Wi-Fi (wireless) Network diagnostics, signal strength finder using Windows 7 (a/b/n/2.5/ and 5GHz).

Posted on 2009-12-21
Last Modified: 2013-11-12
Id like to perform some Wi-Fi network diagnostics throughout a few floors of a building.  More specifically, determining Wi-Fi signal strength in various locations (a/b/n/2.5/ and 5GHz).  Can anyone recommend software to map and scope this out?  Im using a Windows 7 laptop and Apple MacBook.  Our clients use both platforms.
Thank you
Question by:checkonetwo
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    A good place to start is netstumbler for windows.
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    Doing an actual site map wth floorplans and such puts you into the actual money spent category...

    and such.

    for mac...
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    by:Jakob Digranes
    this is probarbly the best program: - download inSSIDer

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    I prefer the Xirrus wifi inspector software.
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    I'm going to have to try these too.

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