We performed a comparison between AirMagnet Survey and Wireshark based on real PeerSpot user reviews.
Find out in this report how the two Network Troubleshooting solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"Customer service is great."
"The heat maps are quite good, and some features are easy to use."
"It has a good syntax to put the commands in and get information out of."
"The options that are required to get the details for the packet drops are good."
"I find Wireshark a very useful tool. Its best feature is that it allows me to deeply understand what's going on at the packet level, as well as any adverse signatures that I can analyze. When I need to create an IPS rule, I need to check the traffic deeply to get more insights about the actual traffic, what's the name of certain flags, etc., and I'm able to do all that through Wireshark. The tool is also user-friendly."
"Wireshark's best feature is that it's adaptive, which means it's the go-to tool for network-related developers."
"I like the filtering feature as we can filter data easily. This feature is also available in tcpdump, but it's a simple piece of software. Wireshark is more advanced and has many features. It allows you to filter a lot of things. The output can be filtered easily. The most important feature is colorization. If I say, "Okay, this particular SMB protocol in red, it will show me red." It's easy to identify that protocol or capture data."
"It's easy to troubleshoot issues because there's a large online community."
"The ability to decrypt traffic and the abundance of filters available are both valuable features."
"The most valuable feature of Wireshark is the ability to choose a destination of flow that has not been working as expected."
"It'd be nice if it was cheaper, however, you get value for your money."
"The throughput should be more advanced in the future. They need to add more versions of WiFi than just one."
"It would be better if they offered a hybrid version like My Cloud Control."
"You need good network connectivity to download during the setup, otherwise, it might take a while."
"A room for improvement in Wireshark is its ease of use for beginners. It could be better. Another room for improvement in the tool is for it to provide more details about the traffic load. At the moment, Wireshark is adequate for me, so there isn't anything I'd like added to it in its next version."
"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."
"This product needs to improve the UI."
"I would like to see Wireshark improve the ease of application of the command. The command is very powerful, but not easy to apply."
"The solution has a steep learning curve. There are so many filters and features that are frequently being updated, it takes research, experience and familiarity to be able to use them. It could be a lot more user-friendly."
"Wireshark could be improved with a delay option when getting data automatically."
AirMagnet Survey PRO enables network professionals to design, deploy, and validate Wi-Fi 6 networks for optimal performance, security, and compliance. It also calculates the ideal quantity, placement, and configuration of APs for a successful wireless LAN deployment. AirMagnet Survey PRO goes beyond simply verifying RF coverage by plotting actual end-user network performance in terms of connection speed, throughput, and packet statistics by allowing you to use any Wi-Fi adapter or AirMapper™ Site Survey on the AirCheck™ G2 and EtherScope® nXG. Survey PRO helps you get Wi-Fi installations right the first time, preventing costly rework and user complaints.
AirMagnet Survey is ranked 6th in Network Troubleshooting with 3 reviews while Wireshark is ranked 2nd in Network Troubleshooting with 12 reviews. AirMagnet Survey is rated 8.0, while Wireshark is rated 9.0. 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 "User-friendly with an easy setup and a nice interface". AirMagnet Survey is most compared with Ekahau Site Survey, iBwave Wi-Fi, Aruba Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN and Cisco Wireless, 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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