There are several tools that exist to help IT administrators with their networks. We have assembled several cool Wi-Fi tools we found to be of great value in planning, deploying, and managing Wi-Fi networks. Check them out:
Xirrus Wi-Fi Monitor Gadgets, Widgets, and Desklets
Xirrus has created a collection of easy-to-use tools to help you more effectively use and manage your Wi-Fi networks. The Xirrus Wi-Fi Monitor allows you to monitor your surrounding Wi-Fi environment and status of your Wi-Fi connection in real time – all directly from your desktop.
The Xirrus Wi-Fi Monitor is useful for both IT managers and end users, and is available as a Gadget for Windows Vista, a Yahoo! Widget for Windows XP and MacOS, and a Desklet for Linux. A radar-like display graphically displays available Wi-Fi networks and their range. Detailed information is available about surrounding Wi-Fi networks. A Glossary section helps you make sense of all the Wi-Fi terms. Nine different color skins are available to customize the Wi-Fi Monitor’s look for your desktop.
Applications for the Xirrus Wi-Fi Monitor include:
- Searching for Wi-Fi networks
- Verifying Wi-Fi coverage
- Locating Wi-Fi devices
- Displaying laptop Wi-Fi settings
- Detecting rogue APs
- Aiming Wi-Fi antennas
- Education on Wi-Fi
You can download the tools for FREE here.
Definitely take advantage because who doesn’t like free stuff?