From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Inssider)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Metageek inSSIDer logo.jpg
Developer(s)MetaGeek, LLC
Stable release
5.0.0 / October 2, 2019; 2 years ago (2019-10-02)
Written inC
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows 7 or higher, OS X Snow Leopard or higher (via Mac App Store)
Platform.NET Framework
Size5.5 MB (.msi)
Available inEnglish (US)
TypeWiFi network analyzer
License4.x: Shareware [1]
3.x: Proprietary
2.x: Apache License[2]

inSSIDer is a Wi-Fi network scanner application for Microsoft Windows and OS X developed by MetaGeek, LLC.[3] It has received awards such as a 2008 Infoworld Bossie Award for "Best of Open Source Software in Networking",[4] but as of inSSIDer 3, it is no longer open-source.


inSSIDer began as a replacement for NetStumbler, a popular Windows Wi-Fi scanner, which had not been actively developed for several years and reputedly did not work with modern 64-bit operating systems or versions of Windows higher than Windows XP. The project was inspired by Charles Putney on The Code Project.


  • New in Version 5.0: channel utilization break down to show device (AP and client) airtime utilization; see connected client devices and info about client such as utilization and signal strength
  • Gathers information from wireless card and software
  • Helps choose the best wireless channel available
  • Wi-Fi network information such as SSID, MAC, vendor, data rate, signal strength, and security
  • Graphs signal strength over time
  • Shows which Wi-Fi network channels overlap

System requirements[edit]


OS X[edit]


  1. ^ Major Geeks
  2. ^[bare URL plain text file]
  3. ^ Henry, Alan (November 18, 2008). "InSSIDer: A Wi-Fi Network Scanner for Today's Wardriver". Archived from the original on September 20, 2012. Retrieved 2013-04-22.
  4. ^ IDG’s "InfoWorld Names the Winners of the Best of Open Source Software for 2008" Archived 2013-04-01 at the Wayback Machine (press release). August 4, 2008.

External links[edit]