How To Open The WiFi Analyzer Scanner On Mac OS X Yosemite

Posted by RecomHub on February 9, 2015

For many people losing a Wi-Fi signal on a MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro with Retina display and iMac computer can be frustrating. The best way to fix this is by opening the Wi-Fi scanner and changing the wireless channel your network is using can be a great solution. Mac OS X Yosemite already has a WiFi scanner to help you find the best WiFi channel, but like in OS X Mavericks, Apple have made it sort of tricky to find. The following is a guide on how to find the Wi-Fi scanner in OS X Yosemite. Recommended: Free Wi-Fi Analyzer To Find The Best Internet Connection.

Open Wireless Diagnostics

Go to the WiFi icon in your OS X menu bar that can be found on the top right hand side of the screen. Hold down the Option key ⌥ (next to the CTRL key) and select the icon. When you press this, a secret dropdown menu that will say Open Wireless Diagnostics and click it.

Open “Scan” Window

After you have gotten to the page and have opened up the Wireless Diagnostics window, go to the top left of your menu bar and click on Window, then Scan.

Find The Best WiFi Channel For You

Once you have opened the Scan window on Mac OS X Yosemite, there will be a summary of the wireless networks in range. On the left pane, you’ll find a breakdown of the wireless channels you’re currently using, and the recommended channels you should be using. Log into your router via your web browser, and adjust the wireless channel there.

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