Ekahau Sidekick 2

Ekahau Sidekick 2

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The fastest, most precise Wi-Fi testing and measurement device now supercharged and tuned for 6 GHz (Wi-Fi 6E), 5 GHz, and 2.4 GHz.

Ekahau Sidekick 2

Validate 2.4, 5, and 6 GHz Wireless Networks

Bring every predictive Wi-Fi network to life with validation and visualization designed for any dual or tri-band network.

Unrivalled Speed and Accuracy

Capture the clearest picture of your Wi-Fi performance with 4 tri-band radios and a spectrum analyzer that scans at 50 sweeps/second.

Get it Right the First Time

Save time and money by getting AP placement right the first time and address Wi-Fi issues before they lead to costly outages.

If You Want Great Wi-Fi, You Need Sidekick 2

You can’t guess with Wi-Fi. From floor plan scale and wall material attenuation, to environmental interference and validation measurements — accuracy matters. Ekahau Sidekick 2 is the fastest, most advanced Wi-Fi performance testing and measurement device on the market, lab calibrated to deliver pinpoint accuracy for reliable and repeatable Wi-Fi signal and spectrum data capture.

Save time and money by getting AP placement right the first time and rest easy knowing you have what you need to identify and address Wi-Fi issues before they lead to costly outages. Put simply — if you want great Wi-Fi, you need Sidekick 2.

Validate and Visualize the 6 GHz World

Take full advantage of the upgraded speed and channel availability of Wi-Fi 6E with a network design that’s been validated for 6 GHz by the most trusted name in Wi-Fi design. With 4 enterprise-grade tri-band Wi-Fi radios, Sidekick 2 scans more data across more channels than any other Wi-Fi measurement tool giving you the clearest picture of your Wi-Fi health, and ensuring the highest level of performance for your Wi-Fi users. Support your next-gen business applications with the unprecedented speed and reliability of your Ekahau-perfected 6 GHz network design.

The Accuracy that Informs Performance

The new levels of accuracy available with Sidekick 2 allow you to not only identify your Wi-Fi signal strength at every point of your network, but also measure your network health and provide early detection for environmental changes that can negatively impact your network. With Sidekick 2, you can ensure your Wi-Fi is always optimized and ready to meet the connectivity needs of your business.

Four Enterprise-Grade Tri-band Wi-Fi Radios

Capture more data in less time with four tri-band Wi-Fi radios that scan 2.4, 5 and 6 GHz frequency bands faster than the original Sidekick scans just 2.4 and 5. Sidekick 2 is nearly 100% faster for dual-band surveys and 33% faster when surveying tri-band networks.

Nine Custom Wideband Antennas

Get unbeatable accuracy and reliability with nine custom-designed 3D antennas positioned for optimum omnidirectional measurement consistency. By eliminating variances between devices, you can trust the data collected is always accurate and actionable.

50 Sweeps/Second Spectrum Analyzer

See the invisible Wi-Fi spectrum from 2,400–7,125 MHz in brilliant high definition with the fastest refresh rates so you’ll never miss a microsecond of interference. Capture quicker interference events and zoom in to the smallest details with 4X better resolution bandwidth.

Survey All Day Battery

Built with the largest battery allowed on commercial airlines, Sidekick 2 powers more than a full day of onsite surveying on a single charge and can even be topped off for an extra 4 hours of active use with just 1 hour of charging.

Whisper-Quiet Active Cooling

The active cooling system in Sidekick 2 maintains optimal operating temp in harsh conditions. It’s whisper quiet and just one of the many reasons that Sidekick 2 is so cool.

USB-C Connectivity

Charge faster and with improved reliability thanks to a USB-C connection port that’s always the ‘right way’ no matter how you plug it in. The snug fit and reinforced cable management channel takes the pressure off your connection and reduces the chance of an accidental mid-survey disconnect.


Invaluable Insight is Always at Your Side

With a sleek, mobile form factor and all-day battery life, your Sidekick 2 is always ready to survey and analyze any combination of 2.4, 5, and now 6 GHz wireless networks. Sidekick 2 features the largest battery allowed on commercial airlines (we checked) so you can optimize Wi-Fi domestically or abroad and never run out of juice. Dongles and external adapters can be serious battery drains, but with Sidekick 2 you get more than a full day of onsite surveying on a single charge. And with the all-new USB-C quick charger, top off for an extra 4 hours of active use in just 1 hour of charging.

Powerfully Easy to Use

Sidekick 2 ensures awesome results whether you’re a wireless networking pro or a novice. The device does the heavy lifting so anyone can level up and become a Wi-Fi superhero performing accurate health check surveys and collecting detailed spectrum analysis data to share with collaborators via Ekahau Insights. Accuracy matters with Wi-Fi and Sidekick 2 is the easiest path to having always-accurate site survey and Wi-Fi performance data for your network.


Solution Requirements

  • macOS or Windows laptop or tablet capable of running Ekahau AI Pro
  • iPhone & iPad requirements: iOS 12 or higher required, iPad Pro or iPhone 13 Pro recommended for optimal performance
  • Memory: 8GB RAM, 16GB+ RAM recommended
  • Android requirements: Android 12 or higher
  • Ekahau Connect Subscription required for full functionality (includes Ekahau Survey, Ekahau Analyzer, Ekahau Insights, Ekahau Capture, Ekahau Cloud)

Package Contents

  • Ekahau Sidekick 2 unit
  • USB-C cable
  • Carrying strap (messenger)
  • Power supply
  • Quick Guide

Device Specs

  • Dimensions: 155 mm x 226 mm x 39 mm (7.14” x 8.9” x 1.54”)
  • Weight: 1080 g (2.4 lbs)
  • Battery: 96.4 Wh Li-ion
  • Power Supply: USB-C 20V/3A
  • Operating temperature: +5° to +35° C
  • Storage temperature: -20° to +60° C
  • Storage: 120 GB SSD
  • Hardware warranty: 1 year (3 year extended warranty available)
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