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.
Great article, I really need to do this at our main facility.
Is there comparable app for mobile devices?
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.
Hmm... I have WiFi Analyzer on my phone but didn't realize it would make maps. Time to look at it again!
Ok, I'm not seeing where WiFi Analyzer can make a heat map like this article described.
I also have wifi analyzer and don't see this option?
There is no option for making maps. You are supposed to download the link ekahau heatmapper
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.
I know you did! It's the others that didn't!
Has anyone else had issues with using this on a hp laptop. the program is not picking up the built in adaptor.
I used "WiFi Maps Light" to create heatmap, it is quite simple tool for android, available here: GOOGLE PLAY LINK