WiFi Signal Release Notes

Version 4.4.5 Apr 19, 2022
  • Adds option to check and update vendor database automatically.
  • Fixes incorrect vendor name for some Ruckus APs.
  • Other minor bug fixes and improvements.
Version 4.4.4 March 9, 2022
  • Adds support for Ruckus and Fortinet AP names.
  • Fixes a crash that may occur when using a display pattern that produces empty text.
  • Fixes an issue that may cause the app to stop updating certain metrics.
  • Updates vendors database.
  • Other minor bug fixes and improvements.
Version 4.4.3 Jun 17, 2021
  • Improves device name discovery.
  • Updates vendors database.
  • Other minor bug fixes and improvements.
Version 4.4.2 Apr 6, 2021
  • Fixes an issue that would cause the status pattern to display different values than the popover for signal strength and noise.
  • Improves device name discovery logic.
  • Updates vendors database.
Version 4.4.1 Jan 7, 2021
  • Fixes an issue where the MCS index was not shown in specific systems even if the metric was available.
  • Removes support to display the maximum transmit rate as the Wi-Fi adapter doesn’t longer report this metric accurately.
  • Updates vendors database.
Version 4.4 Jan 5, 2021
  • Adds support for Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax).
  • Adds the ability to display annotations in notifications (see Preferences > Notifications).
  • Adds the ability to display the number of spatial streams (supported Mac models only) in the status display using pattern %L (see Preferences > Status).
  • Adds support to display annotations created in WiFi Explorer Pro 3 automatically.
  • Removes support for maximum transmit data rate as this metric is no longer reported accurately by the Wi-Fi adapter.
  • Fixes crash that may occur when viewing event logs.
  • New app’s icon and help book.
  • Other bug fixes and improvements.
Version 4.3.1 Aug 1, 2020
  • Adds support for bold text in the status display pattern by using ** around the desired text portion, e.g. “Ch **%C**”
  • Fixes an issue where the position of the status item in the system bar could not be changed.
  • Fixes an issue displaying a two-line status on older versions of macOS.
Version 4.3 Jul 29, 2020
  • Adds support for a two-line status display pattern.
  • Adds support for vendor name (%V) in status display patterns.
  • Adds support for WPA3 networks.
  • Adds support for annotations.
  • Adds ability to notify when transmit rate drops below a given threshold.
  • Fixes issues when switching between light and dark system appearances.
  • Fixes Spanish localization.
  • Updates vendor database and improves vendor name resolution.
  • Other minor changes and UI tweaks.
Version 4.2.2 Oct 29, 2019
  • Fixed an issue where the device name for Apple access points would not be resolved.
Version 4.2.1 Oct 16, 2019
  • Fixed a few issues when using a dark menu bar with a light system appearance.
  • Updated vendors database.
Version 4.2 Oct 10, 2019
  • Extended syntax of the display pattern to let you modify the string shown in the menu bar (see Preferences > Status for details).
  • Added ability to detach the popover window from the menu bar so you can keep it around and over your Desktop.
  • Added AP name support for MikroTik and Mist access points.
  • Fixed a few issues when switching between system appearances.
  • Updated vendors database.
Version 4.1.3 Aug 9, 2019
  • Fixed vendor name resolution for certain newer AP models.
  • Updated vendors database.
Version 4.1.2 Jul 2, 2019
  • Fixes annotations integration with WiFi Explorer.
  • Fixes not finding device name for certain access points.
  • Improves heuristics to resolve vendor names.
Version 4.1.1 Oct 5, 2018
  • Fixes truncated values in the UI.
Version 4.1 Oct 1, 2018
  • Adds support for macOS Mojave 10.14.
  • Updates vendors database.
Version 4.0.7 Dec 29, 2017
  • Fixes annotations integration with the latest version of WiFi Explorer and WiFi Explorer Pro.
  • Updates vendors database.
Version 4.0.6 Aug 21, 2017
  • Minor bug fixes.
  • Updates vendors database.
Version 4.0.5 Oct 29, 2016
  • Improves display of status bar pattern when value items are not available.
  • Updates vendors database.
Version 4.0.4 Sep 13, 2016
  • Improves stability.
  • Updates vendors database.
Version 4.0.3 Aug 19, 2016
  • Fixes a crash in OS X 10.9 and older.
  • Fixes sticky device name (if available) when roaming.
  • Updates vendors database.
Version 4.0.2 Jul 6, 2016
  • Fixes memory management issues.
Version 4.0.1 May 28, 2016
  • Fixed an issue where signal strength could not be displayed as % in the system menu bar.
  • Fixed a transparency issue with the top portion of the popover window.
Version 4.0 May 27, 2016
  • Added dark mode support.
  • Added Preferences to simplify app’s menu.
  • Added options to fully customize status display and to hide the signal strength indicator from the system menu bar if necessary.
  • Added notifications for when the computer joins or disconnects from a network, roams to another access point, switches to a different channel, or the signal strength drops below a certain threshold.
  • Added event logging for when the computer joins or disconnects from a network, roams to a different access point, the data rate changes, or the associated access point switches to a different channel.
  • Updated vendors database.
  • Other minor bug fixes and improvements.
Version 3.4.1 Oct 7, 2015
  • Updated vendors database.
  • Minor bug fixes.
Version 3.4 Aug 5, 2015
  • Updated vendors database.
  • Minor bug fixes and UI improvements.
Version 3.3.2 Apr 7, 2015
  • Fixes incorrect channel number in popup window.
Version 3.3.1 Mar 31, 2015
  • Fixes to popup window for Retina displays.
  • Added option to enable/disable verbose status.
  • Other minor fixes.
  • Updated vendors database.