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Developer(s)3Jacks Software
Stable release1.0.0 / January 2010; 4 years ago (2010-01)
Operating systemiOS, Palm OS

WiFi-Where is a tool that facilitates detecting wireless LANs using the 802.11b, 802.11a and 802.11g WLAN standards. Versions exist for the operating systems iOS and Palm OS. Originally created in June 2004 for the Palm OS by Jonathan Hays of Hazelware Software, the IP for WiFi-Where was licensed to 3Jacks Software in 2009. An iPhone version of the application was released in January 2010, but was pulled from the App Store by Apple in March 2010.[1] As of 2010, it is available in the Jailbroken Cydia store.


The program is commonly used for:

  • Wardriving
  • Verifying network configurations
  • Finding locations with poor coverage in a WLAN
  • Detecting causes of wireless interference
  • Detecting unauthorized (rogue) access points


Some of the unique features that the program implements are:

  • Continuous scanning mode
  • GPS logging (when a device supports it)
  • Email scan results
  • Email attachments (OS 3.0 only) in NetStumbler .ns1, CSV, or Google Earth KML formats
  • Option to filter hotspots by signal strength and location accuracy
  • Displays detailed information about each network, including name/SSID, signal strength, raw RSSI value, security and authentication modes (WEP/WPA/WPA2), location, MAC address
  • Save passwords for secure networks
  • Upload hotspots to popular wardriving website

App store removal

According to a blog post on 3Jacks web site, as of 3 March 2010, Apple removed all WiFi scanning apps, including WiFi-Where, from sale on the App Store for using private frameworks to access wireless information.[2]


  1. ^ Hall, Kevin (8 March 2010). "Apple widens App Store bans, Wi-Fi scanners on the chopping block". DVICE. NBCUniversal Media, LLC. 
  2. ^ "All WiFi Scanning Apps have been pulled from the App Store". 3Jacks Software. Retrieved 18 December 2011. 

External links

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