MetaGeek Kelly introduces Wi-Spy Air, MetaGeek’s latest WiFi and spectrum analyser that works with your smartphone, tablet, or other mobile device.
Set-up is quick and easy. Simply download the Air Viewer app from the App Store or Google Play, plug in your Wi-Spy Air, and you’re all set! Once you fire up Air Viewer, you’ll get an immediate visual overview of your wireless environment, including your network and neighbouring networks.
Network overlays visually show WiFi channel placement, channel width, and signal strength in the 2.4 and 5 GHz WiFi bands. You may sort cards by signal strength, SSID, data rates, and more. Or use Air Viewer’s powerful search navigation to zero in on the SSID, AP alias, or MAC address that you want to investigate. WiFi scanning is a good starting point, but signal strength and channel placement are only part of an effective WiFi network.
Luckily, Wi-Spy Air is also a lightweight spectrum analyser that adds rich Layer 1 information to your data set. Tap on the Channels tab to view this spectrum information. If you’re troubleshooting an interference issue, you can toggle the spectrum a
nd networks on or off.
On the Layer 2 side, Air Viewer displays utilisation and connected client count to help you make informed channel-planning decisions, and keep your wireless network in check by tracking details like security type, channel, SNR, max data rate, phy type, and much more. Furthermore, Wi-Spy Air can dive into a specific client and show you details like retry rate, utilisation, and even roaming history. This is great for troubleshooting band-steering or roaming issues.
Wi-Spy Air and Air Viewer can help you deploy and maintain a performant network all from the convenience of your smartphone, tablet, or other mobile device