WirelessNetView - Wireless Network Monitor

WirelessNetView is a Free Portable Wireless Network Monitor that can be used to detect and monitor any wireless networks that may surround you. This application can be stored and run entirely from a portable USB device. When a wireless network is detected, the SSID, MAC address, signal quality, channel frequency and number, detection counter, RSSI, authentication algorithm, and cipher algorithm can be retrieved and displayed.

WirelessNetView | Wireless Network Monitor

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What is WirelessNetView?

WirelessNetView is a network monitoring utility developed by NirSoft, a well-known developer of small and useful Windows utilities. This specific tool is designed to monitor and display information about wireless networks in your vicinity. It is a portable application, meaning it doesn't require installation and can be run directly from a folder or portable storage device. Here are some notable features and specifications of this utility:

  1. Get WiFi Wireless Network Information: Scan for and display information about wireless networks (Wi-Fi networks) in your vicinity. It provides details such as the network name (SSID), signal strength, encryption type, and more.
  2. Get Network Signal Strength: The utility displays the signal strength of each detected wireless network, helping you determine the network's proximity.
  3. Display Network Encryption Info: It shows information about the encryption type (WEP, WPA, WPA2, etc.) used by each network. This can be useful for ensuring your network is secure or for identifying open networks.
  4. Get WiFi Channel Information: Provides information about the channel on which each wireless network is operating. This can be useful for avoiding channel interference.
  5. Export Wireless Network Info: The tool allows you to save the information about detected wireless networks to a log file, which can be useful for documenting network activity or for troubleshooting.
  6. Run Network Queries in Quiet Mode: It has a "Quiet Mode" option, which allows you to run the tool without making any sound or displaying pop-up notifications, making it suitable for discreet network monitoring.
  7. Is Portable Freeware: It is made available as a small, standalone portable freeware executable file, which means it doesn't require installation and doesn't add bloat to your system.

How to make WirelessNetView Portable

  1. Download WirlessNetView.zip
  2. Extract the contents of the zip to your USB device
  3. Click WirelessNetView.exe from the "WirelessNetView" folder to launch the program

Project Page | Specifications

Authors Website: Project Page
Developer: NirSoft
License: Freeware