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I'm looking for a free wireless network analyzer. I've seen a lot on a google search but there are so many that I'm not sure what would be best for what I need.

I want to be able to walk around with my laptop and see signal strength on wifi networks to help diagnose problems such as reflection, refraction or diffraction. I would like a GUI(graphical representation) app for this. I don't just want a command prompt. I don't necessarily need to see the packets or catch any data from networks. I just want to analyze problems to optimize placement of Access Points.
   
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I've used inSSIDer with Windows 7.


Pre-Windows 7 - NetStumbler

http://www.sysprobs.com/network-stumbler-windows-7
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^^ do those also give out ip's of devices on the network with names and so on
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Originally Posted by wgman003 View Post

I've used inSSIDer with Windows 7.
Pre-Windows 7 - NetStumbler
http://www.sysprobs.com/network-stumbler-windows-7

Thanks for the suggestion.

I'm actually going to be installing it on a Windows 8 Pro x64 laptop.
   
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Bitspower White 90° Rotary Compression Fitting x1 7/16" ID x 5/8" OD Clear Tubing XSPC Xinruilian 1650RPM x4, Push/Pull Corsair AF120 rear exhaust, White ring 
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I haven't tested it on WIN 8. Give it a shot. I believe it would.
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Originally Posted by ajvirus View Post

^^ do those also give out ip's of devices on the network with names and so on


No it doesn't give IPs. It will give you the SSID broadcast if it's shown. Otherwise it shows "unknown" or "no name"

The only thing you get is the MAC address on the radio you scanned to.
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Originally Posted by wgman003 View Post

I haven't tested it on WIN 8. Give it a shot. I believe it would.
No it doesn't give IPs. It will give you the SSID broadcast if it's shown. Otherwise it shows "unknown" or "no name"
The only thing you get is the MAC address on the radio you scanned to.

Yes, the inSSIDer app does work in Windows 8 x64. I think that will work just fine for what I need. Thank you.
   
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XSPC Raystorm CPU Block XSPC Dual Bay res/pump - D5 Vario XSPC EX240mm radiator Bitspower White Rotary Compression Fittings x5 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Bitspower White 90° Rotary Compression Fitting x1 7/16" ID x 5/8" OD Clear Tubing XSPC Xinruilian 1650RPM x4, Push/Pull Corsair AF120 rear exhaust, White ring 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
NZXT Sentry 2 Fan Controller Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Samsung B2230HD @ 1920x1080 Gateway RT3604 
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Samsung 840 EVO 250GB Patriot Pyro 120GB, SATA 6Gb/s Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB, SATA 3Gb/s Liteon iHBS112-04 SATA BD burner 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC Raystorm CPU Block XSPC Dual Bay res/pump - D5 Vario XSPC EX240mm radiator Bitspower White Rotary Compression Fittings x5 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Bitspower White 90° Rotary Compression Fitting x1 7/16" ID x 5/8" OD Clear Tubing XSPC Xinruilian 1650RPM x4, Push/Pull Corsair AF120 rear exhaust, White ring 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
NZXT Sentry 2 Fan Controller Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Samsung B2230HD @ 1920x1080 Gateway RT3604 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Earthwatts EA-650 Green Cooler Master HAF 932 Logitech G9x Wowpad by Microthin, Graphite surface for optical 
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ADATA 120GB SATA3 SSD Western Digital Scorpio Blue 320GB 5400RPM (WD3... Factory laptop HSF Windows 8.1 Pro x64 
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