Gérard M.B. Péan
Here are a few apps that will clearly help your android phone locate and capture Wi-Fi signals.
“Sometimes several Wi-Fi options are available or you suspect your router may be having problems. Using WiFi Analyzer to find the connection with the least amount of users on it. Another useful analysis option is to see which channel the router is broadcasting. Choosing a signal on a channel farther away from other broadcasting routers may give you better range”.
“Lookator is an Augmented Reality app for finding better WiFi signals. Open it, hold up your phone and you’ll see hotspots around you with their relative strength and direction. Enable GPS and download Wefi to get hotspots out of range too!”
“For those phones where the carrier has turned off the option to turn your Android phone into a Wi-Fi hotspot, FoxFi gives you the option back. Even if your carrier hasn’t removed the option, FoxFi can add more functionality to using your Android as a Wi-Fi hotspot. Being able to see the speed of the connection, a Bluetooth option if your device is not supported and using the FoxFi add-on, you can mask the usage of the attached device with a proxy server address”.
“Some Android devices seem to be a bit more sensitive to fluctuations in the Wi-Fi signal. When this happens, the phone can disconnect but won’t always reconnect. To remedy this, Wi-Fi Fixer will reconnect you to your preferred network”.