I have used the old free desktop/laptop version of inSSIDer in the past. Thought I'd buy the Android version today since I was taking an hour drive. Within 60 seconds of running inSSIDer, the program locks up. If you touch the screen after that, a "program not responding" note pops up offering to close, wait, or file a bug report. Very unhappy customer :( I'm using the NVIDIA Shield Tablet with the Lollipop update installed. UPDATE: I later found Wifi Analyzer as a stable (and free) alternative.
I have used the PC and Android versions Inssider. Once I figured out how to use it(reason for 4 stars), it has helped me fine tune my WiFi net for better performance . Using this app let me measure the effects of moving my range extender to different locations to get the best mix of signal strength between devices on the same channel. This app has proved quite useful and worth the $19.95 for my PC version.
We had a major SSID spoofing issue at a client's site, and i was amassing as many tools as I could to document the issues, so I bought this. InSSIDer was basically useless - it locked up, on both my phone and tablet, every time I scanned the network, and had to be force-quit. The issue was two Meraki controllers dueling with each other to aggressively kill the other's network - they were both spoofing, deauthing all users, and then black-holing the other system's SSIDs, rendering both Wifi networks completely unusable (the building manager was initially unaware of the 2nd system). The solution was an upgrade of both systems to some beta software from Meraki, implying that they maybe pushed out a bad update last Tuesday, when this started, but they weren't admitting anything. InSSIDer's complete collapse, when the six or so other FREE apps were accurately scanning and documenting the radios, was pretty unimpressive.
Love the desktop version I am a paid user of the desktop version, however, the Android version does not display channel width in the channel graph view. Every SSID shows up as 20MHz in width. This is a problem when trying to determine the appropriate channel in a residential environment, when people are using 20, 40, and even 80MHz wide channels inappropriately. Cannot rely on InSSIDer's data for determining the best channel without accurate channel width views. Other WiFi analysis apps on Android show channel widths accurately.
Great features but freezes Very nice upgrade to the free version, but when viewing the 2.4 or 5 gig signal graphs, it often freezes on my S5 and you have to close it out and start it again. Once this is resolved, it will be an awesone 5 star app. However I agree with another poster, it would be nice to be able to export data.
Love the app While I love the app and have used it for a while, I bought the PC version which gives a little more in analysis. The nexus 9 release marshmallow broke this and several other network analysis type apps. Problem traced to netgear analytic app. Wiped tablet and reloaded minus analytics everything started working. Loaded two games and insider is broke again. Guess I will be using the pc for work now
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Turns an Android phone into a W-iFi Analyzer w/18 useful router networking tools