NetSpot 1.1 - Wireless survey tool.. (Free): "
NetSpot is a simple and accessible wireless survey tool for Mac users, which allows collecting, visualizing and analyzing Wi-Fi data using any MacBook.
NetSpot can visualize your wireless network by building a visual Wi-Fi map. It will let you see dead zones without coverage and place hotspots (Access Points) correctly. Using the visualized map of collected wireless data you will also see channels' load and will be able to decide how to optimize your Wi-Fi site better.
NetSpot is a powerful analyzer of Wi-Fi coverage. Just in a couple of clicks you can load your area map, point your location on the map and NetSpot starts collecting Wi-Fi data around you. It will gather all the needed information for radio signal leakages analyzing, noise sources discovering, access points effective location, etc.
You can also use NetSpot as a powerful wireless network planning tool. Load a map, collect wireless site survey data, build a heatmap of your network and you are ready to build the optimal configuration of a new Wi-Fi network and wise radio channels usage with minimal signal to noise ratio.
- Great simple map drawing toolset: now you can draw your map right inside of NetSpot, if you don't have one at hand;
- Now it's much simpler to load a map, as we added a simple filter in the Open dialog, so you know which files to look for, and which file types are supported;
- Option to use a blank map for your survey;
- Now you can duplicate zones: map image, scale and survey borders are copied to a new zone in your project;
- Rename zones any time during the survey, no need to name them right away; plus zones are automatically renamed when duplicated;
- Filtered selection of networks: only accessible networks (open or protected ones you can connect to);
- Added "Signal to interference ratio" visualization;
- New app icon and installer design; plus new icons for map management buttons;
- Network marker now reflects its security status;
- Distances can now be specified either in meters or feet (default units are based on your local settings);
- Tooltips with additional network info in popovers on the map;
- Undo last scanned point using hotkey (CMD+z);
- Export area map you created in NetSpot in drawing mode;
- Now you can control the algorithms of AP detection depending on their signal strength (AP detection proximity);
- Optionally show/hide AP names on a map
Mac OS X 10.6 or later
(Via MacUpdate - Mac OS X.)