Ekahau Sidekick

The First Wi-Fi Site Survey and Troubleshooting Device

Wi-Fi is mission-critical to businesses of all sizes as over 55% of Internet traffic is generated over Wi-Fi today and site surveys are at the core of a successful network design.

Traditionally Wi-Fi measurements have been collected with a mixed bag of various dongles and other Wi-Fi devices. Ekahau Sidekick™ is an all-in-one measurement device that dramatically streamlines the site survey process whilst providing greater reliability, accuracy and convenience.

Sidekick - All In One Device

The Ultimate All-in-One Device

Ekahau Sidekick™ is the ultimate compact all-in-one device for wireless surveys, troubleshooting and analysis.

Survey Better

Ekahau Sidekick™ was custom-built to connect with Ekahau Site Survey and houses two enterprise-grade 802.11ac adapters and an ultra-high resolution spectrum analyser, giving more accurate measurements than ever before.

Sidekick - Survey Better
Sidekick - Survey Faster

Survey Faster

Plug and play to get 2x faster site surveys and 4-10x faster spectrum analysis compared to other Wi-Fi spectrum analysers.

Survey For Longer

Ekahau Sidekick™ houses a dedicated rechargeable battery that runs for 8 hours. Unlike other solutions, Sidekick will not consume your laptop battery.

Sidekick - Survey Longer
Sidekick -Wi-Fi Radios

Two Enterprise-Grade Wi-Fi Radios

Two enterprise-grade, dual-band Wi-Fi adapters minimise the Wi-Fi site survey and troubleshooting time.

The World’s Most Advanced Wi-Fi Spectrum Analyzer

An ultra-high resolution spectrum analyser provides unforeseen clarity to Wi-Fi spectrum. The spectrum analyser operates on 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands simultaneously, both at 20 sweeps per second.

Sidekick - More Accurate
Sidekick - Simultaneous Surveys

Simultaneous Active and Passive Site Surveys

While Ekahau Sidekick™ analyses spectrum and measures Wi-Fi signals, the Wi-Fi adapter in your laptop or tablet is free for active and throughput surveys.

Wear it Your Way

Ekahau Sidekick™ was designed to be worn any way you like. Whilst a messenger style strap is shipped with the unit there is plenty of flexibility with a standard camera screw, 8 H-shaped holes or 4 Pull-through holes for straps, and a cable holder.

Sidekick - Wear It Your Way
Sidekick - MacOS

Windows or macOS. The choice is yours.

Ekahau Sidekick™ is the only device that enables professional Wi-Fi site surveys on both macOS and Windows.

Package Contents

  • Ekahau Sidekick™ unit
  • USB Connection Cable
  • Carrying Strap (messenger style)
  • Power Supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • User Manual

General

  • Weight: 2.2 lbs (1020 grams)
  • Battery: 6400 mAh
  • Power Supply: 24V 3.75A
  • Battery life: 8 hours (with typical use)
  • Operating temperature: +5 to +35° C
  • Storage temperature: -20 to +50° C
  • Hardware warranty: 1 year

System Requirements

  • macOS or Windows laptop or tablet capable of running Ekahau Site Survey
  • Ekahau Site Survey 9.1 or higher

Wi-Fi

  • 2x dual-band (2.4 & 5GHz) high performance Wi-Fi adapters
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Configurable scanning channels
  • Supports all regulatory domains
  • Wi-Fi amplitude range: -20 to -95 dBm
  • Integrated antennas

Spectrum Analyzer

  • Dual-band (2.4 & 5GHz) high resolution spectrum analyzer
  • HW max sweep speed: 25 per sec (both 2.4 & 5 GHz at maximum accuracy)
  • Amplitude range: -20 to -92 dBm
  • Frequency range
    • 2.4GHz: 2400 to 2500MHz
    • 5GHz: 4900 to 5950MHz
  • Frequency resolution
    • 2.4GHz: 39kHz
    • 5GHz: 39kHz
  • Integrated antenna