Wi-Fi Analyzer

Brian Reichert reichert at numachi.com
Fri Dec 29 15:29:42 CST 2017


On Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 09:17:26AM -0600, Bryan Holloway wrote:
> Curious if the community has any recommendations and/or positive 
> experiences to share for a handheld Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac) analyzer.
> 
> Software/laptop-based solutions can be unwieldy in certain environments. 
> However, given rave reviews, I'm open to the idea as long as it's 
> Mac-compatible.
> 
> Should be able to show detailed spectra, help locate sources of 
> interference, have mapping capabilities, etc.

Depending on what problem you're trying to solve, on my Android
phone I use a free app called 'Wifi Analyzer':

  http://wifianalyzer.mobi

Shows me what station IDs are on what channels, handles 2.4g and 5G
connections, etc.

Doesn't provide mapping, just shows "from where I am right know, what
channels have which stations as what strengths?"

For a house, it's easy to walk around, to passively get a feel for Wifi
placement/config.


> Thanks!

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Brian Reichert				<reichert at numachi.com>
BSD admin/developer at large	


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