A Review of inSSIDer - Wireless Network Survey Software

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Wireless Networks

Wi - Fi network scanners have been around for some time. InSSIDer is a free open source software designed to work with Windows Vista and Windows XP. The software is advanced enough to run on 64 bit Windows which is a very positive part of this software’s functionality. Most other wireless network scanners don’t work well with Windows Vista and cannot show more than one channel or SSID at a time. By showing all of your SSIDs, you can get a great view of your wireless network as you walk around and perform a wireless survey.

With inSSIDer, system administrators can see all of the channels, SSIDs and signal strengths. MetaGeek’s developers created this software program to separate wireless signals with colors. These distinct colors clearly separate the This software is truly developed for the current generation of Microsoft Windows.

When setting up wireless access points, network administrators should perform a wireless survey of their network. Surveys are important to make sure signals overlay and have adequate signal strength for end users. This program allows for ‘real time’ reporting for accurate displaying of your wireless network. This program allows for accurate troubleshooting. Network administrators can accurately ‘see’ their wireless network.

InSSIDer uses native Wi-Fi API creating a program that recognizes a majority of wireless cards that are available. With the source code available, developers can easily modify this program as needed. The source code can be downloaded here. (If you are not a programmer, you can down load the main program below.

One of the best features is the ability to group these wireless signals by MAC Address, SSID, Channels, and RSSI.

System requirements for this excellent software:

  • Windows XP SP2 or greater with .NET 2.0 or Microsoft’s Windows Vista
  • Screen resolution of 1024 x 768

An excellent software, inSSIDer is an asset to your networking tools and the future of wireless networks.

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