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EXFO EX1 on Windows Pc

Developed By: EXFO Inc.

License: Free

Rating: 4,6/5 - 40 votes

Last Updated: June 18, 2021

Download on Windows PC

Compatible with Windows 7/8/10/11 Pc & Laptop

App Details

Version 2.4.25
Size 14.3 MB
Release Date November 25, 23
Category Business Apps

App Permissions:
Allows applications to open network sockets. [see more (6)]

What's New:
Solved an issue with attaining Gigabit results for a minority of customers, we thank you for your patience and apologize for the inconvenience this may have... [see more]

Description from Developer:
EXFO’s EX1, paired with your Android-powered smart device, is a one-of-a-kind Ethernet, GPON* and Wi-Fi tester designed to qualify Fibre to the Home (FTTH) and business customers’... [read more]

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About this app

On this page you can download EXFO EX1 and install on Windows PC. EXFO EX1 is free Business app, developed by EXFO Inc.. Latest version of EXFO EX1 is 2.4.25, was released on 2023-11-25 (updated on 2021-06-18). Estimated number of the downloads is more than 5,000. Overall rating of EXFO EX1 is 4,6. Generally most of the top apps on Android Store have rating of 4+. This app had been rated by 40 users, 3 users had rated it 5*, 33 users had rated it 1*.

How to install EXFO EX1 on Windows?

Instruction on how to install EXFO EX1 on Windows 7/8/10/11 Pc & Laptop

In this post, I am going to show you how to install EXFO EX1 on Windows PC by using Android App Player such as BlueStacks, LDPlayer, Nox, KOPlayer, ...

Before you start, you will need to download the APK/XAPK installer file, you can find download button on top of this page. Save it to easy-to-find location.

[Note] You can also download older versions of this app on bottom of this page.

Below you will find a detailed step-by-step guide, but I want to give you a fast overview of how it works. All you need is an emulator that will emulate an Android device on your Windows PC and then you can install applications and use it - you see you're playing it on Android, but this runs not on a smartphone or tablet, it runs on a PC.

If this doesn't work on your PC, or you cannot install, comment here and we will help you!

Step By Step Guide To Install EXFO EX1 using BlueStacks

  1. Download and Install BlueStacks at: https://www.bluestacks.com. The installation procedure is quite simple. After successful installation, open the Bluestacks emulator. It may take some time to load the Bluestacks app initially. Once it is opened, you should be able to see the Home screen of Bluestacks.
  2. Open the APK/XAPK file: Double-click the APK/XAPK file to launch BlueStacks and install the application. If your APK/XAPK file doesn't automatically open BlueStacks, right-click on it and select Open with... Browse to the BlueStacks. You can also drag-and-drop the APK/XAPK file onto the BlueStacks home screen
  3. Once installed, click "EXFO EX1" icon on the home screen to start using, it'll work like a charm :D

[Note 1] For better performance and compatibility, choose BlueStacks 5 Nougat 64-bit read more

[Note 2] about Bluetooth: At the moment, support for Bluetooth is not available on BlueStacks. Hence, apps that require control of Bluetooth may not work on BlueStacks.

How to install EXFO EX1 on Windows PC using NoxPlayer

  1. Download & Install NoxPlayer at: https://www.bignox.com. The installation is easy to carry out.
  2. Drag the APK/XAPK file to the NoxPlayer interface and drop it to install
  3. The installation process will take place quickly. After successful installation, you can find "EXFO EX1" on the home screen of NoxPlayer, just click to open it.


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EXFO’s EX1, paired with your Android-powered smart device, is a one-of-a-kind Ethernet, GPON* and Wi-Fi tester designed to qualify Fibre to the Home (FTTH) and business customers’ quality of experience (QoE). The pocket-sized EX1 solution enables communication service providers and MSO’s the ability to validate full line rate Gigabit Ethernet service as well as Wi-Fi to their subscribers. The advantage of the EX1 is three-fold: it includes a built in dedicated Wi-Fi chipset as well as utilizes the world-leading Speedtest® by Ookla® algorithm, giving repeatable and reliable metrics, every time.

The Ethernet speed test can be performed on electrical (RJ45), optical (SFP), wireless (Wi-Fi 802.11ac/a/b/g/n) and now GPON* interfaces, making the EX1 the ideal tool to generate birth certificates of multiple services during its provisioning phase. Moreover, the field technician can easily execute a Wi-Fi Channel Map analysis (2.4GHz and 5GHz) and, as a result, determine the best placement for the Access Point at the customer’s location. Service providers can also qualify 1GE optical connections based on SFP transceivers that are typically deployed in business customers installations. The EX1 is therefore a must-have tool for troubleshooting activities that are expedited with the use of its unique graphical views and features enabled by the Wi-Fi Channel Map analysis function.

The latest addition of GPON* qualification brings the EX1 to a new level of advanced troubleshooting where it can emulate an actual GPON ONT. With this emulation the EX1 is able to retrieve key stats which aid in the ability to troubleshoot most GPON networks by providing metrics like PON ID, ONU ID, ONT RX Optical power, OLT TX Optical power, ODN Loss, ONT operation status and much more.

The EX1 test solution does not need a screen; all manipulations are handled via the ultra-intuitive application running on the field technician’s smart device. All the required tasks are performed through this application: connection, setup, report generation, and cloud-enabled firmware upgrades. Moreover, test reports can be combined providing residential and business customers the ultimate birth certificate containing all the information they require.

The EX1 uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology which enables untethered testing capabilities – connecting directly to a smart phone or tablet. With its unique BLE capability, field technicians can be up to 100 ft. away from the EX1 tester, and not confined to challenging or harsh testing environments. EXFO’s EX1 takes full advantage of BLE by extending battery time, in turn allowing technicians to test more during their typical work day.

*All GPON testing requires an EXFO certified SFP GPON ONT stick, contact your EXFO representative for more details on this.
Solved an issue with attaining Gigabit results for a minority of customers, we thank you for your patience and apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused during our corrective measures.
Allows applications to open network sockets.
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Allows an application to write to external storage.
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