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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, 2011 at 13:56
  • inSSIDer is very nice cause it has that channel/signal strength graph, same as WiFi Analyzer :) Nov 29, 2012 at 10:23
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    Since Wifi Analyzer is free, it could be important for some, that you need to pay for inSSIDer. While basic price of 20 USD is acceptable, price of 250 USD for Office edition, which actually includes all, that you'll find in free Wifi Analyzer, is an overkill.
    – trejder
    May 31, 2015 at 11:17
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    At the time I posted the answer inSSIDer was free, and I had wifi stumbler as a second choice. As you can see, things like this change, which is why we arn't fond of software recs here any more
    – Journeyman Geek
    Jun 1, 2015 at 0:02
  • Just found WiFi Analyser on the Windows App store which sounds like exactly what you were looking for back in 2011 and exactly what I needed right now for Windows 10. microsoft.com/en-nz/store/p/wifi-analyzer/9nblggh33n0n Feb 23, 2017 at 19:06
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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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    Worth noting, that there is no direct download link. You're forced to provide extensive set of your personal data (from name and e-mail to such strange -- as for downloading this tool -- like your company name, size or industry it fits in). For me, out of question, if I have to share so much data to simply test a simple tool!
    – trejder
    May 31, 2015 at 11:14
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    I just used dummy details and got access to the download no problem :)
    – melat0nin
    Jun 4, 2015 at 7:46

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