Testing Wireless Strength

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Testing The Network Strength on Various Devices

Windows

1.)

1 - Install the free WiFi Analyzer app from the Microsoft Store.

2 - The app can be installed here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/wifi-analyzer/9nblggh33n0n

3 - Click Get then click Install.

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2.)

Launch the app after it is finished downloading.

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3.)

Press Yes to let WiFi Analyzer turn your Bluetooth and WLAN on or off.

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4.)

1 - Select United States on the right.

2 - Then select Close at the bottom.

3 - If your machine is connected to the wireless network you should be met with a screen similar to the image on the right:

4 - The number that you are looking for is the -68 dBm or something similar.

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MacOS

1.)

MacOS has a built in Wireless Diagnostics Tool. To access this tool, complete the following:

1 - Press and hold down the Option key, located next to the Command key.

2 - Then click on the Wi-Fi symbol in the toolbar located at the top of your screen.

3 - Next select Open Wireless Diagnostics….

4 - Locate the RSSI number listed below Roo-Secure (In this case it is, RSSI: -70 dBm).

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Apple/iOS (Includes iPhones and iPads)

1.)

Install the free AirPort Utility app from the Apple App Store.

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2.)

1 - Open the Settings on the device and scroll down to AirPort Utility and open it.

2 - Turn Wi-Fi Scanner on.

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3.)

1 - Open the AirPort Utility application.

2 - Select Wi-Fi Scan in the top right corner.

3 - Press Scan when prompted.

4 - Once the scan is complete, it will list all available wireless networks.

5 - Look for the Roo-Secure network closest to the top for the network strength results.

6 - This is indicated by the number between 0 and -100 next to the RSSI. The closer to zero the better.

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Android

1.)

Install the free WiFi Analyzer app from the Google Play Store.

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2.)

Open WiFi Analyzer after installing.

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3.)

Click the Eye Symbol and select AP List.

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4.)

You can find the signal strength listed in the Box as shown to the right:

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