What are the best WiFi security tools?

asked by Gregg Patrone
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16 solutions
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    #1inSSIDer Office

    inSSIDer Office

    inSSIDer is a software by MetaGeek that lets you detect the most common WiFi problems. You'll be able to discover if you have inadequate coverage, interference from neighboring networks, and even faulty network configurations.

    Software

    Windows

    $149- $649 (Free trial available)

    Vivian Wang
    Written on November 29, 2017
    "This software helped me to get my wifi up and running. It helped me figure out why my wifi was giving me trouble. "
  2. 12

    #2Acrylic Wi-Fi

    Acrylic Wi-Fi

    Acrylic Wi-Fi is a WiFi scanner that shows you the access points and provides information regarding the security mechanisms. It also obtains generic WiFi passwords with its plugin system. It gathers information from 802.11/a/b/g/n/ac networks.

    Software

    Windows

    $129- Varies by plan

    Brandon Barrett
    Written on November 30, 2017
    "Acrylic Wi-Fi shows a ton of rather technical and detailed information about local Wi-Fi connections. However, it seems like it would work better in conjunction with other programs as part of a security solution. Another program could be used to secure your network, and then this program could be used to check on how the settings have changed. Basically, this program provides you with a lot of information, but it doesn't necessarily help you change your own configuration."
  3. 11

    #3Who's On My WiFi

    Who's On My WiFi

    Who's On My WiFi shows you all devices on your network over time. With this software, you can find intruders on your wireless network. This software is both available on Windows and Mac. 

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Chris Tang
    Written on December 3, 2017
    "I don't think this is very useful. A good anti-virus software will keep you up to date with intruders. The tool can be a great addition to your protection protocol. However, its not spectacular to me."
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    #4WiFi Analyzer

    WiFi Analyzer

    WiFi Analyzer is a tool you can use on Windows computers and phones. It turns your device into an analyzer for your wireless network that helps you identify problems in your WiFi, and find the best channel and place for your router/access-point.

    Software

    Windows

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Jack Patel
    Written on December 10, 2017
    "Wifi Analyzer is a nice streamlined application that lets you solve problems and secure your WiFi access. A must-have for anyone looking to get info on WiFi!"
  2. 9

    #5Network Analyzer Lite

    Network Analyzer Lite

    This app will help you diagnose what's the problem with your WiFi network, as it will scan it and will tell your where the problem is. You will also get useful information about that network, including the ping.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Juan Fisher
    Written on December 2, 2017
    "If something is wrong with your Wi-Fi, this app might help. The ping is always an interesting thing to study even when everything works fine."
  3. 8

    #6Lookout Security & Antivirus

    Lookout Security & Antivirus

    Lookout Security & Antivirus is a safety solution for mobile phones that helps users increase their security with its antivirus, wifi security connection, breach report, and many other features. It can also help users locate their phone.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Laura Garcia
    Written on November 27, 2017
    "Great app -- scans phone for malware and antivirus. Great security for WiFi."
  4. 8

    #7360 Security

    360 Security
    This security and antivirus app will make sure your phone stays free of malware, adware and anything you don't want in your phone. It also features applocks, private browsing and many other features to keep you safe while surfing the internet. 



    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Ethan Harper
    Written on December 7, 2017
    "I wanted to better protect my Android phone, so I downloaded 360 Security. The software runs smoothly, and it doesn't occupy too much space as well. I'll keep using it because it looks like it has been really well made!"
  5. 5

    #8Wifi Analyzer

    Wifi Analyzer

    Wifi Analyzer turns your Android phone into a powerful tool that shows you the WiFi channels around you and helps you choose a less crowded channel for your wireless router.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Larry Anderson
    Written on December 6, 2017
    "Wifi Analyzer is a great tool that gives you a video representation of the wifi channels and their signal strength around you. It's great for setting up your own wifi or checking the strength of free wifi."
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    #9WiFi Manager

    WiFi Manager

    WiFi Manager is an app that lets you find, connect, and manage WiFi networks. It helps you improve your connection quality with a graphical channel radar, discover open networks around you, and scan for and switch to the best network.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Frances Hall
    Written on December 4, 2017
    "Mostly to track and connect to the best network. A little more efficient that the preset stuff."
  7. 5

    #10WiFi Expert

    WiFi Expert

    WiFi Expert is a helpful app to know more about your wireless network. With this app, you can see what devices are connected to your network and much more. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Olivia Snyder
    Written on December 7, 2017
    "When I'm having problems getting internet on my phone I check out the problem with WiFi Expert. In no time at all I can see all the info and data i need to get connected."
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    #11WiFi Channel Analyzer

    WiFi Channel Analyzer
    WiFi Channel Analyzer helps you improve your wireless network’s performance. It shows how nearby routers populate the WiFi channels. Using this knowledge, you can select the least congested channel for your wireless network. Supports 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz.
    Apps

    Android

    $1.99

    Christian Chen
    Written on November 30, 2017
    "You know what they say about about how the best tool is the one you have on you? This is app is it, it works well considering it's a phone app and not a specialized tool and if nothing else it diagnosis basic things quite well. Now I would not rely on it to do some specialize work but if I wanted to see if any of my wifi devices are obviously compromised it works well. "
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    #12Bibene Alarm System

    Bibene Alarm System

    Bibene Alarm System is a DIY kit of security alarm for homes and offices that supports both iOS and Android devices via Bluetooth or WiFi technology. It comes with a 120dB alarm sound and motion sensors.

    Electronics

    Check price

    Albert Munoz
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "This is a good wifi security tool "
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    #13NetSpot

    NetSpot

    NetSpot is a software which can be used for wireless site surveys, analyzing WiFi performance, and more. It can also be used to improve users' WiFi network at home or at work. A free version is available called NetSpot FREE edition.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Android

    Free- Varies by plan

    Olof Mattsson
    Written on December 7, 2018
    "You can easily see your WiFi security settings as well as the security settings of all other WiFi networks that are within your range. NetSpot can help you decide whether you should kick people off your WiFi."
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    #14WifiDroid

    WifiDroid
    Using this app you will be able to wirelessly transfer your files between Android devices and your computer. Make sure every device is on the same WiFi network, and you will be able to share, edit and download every file you want to save. 




    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Justin May
    Written on December 6, 2017
    "With all of the issues with cyber security these days, I definitely wanted a good way to keep my WiFi safe and secure when using my Android devices. A coworker of mine recommended the app WifiDroid and I have been extremely impressed so far. I am safely and securely able to transfer files between my devices and have the peace of mind that everything is protected."
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    #15Fortress Security Store SO2-A

    Fortress Security Store SO2-A

    Fortress Security Store SO2-A is a wireless security alarm system for homes and business offices. This DIY kit comes with an auto-dial function, motion detectors, panic alarm button, and 110dB alarm alerts when intruded.

    Electronics

    Check price

    Michael Richardson
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "If you have a business to be secured, or a house to really feel like home then you need this kind of help. It is a must for everyone nowdays since even life is unsecure. I feel it is a good choice to be made."
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    #16Thustar Alarm System

    Thustar Alarm System

    Thustar Alarm System is a battery-powered GSM alarm system. This wireless security system is designed with an intelligent LED display and voice-prompt technology with auto-dial and outdoor emergency alarm.

    Electronics

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    Abhinav Tata
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "I was in the market for a WiFi home security system and I stumbled onto the Thuster alarm system. The system is pretty extensive and on first look seemed to have everything that I was looking for at a good price. The instructions and setup were fairly complicated, ut overall the system works as advertised"

Summary

Best What are the best WiFi security tools
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1inSSIDer OfficeSoftware 14 Paid
2Acrylic Wi-FiSoftware 12 Paid
3Who's On My WiFiSoftware 11 Free
4WiFi AnalyzerSoftware 9 Free
5Network Analyzer LiteApps 9 Free
6Lookout Security & AntivirusApps 8 Free
7360 SecurityApps 8 Free
8Wifi AnalyzerApps 5 Free
9WiFi ManagerApps 5 Free
10WiFi ExpertApps 5 Free
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