iStumbler is a utility for accessing wireless networks and devices with AirPort or Bluetooth compatible Macintosh computers with tools for investigating, such as WiFi networks, Bluetooth devices, Location information, Bonjour services, and Spectrum usage in real-time. Timescale slider accesses the users to see the last scan results, and Inspector displays complete information, including a high-resolution graph with properties and information about every sample.
Toolbar buttons allow to set up Bluetooth devices, browse or send files, manually pair with the utility. The users can view the location of discovered WiFi networks, access web services, originally track the computer’s movement, Export location database, and manual page. Key features include: lists visible wireless networks with detailed information, graphically detect network type and encryption status, signal, and noise graphed overtime for all networks, double click a network to open a connection monitor, and analyze the wifi Manual page for more details.
Waircut is a wireless device-based tool for WiFi Protected Setup (WPS) wireless, portable, and free network audit software that has been designed to check the security of your wireless network. The app can test the router to look for known generic-WPFS pins, brute-force vulnerabilities, and more. By enabling it functional, the users can avoid possible security breaches and other unwanted, unpleasant situations in the long run.
Additionally, the users can check the device’s compatibility as a generic or WPS pin set with notes and check whether it acts weak against brute-force attacks or pixie-dust attacks. For installation, it requires a step-by-step process and has simple operations, and is very useful software. Following are the key benefits of the tool: it checks your wireless security, enables various tests for your router, simple operations, and portable and wireless features.
Homedale is a tool that allows users to instantly see information regarding all the WLAN access points that are close to the computer by manipulating signal intensity, encrypting (WEP/WPA/WPA2), signal speed, frequency, channel, bitrate, and any other additional data. The program allows all the information adjacent to the adapter by allowing the complete name of the model and the MAC and IP addresses. It is a very lightweight application that doesn’t require any installation and can be executed on any portable device, and an ideal to carry at all times. Moreover, the users can observe the signal strength of selected access points in a graph over time with a start logging and create a screenshot.
Vistumber allows the users to map and visualize the access points around them based on the wireless and GPS data collected with a wide array of tools and data in order to diagnose and find more information about surrounding wireless networks. The utility uses the Windows Native WiFi API or netsh to find access points and get wireless information and supports COM-based NMEA.
Key features include: export or import access points from Vistumbler TXT/VS1/VSZ or Netstumbler TXT/Text NS1, access point GPS locations to a google earth KML file or GPX(GPS eXchange format), live Google Earth Tracking that allows automatically KML shows access points in google earth and speaks signal strength using sound files, windows sound API or MID.
The platform supports external ‘helper tools’ which can extend server functionality via scripting tools such as Python. The application is compatible with any wireless card which supports raw monitoring mode and can sniff 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11b, and 802.11n traffic. The tool contains basic wireless IDS characteristics, such as detecting active wireless sniffing programs like NetStumbler, as well as a number of wireless network attacks. The app embeds the ability to log all sniffed packets and save them in a tcpdump or Wireshark or Airsnort compatible file format.
MetaGeek Wi-Spy Air is a lightweight spectrum analyzer that shows the real-time Wi-Fi and RF data for troubleshooting issues, including the network overview, advanced layer protocols, and WLAN design best features. The users are allowed to Toggle 2.4 and 5 GHz Spectrum views on and off to pinpoint congestion and interference modes. For the Layer two side, it displays utilization and connected client count to help users make informed channel-planning decisions and keep the BSSID in check by tracking details like channel, security type, phy type, SNR, max data rate, and connected clients.
By plugging in Wi-Spy Air and fire up Air Viewer, the users get an immediate visual overview of the wireless environment, such as network and neighboring networks. Network overlays visually display channel placement, channel width, and signal strength in the 2.4 and 5 GHz Wi-Fi bands. The utility provides sort cards by network name, signal strength, or max data rate and uses Air Viewer’s powerful search navigation to zero in on the client or AP required to investigate.
To see how a client is interacting with the AP by monitoring Retry Rate, Utilization, and Connected Data Rate, allow spot band-steering and roaming productivity by utilizing the Roaming History log, and experience the wireless landscape as a user with Wi-Spy Air’s onboard Wi-Fi chipset to track signal strength as you move around the environment.
Tamos TamoGraph® Site Survey is a powerful and user-friendly wireless site survey software tool that is used for visualizing, collecting, and analyzing 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax Wi-Fi data. The wireless network deployment and maintenance need the use of a professional RF site survey software that accesses the relevant diagnosis without time-consuming and very complex tasks like the ongoing analysis and reporting of signal strength, channel allocation, noise and interference, data rates, etc.
By interacting with Tamos, businesses can amazingly reduce the time and costs that are involved in deploying and maintaining Wi-Fi networks and improve network performance and coverage in all types of modes, such as office buildings, cafes, airports, malls, and open space areas. It provides the complete support of 802.11ax, as well as 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n, and 802.11ac networks. Key features include easy & quick data collection, passive, active, and predictive surveys, WLAN analysis, interference, access point coverage areas, data rates, network issues, auto access point location, complete reporting in PDF, HTML, and ODT (Microsoft Word) formats, and GPS-based surveys.
Ekahau Wi-Fi Heatmaps is a visual display of the wireless signal coverage and strength that provides the wireless network analysis, simulation with high-definition visual Wi-Fi heatmaps, and optimization to take the guesswork out of network coverage and performance. The tool is normally designated on top of a building or facility floor plan to provide the network owners a clear idea to deal with problematic places by locating in relation to the collected survey data and access point locations.
The users can plan more accurately by designing networks for their unique needs with simulated heatmaps and validate with real-time world testing. It helps to remove the guesswork out of optimization and to visualize the network performance and Wi-Fi signal levels with comprehensive utilities for stable speeds and high-performing.
ManageEngine Free Wi-Fi Analyzer is an excellent detective tool that is used to diagnose the Wi-Fi networks and identify the reason behind spotty Wi-Fi connectivity by isolating and resolving the issue with the network. The users can overview the signal graph and identify the strongest signal available in the premise by fixing the poor internet connectivity.
The users can select between the two frequency bands – 2.4GHz & 5GHz in the analyzer mode to observe the networks in the chosen frequency band and get the live widget along with the application for enjoying the channel graphs. Following are the key features: Monitor the Wi-Fi on the go, supervise the network enterprise, scan all the Wi-Fi signals available, know the strengths, get a graphical view of all the channels, keep a tab on channel interference, widget on the screen, and load the floor plans & generate reports of Wi-Fi.