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Introduction
Overview
System Requirements
Differences between the Windows and macOS Versions
Driver Installation - Microsoft Windows
Wi-Fi Capture Engine Installation - macOS
Licensing and Trial Version Limitations
Interface Overview
Access Point List
Floor Plan / Site Map
Plans and Surveys, Properties, and Options Panel
Main Menu
Dashboard
Spectrum and Networks Panel
Performing a Site Survey
New Project Wizard
Calibration
Configuration
Adapter Signal Level Correction
Data Collection
Understanding Survey Types: Passive, Active, and Predictive
Active Survey Configuration
Best Practices, Tips, and Tricks
Survey Job Splitting
RF Predictive Modeling
Drawing Walls and Other Obstructions
Drawing Attenuation Zones
Virtual APs Placement Methods
Manual Placing and Configuring Virtual APs
Antenna Selection
Automatic Placing and Configuring Virtual APs
Reconfiguring Virtual APs
Working with Presets
Applying Visualizations
Working with Multi-floor Sites
Copying, Pasting, and Deleting Multiple Objects
Undo and Redo
Mixing Real and Virtual Data
Best Practices, Tips, and Tricks
Analyzing Data – Passive Surveys and Predictive Models
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
AP Coverage Areas
Signal-to-Interference Ratio
Number of APs
Expected PHY Rate
Frame Format
Channel Bandwidth
Channel Map
Requirements
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
Requirements
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
Properties
Plan / Map
Environment
Client Capabilities
Requirements
Scanner
Options
Colors and Value Ranges
AP Detection and Placement
Visualization Settings
Tips Panel
Miscellaneous
Configuring GPS Receiver
Using GPS Configuration Dialog
Finding the GPS Receiver Port Number
Taking Photographs
Voice Control
Using TamoGraph in a Virtual Machine
Command-Line Options
Frequently Asked Questions
Sales and Support

Adapter Signal Level Correction

Because TamoGraph supports a large number of different Wi-Fi adapters in various form factors, using various antennas, it is impossible to ensure that the signal level readings provided by these adapters are exactly the same. You may want to correct the signal levels reported by your adapter using the functionality described below, so that passive surveys conducted using different adapters would have a similar baseline.

IMPORTANT: This feature is intended for advanced users only. Please do not utilize it unless you have a very good understanding of what exactly you are doing. If you want to simulate clients with different adapter sensitivity levels, consider using the Client Capabilities configuration instead.

To access this functionality, either click Settings => Adapter Signal Level Correction or double-click on the adapter name in the left corner of application the status bar. The configuration dialog allows you to specify a pair of negative or positive values (one per frequency band) in dBm by which the raw signal levels reported by the adapter will be corrected. The values that you enter are saved as a preset associated with the specific adapter model. If you use different adapters, each adapter will have its own correction levels (if any are specified). Clicking Reset sets the correction levels to zero.

Once you have entered the values and clicked OK, the specified correction levels (if they are non-zero) will be shown next to the adapter name in the status bar. This allows you to see if any corrections are being applied without opening the configuration dialog.

Corrections affect all packets received during passive surveys, as well as the real-time signal levels shown in the AP list on the left panel. Corrections DO NOT affect data recorded in previously conducted surveys; they are NOT retroactive.