How to use inSSIDer application

inSSIDer is a network analysis freeware application. Its name is a play on a wireless term - Service Set Identification (SSID) which is used to name a wireless network. You can download the latest version of inSSIDer
Once you download the inSSIDer for home version for you operating system, the analyzer is simple to install.

Step 1

Double-Click the inSSIDer-installer.MSI file to start the installation:

Step 2

The version tested did not try to bundle additional software during the installation, but as with any freeware, be vigilant for additional software installs that may piggy-back a freeware installation. Click Next to see the End User License Agreement (EULA

Step 3

You should read the license agreement before installing this or any application to understand the terms and conditions of using the product, then click the check box (required to continue), then click Next. This will give options as to who can run the application, select as you desire:

Step 4

You have the option of participating in the user improvement program, check the box if you choose to participate, then click next (Participation is not required to use the application.):

Step 5

You may encounter a delay at this point and Windows 7 & 8 users will have to accept the User Account Control elevation request for installation to continue. Once complete, the installation should create a desktop icon for inSSIDer:

Step 6

When you open inSSIDer, you are presented with the Learn tab. The right pane contains an overview of how to use the application:

Step 7

Click the Networks Tab to see your network and all surrounding networks. The red boxes indicate your network (marked by a blue star in the application) the blue box shows the frequency overlap of neighboring wireless networks. As in the example, if there is a lot of network traffic on some channels, reset your router channel selection to a less congested channel. In the example, channel 11 has been chosen as no other routers near are using it: