Scan, monitor, and troubleshoot wireless networks.

WiFi Explorer is a Mac utility that allows you to scan, monitor, and troubleshoot wireless networks. It gathers configuration and capability information about all the networks it discovers and presents it on an easy-to-use, intuitive user interface.

Information includes network name (SSID), BSSID, vendor, channel, band, security configuration, supported data rates, and much more. It supports 802.11b/g/n networks in the 2.4 GHz frequency band, as well as 802.11a/n/ac in the 5 GHz frequency band.

Download WiFi Explorer on the Mac App Store

WiFi Explorer


  • Easy-to-use, intuitive user interface
  • Graphical visualization of the wifi environment
  • Works with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac wireless networks
  • Supports 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency bands as well as 20, 40, 80 and 160 MHz channels
  • Signal quality estimations based on signal-to-noise ratio (SNR)
  • Accurate conversion from dBm to percentage (%) for easier analysis and optimization
  • Detailed description of information elements (IE) advertised by the access point for advanced troubleshooting
  • Device name discovery of access points (if available)
  • Selectable and sortable columns
  • Customizable colors for easily tracking particular networks
  • Editable column for labels or annotations
  • Save results for later review and analysis
  • Export metrics and network details to CSV file format
  • Full screen mode
  • Comprehensive help
  • Runs in Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks and Yosemite

WiFi Explorer Concept Map