Wifi Testing

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Can anyone suggest any kind of wireless testing tools like a wifi analyzer, Spectrum scanner, Wifi Scanner or anything like that? I am fairly new to this and it would be a great help. We only have windows PCs to install on right now so anything for Windows 10 would be helpful.
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Bobby

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Jay

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MetaGeek is what we use.  http://www.metageek.com/products/wi-spy/
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Bobby

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Do you use the chanalyzer and the eye p.a ?
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Jay

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Yes, we use both.
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Bobby

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Thanks
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Luke Harris

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I would definitely recommend the Wi-Spy tool from Metageek. In order to troubleshoot a wireless environment effectively you need to be able to detect 'non-wifi' sources of interference which this tool does brilliantly. InSSIDer is also a nice application.
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It looks like it will work great.  Now if they will only purchase it :)
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Luke Harris

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I think for the full package plus software it's around $1100...sounds expensive, but definitely worth the investment. 
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Bobby

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Thanks I will try to talk them into it, definitely looks worth it.
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On the spectrum analyser front I use AirMagnet Spectrum XT for fault finding and Metageek Chanalyzer for use with Ekahau Site Survey Professional, my preferred Site Survey application.

To me the major advantages of AirMagnet Spectrum XT over Metageek Chanalyzer include:

  • The ability to display the traditional spectrum analyser graphs, 802.11 frame data (unicast vs broadcast vs multicast, retry rates, CRC error rates, etc.), identification of access points and 802.11 wireless clients (including how many clients are associated to each access points) and the duty cycles on the same screen. 
  • The ability to automatically identify and locate interference sources.  For example, an interference source could be identified as a DECT phone, microwave oven, video source, etc.
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Thanks