Wi-Fi Site Surveys, Analysis, Troubleshooting

NetSpot is the only professional app for wireless site surveys, Wi-Fi analysis, and troubleshooting on Mac OS X and Windows. It's a FREE Wi-Fi analyzer. No need to be a network expert to improve your home or office Wi-Fi today! All you need is your MacBook running Mac OS X 10.10+ or any laptop with Windows 7/8/10 on board and NetSpot which works over any 802.11 network.

Use NetSpot to visualize, manage, troubleshoot, audit, plan, and deploy your wireless networks.

When working on a Wi-Fi network that will provide an optimal coverage, you'll need a solid research and understanding the radio frequency behavior at the spot. The effective way to obtain this information is a wireless site survey. It will reveal areas of channel interference and dead zones, and will help you tremendously to build a solid network.

The main goal of a WIFI site survey is determining the feasibility of implementing a wireless network in a specific area and finding the best spots for access points and other equipment like cables and antennas. With the help of site survey you will know what type of equipment to get and where to install it.

Wireless Site survey is also an important part of wifi security analysis. NetSpot is a perfect helper for network security specialists in locating and eliminating rogue access points, detecting unauthorized workstations, avoiding cross-channel interference and getting rid of false-positive intrusion alerts. With NetSpot one can also check the security settings (Open, WEP, WPA/WPA2 Personal/Enterprise), non-broadcasting SSIDs and WiFi signal strength. With all this work done well the wireless signal is less likely to spill outside, where a war driver can get their hands on it.

With its advanced collection and visualization of data NetSpot provides its users with a comprehensive and complete WiFi site survey solution.



And yes, Windows version is here!

NetSpot monitors various aspects of your WiFi network, helps you troubleshoot the issues and boost your WiFi signal.
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Analyze your Wi-Fi Coverage

NetSpot is the easiest native wireless site survey software for Mac and Windows. You need just a few clicks to load your office plan or area map before starting a network site survey. To begin, just point to where you are on the map and NetSpot starts measuring wireless signal right away. You can move around and collect Wi-Fi data of the entire area.

That's it! Now you have all the needed info to analyze radio signal leakages, discover noise sources, map channel usage, locate effective access points, etc.
Analyze your Wi-Fi Coverage

Visualize Your Wireless Network

Efficiency-wise, your Wi-Fi network needs hotspots placed correctly and wireless channels assigned properly.

The visual Wi-Fi map you get with NetSpot lets you see all dead zones without coverage and optimize hotspots' placements. You can adjust channels' load and decide how to use them better.
Visualize Your Wireless Network

Wireless Network Planning

NetSpot is also an amazing wireless survey tool for Wi-Fi planning: load a map, collect some wireless site survey data, and build a comprehensive heatmap of your network.

Now viewing each channel separately is as easy as making a pie. Once you locate an empty channel with no wireless networks – it's the optimal selection for a new Wi-Fi network. NetSpot also lets you easily select channels for new Wi-Fi hotspots with minimal signal-to-noise ratio.
Wireless Network Planning

Troubleshoot Wireless Networks

Thanks to new Troubleshooting visualizations, you can easily and quickly identify connectivity and wireless interference issues, find sources of excessive noise, resolve Wi-Fi configuration problems, and get automated professional advice on every issue visualized by NetSpot PRO.
Troubleshoot Wireless Networks

People love NetSpot!

★★★★
4.5
, based on 231 user reviews

  • NetSpot works extremely well on the latest OS X. Very good info collected for wireless networks, especially if you are a techie! The mapping feature is highly useful to show wireless coverage, or lack of it, to my clients.
    Michael Kulyk ★★★★★
    Apple Certified Technical Coordinator
  • I use NetSpot for simple, effective network surveying and Wi-Fi planning at home and at my customer’s sites. NetSpot is a really outstanding piece of software!
    Christian Sommer ★★★★★
    Mac Enthusiast
  • NetSpot is the best tool for auditing wireless networks. It allows you to map the hot spots (and cold) of your office or home, lets you fix problems or discover another network failures. It is a simple but powerful application.
    Sergio Lorente ★★★★★
    Apple Consultants Network
  • There isn’t anything better than NetSpot when it comes to fully analyzing Wi-Fi signals, hotspots and routers. The incredible app.
    Ander Murillo ★★★★★
    Genius at Everything
NetSpot is an amazing OS X utility for mapping out Wi-Fi networks, finding spots of poor reception, and troubleshooting how to fix them, and now it’s available for Windows.
Alan Henry • Lifehacker
Mac users, rejoice! With the Mac app NetSpot, you can easily avoid WiFi dead zones.
There’s also a free version of Netspot (Windows, Mac), which lets you create a heatmap of your Wi-Fi signal, if you upload a floorplan.
If your office is suffering wireless issues, or if you regularly troubleshoot Wi-Fi problems, NetSpot deserves a look.
NetSpot lets you build a heatmap of your wireless network so you can find out where your Wi-Fi signal is strong and the areas where it's weak.
NetSpot displays tiny signal graphs within the table, giving you a quick view of possible performance issues.
This helpful Mac app can be used to fix weak spots in your wireless coverage.
With NetSpot Pro, you’ll never miss a beat, post, or important email even when your Internet is acting up.
If your equipment is already in place, I recommend using NetSpot on Windows PCs and Macs.
NetSpot has matured since then, and does its job even better now, while also adding some serious (and expensive) professional options above the free, non-commercial level.
If you’re experiencing Wi-Fi issues, specifically, poor performance, dropping of the signal, or interference, NetSpot may be able to help you sort out the issues. Likewise, if you’re thinking about expanding your current wireless network, or starting over from scratch, NetSpot can help you avoid any pitfalls before you spend more on wireless devices than you may actually need to.
Hutchinson introduced me to NetSpot, a free-as-in-beer visualization tool for Mac or Windows that lets you walk around your house and map out the signals throughout. I was impressed enough that I actually installed Windows on a laptop just so I could run it—and it was worth it. The visuals it generates are an absolutely invaluable tool if you want to geek out hard and get the most out of your Wi-Fi coverage.
All told, this seems like a really cool app that can help you plan out your home Wi-Fi setup and help you troubleshoot problems with your wireless connections.
I tested each system by wandering through my house with a laptop running Netspot, an app that builds a “heat map” of Wi-Fi strength.

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Runs on a MacBook (macOS 10.10+) or any laptop (Windows 7/8/10)
with a standard 802.11a/b/g/n/ac wireless network adapter.