NetAlly EtherScope nXG Pros

SS
V.P. of Networks at ProTek Communications
My impression of the ease of use is that it definitely is easy to use both the handheld device and the app walking around.
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Dan Jones - PeerSpot reviewer
Principle Wireless Engineer at Natilik
The things that I find most valuable are the Wi-Fi app and the Discovery app. Those two things help a lot when I'm doing the initial discovery of a space. I also use the AutoTest feature quite a lot, especially if I'm troubleshooting.
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BA
CEO at COMCERT BV
Among those features that are important are the AutoTest to create a profile and then see that the network connection is in line with that profile. Also, the LANBERT test to have an idea about the quality of the cable. It is often the case that you have no reports on the cable infrastructure, so this test is also very valuable for us.
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NetAlly EtherScope nXG
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Chase McGee - PeerSpot reviewer
Cyber Range Engineer 2 at Tech Data Limited
The AirMapper Site Survey app is one of the biggest highlights of this product. When somebody asks me, "Why should I use this device?" it's the first thing I show them, and they usually love it. Its ability to gather WiFi site survey data is absolutely amazing.
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John D'Amico - PeerSpot reviewer
President / System Engineer at Klipsys Technologies LLC
It cuts the time down in half. You don't need to get a laptop out and do different testing. We can just grab this one tool, bring it, and do all our network testing, surveying, and reviews to figure out what the problems are with just one device, instead of having to use multiple people and devices to do that. You cut down time by 50% because you won't normally need multiple people onsite. A lot of times, you can do everything with one person and one tool.
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Doug Dickerson - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager at Northwestern
It clearly depicts the information we're looking for on a 10Gig testing, and we can also verify 100Gig links with it between our routing sites.
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MT
Network Team Lead at a mining and metals company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The wireless aspect of it has been super valuable. The AirMagnet Survey feature is very useful for site surveys. For a long time, it used to be done on laptops, and now, we can do this simply on a handheld with one technician. The data automatically gets uploaded to the cloud so that our more experienced technicians can review the data and pull it into AirMagnet. This feature has saved tons of time. It's not easy to approximate the time saved, but for each survey, I'm taking a junior technician and getting him to do a role that a senior technician used to do. So, there is a cost-saving of at least 50%.
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Preston Dunn - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at Warehouse 5 LLC
The solution’s AirMapper Site Survey app is extremely easy to use. We give it to the technicians and send them out to go do that function. We hand it to the technician who goes onsite, then they take a photo of the overall area of a floor plan and are able to go do that site survey without almost any instruction from any engineer. So, it is very usable for beginner-type techs.
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BL
Network Engineer at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I love the AutoTest feature... AutoTest allows us to find out what port it is on the switch and to trace it back to a particular patch panel. We can then document it, if necessary, or use that information for connecting a device or for re-VLANing a switch to the appropriate VLAN.
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DA
Network Engineer at a engineering company with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable features are the WiFi troubleshooting, network validation, and cabling validation, and the fact that it's an all-in-one tool. You don't have to carry different tools. The multi-technology functionality and its ability to do WiFi and wired Ethernet analysis in one device are the best aspects.
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NetAlly EtherScope nXG Cons

SS
V.P. of Networks at ProTek Communications
On a hardware spec, it'd be nice to have something above 10-Gigs.
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Dan Jones - PeerSpot reviewer
Principle Wireless Engineer at Natilik
AirMapper is very quick and easy once everything is on there, but I would like to see an improvement on how you get things on there. Currently, rather than being able to build up buildings or a site of things, every map is an individual piece. We should be able to set up an AirMapper survey easily and more effectively. At the moment, we just have separate floor plans. It'd be great to be able to build a building and tell where different floors are so that if it hears an AP on the floor below, it doesn't put two APs, one on that floor and one on the other floor, and it knows that there are two floors here. One is on top of the other, and it won't put the AP at both places. It would put it on one of the floors where it would be strongest. This would be one of the biggest improvements.
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BA
CEO at COMCERT BV
The small screen is a little bit of a handicap. It would be nice if we could, for instance, connect a larger screen to the device, but it's very user-friendly. You're only limited by the size of the screen. That's the only negative aspect of doing surveys with this device.
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NetAlly EtherScope nXG
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Chase McGee - PeerSpot reviewer
Cyber Range Engineer 2 at Tech Data Limited
The only issue that I have ever had is the battery life. It does drain a little bit quickly... While it's true that by the time I'm finished with my assessment it's usually dead, I have usually finished what I need to do and everything has been pushed to Link-Live. But occasionally, I might need a backup battery if I need to do something for multiple hours.
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John D'Amico - PeerSpot reviewer
President / System Engineer at Klipsys Technologies LLC
We have had to use a battery pack unit, bringing it with us, when we are doing long testing or a lot of testing. It is like a mini computer, so it does use a lot of battery life.
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Doug Dickerson - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager at Northwestern
The battery life should be improved.
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MT
Network Team Lead at a mining and metals company with 5,001-10,000 employees
One point of contention might be that when we were starting it up for the first time, there was a little bit of confusion about registration and getting the proper support plans applied. So, that could be more streamlined, but that's not uncommon in the industry.
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Preston Dunn - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at Warehouse 5 LLC
The largest complaint that we get is the battery life on the unit. If you are using it heavily, you get about five hours of usage out of it. In an eight hour day, that is not perfect for us. We would like more battery usage. The battery thing is annoying.
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BL
Network Engineer at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I use the NetAlly site and one of the things I don't like about the topology map, something I wish I could fix, is that the map kind of jiggles if you don't adjust any of the settings.
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DA
Network Engineer at a engineering company with 10,001+ employees
The user interface could be a little bit more streamlined, a little bit easier. Sometimes it's hard to find a specific thing that you're looking for. In terms of hardware-based improvement, the battery would be the biggest issue. The battery goes out very quickly.
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Buyer's Guide
NetAlly EtherScope nXG
November 2022
Learn what your peers think about NetAlly EtherScope nXG. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: November 2022.
655,113 professionals have used our research since 2012.