“Wi-Fi for most Mac users is set it and forget it, especially if you use one of Apple’s own Wi-Fi Airport network devices,” Jeffrey Mincey writes for Bohemian Boomer. “Connectivity problems aside, most Wi-Fi networks, home or office, have a number of common problem areas: weak spots, dropouts, poor signals, and even signal conflicts.”
“Apple’s Airport Utility won’t help you find, troubleshoot, and fix those pesky Wi-Fi network issues, but NetSpot will, and for basic home network use, it’s free,” Mincey writes. “NetSpot is a Wi-Fi network analysis tool. Use it to conduct a Wi-Fi site survey by installing it on a MacBook and then walk around to measure your Wi-Fi network signal strength.”
“NetSpot scans your network, helps you analyze hotspots and weak spots, monitors the Wi-Fi signals, maps out a network, and even measures wireless network speed,” Mincey writes. “Wait. There’s more. Much more.”
More info and links in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: A good tool that’s very useful for properly positioning Airport and/or other Wi-Fi devices.