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    AirRadar 3
    Version 3.0.8
    Scanning for wireless networks is now easier and more personalized! AirRadar allows you to scan for open networks and tag them as favourites or filter them out.
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WiFi On Demand

Finding a free WiFi network while on vacation can be a nightmare. Using advanced GPS technology, AirRadar scans and places all networks on a map. While walking or driving, AirRadar automatically updates the location of networks when it finds a better signal elsewhere.

Open networks are clearly marked with a green dot, and closed networks with a red dot. Simply throw the laptop on the passenger seat before leaving the house for the day, and after a day of driving, have a comprehensive map of open networks!


Save logs of WiFi scans for future use when travelling back to a different city. Even share these logs with others.
Graphing network signal strength over a period of time can help identify if other devices cause interference when they are turned on.
From viewing advanced router info to identifying unused channels, AirRadar helps System Administrators determine the best router configuration for an environment.

Enhance Home WiFi

In modern households, it's common for families to have a WiFi router. In apartment buildings and dense city areas, hundreds of WiFi signals can often be picked up from a single spot.

AirRadar can provide insight to optimizing your home network and reducing interference from other signals. The calmest, or even unused, WiFi channels are presented with every scan.


Other Highlghts

Full WiFi Support

Supports all modern WiFi networks such as 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, and has expandability for future types.

GPS Integration

Identifies the best location of a network's signal and places it on a map. Locations are updated as better signals are found.

Auto-Join

Automatically join the best network when it comes into range.

Alerts

Keep your eyes on the road. AirRadar can speak new network names, and play alert sounds. Also, it sports full integration with Mac OS X's Notification Center.

Keychain Integration

Networks are optionally remembered in the system's WiFi Keychain. Wether you're using the built-in system WiFi menu or AirRadar, all of your passwords are ready when you need them.

Advanced Info

AirRadar reports much more than simply signal strength and a network name. View incredibly detailed information including encryption types, beacon intervals, vendor, channel bands, spec, and more!

Full WiFi Support

Supports all modern specifications like 802.11a/b/g/n/ac.

GPS Integrated

Uses Mac OS X's internal location services to identify the approximate location of access points.

Auto-Join

Automatically join the best network.

Graph

Graph network signal and noise over time.

Favorites

Easily identify networks by setting them as a favorite.

Statistics

Look for congested channels at a glance.

History

Save and load network scan histories on the fly.

Label

Assign label colors and notes to networks.

Speak

Speak network names.

Alerts

Play audio effects or show notifications for found networks.

Keychain

Save network passwords in the system keychain for auto-filling later on.

Filter

Easily filter scan results by numerous criteria.

Enterprise Support

Compatible with Enterprise-level WPA networks.

Vendor Info

Displays the vendor of each WiFi router.

Advanced Details

From Beacon Intervals to Channel Widths.

Multiple Cards

Choose which WiFi card to scan and join with.

For the full or trial version of our app, please use the download links below. After installation, the trial will automatically begin. For users owning a valid license, unlock the software via the "Unlock Product..." menu item if necessary.

Current Version

Older Versions

These versions are no longer supported and are listed primarily for customers owning older licenses.

Name Version Size Date Platform Minimum OS Download
AirRadar 2.2.4 14.01 MB October 23, 2012 Mac Mac OS X 10.6 (Universal) Download
AirRadar 2.3.4 12.06 MB April 20, 2012 Mac Mac OS X 10.6 (Intel) Download

All of our products come with a full set of licensing options: from single users and households to small businesses and larger corporations.


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Super handy app. I use it all the time whenever I go anywhere. Very user friendly.

Lyra M. Foss

Fills a gap left wide open by other wi-fi apps and even Apple’s own built-in scanner.

Greg Ellis

I doubt I’ll ever bother with another wi-fi app.

Dennis Christie

Slick, powerful, and surprising easy to use.

Cody Rogerson

Such a useful app. Can be used effectively in figuring out the deal with faulty wireless connections and covers FAR more information than Apple's built-in Airport feature. A great add-on to any Mac for any user out there, no matter who you are.

Peter Hoffstad

If you spend as much time travelling as I do you’ll never leave home without it on your laptop.

Kenneth Smith

A rare example of a wireless networking program that seems to get everything right.

Pamela York

After a few minutes in AirRadar I can’t imagine having to rely on built-in scanners any more.

Kim Silverburg

Found everything there was to find in the mess of networks on my block without any issues.

Donald Sorren

This app is simple yet very detailed. It covers everything in terms of network details, and the layout of it all is so simple that even someone who doesn't know squat about computers could figure it out easily. I've always appreciated that in an app and I'm sure many out there would agree with me.

Sam Allison

Our manual is always expanding! While we strongly believe our products as so intuitive you shouldn't need a manual, there are exceptions now and then. If you feel there is something missing from the documentation, please contact us.

AirRadar records a lot of information about networks during each scan, and by default only a small number of columns "the most essential" are shown in the main list. To view additional network information, right-click (or control-click) the list header and choose an additional column to include. To remove a column, simply choose it from the list again.

By default, AirPort in Mac OS X can automatically join a list of preferred networks. AirRadar, on the other hand, can automatically join networks based on their signal strength during a scan.

AirRadar has this option turned off by default, but it can be turned on in the Preferences window. Without the additional options turns on, AirRadar will stop scanning if an open network is found and attempt to join it. If desired, it is possible to specify a required signal strength for open networks to be met before this action is taken, and whether or not this should only take place if not already connected elsewhere.

To configure AirRadar to automatically connect to an open network via signal strength follow these steps:

  1. Go into "Preferences"
  2. Choose "Alerts"
  3. Click the "Automatically connect to best network" and "If signal is better than" check boxes, and enter the desired signal strength in the text box (for example 60 for 60% strength)
  4. AirRadar will now automatically reconnect to the current network if it is the best open network which meets the requirements which are set.

The favorites area of the main window allows a user to specify network names and MAC (BSSID) Addresses for networks that they wish to highlight while scanning. This color can be changed in the Preferences window. To add or remove a favorite, click the plus (+) or minus (-) button below the favorites list.

  • New graph idea: https://sites.google.com/site/osxwifiexplorer/
  • CW8021XProfileMBS integration
  • Help regarding network details (descriptions of each thing)
  • If AirPort was not enabled, show Wizard instructions how to enable it.
  • Printing and saving of graphs.
  • The ability to choose fonts and font sizes.
  • Stop auto-scan after preset interval preferences setting.
  • Add sound previews for "Play sound after each scan" (Preferences > General) and "Play this sound" (Preferences > Alert).
  • Semi-transparent graphs preferences option.
  • Popup notification for loss of network connection (toggled in preferences).
  • Menu extra
  • "Would be great if AirRadar showed if channel was bonded the way airport command line tool shows. Eg. 48,-1 Indicating set on channel 48 and bonded with channel 44. /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/Current/Resources/airport"

To exclude certain networks from appearing in the scan list (such as networks that are password protected or otherwise unavailable), click the Filter section on the main window, click the plus (+) button below the list, and specify either the BSSID (MAC Address) or network name.

While scanning for wireless networks, networks which appear in more than one scan, begin to build a history inside of AirRadar. A graph of the network's history of signal strength and noise levels can be viewed by selecting the network(s) and choosing the Graph section of the main window.

Colors and additional settings for this graph can be changed in the Preferences window.

AirRadar continuously scans the local area for wireless networks, and provides detailed information about each one. Upon launching the program, simply click the 'Start Scan' button and if any networks are within range, they will appear in the Scanner list. It is also possible to configure AirRadar to automatically begin scanning on launch via the Preferences window.

Signal Strength (sometimes known as RSSI), displayed in AirRadar as a percentage, is how strong the connection to the wireless network is. The farther away from the base station, router, or relay point, the lower the strength will be. Other physical factors (such as walls, people, furniture, etc.) between this computer and the network also affect signal strength.

Noise is the level of interference to this network from other devices or networks operating on the same channel. The higher the noise rating, the more likely the connection could drop or suffer severe speed issues.

After locating a network, select it, and choose 'Join Network' from the network menu. If the join is successful, the AirPort menu will display some signal strength.

  • Sometimes duplicate BSSIDs make it into the list. Not sure how.
  • Undo is enabled for all text input fields, but there is no redo.
  • Undo works on a character-by-character basis instead of in groups, which is inconsistent in behavior with the rest of the operating system.
  • Ensure AirRadar current status/joining/disconnect/scanning API/shell 10.4/5/6/7
  • The globe in the "Save" icon is a dramatically difference size than the globe icon in the other toolbar icons.

Ad-hoc networks are often computer-to-computer networks without an internet connection, primarily used for file or data sharing.

AirRadar records a lot of information about networks during each scan, and by default only a small number of columns "the most essential" are shown in the main list. To view additional network information, right-click (or control-click) the list header and choose an additional column to include. To remove a column, simply choose it from the list again.

The favorites area of the main window allows a user to specify network names and MAC (BSSID) Addresses for networks that they wish to highlight while scanning. This color can be changed in the Preferences window. To add or remove a favorite, click the plus (+) or minus (-) button below the favorites list.

  • New graph idea: https://sites.google.com/site/osxwifiexplorer/
  • CW8021XProfileMBS integration
  • Help regarding network details (descriptions of each thing)
  • If AirPort was not enabled, show Wizard instructions how to enable it.
  • Printing and saving of graphs.
  • The ability to choose fonts and font sizes.
  • Stop auto-scan after preset interval preferences setting.
  • Add sound previews for "Play sound after each scan" (Preferences > General) and "Play this sound" (Preferences > Alert).
  • Semi-transparent graphs preferences option.
  • Popup notification for loss of network connection (toggled in preferences).
  • Menu extra
  • "Would be great if AirRadar showed if channel was bonded the way airport command line tool shows. Eg. 48,-1 Indicating set on channel 48 and bonded with channel 44. /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/Current/Resources/airport"

To exclude certain networks from appearing in the scan list (such as networks that are password protected or otherwise unavailable), click the Filter section on the main window, click the plus (+) button below the list, and specify either the BSSID (MAC Address) or network name.

While scanning for wireless networks, networks which appear in more than one scan, begin to build a history inside of AirRadar. A graph of the network's history of signal strength and noise levels can be viewed by selecting the network(s) and choosing the Graph section of the main window.

Colors and additional settings for this graph can be changed in the Preferences window.

AirRadar continuously scans the local area for wireless networks, and provides detailed information about each one. Upon launching the program, simply click the 'Start Scan' button and if any networks are within range, they will appear in the Scanner list. It is also possible to configure AirRadar to automatically begin scanning on launch via the Preferences window.

Signal Strength (sometimes known as RSSI), displayed in AirRadar as a percentage, is how strong the connection to the wireless network is. The farther away from the base station, router, or relay point, the lower the strength will be. Other physical factors (such as walls, people, furniture, etc.) between this computer and the network also affect signal strength.

Noise is the level of interference to this network from other devices or networks operating on the same channel. The higher the noise rating, the more likely the connection could drop or suffer severe speed issues.

After locating a network, select it, and choose 'Join Network' from the network menu. If the join is successful, the AirPort menu will display some signal strength.

  • Sometimes duplicate BSSIDs make it into the list. Not sure how.
  • Undo is enabled for all text input fields, but there is no redo.
  • Undo works on a character-by-character basis instead of in groups, which is inconsistent in behavior with the rest of the operating system.
  • Ensure AirRadar current status/joining/disconnect/scanning API/shell 10.4/5/6/7
  • The globe in the "Save" icon is a dramatically difference size than the globe icon in the other toolbar icons.

Ad-hoc networks are often computer-to-computer networks without an internet connection, primarily used for file or data sharing.

By default, AirPort in Mac OS X can automatically join a list of preferred networks. AirRadar, on the other hand, can automatically join networks based on their signal strength during a scan.

AirRadar has this option turned off by default, but it can be turned on in the Preferences window. Without the additional options turns on, AirRadar will stop scanning if an open network is found and attempt to join it. If desired, it is possible to specify a required signal strength for open networks to be met before this action is taken, and whether or not this should only take place if not already connected elsewhere.

To configure AirRadar to automatically connect to an open network via signal strength follow these steps:

  1. Go into "Preferences"
  2. Choose "Alerts"
  3. Click the "Automatically connect to best network" and "If signal is better than" check boxes, and enter the desired signal strength in the text box (for example 60 for 60% strength)
  4. AirRadar will now automatically reconnect to the current network if it is the best open network which meets the requirements which are set.
Version 3.0.8 – December 10, 2014
Coming Soon: Signal to Noise (SNR) ratio.
Bug Fix: Fixed crash when attempting to show an alert on Mac OS X 10.8 or 10.7.