Wi-Fi is changing all the time. It affects our work and life in general and we might not even realize this. We use it on a daily basis and everyone is taking this unique technology for granted. We expect it everywhere we go at any time. And we expect it to work flawless.
But what happens when something goes wrong and your Wi-Fi is not working anymore? What are the costs of not being able to use your Wi-Fi on work?
For example in manufacturing environements costs of bad Wi-Fi deployments are very high and can reach even up to several thousund EUR per hour if production is being affected due to bad or non working Wi-Fi Network.
HOW METAGEEK CAN HELP YOU TO MAKE YOUR WI-FI NETWORK PERFORM BETTER?
1. DISCOVER: inSSIDer - Pick the Best Channel
inSSIDer for Office is a network discovery tool designed to help you find poor channel placement, low signal strength, and high channel power as you walk aroundyour building. With the included Wi-Spy Mini, inSSIDer for Office is capable of measuring noise from non-Wi-Fi devices that can adversely affect the performance of the wireless network on a channel. On the Channels Tab, you’ll find measurements of how saturated a channel is with both Wi-Fi and non-Wi-Fi devices, along with measurements and details about surrounding networks. The Analyze Tab features expert tips that alert you to potential issues your network’s users may have, and suggestions on how to fix them. inSSIDer for Office is designed for network admins or anyone looking to take the guesswork out of increasing network performance! Check it out!
2. DIAGNOSE: Chanalyzer + Wi-Spy - Find and Conquer RF Interference
Chanalyzer displays RF data collected from Wi-Spy spectrum analyzer, showing you the channels and frequencies where Wi-Fi, ZigBee, and other possibly interfering devices are active in the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. Chanalyzer’s Session Manager provides the ability to categorize your spectrum survey captures by room, floor, or site. The Waterfall Navigation feature allows you to jump directly to the point of a recording where RF activity was highest– a huge time savings over linear analysis. A daytime color scheme ensures readability in bright locations. Optional accessories include a Cisco CleanAir® to connect remotely to CleanAir APs, Report Builder for documenting findings, and Device Finder for locating interfering transmitters. Check it out!
3. OPTIMISE: Eye P.A. - Find Top Talkers and See Packet Traffic
Eye P.A. is a wireless packet analysis tool that visually displays all of the conversations on a Wi-Fi channel. The software is capable of tracking client devices by MAC address to troubleshoot speed and connectivity issues on a wireless network. More importantly, Eye P.A. will show you which competing networks and Wi-Fi devices are causing headaches for your users. This type of examination shows you the congestion caused by the neighboring networks that share your channel. Eye P.A. uses multi-layered pie charts called “treepies” that visualize the top talkers and the amount of Airtime, Bytes, and Packets they used. The software’s built-in analysis engine will notify you if your network is using a non-standard channel, legacy data rates & devices, and the presence of protection mechanisms – all of which are common culprits in reduced network performance. Eye P.A. is an indispensable tool for Wi-Fi engineers and troubleshooters.Check it out!