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5 Wi-Fi analyzer and survey apps for Android

Eric Geier | July 27, 2017
Products can include Wi-Fi stumblers, heatmaps, active surveying, more

When surveying, you must double tap a location to collect the data, whereas most other survey apps require just a single-tap or long-tap. A double-tap is a little odd and could potentially be problematic if you don’t tap in the same place both times. We liked how you can add notes, photos and other media to the map, but at first it wasn’t apparent how to add these things to a specific location.

You can filter survey results based upon the Wi-Fi band, SSID, and rogue or non-rogue APs. Like two of the other survey apps, you cannot easily show just a single AP. When viewing the heatmaps in the app, we noticed there is only the signal-based heatmap. However, the PDF report the app generates does provide additional heatmaps for overall Wi-Fi quality and SNR. Additionally, it includes a channel utilization graph and tables of the raw survey data.

From the eye icon, you can access a menu of other screens to view a summary of nearby APs, list of nearby APs, channel utilization graphs and a rogue AP list.

We feel the WiTunner’s app is trustworthy enough for use in business environments, but we're unsure about using it for larger networks.

 

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