What Is a WiFi Finder?
A WiFi finder is a software application capable of identifying and analyzing WiFi networks, which are based on the IEEE 802.11 standards.
In response to the massive growth of smartphone users, and the steadily increasing popularity of smart home appliances and wearable devices, businesses and home users alike have set up a large number of internet hotspots, places where WiFi connectivity is available.
In some areas, there are dozens and dozens of WiFi networks being broadcasted simultaneously, competing for the same WiFi channels. In North America, there are only 11 such channels, with 3 out of the 11 channels being non-overlapping.
To avoid interference, it is recommended to broadcast on the non-overlapping channels and choose such channel that is utilized the least. Since the wireless information highway data packets travel on is invisible, a reliable software application capable of identifying and analyzing WiFi networks is needed to uncover which WiFi networks are being broadcasted on which channels.