howtogeek at June 18th, 2013 08:03 — #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 at June 18th, 2013 09:55 — #2
Great article, I really need to do this at our main facility.
davidbirky at June 18th, 2013 11:29 — #3
Is there comparable app for mobile devices?
cod_biobio at June 18th, 2013 11:44 — #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 at June 18th, 2013 12:00 — #5
Hmm... I have WiFi Analyzer on my phone but didn't realize it would make maps. Time to look at it again!
davidbirky at June 18th, 2013 12:31 — #6
Ok, I'm not seeing where WiFi Analyzer can make a heat map like this article described.
markw676 at June 18th, 2013 18:14 — #7
I also have wifi analyzer and don't see this option?
clive_bennett at June 18th, 2013 18:31 — #8
There is no option for making maps. You are supposed to download the link ekahau heatmapper
cod_biobio at June 20th, 2013 12:55 — #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 at June 20th, 2013 13:27 — #11
I know you did! It's the others that didn't!
christopher_tyl at July 3rd, 2013 14:48 — #12
Has anyone else had issues with using this on a hp laptop. the program is not picking up the built in adaptor.
oyster1525 at November 15th, 2013 11:01 — #13
I used "WiFi Maps Light" to create heatmap, it is quite simple tool for android, available here: GOOGLE PLAY LINK