Enterprise Networking: Ekahau Mobile Survey Delivers Promising WiFi Survey Tool to Android Phones and Tablets
Ekahau Mobile Survey delivers a nice mix of WiFi stumbling tools and performance measurement to Android-based smartphones and tablets, supporting many Android devices running Android OS 2.1 or higher. Mobile Survey ($299) is sold through the Ekahau Web store, rather than the Android Market, so the device to be used with Mobile Survey must support non-Market application sources. The software performs both active and passive WiFi scans with the ability to measure detected network performance against multicriteria templates tailored for specific network use cases. Unfortunately, Mobile Survey is hampered because most Android smartphones don't support 5 GHz 802.11n and only have a single transmit/receive chain, even though the software claims to be able to handle the higher frequency band and better antenna configurations. To read the full review, check out "Ekahau Mobile Survey for Android Troubleshoots WiFi Networks". Or if you have experience with Ekahau Mobile Survey, share your thoughts at http://labs.eweek.com.