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VisiWave Site Survey

VisiWave WiFi Heat Map

VisiWave Site Survey is a complete 802.11a/b/g/n/ac site surveying solution. You collect survey data using a standard

wireless adapter while walking around the survey area clicking on a floor plan image, using a GPS receiver to track your

location, or using a customized navigation device. VisiWave quickly and automatically maps out radio characteristics in the

survey area using either the included reporting application or by integrating with Google Earth. These allow you to easily

assess your overall Wi-Fi coverage and to drill into great detail on specific areas of interest.

VisiWave is an effective tool for performing surveys inside buildings, outside on campuses, city-wide hotspots, already

deployed wireless networks, or pre-deployment sites.

Product Overview

Technical Overview


VisiWave Data Collection

Step 1: Walk or drive the survey area (building, city block, campground, restaurant, airport, campus,...) collecting

802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi data--or interference data using the optional Wi-Spy spectrum analyzer.

Step 2: Design a report using the built-in reporting tool to create a custom report or re-use an existing report template.

Step 3: Generate the report in PDF or HTML format. Or, have VisiWave produce a KML file that you load into Google Earth

for an interactive view of your coverage.

Step 4: Show off the results! Show the visualized wireless coverage to your boss, clients, peers, community, etc.

Survey Data Collection

VisiWave Site Survey is a complete Wi-Fi site surveying solution. Site surveys are performed more simply and quickly than

competing products and produce more informative views of your wireless coverage.

The process of collecting site survey data is simplified by using a Windows laptop computer, a standard wireless network

adapter, and an image of the survey area. You keep track of your location by clicking on the survey map image displayed on

the computer's screen. As you walk around, every time you click on the display VisiWave associates the current radiowave

characteristics with the location you clicked on the survey map. You can also use a GPS device to track your location. Just

plug in the GPS device and tell VisiWave to start collecting data.

VisiWave Coverage Graph

While data is being collected, a heatmap of your wireless coverage is drawn on top of a map of your survey area. You can

immediately see all the access points and SSIDs discovered. Select any subset of access points to immediately see the

coverage provided by those radios.

Wireless Report and Analysis

Merely making it easy to collect site survey data is only half of what VisiWave Site Survey has to offer. Once you have

collected that mountain of information, you need to easily interpret the data. This is accomplished by either using VisiWave

to create reports and analyze your coverage or by creating a report that is viewed using the Google Earth viewer. Either way,

you get rich and easily comprehensible views of the complex and voluminous data captured during a site survey. This allows

you to quickly assess your overall coverage and to drill into great detail on specific areas of interest.

As an interactive analysis tool, VisiWave brings your site survey data to life. You are able to make small changes to your

view of the data that immediately highlight significant characteristics of your wireless coverage.

In addition to being able to interactively analyze the site survey data, you can easily produce a comprehensive report of your

findings. Using a set of standard views, supplemented by any interesting views you find during your analysis, you can create

a professional looking report that documents the survey area's wireless coverage. In addition to the supporting graphs and

tables automatically generated by VisiWave, you can integrate your notes, interpretations, and written analysis of the site

survey results. The report is published as a PDF file or as an HTML web page. Either can easily be provided to your client or

colleagues as documentation of your site survey.

Here are several views available to you during analysis and for your site survey reports.

Wireless Coverage Heatmap List of Discovered Access Points Chart of Survey Values
Survey Map Showing Collected Data Access Point Coverage Map 802.11 Channel Coverage Map

Visualize Wi-Fi Coverage using Google Earth

With VisiWave, you can use Google Earth to visualize your wireless networks. VisiWave directly creates a Google Earth KML

file that fully depicts your WiFi coverage within Google Earth's free viewer. You can tilt, spin, and fly your way around graphic

representations of your network's wireless characteristics within Google Earth.

Google Earth Wi-Fi Coverage Graph

Wi-Spy Support

VisiWave integrates tightly with MetaGeek's Wi-Spy™ spectrum analyzer device. Plug in a Wi-Spy and VisiWave automatically

uses it to get an accurate interference reading for your survey area. Or use a Wi-Spy to create an interference graph that

clearly shows any problem areas. Then use Chanalyzer to investigate any potential interference locations.


  • Complete Wireless LAN Site Survey Solution
  • Runs on a standard Windows laptop computer
  • Uses standard 802.11a/b/g/n/ac wireless network adapters
  • Google Earth Integration
  • Spectrum analyzer support for true interference detection
  • GPS support for collecting data
  • Effective for office buildings, warehouses, cafes, city-wide hotspots, campuses, and most any Wi-Fi deployments
  • Simple location tracking by clicking on a floor plan image
  • Instantious or continuous radiowave data collection
  • Very affordable product for mapping your wireless coverage
  • Automatically maps out your wireless network

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VisiWave Traffic™

VisiWave Traffic is a new way to analyze wireless traffic.

That is, analyze the packets that flow from one station to another.

It is similar to a sniffer, but instead of viewing long lists of packets and trying to see how everything fits together, VisiWave Traffic visually shows you how things fit together and then lets you drill down to the details.

You easily see how the wireless packets work together to create a network.

Visualize Your Wireless Traffic™

Giving order to your packets lets you see what is working well, what might not be working well, and explain real issues you're experiencing.

It can help you see issues where you didn't know you had issues. And it can help you decipher what exactly is going on when two wireless stations communicate.

It lets you view your traffic like your watching TV on a DVR--forward, backwards, in slow motion, or paused.

Analyze Wi-Fi Traffic

VisiWave Traffic is focused on only dealing with traffic as it leaves one radio and arrives at its destination radio.

The life of the packet before and after that isn't the focus.

Because of this, VisiWave Traffic isn't necessarily a replacement for a packet analysis program such as OmniPeek or Wireshark.

But instead it can be used to enhance them and give order to a packet's life over the air.

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