Spectrum Analysis to Track Down RF Interference
With the addition of the WiPry Clarity USB spectrum analyzer hardware, Chanalyzer 6 shows you the interference causing slow, troublesome wireless in the 2.4, 5, and 6 GHz spectrum.
Identify sources of airtime congestion
Are your access points overlapping too much? Are neighboring networks creating co-channel congestion? Do you have “slow talker” client devices that are clogging up network traffic? Chanalyzer quickly locates airtime issues like these, helping you pinpoint offending devices so they can be reconfigured or eliminated to free up precious network bandwidth.
*Requires Compatible USB Network Card.
Find and follow any Wi-Fi device
Wireless endpoints roam, and when they do, they usually end up on a different channel. Chanalyzer can utilize multiple Wi-Fi adapters simultaneously; one to scan channels and locate the device, then another to follow it as it roams to other channels. This adapter tag-team approach means once Chanalyzer finds a device for you, you won’t lose it again.
Track drops, retries, and airtime congestion in real-time – with explanations
There are lots of reasons for why Wi-Fi connections get dropped, and sorting through all the potential causes of a disconnect requires a lot of background knowledge and even more time combing through packet traffic.
Chanalyzer saves technicians hours of time by identifying Wi-Fi connection issues and plotting them on the unified time graph, leaving you no doubt as to when the event occurred, what the event was, and which device was affected.
If you can see it, you can fix it!
Troubleshoot Sticky Clients
The “sticky client problem” occurs when an endpoint should roam to the nearest access point but doesn’t, and can be a frustrating user experience. By graphing changes in data rate and RSSI while following an endpoint around the environment, Chanalyzer can find sticky clients and tell you exactly which AP needs config changes to encourage appropriate roaming behaviors.
Perform post-deployment WLAN optimizations
After deploying a new network or making large-scale configuration changes, use Chanalyzer to easily create benchmark documentation of post-deployment wireless traffic and as-expected roaming behaviors.
Save your capture as a .tonic file for the next technician or as a leave-behind at the customer site. Chanalyzer captures can be opened and viewed by anyone with a (free) My MetaGeek account.
Which hardware do I need with Chanalyzer 6?
(or Wi-Spy DBx)
(Edimax AC1750 or similar)
What our customers say about us
“Chanalyzer has fast become a must have tool for me. Can’t wait to see how this develops as it already gives me so much great data! It’s especially good for demonstrating how Wi-Fi works to clients.“
“Chanalyzer is packet analysis for the masses. The highlighted contextual information is so cool for highlighted events! For the deeper stuff, you can easily export to your favorite full-featured tool.“
“Chanalyzer is moving the industry forward.“