Enterprise Networking: Ekahau Mobile Survey Delivers Promising WiFi Survey Tool to Android Phones and Tablets

 
 
By Andrew Garcia  |  Posted 2010-12-15 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 

Ekahau Mobile Survey Delivers Promising WiFi Survey Tool to Android Phones and Tablets

by Andrew Garcia
Ekahau Mobile Survey Delivers Promising WiFi Survey Tool to Android Phones and Tablets
 
 
 
 
 
Andrew cut his teeth as a systems administrator at the University of California, learning the ins and outs of server migration, Windows desktop management, Unix and Novell administration. After a tour of duty as a team leader for PC Magazine's Labs, Andrew turned to system integration - providing network, server, and desktop consulting services for small businesses throughout the Bay Area. With eWEEK Labs since 2003, Andrew concentrates on wireless networking technologies while moonlighting with Microsoft Windows, mobile devices and management, and unified communications. He produces product reviews, technology analysis and opinion pieces for eWEEK.com, eWEEK magazine, and the Labs' Release Notes blog. Follow Andrew on Twitter at andrewrgarcia, or reach him by email at agarcia@eweek.com.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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