Download Wireless Networking - Best Software & Apps

  • My WIFI Router

    3.0.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Turn Your Computer into a Wireless Hotspot For Free

    7
    1807 votes
    • PROS: Whitelist/blacklist, Other useful options, Easy to use
    • CONS: Weak security
  • Wireless Network Watcher

    2.18

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Discover intruders on your Wi-Fi network

    7
    587 votes
    • PROS: Quick and simple scan of your local network, Icons for each device, Export data in various formats, Background scanning
    • CONS: No warning or blocking functions
  • Easy WiFi

    4.0.110

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    Symbian

    Enjoy Streamlined Wireless Internet Access While Out and About

    6
    667 votes
    • PROS: Compatible with multiple locations and network providers., An intuitive and easy-to-operate user interface.
    • CONS: The official website was apparently last updated as far back as 2009., This system seems to only work for those who are travelling through or living in the United States.
  • Beini

    1.2.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Wireless network security testing system

    7
    612 votes
    • PROS: Compact and comprehensive, Contains all the tools you need, Feedbottle is a powerful tool
    • CONS: Not all network cards are compatible, Difficult for beginners to get to grips with
  • Who Is On My Wifi

    Free 3.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A nifty tool to check who’s using your network

    7
    130 votes
    • PROS: Scanning is quick, Installation was fast and uncomplicated, Can set a schedule for scanning the network, Has extensive event log
    • CONS: Difficult to use, Ugly color scheme, Unintuitive interface, No help files
  • Wireless Network Meter

    2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Control the speed of your wireless connection with this gadget for Vista

    6
    30 votes
    • Hotspot software

      8.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Centralized wireless hotspot manager for personal computers

      7
      150 votes
      • PROS: A centralized means to effectively manage multiple wireless Internet users., A built-in billing and accounts section for easy invoicing.
      • CONS: There is currently no package available for Windows 10 users., This bundle can only be accessed by personal computers (there is no smartphone version).
    • WifiInfoView

      1.65

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Discover all the information about the wireless networks around you

      8
      12 votes
      • PROS: Large amounts of data about networks, Data can be displayed in multiple ways, Data can be exported in various formats, No installation required
      • CONS: For advanced users only, Design could be improved
    • NetStumbler

      0.4.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Detect wireless networks near you

      7
      179 votes
      • WEP and WPA Key Generator

        1.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Key generator for WEP and WPA wireless networks

        6
        56 votes
        • KisMAC

          0.3.3

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Mac

          Passive stumbler for MacOS X

          6
          88 votes
          • PROS: Great mapping of wireless networks, Multiple WEP cracking solutions, Supports lots of chipsets, GPS support
          • CONS: A bit complex for some, Can be difficult selecting a driver
        • Hot Spot Maker

          1.0012

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Hot Spot Maker - Create a free Wi-Fi Hotspot on your desktop PC!

          7
          14 votes
          • PROS: Quick Wi-Fi access, Easy to use interface, Doesn't require set up, Great for internet access in a pinch
          • CONS: Can be less secure, Network access can be slower at times, Limited amount of devices can connect, Network can be unstable
        • Xiaopan OS

          6.4.1

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Free Application to Detect the Security of a Wireless Network

          7
          313 votes
          • PROS: Xiaopan OS will not require much existing memory., A very clean dashboard., The program can be booted from a virtual interface., The associated GUI is quite intuitive.
          • CONS: Will not detect the presence of spyware or malware., Cannot be directly activated from external storage devices., Certain wireless cards may not be compatible., Some prior technical experience will be required.
        • Elcomsoft Wireless Security Auditor

          (EWSA) 5.0.252.0

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows

          A Trial version Networking program for Windows

          6
          48 votes
          • WiFi Sharing Manager

            1

            License
            buy Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Allows you to easily share your WiFi with a second computer

            8
            23 votes
            • Wireless Key Generator

              1.0

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Mac
              Windows

              A free app for Mac, by Sdesoftware

              7
              16 votes
              • Zamzom Wireless Network Tool

                Basic 1.0

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Windows

                Intruders on your WiFi network? Find out who they are

                6
                39 votes
                • AirRadar

                  2.2.9

                  License
                  free Download
                  Platform
                  Mac

                  Advanced wireless network scanner

                  5
                  26 votes
                  • PROS: Create favorites and filters, Network Assistant, Slick User Interface
                  • CONS: Few advanced settings
                • NetSurveyor

                  1.0.8350

                  License
                  free Download
                  Platform
                  Windows

                  Find and analyze wireless networks around you

                  6
                  22 votes
                  • Network Monitor II

                    19.5

                    License
                    free Download
                    Platform
                    Windows

                    The Network Monitor II (wired and wireless) will show info about your network.

                    6
                    6 votes
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