WifiInfoView v1.79 - WiFi Scanner for Windows 7/8/Vista

Thursday, April 30, 2015


WifiInfoView scans the wireless networks in your area and displays extensive information about them, including: Network Name (SSID), MAC Address, PHY Type (802.11g or 802.11n), RSSI, Signal Quality, Frequency, Channel Number, Maximum Speed, Company Name, Router Model and Router Name (Only for routers that provides this information), and more...

When you select a wireless network in the upper pane of this tool, the lower pane displays the Wi-Fi information elements received from this device, in hexadecimal format.

WifiInfoView also has a summary mode, which displays a summary of all detected wireless networks, grouped by channel number, company that manufactured the router, PHY type, or the maximum speed.

Columns In the Upper Pane
  • SSID: The name of the network.
  • MAC Address: MAC address of the router.
  • PHY Type: The PHY type for this network - 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n, or High-Rate DSSS
  • RSSI: The received signal strength indicator value, in units of decibels referenced to 1.0 milliwatts (dBm), as detected by the wireless LAN interface driver for the AP or peer station.
  • Signal Quality: A number between 0 and 100 that represents the quality of the signal.
  • Frequency: The channel center frequency of the band on which the 802.11 Beacon or Probe Response frame was received. The value of this column is in units of Gigahertz (GHz).
  • Channel: Channel number used by this wireless network.
  • Information Size:The total size (in bytes) of all Wi-Fi information elements received from this wireless network.
  • Elements Count: The total number of Wi-Fi information elements received from this wireless network.
  • Company: The company that manufactured the router, according to the 3 first bytes of the MAC address.
  • Router Model: The model of the router. This value is displayed only for routers that provide this information inside the Wi-Fi information elements.
  • Router Name: The name of the router. This value is displayed only for routers that provide this information inside the Wi-Fi information elements.
  • Security: Specifies whether the network is secured (Yes/No).
  • Maximum Speed: The maximum speed (in Mbps) that you can get when connecting to this wireless network.
  • First Detection: The first date/time that this network was detected.
  • Last Detection: The last date/time that this network was detected.
  • Detection Count: The number of times that this network was detected.  

Command-Line Options

/cfg <Filename> Start WifiInfoView with the specified configuration file. For example:
WifiInfoView.exe /cfg "c:\config\csv.cfg"
WifiInfoView.exe /cfg "%AppData%\WifiInfoView.cfg"
/NumberOfScans <Number> Specifies the number of scans to perform when using the save command-line options (/scomma, /shtml, and so on...)
/stext <Filename> Save the list of wireless networks into a regular text file.
/stab <Filename> Save the list of wireless networks into a tab-delimited text file.
/scomma <Filename> Save the list of wireless networks into a comma-delimited text file (csv).
/stabular <Filename> Save the list of wireless networks into a tabular text file.
/shtml <Filename> Save the list of wireless networks into HTML file (Horizontal).
/sverhtml <Filename> Save the list of wireless networks into HTML file (Vertical).
/sxml <Filename> Save the list of wireless networks into XML file.
/sort <column> This command-line option can be used with other save options for sorting by the desired column. If you don't specify this option, the list is sorted according to the last sort that you made from the user interface. The <column> parameter can specify the column index (0 for the first column, 1 for the second column, and so on) or the name of the column, like "SSID" and "RSSI". You can specify the '~' prefix character (e.g: "~SSID") if you want to sort in descending order. You can put multiple /sort in the command-line if you want to sort by multiple columns. Examples:
WifiInfoView.exe /shtml "d:\temp\wifi.html" /sort 2 /sort ~1
WifiInfoView.exe /scomma "d:\temp\wifi.html" /sort "~Security" /sort "SSID"
/nosort When you specify this command-line option, the list will be saved without any sorting.
/UseOnlyAdapter <0 | 1> Specifies whether to use only the desired network adapter. 0 = No, 1 = Yes.
/NetworkAdapter <Adapter Guid> Specifies the guid of the network adapter to use, for example:
WifiInfoView.exe /UseOnlyAdapter 1 /NetworkAdapter "{F261051F-D217-12D0-B9A9-F61D323AD21E}"
/SortOnEveryUpdate <0 | 1> Specifies whether to sort on every update. 0 = No, 1 = Yes.
/MacAddressFormat <1 - 3> Specifies the MAC address format. 1 = XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX, 2 = XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX, 3 = XXXXXXXXXXXX.
/DisplayMode <1 - 11> Specifies the display mode:
1 - Full Details Mode
2 - Channels Summary Mode
3 - Companies Summary Mode
4 - PHY Types Summary Mode
5 - Max Speed Summary Mode
6 - Router Model Summary Mode
7 - Router Name Summary Mode
8 - Signal Quality Summary Mode
9 - BSS Type Summary Mode
10 - Security Summary Mode
11 - WPS Summary Mode
/UpdateRate <1 - 4> Specifies the update rate: 1- Low, 2 - Medium, 3 - High, 4 - Very High.




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