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
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
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
Frequently Asked Questions
Sales and Support

Main Menu

The application menu commands are described below. Some menu items are located in different places in the Windows and macOS versions.


  • New – launches a new project wizard.
  • Open – opens a previously saved project.
  • Save – saves the current project.
  • Save As – saves the current project under a different name.
  • Close – closes the current project.
  • Generate Report – opens the report generation dialog.
  • Save Current Visualization – saves the currently selected visualization and legend to an image file.
  • Clear Recent List – clears the list of recently opened project files.
  • Exit – closes the application.


  • Start – starts data collection.
  • Pause – suspends data collection temporarily.
  • Stop – stops data collection or site map calibration.
  • Continuous – turns on the continuous data collection mode.
  • Point-by-Point – turns on the point-by-point data collection mode.
  • GPS – turns on the GPS data collection mode.
  • Calibrate – allows you to set the map dimensions.
  • Export Survey Data – exports collected data when the survey job is split between several computers.
  • Import Survey Data – imports collected data when the split jobs need to be merged into one project.
  • Take Photo – allows you to take a photograph and add it to your project.

RF Planner

  • Auto-place APs – open the AP automatic placement wizard.
  • Reconfigure APs – open the AP automatic reconfiguration wizard.
  • Virtual Model – turns on or off the virtual model and, respectively, shows or hides all virtual APs and other objects used in predictive modeling.


  • Left Panel – shows or hides the left panel.
  • Right Panel – shows or hides the right panel.
  • Main Menu – shows or hides the main application menu. To show it again, press ALT or use the View context menu on the central pane.
  • Main Toolbar – shows or hides the toolbar in the main application window.
  • RF Planner Toolbar – shows or hides the toolbar for editing virtual objects used in predictive modeling.
  • Status Bar – shows or hides the application status bar.
  • Full Screen – expands the main application window and hides all other applications. To exit full screen mode, press F11 or use the View context menu on the central pane.
  • Vertical Ruler – shows or hides the vertical ruler.
  • Horizontal Ruler – shows or hides the horizontal ruler.
  • Legend – shows or hides the legend on the map.
  • Spectrum and Networks – shows or hides the spectrum and networks analysis pane. This item is enabled only when the project contains spectrum or passive data or when a compatible adapter or Wi-Spy is plugged in.
  • Dashboard – shows or hides the Dashboard panel with a set of real-time data indicators.
  • Access Points – shows or hides AP icons. This applies to both virtual APs and real-world APs.
  • Walkabout Paths – shows or hides survey paths.
  • Virtual Objects – shows or hides virtual objects (walls, attenuation areas, AP auto-placement areas, and floor areas) that were created as part of a predictive modeling.
  • Media Objects – shows or hides icons that represent photographs taken during surveys.


  • Interface Font – allows you to change the interface font.
  • Language – allows you to change the interface language.
  • GPS Settings – allows you to configure your GPS receiver.
  • Camera and Voice Settings – allows you to configure a camera for adding photos to your project and voice recognition setting for controlling the application using voice commands.
  • Adapter Signal Level Correction – allows you to adjust the signal strength reported by your Wi-Fi adapter.
  • AP Ignore List – allows you to configure the list of APs to be ignored by the application.


  • Contents – displays help documentation.
  • Contents (PDF) – displays help documentation in PDF format.
  • Driver Installation Guide – displays driver installation guide.
  • Check for Updates – connects to the TamoSoft Web site and checks whether a newer application version is available.
  • Activation – activates your registration key.
  • About – displays information about the application.