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Additional Info and Help Scan WLAN wireless networks and connect

Explanation of symbols abylon WLAN-LIVE-SCANNER (Wi-Fi connection tool)

Symbols and switches (faded in or faded out, depending on selection):

  • Close-Icon


    Closes the window and exits the program.
  • Start Scan Icon

    Start scan:

    Starts or stops the search for available WLAN networks.
  • Scan und Verbindungs-Icon

    Start scan + Connect:

    Starts the search and automatically connects the computer to the first free or known WLAN network.
  • Set Scan Frequency


    Select the time unit in seconds after the search is repeated.
  • Scan open WLAN networks only:

    If this option is enabled, only the unencrypted wireless networks are displayed in the overview list. The encrypted networks are hidden.
  • TCP/IP - Customize configuration:

    To access the Internet via a hotspot, the TCP/IP settings on the computer may have to be changed. If this option is activated, the software does this automatically.

Symbols in the list:

  • Active network card

    Active network card:

    Display of an active network card with name and ClassID.
  • Inactive network card

    Inactive network card:

    Display of an inactive network card with name and ClassID.
  • Verschlüsselte WLAN-Netzwerke

    Encrypted WLAN networks:

    Display of all encrypted WLAN networks within reach. (Info about WPA2 at Wikipedia)
  • Unencrypted WLAN networks

    Unencrypted WLAN networks:

    Display of all open WLAN networks within reach.
  • Signal strength

    Signal strength:

    Display of the received network. The signal strength is displayed in 5 steps, with each green line indicating a signal strength of 20%.
  • Connected network

    Connected network:

    Display of the connected WLAN with the network name.
  • Info


    Displays additional information such as network type, connection status, security (encryption and authentication algorithm), and SSID. (Info at Wikipedia)

Symbols in the icon bar at the bottom right:

  • About-Icon


    Opens the About dialog or the help page on our homepage.
  • Registration-Icon


    Allows you to enter the registration data
  • Update-Icon


    Searches online for an update for the software.
  • Update:

    Updates the window display
  • Help:

    Opens the help page on the Internet
  • Support-Icon


    Opens the support page in the Internet

Questions and answers about the software abylon WLAN-LIVE-SCANNER (FAQ's)

Lists WiFi networks and finds free hotspots or public access


The main task of the software abylon WLAN-LIVE-SCANNER is to connect the computer to open WLAN networks in order to retrieve emails or surf the Internet. In order to fulfill this functionality, no connections are cached in contrast to Microsoft Windows. In addition, a minimum signal strength is important so that a stable Internet connection can be guaranteed. For this reason, the software abylon WLAN-LIVE-SCANNER displays fewer networks than directly under Windows.


As soon as a connection has been successfully initialized, the scan process is stopped and all other WLAN networks are hidden. In order to make a realistic estimation about the quality of the further WLAN network, it would be necessary to disconnect the existing network connection at short notice.

FAQ: Installation

Questions and Answers about the installation of software products from abylonsoft.

Usually, with abylonsoft software, the new version can be installed over the old version. This is also the case if the setup asks in advance and offers the uninstall option. If an over-installation for any reason is not possible, so you will be pointed out during installation. In this case no other option is offered.

Yes, because during the installation the software has to make some settings for which only the administrator has rights. So log in for the installation as an administrator or contact your responsible administrator.

Possible cause of error:

  1. You have entered the registration data incorrectly! The safest way is to copy and paste the name and the registration key from the email directly into the registration dialog of our software.
  2. Each license key is created individually for each program and each version. Check whether your registration data are also intended for the version you have installed!

Updates in the same major version number are free. Updates to the next major version number are subject to an update fee. If you have any questions or problems with us you are welcome to contact us in Kontakt.

This is because when a new user is created, Windows first creates the registry and makes entries. Since our software also has to make registry entries, an operating system restart is required for proper operation.


If this error occurs, you should manually download and install the setup from the download page. All settings of the previous version will be adopted.

FAQ: General

General questions and answers about the software from abylonsoft.

This error is caused by the rights management under Windows
  • If you open a file, the error message The path is not available is displayed.
  • If you open a folder, the error message Unhandled exception in the application - The root folder cannot be retrieved is displayed.
user's root folder or the own files. This causes the above error message and is due to the Windows rights policy. As a workaround, you could adjust the NTFS permissions, for example, add the rights for administrators in the user directory.

Redist Pack for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008

Redist-Error-Message 0xc0150002

We unfortunately had to realize that Microsoft has changed something since the end of the Windows 7 support. Since that time it seems to be necessary to install a so-called Redist-Pack of Microsoft Visual Studio. This was not necessary before, but now it seems to be absolutely necessary. Please download and install the Redist-Pack of Microsoft Visual Studio 2008.

Alternatively please use our contact form for further information! Please indicate the software version and operating system.

From version 19.1 or 2020.1 the appropriate Redist-Pack is delivered with the setup.

Interaction with electromagnetic radiation

First of all, passive RFID tokens (chip cards or key fobs) need a magnetic field or high-frequency radio wave to be supplied with energy. This is usually done by the RFID card reader. The data integrity on the RFID token is not endangered by light magnetic or radio fields. The data is not likely to be erased, for example by a mobile phone, a magnet or a monitor. However, an electromagnetic interference source can lead to an impairment of the reading reliability.

Storing the RFID token in the same pocket as the mobile phone is no problem. In order not to disturb the reading process, the RFID card reader should be placed as far away from electromagnetic sources as possible! In a microwave, on the other hand, the RFID token is likely to be destroyed.

Tray-Icons are small buttons, which are displayed in the taskbar at the bottom right, next to the clock.
These icons are used to display information and call functions. In the preferences, Windows deactivates tray icons of programs so that they are not displayed for the time being. The following section describes how the settings for all or individual icons can be set.
NOTE The description is general. Depending on the program, you must select the appropriate tray icon. You can find this in the help or the FAQ's.

How do I open the settings for the tray icons?

To the left of the clock, there is a small white arrow pointing upwards, which can be used to display the other tray icons.

Adjust Tray-Icons

With "Customize" you can define the behavior of the tray icons. The "Info Area Symbols" window opens.
NOTE Below are alternative ways to open this window.

Information area symbols

In the settings window for info area symbols, you can define the behavior of each individual tray icon.
Select the corresponding icon and select "Show icon and notifications" as option. After that you will find the tray icon on the taskbar to the left of the clock at any time.
Alternatively, you can enable the option "Always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar". In this case, the tray icons of future programs will also be displayed directly on the taskbar.

Alternative 2 to open the notification area icon settings

Move the mouse to a free area of the taskbar and press the right mouse button. Select Properties from the menu. The dialog for customizing the info area symbols opens on the Taskbar page via the "Customize" button.

Taskbar Properties

Alternative 3 to open the notification area icon settings

As a further option, you can also open the Control Panel via the Start menu. Select "Large Icons" or "Small Icons" in the upper right corner. Now you can open the settings via the "Info Area Symbols" icon.


Because of errors in the operating system or other software, as well as the variety of the hardware used, apparently occurring errors and / or irregularities in the software of abylonsoft must not necessarily be justified in this software. This means that the interactions between our software and software / hardware from other manufacturers are so complex that they cannot be taken into account by us in all cases. Often errors / defects in other software (e.g. the operating system) also occur, which only become effective in combination with our software. These errors usually manifest themselves in a general protection violation or a system crash. For these reasons we subject our software to a very extensive test before release in order to reduce the problems and errors to a minimum.

Should you nevertheless become aware of a direct error in our software, we will correct it as soon as possible. So that we can understand the error / the problem, you should give us all the details:

  • Operating system
  • Service packs
  • Other software used
  • Whereby the error occurred
  • If the error is reproducible
  • Etc.

Please use our support form support form!

for this purpose

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Support request for abylon WLAN-LIVE-SCANNER Find free hotspots and public WiFi

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Avatar von billkaye #176

billkaye - Eintrag vom: 22.05.2022 um 11:22 Uhr 
Software-Version: 2022-3 - Betriebssystem: Win 7 Pro

Frage: Not doing what I had expected . . .

Had hoped that your package would have the ability to compare signal strength between two or more network connections,and show that as a comparative layout or graph.
In my apartment I have two Netgear extenders (WN2500rp and a Night Hawk) if needed to boost the 2.4 and 5,0 GHz signals from the apartment complex provided available signals. For the most part their signal is adequate that I do not need to use the extenders.
I expected that when the software polled available SSID's it would find at least the two signals (2.4, 5.0) from the complex, plus another four ( 2.4 and 5.0 on each Netgear), those of my extenders. That was not the case and as an example only showed the 5.0 signals on the Night Hawk (signal strength 99) and a 2.4 signal (strength 76) on the 2.4 complex side.
It didn't report . . .
2.4 or 5.0 on the WN2500rp,
2.4 on the Night Hawk, or
5.0 on the complex's
Your thoughts would be appreciated, and if perhaps there is a manual/user guide that may prove helpful.
Thank you . . .

Avatar of abylonsoft support #176


Hello billkaye,
first of all thank you for your interest in our software.
However, I think that you have not properly understood the meaning and the intended use.
The software is NOT about monitoring existing networks and possibly detecting errors and problems.
The software provides the ability to quickly connect to open wireless networks. Since a certain signal strength is required for this, weak networks or networks without Internet access are not even displayed.

Avatar von jaymay #172

jaymay - Eintrag vom: 21.03.2022 um 21:07 Uhr 
Software-Version: wlan scanner - Betriebssystem: win 10

Frage: what does disconnect vs deactivate do?

What does deactivate do? Dose it turn off router somehow?

Avatar of abylonsoft support #172


Disconnect: This will disconnect an active wifi connection.
Deactivate: This removes a wifi connection from the list. This is useful if you do not want to establish a connection (e.g. because the connection does not offer Internet).
No changes are made to the router itself.

Avatar von Rich #111

Rich - Eintrag vom: 04.08.2017 um 18:14 Uhr 
Software-Version: 2017-PRV - Betriebssystem: Windows 10

Frage: Activation Key invalid

Activation Key Invalid
Not good sign when trying to sell a product

Avatar of abylonsoft support #111


Unfortunately, we can not tell you why the registry did not work. We have created a German tutorial with information about it. The English translation can be found at this link.
If you have any further questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us again.

Avatar von Pedro Saturno Galdona #108

Pedro Saturno Galdona - Eintrag vom: 04.08.2017 um 15:52 Uhr 
Software-Version: - Betriebssystem: WINDOWS 10 64BIT

Frage: When I try to activate show a message wrong password

You send me a Cdkey and Registry Key by email but when I write it a mesage appear: wrong password

Avatar of abylonsoft support #108



Avatar von T Wang #103

T Wang - Eintrag vom: 19.06.2017 um 20:58 Uhr 
Software-Version: 2017.PRV - Betriebssystem: Win 7 Pro x64 latest updates

Frage: Everything is in German

Hello, while I was installing the software, FireFox crashed in the background and I had to Ctrl-Alt-Del to recover the task manager to effectively recover the system.
Software seems to run properly, it shows as registered, but everything is in german. Please advise as to how to switch languages to english.

Avatar of abylonsoft support #103


Thank you for your interest in our software. The language can only be selected during the installation. Restart the setup of abylon WLAN-LIVe-SCANNER. The first dialog is followed by the selection of the language. German and English are offered here.

Avatar von krzysztofikel Elka #102

krzysztofikel Elka - Eintrag vom: 19.06.2017 um 07:37 Uhr 
Software-Version: - Betriebssystem: Windows 7

Frage: The product says this is invalid and does not activate.

I went through the registration process for your abylon WLAN-LIVE-Scanner giveaway
The product says this is invalid and does not activate. -------------------
I downloaded and installed the program from the link provided.
But in the ad is the version WLAN-live-scanner v2016.7 for PC File gets 2017.1 (Privatversion) on your computer zainstalował Abylon WLAN-live-scanner (Private Version)- I have received the information sent on the email to unlock the program,
I went through the registration process for your abylon WLAN-LIVE-Scanner giveaway
The product says this is invalid and does not activate.
The program installed, has used the acceptance on 3 community pages,
But not registered because the key is not valid for the program version.
The question is whether the links to download the program and the key creates a knotted menel,
Do you want to depose praise on the social sites,
Without offering at least a hassle-free registration.

Avatar of abylonsoft support #102


we have offered the software for one day free of charge via our partner BitsDuJour. The registration data sent there is also only valid for the setup of BitDuJour. This was tested and worked with many, many other interested parties and without problems.

By the way, the social links on the last page of the setup can be disabled without affecting the functionality and registration.

Avatar von Douglas M. #100

Douglas M. - Eintrag vom: 06.12.2016 um 12:29 Uhr 
Software-Version: 1607 - Betriebssystem: Windows 10

Frage: Licensing/Serial Number

The link I used was the one provided by the software. When I clicked on it, it took me to the same location as your web site.
The problem is your web site's registration routine. It is language specific. As seen: 00DE-xxxxxxxx,it is generating based on a German language. You web site needs to be language / country agnostic. Or better yet, don't embed the country in the key.
I need an EN key, not DE.

Avatar of abylonsoft support #100


the first block of the license key is not evaluated during registration. It is irrelevant whether "00DE" or "00EN" is entered there.

Should you continue to have problems, please feel free to contact us again. In order to avoid errors, the data should be transferred to Copy & Paste. Also, it must be noted that the software and version match the license key.

Avatar von Ant Bil #98

Ant Bil - Eintrag vom: 04.12.2016 um 10:11 Uhr 
Software-Version: 2016.7 - Betriebssystem: win 7

Frage: wrong registry data

Hi to all,
Concerns last promotion from PC-Welt Advetskalender.
I can not to register the program. Quote of the program:
Your registry data are wrong! Please check your name and your registration number and compare your current version with your licence. If your licence is for a later version, please download the latest version from our server. We can not provide support for older versions.
Setup is from PC-Welt, the key from your website:
Name or CD-Key:
What is wrong with this code?
I ask about help.

Avatar of abylonsoft support #98


You have used the wrong registration page. Please use these registration page:

Could you briefly describe which link you have called up and where you got it from? thank you

Avatar von NO COMPANY  #92

NO COMPANY - Eintrag vom: 27.06.2016 um 17:30 Uhr 
Software-Version: 2016 - Betriebssystem: unknown

Frage: Conectar con la protección de contraseña

Hola, soy un usuario en particular y me gustaría saber, por favor, si usted tiene redes inalámbricas de software se conectan con protección de contraseña protegida o cerrada?
Gracias desde España.

Avatar of abylonsoft support #92


El software también se conecta con redes inalámbricas cifrados. Sin embargo, en este caso, se debe conocer a la contraseña.

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