To download HeatMapper, go here, enter an email address (that works), and open your email to download HeatMapper:
Double click the installer and follow the instructions:
When prompted, click Install:
When you start HeatMapper, you’ll be asked if you have a map. I got a map from the survey of our home that we had done prior to purchase. If you don’t have access to a map, I recommend you make one (it doesn’t have to be completely accurate) so you know where to click when you walk around your home.
Here’s the map I used for my first level. It’s very simple and something that you can create in Paint in a minute or two:
Once you’ve loaded your map, you’ll be asked to walk around your home and to click the map in your current location. This will draw the path you take and record the signal at each checkpoint. Here’s my first level (click to enlarge):
Here’s my second level (good coverage):
Once you’ve completed your walk around the home, you’ll have a map of the signal strength throughout your home (plus a list of all dominant hotspots in your home.)
Note: You’ll need to enter a valid email address and can unsubscribe after you receive the first email.