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Any suggestion what WiFi Analyzer Software to use


Userlevel 2
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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Userlevel 6
Older version of InSSIDer is free (if I not mistake - 4 version)

Thank you!
Userlevel 4
Ones I use
Wifi Analyzer on android.
Acrylic WiFi (Windows)
Userlevel 6
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
Userlevel 3
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.
Userlevel 2
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
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

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