Q: What do I need to know before purchasing the Testo 160 System?
A. We recommend checking in with your IT professionals about what type of network security your institution uses. They may have additional requirements requiring submission of the MAC address of each data logger (this is listed on the back label of each data logger). The WiFi network should be 2.4 GHz and each logger location will need to have sufficient WiFi signal strength.
Q. What type of network security can the Testo 160 System be used with?
A. This system can be setup to work with WiFi networks ranging from open (no password) to WPA2 and high security Enterprise (radius server) networks with downloadable security certificates. Instructions for each network type can be found in the Testo 160 User Manual.
Q: Will the Testo 160 System work with 5 GHz AC WiFi?
A. No, this system will only work with 2.4 GHz WiFi networks. There is no need for high speed as the data loggers use very little bandwidth and send only a couple hundred bytes at a time.
Q: How far can each data logger be from the WiFi access point?
A. 2.4 GHz WiFi covers distances up to 150 feet indoors. You can check the strength of the WiFi signal at each logger location. There are multiple WiFi analyzer apps you can download to your smartphone to do this. The signal should be -60 dBm at minimum. The signal strength is strong as the number gets numerically smaller.
Q: The WiFi signal strength at the location of one of the data loggers is too weak. How can I fix that?
A: A WiFi extender can be installed to boost the WiFi signal. Your IT department should be able to assist you.