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How to View Signal Strength of Wirelessly Connected Devices

atomicUpdate
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How to View Signal Strength of Wirelessly Connected Devices

Is there a way to view the signal strength and/or the connection speed of each of the devices wirelessly connected to the R7000? I'd like to use the information to determine the best place to put a wireless bridge and the direction to face it.
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Rheumatoid
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Re: How to View Signal Strength of Wirelessly Connected Devices

use genie or another app on a mobile device and wander around with it
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theoak
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Re: How to View Signal Strength of Wirelessly Connected Devices

inSSIDer will also work (I hear you have to pay for this guy now though.)
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Retired_Member
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Re: How to View Signal Strength of Wirelessly Connected Devices

Look for inSSIDer version 3.1.2.1. It is the last free version.
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jmizoguchi
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Re: How to View Signal Strength of Wirelessly Connected Devices

http://www.metageek.net/support/downloads/

older version still is free
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June Mizoguchi-
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Re: How to View Signal Strength of Wirelessly Connected Devices

I did what a mistake that was. Look for version 3 it's free the only difference is 5gAC support.

They claim netgear's Beacon is broadcasting a non-standard beacon or something close to that. This is the reason they give for the 5g AC support not displaying max rates correctly. That being said v4 is worthless.
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IrvSp
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Re: How to View Signal Strength of Wirelessly Connected Devices

Rheumatoid,

Genie shows me the various connected devices on the network map, wired devices only shows that it is connected, but wireless device connection speed and power you get when you click on the device. No need to walk around with it.
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RogerSC
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Re: How to View Signal Strength of Wirelessly Connected Devices

If you have an Android phone or tablet, the "WiFi Analyzer" app is free, and works well for me. I have an Android phone and an iPad, so I'm pretty much stuck with Android apps for this. Apparently Apple wants no part of helping me to optimize my wireless network set up.
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Jim769
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Re: How to View Signal Strength of Wirelessly Connected Devices

Agree strange wifi analyzer use to work with apple some time ago. Have no idea why apple don't allow it any longer.

Good to see you on the forums Roger. Still waiting for Comcast to fix the neighbor over flow issue. :rolleyes:
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Retired_Member
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Re: How to View Signal Strength of Wirelessly Connected Devices

Apple doesn't want to reveal the APIs and drivers for their wireless chipsets. There will likely never be wifi analyzers on IOS.
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jmizoguchi
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Re: How to View Signal Strength of Wirelessly Connected Devices

You can do heat map with Oscium Wipry which used external device with it
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June Mizoguchi-
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Re: How to View Signal Strength of Wirelessly Connected Devices

jmizoguchi wrote:
http://www.metageek.net/support/downloads/

older version still is free



I may have missed it, But have you actually tested the link lately. It appears the geeks now only offer a 5 day trial.

check it out
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