WiFi Explorer Pro 3 Release Notes

Version 3.5.2 Jan 25, 2023
  • Adds support for scanning and displaying 6 GHz networks on Macs with Wi-Fi 6E.
  • Adds support for Extreme Networks AP name in Nokia vendor-specific IE.
  • Improves grouping of Extreme Networks APs.
  • Other minor fixes and improvements.
Version 3.5.1 Nov 18, 2022
  • Adds support for AP name for Arista and Alcatel-Lucent access points.
  • Adds support for AP names advertised in a Nokia vendor-specific information element.
  • Adds support for AP MAC address advertised in a Zebra vendor-specific information element.
  • Improves organization of networks by AP for Extreme Networks access points.
  • Improves vendor name resolution for HP and Ubiquiti access points.
  • Fixes alignment of Zigbee networks in the Spectrum 2.4 / 5 GHz view.
  • Fixes endianness of the RNR Short SSID field.
  • Fixes incorrect calculation of channel width for 802.11n networks.
  • Fixes a memory leak that may occur when parsing certain malformed information elements.
  • Other minor fixes and improvements.
Version 3.5 Aug 29, 2022
  • Adds support for the new WiPry Clarity spectrum analyzer from Oscium.
  • Adds support for the Arista AP Name vendor-specific information element.
  • Adds support for displaying networks in the UNII-4 band.
  • Appends channel width to the Reduced Neighbor Report Operating Class field value in Advanced Details.
  • Improves Spectrum views by highlighting the channel corresponding to the selected network’s primary channel.
  • Improves remote scanning using MT7921-based adapters (MT7921K and Comfast CF-951AX/CF953AX).
  • Changes Export All, Displayed, and Selected Networks options to export the non-hidden columns in the active profile only.
  • Fixes a crash that may occur when disconnecting a Wi-Spy spectrum analyzer while in use.
  • Removes support for macOS High Sierra (10.13).
  • Other minor fixes and improvements.
Version 3.4.7 Jul 4, 2022
  • Adds support for Android-based remote sensors using analiti‘s real-time stream function.
  • Removes passive scan options in Apple silicon Macs as channel hopping can’t be performed reliably.
  • Fixes wide channel and channel list for 6 GHz networks using a 40 MHz channel width.
  • Fixes column positioning when showing or creating new columns.
  • Fixes incorrect SSID for nontransmitted BSSIDs.
  • Other minor fixes and improvements.
Version 3.4.6 May 30, 2022
  • Adds a “Highlighted” count that indicates the number of networks currently highlighted when selecting rows that combine networks in the same group.
  • Disables preferences (annotations, profiles, filters, etc.) synchronization via iCloud as it’s not reliable for some users.
  • Improves composition of filters when selecting multiple rows.
  • Improves parsing of the Country information element.
  • Fixes incorrect column positions across launches.
  • Fixes incorrect mode and advertised amendments for networks in files saved using older versions of WiFi Explorer.
  • Fixes missing networks when reading specific PCAP files.
  • Other minor fixes and improvements.
Version 3.4.5 Apr 19, 2022
  • Changes the “Stations” column to report total count of associated clients when organizing scan results by AP or AP radio.
    Changes to maintain a single vendor database that can be shared by other apps, including WiFi Signal.
    Improves vendor name resolution for Meraki APs.
    Improves remote spectrum analysis.
    Improves error handling when using a remote sensor.
    Improves the Quick Look plugin for .wifiexplorer files.
    Improves detection of FT Adaptive mode when using WPA3.
    Fixes an issue when using remote spectrum analysis on older Linux systems.
    Fixes an issue when using a remote sensor by multiple instances simultaneously.
    Fixes an issue when refreshing after updating the vendor database.
    Other minor fixes and improvements.
Version 3.4.4 Mar 13, 2022
  • Adds ability to define 0% and 100% dBm values when displaying signal strength as %.
  • Adds support for remote spectrum analysis using a Wi-Spy spectrum analyzer connected to a remote sensor (requires spectools in the remote host). For more information, see Remote spectrum analysis in Use a spectrum analyzer.
  • Fixes an issue where the scan results may include duplicate networks when scanning using a remote sensor or importing a packet capture file.
  • Fixes an issue where saved credentials for a remote sensor may be overwritten when connecting to a different remote sensor with the same address but different port number.
  • Improves grouping of networks for Extreme Networks APs.
  • Other minor fixes and improvements.
Version 3.4.3 Feb 17, 2022
  • Adds number of selected networks to footer.
  • Adds support for the Fortinet AP Name, Model, and Serial Number vendor specific information element.
  • Adds support for automatically choosing the remote sensor’s wireless interface(s) for scanning.
  • Fixes a crash that may occur when working with coloring rule sets.
  • Fixes an issue where the number of spatial streams may be incorrect for APs supporting 160 MHz channel width.
  • Fixes a file descriptor leak that occurs when reading the MCS index and other metrics from the built-in Wi-Fi adapter.
  • Improves error handling when connecting to a remote sensor.
  • Other minor fixes and improvements.
Version 3.4.2 Jan 13, 2022
  • Fixes the display of invalid UTF8-encoded SSIDs.
  • Fixes an issue where a remote sensor might be accidentally removed when deleting other sensors.
  • Improves the filtering of networks by BSSID.
  • Other minor fixes and improvements.
Version 3.4.1 Nov 10, 2021
  • Adds support for the Ruckus AP Name vendor specific information element.
  • Adds support for captures using the Prism data link type.
  • Adds support for diagnostics of AX210-based remote sensors.
  • Fixes an issue when parsing capture files done in Macs with Apple silicon.
  • Improves handling of SSIDs that contain non-printable characters.
  • Other fixes and improvements.
Version 3.4 Sep 28, 2021
  • Fixes an issue when scanning remotely using a sensor with multiple AX210 cards.
  • Improves detection of supported spectrum analyzers.
  • Other changes to support distribution via the Mac App Store.
Version 3.3.5 Sep 02, 2021
  • Fixes parsing of the 6 GHz Operation field in the HE Operation IE.
  • Fixes the beacon airtime value shown when importing scan results from 3rd party apps such as AirPort Utility. It should be empty, not “0 ms”, as it cannot be determined based on the available information.
  • Improves coloring of header rows when organizing networks by name, AP, AP radio, or vendor. A header row will be assigned the color of the highest precedence rule from the set of matched rules in the collection.
  • Improves security mode identification for networks using WPA3 Enterprise Transition mode.
Version 3.3.4 Aug 24, 2021
  • Adds ability to find and display (nontransmitted) networks included in a Multiple BSSID information element.
  • Adds column “Advertisement Mode” to indicate whether the BSSID is transmitted or nontransmitted.
  • Fixes incorrect channel width for 6 GHz networks.
  • Updates Help.
Version 3.3.3 Aug 12, 2021
  • Adds support for the Non-Inheritance IE Extension (56).
  • Adds experimental support for remote scanning in 6 GHz using a suitable platform and the Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210 module.
  • Fixes an issue when entering filter strings with tabs and other whitespace characters.
  • Fixes highlighting of column values matching the specified filter.
  • Fixes an issue that causes the Utilization Inspector to show one or more channel “0” entries.
  • Fixes an issue where remote scanning may not show results for lower channels in the 2.4 GHz band.
  • Improves error handling when scanning from remote sensors.
  • Improves remote sensor diagnostics.
  • Other minor fixes and improvements.
Version 3.3.2 Jul 23, 2021
  • Adds “New Coloring Rule” and “New Coloring Rule and Negate” context menu options to easily create coloring rules from network attributes (columns) or information element fields.
  • Adds ability to click over the rules in the coloring rules legend to apply the corresponding rule’s filter.
  • Adds support for TZSP encapsulation type 126 (IEEE 802.11 with radiotap headers).
  • Updates Help topics for filters and coloring rules.
  • Other fixes and improvements.
Version 3.3.1 Jul 17, 2021
  • Adds “New Filter” and “New Filter and Negate” context menu options to easily create custom filters from network attributes (columns) or information element fields.
  • Fixes crash when using a coloring rule filter with no parameters.
  • Fixes issue when filtering by the dot11.net.basic_rates network attribute.
  • Fixes some typos in Help.
  • Other fixes and improvements.
Version 3.3 Jul 14, 2021
  • Adds support for coloring rules (see WiFi Explorer Pro 3 Help > Get Started > Use coloring rules).
  • Adds option to not include hidden service networks in the scan results (see WiFi Explorer Pro 3 > Preferences > Advanced).
  • Adds support to filter networks by any column or information element field (see WiFi Explorer Pro 3 Help > Get Started > Filter scan results).
  • Adds support for grouping filter expressions using parenthesis. Also, logical operators are now AND, OR, and NOT, instead of &, ,, and !, respectively.
  • Adds auto-complete support when entering filter expressions in the Filter field, custom filters, and coloring rules.
  • Adds “Apply as Filter” and “Apply as Filter and Negate” options to the contextual menu for columns and information element fields.
  • Adds the ability to forget the credentials of a remote sensor by pressing the Option key when selecting the sensor or starting a new remote scan.
  • Adds option to show/hide row separator lines (see View > Show Row Separator Lines).
  • Fixes incorrect supported rate shown in Advanced Details (5.5 Mbps was being displayed as 6 Mbps).
  • Fixes the formatting of the “Last Seen” column for networks found during the last scan.
  • Fixes a memory leak when reading certain corrupt pcap files.
  • Updates Help documentation.
  • Other fixes and improvements.
Version 3.2.1 Jun 22, 2021
  • Improves decoding of the HE Capabilities and Hotspot 2.0 Indication information elements.
  • Fixes an issue when expanding/collapsing items in the Advanced Details view.
  • Fixes missing keyboard shortcut for entering/exiting full screen.
  • Other fixes and improvements.
Version 3.2 May 25, 2021
  • Adds support for 6 GHz networks when opening or importing packet captures containing networks in the 6 GHz band.
  • Adds or improves support for the following information elements: Multiple BSSID (71), Nontransmitted BSSID Capability (83), Multiple BSSID-Index (85), Roaming Consortium (111), RSNX (244), Multiple BSSID Configuration (255/55).
  • Improves the remote scanning function: remote sensors don’t longer need a script (wifiexplorer-sensor) to enable remote scanning.
  • Improves vendor identification.
  • Fixes the number of spatial streams for HE networks when using 160 MHz channels.
  • Updated Help book.
  • Other fixes and improvements.
Version 3.1 Apr 28, 2021
  • Adds support for the Reduced Neighbor Report IE.
  • Adds support for the Wi-Fi Alliance MBO-OCE IE.
  • Fixes an error that occurs when saving scan results if using passive scan mode.
  • Fixes the display of networks in the 5 GHz band that are using a 160 MHz channel width.
  • Other fixes and improvements.
Version 3.0.6 Mar 29, 2021
  • Improves security mode detection to identify and filter Wi-Fi Enhanced Open networks as such.
  • Other fixes and improvements.
Version 3.0.5 Feb 25, 2021
  • Fixes an issue when opening files from iCloud Drive.
  • Fixes an issue with remote sensor data that includes multiple signal measurements in the Radiotap headers.
  • Fixes an issue where App Transport Security policies could block access to EASE in some systems.
  • Fixes the remote sensor diagnostics window when using dark mode.
  • Improves recommendations when in the presence of mesh networks.
  • Improves diagnostics for remote sensors.
  • Other fixes and improvements.
Version 3.0.4 Jan 20, 2021
  • Adds the ability to discover WLAN Pi sensors deployed in your LAN automatically.
  • Fixes detection of the RapidConnect Zigbee USB stick in macOS Big Sur.
  • Other fixes and improvements.
Version 3.0.3 Dec 21, 2020
  • Adds decoder for the Spatial Reuse Parameter Set IE (Extension ID 39).
  • Adds ability to configure a remote sensor’s port.
  • Adds ability to run diagnostics on a remote sensor.
  • Fixes a crash that may occur when stopping a remote sensor scan.
  • Fixes an issue when displaying Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) network information in the toolbar.
  • Fixes Touch Bar support.
  • Other fixes and improvements.
Version 3.0.2 Dec 4, 2020
  • Adds ability to import and display scan results from 7Signal’s Mobile Eye.
  • Fixes a crash when selecting/deselecting the “Include overlapping networks in selection” option.
  • Fixes a crash that may occur when using the spectrum analysis integration.
  • Fixes an issue where an AP might be listed both as an AP and as a client.
  • Fixes an issue where column profiles could not be imported.
  • Fixes an issue when resetting a column profile.
  • Other minor changes and improvements.
Version 3.0.1 Nov 21, 2020
  • Fixes an issue where you could not show or hide columns.
Version 3.0 Nov 19, 2020
  • Initial release.