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IOS APP - WIFI Channel scanner / Signal Stregnth indicator

May 22, 2019 11:02AM PDT

Hello everyone,

I am looking for an App for iPhone or iPad that will do WIFI analysis. There are tons of apps that will do LAN scanning once you are attached to WIFI, or will manage your known APs with SSID and password. But there is NOTHING out there (that I can find) that can do this:

Scan all WIFI AP broadcasts in the area to identify all APs within reach, the channel and they are on, identify encryption level used, and show the signal strength to tell proximity to the AP device. And then show it all on a simple single-pane-of-glass signal strength meter graph graduated against the radio spectrum.

We routinely use this kind of app on Andriod phones to (1) scan for rogue APs in the network (2) Identify proper channel placement for a new AP in the radio environment. (3) determine the strongest AP to connect to in non-mesh WIFI environments.

Does anyone know of a similar app on IOS that can do this ONE SIMPLE THING??


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For me this was more an Android thing.
May 22, 2019 11:48AM PDT
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Airport Utility!!!!
Sep 6, 2019 11:49AM PDT

Just recently learned that Airport Utility will do this.
Download it, then go into your device settings, scroll down to your app list, tap the app to change the app settings. Enable the "Wi-Fi scanner".
Now when you open the Airport Utility app, you will see an option to do a Wi-Fi Scan in the upper right corner..

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IOS APP - WIFI Channel scanner / Signal Stregnth indicator
Jan 9, 2020 1:54AM PST

Thank you my issue has been solved,....

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Post was last edited on January 9, 2020 2:02 AM PST

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Re: solved
Jan 9, 2020 2:02AM PST

Can you tell how it is solved?

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Re: Solved
Feb 24, 2020 8:52AM PST

Yes! quinton77 please share how you solved this!

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