WiFi Scanner is a free 802.11 wireless scanner and connection manager that works on Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard or later. It helps to detect access points and clients in an ad-hoc mode when the SSID being broadcasted. It can be used for wireless site surveys, wireless discovery, and to connect to WiFi networks. The tool reports signal strength in dBm and shows access point BSSID/MAC addresses.
As a networking software, WiFi Scanner works efficiently to detect network access and availability on Mac devices. The new version of WiFi Scanner has been significantly worked on with improvements in the performance. These notable improvements do not take long to be effectual as scan results now load faster when launched. There has also been an improvement in the information element parsing, and other necessary bugs have also been fixed. With the new version, there is now an access point finder using the audio alert feature.
Wifi Scanner houses some great network scanning tools enough to make it an essential app on your Mac. It helps in finding transmissions quickly and gives the user a good indicator of network signal strength. Wifi Scanner also includes the usual information such as the type of security that is being used by the network server. It helps users to understand the network coverage better in a particular area. Also, the latest version of Wifi Scanner has resolved some issues associated with the program on Mac. Issues recorded with the vendor OUI, auto scan, and the refresh option have all been fixed. The correct latitude and longitude of access points can be discovered in the new version. It also shows access points in Google Maps and Google Earth with pinpoint accuracy. The developers should work more on the documentation aspect to make it easier for a novice to access. Wifi Scanner developers still have a lot of issues to fix to make this program perfect. But if you are an experienced user, you should be able to get your way around this program and use it optimally for your network issues.