Our favorite WiFi monitoring software is NetSpot. Available for free with some limitations, NetSpot is a professional WiFi monitoring solution and wireless surveillance application with such an accessible user interface that it can be recommended even to inexperienced computer users.
Unlike other WiFi monitoring software products on this list, NetSpot lets users see dead zones, making it easy to find the perfect spot for a router. Besides its ability to visualize signal coverage, NetSpot can also take a quick snapshot of nearby wireless networks and gather all important information about them.
WiFi Analyzer is a simple WiFi monitoring software solution that can be downloaded from the Windows Store for free with in-app purchases. The beauty of WiFi Analyzer lies in the total absence of all non-essential features, making it great for those who don’t expect to perform more than one wireless analysis. The software can detect nearby wireless networks, gather information about them, and visualize wireless channel usage. WiFi Analyzer is a modern Windows application that runs both on personal computers and mobile devices.
inSSIDer is a comprehensive WiFi monitoring software designed to shed light on the most common WiFi problems. inSSIDer analyzes wireless networks and recommends configuration optimizations based on real data to help users select the right channel and choose the location to ensure maximum performance at all times. Because of the complexity of inSSIDer, we can’t recommend it to inexperienced computer users looking for a way how to easily optimize their home wireless network. There are many other professional WiFi monitoring software solutions, such as NetSpot, that offer the same or even more comprehensive features as inSSIDer does, but do so in a far moreaccessible way.