Ekahau Sidekick


Ekahau Sidekick

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Precise, plug-and-play Wi-Fi diagnostic and measurement device for professional results.

Ekahau Sidekick

Get AP Placement Right the First Time

Design with the right number of access points (APs) in the right locations for the highest performing Wi-Fi networks.

Identify & Address Problems Early

Wi-Fi isn’t set-it-and-forget-it. Perform ongoing network optimizations to minimize RF interference and maximize coverage.

Minimize Time Onsite & Save Money

Built-in all-day battery and mobile-optimized apps deliver up to 2X faster site surveys and 4-10X faster Wi-Fi spectrum analysis.

Professional and Precise Wi-Fi Diagnostics

Ekahau Sidekick® is the most advanced, all-in-one Wi-Fi diagnostic and measurement device on the market, delivering pinpoint accuracy for professional results. Build the highest performing wireless networks and diagnose network issues faster, more accurately, and on the go with your Sidekick.

Ekahau Sidekick with iPad

Accuracy Is Critical for Wi-Fi Design

The accuracy of the Sidekick allows you to identify the signal correctly the first time ensuring you get the right number of APs in the right location for your design. Relying on a Wi-Fi adapter or dongle adds high variance and risk that can significantly increase the cost and reduce the effectiveness of your network. Get the right tool for the job with Sidekick.

Two Enterprise-Grade Wi-Fi Radios

Minimize Wi-Fi site survey and troubleshooting time with dual-band internal radios capable of surveying all 802.11 Wi-Fi networks, including 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) networks.

Sidekick Wi-Fi Radios

Lightning Fast Spectrum Analyzer

The Sidekick’s high-resolution spectrum analyzer speed is 4-10 times faster and more accurate than other Wi-Fi spectrum analyzers, resulting in more precise pinpointing of interference issues and quicker problem resolution.

Ekahau Sidekick Spectrum Analyzer

Seven Omni Direction Antennas

Being consistent is the difference between failure and success. The Sidekick delivers unbeatable reliability using seven factory-tested internal antennas that are placed in optimum orientation to deliver standard and consistent measurement accuracy.

Ekahau Sidekick 7 omni antennas
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Go All Day on a Single Charge

With a built-in all-day battery and hands-free design, the Sidekick makes you more mobile by transforming your smartphone or tablet into a powerful Wi-Fi tool. Using Ekahau Survey or Ekahau Analyzer apps and your Sidekick, you don’t need extra equipment to validate or troubleshoot your network.

Trusted by Wi-Fi Pros Around the Globe

“The power of the Sidekick as a spectrum analyzer has been huge. I’ve been testing and analyzing Wi-Fi 6 access points for quite a while now and being able to use the Sidekick to reliably look for OFDMA in all sorts of platforms has been invaluable.”

John Kilpatrick | Sr. Network Architect, NVIDIA

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

System Requirements

  • iPhone & iPad requirements: iOS 12 or newer
  • Android requirements: Android OS 8 or newer
  • Ekahau Pro 9.1 or higher required
  • macOS or Windows laptop or tablet capable of running Ekahau Pro

Package Contents

  • Ekahau Sidekick unit
  • USB connection cable
  • Carrying strap (messenger)
  • Power supply
  • Quick Guide
  • User manual

Device Specs

  • Dimensions: 187mm x 172mm x 45 mm (7.38” x 6.76” x 1.75”)
  • Weight: 1020 g (2.2 lbs)
  • Battery: 6400 mAh Li-ion
  • Power Supply: 24V/2.7A
  • Storage: 128 GB SSD
  • Hardware warranty: 1 year (extended warranty available)
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