When you’re examining wireless networks in the field, inSSIDer is a great tool. However, since inSSIDer can only gather information from your computer’s WiFi card, there are some pieces of the WiFi puzzle missing.
Wi-Spy + Chanalyzer is that missing piece. It shows you data from the RF spectrum that your computer’s wireless adapter simply can’t see.
Check out the comparison below to see what Wi-Spy + Chanalyzer looks like in action. A MetaGeek customer who works in managed IT was responding to a call from one his clients who was experiencing drops in WiFi coverage.
Using built-in WiFi card + inSSIDer: looks ok, right?
After plugging in Wi-Spy + Chanalyzer: There is actually a lot of interference here, but it was invisible without Wi-Spy
The previously invisible red shapes indicated several wireless security cameras. It turned out that a wireless security system had been installed next door to his client’s office, and it was interfering with the WiFi, despite the fact that the access points were running on the proper channels.
Once the customer got a full picture of his wireless landscape, he was able to make adjustments and fix his WiFi problem. Troubleshooting really is that easy with Wi-Spy + Chanalyzer.