MetaGeek Chanalyzer 5 Software License
Chanalyzer displays RF data from Wi-Spy spectrum analyzer, showing activity and interference in the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. Survey and categorize captures with Session Manager. Use Waterfall Navigation to jump to any point of a recording. Optional accessories include a Cisco CleanAir® to connect remotely to CleanAir APs, Report Builder for documenting findings, and Device Finder for locating interfering transmitters.
Chanalyzer displays RF data collected from Wi-Spy spectrum analyzer, showing you the channels and frequencies where Wi-Fi, ZigBee, and other possibly interfering devices are active in the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. Chanalyzer’s Session Manager provides the ability to categorize your spectrum survey captures by room, floor, or site. The Waterfall Navigation feature allows you to jump directly to the point of a recording where RF activity was highest– a huge time savings over linear analysis. A daytime color scheme ensures readability in bright locations. Optional accessories include a Cisco CleanAir® to connect remotely to CleanAir APs, Report Builder for documenting findings, and Device Finder for locating interfering transmitters.
Chanalyzer and inSSIDer Office Comparison
inSSIDer Office is a network troubleshooting and optimization tool, commonly used by IT professionals in small to medium-size office environments. Wi-Fi scanning data (from your wireless adapter) is augmented with spectrum analysis data from the Wi-Spy Mini, so you can:
Pick the best channel for your single-AP network
Perform basic channel-planning on a small multi-AP network
Verify security settings
Verify performance settings
Perform coverage spot-checks
Chanalyzer 5 is a professional, portable spectrum analyzer for Wi-Fi troubleshooting on enterprise-grade networks. The focus is the spectrum analysis data from the Wi-Spy, but wireless network data from your wireless adapter is available as an overlay.
Chanalyzer 5 is designed for wireless LAN professionals who deploy and maintain enterprise-grade networks in corporate, healthcare, industrial, and educational environments. It also works great for engineers who need to mix Wi-Fi and non-Wi-Fi technologies (like ZigBee) in home environments. It has the features to identify and physically locate non-Wi-Fi interference, not just avoid it like inSSIDer Office.
Identify non-Wi-Fi interference
Physically locate non-Wi-Fi interference with the Device Finder Accessory
Save and open recorded sessions
Accurately measure channel utilization
Record spectrum analysis data during site surveys
Build reports with the Report Builder Accessory
inSSIDer Office and Chanalyzer 5 have similar features, but they are built for two different types of users who need to perform different tasks. IT professionals who don't specialize in Wi-Fi will find that inSSIDer Office is easy to use, while WLAN professionals and specialists will utilize Chanalyzer 5's advanced features.