dot11Expert is a troubleshooting software for your WLAN (Wifi network) that gives you detailed technical information about your Wifi network adapters, your Wifi networks and their associated access points.
- Deep statistics about network adapters (MAC and PHY level)
- Automatic sensing of Wifi networks and access points
- Graphical display of RSSI of all available networks
- Internationalization support
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Reviews for dot11Expert
Does not display any network adapters or router or anything.
So since it is useless, I am uninstalling it. Useless, useless, useless.
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Same for me. no info and no clear way to make it appear. Maybe it’s a win10 thing, but unlikely.
There are other reports of this being empty so it isn’t just mine.
I’m a bit suspicious of all those lengthy “pat-on-back” reports, they seem like SOS staff? . If so, don’t do it.
SharewareOS.. please sort this out otherwise it will have to be removed.
dot11Expert is a WLAN troubleshooting tool for Windows devices that displays detailed information about adapters, networks, access points and other wireless networking related information. Everyone has to often face issues with the network on their PC. The easiest way is to use the Windows Network Manager to fix the issue. But for many users the information provided by Windows Network Manager is not always enough. Sometimes the troubleshooter might even fail to fix the issue or even atleast highlight it. That’s where tools like dot11Expert come in handy. It gives you almost all the information that you require about your network, Wi-Fi adapter, Wi-Fi network, and its associated access points.
The sofware looks and feels good to use with it’s simple user interface. it lists all networking adapters, wireless networks and access points that it finds during an initial scan in the interface. Information like adapter names, state and 802.11 capacity, network name (SSID), signal quality, authentication, and AP Name / MAC is displayed on the main interface. A lot of useful information is displayed right away without any complexities. Ther is even more depth information available about each thing if you double click.
Deep statistics– about network adapters (MAC and PHY level)
Automatic sensing– of Wifi networks and access points
Graphical display– of RSSI of all available networks
Simple User Interface-simple UI is suitable for all users even for novices
Better than Windows Network Manager– It provides more information about everything. Can be helpful in issues where Windows Network Manager fails.
Lightweight software– Does not lag the computer at all and the space taken is also negligble
Less features– highlighted as a network troubleshooting tool everyone would expect it to contain a lot of features. But unfortunately it does not. For the most part it just displays all the available networks and lists their respective information. So calling it a troubleshooter that solves the problems, does not make much sense.
Graph Displays Less Information– graph only had traces without any other additional information. This makes the graph the least useful feature on the software as it is of no use and help when troubleshooting network.
My Favourite Feature
A lot of information– loads of information about network adapters, WiFi networks, and Access Point can be of good use if one knows what it is. Even for novices it is good to know all the information
Simple User Interface– Simple UI makes the software easy to use
Dot11Expert is a lightweight and handy tool to display additional network information about the networks in your range. While it has its uses for Home applications, it is more suitable for professional use. The information it displays can be useful in field of network management. It does not have any impact on your PC or network performance. The best thing about the software is that it is straight to the point and the information required is readily avaible without any hassle.
Bad News – It does not mention XP as a valid OS above
Good News – Melvin says you can copy the installed EXE to another PC’s hard drive. I did to my XP Pro PC, and it ran.
Bad news – When it runs in another PC it requires re-entry of the License number (Good news if you do it within the SOS install period)
Bad news – It is not detecting any network when run in my W10 Pro PC, and when run in my XP Pro PC.
All I have is a router/modem combined unit, and network cables to my PCs.
Does that not qualify as a network for this program ?
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“dot11Expert is a troubleshooting software for your WLAN (Wifi network)” It shows the wireless networks, not the wired in networks
Installed just fine but it does not display my network or network adapter or access point. Should it find these parameters? So essentially it provides absolutely no information. In fact, it opens with a cryptic error message: Error WlanOpenHandle (1062). Does the vendor think I’m going to waste time debugging their software when I know there is nothing wrong with my WiFi network. In another day or so I’ll uninstall what appears to be this useless piece of software.
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More often than not, there is the need to troubleshoot your networks. One of the easily accessible ways of doing so is by using the Windows Network Manager. However, this tool does give so much information as you would have wanted. Thankfully, you can seek the help of the Dot11Expert tool. I have used for several days and here is what I found.
At a Glance
You will have an easy time downloading and installing Dot11Expert. The installation file is small and only requires a few minutes of your time. After registering the tool, it would be a good step to restart it to access all its features. The tool’s interface is straightforward with all the details displayed in table format for your interpretation.
There is nothing complicated about using Dot11Expert. The tool achieves what the developer intended. Through it, you will get a comprehensive set of details about your system’s Adapter, Network and Access Points. If you want to display extra information about any of the three things, the ‘More details’ buttons will help or by double clicking.
Better than Windows Network Manager
Windows Network Manager focuses on listing the available networks for connection. While using Dot11Expert, you get more than that. This handy network tool not only lists available networks within your computer adapter’s range, but also additional information. Such information includes the Signal Quality, Authentication type, and Cipher method.
Additional Network Information
Dot11Expert does not only list networks and show the details highlighted above. When you double click on your Adapter, Network or AP, another pop up window will appear with extra information regarding what you have selected. In the case of a selected network, you will know its total number of Aps, whether it is connectible or not, and its 802.11 capabilities.
I was impressed by how fast Dot11Expert launched and performed. While it was running, I did not feel or notice any lags on my network connectivity and speed. Based on that, I was comfortable running it while performing other tasks on my computer.
Short on Features
As a network troubleshooting piece of software, I expected Dot11Expert to offer more features than just listing available networks and their respective details. Having said so, an option to analyze each network that you can access would have been better. With that, I could have managed to monitor all the devices connected to my networks with much ease.
Less Developed RSSI Graph
It was thoughtful of the developer to include a graphical display of RSSI of the networks your network adapter can detect. The downfall of this graph was that it only had traces without any other additional information. To me, the graph was the least useful feature on this network troubleshooting tools based on its feature-stripped approach.
Dot11Expert will come in handy especially if you after finding out additional information on networks within your adapter’s range. The information about the networks could be handy in other areas of your network management. In terms of performance, the tool runs smoothly with no notable impact on your network’s performance.
Dot11expert promises to take Windows WLAN troubleshooting to the next level by giving you detailed information about your adapters, networks and available access information. I must admit this is a highly welcome tool since I always found the native Network manager in Windows a bit incapable. Here is what I found out after using Dot11expert WLAN troubleshooting for a while.
At a glance, the software is more comprehensive that what you will get from the Windows network manager. You are going to get an overview of all available access points and have the power to explore them further, probe them for their signal quality, authentication protocols and Ciphers. This I must say is already quite the catalog.
Simple But Intuitive Controls
The control structure is rather simple and straight forward. Click on a network to select it and use its respective “More” icon (there’s a more icon for network card, the actual network and AP) to find all the other details about the network adapters. You will get raw data like actual MAC and PHY layer and can also check the transmitted and received frames, retry details, RTS & ACK failures and so much more.
This is in a way mind blowing from such a simple, light and straightforward tool. While you might not really get so much from a network that is secured from the probes, it is a great tool to helping you gather all the preliminary information you need about a network. This makes it a perfect network administrator tool.
Super Light is Convenience
I imagine deploying such a tool on a troubleshooting laptop or Windows tab. The chances are that such a laptop will already be full of other software and you really wouldn’t want to slow it down with bulky tools. The developer seemed to have this in mind when creating Dot11expert. It is so light and snappy running it is like running a shell script.
While the developer didn’t release a portable version for the tool (a must have if you manage multiple networks in distant regions) you can still copy the core dot11expert.exe file to USB drive and run it on another PC. This worked fine for me though I am not sure if it’s a glitch or something the developer put in place on purpose.
Can’t Export Reports
Even though Dot11expert generates a set of tables and reports when checking out the networks, it is a pity that you cannot export these to even .txt. You can’t even copy the data to the clipboard meaning there is no easy way to take away the data you mine.
Signal Graph Lacks Labels
The signal graph used color coded traces but I didn’t get a key telling me which color represent which network. Quite disappointing.
Dot11expert is an amazing super light tool that will come in handy if you want to see network details on the fly. It’s light, straight to the point and effective – unless you want to save the data for future reference, in which case, you will have to take a screenshot.
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