Using the WLAN Pi to scan for networks in WiFi Explorer Pro

September 24th, 2019|WiFi Explorer Pro|

The WLAN Pi is a device designed for assessing, testing, and troubleshooting Wi-Fi networks. It's a small computer based on the NanoPi Neo2 board that is pre-loaded with a comprehensive set of tools for Wi-Fi professionals, including Kismet, bettercap, [...]

Using external USB Wi-Fi adapters with WiFi Explorer Pro

January 19th, 2018|WiFi Explorer Pro|

For many years I've been asked to provide support for external USB Wi-Fi adapters in WiFi Explorer. Many of these adapters are either not compatible with macOS or require the use of proprietary drivers provided by the manufacturer of [...]

A practical introduction to Dynamic Frequency Selection

November 17th, 2017|WiFi Explorer Pro|

Have you ever wondered why certain channels in the 5 GHz band, more specifically in the 5.25-5.35 GHz (UNII-2) and 5.47-5.725 GHz (UNII-2e) frequency bands are (almost) never in use by Wi-Fi devices? Well, it happens that, worldwide, these [...]

Importing scan results from AirPort Utility into WiFi Explorer Pro

November 2nd, 2017|WiFi Explorer Pro|

Apple’s AirPort Utility for iOS includes a Wi-Fi scanner you can use to scan for nearby networks from your iPhone or iPad. Scan results are presented as a list and include only a few fields to describe the networks [...]

Using WiFi Explorer’s annotations in WiFi Signal

June 2nd, 2016|WiFi Explorer, WiFi Explorer Pro, WiFi Signal|

WiFi Signal offers a simple integration with WiFi Explorer that allows it to automatically import and display annotations. Annotations in WiFi Explorer are used for assigning custom labels to a particular access point. These custom labels can be used, [...]

Conversion of signal strength in dBm to percentage in WiFi Explorer

March 23rd, 2016|WiFi Explorer, WiFi Explorer Pro|

WiFi Explorer, as well as other wireless scanning tools, provides an option to display signal strength in dBm or percentage values. The purpose of this blog is to describe this conversion process in WiFi Explorer. It should also help [...]

Six things you probably didn’t know you could do in WiFi Explorer

May 5th, 2015|WiFi Explorer, WiFi Explorer Pro|

The design of WiFi Explorer aims to make it easy for non-technical users to troubleshoot home or a small office wireless networks, but also to provide IT and WLAN professionals a tool for preliminary assessments and troubleshooting of larger [...]

There’s nothing hidden about hidden networks

January 9th, 2014|WiFi Explorer, WiFi Explorer Pro, WiFi Signal|

Every now and then I'm told by users of WiFi Explorer that the app does not detect "hidden" networks. Unfortunately, this is true. The CoreWLAN framework used by WiFi Explorer, and other similar apps in the Mac App Store, [...]

Troubleshooting wireless networks with WiFi Explorer

February 11th, 2013|WiFi Explorer, WiFi Explorer Pro|

Wireless networks are everywhere and we use them everyday. However, there are many factors that influence the performance of wireless networks and getting the most out of them is not an easy task. In this post, I'll try to [...]

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