MTscan – MikroTik RouterOS wireless scanner

MTscan is a wireless network scanning software dedicated for Mikrotik RouterOS devices, originally developed for Wi-Fi DXing and wardriving.

Latest version: v0.6 (2021-12-18)

Two scanning modes are available via SSH connection:

  • Scanner mode (legacy) – based on scanner tool (active scanning).
  • Sniffer mode (recommended) – based on sniffer tool (passive scanning). It supports additional network protocols (like Ubiquiti AirMAX AC and Cambium ePMP), but also requires additional configuration and RouterOS 6.41+.
    Read more: MTscan – sniffer mode (tzsp).


  • Windows (incl. tzspd)
    • v0.6 64-bit (build 2021-12-18)
      [sha256: fcbecd4f0206af692af638a243275b950645d346de233435241c7bf905fb5759]
    • v0.6 32-bit (build 2021-12-18)
      [sha256: 5e5cdc7a0fe1f186c20b53e1919314e337bb8bec8d9aa84b5e74244d425ea58a]

Arch Linux AUR repository contains mtscan-git package. Download and build it with your favorite AUR installer.


v0.6 (2021-12-18):

  • Windows Sensor API GNSS support
  • RouterOS v6.49 & v7.1 support
  • Improved Cambium parser compatibility
  • Improved Airmax AC parser compatibility (5 GHz backup for 60 GHz devices)
  • TZSP configuration auto-detection (band & channel-width)
  • TZSP channel to frequency mapping fixes (2 GHz & 4.9 GHz)
  • Warninglist (between Highlightlist and Alarmlist)
  • Autosave directory override with command line argument (-d)
  • Runtime option for disabling ssh key verification (-s)
  • Runtime option for disabling scan-list warning (-w)
  • GNSS flag in new network external event
  • Local OUI lookup fix (32-bit version)
  • Minor user interface improvements

v0.5 (2021-01-10):

  • Headless batch mode (see -h for more info)
  • TZSP port override with command line argument (-t)
  • External network lists (blacklist, highlightlist, alarmlist)
  • SSID and Name column auto-fit to window width
  • OUI match on locally administered MAC addresses
  • Experimental Cambium beacon support