Wifi signal quality checker

Alex69Alex69 Member Posts: 8
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edited August 17 in Devices & Security
How do I check quality/metre/range of WiFi signal using Fing app? thanks

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  • rootedrooted Gulf Coast, USModerator Posts: 751
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    edited September 12 Accepted Answer

    The functionality which was previously available was removed due to it posing a security risk according to Apple. It's ridiculous.

    Maik

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  • rootedrooted Gulf Coast, USModerator Posts: 751
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    As far as I know you can't, personally I use WiFi Analyzer for Android (free and open source):

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vrem.wifianalyzer


    Robin
  • MarcMarc Moderator, Beta Tester Posts: 1,516
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    For iOS I use an app called cloudcheck. It’s free and does a pretty good job telling range and quality.  
    Thats Daphnee, she's a good dog...
  • Lee_BoLee_Bo Member Posts: 234
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    I'm using Wifi Explorer in my MacBook Pro and it works great.
    Partagepwmeek
  • Alex69Alex69 Member Posts: 8
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    Thanks, I am using that too, but looking for a mobile app version.
  • PartagePartage Member Posts: 6
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    You can try, Network Analyzer,

    It's  an excellent WiFi analyzer you can evaluate the closed, firewalled and open ports. Network Analyzer allows you to test the WiFi signal strength and do network speed tests against diverse locations. You can test cell and WiFi connection.

  • Alex69Alex69 Member Posts: 8
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    Thanks.
  • Alex69Alex69 Member Posts: 8
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    But the network Analyzer does not give measurement of wifi signal strenght. (dBm)
  • rsschaaprsschaap Member, Beta Tester Posts: 1
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    Then try Network Signal Info Pro,  free - limited or paid Gives both mobile and Wifi network information including most technical details
  • Alex69Alex69 Member Posts: 8
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    Thanks, but can not find ios version.
  • rootedrooted Gulf Coast, USModerator Posts: 751
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    Not that it helps for iOS but Fing now has WiFi scanning functionality on Android.

    Robin
  • Lee_BoLee_Bo Member Posts: 234
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    Alex69 said:
    Thanks, but can not find ios version.
    Just open the App Store and search for "wi-fi signal strength".  There will be quite a few that appear in the search result.  I personally haven't used any of them but I'd start with highest rating and most downloads.
  • LRPTYLRPTY Member Posts: 1
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    I use WiFi Explorer on my Mac. Helped me get the best location for my router and extenders.
  • Alex69Alex69 Member Posts: 8
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    Thanks, I use that too on my mac, but interested to find some free app for ios, likeOka wifi
  • xrootsxroots GermanyMember Posts: 1
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    I saw that you are looking for an iOS App but wanted to add another App for MAC users: NetSpot - best I have used so far, in addition, WiFi Scanner.
  • Lee_BoLee_Bo Member Posts: 234
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    xroots said:
    I saw that you are looking for an iOS App but wanted to add another App for MAC users: NetSpot - best I have used so far, in addition, WiFi Scanner.
    Thanks.
  • Alex69Alex69 Member Posts: 8
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    Thanks, but realy looking for an ios free app, similar to Oka wifi which has a sinal metre
  • TheWhiskyManTheWhiskyMan Member Posts: 1
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    The problem with iOS wifi monitoring is that Apple doesn't allow developers access to wifi signal strength in the operating system, Not sure why but have read about it multiple times
  • Alex69Alex69 Member Posts: 8
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    thanks

  • DavidBarrowDavidBarrow Member Posts: 2
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    Oddly enough, Apple does provide an app for IOS that give the signal strengths of all WiFi networks around the device - AirPort Utility. Open it, click WiFi Scan and set the time period and then click Scan you get a list with the network, IP address, RSSI and Channel number.
  • MarcMarc Moderator, Beta Tester Posts: 1,516
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    One note on the WiFi scan option in the airport utility. If you don’t see an option to WiFi scan, go into iOS setting app, scroll down to the the airports setting and enable it.

    Thats Daphnee, she's a good dog...
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