Free* Wireless Tools

(* and low cost!)

These are some of our recommended wireless networking tools for Wi-Fi Scanning, Site Survey, Site Planning, Packet Sniffing, and Performance Testing.

Wi-Fi Scanners

MetaGeek inSSIDer (Windows/Mac OSX)

Whether you’re at home or work, there’s an inSSIDer for you.


inSSIDer for Android

  • Table and graphic views of surrounding WLANs
  • Detailed statistics and channel recommendations
  • Network grouping by ESSID or Radio
  • Filtering by SSID, MAC Address, Channel, or Signal

      Available on
Google Play

Use Wi-Spy to See Invisible RF Interference

A Wi-Fi scanner alone can’t see everything… Microwaves, Wireless Speakers, and a ton of other devices transmit at the same frequencies as your Access Point. See the invisible with Wi-Spy + Chanalyzer

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Site Survey & Planning

Heatmapper from Ekahau

  • Wi-Fi coverage on a map
  • Supports 2.4 and 5 GHz 802.11n
  • Quickly locate Rogue Access Points
  • 15 minute time limitation
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Free Wi-Fi Planner for Aerohive APs

  • Upload a floor plan
  • Auto placement for quick and easy planning
  • Must register for Hive Manager Account
  • Works with Aerohive APs only
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Performance Testing & Packet Sniffing

Tamosoft Throughput Test

TamoSoft Throughput Test is a utility for testing the performance of a wireless or wired network. This utility continuously sends TCP and UDP data streams across your network and computes upstream and downstream throughput values, packet loss, and round-trip time.

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Iperf is a throughput application. There is a great GUI variation called JPerf. Both allow you to compare actual throughput to the stated data rate of a WLAN.

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  • Network Detector, Packet Sniffer, Intrusion detection system
  • Raw monitoring mode
  • Works With: Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, and Mac OS X
  • Can run on Windows using a specialized AirPcap adapter
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