Wireless networks are everywhere these days; they range from Public Wi-Fi to a private home and office wireless networks or personal Wi-Fi hotspots using pocket-sized MiFi or Android phone-based hotspots. If you need to get detailed information about available Wireless hotspots, you will need a dedicated AP scanner like Vistumbler to do the job.
This application presents a simple interface to scan nearby access points and also has support for GPS. The scan feature works best when the wireless module of the computer is not connected to any access point.
Other features include the ability to refresh the network interface within the program interface, display the GPS compass detail, activate access points and display functions and errors. The program also has an inbuilt filter which can display access points based on the type of radio, channel number or transfer rates, etc.
This program required a little bit of computer expertise to use; it is not designed for new computer users.
Vistumbler is licensed as freeware for PC or laptop with Windows 32 bit and 64 bit operating system. It is in wifi / bluetooth category and is available to all software users as a free download.