WirelessMon - review
WirelessMon is a software tool - buil by PassMark (http://passmark.com ) that allows users to monitor the status of wireless WiFi adapter(s) and gather information about nearby wireless access points and hot spots in real time. WirelessMon can log the information it collects into a file, while also providing comprehensive graphing of signal level and real time IP and 802.11 WiFi statistics.
It can help users to:
- Verify their network configuration is correct
- Test WiFi hardware and device drivers are functioning correctly
- Check signal levels from your local WiFi network and nearby networks
- Help locate sources of interference to your network
- Correctly locate your antenna (especially important for directional antennas)
- Verify the security settings for local access points
- Measure network throughput and view available data rates
WirelessMon can log information into three separate log files:
Summary Log - Logs the information shown in the upper part of the summary tab, the left column of the statistics tab, and the left column of IP Connection tab.
Access Point Log - Logs the detected access point information shown in the list on the summary tab every sampling point.
Connected Node Log - Logs the real time information about the wireless link between the selected network card and the current connected node.
- Selecting the MapPoint format option will change the log output so it can be imported into MapPoint. This option is available for the Access Point and Connected Node logs.
- Selecting the GPX format option will output the log in GPX format for use with other programs that can read GPX files (such as Google earth).
- Selecting the KML format option will output the log in KML format for use with programs such such as Google earth.