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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

Dashboard

The Dashboard panel provides users with a real-time snapshot of the current Wi-Fi environment. You can show or hide the dashboard and change its location (left or right) using the View => Dashboard menu item.

dashboard

If TamoGraph detects a Wi-Fi adapter that can be used for passive surveys, the dashboard includes the following indicators:

  • Scanner progress – the circular indicator that visualizes the scanning progress. The circle represents a scan cycle, i.e. the time needed to sweep all selected channels once.
  • Scanner cycle duration – the text above the horizontal line inside the circle that indicates the time in seconds needed to sweep all selected channels once.
  • Number of available adapters for passive surveys – the number below the horizontal line inside the circle that indicates the number of adapters being used for passive surveys.
  • Scanner cycle duration recommendations – the color of the circle that indicates whether the scan cycle duration is optimal. A green circle indicates optimal scan cycle duration. A yellow circle indicates somewhat lengthy scan cycle duration. A red circle indicates that scan cycle duration is too long and needs to be shortened for better results. Hovering the mouse pointer over the circle reveals a hint window with extended information and recommendations.
  • Current signal strength – two bar indicators (for the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands) that display the signal strength of the APs being monitored. Clicking on the gear icons to the right of the indicators allows you to specify which AP signals should be displayed. You can set the indictor to display either the signal of the strongest of the selected APs (by selected, we mean the APs that are checked in the AP list,) or the signal of the strongest AP for the selected SSID. Double-clicking on the bars toggles the display between signal strength in dBm and percent.
  • Number of APs currently visible – two text labels (for the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands) that display the number of APs that have been seen recently.
  • Signal strength chart – two histograms (for 2.4 and 5 GHz bands) that display the signal strength history.

While performing active surveys, the dashboard panel is automatically expanded to include more data related to the active survey being conducted. This includes the associated AP name, channel number, PHY rate, noise, SNR levels (if available), and a chart that displays the metrics being measured: throughout, loss, round-trip time, PHY rate, and signal level. The speaker icon allows you to enable or disable signal level vocalization; when the button is pressed, the computerized voice will periodically pronounce the current signal strength as you conduct the active survey. Double-clicking on the AP name toggles the text between the AP name, its MAC address (a.k.a BSSID), and SSID.

Both charts can be customized by using the context menu that is displayed when you right-click on the charts.