Wi-Fi Design Resources v3

This is a list of Wi-Fi resources I have found myself referring to many times:

Understanding Wi-Fi

Visualizing Waves

Gjermund’s Airtime Calculator

Fourier transform (“simple” explanation)

Fourier transform (“less simple” explanation)

Wi-Fi Client Capabilities


RSSI Compared

DFS Testing

DFS Pulse/Signal Generation (from NutsAboutNets)

DFS Testing Results

Software Defined Radios (SDR)



Wi-Fi Testing Tools


Documentation & Labs for using WLANpi

WLANPi Github

Apple Specific Utilities

Wi-Fi Explorer Pro 3 (Intuitibits)

Wi-Fi Signal (Intuitibits)

AirTool 2 (Intuitibits)

nOversight (Numerous Networks) – monitor iPhone joins/logs

Windows Specific Utilities

WinFi (TethaByte UG)

Eye P.A. (Metageek)

Wi-Fi Scanner (Access Agility)

Wi-Fi Sensors / Remote Testing

7 Signal

CapeNetworks (from HPE/Aruba)



Site Survey Kits



WiFiStand (APoS mounting bracket)

Portable Battery Pack PoE+ from Acceltex (for APoS Surveys)

Wi-Fi APoS Survey Tripods (Vantage Point Products)

Sidekick 1 USB Cables

Lightning to Micro-USB (iPhone & older iPads)

USB-C to Micro-USB (lastest iPads)

Belt clip for Sidekick (TacDraw)

Samsung OTG cable

iPad Case

iPad Pro 11″ Case with pencil 2 charging support (2018 & 2020 model)

Ekahau Report Templates

Ekahau Documentation

Additional Template Resources

Dropbox link with Example Templates (Previously hosted by Nick Turner! @nickjvturner)

Ekahau Report Tag Cheat Sheet v1

Samsung Roaming and Client Behaviour

Enhanced Roaming Algorithm

Apple Roaming and Client Behaviour

iOS Deployment Reference

macOS Deployment Reference

iOS Security Guide

About wireless roaming for enterprise (iOS)

macOS wireless roaming for enterprise customers

Recommended settings for Wi-Fi routers and access points

How iOS decides which wireless network to auto-join

Share your Wi-Fi password from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Wi-Fi network roaming with 802.11k, 802.11r, 802.11v on iOS

Mobile Device Management Settings for IT

Check for Wi-Fi issues using your Mac (Wireless Diagnostics)

Download Logging Profile

Recording a packet trace

TCPDump iOS Logging Instructions

Use private Wi-Fi addresses on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple Watch

Wi-Fi network roaming with 802.11k, 802.11r, and 802.11v on iOS, iPadOS, and macOS