Select the app in the Mac’s Menubar, turn it on, and your Mac works diligently to find all the nearby Wi-Fi networks.
Similarly, one click to open the affordable Network Radar app and your Mac immediately uses Airport to scan for nearby networks, lists devices connected to the Wi-Fi network, and gives you a dozen additional network tools that go well beyond what Apple provides in Airport.
Not only does Network Radar find Wi-Fi networks, it finds devices connected to the network, uses Bonjour to list the name, also lists the IP address, the devices vendor name, the NetBIOS name, and even the MAC Address.
The interface is simple to operate and automatically displays information gathered during the network scan.
Network Radar can list all the open ports (Services) on your Mac, as well as display Mac model identifier numbers. It scans different locations and displays a monitoring list even in the Mac’s Menubar.
Monitor notifications can be displayed in Notification Center in OS X Mountain Lion, and Network Radar also comes with a number of useful network tools such as Ping, SSH, Telnet, Portscan, and Whois.
There’s even an option that assigns product icons to devices on the monitored network list. Network Radar is great to monitor your home or office network, but can be quite revealing when applied to a public Wi-Fi when you and your Mac are mobile.