WiFiman is here to save your home or office network from sluggish surfing, endless buffering, and congested data channels. With this free-to-use (and ad-free) app you can:
- Detect and connect to all available Wi-Fi networks devices instantly.
- Scan network subnet for details on available devices, using Bonjour, SNMP, NetBIOS, and Ubiquiti discovery protocols.
- Conduct download/upload speed tests, store results, compare network performance, and share your insights with others.
- Relocate your access points (APs) to nearby data channels to instantly increase signal strength and reduce traffic volume.
- added Signal Mapper for UniFi devices
- minor UX improvements
- stability improvements and bug-fixes
Ratings and Reviews
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This app does most of the basic network troubleshooting and information gathering that I do already on my Mac and other websites/apps, all in one place! It does a consistent ping of several IP addresses and outputs a line graph of the response time for each. It does the gateway automatically plus whatever custom IP addresses you want, I typically do several well-known public DNS servers. It has a nice speed test option, and scans for other devices on the network, showing you open ports and the ping response time for each. It also shows the apparent public IP address along with the name of the ISP. A great replacement/upgrade for the UBNT Discovery app!
P.S. Someone gave this a bad review because it isn’t a Wi-Fi analyzer. Apple removed the ability for third-party app developers to create Wi-Fi scanners, but they do give you the option to do it in their own AirPort Utility app if you enable it in Settings>AirPort Utility.
Inaccurate speed test
The speed test regularly shows higher bandwidth than you actually have. WiFiman reports 32Mb up and down on a connection that is 30/30. It shows 26Mb on a 24Mb pipeline. It may not seem like a big deal to most of you but inaccuracy is inexcusable. The Net Analyzer app has a much better speed test which matches results from wired speed test. This and the OOkla speed test apps are both off and inaccurate.
The IP scanner is meh. There are 10 other network apps that do the same thing. Plus, half the time devices will show up as “generic” even when I am actively using them while running a scan (e.g. my iPad Pro always shows up as “generic”).
PS - I use Ubiquiti at home and at businesses that I serve. I am a fan of their products but this app is pointless IMO. It offers nothing that other apps already do better.
Basic but good
I have a smaller Ubiquiti setup. 2 unifi APs and 1 edgerouter. I like the built in speed testing as well as the widget. I really wish there were more options within the network discovery though. At any given point I have ~25 devices on my network and seeing just an IP address with the name “Generic” does not give me any clue what the device is. I would have to either go to the Unifi app or into my router to see what is what. I realize it would be impossible for the scan to know exactly what to name the devices but at least let us configure aliases manually. Also the ability like others have pointed out to be able to open a browser to the desired scanned port.
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- Ubiquiti Inc.
- 308 MB
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.