The software that I’m using for WiFi Site Surveys is Ekahau Site Survey. Version 8.5.1 was released yesterday. What is Ekahau? Over 12 years in the making, ESSTM maintains its reputation as the easiest to use, enterprise-grade Wi-Fi design and maintenance tool for Wi-Fi professionals. With crystal clear heat maps and easy-to-use reports, ESS makes it simple to optimize Wi-Fi. ESS allows you to plan and create Wi-Fi networks according to your performance and capacity requirements—taking into consideration the increasing amount of wireless clients and applications such as VoIP, HD video streaming and web browsing.
Version 8.5.1 highlights:
- Improved support for dual-5 GHz access points – especially for scenarios where switching between 2.4+5GHz and 2 x 5GHz modes
- Also added Cisco 2802 and 3802 APs that support dual-5 GHz
- The super-annoying tooltip behavior switched to less-annoying (disclaimer: that’s hopefully less annoying, for most users, most of the time)
- Easier moving of access points (no more pixel-perfect alignment of mouse cursor)
- Improvements to network adapter behavior (more stable, more robust in VHD environments)
- Support for older, v2 model of Ekahau Spectrum Analyzer (does not show overly-high noise floor anymore on 5GHz band)
- Added antennas from Aruba, Terrawave, Samsung
- Added Xirrus APs XD4, X2, XR-320
- Small improvements, such as a fix for Cisco prime map import
Full release notes here!