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Editors' Review

NetSpot for Mac lets you survey your Wi-Fi network to assess the quality of the connections provided in various areas of your home or office. Follow the instructions to complete your scan, and find out where the best and worst connections are located.

Pros

Good data: The scan gives you a lot of information about how your Wi-Fi network is working and what kinds of connectivity issues you may be having. Even if it's not something you've given much thought to before, you'll be glad to see exactly what's going on in different areas of your office or home.

Heat-map readout: To show you the varying levels of connectivity that your network has in different parts of the space you're scanning, the app uses a nice heat-map-like readout. With the data presented in this way, you can see at a glance where issues exist, and you don't need to have any level of technical knowledge to read the report clearly.

Helpful help: The Tutorial and Tips that come along with this program give a complete overview of the program and its features. The app also walks you through the process of completing a scan, so you can be sure you're doing it right even if you've never used a program like this before.

Cons

Limited free version: The free version of this app runs smoothly, but it still has a lot of limitations compared to the paid options. For instance, you can only scan one zone per project, with one snapshot per zone in the free app, and limits like this don't exist in the Pro version. To upgrade, the cost is $149.

Bottom Line

No matter why you're configuring your Wi-Fi network, it's important to know what's working and where trouble spots may exist. This app provides you with the tools to get this information quickly and accurately, and you can try it for free before deciding if you'd like to invest in the more versatile Pro version.

 
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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.10.952
  • Important: macOS Mojave 10.14 will require users to enable location services to run NetSpot.
  • Added: Japanese localization
  • Added: Time-limited licenses are available
  • Improved: When switching among surveys, selected visualization is kept
  • Improved: The color scheme in the sidebar is more contrasting and visual now
  • Improved: Updated the list of device vendors
  • Fixed: Corrected measurement values in some of the visualizations
  • Fixed: Minor interface improvements, just to make it sleeker
General
Publisher NetSpot
Publisher web site http://netspotapp.com/
Release Date October 17, 2018
Date Added October 18, 2018
Version 2.10.952
Category
Category Networking Software
Subcategory Wireless Networking Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac
Additional Requirements
  • macOS Mojave
  • macOS High Sierra
  • macOS Sierra
  • OS X El Capitan
  • OS X Yosemite
  • OS X Mavericks
  • OS X Mountain Lion
  • OS X Lion
  • OS X Snow Leopard
Download Information
File Size 12.95MB
File Name NetSpot.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 203,130
Downloads Last Week 23
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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