20+ Free WiFi Software For Just About Anything Wireless

October 7, 2012 – 6:57 pm

It’s been a long time since I post anything and my writing skills have become rusty. Anyway, below is a collection of free wifi software to do just about anything wirelessly from your own computer. Most of the tools listed are useful for home users while some are better suited for advanced wireless networking users. Enjoy!

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Free Wireless Survey Tools / Wireless Discovery Tools

You can use your Windows to scan for free WiFi hotspots, or you can use any of these apps. Most will provide better details about WiFi signals located near you. These softwares are also useful for troubleshooting low Wi-Fi signals by providing visual representation of your Wi-Fi networks.
 
1. InSSIDer

inssider

 

2. WirelessMon

wirelessmon

 

3. Ekahau Heatmapper

ekahau heatmapper

 

4. Vistumbler

vistumbler

 

5. Netstumbler

netstumbler

 

6. Xirrus WiFi Inspector

xirrus-wifi-inspector

 

7. HomeDale

homedale

 

8. WiFi Hopper

wifi hopper

 

9.NetSurveyor

netsurveyor

 

10. WiFi SIStr

wifi-sistr

 

11. WirelessNetView

wirelessnetview

 

12. outSSIDer

outssider

 

WiFi Vulnerability Assessment Tool

13. BackTrack 5

backtrack

A live Linux based distibution, BackTrack is free WiFi software that is popular among enthusiasts because it offers huge amount of tools to perform security assessments of your Wi-Fi network.

 

14.AirSnare

airsnare

AirSnare monitors network traffic for unfriendly MAC addresses and alerts you when a MAC address is found that isn’t on the friendly list. AirSnare also monitor DHCP requests from clients.

 

Other Useful Wi-Fi Tools

15. Wireless KeyView

wirelesskeyview

WirelessKeyView recovers all wireless network security keys/passwords (WEP/WPA) stored in your computer. You can save all the keys for the future; just in case if your computer encounters any problems. Never lose the important keys again!

 

16. VirtualRouter

VirtualRouter

Use VirtualRouter to allow other computers to connect to your computer via Wi-Fi and share your Internet connection. Makes your computer works like an access point.

 

17.mHotSpot

Another tool to turn your Windows 7 computer as a virtual router, just like VirtualRouter above.

 

18.ZoneRider

zonerider

Easily setup a paid Wi-Fi access using your home wireless router with ZoneRider.

 

19. TamoSoft Throughput Test

tamosoft wireless throughput test

Slow Wi-Fi connection? UseTamoSoft Throughput Test to test the performance of your wireless or wired network.

 

20. Wireless Network Watcher

wnetwatcher

This freeware scans your wireless network and displays the list of all computers and devices that are currently connected to your network.

 

21.Wireless Key Generator

wireless-key-generator

Create better, secure encryption keys for use in your Wi-Fi router with this program.

 

22. NetStress

netstress

Test the performance of your Wi-Fi network with NetStress.

 

23.HotSpot Shield

hotspot shield

For PC, Android and iPhone users, HotSpotShield secure your browsing experience with HTTPS encryption.

 

There you go, 20+ fantastic, free wifi tools to satisfy all of your wireless networking needs. Let me know if I am missing some popular tools; so I can expand the post!

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  1. 2 Responses to “20+ Free WiFi Software For Just About Anything Wireless”

  2. Great post guys. I’ve always wondered if there was an application that’d allow you to view your wireless keys, as when I get a new device I’m always searching around for the wireless key. You’ve gained yourself a new reader :)

    By Ash on Oct 31, 2012

  3. HotSpot Shield is great! I already tried it.

    By Jan Christian on Apr 28, 2013

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