We have earlier carried a review of inSSIDer, the freeware WiFi Network Finder and Scanner. It allowed to monitor your wifi connection and those within the vicinity with precision and accuracy.

Xirrus, the well-reputed vendor in the field of Wifi monitoring and bandwidth management, also provides a freeware application with the name Wifi Inspector.

It is an improved version of their free long standing Wifi Gadget application designed for managing and troubleshooting a laptop’s Wi-Fi connection in addition to scanning and monitoring the Wi-Fi environment.

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The Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector is a powerful tool for managing and troubleshooting the Wi-Fi on a Windows XP SP2 or later, Vista, or 7 laptop. Built in tests enable you to characterize the integrity and performance of your Wi-Fi connection. Applications include:

  • Searching for Wi-Fi networks
  • Managing and troubleshooting Wi-Fi connections
  • Verifying Wi-Fi coverage
  • Locating Wi-Fi devices
  • Detecting rogue APs

[Download Xirrus Wifi Inspector]