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mrmut
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How to measure WiFi coverage with a Mac or Windows notebook?

Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:55 pm

I would need to measure and create WiFi coverage heat-map for an area with multiple APs. - What software would be best for doing that on a Mac or Windows notebook?
I prefer Mac, but can use wither PC laptop or VM for testing.

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Re: How to measure WiFi coverage with a Mac or Windows notebook?

Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:59 pm

Give inSSIDer a try.
 
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Re: How to measure WiFi coverage with a Mac or Windows notebook?

Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:40 pm

Is there some kind of trial? I don't have a clue what to expect from it? Any tips?
 
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Re: How to measure WiFi coverage with a Mac or Windows notebook?

Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:06 am

Did you at least have a look at the site? There is a link to free "lite" version: https://www.metageek.com/products/inssider/free/
If you want to see history of channel strength but don't want to pay, you can also go for old "home" version which was also free in the past and can be still downloaded via unofficial channels: https://www.techspot.com/downloads/5936-inssider.html
 
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Re: How to measure WiFi coverage with a Mac or Windows notebook?

Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:14 am

Thank you; I really haven't find the free version before, tho I did online. I haven't been sure about it, thus I asked.
 
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Re: How to measure WiFi coverage with a Mac or Windows notebook?  [SOLVED]

Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:11 pm

Decided for NetSpot in the end. Worked well.

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