Wi-Fi networks

  • Managing and troubleshooting Wi-Fi connections

  • Verifying Wi-Fi coverage

  • Locating Wi-Fi devices

  • Detecting rogue APs

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