By Jackson Software
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Network Multimeter is an iPhone app that lets you move around your house, coffee shop, or any wifi location and determine where the best network speed is available--just like you'd use an analog multimeter to determine which batteries in your drawer have the most power left.
Unlike most network speed test apps this one is designed to give you a continuous and instant indication of the quality of the wireless network right where you're standing. Ever wonder why you get better wifi some places than others? This app is here to help.
It's also a quick and easy tool for comparing one access point speed to another, such as when presented with multiple options at a hotel, or just a quick way of verifying that you have sufficient speed for things like video conferencing or streaming video. It even works with access points and mesh networks that utilize the same SSID.
Network Multimeter can either time the download speed of a file from the internet or use "ping", a standard protocol for testing the response speed of an address over a network.
When Wi-Fi Assist is active on your iOS device, the app will show the cellular network being used, and will update the display to show the AP SSID when Wi-Fi Assist is no longer active.
Limitations: Note that Network Multimeter is using actual download speeds and ping times to determine the quality of the wifi network and as such the output is not necessarily related to signal strength but rather reflects the real-world results of your overall network connection.
Supported Devices: Version 3.5 of Network Multimeter was designed for the iPhone and iOS 9. iPads with iOS 9 or higher are also supported. Older versions of Network Multimeter support iOS 5 and higher.
What's New in Version 3.5
Now lets you distinguish different access points with the same SSID by appending the last 4 digits of the MAC address to the SSID name. This also allows Network Multimeter to work better with mesh networks such as Netgear Orbi™ by indicating whether the iOS device is currently attached to the router or a satellite.
You can now see when Wi-Fi Assist is active on your iOS device as the app will switch to show the cellular network being used. It will automatically update to display the access point SSID when Wi-Fi Assist is no longer active. "Warn on cellular" must be disabled in settings for seamless transition between Wi-Fi Assist and traditional wifi.
SSIDs are now continuously updated.
Good potential, bad implementation.
Developer uses tiny 2 point type on 90% open background to give users information Mbps readings that require a microscope to read.
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: Apr 20, 2017
- Version: 3.5
- Size: 8.2 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: John Jackson
- © 2012 Jackson Software
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.