updated 04:35 pm EDT, Fri October 17, 2008
AirGrab WiFi Radar tool
AirGrab has unveiled WiFi Radar, a tool for the Mac that gathers network information. The program displays information about any 802.11b/g/n access points, such as Apple's AirPort base stations. Problems on a network can be detected for troubleshooting, and encryption status can be monitored and managed. The tools can also be used to optimize a network for regular use, and generate reports on several hotspots for comparison.
Wi-Fi connection statistics are graphed, with data incorporating signal strength, security, noise, the signal-to-noise ratio, transmission rates and quality. The program can graph multiple channels simultaneously, with support for refresh rate adjustments. Reports can be exported to graphs or HTML. WiFi Radar works on Mac OS X 10.4 or later, and is available from the company for free.