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Free WiFi Scanner for iPhone and iPad Without Jailbreak

[fa icon="calendar"] Mar 27, 2017 2:29:08 PM / by Zaib Kaleem

Zaib Kaleem

 iPhone and iPad users with iOS 7 and up, now have a way to view WiFi scan info (SSID, BSSID, RSSI, Channel) on devices with Apple's AirPort Utility app.  Prior to this AirPort Utility update, only SSID and BSSID information was available on app store apps (non jailbreak apps).


Follow steps below to access to this new capability or download a PDF of this guide here.

 


Getting Started

Download the Apple AirPort Utility from iPhone/iPad app store.

Navigate to Settings > AirPort Utility > Turn on “Wi-Fi Scanner” mode

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Accessing WiFi Scan Feature

Launch AirPort Utility app and top right will show “Wi-Fi Scan” option in blue.

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Select scan duration from 10 to 60 seconds or continuous scanning.

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Scanning Mode should look similar to this...

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Scan History

Click a row to view signal history for BSSID/access point.

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Channel Usage Summary

Channel usage summary can be viewed by clicking “i”/info button on bottom right after stopping scan.

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Export Scan History

CSV export of SSID, BSSID, RSSI, Channel, Timestamp.

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If you are interested WiFi Scanning products that AccessAgility offers, please check out:

WiFi Scanner for Mac & Windows

WiFi Survey for iPad

 

Topics: iOS, WiFi Scanning, iOS Scanning, AirPort Utility

Zaib Kaleem

Written by Zaib Kaleem