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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.
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I do not have much experience with this software, but you can try this:

http://www.metageek.net/products/chanalyzer-3
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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.
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Thanks for the link. I'll try it out.
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