Find wifi signal strength

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Some folks may want to discover the weak spots in their wifi coverage areas and possibly move router around to find the sweetest spot to cover a particular area.

Sometimes moving a router as little as 3 or 4 feet can make a surprising difference.

On iOS there is an Apple app, Airport Utility that does a bang up job of it.
Necessary to turn on wifi scan switch in the app Settings for the feature to work.

Nice app and could be extra helpful for techs who really want to do best possible job meeting customers needs...
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Bob Lexus

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Bev, Champion

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Great idea that might be even better integrated into the MITe app installers can use or, even the Viasat App for everyone.
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Andy Schack

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For my iPhone I bought an app called Network Multimeter. The look of it is like one of the older analog multimeters. What I really like about it as an technician is that it is a "live speed test meter" so rather than just taking a snapshot of what the speed is, I can walk around the customer's house and make sure there aren't any weak spots. 

I have found that your device can show decent signal but not perform well....this makes sure it performs well. Did one just last night and the house was kinda L shaped so speed in the living room was marginal. Put a Netgear dual band extender at a midway point and now the customer has great signal wherever they are in the house or back deck pool area. 

Andy