Scan, find, and troubleshoot wireless networks with WiFi Explorer.

Quickly identify channel conflicts, overlapping and other factors (e.g. configuration issues) that may be affecting the connectivity and/or performance of your wireless network in homes, offices and other sites.

Find open, ad-hoc and even rogue access points. WiFi Explorer detects 802.11a/b/g/n wireless networks and supports 2.4 and 5 GHz channel bands, as well as 20 and 40 MHz channels.

Get an insight into the network details: name (SSID), MAC address (BSSID), device manufacturer, signal strength (RSSI), noise, channel, band, security configuration, supported data rates and much more.

Monitor signal strength of each network over time and export metrics (average, maximum signal strength, etc.) and network details to CSV file format.


  • Easy-to-use, intuitive user interface.
  • Graphical visualization of the wifi environment to help you identify channel conflicts and overlapping that may be affecting the performance of your wireless network.
  • Detects and correctly identifies 40 MHz channels, and indicates if secondary channel is above (ch, +1) or below (ch, -1) the primary channel.
  • Provides signal quality ratings based on Signal-to-Noise (SNR) measurements.
  • Detects various security options, including Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)-enabled access points and supported encryption algorithms.
  • Detects supported data rates for 802.11a/b/g/n networks.
  • Displays signal strength as percentage or dBm.
  • Supports Lion's and Mountain Lion's full-screen mode.

    Still running Snow Leopard? WiFi Explorer offers the same great features in Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion operating systems.


    If you have something good to say about WiFi Explorer, please share it with others by writing a review on the Mac App Store. If you find a problem or have a concern, please visit the WiFi Explorer Support website and send me a message so we can resolve it.

  • What's New
    Fixes an issue where associated networks configured as "hidden" were not being displayed in Snow Leopard.

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    New in version 1.3.2:

  • Fixed a problem where app would not find any networks in the 5GHz band, or any networks in the 5GHz band using a DFS channel (52-140).
  • Fixed a problem where after changing the SSID of a network, an old entry would persist resulting in two networks with the same BSSID but different SSID.
  • Fixed multiple stability issues introduced in recent versions of the app.
  • Updated vendors database.

  • WiFi Explorer (wifiexplorer) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of The latest version that our users have reported running on their systems is WiFi Explorer 11.

    Operating System: Mac

    Minimum OS version: 10.7