iOS makes it easy to connect to a nearby Wi-Fi network, but there’s a lot more going on behind the scenes that Apple doesn’t show you in the stock Wi-Fi Settings interface.
Enter GoodWiFi, a free jailbreak tweak by iOS developer Julio Verne that extends the basic functionality of Apple’s stock Wi-Fi Settings page by adding detailed information about your (and surrounding) Wi-Fi networks.
The screenshot example above depicts all the things GoodWiFi brings to your stock Wi-Fi Settings page. Some of the highlights include:
- Removing the RSSI limit imposed by iOS
- Displaying the MAC address of each individual access point
- Displaying the network’s security type
- Displaying the network’s broadcasting channel
- Displaying the network’s signal strength
- And more…
GoodWiFi adds a preference pane to the Settings app where you can configure some of its features:
Here, you can:
- Enable or disable the tweak on demand
- Toggle removing iOS’ RSSI limit
- Toggle showing known networks
- Toggle the MAC address display
The developer also includes a Reset Settings option at the bottom of the preference pane that can be used to reset all options to their defaults at any time.
GoodWiFi provides what seems like an obvious improvement over iOS’ stock Wi-Fi Settings page, and for that reason, we can easily recommend it. If you’re interested in trying GoodWiFi for yourself, then you can download it for free from Julio Verne’s beta repository in Cydia.
Will you be installing GoodWiFi on your jailbroken handset? Share why or why not in the comments section below.