Today's wireless service providers,
managed-service providers, and network infrastructure vendors all
consider site surveys a mandatory and vital part of the wireless LAN
deployment process. AirMagnet has addressed these requirements with the
industry's most accurate WLAN planning solution.
Stands apart from other market solutions by enabling enterprises to
collect live signal, packet and spectrum data during their site surveys.
This allows enterprises to simulate and measure network performance in
the most scientific way possible—with the most accurate depiction of a
real-world user experience-which ultimately results in a better
AirMagnet Survey PRO
An advanced version of the standard Survey software for wireless
experts. Upgrades are available for Survey Standard Customers who want
to move up to the Survey PRO version.
Available as a standalone product or as a fully integrated feature of
AirMagnet Survey and Survey PRO.
Perform Active and Passive Surveys
During a passive survey, AirMagnet Survey
automatically records RF data from all APs and stations in the area.
This produces an excellent overview of the entire wireless
environment including sources of noise and any wireless signals from
neighboring networks. During an active survey, AirMagnet Survey
associates itself to a specific AP and exchanges data to emulate an
end-user. This enables you to map out exactly how real-world clients
will perform at various locations in terms of connection speed,
retry rates and packet loss.
At the end of each survey, you will name and save your survey data
for later analysis, including locating stations on the map.
View Combined Survey Results
When it's time to analyze results, AirMagnet
Survey can automatically merge any number of your active and passive
surveys to provide the most accurate, data-rich analysis possible. A
dynamic map view gives you instant insight to the potential
performance of your network. In one click, you can change the map
view to display signal, noise, frame speeds, retry rates, or packet
loss. Two filtering modes enable you to view and analyze site data
by channel or SSID. You can also filter by individual AP selections
to focus your view.
Perform Accurate Network Simulations
The live data collected from your active and
passive surveys enables you to simulate and measure network
performance in the most scientific way possible—with the most
accurate depiction of a real-world user experience. You can relocate
APs on the map and adjust AP configurations—such as Power, Channel,
SSID, and Noise Floor—to simulate changes in the network, which
appear on your refreshed map. Drill-down on specific APs to analyze
performance statistics, then tweak and adjust your simulations until
you achieve optimal settings. You can also take an existing survey
and view exactly how another adapter would view the survey
Visualize Survey Differences
AirMagnet Survey's Diff View feature allows
side-by-side visualizing of differences between two separate
surveys. View how a site's wireless environment has changed over
time. Likewise, users can use this feature to quickly compare
Planner results with actual Survey results.
Along with meeting performance requirements,
AirMagnet Survey can be used to monitor for RF spillage outside the
corporate building. This spillage should be kept to a minimum,
unless service is to be provided in the parking lot or an outside
area. Survey can also locate unauthorized stations detected during a
survey on a floor map.
Perform Active Network Test
Use AirMagnet Survey's suite of utilities to
actively test the network and pinpoint problems, including a signal
test tool to identify potential multipath interference, ping, DHCP
tools, and a library of wireless calculators.