Professional Wi-Fi measurement device for site surveys, spectrum analysis, and packet capture
Ekahau Sidekick® is a professional Wi-Fi device that provides highly accurate and standardized Wi-Fi measurements by using two Wi-Fi radios and a spectrum analyzer to achieve expert-level Wi-Fi site surveys and troubleshooting across your network.
Ekahau Sidekick is the first of its kind purpose-built site survey and troubleshooting device for Wi-Fi networks. The onboard CPU and battery offloads much of the heavy lifting from the survey device, saving precious battery life and improving efficiency. The built-in battery lasts up to 8 hours, which means fewer interruptions so projects can be completed up to 30% faster. Ekahau Sidekick is lightweight and convenient to carry using the included shoulder strap — minimizing fatigue and maximizing productivity.
Design, Analyze, Optimize, and Troubleshoot Wi-Fi Networks
Ekahau Sidekick is built to work with Ekahau ProTM and Ekahau SurveyTM for iPhone & iPad for designing, analyzing, optimizing and troubleshooting Wi-Fi networks.
Get up and Running Quickly
Ekahau Sidekick is plug-and-play with iOS, iPadOS, Windows, and macOS devices. No custom drivers need to be installed. This means comprehensive Wi-Fi network data can be gathered quickly and accurately using Ekahau Pro or Ekahau Survey
for iPhone & iPad.
Standardised and Accurate Measurements
Before Ekahau Sidekick, Wi-Fi measurements have been a mixed bag of measurements using various dongles and other Wi-Fi devices. Ekahau Sidekick delivers unbeatable accuracy and reliability using seven factory tested, internal antennas placed
in optimum orientation, that deliver precise and consistent measurement accuracy. It also supports the latest Wi-Fi standards, including 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6).
Ekahau Sidekick makes it possible for anyone to quickly capture Wi-Fi packets using Ekahau CaptureTM.*
Easily capture the data needed to conduct expert level troubleshooting and in-depth analysis of Wi-Fi traffic.
*Valid Ekahau Connect subscription required.
Two Internal Enterprise Grade Wi-Fi Radios
Measures Wi-Fi signal strength, noise, co-channel interference, network configuration information, and comprehensive spectrum analysis. The two internal enterprise grade Wi-Fi radios reduce survey and troubleshooting time, allowing onsite time to be cut by up to 50%. Both radios are capable of surveying the latest 802.11 Wi-Fi standards, including 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6).
Ultra-High Speed, High-Resolution Spectrum Analyzer
Today’s Wi-Fi problems are not just caused by Wi-Fi, but increasingly by interfering non-Wi-Fi sources such as microwave ovens, cordless phones, and video transmitters. Ekahau Sidekick features an ultra-fast, high resolution spectrum analyzer that operates on both 2.4 and 5GHz bands simultaneously and provides automatic detection and classification of known interference sources. The spectrum analyzer speed is 4-10 times faster and more accurate than other Wi-Fi spectrum analyzers, resulting in quicker problem resolution, site survey walk-throughs, and more precise pinpointing of interference issues.
Windows, iPad, or macOS. The choice is yours.
Ekahau Sidekick is the only device that enables professional Wi-Fi site surveys on Windows, iPhone, iPad, and macOS.
2x dual-band (2.4 & 5GHz) high performance Wi-Fi adapters
802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax for site surveys
Configurable scanning channels
Supports all regulatory domains
Wi-Fi amplitude range: -20...-95 dBm
Dual-band high res spectrum analyzer
2.4 & 5GHz
HW max sweep speed: 25 per sec (both 2.4 & 5 GHz @ max accuracy)
Amplitude range: -20 ... -92 dBm
Frequency range / 2.4GHz: 2400...2495MHz
Frequency resolution / 2.4GHz: 39kHz
Frequency range / 5GHz: 5000...5950MHz
Frequency resolution / 5GHz: 39kHz
Battery life with typical use: 8 hours
Charge to 75% in 2 hours