What are the best tools for wifi performance comparison / assurance / monitoring?

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What tools are people using to to verify the health and performance of their wireless networks?

Assuming you were evaluating different wifi brands/models/solutions, what tools would you use to measure + compare how well those solutions worked in your environment?
How would you verify that your wifi environment continued to perform well over time?
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Bill Burns, AlphaDog

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Jon Scala

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I'd take a look at the Streetwise platform for Wi-Fi from Epitiro. http://epitiro.com. Vendor-agnostic and scalable.
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Thanks for that info.

Primož Marinšek suggested 7signal sapphire.
http://www.7signal.com/products/softw...

You're suggesting ipitiro ipQ_WiFi? (soon to be SteetWise WiFi)
http://www.epitiro.com/get-reading/

What experience do you have with that solution?
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We've actually got experience of both solutions, having evaluated both in our Labs. Our requirement at the time was focused on a large number of urban high density zones- with a particular need to understand Subscriber QoE - the drivers were Video (such as YouTube) and Social (Facebook, Twitter and others) and consumer focused generally. The 7Signal devices were not as close a fit for us at this time. I cannot go into a lot of detail due to my employment contract but we favored the epitiro one (http://www.epitiro.com/wifi/). I don't see the product documents I've got in that section - maybe you need to make contact for that.

HTH,
JS.
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Any good option /sugestion in opensource products?