howtogeek — 2013-06-18T08:03:01-04:00 — #1
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/165614/how-to-create-a-wi-fi-heatmap-for-network-analysis-better-coverage-and-geek-cred-galore/
Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could see exactly where your Wi-Fi coverage was hot, cold, and somewhere in between? Stop guesstimating where you might need better Wi-Fi coverage and see exactly where with today’s Wi-Fi heatmap tutorial.
willrun4fun — 2013-06-18T09:55:01-04:00 — #2
Great article, I really need to do this at our main facility.
davidbirky — 2013-06-18T11:29:13-04:00 — #3
Is there comparable app for mobile devices?
cod_biobio — 2013-06-18T11:44:48-04:00 — #4
I've used WiFi Analyzer (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.farproc.wifi.analyzer&hl=es).
Many options, you can make the same area map, use a grid , etc and use the signal values (dB) for your AP.
I used it in my home, and ended changing the broadcast channel, cheaper than moving the router to the "best" spot, that was over the stairs.
davidbirky — 2013-06-18T12:00:27-04:00 — #5
Hmm... I have WiFi Analyzer on my phone but didn't realize it would make maps. Time to look at it again!
davidbirky — 2013-06-18T12:31:06-04:00 — #6
Ok, I'm not seeing where WiFi Analyzer can make a heat map like this article described.
markw676 — 2013-06-18T18:14:36-04:00 — #7
I also have wifi analyzer and don't see this option?
clive_bennett — 2013-06-18T18:31:56-04:00 — #8
There is no option for making maps. You are supposed to download the link ekahau heatmapper
cod_biobio — 2013-06-20T12:55:59-04:00 — #10
I never meant to say that WIFI analyzer MAKES maps, but that you may use a grid and use the values WA gives and make your own heatmap.
clive_bennett — 2013-06-20T13:27:04-04:00 — #11
I know you did! It's the others that didn't!
christopher_tyl — 2013-07-03T14:48:05-04:00 — #12
Has anyone else had issues with using this on a hp laptop. the program is not picking up the built in adaptor.
oyster1525 — 2013-11-15T11:01:03-05:00 — #13
I used "WiFi Maps Light" to create heatmap, it is quite simple tool for android, available here: GOOGLE PLAY LINK