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Why is a Wireless Site Survey needed? How does it help?

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 1, 2022 3:45:26 PM / by Blog Team posted in WiFi

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Do you have a wireless network that isn't performing well or plan to install a new WiFi network? You most likely need a wireless site survey. A wireless site survey helps to determine where to place WiFi access points to provide proper signal coverage and performance.

The outcome of a wireless site survey is usually a report that details the number of access points needed and the location they should be installed.

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How to Improve MCS Index / MCS Rates / Max Data Rate Possible Of WiFi Connection

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 5, 2022 3:23:39 PM / by Blog Team posted in WiFi

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In our last post, we introduced the concept of the modulation and coding scheme (MCS) index, and how it can be used to calculate the quality of a given WiFi connection. In this post, we’ll go through an example of how to use this information to understand your WiFi connection and how it can be improved.

It’s important to recognize that a wireless device’s type of 802.11 technology and the number of spatial streams supported are the limiting factors in increasing the MCS index (and therefore the maximum data rate possible). Since this is a hardware limitation, it acts as the ceiling for what is possible. 

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What is the MCS Index? How to Read and Measure It

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 21, 2021 5:22:26 PM / by Blog Team posted in WiFi

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Many articles have been written on how to properly calculate the quality of a WiFi connection. In this blog we will introduce one concept, the modulation and coding scheme (MCS) index, and show how it can be used to understand the quality of a WiFi connection for Windows and Mac OS computers. Modulation refers to the way data is formatted prior to transmission. The coding scheme refers to how the data is encoded while being transmitted.

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Quick and Easy Ways to Improve Your WiFi with WiFi Scanner

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 3, 2021 11:06:34 PM / by Blog Team posted in WiFi

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For those of us who live in dorms, apartments, or other small spaces where WiFi is a necessity for working or studying, it can be frustrating to work with poor WiFi Internet speeds. WiFi can be difficult to get right at home. Setting up optimized WiFi has a steep learning curve and it’s easy to do something wrong without the proper tools or guidance on what knobs to turn. Or your neighbor two floors above you has set up their WiFi so badly that your own WiFi becomes unreliable. The problem can be especially frustrating when you are trying to download large files or have a video call but get an error message.

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Integrating WiFi Scanner with Roqos RC10 IPS VPN Firewall Router

[fa icon="calendar'] May 4, 2021 3:33:35 PM / by Blog Team posted in WiFi

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WiFi Scanner

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Integrating WiFi Scanner with NetBeez WiFi Sensor Agents

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 16, 2021 3:21:26 PM / by Blog Team posted in WiFi

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WiFi Scanner

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WLAN Pi Project Hardware: A Brief History Lesson

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 5, 2021 3:03:39 PM / by Blog Team posted in WiFi

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WLAN Pi Project

The WLAN Pi Project is community driven project for building a multi-purpose Wi-Fi analysis tool using single board computers (SBC). The project was started by @jolla around 2016 and since then has added several team members that contribute project code and many enthusiasts that market kits and cases for the WLAN Pi hardware.

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How to Use WLAN Pi as a Remote WiFi Scanner / Sensor

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 22, 2021 4:15:15 PM / by Blog Team posted in WiFi

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WiFi Scanner for Windows is a WiFi discovery and scanning application for IT professionals and home users looking for detailed information about surrounding WiFi networks.

WLAN Pi is a portable device that can be used as a throughput tester, remote WiFi scanner, packet capture tool, portable WiFi signal generator and more.

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Linux WiFi Scanner using Raspberry Pi 4 and 3 B+ (B Plus)

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 20, 2021 1:44:29 PM / by Blog Team posted in WiFi

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In this blog post we will cover how to configure a Linux device such as a Raspberry Pi computer as a remote WiFi Scanner. Our setup uses our Windows based WiFi Scanner on a Windows 10 laptop.

The Windows WiFi Scanner connects the the local or remote Raspberry Pi via SSH to transmit WiFi scanning results from the Raspberry Pi to the Windows WiFi Scanner for display.

The benefits of this setup are below.

  • Linux device can be local or remote as long as SSH access to device is available.
  • Linux device can be low cost device like a Raspberry Pi.  
  • Leverage wide selection of USB wireless adapter support available for Raspberry Pi devices and operating system.
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What is the best WiFi channel to use for 5 GHz

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 4, 2020 12:02:47 PM / by Zachary Wagner posted in WiFi

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Answer: It depends on your wireless environment and device capabilities.

Unlike the 2.4 GHz band 5 GHz has no overlapping channels if a 20 MHz wide channel plan is used. The design issue that needs to be managed is if clients support the configured channels and if the the channels congested due to neighboring devices.

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