WifiInfoView 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 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.
Start Using WifiInfoView:
WifiInfoView doesn't require any installation process or additional dll files. In order to start using it, simply run the executable file - WifiInfoView.exe
After you run WifiInfoView, the list of detected wireless networks in your area is displayed on the upper pane and it's updated at very high rate. You can change update rate from Options->Update Rate menu.
When you select one or more wireless networks in the upper pane, the lower pane displays the Wi-Fi information elements of the selected items, in hexadecimal format.
Columns In the Upper Pane:
- SSID: The name of the network.
- MAC Address: MAC address of the router.
- PHY Type: The PHY type for this network - 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n, or High-Rate DSSS
- RSSI: The received signal strength indicator value, in units of decibels referenced to 1.0 milliwatts (dBm), as detected by the wireless LAN interface driver for the AP or peer station.
- Signal Quality: A number between 0 and 100 that represents the quality of the signal.
- Frequency: The channel center frequency of the band on which the 802.11 Beacon or Probe Response frame was received. The value of this column is in units of Gigahertz (GHz).
- Channel: Channel number used by this wireless network.
- Information Size:The total size (in bytes) of all Wi-Fi information elements received from this wireless network.
- Elements Count: The total number of Wi-Fi information elements received from this wireless network.
- Company: The company that manufactured the router, according to the 3 first bytes of the MAC address.
- Router Model: The model of the router. This value is displayed only for routers that provide this information inside the Wi-Fi information elements.
- Router Name: The name of the router. This value is displayed only for routers that provide this information inside the Wi-Fi information elements.
- Security: Specifies whether the network is secured (Yes/No).
- Maximum Speed: The maximum speed (in Mbps) that you can get when connecting to this wireless network.
- First Detection: The first date/time that this network was detected.
- Last Detection: The last date/time that this network was detected.
- Detection Count: The number of times that this network was detected.
- Operating System: This utility works on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008. Both 32-bit and x64 systems are supported. Windows XP is not supported because this tool is based on new Wi-Fi API that doesn't exist on Windows XP. If you want to get wireless networks information on Windows XP, you can use the WirelessNetView utility.
- Wireless network adapter and wireless card driver that works with the built-in wireless support of Windows Vista/7/8/2008.
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