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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.

To learn more, read our detailed AirMagnet Survey vs. Wireshark report (Updated: September 2022).
634,590 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"Customer service is great.""The heat maps are quite good, and some features are easy to use."

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"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."

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Cons
"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."

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"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."

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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."
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  • "This is an open-source product that can be used free of charge."
  • "It is free."
  • "Wireshark is free software, so you don't have to pay any licensing fee. Individual people can use it and then donate to Wireshark."
  • "Wireshark is free software, so you can download it and use it for free with no licensing fees."
  • "I am using the free version of this solution."
  • "Wireshark is open-source and free of charge."
  • "We're using the free version of Wireshark."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The heat maps are quite good, and some features are easy to use.
    Top Answer:The throughput should be more advanced in the future. They need to add more versions of WiFi than just one.
    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: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… more »
    Top Answer: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… more »
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    6th
    Views
    6,871
    Comparisons
    3,970
    Reviews
    3
    Average Words per Review
    369
    Rating
    8.0
    2nd
    Views
    6,294
    Comparisons
    3,732
    Reviews
    12
    Average Words per Review
    402
    Rating
    8.9
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    Overview

    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.

    Wireshark is the world's foremost network protocol analyzer.
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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 Provider17%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Educational Organization9%
    Government7%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company18%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Retailer9%
    Transportation Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Educational Organization9%
    Government8%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business45%
    Midsize Enterprise33%
    Large Enterprise23%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise62%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise32%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise61%
    Buyer's Guide
    AirMagnet Survey vs. Wireshark
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about AirMagnet Survey vs. Wireshark and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    634,590 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    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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