Wednesday, September 26, 2012

WiFi Scanner in OSX Mountain Lion

Its a little known fact that OSX Mountain Lion comes with a Builtin wireless scanner. This scanner comes in quite handy when surveying available wifi access points. To use this scanner, simply open a terminal window and type:

 open /System/Library/CoreServices/Wi-Fi\

This will open the primary Diagnostic window:

You can just ignore this window.   Next press Command + N.  This will open up the Wifi Utilities Window:

Now click the "Wi-Fi Scan" button at the top and your scan will start automatically: