These days, there are a myriad of WiFi scanning solutions available and even more apps designed to read packet capture (pcap) files. So why did we make WiFi Scanner? What sets us apart from the rest?
In the latest version of WiFi Scanner we introduced full support for scanning on the 6 GHz frequency band. But this was limited to in-band discovery, meaning that your device could only detect 6 GHz devices if it itself supported WiFi 6E / 6 GHz. With some clever algorithm interpretation, we’ve been able to overcome this hurdle and tackle out-of-band discovery.
You may have heard that USB 3.0 causes some interference issues with wireless devices that communicate over the 2.4 GHz frequency band. Why is this? In this article we’ll dive into the question.
WiFi Scanner now supports scanning with external network adapters. It’s as easy as plugging in your adapter, opening up WiFi Scanner, and selecting the new device from the drop down menu in the top right.
We are excited to announce that WiFi Scanner now supports the 6 GHz frequency band.
In 2020, following the new IEEE 802.11ax-2021 standard, the Wi-Fi Alliance announced Wi-Fi 6. This name was a bit of a misnomer, as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the United States had not yet opened up the 6 GHz frequency band for commercial use, so Wi-Fi 6 devices were still limited to the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands.
Several years ago, we wrote about budgeting for a wireless project. Specifically, we wrote about a common question we get from prospective clients related how to budget for the design, installation, and post installation phases of a wireless project? As a follow up to that post, We are going to answer the question we always get next, which is how much does a WiFi survey cost?
WiFi Optimization Best Practices
Wi-Fi is an ever-present force in all our lives and as time goes on, it only becomes more complex. Deploying and optimizing WiFi is no longer as simple is cranking up the signal power or randomly placing multiple access points in areas of the building.
Three Types of Wireless Site Surveys
There are several types of wireless site surveys. One type is a passive wireless survey, which is conducted by collecting RF signal data while walking around the area. These measurements are then used to generate coverage heatmaps for desired area. Active wireless surveys are conducted by creating wireless network connections to either the installed WiFi network or test/temporary WiFi network and take signal and sometimes other measurements like speed testing and application testing. Predictive wireless survey / modeling is computer based design process that takes into considering the floor plan, wall material, and another other information that may impact wireless signals and generates signal propagation results / coverage heatmaps. Regardless of the type of survey used, the goal is to collect accurate and relevant data that can help design a wireless network that meets the needs of users.
Is Wireless Site Survey Worth It For My Business? How Much Does it cost?
“Measure twice, cut once,” is a famous proverb. Obviously it is a great rule for a carpenter. Cut the wood improperly and the piece is ruined. It’s more cost effective and faster to double-check the requirements before taking action.