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


The Environment panel allows you to configure some of the very important project parameters that affect the way data visualizations are computed.

Because different environments have different characteristics in terms of signal attenuation, diffraction, reflection, etc., you are asked to Select an environment from the list. You should select the environment that best describes the site being surveyed.

For each environment, the application recommends a Guess range. A guess range is the diameter of the circle for which the application predicts WLAN characteristics with a high degree of certainty. The lower the range, the more accurate the measurements, but the longer your walkabout path is. The higher the range, the less accurate the measurements, but the less time you spend performing a survey. When you conduct a site survey and click on the map to mark your location, TamoGraph displays your path and draws the guess range around the route points and your path, thus giving you a visual indication of the zone that you covered with your survey. The image below illustrates the walkabout path and guess range zone drawn along the path.




It is quite all right to decrease the suggested guess range, but increasing it is not recommended for the reasons explained above.

For passive surveys, TamoGraph can also compute WLAN characteristics outside the guess range zone, although such computations will have a lower degree of accuracy. Check the Extrapolate data beyond the guess range box to enable such computations. Enabling this option will mean that data visualizations will cover the entire map rather than the areas that you actually surveyed. Enabling this option is not recommended.

For predictive surveys, you can specify the expected noise level for your virtual environment. There are two separate controls for the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. The default level is -90 dBm for 2.4 GHz and -95 dBm for 5 GHz.

Finally, the Measurement units control can be used to choose the preferred units (feet or meters) for displaying distances and coordinates throughout the application.