WirelessMon 2.0 detects and monitors wireless (WiFi) networks. Unsecure access points can be identified, as can channel usage. The Professional Ed. enables users to generate a coverage map by either manually plotting points, or using a GPS device.
License: Free To Try $49.00
Operating System: Windows
- 0 enables a person to detect and monitor Access Points (AP) on any wireless (WiFi) networks within range. The program provides substantial information regarding each SSID it locates including whether the AP is secure (or not) and its availability for use.
A live 'channel usage' chart provides information on the level of traffic for each available channel.
This information will assist network managers by indicating channels that could be used to reduce interference and improve throughput.
Users of the Professional Edition will have the additional bonus of being able to generate 'coverage maps' based upon the signal strength of all detected APs.
To use this function, users need to import a map created by an another application (e.g. scanning). Once the map is loaded, users can either plot points manually on the map, or use a Global Positioning System (GPS) device.
If done manually, the user selects a point on the map and the program automatically stores information on every AP it can detect there. GPS users need to establish two reference points, then they can leave it to the program to detect their location on the map and store the AP information for each point.
Network managers, laptop users and wardrivers will all find WirelessMon
- 0 to be the perfect tool for their wireless network requirements.
Version 5.0.1001: Added support to display when a network is 802.11AC Increased size of "Select AP" dialog window Decreased memory use when saving a signal strength image Fixed a display/synchronisation issue with the access point list Improved information element processing
Version 4.0.1008: Fixed a crash that could occur in Windows7 and Vista when the OS reports a large number of network devices; Changed error message about missing network counters, WirelessMon will now automatically open the WirelessMon FAQ.
Version 4.0.1000: Added USB support for Garmin GPS. Added some extra messages when and if WirelessMon cannot load a map image due to memory limitations. Added import and export functions for MAC addresses when choosing access points to display on Map tab. Added right to left signal strength graph style on summary tab. Added "dropouts" count and column to summary view, tracks how often an access point is seen in one sample and lost in the next. Added KML (Google maps) log format options to access point and connected node logs. For more information visit http://www.passmark.com/products/wm_history.htm
Version 3.1.1003: Fixed a crash that could occur in Windows7 and Vista when the OS reports a large number of network devices; Changed error message about missing network counters, WirelessMon will now automatically open the WirelessMon FAQ.
Version 3.0 build 1001: New Mapping capability for geographical plotting of signal strength. GPS support added. Ability to connect to an access point directly from within WirelessMon. New real-time channel usage graph. SSID Filtering. Redesigned User Interface and new configuration options.