NetSpot can help you to take a quick snapshot of the Wi-Fi networks around you. In addition, you can also use it to do a complete site survey of your entire wireless network area.
Wi-Fi detection is useful for many different situations, such as:
Using NetSpot as a WLAN detector is easy. Simply install the NetSpot app and place your MacBook in the area you wish to survey. Once the program has loaded, click the switch in the upper-left corner of the screen to change it from "Survey" to "Discover".
NetSpot will immediately detect all the networks in range and display them on screen.
At a glance you will be able to see specific details about each wireless network detected in the area, including:
If you wish to get a more complete picture of your wireless network, you can use NetSpot to do a complete site survey. This will allow you to perform WLAN detection at various points throughout your network area.
If you have not used NetSpot before, read "How Do I Start My Survey?" before starting. Next, identify the area you wish to perform Wi-Fi detection on and upload a map of the area. You could also draw a map using NetSpot's map drawing tools.
Then proceed with your survey, taking data measurements throughout the network area. Once you complete your survey, you will be able to view heatmap visualizations.
NetSpot's visualizations will allow you to see your signal strength, signal-to-noise ratio and signal-to-interference ratio coverage throughout the area you surveyed. There is also an AP Quantity visualization that will show you how many APs (access points or routers) are detected at every measurement point. NetSpot takes care of all of your wireless network detection needs.
NetSpot is a great WLAN detector — install the app and take your laptop to the area you wish to survey. Open NetSpot, click the switch in the upper-left corner to go to "Discover" mode. NetSpot will detect all networks in range and display them.
You'll be able to see the following information:
To survey your WiFi network site, upload the map of the area and start taking the measurements throughout. Once the survey is complete you'll be able to view heatmaps of the area.
With the visual assistance of heatmaps you'll be able to assess the signal strength, signal-to-noise ratio and signal-to-interference ratio in the surveyed area. You can also see how many access points are installed.