Wi-Spy Air shows you real-time WiFi and RF data so you can troubleshoot issues from the comfort of your mobile iOS or Android device. Ships with carrying case, cables, and rechargeable AAA batteries. Works with Air Viewer, available free on Google Play and the App Store.
- Wi-Spy Air hardware
- 4 AAA rechargeable batteries, pre-charged
- device charging cable
- 4 device connector cables for most iOS/Android devices (Mini/Micro, Mini/USB-C, Mini/USB-A, Mini/Lightning
- zippered clamshell carrying case
Real-Time Network Overview
When you plug in Wi-Spy Air and fire up Air Viewer, you’ll get an immediate visual overview of your wireless environment, including your network and neighboring networks. Network overlays visually show channel placement, channel width, and signal strength in the 2.4 and 5 GHz WiFi bands. Sort cards by network name, signal strength, or max data rate, or use Air Viewer’s powerful search navigation to zero in on the client or AP you want to investigate.
Advanced Layer 1 and Layer 2 Info
WiFi scanning is a good starting point, but signal strength and channel placement are only part of an effective WLAN. Luckily, Wi-Spy Air is also a lightweight spectrum analyzer, and adds rich Layer 1 information to your data set in Air Viewer. Toggle 2.4 and 5 GHz Spectrum views on and off to pinpoint congestion and interference issues. On the Layer 2 side, Air Viewer displays utilization and connected client count to help you make informed channel-planning decisions, and keep your BSSID in check by tracking details like channel, security type, phy type, max data rate, SNR, and connected clients.
Connected Client Perspective
Ok, so you’ve set up your network and followed WLAN design best practices. But how does that all play out when a client actually tries to connect...and stay connected? Air Viewer is designed with the user in mind to help you spot connectivity problems from the client perspective. See how a client is interacting with the AP by monitoring Retry Rate, Utilization, and Connected Data Rate. Spot band-steering and roaming issues using the Roaming History log, and experience your wireless landscape as a user would by using Wi-Spy Air’s onboard WiFi chipset to track signal strength as you move around your environment.