Site Survey Tool - TamoGraph

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System Requirements
Driver Installation
Licensing and Trial Version Limitations
Interface Overview
Access Point List
Floor Plan / Site Map
Plans and Surveys, Properties, and Options Panel
Main Menu
Performing a Site Survey
New Project Wizard
Data Collection
Understanding Survey Types: Passive, Active, and Predictive
Active Survey Configuration
Best Practices, Tips, and Tricks
Survey Job Splitting
Predictive Surveys
Drawing Walls and Other Obstructions
Drawing Attenuation Zones
Placing and Configuring Virtual APs
Working with Presets
Applying Visualizations
Working with Multi-floor Sites
Mixing Real and Virtual Data
Best Practices, Tips, and Tricks
Analyzing Data – Passive and Predictive Surveys
Selecting Data for Analysis
Adjusting AP Locations After Passive Surveys
Splitting an AP into Multiple Unique APs
Working with Multi-SSID APs
Visualization Types
Signal Level
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
Signal-to-Interference Ratio
AP Coverage Areas
Number of APs
Expected PHY Rate
Frame Format
Channel Bandwidth
Channel Map
Analyzing Data – Active Surveys
Selecting Data for Analysis
Visualization Types
Actual PHY Rate
TCP Upstream and Downstream Rate
UDP Upstream and Downstream Rate
UDP Upstream and Downstream Loss
Round-trip Time
Associated AP
Spectrum Analysis
Hardware Requirements
Spectrum Data Graphs
Performing Spectrum Analysis Surveys
Viewing Collected Spectrum Data
Exporting Spectrum Data
Reporting and Printing
Customizing Reports
Google Earth Integration
Configuring TamoGraph
Plans and Surveys
Plan / Map
Client Capabilities
Colors and Value Ranges
AP Detection and Placement
Visualization Settings
Configuring GPS Receiver
Using GPS Configuration Dialog
Finding the GPS Receiver Port Number
Taking Photographs
Voice Control
Using TamoGraph in a Virtual Machine
Frequently Asked Questions
Sales and Support

AP Detection and Placement

This tab allows you to configure some of the options that control how TamoGraph detects APs and shows them on the map.

Ignore APs if max. signal is below – Checking this box prevents the application from detecting and processing signals from very weak APs. Typically, such APs do not affect your WLAN and cannot provide connectivity due to weak signal. The default cut-off level is -90 dBm; if the signal from an AP never exceeds the specified level, TamoGraph will completely ignore it.

Mark estimated AP locations – Checking this box makes the application automatically place APs on the map once the survey has been performed. If the estimated AP location is not accurate, you can correct it by moving the AP icon on the map with the mouse. If you corrected the AP location(s) by moving the corresponding icon(s), you can revert to the original location by right-clicking on the AP list on the left panel and then clicking Auto-locate Access Points (this action can be applied to All or Selected APs; here by Selected we mean the AP that is currently highlighted in the AP list).

Don't auto-place APs if max. signal is below – Checking this box prevents the application from trying to determine the location of those APs for which a strong signal was not detected. TamoGraph automatically determines the position of APs with strong signals and marks them on the map (if the previous option is enabled). If the signal is not strong enough, such AP placement may not be accurate: The AP might be located outside of the site map and might not belong to your WLAN. The default cut-off level is -75 dBm; if the signal from an AP never exceeds the specified level, TamoGraph will not try to mark its position on the map. If the AP was not placed on the map, you can do it yourself by dragging the corresponding AP icon from the left-side AP list and dropping it on the map.

Maximum number of APs in tooltips – When a mouse hovers over survey path turning points, a tooltip is displayed. The tooltip contains the list of the strongest APs audible in the selected point. Use this control to limit the number of APs shown on the list.