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
Virtual APs Placement Methods
Manual Placing and Configuring Virtual APs
Automatic Placing and Configuring Virtual APs
Reconfiguring 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

Plans and Surveys

This tab displays a hierarchical list of the project floor plans or site maps and performed surveys, as shown below.


This list is an important tool that offers the following functionality:

Add, rename, or delete floors (for multi-floor projects) and floor plans / site maps: The project hierarchy consists of floors, floor plans, and surveys. The top hierarchy level is a floor, which contains one or several floor plans. A floor plan contains one or several surveys (i.e., walkabout paths with associated data collected by TamoGraph). Adding a floor is optional. Your project does not necessarily have to have the top-level floor node; when you create a new project, a floor level is not automatically created, and your floor plan becomes the top-level node. To add a new floor, click Add => Floor. To add a new plan, select the floor you want to add the plan to and click Add => Plan or Add => Street map, if you want to import a map from one of the online map services or Microsoft MapPoint (MapPoint Europe or MapPoint North America are required to use MapPoint maps). To move a plan and related surveys to a newly created floor, simply select the plan with the mouse and drag it to the corresponding floor node. You can also use the context menu commands to Rename or Delete floors and floor plans.
Include, exclude, or delete surveys: Every survey that you performed shows up as a separate check-boxed item under the floor plan where the survey took place. Checking the box makes the application include the data collected in the course of the selected survey in data analysis and visualizations. Depending on where and when the surveys were conducted, you may want to check all or only some of the survey check boxes. For example, if you have a large site and you made one break while conducting the site survey, your walkabout path will consist of two parts, both of which should be included in the analysis. In a different scenario (e.g., when you surveyed the entire site prior to installing additional wireless hardware and then surveyed it again after the installation), you will probably want to include only one of the surveys and then compare it with the other one by changing the check box selection. You can also use the context menu commands to Rename or Delete surveys.
Merge surveys: Sometimes, you may want to merge several surveys into a single one for clarity and/or convenience. Typically, this might be desirable when you made a break and then resumed the survey from where you previously stopped. In such a situation, it is quite logical to merge two surveys into a single one, as they represent a single logical walkabout path. To do that, check the surveys you want to merge and use the Merge Surveys context menu command. Please note that that the types of the surveys to be merged, their data collection methods, and all other parameters must be exactly the same. For example, you can merge two active surveys conducted in continuous mode in which you collected TCP and UDP throughput data, but you cannot merge an active and a passive survey, or two active surveys if in one of them you collected TCP data and in the other you collected TCP and UDP data. Similarly, you cannot merge two surveys if one of them was conducted in continuous mode while the other was conducted in point-to-point mode.

The Type column displays the type of survey that was conducted: Passive, Active, or Passive + Active. You can use the Comments column to add or modify comments for surveys.The Floor Manager is a tool that may be used in multi-floor predictive surveys; more information can be found in the Working with Multi-Floor Sites chapter.