How Would Superman Troubleshoot Wi-Fi?

Ever try to troubleshoot the invisible world of Wi-Fi without a way to visualize wireless activity?

Money Saving Tip #404: Hire Superman

If you don't have a way to see invisible interference sources, don't expect to reliably determine the cause of slow wireless speeds unless you have super powers. A 'seasoned' tech reported how he troubleshoots Wi-Fi. He said, "I've been doing this so long that I can just sense interference sources." Of course, that is very interesting. How often do you get to meet a live super-hero? But, how would a tech do that? He went on to say, "When you've been doing this long enough, you can just look around and you know. There it is."

Not every team has the privilege of having a superman on their Wi-Fi troubleshooting squad. If you're like the rest of us who have to use a tool to visualize the invisible, the good news is...you're not alone. And, there are tools that give you everything you need to optimize a Wi-Fi network. Take Oscium's WiPry-Pro for example. It works with your favorite iOS device so it's portable. And, among other things, you can visualize and report the following critical elements:

Using iPhone to Quantify Wi-Fi Signal Strength

Using iPhone to Display Signal Level Graphs, RSSI, SNR

Using iPad to Show SSID, BSSID and Associated Radio Channel

Using iPad to Report Security Mode

Using iPad to Export Spectral Data in CSV Format

Using iPad to Report Channel Utilization & Capacity

Using iPad to Show ZigBee Levels and Frequencies

Using iPad to Identify the Number of SSIDs Per Channel

Using iPad to Identify the Number of SSIDs Across 2.4 GHz Band

Using iPad to Sort Channels, SSID's, MACs

Using iPhone to Visualize Adjacent and Co-Channel Congestion

Using iPad to Measure SSID's in dBm

Using iPad to Score & Optimize SSIDs

Using iPhone to View Surrounding AP's