Only need to:
1) identify zigbee signal/channel and display its signal level
2) need to use external antenna or some way to extend the device away from the PC
Looks like either one of these claims to be able to detect zigbee as interference:
- Wi-Spy 2.4x Pro
- Wi-Spy 2.4x
But only the Wi-Spy 2.4x Pro is able to identify signal:
Is this Wifi signal only or including ZigBee?
Really appreciate any feedback on this.
Desire to buy a set to evaluate, before going to ember or rapidse zigbee.
Now, the DBx has the ability to see both the 5ghz and 2.4ghz bands, and the 2.4x can see the 2.4ghz band.
It seems like you are most interested in the 2.4x, so I will dive into that one. The 2.4x comes with Chanalyzer 4 already bundled with it. Chanalyzer 4 has the ability to see Zigbee channels and has the ability to classify signatures (like an 802.11b/g) based on silhouettes just like Chanalyzer Pro does. Both also offer the ability to create new custom signatures that you may encounter for later use. The 2.4x Pro is the same Wi-Spy 2.4x unit, except this one is bundled with Chanalyzer Pro. To learn more about our Chanalyzer Software, you can view http://www.metageek.net/products/chanalyzer/ and scroll to the bottom. There you will find a table which compares each of our Chanalyzers side-by-side.
I have provided some screenshots below (using Chanalyzer Pro) that I hope can further answer your question.
Here you can see, under the "View" tab of the main menu bar, that you can view the Zigbee channels.
Here you can see the Zigbee channels with a clear 802.11b/g signature (the rounded hump) above Zigbee channels 22 and 23.
Here you can see the "Signatures" tab in the tab menu which provides many signature silhouettes (and will show any custom ones you may create). You can also see that the 802.11b/g creates that rounded hump as I described above in the previous screenshot.
You can also go to http://www.metageek.net/products/chanalyzer-pro/ and download a free trial of our Chanalyzer Pro software. Once downloaded, you can view the "Showcase" tab in the tab menu and view different recordings of different wireless devices and interference. You will be able to view the Zigbee channels, play around with signatures, etc.