This app gives the same functionality as most wifi analyzers, but it adds more. The throughput meter to the router and multiple ping response to popular internet addresses are features you don't see often. There is raw data if you want to look past the charts and graphs. The ads are not intrusive as some have mentioned. It has the features of multiple apps all in one and I'm talking about the free version. Nice work dev team.
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I tested six of the top Wi-Fi analyzers. I'm trying to find the best app to help me determine an optimal channel in the 5 GHz band. This was the second to get uninstalled. The first problem is that the Networks tab cannot be filtered by band, so the 5 GHz networks that I'm interested in get watered down by a couple dozen 2.4 GHz networks. If more than a couple dozen networks are visible, the optional legend on the Networks tab gets truncated, and there's no way to scroll. Since it sorts by channel number (instead of the more logical choice of signal strength), only networks on the lowest numbered channels will have their colors defined in the legend. The list of available networks (under Show Networks) is likewise sorted by channel number, and there is no way to filter by band. I have to scroll through a bunch of 2.4 GHz networks to get to the 5 GHz ones that I'm interested in. The channel numbers in the 5 GHz band are wrong. The developer needs to study how 5 GHz channels are numbered (hint: see "List of WLAN channels" on Wikipedia). The bandwidth actually affects the channel number, despite whatever the access point (AP) advertises. Unlike other apps, this one doesn't even list the bandwidth (e.g. 20, 40, 80, or 160 MHz)! Only the center frequency of the AP's advertised channel number is given. Again, the developer did not account for the actual bandwidth nor the fact that channels consist of frequency ranges, rather than singular frequencies like analog radio.
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I currently have the regular version which works fine but I would like the ability to be able to get the physical address of those unknown people on my Wi-Fi. Will purchasing the pro version make it possible for me to get user addresses?
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