Create signal strength maps (aka “heatmaps”) of your office, or local neighborhood.
Determine areas of weak WiFi signal (requiring signal repeaters) or areas which are congested with other WiFi networks.
Supports GPS for logging and mapping. You can create maps with or without a GPS device.
WirelessMon can report a large variety of in-depth LAN information (when available) such as:
Current connection information: SSID; Connected access point MAC address;
Signal strength; Tx Power; Authentication type; RTS Threshold; Fragmentation Threshold;
Channel in use; Freq. in use; Number of Antennas;
Beacon Period; ATIM Window; Dwell Time; Hop Pattern; Hop Set.
Statistics information: More than 30 parameters are reported. Including a detailed breakdown of frames sent and received, error counts, transmission retry counters and related low-level data.
TCP/IP information: includes adapter MAC address; Adapter device driver name; the IP Address; Subnet Mask; if DHCP is enabled; the Gateway Address and the DHCP server IP address.
IP counter information: Network throughput is monitored and displayed. Includes maximum bandwidth available, current send and receive data rates, plus error counters.
WirelessMon can also be reduced to a “Mini window” mode that appears as an overlay in the top right corner of your screen that provides on-going surveillance of your signal strength.
Any wireless adapter complies with the NDIS_802.11 (which is most of them) should be able to report information to WirelessMon. Note that only Windows Vista, Win7 & Win10 support this software. Windows XP may work but is no longer actively supported.
All the various IEEE 802.11 standards are supported, including 802.11a, 802.11b and 802.11g. 802.11N and 802.11AC is supported to the extent provided by Windows, as the drafts become a completed standard more support should become available. Some features may not be supported by some wireless adapters, typically they will report only partial information in this case. It has been also been noted that several wireless adapter manufacturers are not providing device drivers that are fully Windows compliant.
From version 4 some Garmin USB GPS devices (developed using the standalone OEM USB units) are supported via USB connection.
When used with MetaGeek Wi-Spy spectrum analyzers (available here), WirelessMon can help you find interference from non 802.11A/B/G/N devices transmitting on the same frequencies.