NetSpot 2.8.830

NetSpot 2 is the only professional app for wireless site survey, Wi-Fi analysis and troubleshooting on Mac OS X. It's FREE and very simple, no need to be a network expert to start using NetSpot today! All you need to conduct comprehensive wireless site survey is your MacBook running Mac OS X 10.10+, NetSpot works over any 802.11 network.

Analyze your Wi-Fi Coverage
NetSpot is the easiest native wireless site survey software for Mac. You need just a few clicks to load your office plan or area map and start a network site survey. Just point to where you are on the map and NetSpot starts measuring wireless signal right away, move around, and collect Wi-Fi data. That's it: now you have all the needed info to analyze radio signal leakages, discover noise sources, map channel usage, locate effective access points, etc.

Visualize Your Wireless Network
Efficiency-wise, your Wi-Fi network needs hotspots placed correctly and radio channels assigned in a proper way: the visual Wi-Fi map you get thanks to NetSpot lets you see all dead zones without coverage and optimize hotspots' placements; you can see channels' load and decide how to use them ideally.

Wireless Network Planning
NetSpot is also an amazing wireless survey tool for Wi-Fi planning. Load a map, collect some wireless site survey data, build a comprehensive heatmap of your network. Now viewing each channel separately is as easy as a pie. Once you locate an empty channel with no wireless networks - it's the optimal selection for a new Wi-Fi network. NetSpot also lets you easily select channels for new Wi-Fi hotspots with minimal signal to noise ratio.

Troubleshoot Wireless Networks
Thanks to new Troubleshooting visualizations you can easily and quickly identify connectivity and wireless interference issues, find sources of excessive noise, resolve Wi-Fi configuration problems, and get automated professional advice on every issue visualized by NetSpot PRO.

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History updates (Complete changelogs since the listing on this site)

2.8.830 [12-26-17]


Other versions : 2.7.808 2.6.797 2.5.740 2.4.623 2.4.607 2.4.590 2.4.585 2.4.583 2.4.582 2.4.560 2.3.509 2.2.483 2.2.460 2.2.453 2.2 2.1 2.0 1.0

v2.7.808 [06-20-17]


v2.6.797 [03-14-17]

* Improved app notifications and their integration into Notification Center
* New: all survey data can be exported into CSV
* New: shareable Preferences for easier management of multiple copies of NetSpot

* Improved map rotation on survey start
* Improved behavior of "Show in list" feature when managing the AP on the heatmap
* Improved Iperf tests in Preferences
* Better preview of the title page in Advanced export
* Improved export progress
* Improved export of surveys with multiple snapshots (more than 16)
* Expanded export of Iperf data
* App activation improvements
* Fixed values on detailed AP markers for speed visualizations built with Iperf
* Fixed: sampling point marker setting is now properly restored when you restart NetSpot
* Fixed transparent active lines in Discover and Survey lists
* A bunch of minor enhancements and fixes

v2.5.740 [01-12-17]

* Improved survey autosaving
* Network groups' expanded/collapsed states are now saved properly
* Now you can copy the data in Discover mode into clipboard by using the right-click menu
* Improved export in Discover mode
* Active scan improvements
* Corrected listing of some hardware vendors
* Updated vendors' MAC-addresses list
* Data samples can now be canceled by pressing Esc in Survey Mode
* Improved default selection of networks when scan is stopped
* New sample projects introduced
* Fixed random freezing on macOS 10.12.2
* Fixed: memory leaks and minor errors

v2.4.623 [09-30-15]

* new: option to export only the surveyed part of the map
* new AP indicators in 3 new sizes
* new: easily copy network's name and MAC-address into clipboard
* more new features and improvements

v2.4.607 [06-24-15]

* new: now you can relocate data samples positioned incorrectly on the heatmap
* enhanced: disable automatic opening of the exported reports
* enhanced: no more horizontal scrolls in popovers on heatmap
* updated: vendors MAC-addresses masks list

v2.4.590 [03-04-15]

*critical fix: noise value reported as 0 for some networks by AirPort framework
*updated: new API used to connected to Wi-Fi networks
*improved: connecting to Enterprise wireless networks
*fixed: shortened information in popup's over the heatmap
*fixed: incorrect channel width for 5GHz band

v2.4.585 [02-12-15]

*updated: iperf lib version 3.0.11 integrated
*improved: network list update speed in Discover mode
*improved: more precise positioning of the scaling marker when starting a new project; the marker now has its bottom tip showing the exact position, instead of its center
*improved: rulers behavior when dragging the heatmap in Survey Mode
*improved: text alignments in Discover Mode
*fixed: ignoring networks with improper or empty MAC-address
*fixed: incorrect width of the sidebar in Survey Mode which prevented reading full network names
*fixed: exceptions that could stop the scanning process and cause blank app dialogs

v2.4.583 [01-06-15]

* new: the UI raster images have been upscaled, and NetSpot is finally Retina Ready
* new: iperf3 lib updated to the latest version, some related crashes fixed
* new: import and export of project-level AP aliases in CSV
* improved: iperf configuration options in Preferences
* improved: AP aliases editing when networks list is being updated in Discover mode
* and more

v2.4.582 [12-10-14]

* new: the UI raster images have been upscaled, and NetSpot is finally Retina Ready
* new: iperf3 lib updated to the latest version, some related crashes fixed
* new: import and export of project-level AP aliases in CSV
* improved: iperf configuration options in Preferences
* improved: AP aliases editing when networks list is being updated in Discover mode
* and more

v2.4.560 [10-08-14]

* new: iperf3 support for LAN/WAN speed tests (NetSpot acts as a client)
* new: preliminary support of OS X 10.10 Yosemite
* new: global NetSpot Preferences, including configuration of speed measurement server addresses
* new: completely reworked AP aliases management, with support of AP aliases in Discover mode and the ability to import and export alias lists in CSV format (via Preferences)
* new: option to add a legend when exporting a heatmap as an image
* new: set custom colors for networks in Discover mode's Details charts (via right-click menu)
* new: change the heatmap gradient in Survey mode (right-click the legend)
* and more

v2.3.509 [03-26-14]

* new: Discovery Mode now visualizes real-time channel overlapping for both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, adds history scrolling that can be controlled from the touchpad and shift + mouse wheel
* new: cursor position markers in Survey Mode for improved precision in AP placement and map preparation
* improved: highlighting of the connected network in Discovery Mode
* improved: autoscrolling is also available in Tabular Data view in Discovery Mode -> Details
* improved: more than 30 networks can now be simultaneously visualized in Discovery Mode
* and more

v2.2.483 [01-28-14]

* new: Multiple networks are now visualized in Discover Mode at the same time
* new: Discover Mode can now visualize 5, 30 or 60 minutes of network activity
* Increased delay in case of a scanning error (used to be 250, now 500 msec)
* improved: export in Discover Mode
* improved: NetSpot tries to connect to a wireless network 3 times (instead of 1) for Active Scanning
* Increased maximum value for Wireless Transmit Rate visualization
* Multiple visual fixes and polishes in Discover and Survey modes
* More fixes on retina displays (now relocating APs works better)

v2.2.460 [10-31-13]

* new: AP's additional channel and channel width are now listed in Discover Mode
* improved: improved noise assessment in Discover Mode
* improved: optimized memory consumption when building reports
* memory load improvements for huge projects with numerous zones and snapshots
* fixed laggy scrolling in Discover Mode
* fixed speed measurements with custom local servers when Mac is offline

v2.2.453 [09-19-13]

* 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
* fixed: delayed crash after continuous polling in Discovery mode
* activation process fixes

v2.2 [07-25-13]

new: compatible with Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks (Developer Preview)
new: you can now change the order of zones within your project
new: full support of IEEE 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard
new: alternative detailed view of data points indicators
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
improved: switching into Full Screen Mode is now available in the app's menu and through the hotkey
improved: updated vendor database
improved: no more visual glitches at maximum map zoom
fixed: error when exporting projects with large number of zones

v2.1 [05-24-13]

New: Advanced Export in all its glory!
New: Group networks by frequency band (2.4/5GHz) in the sidebar
New: "Frequency Band Coverage" visualization
New: "PHY Mode (a/b/g/n) Coverage" visualization
New: The Scan Interval can be adjusted in Discover mode
Many other enhancements and fixes

v2.0 [10-19-12]

The long-awaited update is finally delivered!
Refreshed user interface
Easily identify surrounding Wi-Fi networks
NetSpot provides advice on how to solve the most common Wi-Fi network issues
[PRO] Active Scanning
[PRO] Multi-Floor Scanning
[PRO] Zone Snapshots
[PRO] Hidden Network scanning

v1.0 [08-17-11]

First release

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