Solved

wireless survey

Posted on 2009-05-19
3
294 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
I work at a company that has a front office where i work, and a factory with lot's of large presses that i would imagine cause all sorts of interference to wireless devices. in the front office, the wireless works fine. in back, i think my wireless access point might fight with interference every now and then. i called Dlink and described the environment and they suggested the access point that i got, so i think it's geared toward overcoming interference. my question is, is there a way to log signal strength? I know i can use my laptop to see the signal strength, but i was wondering if there is software that works with a wireless card that can test the signal over time and possibly discover dead times, or problems.
0
Comment
Question by:JeffBeall
3 Comments
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:drewha1969
ID: 24424459
I do not have much experience with this software, but you can try this:

http://www.metageek.net/products/chanalyzer-3
0
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
mikesuss earned 500 total points
ID: 24438078
The software above requires a hardware dongle.


Metageek offers a free wifi survey program called inssider


http://www.metageek.net/products/inssider

If its a signal problem, inssider will show it, if you need to detect interference, you need a spectrum analyzer.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:JeffBeall
ID: 31583031
Thanks for the link. I'll try it out.
0

Featured Post

Connect further...control easier

With the ATEN CE624, you can now enjoy a high-quality visual experience powered by HDBaseT technology and the convenience of a single Cat6 cable to transmit uncompressed video with zero latency and multi-streaming for dual-view applications where remote access is required.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In this article I will describe how to setup a Cisco WLC 5508 to work with Apple's Bonjour protocol across VLANs.  I will also discuss using screen mirroring and Airplay on an AppleTV v3.  This article covers the wireless network only and requires m…
When you try to extract and to view the contents of a Microsoft Update Standalone Package (MSU) for Windows Vista, you cannot extract the files from the MSU. Here we are going to explain how to extract those hotfix details without using any third pa…
This Micro Tutorial will show you how to maximize your wireless card to its maximum capability. This will be demonstrated using Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 2230 wireless card on Windows 8 operating system.
Viewers will learn how to connect to a wireless network using the network security key. They will also learn how to access the IP address and DNS server for connections that must be done manually. After setting up a router, find the network security…

839 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question