08-09-2014 11:55 AM
Is it possible to conduct a site survey using access points and controller without AirWave?
I want to measure real (not estimated) signal levels in production environment and put it on floor plan.
08-09-2014 12:09 PM
Yes, you'd typically use something like airmagnet or ekahau survey software. Those are fairly pricey though.
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ACCP, ACMP, ACMX #294
08-09-2014 12:20 PM
If you have RF background, you can do it without tools.
Tim Cappalli | Aruba ClearPass TME
@timcappalli | ACMX #367 / ACCX #480 / ACEAP / CWSP
08-09-2014 10:44 PM
For any survey tool, you need a way to load floor plans, a way to collect different SNRs, and have those combined, interpolated, and represeted in a graphical way (ala Heatmaps), and needs to be easy to setup and run. An IAP with Spectrum gives you decent point-survey tools, but does nothing for floor plans and visualization.
If you are using a mac, I cannot recomment highly enough Netspot (http://www.netspotapp.com/). it's $150 for the pro, is SUPER easy, makes good graphs, etc. So long as you don't need the tools and capabilities of Fluke/AirMagnet, this is a perfect tool IMHO and I use it often.
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