NetSpot: WiFi survey & wireless scanner

Developer: Etwok LLC

Current Version: 1.3.418

Last Updated: 7 months ago

Download Size: 4 MB - Download


Featured in MacWorld's Mac SuperGuide +++ MacWorld Editors’ Choice in 2012 +++ Editor's Choice by PCMAG and more! Advanced reports available in NetSpot Reporter:

NetSpot goes far beyond usual WiFi scanning and analysis. NetSpot is the one and only full-featured WiFi site survey software and WiFi scanner on the Mac App Store. NetSpot is also an award-winning WiFi signal mapper and wireless manager.

Exceptional simplicity and affordability make NetSpot the all-in-one WiFi networks detector and analyzer. All you need to run your wireless site survey is your MacBook with native WiFi/AirPort adapter. No special knowledge or hardware required. NetSpot helps anyone conduct a professional WiFi survey of a house, office, cafe, airport, building, or any other area.

We packed the following features into NetSpot for you:

* NetSpot collects and visualizes 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WiFi data
* support for 2.4GHz and 5GHz channel bands
* really simple and fast wireless data aggregation
* comprehensive sleek heatmap visualizations of your WLAN: signal level, signal-to-interference ratio, signal-to-noise ratio, etc
* predictive automatic location of access points
* lots of data collected on every network: AP name (SSID), MAC address (BSSID), vendor, channel, signal levels, encryption and more
* export of detailed reports into PDF

You will find NetSpot incredibly useful for:

* improving your wireless network performance
* reducing time and costs of maintaining or deploying WiFi networks
* finding signal leakages
* resolving channel conflicts
* managing site expansion
* preventing excessive signal level outside of desired area
* WiFi monitoring and access control
* analysis of neighboring networks coverage

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Release Notes:

* internal updates for OS X 10.10.4
* few crashes fixed


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.3.344
Review by Fannar

Nifty - A great, intuitive user friendly piece of software. You can either draw a map/layout of your home or wherever you are and in seconds pinpoint where you are and bamm, you find out where the sweet spot for maximum wi-fi strength is located. Best of all, it´s FREE! :)

Found helpful by 39 out of 39 people
Version 1.3.409
Review by Mechanic47

Dont use this app - Like others have said here almost all functionality has been stripped from this app without the companion app for 50 bucks. I sent an email to the programmers and was told this app will no longer be updated or maintained. They want you to buy there more expensive version for 50 and there full blown version for 149.

Found helpful by 14 out of 17 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.3.418
Review by 18thstlocal

Great tool - Great tool overall. All you need is your mac and this software to complete a WiFi survey. After a walking around it provides a heat map showing signal and the signal to noise ratio. It also shows any other networks in the area. So its easy to see what networks may be causing interference around you.

Found helpful by 7 out of 8 people
Version 1.3.418
Review by NYStocktrader

Wow - - Great app. Mapped my Wifi signals - What a great app. Going on to suggest to all my peps.

Found helpful by 5 out of 10 people
Version 1.3.418
Review by Bao_KB

Great app! - This is a great app for me and everyone to use, this app is a features which any Mac device need it, it help WiFi to be better. After I had used this app, I thinked it’s good and I should share it with my friends, thank you.

Found helpful by 4 out of 10 people
Version 1.3.418
Review by Criss.Tam

Very good - This application is excellent for mapping the office space and see how the wifi is doing. It’s an essence tool for determining the health of my networks. I recomand it.

Found helpful by 3 out of 6 people
Version 1.3.418
Review by [email protected]

Not What I needed - Doesn’t do very much. - This app lets you create a map of signal strength of the area in question. I wanted to know what channels are available, can’t figure out how to do that. Any advanced features want you to spend $29.99 for the WiFi Reporter. So this is just a money grab, as far as I am concerned.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people