NetSpot is a powerful app for Mac users, which allows collecting, visualizing and analyzing ... More
NetSpot is a powerful app for Mac users, which allows collecting, visualizing and analyzing Wi-Fi data using any MacBook. It lets you conduct a wireless site (WLAN) survey of almost any complexity without the need of purchasing high cost specific hardware as it was before.
NetSpot is offered in several editions: FREE, PRO and Enterprise.
The standard version of NetSpot 2.0 is free and includes many top feature requests, including a wireless discover mode, the ability to delete any sample point during a scan, the ability to re-locate access points and a new streamlined interface. All users that need more advanced Wi-Fi survey features can upgrade to the PRO or Enterprise version. The PRO edition gives network experts even more advanced features, including multi-floor scanning, active scanning, the ability to scan hidden networks, and automated troubleshooting. The Enterprise edition includes all the features of the PRO edition and provides licenses to all users within a company, along with priority support.
Last updated 2 Nov 2012
Published 2 Nov 2012
I have this one area of my kitchen at home that is impossible to get any WiFi reception in. It's almost like there is a lead curtain around it because there is no logical reason why it should be the case. Now, I'm not sure I would rush out and grab an analytics application like this one for my apartment but, if we were talking about a business or hotel that relies on WiFi, there are certainly good reasons for using it. NetSpot is a WiFi analyzing app for Mac that allows you to draw a detailed map of your WiFi connectivity in every little nook and cranny of your building so that you know exactly where you need to improve things.
Wi-Fi networking is great, unless you’re getting a weak or intermittent signal. While your Mac can show you some detailed information about the quality of your connection it can get rather time consuming to go through the motions of finding the best place for your access point to service all your areas. NetSpot allows you to do a site survey for your home or building where you can build a diagram that shows your Wi-Fi parameters whether it be for a floor or a whole section of your place. The first step is to create a map and use the basic drawing tools to provide some detail for walls and other features of the location. You can also apply text labels. Once you’ve drawn your...