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NetSpot is a simple and accessible wireless survey tool for Mac users, which allows collecting, visualizing and analyzing Wi-Fi data using any MacBook.

NetSpot can visualize your wireless network by building a visual Wi-Fi map. It will let you see dead zones without coverage and place hotspots (Access Points) correctly. Using the visualized map of collected wireless data you will also see channels' load and will be able to decide how to optimize your Wi-Fi site better.

NetSpot is a powerful analyzer of Wi-Fi coverage. Just in a couple of clicks you can load your area map, point your location on the map and more...

What's New

Version 2.3.509:
  • Greatly improves Discovery Mode and introduces a number of awesome improvements and new features.

Requirements

OS X 10.6 or later

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Cmoon Member IconReview+23
Cmoon
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Very easy to use.

Pro-version, which is not free, activates other features.

Just what I was looking for.

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Version 2.1.400
L-P-Bagley Member IconComment+7
L-P-Bagley
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This new version fails to open on my Mac.

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Version 2.1.400
bbw7
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Care to share with us any details of your mac, i.e. model and OS, in order to make your comment useful?

L-P-Bagley
+0

Sorry, the original comment came at initial posting to MacUpdate was intended to be a check point for the developer.

MacBook Pro 2.3GHz i7 w/ 16GB RAM running 10.8.3
Original update was in app and failed to run. Deleted app, all preferences and related files to re-install from fresh download direct from developers site. Same result... app fails to launch.
Same result if installed on a fresh, new user account with nothing other than basic OS running.

L-P-Bagley
+1

Finally had time to trouble shoot a bit and found the problem.

Previous version was installed in a folder WITHIN the Utilities folder (where I normally keep my various network tools).

This version DOES run just fine if installed in Applications or Utilities folders. It DOES NOT run if in a subfolder within the Utilities folder.

Wts
+1

I also confirm L P Bagley comments that this version (2.1.4) can not reside inside a sub folder within the Utility or Application folder. It has to be all by itself in the Application folder. In addition when I added the version number to the name ( NetSpot 2.1.4 ) it would not launch.

These are very weird conditions not to my liking however free is free is what you get.

(Mac OS X 10.6.8 iMac intel core duo )

Jazzyguy Member IconReview+3699
Jazzyguy
+4

Good JOB!!! Excellent app in every way!

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Version 2.0.255
Macaccro Member IconReview+31
Macaccro
+3

Simple, easy to use: just what I needed!

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Version 1.3.335
Bowlerboy_jmb Member IconReview+212
Bowlerboy_jmb
+3

This is a great little utility to help you visualize the strength of your wireless network at various places in your home or office setting. I just used it to get confirmation that my Apple Express base station was not properly configured in regards to its ability to extend the range of my network, as flowing from my Apple Extreme base station, located near my desktop computers in my home office. I knew something was wrong, but seeing the color-coded depiction of the various levels of signal strength confirmed the faulty configuration and triggered me to go into the Airport Utility to correct the problem. Thanks to the this little tool, I finally got the ability to have a strong enough network signal to connect to the Internet and to my desktop Macs from anywhere within my house, including out on the porch.

Of course, I had the right devices: I just did not configure them correctly.

NetSpot pointed that out to me in a more dramatic fashion that another useful tool within this category, namely, AirRadar, which I also recommend. AirRadar scans all of the wireless networks within its earshot and can produce statistics along with a graph of the signal strength and noise. That is useful information to be sure. AirRadar creates its profile depending on the physical location of your laptop. If you physically move your laptop, your stats and graph will change.

NetSpot appears to use of that same snapshotting of a laptop's location in comparison to a base station, but it goes one step further than AirRadar (which is designed for a different purpose) in the sense that, when you create your mapping of your network, you physically carry your laptop from point to point and you direct NetSpot to take a survey of the signal strength of your network at that particular point. When you are all done carrying your laptop to your various locations, you stop the scanning, and NetSpot displays a color-coded map, overlaid on the diagram you previously drew of your home of office layout, to show you the relative strength of the network signal to each and every spot on your survey. That's cool!

The overall application would benefit from the addition of some basic instructions or a short instructional video to step you through things, so, if you're like me, you might find yourself a little lost in the beginning. But once you figure out how the app works, it's pretty easy to get your network mapping done.

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Version 1.3.335
Neil_m Member IconComment+179
Neil_m
+3

It's great, I'm amazed it's free - I mapped everywhere I'm using Wi-fi on a regular basis.

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Version 1.2.308
Polocanada Member IconReview+0
Polocanada
+9

Fantastic software. Worth between $1000 - $2000. That's price for a typical warehouse survey. This software is an incredible bargain.

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Version 1.1
Bloemkool Member IconReview+2
Bloemkool
+2

It got me a heat map within a few minutes. Impressive !

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Version 1.1
Fabio Milocco Member IconReview+4
Fabio Milocco
+2

Fantastic software. Draw a map of your house and going around with the macbook analyzes the signal. Beautiful graphics and easy to use. Recommended.

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Version 1.1
Sd_robert Member IconReview+6
Sd_robert
+1

5 star for user interface. 5 star - easy to use. 4 star for stability because of beta.

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Version 1.0.216
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Quiiick
Version 2.3.509
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Ededed
Version 2.3.509
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Quiiick
Version 2.2.483
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Sblud
Version 2.2.460
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Alex8602
Version 2.2.460
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-TiTAN-
Version 2.2.460
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Quiiick
Version 2.2.460
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Quiiick
Version 2.2.428
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Quiiick
Version 2.2.427
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AlWafi999
Version 2.1.402
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Downloads 59,925
Version Downloads 5,440
License Free
Date 25 Mar 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price Free
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