Site Survey Tool - TamoGraph

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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
Spectrum and Networks Panel
Performing a Site Survey
New Project Wizard
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
Copying, Pasting, and Deleting Multiple Objects
Undo and Redo
Virtual APs Placement Methods
Manual Placing and Configuring Virtual APs
Antenna Selection
Adjusting Horizontal Antenna Orientation
Creating Vendor-Specific AP Presets
Automatic Placing and Configuring Virtual APs
Reconfiguring Virtual APs
Applying Visualizations
Working with Multi-floor Sites
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
AP Rank and Secondary Coverage
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
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
Tips Panel
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 and Configuration Settings
Frequently Asked Questions
Sales and Support

Antenna Selection

When you click Select in the Antenna frame, an antenna selection dialog is displayed. Using this dialog, you can choose from a variety of antenna models by major Wi-Fi equipment vendors or one of the generic antenna types. Each listed antenna has a name, vendor name, and gain. By default, the available antennas are grouped as follows:

  • Recently Used – antennas that you have recently used in your projects. Initially, this group is empty.
  • Generic Antennas – standard antenna types that are not associated with a specific vendor.
  • Vendor Antennas – antennas manufactured by major Wi-Fi equipment vendors.

Checking the Group by Vendor checkbox re-groups the list by vendor name. You can use the Quick search field to find antennas that match the search string. Note that the search is performed only for vendor antennas; recently used and generic antennas are always displayed.

Advanced users may want to add their own antenna patterns or edit existing ones by clicking the New antenna and Edit current antenna buttons, respectively. This will open the AntEditor utility. Please note that this is an experimental tool, and we do not provide official support for it. Please watch Using TamoSoft Antenna Editor to learn how to use this utility.

In addition, if you want to add a new antenna pattern for a specific AP and you cannot or do not want to do this yourself, just contact our technical support and we will add your antenna pattern to TamoGraph in a matter of days. Just ensure that the AP’s radiation patterns (in graphical or numerical format) are publicly available (or available to you, in which case you should send them to us).