We've felt that pain — spotty connections, slow speeds, roaming issues, and interference. That's why we created the Wi-Spy Line of USB Spectrum Analyzers. Wi‑Spy DBx was designed specifically for troubleshooting WiFi issues.
Our software solutions then take all the raw RF signal information from the Wi‑Spy Spectrum Analyzers and combine it with the standard information from your WiFi radio to create a complete picture of your wireless environment, giving you the information you need to proactively manage your WiFi networks.[ View Wi-Spy Spec and Comparison Table ]
|||Wi-Spy Mini||Wi-Spy 2.4x||Wi-Spy DBx||Wi-Spy 900x (discontinued)|
|Default Frequency Range||2400-2495 GHz||2.400 to 2.495 MHz||2.400 to 2.495 GHz, 5.150 to 5.850 GHz||862 MHz to 928 MHz|
|Amplitude Range||-110 dBm to -6.5 dBm||-100 dBm to -6.5 dBm||-105 dBm to -6.5 dBm|
|Amplitude Resolution||0.5 dBm||0.5 dBm||0.5 dBm|
|Resolution Bandwidth||(2.4 GHz)||(2.4 GHz)||(900 Mhz)|
|58.036 to 812.500 KHz||58.036 to 812.500 KHz||53.571 to 750.000 KHz|
|53.571 to 750.000 KHz|
|Default Resolution Bandwidth||(2.4 GHz) 214.286 KHz||(2.4 GHz) 214.286 KHz|
|(5 GHz) 464.286 KHz|
|Sweep Time||(2.4 GHz) 507 msec||(2.4 GHz) 507 msec||(900 Mhz) 307 msec|
|(low 5 GHz) 1242 msec|
|(mid 5 GHz) 1587 msec|
|(high 5 GHz) 641 msec|
|Compatible Software||inSSIDer Office||Chanalyzer 5||Chanalyzer 5||Chanalyzer 5 + Lab Accessory|
|inSSIDer Office||inSSIDer Office|
|Length||25mm (including USB connector)||63mm (including USB and RP-SMA connectors)||75mm (including RP-SMA connector)||63mm(including USB and RP-SMA connectors)|
|Additional Accessories||Device Finder Directional Antenna||Device Finder Directional Antenna|
By default, Wi-Spy settings and specs are optimized for WiFi troubleshooting. The Lab Accessory (a feature unlock in Chanalyzer) adds the ability to change the minimum and max frequencies.
Note: Wi-Spy is tuned with the default frequencies in mind. If the frequencies are changed, your results may vary. That said, we find that it works pretty well.
|||Wi-Spy Mini||Wi-Spy 2.4x||Wi-Spy DBx||Wi-Spy 900x|
|Min/Max Frequencies||2400-2495 GHz||2300-2700 Mhz||2300-2700 MHz and||783-938 MHz|
|Notes||No custom tuning||Discontinued Wi-Spy model|
Once you're able to see interference using Wi-Spy DBx, the next step is to remove it. Unfortunately, the standard antennas found in most wireless devices are omni-directional, so they receive signals from all directions, making it difficult to locate the interference. The Device Finder 2.4 GHz Directional Antenna is specifically designed to connect to the Wi‑Spy DBx to quickly pinpoint interference sources so that you can remove them from your WiFi environment.
|Frequency Range||2.4-2.5 GHz|
|Horizontal Beamwidth||60 degrees|
|Compatible Wi-Spy Models||Wi-Spy 2.4x, Wi-Spy DBx|
|Required Software||Chanalyzer 5|