Software update: PassMark WirelessMon 3.1 build 1000

Passmark has released version 3.1 build 1000 of Wirelessmon. This program allows monitoring of the status of the wireless network card and of the access points within its range. This makes it possible to see whether the network is configured correctly, to test whether all components are working properly, whether the access points are secured and what the network throughput speeds are. If directional antennas are used, the program can help locate an antenna and furthermore it can help detect interference or other problems. The following changes have been made in this release:

Changes in version 3.1 build 1000:

  • Added support for MetagGeek Wi-Spy DBx, 2.4x and 2.4i devices. They can be used with the map tab in channel mode to get signal strengths for possible devices causing interference that don’t show up as access points
  • Added channel mode to map tab, can display signal strengths based on channel rather than just access point
  • Added Wi-Spy mode to channel graph on summary tab showing the average and peak signals for the channels at that moment
  • Changed summary channel graph to use a drop down list for selecting different options
  • Added indication in summary list if access point is running in A, B, G or (Vista+ only) N mode
  • Improved speed of summary list updating
  • Removed most of the redraw flicker on summary tab after updating the list
  • Fixed a bug where some non-english versions of windows would report the “Could not find performance counters” error message
  • Fixed a bug in the interpolation function where it could sometimes use the wrong sample point (offset by 1) when calculating the average for interpolated values
  • Fixed a bug where WirelessMon could freeze during taking sample on the map tab
  • Fixed a crash that could occur on the graph tab when switching between access points and the current network card

Version number 3.1 build 1000
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista
Website Passmark Software
File size 2.42MB
License type Shareware