Top 5 best WiFi Analyzer Apps for Mac 2016-2017

Wi-Fi is the most used way to access Internet currently. Hence checking your wireless network performance with quality WiFi analyzer tools becomes an important issue. A great WiFi analyzer app detects available wireless connections and helps you improve your connection speed, by letting you know where the better signal is and how to ensure a better signal throughout your space.

Use WiFi analyzer tools for everything from rogue access points to complete site surveys


NetSpot

NetSpot WiFi analyzer app for macOS offers the most visual and convenient heat maps so you can clearly see any dead spots and how you can optimize access points locations. NetSpot collects all important data about WiFi networks that you might need: channels, channel width, signal levels (RSSI), noise, MAC address, signal quality, maximum data rate, WiFi encryption, etc. With the help of NetSpot one can filter out the issues with and improve network coverage, performance, signal level, interference, access points configuration, etc.

NetSpot Wi-Fi Site Survey app

Additionally, NetSpot WiFi analyzer tool lets you evaluate WLAN interference and decide which wireless channels are better to be used by your access points. The professional and comprehensive report provides you with the most complete information on the network.


WiFi Scanner

Wifi Scanner by AccessAgility LLC is next WiFi analyzer app for Mac on our list that also detects access points and clients in ad-hoc mode in case the SSID is broadcasted. WiFi Scanner Mac WiFi analyzer tool offers WiFi download and upload speed testing to uncover possible issues. It can also help you detect unauthorized devices on your wireless network with the help of IP scanner.

WiFi Scanner

WiFi Scanner is good for wireless site surveys, wifi analysis, wireless discovery, WiFi networks connection. The app shows the BSSID/MAC addresses of access points and displays signal strength in dBm.


iStumbler for Mac

iStumbler wifi analyzer app for Mac will display networks according to their types, i.e. Bluetooth, Bonjour or AirPort. Thanks to a friendly interface it is easy to see the open networks and secured ones, signal strength of each available network, and the stability of a selected network.

iStumbler for Mac

The application includes an AirPort plugin showing more accurate information like dBm values.


WiFi Explorer

Use WiFi Explorer for wifi analysis. Detect issues that may be affecting connection and the performance of your network, such as channel conflicts, overlapping and configuration issues, etc. This app can also help discover open, ad-hoc and rogue access points. WiFi Explorer detects 802.11a/b/g/n/ac wireless networks, works with 2.4 and 5GHz channel bands, and 20, 40, 80 and 160 MHz channels.

WiFi Explorer

This wifi analyzer tool can keep an eye on network signal strength consistently and provide you with metrics and network details that can be exported to a CSV file.


KisMAC

Next on this list of wifi analyzer tools is KisMAC - an open-source wifi analyzer application for Mac OS that can map wireless networks and lay out the info on their performance so you can easily troubleshoot. With KisMAC you can see clients and SSIDs (cloaked, hidden or closed). KisMac supports Apple AirPort extreme and some other USB devices, which is a great advantage.

KisMac

KisMAC is not an amateur tool though, it is rather intended for professional users.


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Runs on a MacBook (macOS 10.10+) or any laptop (Windows 7/8/10)
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