Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector is a utility for troubleshooting and managing the Wi-fi on Windows 7, XP SP2, and Vista computers. Application features include locating Wi-fi networks, checking Wi-fi coverage, searching for Wi-fi devices and identifying rogue APs. APs stands for access points. A wireless network adapter is a requisite to use this tool. Wireless networks may also be monitored using a laptop.
Wireless network monitoring is possible without the need to pay for anything since Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector is a free application. Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector is also especially beneficial to constant users of Wifi- hotspots with its ability to troubleshoot Wi-fi connections. When it detects a nearby Wifi- network, the application provides valuable and descriptive information about each. It also reviews and reports on network performance and speed. Built-in mechanisms enables a user to assess performance and integrity of specific Wi-fi connections. Vital information the application provides include the router manufacturer, signal strength, network frequency and channel, if a network is encrypted or not, encryption used, or whether a network has peer-to-peer connection, or an access point. For troubleshooting purposes the application presents a user’s IP address, IP configuration and adapter information. It also pings and ensures that the DNS gateway and server are running.