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How The 7SIGNAL Platform Can Elevate Your Wi-Fi Network Visibility

Exploring 7SIGNAL platform’s capabilities for identifying and analyzing Wi-Fi networks

Key takeaways

  • The 7SIGNAL platform helps users become more aware of the security of their Wi-Fi connections.
  • The 7SIGNAL platform can assist with informed decision-making, identifying nefarious networks, and exporting detailed network information.
  • The 7SIGNAL platform can be used in various settings, including the workplace.

In Track Networks and Devices, a segment of their 7 Minutes with 7SIGNAL series, Eric Camulli, VP and Customer Success Officer, discusses how The 7SIGNAL platform can help users expand their visibility and security of surrounding Wi-Fi connections.

Visualize networks

The 7SIGNAL platform enables users to visualize the names of networks they're connected to and those in their vicinity. You should know what’s going on around you. Every time you attach to a Wi-Fi network, you can see the lay of the land.

In this video, Camulli demonstrates how to investigate the security of surrounding Wi-Fi networks by performing an Organization’s Unique Identifier (OUI) lookup, to discover the manufacturer and gain insight as to whether the system is nefarious. He downloads the CSV file to view the Service Set Identifier (SSID) and Basic Service Set Identifier (BSSID).

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Users can be empowered to make informed decisions about which networks to connect to and identify potentially suspicious ones, thereby enhancing their overall Wi-Fi security with a clear overview of the Wi-Fi landscape


  1. Informed decision-making: Information regarding which networks to connect to reduces the risk of accessing unsafe or unsecured networks.
  2. Identifying nefarious networks: Allow users to spot potentially malicious networks, such as those with unusual names or suspicious access point information. This added layer of protection helps users stay secure in an increasingly connected world.
  3. Exporting detailed network information: When users encounter unfamiliar networks, they can download a CSV file containing detailed information, such as the access point’s manufacturer, SSID, BSSID, and more. This information can provide valuable data on the legitimacy of a network.

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Understanding the OUI and BSSID

The OUI and BSSID are key components of Wi-Fi network information that can help users assess the legitimacy of a network. The OUI is built into the BSSID, which is the radio MAC address of the access point.

The 7SIGNAL platform performs an OUI lookup for the BSSIDs it captures and gives information about the access point's manufacturer. This information, combined with other network details, can help users determine if a network is genuine or potentially malicious.

Versatility in the workplace

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7SIGNAL’s platform is versatile and can be used in various settings, including the workplace, to help users stay aware of their Wi-Fi environment. By exporting the scan data from their computers, users can view a comprehensive list of all Wi-Fi networks within range and cross-reference the manufacturer information with their office's access point to confirm they are connecting to a secure network.

Additionally, it can be beneficial in public spaces, such as coffee shops, airports, or hotels, where users are often faced with a multitude of Wi-Fi networks to choose from. In these situations, users can identify secure networks and avoid potentially harmful connections.

Unlocking enhanced Wi-Fi security with the 7SIGNAL Platform

7SIGNAL's platform provides a valuable solution for Wi-Fi optimization and security. By leveraging this software, users can be more aware of the networks they connect to, reducing the risk of cyber threats and promoting a safer, more secure online experience. Remember, while Wi-Fi signals may be invisible to the naked eye, 7SIGNAL is there to help you see and navigate the digital landscape. Wi-Fi optimization. Should be network visibility, not network visibility.

7SIGNAL is the leader in wireless experience monitoring, providing insight into wireless networks and control over Wi-Fi performance so businesses and organizations can thrive. Our cloud-based wireless network monitoring platform continually tests and measures Wi-Fi performance at the edges of the network, enabling fast solutions to digital experience issues and stronger connections for mission-critical users, devices, and applications. Learn more at www.7signal.com.