Your Wi-Fi planning and wireless site survey app

Wi-Fi planning and surveys are the key directions in NetSpot.
You can plan new wireless networks, run a wireless survey and create WiFi coverage visualizations all in one friendly app. 20+ heatmap coverage graphs are available with powerful customizable reports.
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Inspector Mode

NetSpot collects every detail about surrounding Wi-Fi networks and presents wireless data as an interactive table. It lets you troubleshoot and improve your network's coverage, capacity, performance, APs configurations, signal level, interference, noise, etc.
  • Live Data

    Collect live Wi-Fi data from all surrounding networks
  • AP Details

    See channel info, transmit rate, vendor, security type, band, etc.
  • Real-time Charts

    Customizable signal level and noise charts display changes in real time
  • Augments Surveys

    Discover mode is ideal to locate Wi-Fi issues in a specific area
  • 2.4, 5 and 6GHz Bands

    Locate your busiest and least occupied channels
  • Compare APs

    Color-coded dBm bars help quickly analyze all Wi-Fi networks
  • CSV Export

    Save historical data per each AP for later review
  • Network Search

    Too many APs around? Find the needed network fast

Wi-Fi Surveys

With NetSpot, the in-depth network analysis is a breeze, thanks to its interactive color-coded heatmaps. Outline your real-life Wi-Fi data on a map quickly and easily. Flexible professional reports included.
  • Multi-level Projects

    Create multiple zones per project to represent different areas, floors, levels, etc.

  • Visualizations

    Interactive heatmaps with detailed information on all surveyed wireless networks in every point of the map
  • Zone Variations

    Create any number of snapshots within each zone to quickly compare Wi-Fi configurations
  • Wi-Fi Troubleshooting

    Automated troubleshooting heatmaps with extensive recommendations

  • Hybrid surveys

    Simultaneous active and passive surveys can be conducted
  • Data Export

    Export your project survey data reports in PDF or CSV
WiFi network planning
Absolutely no equipment is needed except for your computer or laptop with NetSpot on board to estimate the number of access points the network will need for a smooth and even coverage.
Factor in the building materials of your space
Add the thickness, absorption characteristics, as well as the materials used in the walls, windows, and doors.
Multiple router options
Select a router model you are planning to utilize from an extensive list in the app.
Select a router model
Map out your space to create and analyze various visualizations for your future wireless coverage.
Predictive Visualizations
Export to file
The data you obtain during measurements can be conveniently exported for further analysis.
Export to file


Plan WiFi networks of any size with just 1 hotspot

When you are coming to an absolutely new space that needs a new WiFi network setup you cannot possibly know how many access points it will eventually require to create a perfect coverage.

With NetSpot, setting up new wireless networks is no longer a guess work. All you need is one or several portable access points to assess a potential WiFi coverage and plan it perfectly. Just start a new survey project, place your hotspot in the designated location, take a few samples, repeat with another location.

Once done, merge your survey snapshots as if you were measuring an existing network with multiple access points.

Learn more about Merging Snapshots

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Available on macOS and Windows
Plan WiFi networks of any size with just 1 hotspot
  • Visualizations

    NetSpot offers more than 15 heatmap visualizations that help troubleshoot and manage any Wi-Fi setup. By helping analyze every access point, NetSpot can scale up from useful-to-everyone to incredibly detailed for the true wireless networking mavens.
  • Passive surveys

    • Signal-to-noise ratio
    • Signal level
    • Quantity of access points
    • Noise level
    • Signal-to-interference ratio
    • Frequency band coverage
    • PHY mode coverage
  • Active surveys

    • Throughput testing with Iperf 3 or custom speed test servers
    • Upload and download speed
    • Wireless transmit rate
    • Iperf upload, download and jitter
Data export
Quick export of the active visualization into PDF
Quick saving of heatmaps as PNG
Enterprise-level customizable report builder
Optionally export only the surveyed part of the map
Import and export BSSID aliases
Cross-project survey data sharing
All survey data can be exported to CSV
Survey Configuration
Customizable detection proximity for Access Points
Customizable Access Point indicators with certain level of detailing
Multi-dimensional and custom SSID/BSSID grouping
Guess range customization based on the area type
Easily see which area is actually covered by your survey, and where you need to take additional measurements
Basic graphic editor for quick area maps
Report 2.4, 5 and 6GHz separately, AP by AP coverage
Non-broadcasting SSIDs supported
Shareable Preferences for easier management of multiple copies of NetSpot

Put NetSpot to Work

  • Who it is for

    • IT and network administrators
    • Wireless Service providers
    • Engineers
    • Hardware vendors
    • Consultants
    • Wi-Fi deployment agents
    • SMB
    • Home owners
    • IT professionals
  • What it can do

    • Create effective and descriptive coverage maps
    • Detect neighboring APs
    • Explore wireless environment
    • Improve connectivity
    • Increase network speed and stability
  • What it can fix

    • Rogue APs, broken APs
    • SSID configuration issues
    • Packet loss, high latency, coverage voids
    • Excessive interference
    • Conflicting and overlapping channels
    • Signal leaks from your building
Start your first wireless survey!
Runs on a MacBook (macOS 10.12+) or any laptop (Windows 7/8/10/11)
with a standard 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax wireless network adapter.
All the projects are cross-platform and can be opened in any NetSpot.
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Improve WiFi network with NetSpot for Windows

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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