Why Do You Need to Use a WiFi Analyzer App?
If you live in a larger city, it’s already almost impossible to escape the WiFi signal, and, according to the Wireless Broadband Alliance, total public WiFi hotspots will grow sevenfold from 2015 to 2020, from 64.2 million in 2015 to 432.5 million by 2020. In many ways, it’s great news that wireless Internet access is becoming more accessible. But the proliferation of WiFi hotspots also has some negatives.
The WiFi radio spectrum is divided into several channels. When too many WiFi hotspots broadcast on the same channel, traffic congestions may occur, and data packets may get lost, leading to connection drops and poor speeds. The solution is to use a WiFi channel with the least amount of traffic. But how can you tell which channel that is? The answer is simple: you download and use a WiFi analysis tool.
When it comes to WiFi analysis, there are comprehensive solutions for Windows and Mac computers, such as NetSpot, which can build a comprehensive heatmap of your network and tell you everything you need to know about WiFi activity in your area. But if you prefer mobile apps, you can rest assured knowing that Apple’s app marketplace is filled with excellent alternatives to NetSpot and other similar WiFi analysis solutions.