Monitoring wireless networks

I just rebuilt my laptop and was in the process of reinstalling all my normal tools (7zip, Chrome, wireshark, etc…) I suddenly remembered that I had a great wireless monitoring tool that allowed me to see what networks were nearby, what channel they were on, and how strong their signals were over time, but I couldn’t remember its name.

A little googling and I found it – inSSIDer (

The really great thing however, is that I found several other methods to do the same thing. For my Android phone there is WiFi Analyzer (, and Windows can even perform similar tasks natively by running netsh wlan show networks mode=bssid

2 thoughts on “Monitoring wireless networks

  • June 7, 2012 at 2:10 am

    It's good to know that this application or software is available for download. I have not used them yet, but I think it's good to try it out. Anyway, if I'm not mistaken, this kind of software only works on unsecured networks. In my company, we are using a very secured network connection. The people who installed our network from data cabling up to wireless networking really did a great job in making the connection very much secured and encrypted.

  • January 1, 2014 at 3:43 am

    I just came across from this site and I read it. It is so nice and I get many thinks about the different flags. So thanks for posting me.

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