Homedale::Wi-Fi / WLAN Monitor
With Homedale you can scan for Wi-Fi / WLAN Access Points and monitor their signal strength.
Use the detected access points with Google Geolocation, Mozilla Location Service and Open WLAN Map Service to locate yourself.
It works with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac wireless networks in the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency bands using 20, 40, 80 and 160 MHz width channels.

Details

See an overview of all available access points with their signal strength, security [WEP/WPA/WPA2], network name (SSID), BSSID, vendor based on MAC address, channel, supported data rates and much more.
Details from information elements (IE) advertised by the access points are parsed and shown.

Signal Strength

You can also monitor the signal strength of selected access points in a graph over the time. With a right mouse click, you can start logging to a text file and create a screenshot.

Frequency Usage

See the usage of all Wi-Fi channels and find the optimal channel for your access point.

Connect

Make a right mouse click to connect and disconnect from a Wi-Fi / WLAN access point. The blue icon shows the currently connected access point.
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Supported Languages:  
English English
French French
German German
Greek Greek

Polish Polish
Portuguese Portuguese
Russian Russian
Simplified Chinese Simplified Chinese

Swedish Swedish
Traditional Chinese Traditional Chinese
Ukrainian Ukrainian
Homedale supports several command line options:
/n <0/1/2> 0: Do not use ndis [default for >=Vista], 1: Use ndis [default for <=XP], 2: Use ndis exclusively
/r <x> Refresh after x milli seconds
/s <ssid1,…> Log only specified ssid's
/m <12-34-56-78-90-ab,…> Log only specified bssid's
/l <file name> Enable logging to specified file name
/d Append to existing log file instead of deleting it first
/e Log all access points
/c Use , for log file instead of tab
/f <filter> Filter access points for display and logging
/t <x> Exit application after x milli seconds
/a Log currently connected ap
/p Or portable.dat file is in same folder, use portable version, save settings in Homedale.ini
/u <language code> Change user interface language to specified 2 letter language code
/x Use Unix time stamp in milli seconds in the log file
/g <600> Number of records in the rssi graph
/b <seconds> How long the last rssi will be shown if access point is no more found
/i Start minimized
/h Minimize to system tray
/? Show all options
All available Wi-Fi / WLAN access points with their settings:
Selected Wi-Fi / WLAN access points with their signal strength over the time:
Review:
SOSPC has an article about using Homedale: Homedale: How to adjust your Wi-Fi channel.
Tutorial from The Technology Firm [as PDF]:
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