WiFiman

Mobile app that provides a suite of tools to monitor, analyze, and improve Wi-Fi performance

WiFiman helps you locate a less crowded channel for your Wi-Fi Access Point. It lists nearby Wi-Fi channels and Bluetooth LE devices and shows you the details of those channels.

With the app you can easily list and analyze devices connected to your current network. WiFiman scans the whole network subnet and shows you all of the available devices with the applicable details, using Bonjour, SNMP, NetBIOS, and UBNT discovery protocols.

Another core feature is the network speedtest. You can test the speed of your internet connection and save the results for later comparison – or quickly share the results.

WiFiman’s suite of tools offers a wide range of potential uses. I downloaded the app myself and used it to analyze my office network.

Use Wi-Fi Link Analyzer to Evaluate Wireless Coverage

When there are issues with poor connection stability on a wireless network, the most common culprit is coverage. Using the Wi-Fi Link Analyzer, you can see how connection quality varies as you move throughout your physical location. The app tracks signal strength and maximum data rates, and it shows you when your client device roams from one Access point (AP) to another. Use this tool to identify gaps in wireless coverage or a need to optimize your Wi-Fi to facilitate better roaming.

Gaps in coverage may indicate a need to tweak AP placement, increase transmit power, or add additional APs to your deployment. Similarly, if your client devices hold on to APs too long or struggle to roam to the appropriate AP, you may need to adjust radio transmit power or add minimum RSSI restrictions to the AP configuration.

Use Channel Graphs to Build a Better Wi-Fi Channel Plan

Another common cause of Wi-Fi performance pains is excessive wireless interference, which can originate from an outside source and/or from other APs on your network. Assigning APs to the most ideal channel based on their location will improve performance and stability. WiFiman provides a channel graph that is updated in real time and displays all nearby wireless signals detected by your phone, including each distinct AP within the wireless networks.

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