WhoFi Windows version 5.0 is now generally available

Windows version 5.0.5 was released last week on June 7th, 2019.

Version 5.0.5 is the first generally available version of the Windows 5 series.

With Windows Agent version 5, WhoFi has made some  major changes from previous versions.

Who's It For

We changed the focus of the company from security to WiFi Analytics and Presence Analytics in 2015.  However our free Windows version continued to be written about in consumer blogs and tech magazines as it was still useful.  Although we've always appreciated our free user base, the needs of our free users and the needs of our customers have been in conflict for a few years now.  The re-engineered release of Version 5.0 focuses completely on our WiFi Analytics customers.  All future versions will focus on them as well.

Architecture

We built Windows 5 and above on a new core system and started from the ground up re-engineering the agent.  The software is now dependent on .NET 4.5.  The agent also runs as a service by default.  The windows visual interface is more of a wrapper around the underlying service.  This greatly benefits customers using the agent as an always on source for visitor intelligence.  We also built version 5 to natively take advantage of 64-bit systems.  To do this, the agent now comes in both 64-bit and 32-bit varieties.  If you're unsure of what to use, please contact your customer service rep or go through the Setup Wizard in your online analytics account.

New Features

There are several new features we've added to support gathering statistics of Guest WiFi networks.  We implemented using SNMP to gather information from certain Cisco Wireless controllers commonly used in City Government IT.  We also implemented captive portal or splash page detection to enable better metrics when customers have Acceptable Use Policy pages, etc.  And finally, there are several minor tweaks and updates that have been changed to give customers a better experience.


Name Change

Who's On My WiFi officially changed it's name to WhoFi today.

There were several reasons for the name change, but one of the most important is that WhoFi is now more representative of what we actually do.

Although we started in wireless security about 6 years ago, we migrated to Visitor Intelligence and Analysis about 4 years ago, and our old name was starting to cause confusion.

Our beloved owl logo is staying the same, however, over the next 30 days, you'll see the name WhoFi being used on everything we release.   You'll start to see the name change in our Agents as new agents come out, and on our Analytics platform over this weekend.

We've also combined the blog into our new main website as well.

If you haven't visited our main site in a while, be sure to visit WhoFi here at https://whofi.com