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    Wireless survey software

    I've got a windows 8 acer W700 and I'm looking for a program that i can do a wireless network survey at my school.

    Does anyone have a program or know of a app that would show wireless signal strengths?

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    inssider is a good program, just make sure you test to -70db, no higher than this though so -80db would be unacceptable and on android Wifi Analyzer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechSupp View Post
    @TechSupp how did you get on with that one? Did you have a map that you imported?

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    Quote Originally Posted by timbo343 View Post
    inssider is a good program, just make sure you test to -70db, no higher than this though so -80db would be unacceptable and on android Wifi Analyzer.
    @timbo343 I will give this ago tomorrow when at work.

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    If you have a macbook handy, this is a fantastic cheap tool for OSX (and what I've been using)

    FREE Wireless WiFi Site Survey Software for MAC OS X

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    Meraki have a free wifi mapper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timbo343 View Post
    inssider is a good program, just make sure you test to -70db, no higher than this though so -80db would be unacceptable and on android Wifi Analyzer.
    Why would -80dB be unacceptable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    Meraki have a free wifi mapper.
    @glennda I will take a look thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrCheese View Post
    If you have a macbook handy, this is a fantastic cheap tool for OSX (and what I've been using)

    FREE Wireless WiFi Site Survey Software for MAC OS X
    @DrCheese I don't have a mac book spare.

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    Yes, got a plan of the school, imported it and then took a walk. Dont get me wrong, its free, so dobt expect the earth but saying that it does a good job giving a nice coloured graphical overlay on the plan of signal strengths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_ View Post
    Why would -80dB be unacceptable?
    Its only what ive been told and kinda makes sense. Apparently its to get the best through put.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechSupp View Post
    Yes, got a plan of the school, imported it and then took a walk. Dont get me wrong, its free, so dobt expect the earth but saying that it does a good job giving a nice coloured graphical overlay on the plan of signal strengths.
    @TechSupp I don't have a plan if our school so that might be a problem for me.

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    Try xirrus, ive used it at home to isolate connectivity problems an found ot be be straightforwrd to use.

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