Review Wifi Analyzer
Improve your WiFi signal for the best possible connections and speed
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 16 Jun 2014, tested on ASUS Nexus 7 (2013)
Powerful functionality, nice interface, modern design
Wifi Analyzer for Android is one of my favorite apps. It analyzes the WiFi traffic and signals in your vicinity and can suggest the best channels for your router and gives accurate readouts of signal strength and speeds.
Wifi Analyzer turned out to be very valuable for me. We have a lot of security cams set up here at home. Most are wired, but the few that are wireless had some connectivity issues and I used this app to help me optimize my signal and get perfect WiFi connections under extreme conditions. One of my cameras is over 30 feet away from the router, inside a garage, behind thick beams and plaster walls. But my WiFi connection to that camera is rock solid, thanks to this app.
I love all the data this app makes available and the different ways it can be displayed. For sake of paranoia, I blocked out IP and Mac addresses from my screenshots. But you can see clearly how much stronger and stable my WiFi is compared to others nearby. With this app, I was able to tweak my signal and added extender antennas and played with the precise placement of my router, all to get the strongest possible WiFi signal. You can see in the screenshots that my signal is far stronger than any other, and all that was possible thanks to this app.
The interface is very simple. There are ads in the free version, but this was made by an independent developer, and I believe a small donation will take the ads away. Speaking of which, I think I owe this guy a few bucks.
I love the graphical interface and seeing the speedometer style readouts. I also really made use of the suggested channels. The app shows what channel everyone else is on, so I was able to pick one with less traffic. The app also allows for snapshots that can be shared various ways. Or naturally, you can just take your own snapshots. All te=he data is updated live, in real time. So you get true to life readouts of how your signal is performing from one moment to the next.
Wifi Analyzer is invaluable if you are trying to optimize your WiFi signal and achieve the best possible connections for your environment. I literally walked around the house with the app running on my tablet so I could test all the nooks and crannies of my home and eliminate any dead zones. I also took it into the garage and closed myself inside so I could find the best placement for my security cams and antenna positions. Fantastic functionality and very easy to use. One of my all time fave apps.