Congratulations! Identi-Fi is installed and is working full-time to help you monitor everything that’s going on with your wireless networks.  Now lets get started with Identi-Fi Android.

Do you have any other devices that connect to Wi-Fi in your home?  Laptops?  Tablets?  Good news! You can install Identi-Fi on any of them – we’ve given you an unlimited number of installs, and we’ll let you install on (almost) any platform you wish.  Android, iOS, Windows, macOS – we have you covered.

You’ll see Identi-Fi’s main menu after installation.  This will be your hub, helping you get around to the different features of the app, such as monitoring your signal strength in real time, creating a heat map of your home, or even checking  all of the devices that are currently connected to your network.  We’ll walk you through how simple it is to do those things below!

Signal Strength:

The first thing you’ll want to do is check out the Signal Strength screen to see how your device’s connection to your wireless network is doing.  Good news: we’ve color coded the results so you don’t need to be an expert on what decibel-milliwatts means to know how your connection is doing!

Get Started with Identi-Fi Android - Signal Strength

Create a Heat Map:

Next up, you’re going to want to map out your entire home or office’s heat map, so that you can identify weak points or dead spots in your network’s coverage.  To do that, just press on the Green button below, and let’s get started!

Get Started with Identi-Fi Android - Signal Strength 2

On this screen you’ll see that we’ve filled out some pre-defined rooms for you, but feel free to add more rooms by pressing “Add’’ in the upper right corner, or to edit any existing names using the “Edit” button to the right of each room.

Get Started with Identi-Fi Android - Heat Map

Once you have your layout set up, it’s time to walk into each room on your map and press “Test” next to the room that you’re in.  Once you’re finished, the rooms will be sorted from best signal strength to worst, each having their own color coded results.  Any of these rooms can be retested at any time!

You can now share your Heat Map results in Identi-Fi. You can share them via email and text message (data rates may apply). If you want to you can even upload your results to Dropbox and/or Google Drive. To start sharing your Heat Map results press the Share button in the upper right hand corner of the Identi-Fi App as seen in the screenshot below.

Connected Devices:

One last thing! It’s always important to know who and what is connected to your network at any given time.  Identi-Fi can help you get this information quickly, and you won’t have to bend over backwards to do it.

Navigate to the Connected Devices section, press “Scan”, and let Identi-Fi do the rest!

Get Started with Identi-Fi Android - Connected Devices

Once the scan is completed, you’ll be able to see every device connected to your network, sorted by IP address, with some information on each device, including: IP Address, MAC Address, the device name, and the manufacturer.

Speed Test:

You can now run a Speed Test in Identi-Fi! This will help you check to see what speeds you are getting on your wireless network. To do that just click on the Scan button in the Speed Test tab and click the Go button to start the speed test! The speed test will check for latency, download, and upload speeds.

Easy, right?  Identi-Fi can do a lot more, too, so feel free to play around and discover all of the new tools you have access to. As always, all SecurityCoverage apps are supported by US-based techs, so if you ever have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!