WiFiman is ideal for network device discovery and network speedtests. These features are conveniently accessed through the sleekly designed UI created by Ubiquiti. WiFiman contains no ads and is free of charge.
With the app you can easily list and analyze devices connected to your current network. WiFiman scans the whole network subnet and shows you all of the available devices with the applicable details, using Bonjour, SNMP, UPnP, NetBIOS, and UBNT discovery protocols.
Another core feature is the network speedtest. You can test the speed of your internet connection and save the results for later comparison.
• This release contains minor bug-fixes and stability improvements.
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.
Developer Response ,
Hello, and thank you for your kind words! Please feel free to let us know, once you spot a space for improvement. Peter, Design (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.
Updated: Great, and now has port scan feature
Update May 6, 2019: ubiquiti added portscan on the May 1, 2019 update, and sent me a message to say that it had been added...it works nicely, and is a great feature addition for the WiFiman app. Thanks for the update, I definitely appreciate the feature, and I now feel completed.
This was the original review:
great Ubiquiti devs: why doesn’t this also do port scans?
Great app for scanning local subnet like a ping-scan, and getting bonjour info, but would love portscan feature to see open ports on stuff on the local subnet.
Portscan please. Give me port scan so I can use this app instead of another app...everything else in my life seems to involve Ubiquiti products, I need portscan so I can be completed.
Developer Response ,
Hi Waffles, we just added port scan. And we'd be greatful if you'd try it and give us your thoughs on how that works for you etc. Thank you! Peter (email@example.com)
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.