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Is there an equivalent app to WiFi Analyzer for the iPhone

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I saw a very nice Android App called WiFi Analyzer.

It doesn't appear to have a IOS version.

Does anyone know of something for iPhone that will show graphic representations of WiFi networks?

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Larry
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by:Alan Hardisty
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What iOS version are you running and are you JailBroken?

https://sites.google.com/site/iphonewifianalyzer/
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Not sure about the Android app, but there are iOS apps. But you can only run them from a jailbroken iOS device - Apple doesn't want people doing wifi scanning for some reason. I use something called WifiAnalyzer (see alanhardistry's link), and it works great.
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by:Alan Hardisty
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Ouch!  That's expensive :(
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by:Jakob Digranes
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i agree --- for a user only doing site survey in a couple of locations ... .
But since I dropped my thinkpad to the floor for the n'th time; I'd consider this !
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by:Alan Hardisty
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I'd invest in some seriously sticky gloves instead if I were you :)
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:)
considering moving from Wireless to Lync implementations ....
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The Oscium product is a wireless spectrum-analyzer, and for what it does, it's actually pretty cheap. But spectrum-analyzers are complicated systems. They're great, if you know how to use them, but damned-near-impossible to just "figure out". You'd need some serious training in radio-wave spectral-analysis to even have a prayer. In any case, it's probably serious overkill anyway.
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by:computerlarry
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With all due respect to the programmers, I have done too many hacks like Jailbreak in my time. I don't want to get involved with the extra maintenance work of jail breaking, even if it adds features.

Oscium looks great, and I will examine the features.  

If I could get an Android device very cheaply, would WifiAnalyzer work without a cell phone connection?
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The analyzer should be using Wi-Fi, so no need for a cell phone connection.
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