Wireless Network Scanner

The Wireless Network Scanner searches the neighborhood for available WiFi (WLAN) networks and displays information for each detected network. This executable is stand-alone. That means, no installation is necessary. All settings will be saved in a *.cfg-file in the same folder if the folder is writable. Download for Windows 32-bit and 64-bit is available at the bottom of this page.


System Requirements

  • At least one active WiFi (WLAN) network adapter
  • Minimum Windows XP with SP3
  • The system service Wlansvc must be started


Wlansvc is a Windows system service which is responsible for WiFi (WLAN) connection. This service is started automatically by the system if a WLAN network adapter is available. If this service is not started, the Wireless Network Scanner cannot display anything and there is also no working WiFi (WLAN) connection. Instead, a message is displayed in the error log, as shown in the figure below.

WlansvcIn Windows Server this service is not enabled. To enabled it, press Windows Key + R and enter "services.msc" followed by the ENTER key. Find "WLAN AutoConfig" in the list of services, double-click on it, press Start and change the startup type to "Automatic".


Change log:

  • Version 1.0: Initial version
  • Version 1.1: Some improvements
  • Version 1.2: Some improvements
Published: 14. Mar 2021
Categories: Windows Tools