Networking – popular application for Windows 7 to find nearby WiFi networks

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I was wondering if we can use a third party program, besides "Network and Sharing Center," to find WiFi networks.

Is there a popular and recommended application for Windows 7 that finds WiFi networks?

Best Answer

  • I would say that NetStumbler is the most popular. It does not officially support Windows 7 (Thank you to paradroid for pointing that out), however I did find a site that shows how to configure it to make it work with Windows 7, and it will hopefully work for you.

    http://www.netstumbler.com/downloads/

    http://wlanbook.com/netstumbler-windows-7/

    This one is also very popular, and pretty well reviewed.

    http://download.cnet.com/inSSIDer/3000-2085_4-10848357.html?tag=mncol;1 (32-bit)

    http://download.cnet.com/inSSIDer-64-bit/3000-2085_4-75317291.html?tag=mncol;2 (64-bit)