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IOGEAR GWF001 Wireless WiFi HotSpots Explorer

IOGEAR GWF001 Wireless WiFi HotSpots Explorer
alaScore 80

53 reviews

Aug, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 reviews of IOGEAR GWF001 Wireless WiFi HotSpots Explorer. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and usability, whereas reviews are divided on the price.

usability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the IOGEAR GWF001 Wireless WiFi HotSpots Explorer is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 user reviews of IOGEAR GWF001 Wireless WiFi HotSpots Explorer from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on People really like the size. The usability also gets good reviews, but there are some mixed views about the price.

usability, size

89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: IOGEAR GWF001 Wireless WiFi HotSpots Explorer

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: Nizudar (

Good for Surveying


If you pick up a signal on this even if it looks weak your device will likely perform better and have a strong connection. Wouldn't be bad if it displayed the SSID of the network it found.

This is a nice tool if you are surveying a customer site for connection of wireless devices, Lightweight, portable design, easy to use, I would recommend it.

Low strength receiver, I'm not sure if I was getting 100' from our building outside before getting no connection, however the laptop was connected at 80% strength.

Apr, 2008

Consumer review by: jones (

decent little gadget


Usually end up booting the laptop to see what networks are available and if they are secured.

Small, portable, extremely easy to locate wireless. EXTREMELY useful to locate dead spots in wireless coverage.

Does not separate secured wireless networks, or different networks. Simply says that there IS WiFi in this strength.

Apr, 2008

Consumer review by: tonyb (



Works very well, useful to find the location of an AP.

Can't filter out encrypted networks as far as I can tell.

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: raptor4life (

Great product


great product...definitely worth the money ...thanks newegg. as always superfast shipping.

Very good Distance. Detected up to 200' away with no obstructions. Great product.


Mar, 2007

Consumer review by: Chris (

Great Gizmo for Twice the Price


recommended for anyone who uses or supports wireless.

This is a great little device. I work in tech support, and it has an easy enough read out that a user can understand it. Very basic, but you'll know if the problem is signal or config with this.

Does not allow you to specify networks, so it could be picking up any network. But hey, what do you want for this price.

Feb, 2007

Consumer review by: N/A (



might like to have additional information on signal detection but its good enough

Very easy to use,very small and does not get interference by any other electronics


Feb, 2006

Product Specifications

The GWF001 WiFi HotSpots Explorer is an RF wireless device operating on 2.4GHz that detects WiFi 802.11b and 802.11b/g signals, it can capture WiFi signal to avoid other interference such as 2.4GHz cordless telephone, A/V sender, Microwave ovens and Bluetooth device. No longer need to boot up your notebook PC just to find out whether you are under Wireless LAN service coverage.

Cabling & Wiring

Compliant Standards:EIA/TIA-604-3

Dimensions & Weight



Manufacturer:IOGEAR / ATEN Technology
Product Line:IOGEAR WiFi Finder


Category of Accessory:Tools and toolkits
Product Type:Wireless network detector

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty