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Pros
"The heat maps are quite good, and some features are easy to use.""The most valuable features are the survey, spectrum analysis, and reporting.""Customer service is great."

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"Being able to dissect email data and figure out what is inside email messages was the most valuable feature. Such a feature is pretty helpful for an ongoing forensic investigation or when there is a potential insider threat that you are trying to investigate. It allows you to see the network activity of the users you are investigating. It also gives you more visibility into your network. It was very easy to set up. There is a lot of information out there on Google and YouTube about how to use it. There is also community support. If you have any trouble, it is pretty easy to find an answer online. You will have to do some digging only if you have a very specific use case.""It has a good syntax to put the commands in and get information out of.""I use the filters very often, to determine what type of traffic I am looking for. The use of filter allows traffic to be segmented so that a value can be looked at individually apart from the other traffic."

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Cons
"It'd be nice if it was cheaper, however, you get value for your money.""The surveying features are in need of improvement, along with general usability.""The throughput should be more advanced in the future. They need to add more versions of WiFi than just one."

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"The only thing that I don't like is sometimes there is an update, and something that I was using is either no longer there or it has changed.""Its user interface was a little less friendly. They can make its user interface a little bit more friendly. It is for technical people, and most of the technical people would be able to figure it out, but it would be good to improve its user interface. They can maybe build artificial intelligence into it. Currently, it takes a lot of manpower to analyze and dissect all the data.""The system could be improved upon by adding a better and more powerful data processing engine."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"There is an annual cost of the solution. There are some additional charges, such as support and maintenance.""This product is very expensive."

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"It is free.""This is an open-source product that can be used free of charge."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: If you're using AirMagnet, it's a special use case. As long as they really walk you through it you should be fine. However, you do need some direction and training. If you don't have very much… more »
Top Answer: The solution is primarily used for wireless design; it's a wireless design tool. For example, if you're going to design a wireless internet network. That's what we used it for. The process is: you… more »
Top Answer: Being able to dissect email data and figure out what is inside email messages was the most valuable feature. Such a feature is pretty helpful for an ongoing forensic investigation or when there is a… more »
Top Answer: Its user interface was a little less friendly. They can make its user interface a little bit more friendly. It is for technical people, and most of the technical people would be able to figure it out… more »
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Average Words per Review
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Comparisons
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Average Words per Review
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Overview

AirMagnet Survey is a software-based site survey solution that allows IT and network professionals to plan and deploy wireless 802.11n/a/b/g/ac LAN for optimal performance, security and compliance. The tool provides users the ability to visualize RF coverage, collect real world performance data, and map interferers. The new Survey Mobile app allows for design and validation of lower end BYOD on Android phones and tablets.

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Sample Customers
Houston Methodist Hospital, Love's Travel Stops
Comversion, ADP, Talbots
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider44%
Manufacturing Company11%
University11%
Legal Firm6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider26%
Computer Software Company16%
Educational Organization9%
Government7%
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company33%
Integrator11%
Retailer11%
Government11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider29%
Computer Software Company18%
Educational Organization8%
Government7%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business44%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise23%
REVIEWERS
Small Business53%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise35%
Find out what your peers are saying about AirMagnet Survey vs. Wireshark and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
555,139 professionals have used our research since 2012.

AirMagnet Survey is ranked 4th in Network Troubleshooting with 4 reviews while Wireshark is ranked 3rd in Network Troubleshooting with 3 reviews. AirMagnet Survey is rated 7.6, while Wireshark is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of AirMagnet Survey writes "Great customer service, simple to setup, and very easy to use". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Wireshark writes "Filters enable traffic to be segmented so that a value can be looked at individually apart from the other traffic". AirMagnet Survey is most compared with Ekahau Site Survey, iBwave Wi-Fi, Aruba Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN and AirMagnet Spectrum XT, whereas Wireshark is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, PRTG Network Monitor, Zabbix, Nagios XI and Auvik. See our AirMagnet Survey vs. Wireshark report.

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