Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What needs improvement with AirMagnet Survey?

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with AirMagnet Survey.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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7 Answers
David Olofson - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager at DD&P Services LLC
Real User
Top 10Leaderboard
Oct 12, 2022

It would be nice to have some more training resources for younger techs. We can use them if we need some assistance, but that usually requires one of us who knows what we're doing to calibrate the programs properly. There's one thing our NXG handhelds do that AirMagnet doesn't do out of the box. The NXG devices can analyze the wired and wireless networks simultaneously and map the networks out. We find it handy. However, if I have that plugged into our older OptiView XG tablets or our laptops, I have no way to analyze both the WiFi and the wired network at the same time and build a single picture with all that data. So far, that's something only our NXG handhelds can do. It would be nice if there were a way to integrate all the network discovery, troubleshooting, and mapping of the WiFi and the wired at the same time. There are almost no products that do that currently. If they managed to do that, they'd probably open up their market pretty quickly.

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Department Manager with 1-10 employees
Real User
Nov 23, 2021

The throughput should be more advanced in the future. They need to add more versions of WiFi than just one.

Network Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20Leaderboard
Aug 18, 2021

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 practice with it, it is difficult to troubleshoot. It'd be nice if it was cheaper, however, you get value for your money.

David Cormack - PeerSpot reviewer
Account Manager / Senior Network Engineer at Stowe Australia Pty Ltd
Real User
Jul 22, 2020

The surveying features are in need of improvement, along with general usability. For example, they should import functions from other products that make things easier from a planner's point of view. The antenna options should be enhanced. It takes a little while to render the coverage maps. The price could be lower. The updates are few and far between, so they should release them more regularly.

Network Infrastructure Team Leader at PT Nusantara Compnet Integrator
Real User
Mar 13, 2019

There is a feature "no auto-save" when the Proxim USB is disattached accidentally during survey. Newer adapters (adpter that support 802.11ac) not support noise Reading (I'am using Proxim 9100 USB Adapter).

Information Technology Specialist at a government with 51-200 employees
Real User
Jul 30, 2018

Printouts are JPEG printouts. The AirMagnet software is proprietary. I can't send my customers a file, because it is AirMagnet file, even for building projects. I can only send JPEGs or screenshots of heat maps.

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it_user884223 - PeerSpot reviewer
C.E.O at Metronet
Jun 6, 2018

The pricing needs improvement.

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Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
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David Cormack - PeerSpot reviewer
Account Manager / Senior Network Engineer at Stowe Australia Pty Ltd
Jul 22, 2020
This product is very expensive.
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Aug 18, 2021
I don't handle the buy-side of the solution. I'm just one of the engineers that use it. I'm pretty sure we quoted it, however, that was a while ago. I know it's not cheap. However, I cannot speak to exact pricing.
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