The WinFi Lite app is a utility for Windows 10 that presents all the important information about the surrounding wireless networks. The free program automatically scans access points and shows which ones have the strongest signal, identifies the type of encryption used in the password, and shows frequency, manufacturer, MAC address, and other relevant router data. Features help, for example, to know if the network channel is congested or if there is open Wi-Fi nearby. See how to use the main functions of the software on your computer in the tutorial below.
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WinFi Lite app for Windows 10 shows details of nearby Wi-Fi networks Photo: Paulo Alves / dnetc
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Step 1. Download the WinFi Lite app from the Microsoft Store. Once downloaded, the app is available at the top of the Start Menu;
Download the WinFi Lite app for Windows 10 Foto: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
Step 2. After scanning the environment, WinFi shows the list of networks found nearby and sorts on the home screen by signal strength from strongest to weakest. The Wi-Fi to which the computer is connected is colored and tends to be on top. Check alongside important information such as the maximum speed of the router (LAN, not the Internet) and the frequency at which it operates;
Learn basic information about your router Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves
Step 3. Select the frequency of your router at the top and check the CH column to see if nearby networks are operating on the same channel as your router as close to yours in the list, closer to the environment is a neighboring router. If the connection is bad, check if other devices are on the same channel and make the change in the settings panel;
See if I need to change the router channel Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
Step 4. Access the i icon to see below a graphical summary of the signal identified for each network. The user can visually know the power difference of each Wi-Fi, in addition to getting a recent history (last two to three minutes) of the signal: if the Internet went down, but the program did not drop, the problem tends to be with the provider. of the service and not on the router;
See the signal graphic of your Wi-Fi Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves
Step 5. WinFi also lets you filter networks in various categories. Press the filter button at the top to open an options panel on the left side;
Access the WinFi filter menu Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
Step 6. When using the Internet in a public place, such as a mall or public square, WinFi can help filter access points by signal quality. To do this, go to Network Characteristics> Signal Quality and check Excelent Signal Quality to see only networks with excellent signal quality;
Filter by signal quality Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves
Step 7. In the Network Data> Security option, you can filter the search to identify only open or weakly secured (WEP) networks.
Filter open or poorly secured networks Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves
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