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
    1907 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
    599 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
  • Beini

    1.2.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Wireless network security testing system

    7
    614 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
    131 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
  • Easy WiFi

    4.0.110

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    Symbian

    Enjoy Streamlined Wireless Internet Access While Out and About

    6
    669 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.
  • Wireless Network Meter

    2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Wireless Network Meter - View network information directly on your desktop

    6
    30 votes
    • PROS: Built-in speed test, View internal and external IP address, Light on resources, Inviting interface
    • CONS: Geared towards advanced users only, No ability to print reports, Widget could do with more customization options, Can be blocked by some antivirus software
  • WifiInfoView

    1.65

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Discover all the information about the wireless networks around you

    8
    13 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
  • Hotspot software

    8.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Centralized wireless hotspot manager for personal computers

    6
    151 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).
  • 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
      • Elcomsoft Wireless Security Auditor

        (EWSA) 5.0.252.0

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        A Trial version Networking program for Windows

        6
        48 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
        • WiFi Sharing Manager

          1

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Allows you to easily share your WiFi with a second computer

          8
          23 votes
          • 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.
          • 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
          • Wireless Key Generator

            1.0

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Mac
            Windows

            A free app for Mac, by Sdesoftware

            6
            17 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
              • 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
                  • 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
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