Version 20 - com.arubanetworks.airobserver
Last updated: 2020-02-27

AirO is a troubleshooting tool for owners of Wi-Fi capable Android devices.

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APP Information

Download Version 20 (20)
Apk Size857.06 KB
App DeveloperCTODeveloper at Aruba Networks
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android6.0 and up
App Packagecom.arubanetworks.airobserver.apk

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App Description

AirO is arubanetworks,airobserver,tools,airo, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 5 by 1 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit CTODeveloper at Aruba Networks website who developed it. com.arubanetworks.airobserver.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 6.0 and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 20 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 154+ times on store. You can also download com.arubanetworks.airobserver APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

AirO is intended for technical and not-too-technical owners of Wi-Fi capable Android devices. It displays the health of the Wi-Fi (“Local Area”) connection, and measures the characteristics of a “Wide Area” connection to a server deeper in the network. It can be used to answer questions like:
• What’s wrong with my Wi-Fi today?
• How strong is my Wi-Fi signal?
• Is there evidence of wireless interference?
• Is the problem in the Wi-Fi connection, or out on the Internet (or corporate network)?
• Is the overall connection to the data center good enough to run my corporate apps?

For an admin guide, including instructions on setting up your Aruba network so mDNS (AirGroup) automatically configures target addresses for AirWave and iPerf servers (allowing the app as downloaded to work on different networks without user interverntion) see the Air Observer Admin Guide hosted on the Aruba Airheads Community web page (or go to and search for "AirO").

The top “Wi-Fi and Local Area Network” section of the screen displays three measurements that show the health of the Wi-Fi connection:

• Signal Strength or RSSI in dBm
We measure signal strength first because if it’s poor, there is no chance of getting a good connection. The remedy, in simple terms, is to get closer to the access point.

• Link Speed.
The usual cause of low link speeds is poor signal strength. But sometimes, even when signal strength is good, interference on the air from Wi-Fi and non-Wi-Fi sources reduces link speeds.

• Ping. This is the familiar ICMP echo test to the network’s default gateway.
A low link speed will often cause long ping times. If link speeds are good but pings slow, it may be a long way to the default gateway over a narrow broadband connection.

The lower section of the screen displays results from tests between the device and a server computer, usually in the corporate data center or on the Internet. The address of this server is chosen from a number configured in ‘settings' – but once chosen, only one server address is used for these tests.

• Ping. There is a ping measurement to this server. It is the same ping test as above, but because this one goes farther it will normally (but not always) take longer. Again, 20msec would be fast and 500 msec would be slow.
Some networks may block ICMP (ping) traffic. In this case, the Wide Area Network ping test will always fail, but normal (e.g. Web) traffic may pass.

• Speedtest. The next tests are ‘speedtests’. For this, we use the iPerf function (iPerf v2). In a corporate context, this should be an iPerf server instance set up somewhere in the core of the network, probably a data center. Because it is a (TCP) throughput test, the figures here will never be more than about 50% of the ‘link speed’ figure for the Wi-Fi connection. The iPerf client in the app is configured to run in bidirectional mode, first an upstream test then downstream.

App ChangeLog

  • AirO version 13 fixes one of those silly but destructive bugs where the app crashes if there's not GPS data.
    AirO version 12 has some new (but not obvious) features
    !- mDNS discovery of an AirWave server and an iPerf server
    !- AMC reports sent to the Airwave server
    !- BSSID line on the display, with OUI lookup to manufacturer
    !- 64-bit capable (e.g. Nexus9)

App Screens

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requires following permissions on your android device.

approximate location (network-based)
Allows the app to get your approximate location. This location is derived by location services using network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. These location services must be turned on and available to your device for the app to use them. Apps may use this to determine approximately where you are.

precise location (GPS and network-based)
Allows the app to get your precise location using the Global Positioning System (GPS) or network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. These location services must be turned on and available to your device for the app to use them. Apps may use this to determine where you are, and may consume additional battery power.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

view Wi-Fi connections
Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.

allow Wi-Fi Multicast reception
Allows the app to receive packets sent to all devices on a Wi-Fi network using multicast addresses, not just your phone. It uses more power than the non-multicast mode.

connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
Allows the app to connect to and disconnect from Wi-Fi access points and to make changes to device configuration for Wi-Fi networks.

find accounts on the device
Allows the app to get the list of accounts known by the phone. This may include any accounts created by applications you have installed.

retrieve running apps
Allows the app to retrieve information about currently and recently running tasks. This may allow the app to discover information about which applications are used on the device.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

read the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

read phone state
Allows read only access to phone state, including the phone number of the device, current cellular network information, the status of any ongoing calls, and a list of any PhoneAccounts registered on the device.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

modify or delete the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to write to the SD card.

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  • Snakeater MGS-avatar

    This software works like a charm. ..just go to see the ping..upload/download speeds. status with a professional graph...I gave up a week ago completely with online gaming coz of high ping ..this software stabilized my ping way lower and kept it there pkus its extremely light so no load on device either...this software should have more high ratings...they deserve 5 stars honest ..dont hesitate to download and give 5 star review after availing satisfactory results. ..satisfaction is guaranteed with this amazing tiny software. ...bravo Aruba team..salute..mwahhhhh..XoX0

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    Victoria Poncini


    airon When entering settings for Airwave server AMC info does not show up under client info on Airwave.

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    Brantley Highers


    airolo Crashes after a few seconds on note 3

  • Daniel DeLaRosa-avatar

    Daniel DeLaRosa


    airol creme Great for troubleshooting wifi networks

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    Checkina H. Coulibaly-壽曦鏗


    airoptix Cool. Fast.