Since our first mention on Engadget’s website in 2005, MetaGeek products and software have been highlighted by leading wireless and technology publications around the world.
Recent Media Coverage and Reviews
- April 2013 – MetaGeek is selected as the Third Best Place To Work, in the Small Business Category, from the Idaho Business Review
- September 2012 – MetaGeek is nominated for Innovative Company of the Year, 2012
- August 2012 – Ryan Woodings, Chief Geek at MetaGeek, says it’s up to his generation to keep Boise vibrant, progressive and relevant.
- August 2012 – New Amped Wireless Wi-Fi Analytics Tool for Windows Allows Consumers to Optimize Their Existing Wi-Fi Network
- June 2012 – Wi-Spy Spectrum Analyzer Troubleshoots Wireless Networks (Custom Electronics Professionals)
- June 2012 – Five Free Wireless Tools – inSSIDer
- June 2012 – inSSIDer mentioned in the “10 Reasons Your Wi-Fi Speed Stinks (and what you can do about it) from CIO
- June 2012 – Wi-Spy and Chanalyzer mentioned in 802.11ac Review by Small Netbuilder
- May 2012 – Eye P.A. reviewed by Sniff WiFi.com
- April 2012 – MetaGeek in Mac World Sweden
- March 2012 – 2012 Startup Showcase – Tech Cocktail
- March 2012 – Computer Science Graduates Needed in Idaho – Idaho Statesman
- March 2012 – Best Places To Work In Idaho 2012 Nominees – Idaho Business Review
- March 2012 – MetaGeek makes wireless visible – Bloomberg Business Week – twitpic of Idaho Statesman Business Insider
- March 2012 – Review of Eye P.A. Visual Packet Analysis – Wireless LAN Professionals
- March 2012 – How to Configure Your Router – PC Tech
- February 2012 – Wireless Field Day 2 with MetaGeek – #WFD2
- February 2012 – Teaching Science With Wi-Fi (Thanks Ruckus and MetaGeek!) – Stephen Foskett
- February 2012 – January 2012 – No Strings Attached Show – Podcast
- January 2012 – MetaGeek mentioned as a “business that’s thriving” – Idaho State of the State
- December 2011 – 8 Free Wi-Fi Security Tools – Network World
- August 2011 – What’s really killing your WiFi – PC Pro
- May 2011 – Where have all the WLAN infrastructure vendors gone? – Computerworld
- May 2011 – MetaGeek and Ekahau: Wi-Fi Analysis To Go – Stephen Foskett, Pack Rat
- April 2011 – WiFi Kiwi’s Blog
- March 2011 – Wireless Tech Field Day – MetaGeek Spectrum Analysis – Revolution Wi-Fi
- March 2011 – MetaGeek – Gestalt IT Wireless Tech Field Day
- March 2011 – Hands on with the Metageek Wi-Spy DBx – SC-WiFi
- March 2011 – Tech Field Day – MetaGeek –– The Networking Nerd
- March 2011 – Day One – Wireless Tech Field Day– Wireless CCIE, here I come!
- September 2010 – Six Useful Wi-Fi Tools for Windows – Computerworld
- May 2010 – Speed up Your Wireless Network– Macworld
- March 2010 – Banish Your Wi-Fi Woes – PC Pro
- February 2010 – Visualizing RF / Reliability in Electronics – Wireless LAN Professionals
- December 2009 – From The Labs: Sniffing the Wi-Fi Air – ZDNet UK
- June 2009 – Free Wi-Fi Tool – Tekzilla
- June 2009 – New MetaGeek Wi-Spy 2.4i Spectrum Analyzer – Help Net Security
- March 2009 – Analyze This: Low-Cost Wireless Spectrum Analyzers do the Trick – Network World
- March 2009 – Decoding Spectrum Jumble on the Cheap for WiFi Planning – Ars Technica – Ars Technica
- March 2009 – MetaGeek Defines Low-End WLAN Analyzer Space – Network World– Network World
- January 2009 – Review: Metageek Wi-Spy DBx – Wi-Fi Planet
- December 2008 – Freebie Download of the Week – Tekzilla
- December 2008 – 802.11n: Wireless Rookies Need Not Apply – InformationWeek
- November 2008 – MetaGeek Wi-Spy DBx Offers Cheap, Easy WLAN Analysis – eWeek
- May 2008 – Is The Wireless Landscape Over-Crowded?– Processor
- April 2008 – WLAN Branches Out – eWeek
- April 2008 – Review: Wi-Spy 2.4x Wireless Spectrum Analyzer– Wi-Fi Planet
- March 2008 – MetaGeek Wi-Spy 2.4x– PCMag
- March 2008 – Bargain of the Month – the Metageek Wi-Spy Spectrum Analyzer – Network World
- January 2008 – Product Review: MetaGeek Wi-Spy 2.4x– IT World Canada
- January 2008 – Wi-Spy Spies on Wi-Fi – Network World
- July 2007 – Why 2.4 GHz is a Dead End for Wi-Fi– ZDNet
- May 2007 – There’s Tech Treasure Tucked in and Around Boise – Computerworld
- April 2007 – Wi-Spy Spectrum Analyzers Shows What’s in Your Wireless Backyard – Wi-Fi Net News
- March 2007 – Wireless Analysis Devices– Processor
- January 2007 – Wi-Spy, the WiFi and ZigBee Detector – Wired News
- September 2006 – What’s Jamming Your Network – Entrepreneur
- June 2006 – MetaGeek Wi-Spy 2.4 GHz Spectrum Analyzer – The Tech Lounge
- February 2006 – Wi-Spy Spectrum Analyzer – Wi-Fi Planet
- December 2005 –MetaGeek’s Wi-Spy 2.4 GHz Spectrum Analyzer Spies Interference – Engadget
Since 2005 MetaGeek’s industry-leading hardware and software have helped network professionals more efficiently deploy and maintain wireless networks. With a complete line of portable USB spectrum analyzers for the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, more than 10,000 customers worldwide rely on MetaGeek solutions to isolate, identify, and troubleshoot wireless interference.
While working on short-range wireless technology in 2005, MetaGeek Founder Ryan Woodings grew tired of the cumbersome, cart-based spectrum analyzer shared amongst his engineer colleagues – so he decided to build a better solution.
After hacking the firmware of a wireless mouse USB dongle and writing some basic software, Ryan had created the industry’s first USB spectrum analyzer. A highly-portable alternative to expensive, bulky spectrum analyzers, Ryan thought other geeks around the world might be able to use his innovation. And the rest is history.
Today, after several generations of both hardware and software advancement, MetaGeek leads the spectrum analyzer and Wi-Fi troubleshooting tools industry. Recognized for innovation and affordability, MetaGeek remains a small, tight-knit team of folks (mostly geeks) that strives to create easy-to-use wireless troubleshooting tools.
Number of employees:22
Number of customers: Over 25,000Key Products:
- Wi-Spy DBX
- Wi-Spy 2.4x
- Wi-Spy 2.4i
- Wi-Spy 900x
- Chanalyzer Pro
- Chanalyzer 4
- Chanalyzer Lite
- Chanalyzer Lab
- Device Finder complements Wi-Spy to help track down interfering devices
- Using multi-layer piecharts, Eye P.A. is the first step in analyzing WLAN network issues
- An open source Wi-Fi scanner with more than two million downloads
Wi-Spy Spectrum Analyzers
MetaGeek’s Wi-Spy Spectrum Analyzers offer powerful performance with a USB form factor. More than 10,000 customers worldwide rely on Wi-Spy to isolate and troubleshoot wireless interference. Affordable and innovative, Wi-Spy spectrum analyzers lead the market in the 900 MHz, 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands.
- Wi-Spy DBx – Wi-Spy DBx is the flagship product of the Wi-Spy lineup and MetaGeek’s most versatile and powerful spectrum analyzer. Compatible with every Chanalyzer software variant, Wi-Spy DBx is the premier tool for Wi-Fi spectrum analysis.
- Wi-Spy 2.4x – The workhorse spectrum analyzer for Wi-Fi, MetaGeek’s Wi-Spy 2.4x has become the industry standard for 2.4 GHz band troubleshooting. Packed with capability, versatility and portability, Wi-Spy 2.4x helps users isolate and mitigate RF interference and wireless setup problems.
- Wi-Spy 2.4i – A straightforward, powerful spectrum analyzer for real-time troubleshooting of 2.4 GHz band interference. Like all Wi-Spy models, the 2.4i is easy to use, quick to set up, and small enough to fit in your pocket. Wi-Spy 2.4i sees all RF activity in the band, including Wi-Fi and non-Wi-Fi sources.
- Wi-Spy 900x – The Wi-Spy 900x takes the field proven, no-hassle operation of Wi-Spy spectrum analyzers and brings it to the unlicensed 868 and 915 MHz bands.
Chanalyzer Software VersionsChanalyzer software turns Wi-Spy data into highly interactive charts and graphs, allowing users to visualize their wireless landscape. Together Wi-Spy and Chanalyzer enable both enterprise and small business users to examine, troubleshoot and optimize wireless networks.
- Chanalyzer Pro – Developed specifically for interference-busting professional users, Chanalyzer Pro is our most powerful software package and was designed for serious spectrum analysis of mission-critical wireless applications. Users enjoy the satisfaction of an optimized WLAN implementation thanks to Wi-Fi-specific troubleshooting and deployment features.
- Chanalyzer 4 – The workhorse software for Wi-Spy 2.4x, 900x and DBx, Chanalyzer 4 has defined the wireless industry’s spectrum analyzer feature set and user interface. Whether you’re installing WLANs or engineering wireless devices, Chanalyzer 4 has the features you need to get the job done.
- Chanalyzer Lab – Compatible with Wi-Spy 900x and 950x, as well as Wi-Spy DBx and 2.4x, Chanalyzer Lab lets you analyze the most popular unlicensed RF bands. This is ideal for developing wireless devices, testing equipment or working with other wireless applications.
- Chanalyzer Lite – The accompanying software for Wi-Spy 2.4i spectrum analyzers, Chanalyzer Lite is an entry-level spectrum analysis tool. It helps casual users troubleshoot interference in real-time and tracks RF activity with three different visualizations.
MetaGeek AccessoriesMetaGeek offers additional tools that complement the capabilities and functionality of the Wi-Spy and Chanalyzer product lines.
- Device Finder Directional Antenna – With 7 dBi gain and 60 degree horizontal beamwidth, MetaGeek’s Device Finder Directional Antenna makes it easy to track down interfering devices. Developed in-house by resident MetaGeeks, Device Finder Directional Antenna was designed to match the exacting specifications of Wi-Spy DBx and Wi-Spy 2.4x.
- inSSIDer – MetaGeek’s award-winning, open-source Wi-Fi scanner software, inSSIDer is an alternative to network scanners like NetStumbler. One big difference: inSSIDer works with Windows Vista, Windows 7, and 64-bit PCs. Since 2007 geeks worldwide have downloaded over two million copies of this handy software tool.
- Partner tools – MetaGeek partners with other leading hardware and software providers to offer users a complete line of wireless planning and troubleshooting solutions.
Media Contact Information
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or to request interviews and comments from MetaGeek leadership, please contact:
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Boise, Idaho 83702
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