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Topic # 230538 28-Feb-2018 12:39
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Ok so I didnt know where to put this

 

But... is there such a thing that can run a diagnostic report on your router/s coverage of your home?


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  Reply # 1965797 28-Feb-2018 12:40
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Not really for total readout, Wi-Fi analyzer for Android is a good test App though




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  Reply # 1965804 28-Feb-2018 12:54
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Cheers Mistenfuru. I know google wifi does it but its a corporate or large home product.

 

many times in my own home or my friends that i spend a lot of time living at, the wifi drops out on the TV etc. it says 5 bars but i dont trust it.


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  Reply # 1965805 28-Feb-2018 12:55
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  Reply # 1965835 28-Feb-2018 13:20
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timmmay:

 

Yeah WiFi Analyzer.

 

 

Cheer Tim mate. Any app that gets 4.4 must be reasonably darn good hehe.

 

Ill report back how I got on and if there are any special tricks on how to use it.


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  Reply # 1965836 28-Feb-2018 13:21
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See if internet via an Ethernet cable keeps on working next time the WiFi drops out.





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  Reply # 1965859 28-Feb-2018 13:32
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+1 for Wifi analyzer.  Just wander around the different rooms and take screen shots.





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  Reply # 1965863 28-Feb-2018 13:37
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i like the FRITZ!App WLAN app , will work on most routers and it's easy to read and understand.





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  Reply # 1966043 28-Feb-2018 18:08
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Apps like WiFi Analyzer report the signal strength detected by the wireless client that is running it.  Signal strength is a requirement for throughput but you can have excellent signal strength and no throughput.  What you want to test is throughput.

 

iPerf is an excellent throughput testing tools and there are free versions of it.  You will need to run the iPerf server application on a laptop/desktop connected to your network and an iPerf client on your wireless client.  When configuring the iPerf server use bi-directional UDP so you can detect latency (delay) and jitter (change in delay).  As you walk around you can see the throughput changes on the iPerf client application.


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WiFi Analyzer will show you overlapping coverage of your neighbours' networks and what channel they are on, which is probably more likely to be the problem than just signal strength.





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  Reply # 1972611 11-Mar-2018 08:22
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webwat:

 

WiFi Analyzer will show you overlapping coverage of your neighbours' networks and what channel they are on, which is probably more likely to be the problem than just signal strength.

 

 

Unfortunately it doesn't show duty cycles so you can't tell the amount of airtime each neighbour radio is taking.  This is a major limitation of amplitude only applications like WiFi Analyzer.


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  Reply # 1972674 11-Mar-2018 12:04
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timmmay:

 

Yeah WiFi Analyzer.

 

 

 

 

Thanks for that. I'll get another "problem" sorted with this. Up until now was just ignoring it/saying I don't know...


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  Reply # 1972741 11-Mar-2018 15:58
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For a general coverage estimation you could do *THIS* if you have a notebook at hand.





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