Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, and Windows PC devices all have something in common. Bars. We worry about our cell phone connections wherever we go. At home or office, we worry about those Wi-Fi drop off spots. Instead of hotspots, those are the cold spots where Wi-Fi signals seem to disappear.
How can you find Wi-Fi problem areas? There’s a Mac app for that and it’s free.
NetSpot is a Mac Wi-Fi survey tool. It helps you to analyze your home or office network and displays the results– good or bad or otherwise– on a simple graph. Like any decent Wi-Fi finder app, NetSpot maps all the nearby networks, including details you need such as Security, Frequency Band, Signal to Noise Ratio, Channel, and much more.
NetSpot is also a wireless survey tool which can map your home or office. Simply load NetSpot on your Mac and walk through your floor plan. NetSpot tracks the signals for all Wi-Fi networks and gives you a visual representation, a graphic showing what’s hot and what’s not.
That makes NetSpot a good tool for planning a Wi-Fi network at home, but especially so at the office.
It’s a good way to find wireless interference issues, locate excessive noise, resolve Wi-Fi configuration and conflict problems, and improve your network’s performance.
And NetSpot is free for non-commercial use, but has a nominal price tag for professional use (for example, the pro version does multi-floor scanning, troubleshooting, and nearly a dozen more functions than the free version).
If you have more than one or two Wi-Fi networks nearby, and performance isn’t what you want, NetSpot is the app to try first. That’s why it gets lots of four star ratings.