Developer: Mint Apps
Current Version: 1.4
Last Updated: 4 years ago
Download Size: 338.5 KB - Download
Quickly and easily check your wifi network strength in your menu bar. You can also quickly view your network name, your public IP address, your local IP address, and your MAC adress from the menu bar.
The percentage in the toolbar icon represents the strength of your connection between your router and your computer. The best number possible would be 100%, but this isn't necessarily possible with every router and computer pairing.
The noise represents the amount of noise that is interfering with the connection. For this representation, a lower number is better.
-Removed pinging due to memory issues and inaccuracy. We hope to place this back in once it is more accurate.
Most Helpful Reviews
Network Strength is Strong - Solid product, does what it says it will do, and gave me an insight into my wireless network I didn't have before today. Indeed, my 2Wire based network is full of noise. One more thing for me to complain about to AT&T. Thanks to Mint for bringing this little gem to market. - Russo in Reno
no support - this app continuously loops since the 1.4 update in 10.8.2 and despite three requests for help, i have gotten no response from the developer. therefore i have had to uninstall, although i do keep reinstalling and checking. u will only notice this if u monitor ur console or check ur full set of preferences in this app. one will be hanging (usually one of the ip addresses).
More Reviews for Current Version
Unacceptable memory leak - will consume all your ram over time - 1.4.1 also has a memory leak. If you run it while it displays the signal strength then it chews up approx 1KB of ram every time the signal strengh changes, which is typically every second on my system. Run the program 10 mins, and it easily steals 1MB of RAM. Verify this yourself by opening the terminal session and running the top program look for the line “Network Strength” and watch it grow forever on how much ram it consumes. I am running latest O/SX as of this post, fully patched. The problem was also with 1.3.1 and problem was there too, but it was an even bigger memory pig. Apple really needs to go after publishers that write code that consumes memory perpetually like this, and take them off the app store until the author fixes such things.
opening issues. - will not open.
Not Consistant - When I downloaded to test, I also downloaded with 4 different Wifi Strength Indicators apps ran all 4 at the same time and this is the only one that was way off. Uninstalling. Wouldn’t recommend. How do you base your signal strengh Support team?
Ok for a quick check - We have several wifi routers around the house. This worked ok as far as giving me an idea how each wifi compared. Great to check but not sure how often I would use it. What I would like to see is the strengh of all wifi in the area including outside of mine so I can see which might be overlapping. Activity monitor says it only takes 12mb of RAM. Must have stablized this version compared to the complaints of the first version.
Great! - Works Great!