Home
Contents

Site Survey Tool - TamoGraph

Prev Page Next Page
 
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
Performing a Site Survey
New Project Wizard
Calibration
Configuration
Data Collection
Understanding Survey Types: Passive, Active, and Predictive
Active Survey Configuration
Best Practices, Tips, and Tricks
Survey Job Splitting
Predictive Surveys
Drawing Walls and Other Obstructions
Drawing Attenuation Zones
Virtual APs Placement Methods
Manual Placing and Configuring Virtual APs
Automatic Placing and Configuring Virtual APs
Reconfiguring Virtual APs
Working with Presets
Applying Visualizations
Working with Multi-floor Sites
Mixing Real and Virtual Data
Best Practices, Tips, and Tricks
Analyzing Data – Passive and Predictive Surveys
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
Signal-to-Interference Ratio
AP Coverage Areas
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
Miscellaneous
Configuring GPS Receiver
Using GPS Configuration Dialog
Finding the GPS Receiver Port Number
Taking Photographs
Voice Control
Using TamoGraph in a Virtual Machine
Frequently Asked Questions
Sales and Support

Virtual APs Placement Methods

Two AP placement methods are available: manual and automatic. If you use the manual method, you add virtual APs and select their locations yourself. The number of APs to place, capacity considerations, signal levels, and all other WLAN requirements are the responsibility of the user. If you use the automatic method, you let the application decide where to place APs given the requirements (e.g., the number of APs needed to cover each point, client capacity, etc.). The advantage of the manual method is in its utmost flexibility: you are in full control of the process. At the same time, this method requires experience in designing WLANs and may be rather time-consuming. Automatic placement is much simpler and faster, but the output of even the most advanced algorithm may not be ideal; AP positions may still require manual adjustments. Additionally, when you manually place and configure APs, you can select different AP models and/or antenna types; with automatic placement, all the APs must be exactly the same.