NetSpot

NetSpot 2.1.4

A Comprehensive Tool to Analyse and Fix Your Wi-Fi

NetSpot is a free Wi-Fi analysing tool that performs Wi-Fi analysis, wireless site surveys, and troubleshooting on your Windows and Mac OS X computer. View full description

PROS

  • Comprehensive Wi-Fi assessment tool
  • No networking experience needed

CONS

  • May not work with all versions of Mac and Windows
  • Limited free version

NetSpot is a free Wi-Fi analysing tool that performs Wi-Fi analysis, wireless site surveys, and troubleshooting on your Windows and Mac OS X computer.

Getting Started is Easy

To start using NetSpot or network site survey, you need only a few clicks. Point to the position on the map provided to almost instantly measure wireless signals. And you may move around to amass an entire location’s Wi-Fi information. All of this data should help you discover noise sources, detect effective access points, understand map channel usage, etc. Netspot’s visual Wi-Fi map allows you to view all dead areas without Wi-Fi coverage and optimise placement of hotspots. Also, channel loads can be adjusted to determine better ways to use them.

Wireless Site Analysis

A wireless site survey helps research and understand radio frequencies at a specific spot to assess actual coverage. The survey reveals dead zones and channel interference spots, which helps create a solid network. The site survey helps you determine the kind of equipment required and its installation. All of this analysis may sound technical but you need not worry since the software does all the hard work. Such analysis would help network security specialists locate and eliminate rogue access points, avoid cross-channel interference, detect unauthorised workstations, and eliminate alerts relating to false-positive intrusion. NetSpot also helps check security settings, Wi-Fi signal strength, and non-broadcasting SSIDs.

NetSpot is the app for wireless site survey, Wi-Fi analysis and troubleshooting on Mac OS X

NetSpot is the easiest native wireless site survey software for Mac. You need just a few clicks to load your office plan or area map and start a network site survey. Just point to where you are on the map and NetSpot starts measuring wireless signal right away, move around, and collect Wi-Fi data. That's it: now you have all the needed info to analyze radio signal leakages, discover noise sources, map channel usage, locate effective access points, etc.

Thanks to new Troubleshooting visualizations you can easily and quickly identify connectivity and wireless interference issues, find sources of excessive noise, resolve Wi-Fi configuration problems, and get automated professional advice on every issue visualized by NetSpot PRO.

NetSpot is also an amazing wireless survey tool for Wi-Fi planning. Load a map, collect some wireless site survey data, build a comprehensive heatmap of your network. Now viewing each channel separately is as easy as a pie. Once you locate an empty channel with no wireless networks - it's the optimal selection for a new Wi-Fi network. NetSpot also lets you easily select channels for new Wi-Fi hotspots with minimal signal to noise ratio.

Efficiency-wise, your Wi-Fi network needs hotspots placed correctly and radio channels assigned in a proper way: the visual Wi-Fi map you get thanks to NetSpot lets you see all dead zones without coverage and optimize hotspots' placements.

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NetSpot 2.1.4