Wi-Fi 6E Site Survey Analysis
AirMagnet Survey PRO is a Wi-Fi design and site survey analysis solution that enables users to measure, as well as assess, true end-user experience of a Wi-Fi 6E network using AirMapper™ Site Survey on the AirCheck™ G3 and EtherScope™ nXG.
AirMagnet Survey PRO goes beyond just verifying RF coverage by plotting actual end-user network performance in terms of throughput and PHY data rates while taking environmental situations or network configuration into account. This Wi-Fi design and site survey analysis solution shows the coverage of specific Wi-Fi parameters that boost performance, such as higher MCS schemes and wider channels. Plus, it helps identify where interference and legacy devices may impact network speeds. The result is a complete Wi-Fi “heat map” of all critical RF and end-user performance metrics on the 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, and 6 GHz bands. These “real world” measurements allow you to predictively model network improvements accurately and help save time and money by avoiding end-user network complaints.
Note: The use of Wi-Fi 6E internal or USB based adapters is also supported.
"Real-world" Survey Data Collection and Solution of "What-If" Scenarios
With the AirMapper app on the AirCheck G3 or EtherScope nXG users can quickly and easily gather location-based Wi-Fi measurements and create visual heat maps of key performance metrics in AirMagnet Survey PRO. Simple to use, the AirMapper app is ideal for quick site surveys of new deployments, change validation, and performance verification.
AirMapper’s simultaneous wireless site surveying capability leverages multiple integrated Wi-Fi radios to provide users with a solution to emulate real-world client behavior (using active surveys) – reducing site surveying time, effort and cutting costs by half as users only must walk the floor once to collect all required data.
With AirMagnet Survey PRO, users can also create “what-if” scenarios to simulate a variety of changes to the Wi-Fi network and preview the impacts. This includes changing AP transmit power, channel, SSID settings or the addition of environmental noise. Users can also simulate moving APs to new locations and preview the effect of adding additional APs.
Outdoor Wi-Fi Site Surveys
With the combination of GPS support and integration with Google Earth, AirMagnet Survey PRO provides a clear path to fast, fully automated outdoor wireless site surveys. Users can leverage their NMEA-compliant GPS device to automatically collect outdoor wireless data. Users can import street maps of any city in the world, allowing results to be analyzed in the AirMagnet Survey PRO user interface, or exported into Google Earth for a zoomed-in view to any street within the city.
Spectrum Analysis and Voice Over Wi-Fi Surveys
Before making any design and deployment decisions, it is important to account for RF interference from non-802.11 devices. AirCheck G3 or EtherScope nXG users can use the optional NXT portable spectrum analyzer to collect spectrum analysis data before or after a survey has been performed. With this information, users can visualize RF energy and identify the presence of non-802.11 devices interfering with the WLAN.
AirMagnet Survey PRO addresses challenges faced by network installers and IT staff while deploying Voice over Wi-Fi networks and empowers them with a built-in voice readiness verification system that allows users to ensure that their network design is in line with the recommendations of the phone vendor. It also allows them to perform real-world voice over Wi-Fi surveys. With this unique survey capability, users can validate and plot the phone call quality, capacity, and other voice specific parameters at every location on a floor plan, to help identify and minimize issues.