OSX Wifi Network Bandwidth Monitor?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by d3m0nz3y3, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. d3m0nz3y3 macrumors newbie

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    I was wondering if there is any good wireless network bandwidth monitors available for ML. I am having trouble keeping my 5ghz signal active for a long period of time, tested it on two different routers (linksys and belkin). Wanted to see if everyone in my neighborhood was on 5ghz or what?

    Thanks
    d3
     
  2. nontroppo macrumors 6502

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    Option[ALT]-click your wifi menu icon and select "Open wi-fi diagnostics..." then press ⌘6 (or View > Wi-fi scan)
     
  3. Quad5Ny macrumors 6502a

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    inSSIDer provides a good visual representation of all the networks your Mac can see. Although at the moment it doesn't show networks that have a null (blank) SSID field on beacon frames.

    OS X's Wi-Fi Diagnostics works as well but you have to constantly click the pull-down menu and re-scan.

    One thing that OS X's tool has that inSSIDer doesn't is it shows the noise floor.
     
  4. KoolStar macrumors demi-god

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    You could also use NetStumbler, it also has a dashboard widget you can use too.
     
  5. d3m0nz3y3 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply guys, will test out the programs mentioned.
    -d3
     

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