Software to find hidden SSID / WIFI Networks

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  1. buddyspencer macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    just struggling around with my mac to find a good piece of software /command line tool to find "hidden SSID/WIFI" Networks.

    Something like inSSIDer - but not that expensive. ;-)

    any recommendations?

    Cheers
    Buddy
     
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  3. buddyspencer thread starter macrumors 6502

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    As far as I checked istumbler and netspot do not detect hidden WIFI Networks...
     
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  6. gallico916, Jun 27, 2017
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    gallico916 macrumors newbie

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    NetSpot Pro support hidden SSID

    "Hidden networks detected and scanned in Survey mode"
     
  7. palmerc macrumors 6502

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    NetSpot Pro does NOT support hidden WiFi's unless you can already connect to it.

    In the case of all these products that access the built-in WiFi using CoreWLAN APIs you cannot tell much about hidden SSIDs. Often it requires a USB WiFi device specifically chosen for its ability to be used for WiFi scanning abilities. Both inSSIDer and Netspot Pro have more functionality on Windows in this regard.
     
  8. gallico916 macrumors newbie

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    @palmerc
    Thanks for the insight, I was sure the Pro version on Mac can see hidden SSID
    Yes, the Proversion is not free and cost $150
     
  9. Jeison Frost macrumors newbie

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    NetSpot Pro sees all hidden SSIDs since 10.13, not just those you are already connected to :)
    You always can request for a trial here:
    https://www.netspotapp.com/gettrial.html
     
  10. gallico916 macrumors newbie

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    Already have the Pro version
     

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