inSSIDer for Mac
inSSIDer is a handy and very easy-to-use Wi-Fi scanner capable to detect and monitor the signal strength of wireless networks that can be reached by your Mac’s wireless card.
If you are interested in nearby Wi-Fi networks and need to track their signal strength and view the number of channel used, the RSSI value, vendor, network type, security type, MAC address and max rate you might want to put inSSIDer on your wish list.
inSSIDer promises to help you track and monitor secure and open wireless networks and find the best channel for your own Wi-Fi network. inSSIDer also feature a user-oriented interface from which you can sort the detected networks according to the Received Signal Strength, Channel used, Hardware Vendor name, Max transfer Rate, Mac Address, Network Type and Security encryption method.
The built-in graph generator helps you track and monitor the signal strength of the selected network over a period of time. The 2.4 GHz and 5GHz Channels tabs help you visualize the channel used by all nearby networks. By clicking on any of the discovered networks, you can highlight the graph line and view the performance of the selected Wi-Fi signal.
inSSIDer also comes with a fullscreen view that enables you to avoid distractions and focus on the real-time generated graphs. The color code used by the application allows you to quickly and effortlessly identify a network and compare its signal strength with the signal of other networks.
To conclude, inSSIDer is a lightweight and intuitive utility that provides the necessary tools and features to scan for neighboring Wi-Fi networks, monitor their performance and compare their signal strength thanks to the built-in graph generator.