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NetSpot Home for Mac

Wireless survey tool.

$49.00
In English
3.8
Based on 9 user rates

NetSpot Home overview

NetSpot is a simple and accessible wireless survey tool, which allows collection, visualization, and analysis of Wi-Fi data using any MacBook. It can visualize your wireless network by building a visual Wi-Fi map, letting 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.

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 NetSpot starts collecting Wi-Fi data around you. It will gather all the necessary information for analysis of radio-signal leakage, discovery of noise sources, optimal location of access points, etc.

You can also use NetSpot as a powerful wireless-network planning tool. Load a map, collect wireless site survey data, build a heatmap of your network, and you are ready to build the optimal configuration of a new Wi-Fi network with informed radio-channel usage and minimal signal-to-noise ratio.

What’s new in version 3.1.3520

Added:
  • You can now add your own router with custom simulation parameters to a Predictive Survey project if a specific router brand and/or model is not yet available in NetSpot; also very useful when you need to see how custom settings may affect your future WiFi.
  • Select and manage multiple building objects together while working with a Planning project. Move, resize, delete, change parameters, copy and paste.
  • It is now possible to set the transmit power and channel width for Access Point bands in Planning mode.
Improved:
  • More Access Point brands and models are added to Planning mode consistently.
  • A way more advanced functionality of exporting, importing and merging snapshots.
Fixed:
  • Subtle bug fixes and improvements throughout.
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NetSpot Home for Mac

$49.00
In English
Version 3.1.3520
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3.8

(5 Reviews of NetSpot Home)

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Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Mar 16 2023
2.15.1054
4.0
Mar 16 2023
4.0
Version: 2.15.1054
It's well worth paying for the Home version. Unless you're a professional administrator, you do not need the Pro version. This is the best tool for its purpose by far! I'd give it 5 stars except for the inexplicable/idiotic/pesky/user-hostile times you're told to prove your registration. YAWN. But I'm always successful doing so. I've found it VERY useful when stuck using 2.4 GHz WiFi to avoid interference from other 2.4 GHz users, allowing the user to choose the least clashing channels.
RogerKatz
RogerKatz
Nov 1 2021
2.13.1025
0.0
Nov 1 2021
0.0
Version: 2.13.1025
The current version of NetSpot at the Mac App Store is 2.14.1034
BillyDee203
BillyDee203
Oct 12 2019
2.11.972
1.0
Oct 12 2019
1.0
Version: 2.11.972
I too purchased this under BundleHunt previously and the vendor was less than responsive, especially when I needed to re-activate this. After jumping through hoops several time I left this nonsense behind and moved on to an alternative. It appears my previous comments have been "moderated" as they are no longer showing here. If I had paid full price I'd be even more perturbed, but replacing it with something just as versatile was more effective than jumping through hoops when I perform clean re-installs on my machine.
Mr Roger
Mr Roger
Mar 17 2017
2.6.797
5.0
Mar 17 2017
5.0
Version: 2.6.797
Free helpful network analyzing tool. Have already used it several times, I like all those comprehensive graphs with a range of data. It always helps to choose the network in public places.
rlsef6
rlsef6
Mar 15 2017
2.6.797
1.0
Mar 15 2017
1.0
Version: 2.6.797
I had purchased some version of Netspot through a bundle offer. I thought it was a Pro. However the bundled version wasn't really recognized on activation, and every time I quit and re-open, I have to re-activate. I get offered a $49 Home Pro version as an upgrade (or more $ for a higher version upgrade). This was not a "clean buy", where you buy a license and your good. Makes me wonder about the purpose of this app. Be a useful utility or just a vehicle to make money for somebody. It's like something you buy off of one those TV commercials… "But wait, there's more…!!!" Stay with the free version, less sticky.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Mar 16 2023
2.15.1054
4.0
Mar 16 2023
4.0
Version: 2.15.1054
Frankydin
Frankydin
Jan 6 2021
4.0
Jan 6 2021
4.0
Version: null
BillyDee203
BillyDee203
Oct 12 2019
1.0
Oct 12 2019
1.0
Version: null
PRjohnson
PRjohnson
Nov 25 2018
5.0
Nov 25 2018
5.0
Version: null
mele113
mele113
Nov 13 2018
4.5
Nov 13 2018
4.5
Version: null
s-jonson3
s-jonson3
Aug 22 2017
5.0
Aug 22 2017
5.0
Version: null
Mr Roger
Mr Roger
Mar 17 2017
5.0
Mar 17 2017
5.0
Version: null
rlsef6
rlsef6
Mar 15 2017
1.0
Mar 15 2017
1.0
Version: null
John-Brown
John-Brown
Nov 19 2015
5.0
Nov 19 2015
5.0
Version: null