inSSIDer 2 then – an award-winning and open-source Wi-Fi scanner tool – is heading to Linux.

inSSIDer scans any network(s) available to your WiFi card/dongle and tracks the signal strength over time – even if you’re not connected to it. This makes it an invaluable tool when deciding on a network to join or for detecting performance issues with your own network.

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  • Sort results by Mac Address, SSID, Channel, RSSI and “Time Last Seen”
  • Inspect your WLAN and surrounding networks to troubleshoot competing access points
  • Track the strength of received signal in dBm over time
  • Filter access points in an easy-to-use format
  • Highlight access points for areas with high Wi-Fi concentration
  • Export Wi-Fi and GPS data to a KML file to view in Google Earth.
  • Filter through hundreds of scanned access points


No further information is available on the Linux alpha beyond ‘it’s coming’ and the screenshot above.

We’ll share any more information the second we get it.

Thanks to smplby

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