WirelessMon: Monitor WiFi Networks in an Advanced Way in Windows

Wirelessmon is one of the most complete programs to monitor the WiFi networks around us, thanks to this program, we will be able to see a list with all the WiFi networks with a large amount of public information, in addition, we will be able to see the channels it uses, the addresses MAC, the security features of each of the wireless networks, and we can even connect to an access point directly from this program. Today in this article we are going to explain in detail everything that this program has to monitor WiFi networks in Windows operating systems, including Windows 10.

WirelessMon: Monitor WiFi Networks

Main features

This program offers us a large amount of information about the WiFi networks around us, it is a program that will help us manage our Wi-Fi connection, from which channel to choose to avoid interference with neighboring networks, know data about our connection and of the other connections that we have within our reach.

It is an easy-to-use program and the navigation menus are not elaborate and are very intuitive. Here is a summary of everything that Wirelessmon can do:

  • Check the 802.11 network settings are correct.
  • Wi-Fi hardware test to see if the devices are working properly.
  • Check the signal levels of your local Wi-Fi network and nearby networks.
  • Help to find sources of interference on the network.
  • WirelessMon supports MetaGeek Wi-Spy (2.4i, 2.4 and DBX) is useful for finding interference-free transmission 802.11a / b / g / n devices on the same frequencies.
  • Check for hot spots in your area (no cord).
  • Creating a signal map of the region (also known as heat maps).
  • Maps can be made with or without a GPS unit.
  • Check the security settings for local access points.
  • Measure network speed and performance and view available data rates.
  • Help test Wi-Fi and wide network coverage.

As you can see, it is a very complete program. Regarding the heat map or using a GPS, we must add that at the moment the only compatible USB GPS is the Garmin.

Installation and commissioning

The first thing we have to do is download this program completely free from the official website, we currently have the WirelessMon v5.0 version, which is the latest version, and is compatible with the Windows 10 operating system. The first thing we will see is to accept The license agreement, a very important detail, is that this program is paid, but we have up to 30 days of use completely free and without limitations.

Once the agreement is accepted, we select the destination location that we want, although by default it will be in “Program Files”, as you can see:

We can also create the corresponding shortcuts to easily access the program from our desktop.

We can also configure a desktop icon:

Once everything is done configuring, click on “Install” and the program will install completely automatically.

The installation of this program will take just a few seconds:

Finally, we click on «Next» and the program will run automatically on its own.

When executing this program for the first time, it will indicate that we do not have a software license, we can directly access the purchase of the software from the program itself, in addition, if we have already purchased the license we can enter the username and password to legalize the software and be able to use it for more than 30 days.

In case you do not have the license and you want to try the software during the 30 days that you indicate, we can do it, click on «Continue» and we will not have to do anything else.

Testing the WirelessMon Program for Windows

This program has a very simple graphical user interface, in the upper part is where we have to select the wireless network card of our equipment, in case we have more than one. Logically, this program will not work for us if we do not have a WiFi network card in our computer. If we are not connected to any network, we will not get the specific information for this specific network, but we will be able to see the rest of the WiFi networks located at the bottom of the program.

The information of the WiFi networks that we can see are the following:

  • Condition
  • SSID
  • RSSI
  • Channel
  • Channel width
  • Safety
  • Theoretical maximum speed
  • MAC address, or also known as BSSID
  • Network type (standard used)
  • Infrastructure
  • Seen for the first time
  • Last seen
  • Dropouts
  • Maximum RSSI of the WiFi network
  • Latitude and longitude
  • Maker

As you can see, we found a lot of information thanks to this WirelessMon program.

If we select any of the WiFi networks, we will have the option of connecting to it through the program itself. We can also see the use of the channel and other important information to optimize our WiFi network to the maximum.

At the top in the «File» section, we have different options:

  • Save the project
  • Load previous projects
  • Save a picture of the signal level of the Wi-Fi connection
  • Print the image of the signal level of the WiFi connection

In the “Configuration” section we can go to the general options, everything related to the logging, the map, reset to factory settings, and even select the type of signal graph of the WiFi wireless network.

Finally, in the «Help» section we can see the help, enter the license key, see the software version, visit the official website and even check if we have a new version.

In the «General Options» section we can see options for the program itself, such as starting it when the operating system starts, calibrating the WiFi card, the transparency of the software and other settings related only to the appearance of the program.

In the “Logging” section we can put the summary of the program log, exporting all the information to a .txt text file, we can also see the log of the connected nodes, save the project automatically and we can even put a filter list SSID.

In the «Map Options» section we will have the possibility of loading an image to later locate the WiFi networks that we have located around us.

In the “Configuration / Signal Strength Graph” section we can define what type of signal graph to show us, if it is radar, triangle, vertical bars, etc.

In the event that you choose vertical bars, we will have the same graph as in Windows operating systems in the lower right section.

If we connect to one of the WiFi networks, we will see all the connection details in the upper left, as you can see.

We can also see the statistics of the WiFi connection.

The different channels in graphs very easy to understand, both for the 2.4GHz band and also for the 5GHz band.

In the “IP Connection” section we can see everything related to the connection, it will indicate the IP address, mask, gateway, DHCP server, synchronization speed and much more data.

Finally, if we have loaded a map, it will show us here, otherwise it will give us an error because we have not uploaded a map yet, and we should upload it if we want to take advantage of this functionality.

As you have seen, this WirelessMon program will allow us to see all the WiFi networks around us easily and quickly. We can change the broadcast channel of our WiFi network to have less interference and achieve the best possible wireless performance.