Homedale is a lightweight application for scanning the Wi-Fi access points in the router and monitoring the signal strength. You can down the ZIP file which contains an executable file. You have to run the application, and it works without installation.
The Homedale main window has six tabs. The first tab gives you the adapter overview. The second tab gives you a list of all the access points connected to the device. The third tab shows the signal graph of the access points. The fourth tab shows the frequency usage. The fifth tab is for location. The sixth tab contains the options to change some of the settings on the five tabs.
Homedale gives you the freedom to scan multiple access points. Apart from the signal strength, you can also know the signal strength history. It helps you track down all the low and high scores in every access point. Homedale access point signal graph gives you the clear visual display of the signal strength variation. You can differentiate the access points based on the graph color and the line type.
The encryption column on the access points tab shows the kind of security enabled for the access point. For example, the Homedale can scan the WEP, WPA, and the WPA2 type of protection. The application allows you to disconnect/connect to an access point by right-clicking on it. The system shows the currently active access point with a bright color.
Homedale works on all the current versions of Windows, and there is no need to add any other software or hardware to your existing device for making the application work.
The Location tab contains a “Locate Me” command button. The application shows your current location when you click on it. It includes the Google-Geo-Location, Mozilla location service, and the Open WLAN Map Service.
Homedale is a great tool to use when you wish to take corrective actions for fixing the weak signals from the Wi-Fi or the WLAN access points.