graphical wireless scanner
  5 reviews

LinSSID is a graphical program that displays locally receivable 802.11 wireless attach points and ad hoc networks.

A table is displayed with various parameters such as MAC address, channel, and signal strength. Graphs are also displayed with signal strength by channel and signal strength over time.

LinSSID is graphically and functionally similar to inSSIDer (for Microsoft Windows) and Wi-Fi Analyzer (for Android).

LinSSID can be used to measure the local performance or to search for an interference free channel to be set in a wireless router (access point or AP). The wireless established link won't be affected by these operations because LinSSID needn't set the monitor mode in network interface.

Some features:

- Table of locally receivable attach points with many columns of different information and sortable and movable columns. - Adjustable speed, real-time update. - Graphs of signal strength by channel and over time. - AP bandwidth displayed. - Works on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz channels.
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Haggen88 1 year ago

Useful. Works on LM 21

feralhound 1 year ago

Please note that this has to be run as root (or with sudo) in order to access the wifi card in the proper mode. Also, the card needs to be activated (turned on). The program won't do that by itself.

DarekG 3 years ago

old version, does not work on Mint 19, please download from

nissimnanach 6 years ago

super, thank you!

yuri_luhansk 7 years ago

Very good program.