If you run a business network using wireless networking, it’s important to check how far the signal goes and if there are any dead spots. Normally these kinds of apps are pretty expensive and sometimes require specialist kit, this new app for the mac, netspot is super simple to use, currently free under beta.
Netspot is a new wireless survey software for Mac OS X. Find out what your Wi-Fi network is capable of right now, it’s FREE! All you need to run your wireless site survey is your MacBook with native Wi-Fi / AirPort adapter. No special knowledge required. Exceptional simplicity, only 2 steps to get your first reports: survey Wi-Fi network and apply sleek visualizations.
All you need to do is sketch up the space you want to survey (or grab the office floor plans), load the file as a jpg, set a reference distance, the march around hitting points on the map whilst the app scans the area.
It’s brilliantly simple, very effective and best of all, free for the moment.