Ekahau Sidekick™ The First Wi-Fi Site Survey and Troubleshooting Device
All-in-One Wi-Fi Diagnostics and Measurement
Ekahau Sidekick™ is the first of its kind custom-built site survey and troubleshooting device for Wi-Fi networks. A site survey is a physical on-site task of measuring a Wi-Fi network to validate, optimize, and troubleshoot the network performance.
Typical customers of Ekahau Sidekick™ are system integrators and enterprise network engineers across all business types who maintain a wireless network or design and deploy Wi-Fi networks to client sites.
Ekahau Sidekick™ is a battery-powered device that provides over eight hours of Wi-Fi site survey time. It is shipped with a messenger-style carrying strap that enables multiple ways of carrying it for convenience and ease of use.
The Ekahau Sidekick™ device is connected to a laptop or tablet running Ekahau Site Survey, Ekahau’s Wi-Fi design software. The software and hardware allow wireless engineers to gather comprehensive data of any Wi-Fi network more quickly and accurately than with any other solution. Typical applications include Wi-Fi network heat mapping, analysis, troubleshooting, and optimization.
Before Ekahau Sidekick™, Wi-Fi measurements have been a mixed bag of measurements using various dongles and other Wi-Fi devices. Ekahau Sidekick™ enables highly accurate Wi-Fi measurements. It takes Wi-Fi site surveys and troubleshooting from inaccurate and error-prone to highly accurate and standardized.
The measurement data of the wireless LAN data includes Wi-Fi signal strength, noise, co-channel interference, network configuration information, and comprehensive spectrum analysis. Ekahau Sidekick™ houses two enterprise-grade 802.11ac adapters previously only seen in enterprise Wi-Fi access points. The two dual-band adapters operate simultaneously to minimize surveying and troubleshooting time.
Today’s Wi-Fi problems are not just caused by Wi-Fi, but increasingly by interfering non-Wi-Fi devices such as microwave ovens, cordless phones, and video transmitters.
Ekahau Sidekick™ features an ultra-high resolution spectrum analyzer that operates on both 2.4 and 5GHz bands simultaneously. The analysis speed is 4-10 times faster and more accurate than other Wi-Fi spectrum analyzers, resulting in quicker problem resolution, site survey walk-throughs, and more precise pinpointing of interference issues.