What are the best WiFi analyzers for my PC ?

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    #1NetSpot

    NetSpot

    NetSpot is a software which can be used for wireless site surveys, analyzing WiFi performance, and more. It can also be used to improve users' WiFi network at home or at work. A free version is available called NetSpot FREE edition.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $49- Varies by plan

    Steven Hansen
    Written on October 12, 2018
    "Tried the free edition and it worked!"
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    #2WiFi Analyzer

    WiFi Analyzer

    WiFi Analyzer is a tool you can use on Windows computers and phones. It turns your device into an analyzer for your wireless network that helps you identify problems in your WiFi, and find the best channel and place for your router/access-point.

    Software

    Windows

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Harold Chapman
    Written on October 23, 2017
    "So if you are like me and have no clue how to troubleshoot problems with the wifi other than unplugging and plugging back in then get the Wifi Analyzer it will help even the biggest computer dummies like myself. "
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    #3Wireless Network Watcher

    Wireless Network Watcher

    Wireless Network Watcher is a useful utility that shows computers and other devices on your local network, whether WiFi or Ethernet. Useful for discovering intruders, Wireless Network Watcher also serves to make a quick catalog of your IP addresses.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Carol Morales
    Written on October 24, 2017
    "It looks like it is good for the job. There seem to be some functions that it could stand to have added. Overall, the product is a good fit for this category."

WHAT’S THE MEANING?

Wi-Fi or WiFi is the wireless local area networking technology (WLAN) that is widely utilized for connecting computers and other electronic devices to the internet. Moreover, Wi-Fi is the wireless form of the Ethernet network. Before the technology was called Wi-Fi, people used to call it WaveLan, FlankSpeed, DragonFly, WECA, and IEEE802.11b Direct Sequence.

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that according to a multinational study, people are more addicted to Wi-Fi than sex, chocolate, or alcohol? As the internet has become omnipresent, the seemingly ‘need’ of people for it has also become stronger. The iPass Mobile Professional Report in 2016 revealed that 40% of 1700 people are more willing to live without sex than to live without their Wi-Fi connection, while 37% of them voted for sex, and a rate of 14% said that chocolate is their addiction surpassing the rate of those who are into alcohol. 

Moreover, a recent study at McMaster University in Ontario revealed that majority of the people are claiming that their improved state and quality of life can be attributed to their heavy usage of Wi-Fi. Interestingly, one of the factors that people consider in purchasing an internet service is the speed. Higher upload speed is most favorable for people who are into playing real-time games. Amidst all the issues surrounding the internet, Wi-Fi has truly revolutionized the world because of the convenience, mobility, productivity, and the efficiency it has offered.

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    #4Acrylic Wi-Fi

    Acrylic Wi-Fi

    Acrylic Wi-Fi is a WiFi scanner that shows you the access points and provides information regarding the security mechanisms. It also obtains generic WiFi passwords with its plugin system. It gathers information from 802.11/a/b/g/n/ac networks.

    Software

    Windows

    $129- Varies by plan

    Linda Gibson
    Written on October 21, 2017
    "I dabble in networking a little and I enjoy the details of this wifi scanner. It allows you to see network information, access points, and connected users. Overall good and detailed."
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    #5inSSIDer Office

    inSSIDer Office

    inSSIDer is a software by MetaGeek that lets you detect the most common WiFi problems. You'll be able to discover if you have inadequate coverage, interference from neighboring networks, and even faulty network configurations.

    Software

    Windows

    $149- $649 (Free trial available)

    Alice Spencer
    Written on October 24, 2017
    "For so long, I have had WiFi issues of interference and signals. Calling my internet providing was not helpful and I thought I just had to live with the problems. inSSIDer Office was able to identify my problems had to do with my router location and some neighboring interferences. inSSIDer Office gave me recommendations to solve these problems and now my WiFi is working great."
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    #6What's My IP Tool

    What's My IP Tool

    What's My IP Tool is a website by Internet Marketing Ninjas that tells you your IP address and its details. It also has useful information about what is an IP address, what are they for, and how they work.

    Online Tools

    Free

    Randy Henderson
    Written on November 1, 2017
    "Not sure I would be using this for the question. Not highly a highly recommend for the solution"
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    #7Who's On My WiFi

    Who's On My WiFi

    Who's On My WiFi shows you all devices on your network over time. With this software, you can find intruders on your wireless network. This software is both available on Windows and Mac. 

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    David Garrett
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "Wow! This WiFi analyzer works wonderfully! I found out that nobody else was accessing my wifi. It's just naturally slow by itself. Makes sense because I use a password. "
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    #8SoftPerfect WiFi Guard

    SoftPerfect WiFi Guard

    Wifi Guard is a specialized network scanner for keeping your WiFi secure. It runs through your network at set intervals and reports immediately if it has found any new connected devices that could possibly belong to an intruder.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    $19- Varies by plan

    Kathryn Harvey
    Written on October 24, 2017
    "This seems useful in a city or other crowded environments. I live somewhere that the next house is at least 100 yards away, so not useful."
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    #9Fast

    Fast

    Fast.com is a free and simple online tool for monitoring bandwidth strength where you don't have to make any single click for checking your broadband speed. It was powered and developed by Netflix. 

    Online Tools

    Free

    Devansh Das
    Written on November 7, 2017
    "The ease of use is the big selling point for this analyzer. It does all the work for you but it's downfall is two fold. First it is a Netflix produced product and I have had problem with Netflix and my account and their customer service in the past offering no solutions to ongoing issues with their platform. Second after analyzing my speed it offers no solution for improving or optomizing my Wi_Fi performance. I can already tell how my PC is working by how it performs while I'm using it."
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    #10Check the Network Connection Status of Wireless Devices

    Check the Network Connection Status of Wireless Devices

    In this lifewire article, they show you how to effectively check the connection of your wireless devices whether smartphones, Pc's, routers or other devices such as printers or video consoles.

    Articles

    Free

    Johnny Washington
    Written on November 6, 2017
    "If you have any issues with your wifi in the house like most people and want to see devices linked to the account and see if anyone is hijacking the wifi then this is a must have "
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    #11Connectify Hotspot

    Connectify Hotspot

    Connectify Hotspot is a virtual router software apps available for Windows, allowing users to connect to the internet using any other device. The software is available for free download and contains no advertisements.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Ajay Patil
    Written on April 4, 2019
    "other than the usually stuff that it does, it also helps me analyze the wifi connections nearby my PC and have good comparing to other networks so i can choose which faster network than the rest!"

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Summary

Best WiFi analyzers for my PC
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1NetSpotSoftware 49 Paid
2WiFi AnalyzerSoftware 46 Free
3Wireless Network WatcherSoftware 24 Free
4Acrylic Wi-FiSoftware 23 Paid
5inSSIDer OfficeSoftware 16 Paid
6What's My IP ToolOnline Tools 13 Free
7Who's On My WiFiSoftware 13 Free
8SoftPerfect WiFi GuardSoftware 12 Paid
9FastOnline Tools 11 Free
10Check the Network Connection Status of Wireless DevicesArticles 7 Free
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