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

Performing Spectrum Analysis Surveys

Spectrum data can be collected either simultaneously with passive surveys or in spectrum-only mode (you will be prompted to select one of these two options in the survey type selection dialog.) The survey procedure is very similar to the one that you follow when you perform standard passive surveys. It is described in detail in the Data Collection chapter. To collect spectrum data during a passive survey, simply plug Wi-Spy into a USB port of your computer before you begin the survey. However, there are a few peculiarities that you should keep in mind:

  • Spectrum data collection cannot be performed simultaneously with active surveys. During active surveys, spectrum data might be distorted due to the proximity of the Wi-Fi adapter that sends and receives large amounts of data. Therefore, spectrum data collection is disabled when active or simultaneous passive + active surveys are performed.
  • The data collection style for a spectrum survey is typically different from the style used for standard Wi-Fi surveys. Specifically, when performing spectrum surveys, the surveyor should spend more time in each survey point before moving to the next one. However, simultaneous Wi-Fi and spectrum data collection might give the surveyor valuable information. We recommend using the point-by-point mode, as described in the Data Collection chapter, because in that mode, the spectrum analyzer has more time to collect data than it has in continuous mode. If you prefer to collect spectrum data in a traditional way, i.e., spend 30 seconds or a minute in a given location or zoom into a specific frequency range, you can do that using Chanalyzer.