WiFi Explorer Lite Release Notes

Known Issues

  • WiFi Explorer Lite on Apple silicon Macs running macOS Ventura or later may not identify Wi-Fi 7 networks as 802.11be and show an incorrect channel width when scanning using the built-in Wi-Fi interface due to missing information elements in the scan results provided by macOS. Apple Feedback: FB13078660.
  • Wi-Fi 7 networks using an upper 320 MHz channel may be displayed incorrectly in the 6 GHz Spectrum chart.

Release Notes

Version 1.7 Sep 5, 2023
  • Fixes an issue where some WPA/WPA2 networks were being identified as WPA2 only.
  • Other minor fixes and improvements.
Version 1.6.4 Jul 21, 2023
  • Fixes filtering by security mode.
  • Improves vendor name resolution.
  • Other minor fixes and improvements.
Version 1.6.3 Jun 7, 2023
  • Fixes visualization of 5 GHz networks using 160 MHz channels in the UNII-3 and UNII-4 bands.
  • Other minor fixes and improvements.
Version 1.6.2 Apr 7, 2023
  • Fixes incorrect security mode for networks using FT SAE.
  • Improves vendor name detection heuristics.
  • Improves support for 6 GHz networks.
  • Other minor fixes and improvements.
Version 1.6.1 Jan 25, 2023
  • Adds support for scanning and displaying 6 GHz networks on Macs with Wi-Fi 6E.
  • Other minor fixes and improvements.
Version 1.6 Oct 27, 2022
  • Improves the Spectrum view by highlighting the primary channel of the selected network.
  • Improves vendor name resolution for HP and Ubiquiti access points.
  • Fixes incorrect calculation of channel width for 802.11n networks.
  • Drops support for macOS High Sierra 10.13.
  • Other minor fixes and improvements.
Version 1.5.5 Apr 19, 2022
  • Improves vendor name resolution for Meraki APs.
  • Other minor fixes and improvements.
Version 1.5.4 Mar 15, 2022
  • Adds ability to define 0% and 100% dBm values when displaying signal strength as %.
  • Other minor fixes and improvements.
Version 1.5.3 Jan 13, 2022
  • Fixes the display of invalid UTF8-encoded SSIDs.
  • Improves the filtering of networks by BSSID.
Version 1.5.2 Nov 10, 2021
  • Improves handling of network names that contain non-printable characters.
  • Other fixes and improvements.
Version 1.5.1 Aug 3, 2021
  • Fixes an issue when entering filter strings with tabs and other whitespace characters.
  • Fixes highlighting of column values matching the specified filter.
  • Other fixes and improvements.
Version 1.5 Jul 16, 2021
  • Adds support for grouping filter expressions using parenthesis. Also, logical operators are now AND, OR, and NOT, instead of &, comma, and !, respectively.
  • Adds option to show/hide row separator lines (see View > Show Row Separator Lines).
  • Fixes the formatting of the “Last Seen” column for networks found during the last scan.
  • Updates Help documentation.
  • Other fixes and improvements.
Version 1.4.4 Jun 18, 2021
  • Fixes missing keyboard shortcut for entering/exiting full screen mode.
Version 1.4.3 May 3, 2021
  • Fixes the display of networks in the 5 GHz band that are using a 160 MHz channel width.
Version 1.4.2 Feb 22, 2021
  • Minor fixes and improvements.
Version 1.4.1 Dec 18, 2020
  • Adds Touch Bar support.
  • Other fixes and improvements.
Version 1.4 Nov 17, 2020
  • Refined user interface.
  • New, comprehensive help.
  • Other bug fixes and performance improvements.
Version 1.3.2 Jul 16, 2020
  • Fixes an issue that occurs on first launch where rows are too small to accommodate the text.
Version 1.3.1 Jul 15, 2020
  • Adds option to show/hide vertical grid lines in tables.
  • Fixes incorrect max data rates for 11ax APs using 160 MHz channels.
  • Improves heuristics for resolving vendor names.
  • Other fixes and UI tweaks.
Version 1.3 Aug 10, 2019
  • Some fixes and minor improvements.
Version 1.2.1 Jul 1, 2019
  • Improves heuristics to resolve vendor names.
Version 1.2 Feb 6, 2019
  • Added support for Mist AP names.
  • Added ability to filter by channel range. You can now use, for example, the filter expression 36-48 to display only the networks configured on channels 36, 40, 44 or 48.
  • Fixed appearance of checkboxes and other UI components when using dark mode in macOS Mojave 10.14.
  • Other minor UI tweaks and enhancements.
Version 1.1 Sep 26, 2018
  • Added support for 802.11ax D3.0 (D2.1 is no longer supported).
  • Other UI improvements.
Version 1.0 Jul 20, 2018
  • Initial release.