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

Using GPS Configuration Dialog

If you use an integrated Windows GNSS sensor, you do not need to perform any additional configuration steps or driver installations. Simply click Settings => GPS Settings to verify that your sensor is working and providing data on your current coordinates.

If you use an external GPS receiver, connect it to your laptop and configure it as per the manual provided by the device manufacturer. For Bluetooth devices, this typically involves “Bluetooth pairing”; and for USB devices, a driver installation is usually needed. Once your device has been connected to your laptop and turned on, click Settings => GPS Settings.

To configure TamoGraph to use your GPS receiver, all you need to know is the COM port number (on Windows) or Port name (on macOS) through which your device is connected to your computer and the Bits per second rate. The Port Settings frame allows you to select these values. Finding out the port number is discussed below in this chapter. The Bits per second rate is typically 4800 or 9600; please refer to the GPS receiver manual to find out this value. You can also click Detect to have TamoGraph scan your ports and detect the correct values. However, this might take several minutes.

Once you have selected or detected the port number/name and data rate values, click Connect to test your GPS receiver. The dialog will display the connection Status and the availability of GPS data (also referred to as a “GPS fix”). If GPS data is available, which typically requires that you be outdoors, you will see your current Coordinates (you can select the format you prefer in the corresponding frame), as well as the data accuracy information.  Click Save Configuration to save the data. You are now ready to perform GPS-assisted site surveys.

The GPS settings dialog on Windows is illustrated below:

GPS configuration

The GPS settings dialog on macOS is illustrated below:

GPS configuration