inSSIDer-Wi-Fi Network Scanner

Wireless is now become a need of human, if you are in education place or in work place you can find a wi-fi (wireless) network around yours. There is a different between Wi-Fi and Wimax but this is not a actual topic of discussion, you cannot see the RF (wireless) signal but there is different tools available that can detect the RF signal and can manipulate it.  


As discussed before about Netstumbler (A WLAN scanner), KisMAC (For MAC OS) and Kismet (For Linux) this artcile will discuss about inSSIDer.


inSSIDer is a award winning Wi-Fi network scanner that can be used for multiple purposes like to find out the intruder on the network, for troubleshooting the network and for hacking. It is an open source tools that previously available for Windows like OS only but now it is available for Linux too. It is a best alternative of Netstumbler.

What Can inSSIDer Do?
  • Inspect your WLAN and surrounding networks to troubleshoot competing access points
  • Track the strength of received signal in dBm over time
  • Filter access points in an easy-to-use format
  • Highlight access points for areas with high Wi-Fi concentration
  • Export Wi-Fi and GPS data to a KML file to view in Google Earth.
  • Filter through hundreds of scanned access points


This is a smart tool that can help you on wardriving, if you are a network engineer than you can use it for maintaining the Wi-Fi network and for administrative task. It is freely available for your OS.

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