WiFi Signal Strength APP?

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  1. ColtsSN

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    I'm sure this has already been asked, but I couldn't find it with a quick search:

    Is there a reason there are no WiFi Signal Strength Apps (unless you jailbreak)? I'd like to measure the WiFi signal in my house, with more information than just the three bars. I use inSSIDer on my PC to get detailed information. An app for the iPad would be very convenient and a great utility.

    If there's one available, please let me know.
     
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    Good question, hopefully there is an answer as it would be a useful app.
    I try to get a better idea of signal strength by using the FCC Test App. It's not perfect as the tests can vary by quite a bit, since it is designed to measure broadband, however I find that it is much more informative than the three bar indicator.
     
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    If you are trying to measure the speed of your internet try speed test.
     
  4. AQ_OC

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    TBH, I've wanted this too but it seems only to exist on android. Don't know why, though.
     
  5. Skull One

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    Apple felt that were abusing the feature so they pulled all of them.

    I would pick up a cheap Android phone used and use it for a WiFi analyzer. When I switched to iOS 13 months ago, I kept my Droid around just for that reason.
     
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    I might be wrong, but the only think I can came up with is that Apple does not want you to know actual strength of internal WiFi antennas.
     
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    That's interesting. I still don't understand what would be considered abuse?

    It just seems like a logical utility to help improve your home router placement or find its weakness. I don't see why apple would be threatened by it.

    Next time someone comes over with an android device I'll ask them to help me out. Then they can make fun of ios for a change.
     
  8. Skull One

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    Technically you could abuse the tool to find "hidden" WiFi networks, which would then allow you to attack it. While probably 99.9% of all users of the app would never do that, there is always the .1% Apple has to worry about.
     
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    I have Android tablets and WiFi analyzer is a great tool. I use it for 2 reasons (none of them is to attack any of networks), one is verify connection strength and second to see what channel is used least by others so I will use it for my connection. I do not know if this answers your question or not, but if you have question I will try to answer it.
     
  10. ColtsSN

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    I never even thought of that aspect.
     

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