Archive for September, 2012

New Wi-Fi information viewer for Windows 7/Vista/2008/8

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

WifiInfoView is a new utility for Windows 7/Vista/2008/8 that scans the wireless networks in your area and displays extensive information about them, including: Network Name (SSID), MAC Address, PHY Type (802.11g or 802.11n), RSSI, Signal Quality, Frequency, Channel Number, Maximum Speed, Company Name, Router Model and Router Name (Only for routers that provides this information), and more...

When you select a wireless network in the upper pane of this tool, the lower pane displays the Wi-Fi information elements received from this device, in hexadecimal format.

WifiInfoView

WifiInfoView

WifiInfoView also has a summary mode, which displays a summary of all detected wireless networks, grouped by channel number, company that manufactured the router, PHY type, or the maximum speed.
For example, in the screenshot below, you can see that there are 25 wireless networks that use channel 6, 10 wireless networks that use channel 10, and so on....

Wi-Fi Channels Summary

Wi-Fi Channels Summary

You can download this new tool from the bottom of this Web page.