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We must be provided with tools that can help us "hear" the medium that surrounds us and act to improve our network. The Signal is a simple tool that can help you in this difficult task.
The Signal is a small application that is running on your Mac and you has the power of the signal with which they are linked. If this function can be easily obtained on your Mac, which provides the signal is not simple to access.
With the signal may have access to various parameters over a wireless network to which they are connected. Presents in a succinct and objective information about the signal quality and on the conditions under which such access is to be done.
In addition to this information, the signal can still offer you useful information and advice which the channel should use to avoid being exposed to overlapping channels and thus avoid the problems associated access.
The Signal shows you immediately the following data:
Manufacturer of AP where they are accessing
Channel in use
In addition to these data, together with access by the network and that are fixed, the signal also presents information on the quality of access they are having. For that the information presented is based on the following data:
Power of the signal
Signal to Noise
Based on the information you will receive the signal may advise the user to change the channel in use. This change allows us to avoid problems and degradation of call quality.
It is for each one whether or not these recommendations, logical, to improve the quality of the network where they are. These recommendations are not to be performed by end users, but by the managers of these networks.
Signal settings allow only intended to indicate if the signal is presented as a percentage or the signal to noise ratio. They can also enable or disable the display of recommendations for change the channel.
Use the Signal to control the quality of access to wireless networks, presented important values on this access. Enjoy further recommendations that the signal has to improve your network.
It is a simple application, but you can help a lot in times of trouble or to control the quality that bind or manage.
And by the way, it`s freeware! (http://itunes.apple.com/pt/app/signal/id525912054?mt=12)