WiFi Explorer

Scan, monitor, and troubleshoot wireless networks using your Mac's built-in Wi-Fi adapter.

WiFi Explorer

WiFi Explorer 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, country code, channel, band, security configuration, supported data rates, number of streams, and much more.

WiFi Explorer UI

Signal over Time

With WiFi Explorer, you can find the best channel for your network or determine a better placement for your access point. You can also identify channel conflicts, overlapping or configuration issues that may be affecting the connectivity and performance of your home, office or enterprise wireless networks.

WiFi Explorer has been developed with the support and feedback of the WLAN community. Ease of use and advanced features, such as the ability to decode information elements, AP name discovery or enhanced filtering, give professionals a full insight into the capabilities and configuration details of wireless networks.

Advanced Details

Spectrum Analysis Integration

WiFi Explorer Pro's spectrum analysis integration lets you visualize RF information and correlate it with Wi-Fi data to identify non-802.11 energy sources and better understand the effects of interference and channel utilization on your wireless network. Compatible spectrum analyzers:


Features & Pricing

  • Scan Modes
  • Information Element Decoding
  • Annotations & Custom Colors
  • Hidden Networks Support
  • Network Grouping
  • Enhanced Filtering
  • Remote Sensor Support
  • Spectrum Analysis Integration
  • Zigbee Integration*
  • Comprehensive Help
  • Theme
  • External Wi-Fi Adapter Support
  • Compatibility
  • 3 Day Free Trial



Single License

  • Active
  • Light
  • No
  • OS X 10.10 or later
  • Yes


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The standard version of WiFi Explorer is also available on the Mac App Store and Setapp.

Have Questions?

If you have any questions or comments please contact me. You can also find WiFi Explorer on Twitter and Slack.

WiFi Explorer Pro Press Kit

* The Zigbee integration requires a RapidConnect USB stick, available from DigiKey, for Zigbee network scanning.
** Support for external Wi-Fi adapters requires the External Adapter Support Environment (EASE).