Ekahau Sidekick™
The First Wi-Fi Site Survey and
Troubleshooting Device
All-in-One Wi-Fi Diagnostics and
Ekahau Sidekick™ is the first of its kind custom-built site survey
and troubleshooting device for Wi-Fi networks. A site survey is a
physical on site task of measuring a Wi-Fi network to validate,
optimize, and troubleshoot the network performance.
Typical customers of Ekahau Sidekick™ are system integrators and
enterprise network engineers across all business types who
maintain a wireless network or design and deploy Wi-Fi networks
to client sites.
Ekahau Sidekick™ is a battery-powered device that provides over
eight hours of Wi-Fi site survey time. It is shipped with a
messenger-style carrying strap that enables multiple ways of
carrying it for convenience and ease of use.
Optimized for Ekahau Site Survey
Pro application
• 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...-95 dBm
• Integrated antennas
Spectrum Analyzer
• Dual-band high resolution spectrum analyzer
• 2.4 & 5GHz
• HW max sweep speed: 25 per sec (both 2.4 & 5
The Ekahau Sidekick™ device is connected to a laptop or tablet
running Ekahau Site Survey, Ekahau’s Wi-Fi design software. The
software and hardware allow wireless engineers to gather
comprehensive data of any Wi-Fi network more quickly and
accurately than with any other solution. Typical applications
include Wi-Fi network heat mapping, analysis, troubleshooting and
• Amplitude range: -20 ... -92 dBm
• Frequency range / 2.4GHz: 2400...2495MHz
• Frequency resolution / 2.4GHz: 39kHz
• Frequency range / 5GHz: 5000...5950MHz
• Frequency resolution / 5GHz: 39kHz
• Integrated antennas
Standardized measurements
Miscellaneous Specs
Before Ekahau Sidekick™, Wi-Fi measurements have been a mixed
bag of measurements using various dongles and other Wi-Fi
devices. Ekahau Sidekick™ enables highly accurate Wi-Fi
measurements. It takes Wi-Fi site surveys and troubleshooting
from inaccurate and error-prone to highly accurate and
GHz @ max accuracy)
• Dimensions: 187 mm x 172 mm x 45 mm
(7.38" x 6.76" x 1.75")
• Weight: 1020 g (2.2 lbs)
• Battery: 6400 mAh
• Power Supply: 24V 3.75A
• Operating temperature: +5...+35° C
• Storage temperature: -20...+50° C
• Hardware warranty: 1 year
Two 802.11ac Wi-Fi Radios
The measurement data of the wireless LAN data includes Wi-Fi signal
strength, noise, co-channel interference, network configuration
information, and comprehensive spectrum analysis. Ekahau Sidekick™
houses two enterprise-grade 802.11ac adapters previously only seen in
enterprise Wi-Fi access points. The two dual-band adapters operate
simultaneously to minimize surveying and troubleshooting time.
Ultra-high speed, high-resolution
spectrum analyzer
Today’s Wi-Fi problems are not just caused by Wi-Fi, but increasingly
by interfering non-Wi-Fi devices such as microwave ovens, cordless
phones, and video transmitters.
Ekahau Sidekick™ features an ultra-high resolution spectrum analyzer
that operates on both 2.4 and 5GHz bands simultaneously. The analysis
speed is 4-10 times faster and more accurate than other Wi-Fi spectrum
analyzers, resulting in quicker problem resolution, site survey walkthroughs, and more precise pinpointing of interference issues.
Ekahau East Coast
1925 Isaac Newton Square E
Suite 200
Reston, VA 20190
Tel: 1-866-4EKAHAU (1-866-435-2428)
Fax: 1-703-860-2028
Ekahau Europe
(Sales, R&D, Product Management)
Hiilikatu 3
00180 Helsinki, Finland
Tel: +358-20-743 5910
Fax: +358-20-743 5919
Package Contents
• Ekahau Sidekick ™unit
• Messenger strap
• Power supply
• USB A -Micro-B cable
• Quick Guide
• Battery life with typical use: 8
+ hours
• Charge to 75% in: 2 hours
System Requirements
• macOS or Windows laptop or tablet
capable of running Ekahau Site Survey
• Ekahau Site Survey 9.1 or higher required
Ekahau APAC
B38, Tower 8, Imperial Cullinan
10 Hoi Fai Road, Tai Kok Tsui
Hong Kong
Tel: +852 9227 8406
Global Tech Support: www.ekahau.com/support
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