What is the difference between NetSpot versions – Free, Home, PRO, and Enterprise?

NetSpot has 6 versions available right now: NetSpot Free can be downloaded directly from our website and upgraded to Home, PRO or Enterprise (macOS and Windows) and two versions are available on the Mac App Store (NetSpot Home and NetSpot PRO – Wi-Fi Reporter).

NetSpot Reporter vs NetSpot ProMac App Store:

NetSpot Home that is available on the Mac App Store has the same functionality as NetSpot Home you can find on our website. Both are limited to personal use, with limitations on the size and scope of the scanning project. Three visualizations (SNR, Signal and SIR) only, limited to 2 zones, 2 snapshots, 50 data points, 5 AP visualized, etc. (please see the chart below for a more visual comparison).

NetSpot PRO – Wi-Fi Reporter is similar to NetSpot PRO (available for the upgrade on our website). Both can be used for commercial projects and have greatly expanded capabilities.

Why are the names different in some cases?

In the past there were some significant differences between the versions of NetSpot available on the App Store and on the website. There is only one minor difference now, even though some of the app names have stayed the same. This one difference is that the NetSpot PRO – Wi-Fi Reporter (the App Store version) can measure the speeds only of the WiFi network you’re currently connected to during an active scan session; NetSpot PRO that you can get from the website does it for all networks around you — WiFi networks your device detects that you can potentially connect to. Please see the chart below for easier visual comparison. Click the feature name in the left column to learn more about it.

Mac App Store
NetSpot HomeNetSpot PRO – Wi-Fi Reporter
OSmacOS onlymacOS only
License UseNon-commercialCommercial
Discover ModeYesYes
Zones Per Project2 zones50 zones
Snapshots Per Zone2 snapshots50 snapshots
Data Points Per Zone50 data pointsUnlimited
Number of VisualizationsOnly 3 (SNR, Signal, SIR)15 Pro visualizations
Maximum Number of APs VisualizedOnly 5Unlimited
AP GroupingAPs can be grouped by SSID only6 grouping options plus custom groups
Export CapabilityCurrent visualization in PDF onlyAdvanced customizable reports
Active Scanning CapabilityNoYes
Hidden SSIDs SupportedNoYes
Autosaving CapabilityNoYes
Multi-floor surveysNoYes
Adjust Area TypeNoYes
Rename APsNoYes
Cross-Project ImportsNoYes
NetSpot FreeNetSpot HomeNetSpot PRO & Enterprise
Pricefree$49.00starts at $149.00
License UseNon-commercialNon-commercialCommercial
Discover ModeYesYesYesYesYesYes
Zones Per ProjectNoNo2 zones2 zones50 zones or unlimited50 zones or unlimited
Snapshots Per ZoneNoNo2 snapshots2 snapshots50 snapshots or unlimited50 snapshots or unlimited
Data Points Per ZoneNoNo50 data points50 data points500 data points or unlimited500 data points or unlimited
Number of VisualizationsNoNoOnly 3 (Signal, SNR, SIR)Only 2 (Signal, SIR)16 Pro visualizations12 Pro visualizations
Maximum Number of APs VisualizedNoNoOnly 5Only 5UnlimitedUnlimited
AP GroupingNoNoBy SSID OnlyBy SSID Only6 grouping options plus custom groups6 grouping options plus custom groups
Export CapabilityNoneNoneNoneNoneAdvanced customizable reportsAdvanced customizable reports
Active Scanning CapabilityNoNoNoNoYesYes
Hidden SSIDs SupportedNoNoNoNoYesYes
Autosaving CapabilityNoNoNoNoYesYes
Multi-floor surveysNoNoNoNoYesYes
Adjust Area TypeNoNoNoNoYesYes
Rename APsNoNoNoNoYesYes
Cross-Project ImportsNoNoNoNoYesNo
updated: April 13, 2023 author: Alex
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