What are the best WiFi signal strength apps?

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    #1Network Signal Info

    Network Signal Info

    Network Signal Info gives detailed information about your WiFi network's signal strength, as well as the devices connected to it. It is available for free on the Google Play Store.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Hansika Mukopadhyay
    Written on October 26, 2017
    "One app that I've found that works best to detect wifi signal strength is Network Signal Info. Network let's me see all of the network information across all of my devices. "
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    #2OpenSignal

    OpenSignal

    OpenSignal is an application for Android and iOS devices that lets you know your WiFi's signal strength. It is also capable of showing you the nearest internet hotspot, and more.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Ronald Price
    Written on October 27, 2017
    "If you really care about your wifi signal -- and in some parts of the country, you may have to -- OpenSignal is worth a download. It will show you where the nearest towers are and measure the strength of your signal. I live and spend most of my time in a city with reliable wifi pretty much everywhere, so I didn't find OpenSignal to be of great use. But if I'm traveling in the boondocks I'm sure I'll fire it up to find the best wifi signal nearby!"
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    #3WiFi Manager

    WiFi Manager

    WiFi Manager used to be one of the best WiFi signal strength apps due to its features. It is capable of improving your internet connection using a graphical channel radar, and more.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Willie Turner
    Written on November 17, 2017
    "Handy little wifi network sniffer and connector. It works and will find the hottest signal and switch to it no muss and no fuss. Enable the automatic setting, and it does it for me. Keeps me connected and avoiding my metered charges...kudos!"

WHAT'S THE MEANING?

ARPANET stands for Advanced Research Projects Agency Network. It was an early prototype of the internet that we all know today.

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that the internet was the brainchild of two American inventors? Bob Kahn and Vint Cerf created Transmission Control Protocol and the Internet Protocol, also known as TCP/IP. It is a model of communication that set the standards for how data could be sent between various networks. It was the protocol that ARPANET adopted back in 1983, where researchers began to form the "network of networks". Thanks to this innovation, Tim Berners-Lee was able to invent the World Wide Web several years later.

Fast forward to the 21st century, where computers are not the only devices that can connect to the internet. Smartphones, Smart TVs, Smartwatches, you name it, almost everything now is smart. Newer electronic devices nowadays are already internet-ready. But, you cannot make the most of it if we have an unstable network. If using a WiFi analyzer app doesn't help, there also plenty WiFi signal strength apps available. There are also internet speedtest apps and sites like the ones from Ookla and Spectrum that can be used. Just like what the U.S. President Barrack Obama said, "Internet is not a luxury, it is a necessity."

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    #4WiFi Expert

    WiFi Expert

    A key feature of this WiFi signal strength app is to know more details about your wireless network. The Android app is can also show you the devices connected to your network.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Sara Stephens
    Written on October 29, 2017
    "Living in a large house can bring problems, namely a weak WiFi signal in some area. To solve this problem there are a lot of different apps out there at the moment. I decided to try WiFi Expert and have to say that it indeed helped me to strengthen the signal of my network."
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    #5Wifi Analyzer

    Wifi Analyzer

    With Wifi Analyzer, your phone turns into a tester of the strength of a WiFi signal. It can also show the WiFi channels around you that is less crowded for your wireless router.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Linda Crawford
    Written on October 21, 2017
    "The wifi in my house is kind of spotty so this app is beneficial to me. It's a good way to see what is available in your neighborhood too."
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    #6WiFi Overview 360 Pro

    WiFi Overview 360 Pro

    WiFi Overview 360 Pro is a WiFi scanner that shows all wireless networks in range and lets you manage and optimize your wireless network. It was offered by KAIBITS Software for Android mobile devices.

    Apps

    Android

    $3.49

    Michelle Wells
    Written on November 9, 2017
    "This app helps me make the best use of WiFi. I used to have problems with using WiFi before I got this. I have even used it to help my mother and sister with their WiFi issues."
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    #7Wi-Fi SweetSpots

    Wi-Fi SweetSpots

    Wi-Fi SweetSpots is an app developed by ASSIA-Inc. that helps you to monitor your Wi-Fi speed and track your network activity. It also helps you find better and stronger internet connectivity.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Julia Montoya
    Written on October 26, 2017
    "When arranging the things in my house I remembered a friend telling me that there might be dead spots with the WiFi. Keeping this in mind I tried out Wi-Fi SweetSpots. This app really allowed me to find the optimum setup for my office setup."
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    #8WiFi Signal Strength

    WiFi Signal Strength

    WiFi Signal Strength is a free application that lets a user find the best area of internet connectivity. It also shows to a user the percentage of signal strength. WiFi Signal Strength is available for Android devices.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Phillip Brown
    Written on October 23, 2017
    "There were times over the past year that I found my computer cutting off the internet randomly. After doing some diagnosing I figured out that it was the WiFi signal. WiFi Signal Strength fixed that problem easily enough."

Summary

Best What are the best WiFi signal strength apps
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Network Signal InfoApps 2 Free
2OpenSignalApps 1 Free
3WiFi ManagerApps 1 Free
4WiFi ExpertApps 0 Free
5Wifi AnalyzerApps 0 Free
6WiFi Overview 360 ProApps -1 Paid
7Wi-Fi SweetSpotsApps -2 Free
8WiFi Signal StrengthApps -5 Free
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