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

Quickly identify channel conflicts, signal overlapping or configuration problems that may be affecting the connectivity and performance of your home, office or enterprise wireless network.

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, 802.11 information elements (IE), and much more.

• Suitable for home and small office networks
• Easy-to-use, intuitive user interface
• Graphical visualization of the Wi-Fi environment
• Supports 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency bands as well as 20, 40, 80 and 160 MHz channels
• Works with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax networks


• Comprehensive app's help
• Signal quality ratings based on signal-to-noise ratio (SNR)
• Accurate conversion from dBm to percentage (%) for easier analysis and optimization
• Detailed description of information elements (IE) advertised by the access point for advanced troubleshooting
• Export metrics and network details to CSV file format
• Save results for later review and analysis
• Access point name discovery (if supported)
• Editable column for labels or annotations
• Selectable and sortable columns
• Adjustable graph timescales
• Quick filtering
• Customizable colors for easily tracking particular networks
• Full screen mode and split view support

Are you a wireless engineer or IT professional working in the design, validation, management or troubleshooting of enterprise wireless networks? Consider WiFi Explorer Pro. To learn more, visit

Requires a Mac with built-in Wi-Fi. External Wi-Fi adapters are not supported.

What’s New

Version 2.6

• Added ability to show the vendor's logo next to its name (when available).
• Added "Show Text Only" option for columns.
• Other fixes and UI tweaks.

If you find WiFi Explorer useful and have a couple of minutes, please share your thoughts by leaving a review in the Mac App Store. It will make a huge difference to me!

Are you a wireless engineer or IT professional working in the design, validation, management or troubleshooting of enterprise wireless networks? Consider WiFi Explorer Pro. To learn more, visit

Found a problem or have a concern? Please visit the WiFi Explorer Support website, or @wifiexplorer on Twitter, and send me a message so we can resolve it.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Just to make sure ,

Excellent program

The best way to find out what is going on in your electronic environment. Easy to use, efficient and more accurate than some competitors (including those recommended by my ip). Excellent value for money.

PaulEnviro ,

Handy tool that is easily used and applied

I love this tool. It gives great insight into the otherwise invisible universe of wifi. I have been a user for years and still come back to use when I go somewhere to look at wifi availability. There is good speedy support too. I also use it regularly to troubleshoot and maintainmy own wifi network. I can see when neighbors have new routers or when our bands clash.
Some of the metrics are above my head, but I have learned a lot over the years using it. I have especially appreciated seeing when my one of my old routers had an irregular signal strength. I have also been able to site new ones to get better signal strength. The geek in me loves to see what networks are around in a new location too.
Five solid stars from me, it is hard to see how it could be improved. Good software and great support.

tedmacwpg ,

Great app

This is an excellent app that has been well thought out. Indispensible for viewing and troubleshooting wireless networks. Updated regularly too. Love it!


Adrian Granados
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macOS 10.13 or later, 64-bit processor


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