PRTG: Professional
WIFI analyzer

 

  • PRTG analyzes every aspect of your wireless networks
  • Devices, load, traffic, availability, signal strengths
  • PRTG comes all-in. No extra costs. No add-ons necessary.

 





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What is a WIFI analyzer?

With a WiFi Analyzer you are able to keep track of the status of your Wireless Network. Especially in large networks, Wireless Network analyzing helps you to maintain an overview of all your wireless devices. WiFi analyzing Software enables you to keep an eye over the device status, load, traffic, speed and signal strength of each router.

WiFi analyzer:
keep an eye on the following 5 factors

 

 

 

iBandwidth is measured as the amount of data that can be transferred from one point to another within a network in a specific amount of time. Typically, bandwidth is expressed as a bitrate and measured in bits per second (bps). It refers to the transmission capacity of a connection and is an important factor when determining the quality and speed of a network.   Read more ...

Device status

Are your routers always really online? Or are there repeatedly times when a router (and therefore your WiFi) is not available? With PRTG, you can monitor both uptime and downtime. To do so, simply use the SNMP System Uptime and Ping sensors from the PRTG sensor list.

Load

WiFi disruptions often occur when the network load is too high. Among other things, the quality of your connection suffers. With PRTG's built-in bandwidth sensors, you'll be able to identify the moments when the wireless network is most strained.

Traffic

How many data packets travel over an access point? How much bandwidth is used by specific data? With SNMP traffic sensors or user-defined SNMP sensors such as the PRTG SNMP Custom Table sensor, you'll constantly stay up-to-date on the development of traffic in both your network and wireless network.

Signal strength

Do co-workers often complain about the WiFi connection in specific work areas or rooms? This could mean that the signal strength of certain routers is lacking. Eventually, you will need to replace routers or invest in additional access points. A neat way to check the signal strength of your wireless network with PRTG is to query it with an SNMP Custom Advanced Sensor of a corresponding device.

Last access

As an administrator, your job is to always keep an eye on the security of your network. Some devices, for instance, feature a parameter which displays the last time a device was connected and thus when it had last latched onto the wireless network. By applying user-defined SNMP sensors, you can observe, for example, if devices are available in the WiFi network at night - even when no staff is present. Conversely, you can also see the wireless network access points which are barely used and which could thus be moved or eliminated.

Your wireless network at a glance - even on the go

PRTG can be started within minutes and it's compatible with most mobile devices.

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About SNMP for analyzing your WiFi with PRTG

 

SNMP

PRTG uses SNMP, NetFlow and Packet Sniffing for its WiFi traffic monitoring. SNMP is supported by many router manufacturers, such as Cisco and Juniper, as well as several access point manufacturers. This makes setting up functional and reliable wireless network monitoring fast and easy.

 

AP manufacturers

Meraki, NetGear, Aruba, Ruckus (Brocade), D-Link, and Extreme Networks are some of the access point manufacturers who support SNMP. In order to correctly monitor your wireless network, be sure to verify which protocol is supported by your access points.

 

Recommended reading

Meraki is an extremely popular access point manufacturer. Many administrators therefore have specific questions concerning the brand's products. Our knowledge base features a detailed article on how you can monitor your Meraki network with PRTG. Pull up the article here. Click on the following links for more information on SNMP Monitoring, NetFlow Monitoring, and Packet Sniffing with PRTG.

 

WiFi analyzer PRTG simplifies your day!

With PRTG, you get one central monitoring tool for your WIFI: Monitor devices, bandwidth, and more.

PRTG saves time

With PRTG, you get one central monitoring tool with which to monitor your WiFi, bandwidth, and network. The dashboard provides for a quick and compact overview.

PRTG saves worry

Customizing PRTG is a breeze. Switching from other software takes no time at all. PRTG comes with 200 predefined sensors. This will save a lot of energy as you get your wifi monitoring up and running.

PRTG saves money

80% of our customers report noticeable or even extraordinary savings in the area of network management. Customer experiences shows that license costs pay for themselves in an average of only a few weeks.

PRTG warns you
of potential disruption to your WiFi 

Frühzeitiger Alarm mit PRTG

Prompt alerts

PRTG sensors can be configured so you are promptly notified as soon as WiFi network disruptions occur or bandwidth limits are reached. This means you can react quickly and prevent a crash.

Flexibler Alarm mit PRTG

Customizable alarm

Notifications can be customized according to your needs. You get to decide, for example, if you'd like to be informed when everything is OK - or only if there is a problem. You can also define your own timetables and escalation levels.

Verschiedene Alarm-Systeme

Various alarm systems

You as the administrator decide how you would like to be notified. Email, SMS, syslog or ringtone - find the method which works best for you.

Keine Zusatzkosten

No additional fees

The PRTG notification system is included! There are no additional fees to pay. The notification system is also available in the free version, including a wireless or sophisticated home network.

 

Award winning solution

We work hard on making our software as powerful and easy-to-use
as possible for our customers each and every day.
Of course it makes us proud when we get awards for that.

 

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3 good reasons
to choose PRTG as your WiFi analyzing tool

Höhere Zuverlässigkeit mit PRTG

Increased reliability

PRTG significantly increases the reliability of your IT infrastructure. Thanks to its proactive, customizable alarm, you'll be informed promptly and can thereby prevent crashes.

 

Schnelle Übersicht in PRTG

Quick overview

PRTG provides an instant overview, even for your WiFi network, at all times. Customize your dashboard so you can keep constant track of those sensors which are the most important to you. And when you’re on the go, simply access PRTG via the mobile app.

Einfache Einrichtung in PRTG

Easy setup

You're currently using Nagios or another monitoring tool? Thanks to our Auto Discovery feature and more than 200 predefined sensors, making the switch is a breeze. Sensors are created automatically by Auto Discovery, which means you can get started with your WiFi monitoring in a few short minutes.

PRTG:
The Swiss Army Knife for Sys Admins

 

Adapt PRTG individually and dynamically, to your specific needs, using the API:

  • HTTP API: Access network monitoring data and manipulate objects using HTTP requests
  • Custom Sensors: Create your own sensors for customized network monitoring
  • Custom Notifications: Create your own notifications to send alarms to external systems

...with PRTG you get much more

For many, wireless network monitoring is just one component of their monitoring structure. There can be many reasons for your Internet connection being down or disrupted. With PRTG, you get a monitoring tool which features an extensive framework. This framework allows you to discover unconventional sources of errors, sources you may not have searched for right away. And that means you'll save precious time.

Here are three examples: 

Internet Accessibility

Internet Accessibility

Does your Internet connection work only most of the time? Could the problem lie with your service provider, and not with your routers, switches, or access points? The Common SaaS sensor will provide you with the answer. This sensor queries various large sites such as Facebook, Dropbox, or YouTube, which in general are never offline.

Disruption Email Traffic

Disruption in Email Traffic

Nothing makes co-workers complain faster than the inability to send or receive emails. In such a case, the LAN or wireless network may be the culprit. But email issues could also be due to SMTP or POP3 protocol disruptions. PRTG features a variety of predefined and individually configurable sensors to monitor your mail server. Find our more in our sensor list.

Website Accessibility

Website Accessibility

The Cloud HTTP sensor monitors the load time of your site on a variety of servers found on different continents. This sensor lets you see if your site is also accessible from abroad. Tokyo, Ireland, North Virginia, and Oregon are a few of the places where these servers are found.

Gerald Schoch Zitat

“Hey Gerald, what would you tell administrators looking to use PRTG to monitor their wireless network?”

“Those looking to combine several monitoring statuses into one can use our Business Process Sensor. With this sensor, several sensors – such as for the router, access points, and other end devices – can be represented under a single, comprehensive sensor status. This means it only takes a quick glance to see if everything is alright.”

Gerald Schoch works as a technical editor at PAESSLER AG.

Screenshots
Here's what WiFi Monitoring looks like in PRTG

LAN, WIFI, WAN
- PRTG keeps an eye on everything

 

LAN Monitoring

LAN Monitoring

LAN monitoring is the basis for a reliable, high-performance network. Many administrators still think they can do without a monitoring tool. But after a disruption or crash, these same administrators often search frantically for good monitoring software. Other administrators use several monitoring tools concurrently but eventually opt for PRTG to benefit from a single, central, efficient, and easily upgradeable tool.

WiFi Monitoring

WiFi Network Monitoring

These days, many businesses and organizations operate on the "bring your own device" principle. Tablets, smartphones, and other mobile devices must however also be granted access to the WiFi network. Furthermore, laptops are often used for presentations in conference rooms and likewise require an Internet connection. As a result, WiFi monitoring quickly becomes an important issue for administrators.

WAN Monitoring

WAN Monitoring

Wide area networks are especially susceptible to crashes and disruptions, for they are spread out across rooms, countries, and even continents. At the same time, a great deal of important data (such as internal applications, emails, and VoIP telephony) flows across a WAN. Getting started with WAN monitoring can therefore truly be a lifesaver. 

Over 95% of our customers recommend PRTG

Paessler AG submitted an extensive survey to interview more than 600 IT departments worldwide who use PRTG. The goal of this survey was to optimize and fine-tune our Network Monitoring Software to better meet the needs of administrators.

One survey result: more than 95% of the participants would recommend PRTG - or have already done so.

 

PAESSLER AG –
German Quality
Engineering

 

 

 

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Made in Germany: The PRTG Network Monitoring Tool is the fruit of an engaged team. The company was founded by Dirk Paessler. PAESSLER AG's headquarters are located in the city of Nuremberg, in the heart of Germany. We combine typical German virtues such as high quality standards, industriousness, and commitment with international, cosmopolitan flair. Read more about our firm here. By the way: We are regularly looking for new recruits.

Case Studies: Airports, utility companies, banks, colleges, hospitals: PRTG is present in every industry. For each of our customers, business and organizational processes depend on the proper functioning of the network infrastructure. PRTG's customer satisfaction is close to 100%. Read in our case studies how our customers use PRTG.

Product tests: It goes without saying that we are convinced by the quality of PRTG. But what about the others? PRTG has always performed extremely well in tests. PRTG user “LanLine” sums it up best: “PRTG was already good several years ago, and has gotten better from version to version ever since.” Such has been our steadfast and sincere goal. Read more about monitoring software product tests and comparisons here.

Support: Our support team works hard every day to help customers solve their monitoring problems. Our goal is to resolve all inquiries within 24 hours (on business days). We've drafted a comprehensive manual and built up an extensive knowledge base featuring videos, webinars, and FAQs. All support, of course, is also included!

Getting started is easy: The trial version is free, which means you can try our monitoring tool risk-free. To switch to another version of PRTG, simply search for an appropriate license. You can upgrade any time you like.

 

PRTG

Network Monitoring Software - Version 17.3.33.2830 (September 11th, 2017)

Hosting

Download for Windows and cloud version (PRTG in the cloud) available

Languages

English, German, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese

Pricing

Up to 100 sensors for free (Price List)

Unified Monitoring

Network devices, bandwidth, servers, applications, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and more...

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