WiFi Explorer

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

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.

Additional viewing options in WiFi Explorer Pro let you organize scan results by SSID, access point or access point radio to better visualize multiple networks per access point.

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 wireless network.

Expert information, available in WiFi Explorer Pro, such as per-channel beacon overhead, gives you a general overview of the Wi-Fi environment to better plan your network installation or mitigate existing problems.

WiFi Explorer has been developed with the support and feedback of Wi-Fi experts. Its ease of use and advanced features, such as the ability to decode network information, access point name discovery or enhanced filtering, give you a full insight into the capabilities and configuration details of wireless networks.

Other advanced features include the ability to find and display information about hidden networks, support for external Wi-Fi adapters, Zigbee integration, and much more.

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
  • Filtering
  • Saving of Scan Results
  • Detailed Description of Network Capabilities/Configuration
  • Annotations & Other Customization Options
  • Hidden Networks Support
  • Organization of Networks by Name or Access Point
  • SSID/Beacon Overhead Estimations
  • Spectrum Analysis & Zigbee* Integration
  • Capture File (.pcap, .pkt, .csv) Ingestion Support
  • Remote Sensor Support
  • Remote Capture Support (PEEKREMOTE, TZSP)
  • Comprehensive Help
  • Recommendations
  • External Wi-Fi Adapter Support
  • Compatibility
  • Free Trial



  • Active
  • Limited
  • No
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  • macOS 10.13 or later




Single License

  • Active
  • Standard
  • English & Spanish Only
  • No
  • macOS 10.13 or later
  • 3 Days


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

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Related Blogs

Troubleshooting wireless networks with WiFi Explorer

Feb 11, 2013Wireless networks are everywhere and we use them everyday. However, there are many factors that influence their performance and getting the most out of them is not an easy task.


Six Things You Probably Didn't Know You Could Do In WiFi Explorer

May 5, 2015Here's a list of features in WiFi Explorer that IT and WLAN professionals, as well as users that are serious about Wi-Fi might find useful when it comes to troubleshooting wireless networks.


Conversion of signal strength in dBm to percentage in WiFi Explorer

Mar 23, 2016WiFi Explorer provides an option to display signal strength in dBm or percentage values. The purpose of this blog is to describe this conversion process in WiFi Explorer.


Understanding the Scan Modes in WiFi Explorer Pro

Aug 11, 2017In this blog post, I will briefly talk about how Wi-Fi scanning works, and then I will focus on how this process is accomplished in WiFi Explorer Pro, including the pros and cons of each scan mode.


Honey, I Shrunk the Beacon Interval!

Aug 28, 2017A beacon is a type of management frame in 802.11 networks that describes the network and its capabilities. Beacon frames are transmitted by access points to announce the presence of the network to nearby clients and for other important network functions.


Importing Scan Results from AirPort Utility into WiFi Explorer Pro

Nov 2, 2017Appleā€™s AirPort Utility for iOS includes a Wi-Fi scanner you can use to scan for nearby networks from your iPhone or iPad. Rather than examining the scan results in the app itself, you can visualize them in WiFi Explorer Pro (1.3) with a simple copy and paste.


Using External USB Wi-Fi Adapters with WiFi Explorer Pro

19 Jan, 2018For many years I've been asked to provide support for external USB Wi-Fi adapters in WiFi Explorer. The External Adapter Support Environment (EASE) allows WiFi Explorer Pro to use certain external USB adapters for Wi-Fi scanning, as long as these adapters are compatible with Linux and support monitor mode.


Filtering scan results in WiFi Explorer

08 Apr, 2018In WiFi Explorer, filters let you focus on a specific set of results to facilitate monitoring, troubleshooting or analysis. You can quickly filter scan results by network name (SSID), BSSID, channel, signal strength (RSSI), annotations, mode, vendor, device name, band, country code, security or encryption type.


Have Questions?

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

* The Zigbee integration requires a RapidConnect USB stick. For more information click here.
** Support for external Wi-Fi adapters requires the External Adapter Support Environment (EASE).