NetSpot is a universal scanner for WiFi
access points. The key function is to build a visual map with the notation of signal strength of the selected wireless network in each point of the room. It will allow you to find out where in the house/office WiFi signal will be weak, where it is better to locate the router (and with what power gain for antennas). Available for Windows (7 or higher) and Mac OS (OSX and newer).
NetSpot for Windows can be used in two modes:
- Discover. Performs a scan and analysis of all the air in the area of visibility. Detailed information (IP address, encryption type, hardware MAC, whether WPS is supported, channel and frequency active, signal level, percentage of "dead" packets) is provided for each found WiFi access point.
- Survey. The mode of visual coverage area creation. There are several templates of rooms, and you can quickly edit them (add rooms, change their location and size). The map is made in raster format (pixels will not be visible when enlarging the image), it can be exported. To draw it, you need to stand in each room in turn with your laptop and mark your location. Air monitoring takes just 3 to 5 seconds.
The software supports all existing WiFi standards including 802.11ax
with WPA3 encryption. Compatible with any WiFi adapters, does not require additional drivers. Of the disadvantages - there is no official support for the Russian language. The application is free and is regularly updated. The latest versions also added support for BlueTooth (all generations).
What are the uses for
With NetSpot you can thoroughly review the WiFi coverage in your house/apartment and determine the best place to move the router and the recommended place to put a repeater or an additional router in the "bridge" mode.
The program is also popular among network administrators, who organize WiFi networks in hotels and offices, where installing only one access point is impossible to provide the whole area with wireless Internet access.
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