A few command-line options are available for customizing the
– No attempt to use the compatible Wi-Fi adapter in TamoGraph will
be made. In other words, if you launch TamoGraph with this switch,
TamoGraph will not take control of your Wi-Fi adapter.
– TamoGraph will start up with the scanner turned off. This switch
also prevents the driver installation guide dialog from
The rest of this chapter is intended for advanced users; please do
not modify the registry or edit configuration files unless you know
exactly what you are doing or unless you have been asked to do that
by our technical support team.
– turns on writing debug information to a log file and writing
captured packets to a capture file. Our technical support team may
request these files for troubleshooting complex problems. On
Windows, the output file names are
the files are located in the application folder. On macOS, the
output file names are
the files are located on the desktop.
– turns on writing GPS-related debug information to a log file.
Used together with the /debug option.
– forces TamoGraph to re-evaluate OpenCL compatibility of the
connected GPU devices and to re-run benchmark tests for them in
order to check their performance.
Certain advanced TamoGraph configuration settings cannot be
accessed via the user interface; such settings can be edited in the
registry (on Windows) or in the
file (on macOS).4
IMPORTANT: Close TamoGraph before editing these settings!
On Windows, the parameters listed below are located under the
following registry branch: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\TamoGraph. On
macOS, the parameters listed below are contained in the
file that is located in the following folder:
– defines the format of information displayed on AP Labels. An AP
label is a line of text that can include one or several of the
%n – AP ordinal number according to the AP list on the left
%m – AP name
%s - SSID
%b - Band
%M - MAC
%v - Vendor
%e - Encryption
%c – Channel(s)
%r – Maximum PHY rate
If the parameter is empty, the labels will show only AP names. Note
that this parameter affects only the AP labels; it does not affect
the AP names saved as part of the project.
MinZoomPercent / MaxZoomPercent
– defines the minimum and maximum zoom factor in percent for the
floor plans displayed by TamoGraph.
– this parameter controls the magnification in percent of AP icons
when you use the
Save Visualization As…
function. If you want to make AP icons larger, specify a value >
100. To make them smaller, specify a value below 100.
– defines how many floors above and below the specific floor are
taken into consideration when computing signals in predictive
models. By default, this value equals 1, which means that signals
from APs located one floor above and one floor below are computed.
Note that increasing the value of this parameter slows down
Some user settings and presets are stored as separate files. These
files can be manually edited, for example, if you need to add a
long list of APs to the ignore list. All the files that are listed
below use UTF-16 encoding.
On Windows, these files are located in
C:\ProgramData\TamoSoft\TamoGraph Site Survey. On macOS, these
files are located in /Users/[Username]/Library/Application
– the list of custom AP names. If you renamed any APs manually, the
file is modified after you exit TamoGraph. If needed, instead of
renaming individual APs, you can manually populate this list with
MAC addresses and corresponding custom AP names before a survey or
before generating a report.
– this list contains the MAC addresses of APs that should be fully
ignored during passive surveys. For example, if internet sharing is
enabled in your smartphone, you may want to fully ignore
– this list contains MAC addresses that belong to the same physical
APs. Each line represents a physical AP; its MAC addresses (BSSIDs)
are separated by spaces. This list is populated when you use
Link/Unlink MultiSSID AP
function in TamoGraph, but you can also edit it manually. This
linking affects SIR calculations: If several radios on the same
channel are linked into a Multi-SSID/Multi-MAC AP, they will not be
considered as a source of interference for each other. This list is
applicable to passive surveys. Please note that all manual changes
to this file will be applied to future surveys only; these changes
are not retroactive. If you plan to survey a large WLAN with
multi-SSID APs, we recommend that you obtain the lists of MAC
addresses (BSSIDs) that belong to the same AP, added them to this
file, save the file, and then perform a site survey.
– custom applications defined for client types in coverage areas
(applicable to predictive RF Modeling).
– custom attenuation area presets (applicable to predictive RF
– custom client device presets (applicable to predictive RF
– custom floor/ceiling material presets (applicable to predictive
– custom walls and doors presets.
– custom AP presets (they include antenna information + AP-specific
values of band, rate, power, etc.)