By using TamoGraph, businesses can dramatically reduce the time and costs that are involved in deploying and maintaining Wi-Fi networks and improve network performance and coverage in all kinds of environments: office buildings, airports, cafes, malls, or open space areas.
TamoGraph is available for Windows and macOS.
- Simple and fast data collection
- Passive, active, and predictive surveys (a.k.a RF modeling)
- Comprehensive WLAN analysis with easy-to-understand visualization of signal level, interference, access point coverage areas, data rates, network issues, etc.
- Automatic access point location
- Detailed information about every access point: channel, maximum data rate, vendor, encryption type, etc.
- Full support of 802.11ax, as well as 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, and 802.11ac networks
- Dozens of antenna patterns allow you to model APs by major WLAN vendors: Cisco, Aruba, Ruckus, Aerohive, Ubiquiti, Meraki, and many others
- Detailed reporting in PDF, HTML, and ODT (Microsoft Word) formats
In a word, wireless site surveys are necessary because radio wave propagation is difficult to predict, especially in non-open space environments. It is virtually impossible to consider all the variables that might affect the health and performance of your WLAN. Changing conditions, even something as seemingly minor as a notebook equipped with a legacy 802.11g adapter that your new employee connected to the office wireless network, might seriously affect the WLAN performance. In addition, considering the wide proliferation of wireless infrastructure, factors such as interference from nearby WLANs play a very important role. This is why regular site surveys that are conducted with a professional tool are important.
At this stage, a site survey is necessary in order to verify that the network plan works well in a real-world environment. Placement of temporary access points and a quick survey of the resulting WLAN characteristics allow an engineer to fine-tune AP and antennae placement, determine the optimal number and types of APs and antennae, and avoid poor coverage zones.
Once a WLAN has been deployed, a complete verification site survey is necessary to ensure that the WLAN performance and coverage meet the design requirements. At this stage, the Wi-Fi equipment placement is finalized and a site survey report should be generated so that the historical records can be accessed at any time in the future.
Maintaining high performance and coverage requires regular "check-up" surveys. New users, new equipment, site expansion, neighboring WLANs, and other factors can adversely affect your WLAN. It should be monitored on a regular basis.
- System Designers
- WLAN and IT administrators
- Wireless service providers
- Wi-Fi equipment vendors
TamoGraph runs on Microsoft Windows 10, 11, Windows Server 2016, 2019, 2022.
TamoGraph runs on macOS Catalina, Big Sur, Monterey, Ventura, and Sonoma. TamoGraph requires a MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air manufactured in 2011 or later.
To perform active surveys, you can use any modern Wi-Fi adapter. However, active surveys give you only a small part of the WLAN picture. To get comprehensive information, passive surveys are mandatory.
To perform predictive surveys, no Wi-Fi adapter is required. In predictive surveys, commonly referred to as "RF planning", Wi-Fi characteristics are predicted for the virtual environment model created by the user.
To install and use TamoGraph, you need a MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air manufactured in 2012 or later. TamoGraph supports the Wi-Fi adapter integrated into your laptop, so no additional external Wi-Fi adapters are required. However, if you prefer to conduct passive surveys using an external USB adapter or if you want to conduct a simultaneous passive and active survey, you can optionally use one of the USB adapters listed below.
You can also run TamoGraph on a desktop computer. This operating mode may be feasible if you would like to do RF modeling or collect Wi-Fi data using portable computers and then import, merge, and analyze the data on an iMac based on faster hardware and using a larger display.
You may want to use optional components: a USB spectrum analyzer, Wi-Spy by MetaGeek, if you plan to perform spectrum analysis surveys; an NMEA-compliant GPS receiver, if you plan to perform GPS-assisted site surveys.