WiFi Explorer Release Notes

Version 2.6.1

  • Adds option to show/hide vertical grid lines in tables.
  • Fixes incorrect max data rates for 11ax APs using 160 MHz channels.
  • Fixes decoding of the country string field in the Country Code IE.
  • Fixes decoding of the channel width field in the HE Capabilities IE.
  • Fixes power constrains (Power Constraint IE) units (dBm -> dB).
  • Fixes a few issues in the decoding of the HE Operation IE.
  • Improves decoding of the TIM IE.
  • Improves parsing of supported data rates.
  • Improves heuristics for resolving vendor names.
  • Other fixes and UI tweaks.

Version 2.6

  • Added ability to show the vendor’s logo next to its name (when available).
  • Added “Show Text Only” option for columns.
  • Other bug fixes and UI tweaks.

Version 2.5.5

  • Fixes annotations integration with WiFi Signal.
  • Improves heuristics to resolve vendor and device names.

Version 2.5.4

  • Fixed incorrect security mode identification for some WPA2 networks.
  • Improved recommendations for certain network configurations.

Version 2.5.3

  • Added Touch Bar support. You can now start/stop the scan, as well as quickly apply filters using the Touch Bar.
  • 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 some issues when resizing the main window.
  • Fixed appearance of checkboxes and other UI components when using dark mode in macOS Mojave 10.14.
  • Other minor UI tweaks and enhancements.

Version 2.5.2

  • Added WPA3 support.
  • Added the Generation column to display new Wi-Fi Alliance’s generational names.
  • Added grouping support for LANCOM access points.
  • Improved display of security-related information.
  • Improved parsing of certain information elements.
  • Other minor UI tweaks.

Version 2.5.1

  • Added support for 802.11ax D3.0 (D2.1 is no longer supported).
  • Added support for Wi-Fi Alliance’s OWE (Opportunistic Wireless Encryption) Transition Mode.
  • Added ability to expand/collapse automatic filter categories by clicking the category name.
  • Fixed bug where app would not start scanning automatically upon launch.

Version 2.5

  • Added support for macOS Mojave 10.14.
  • Added support for hidden networks (requires macOS High Sierra 10.13 or later).
  • Added “Hide Column” option to networks table’s contextual menu to easily hide the selected column.
  • Fixed an issue where app would start scanning when launched by opening a file.

Version 2.4.3

  • Fixed a crash that may occur when a network’s information element contains malformed data.

Version 2.4.2

  • Improved color scheme to make sure networks can be better identified in the graphs.
  • Removed erroneous heuristic that incorrectly identifies certain access points to be manufactured by Meraki.
  • Other stability improvements.

Version 2.4.1

  • Improved color scheme to make sure networks can be better identified in the graphs.
  • Removed erroneous heuristic that incorrectly identifies certain access points to be manufactured by Meraki.
  • Other stability improvements.

Version 2.4

  • New UI to make quick filters easier to use and to make room for new features.
  • Added support for 802.11ax Draft 2.1 networks.
  • Added a right side view that displays a list of common issues for the selected network that may result in degraded performance or connectivity problems (English and Spanish version only; other languages will be supported in future updates).
  • Fixes to the Spanish, Portuguese and Italian localizations.
  • Fixed crash that would happen when parsing the WPS IE.

Version 2.3.3

  • Added device name decoding for Routerboard (MikroTik) access points.
  • Fixed an issue where SSIDs of length 32 were not being decoded correctly.
  • Fixed vertical text alignment of cells in the Advanced Details table.
  • Fixed incorrect shortcuts for increasing/decreasing time scale in chart.
  • Fixed an issue with the vendor lookup heuristics that was causing vendor names to be misidentified.
  • Fixed a UI glitch in the Network Details view.
  • Improved parsing of Cisco specific information elements.
  • Improved grouping and vendor lookup for Meraki APs.
  • Improved Split View support for small screen resolutions.

Version 2.3.2

  • Fixed an issue where mode was being incorrectly set to 802.11ac for 2.4 GHz networks using 256 QAM.
  • Fixed filtering by security mode (802.1X).
  • Fixed decoding of the Country Information IE under certain circumstances.
  • Renamed “Service Set” and “Radio” categories to “Network Name” and “Access Point”, respectively.
  • Improved display of SSIDs containing emoji.
  • Improved resizing of table columns.
  • Improved copy option for network entries and information elements.
  • Improved vendor name lookup and identification heuristics for Ubiquiti and Apple access points.
  • Improved parsing of Mesh and WPS information elements.
  • Updated the app’s Help book.

Version 2.3.1

  • Fixed a crash in 10.9 and older systems.
  • Fixed sorting of “Min Rate” and “Max Rate” columns.

Version 2.3

  • Fixed AP name parsing for Extreme Networks (formerly Zebra) APs.
  • Fixed filtering by security type, and by channel width.
  • Fixed export options to include missing fields.
  • Improved identification of vendor name for Meraki APs.
  • Improved accessibility.

Version 2.2

  • Changed shortcuts for filtering by signal strength from [numeric key] to Option+[numeric key].
  • Changed scan sensitivity option so it can be set up to -100 dBm.
  • Changed minimum column widths.
  • Fixed an issue where 802.1X was being incorrectly identified as PSK.
  • Fixed grouping by radio for some Meraki access points.
  • Fixed an issue where column widths were not being maintained between launches.
  • Fixed an issue where recent used filters were not being maintained between launches.
  • Fixed an issue where filtering by multiple fields using negation (!) was not working correctly.
  • Fixed an issue where main window will grow in size between launches.
  • Fixed a crash that occurs when parsing certain malformed information elements.
  • Improved stability and performance.

Version 2.1.1

Version 2.1

  • Fixes an issue where state of side panel is not maintained between launches.
  • Fixes incorrect parsing of MCS set in different information elements.
  • Fixes incorrect 802.11 modes.
  • Fixes incorrect security modes.
  • Fixes opening of files using drag & drop.
  • Other minor bug fixes.