Any suggestion what WiFi Analyzer Software to use

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Hi all,

I am just thinking about installing a software for a quick WiFi Anayses on my Laptop - to get a fast overview at the customer's site, regarding the Key Wifi indicators.

Just wanted to check what others are using for that task - I found inSSIDer as a tool and think that would suit quite well, but don't want to invest without checking what you are using ;-)

best regards
Peter
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Alexandr P, Embassador

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Older version of InSSIDer is free (if I not mistake - 4 version)

Thank you!
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Curtis Parish

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Ones I use
Wifi Analyzer on android.  
Acrylic WiFi (Windows)
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Stephen Williams, Employee

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If your running Windows you can use the command line to give you some more data than the GUI.

C:\>netsh
netsh>wlan
netsh wlan>show networks mode=bssid

Interface name : Wireless Network Connection 2
There are 1 networks currently visible.

SSID 1 : Test_wifi
    Network type            : Infrastructure
    Authentication          : WPA2-Personal
    Encryption              : CCMP
    BSSID 1                 : xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
         Signal             : 51%
         Radio type         : 802.11n
         Channel            : 153
         Basic rates (Mbps) : 12 24
         Other rates (Mbps) : 18 36 48 54
    BSSID 2                 : xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
         Signal             : 30%
         Radio type         : 802.11n
         Channel            : 48
         Basic rates (Mbps) : 12 24
         Other rates (Mbps) : 18 36 48 54
    BSSID 3                 : xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
         Signal             : 25%
         Radio type         : 802.11n
         Channel            : 48
         Basic rates (Mbps) : 12 24
         Other rates (Mbps) : 18 36 48 54
    BSSID 4                 : xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
         Signal             : 50%
         Radio type         : 802.11n
         Channel            : 40
         Basic rates (Mbps) : 12 24
         Other rates (Mbps) : 18 36 48 54
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Personally I have and use chanalyzer as that not only shows the other SSIDs but also background noise levels as well as any potential interference. it also helps show co-channel interference by what other APs on which channels are heard and/or causing issues.

...the down side is... it's not free.
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Hi all,

Thanks very much for your tips - I am going to try inSSID 3.1 (freeware) and if everything is fine thinking going to chanalyzer ;-)

But was great help!

Peter
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Hi Peter, 

Air magnet survey is best software for wireless survey.  I am using this software from last 2 years.
Please refer the web site for details.

http://www.flukenetworks.com/products/airmagnet-survey

Regards, 
Manas Ranjan