NetSpot 2.2: OS X 10.9, IEEE 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard and more!

We are pleased to announce a new spin on NetSpot Wi-Fi management and survey app – version 2.2.

Here’s what we added to NetSpot:

  • Compatibility with Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
  • Full support of IEEE 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard
  • Build 2.2.460: Channel width and additional channels detection
  • Build 2.2.483: Multiple networks are now visualized in Discover Mode at the same time
  •  PRO  You can now change the order of zones within your project
  •  PRO  Alternative detailed view of sampling point indicators now available in Toggle menu

Here’s what we improved:

  • Maximum default speed values were increased to 1 Gbit/sec
  • Improved detection of wireless modes (a/b/g/n) in OS X 10.6
  • Switching into Full Screen Mode is now available in the app’s menu and through the hotkey
  • Updated vendor database
  • No more visual glitches at maximum map zoom

On January 27, 2014, we released NetSpot 2.2.483:

  •  new  Discover Mode can now visualize 5, 30 or 60 minutes of network activity
  •  improved  increased delay in case of a scanning error (used to be 250, now 500 msec)
  •  improved  export in Discover Mode
  •  improved  additional sync of settings when saving default Active Scanning parameters
  •  improved  NetSpot tries to connect to a wireless network 3 times (instead of 1) for Active Scanning
  •  improved  increased maximum value for Wireless Transmit Rate visualization
  •  improved  multiple visual fixes and polishes in Discover and Survey modes
  •  improved  more fixes on retina displays (now relocating APs works better)
  •  fixed  a set of errors that lead to failures opening some project files
  •  fixed  Resume/Pause menu for Discover mode when being used during surveying
  •  fixed  timestamp format in Discover Mode’s detailed chart
  •  fixed  time axis in Discover Mode’s chart (used to be inaccurate by 59 sec)
  •  fixed  zooming hotkey (cmd+)
  •  fixed  app freezing caused by a rare specific location of data points

Older minor updates on NetSpot 2.2:

On October 29, we uploaded NetSpot 2.2.460 with the following improvements:

  •  new  AP’s additional channel and channel width are now listed in Discover Mode
  •  improved  noise assessment in Discover Mode
  •  improved  memory consumption when building reports
  •  improved  memory load and app responsiveness in huge projects with numerous zones and snapshots
  •  fixed  speed measurements with custom local servers when Mac is offline

NetSpot 2.2.453 (released on September 17) featured the following changes:

  •  new  hotkeys added to clearing inactive networks in Discovery mode
  •  new  precision mode in visualization configs now let you change parameters by 1 value at a time (hold down “alt” and click the sliders to activate)
  •  improved  new projects with PDF maps now save the map in PDF format to preserve vector map quality
  •  improved  detection of AP wireless mode changing in Discovery mode
  •  improved  memory allocation and fixed minor leaks
  • more fixes and enhancements in UI related to support of 802.11ac standard
  •  fixed  detection of 5GHz networks in Discovery mode
  •  fixed  sorting Security block in Discovery mode broke the whole table’s sorting
  •  fixed  random freezing and crash in Discovery mode on OS X 10.9 dp6-8
  •  fixed  delayed crash after continuous polling in Discovery mode
  • activation process fixes

There was also an important update released on August 13, 2013, a minor version 2.2.436 with these changes:

  •  new  inactive networks clearing and resetting of Discover Mode
  •  improved  NetSpot’s top menu has been reorganized
  •  improved  lost networks and connected network are now visually highlighted in Discover list
  •  improved  timestamp format in Discover mode now matches system preferences
  •  fixed  sorting by Wireless Mode in Discovery
  •  fixed  scanning resuming in Discover mode

Stay tuned! More new stuff is coming! Also, make sure to check the previous release notes.

Download NetSpot 2.2 now.

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updated: April 26, 2018 author: Alex

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