WiFi Sensor

WiFi Sensor allows you to use your Android device to scan wireless networks using the remote sensor function in WiFi Explorer Pro 3 and WiFi Explorer Pro for Windows

The remote sensor function in WiFi Explorer Pro 3 and WiFi Explorer Pro for Windows makes it easy to scan for wireless networks using a Linux- or Android-based device while still having full access to WiFi Explorer’s visualization, filtering, and other capabilities to validate and troubleshoot wireless networks.

You can find more details about the remote sensor function here.

Using WiFi Sensor

To use your Android device as a remote sensor, follow the steps below:

  1. Launch WiFi Sensor. The first time you launch the app, you’ll be prompted to allow WiFi Sensor access to your device’s precise location to scan and gather detailed information about nearby Wi-Fi networks. Your permission is required because this information could potentially be used to determine a user’s physical location. However, WiFi Sensor does not collect, store, or share your location. It only requires your permission to conduct the scan and send the results back to WiFi Explorer.
  2. Turn the switch on to start WiFi Sensor. Your Android device is now ready to accept connections from WiFi Explorer Pro 3 or WiFi Explorer Pro for Windows.
  3. Add your Android device as a remote sensor in WiFi Explorer Pro 3 or WiFi Explorer Pro for Windows. If you haven’t done so already, Navigate to Settings > Sensors and add a new remote sensor using the address and port number indicated by WiFi Sensor.

  4. To initiate the remote scan using your Android device, select the sensor in the WiFi Explorer Pro 3 or WiFi Explorer Pro for Windows toolbar.

  5. The scan results will be displayed after a few seconds in WiFi Explorer. WiFi Explorer will continue to scan periodically until you stop the scan or switch WiFi Sensor off.

Access from anywhere

WiFi Sensor is also compatible with VPN services like Tailscale or ZeroTier, which means you can scan wireless networks remotely from an Android device anywhere.

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