NetSpot – Software Review

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It may be ridiculous but Wi-Fi is nowadays a human basic need. In fact, Google is envisioning a world where Wi-Fi will be accessible from all corners and depths of the earth. It just goes to show you just how essential it is to our daily lives. It is one of the technologies that has significantly enhanced our lives. NetSpot is an app that’s available for Mac and Windows computers, whose sole purpose is to ensure you have the best Wi-Fi reception possible. It will detect available Wi-Fi networks, map the signal coverage, and even boost the signal for you if need be. It is the number one software available today as far as enhancing Wi-Fi stability and functionality are concerned. Let’s have a closer look at what this essential Wi-Fi enhancing app can do for you.

Features

Troubleshooting

NetSpot has two basic Wi-Fi modes for troubleshooting: Discover and Survey. The discovery mode enables you to identify available Wi-Fi networks, and the survey mode enables you to monitor and check those networks for Wi-Fi signal strength, area coverage, and signal leakages. It has beautiful graphical visualization tools to help you get a visual presentation of your surrounding and how far the Wi-Fi signal goes. Furthermore, it is an ideal Wi-Fi analyzer, optimizer, and manager. It is a good tool for checking your Wi-Fi when you have any issues, to identify where the problem may be and fix it.

Wi-Fi Scanner

NetSpot, as you already know, scans for available Wi-Fi signal regardless of where you are. In fact, it is one of the few tools that can detect as many Wi-Fi connections within your location as possible. It is far more effective than the Wi-Fi detection software in your laptop or desktop computer. Not only does it detect the Wi-Fi networks around you, it even helps you connect to them; if you have the necessary logins and permissions to connect to these networks. Moreover, it can map channel load, identify rogue access points, locate signal leakages, and give you a beautiful graphical representation of what it finds to enable you to easily understand what’s happening and do what you have to do.

Wi-Fi Mapper

I may be repeating myself here but this is a significant feature of the app. The software maps the coverage area of your Wi-Fi and provides real-time signal propagation heat maps. This makes it incredibly easy to identify the sources of any network problems you may be experiencing.

Wi-Fi Booster

On the off chance you frequently find yourself a victim of slow Wi-Fi speed, NetSpot is one of the best apps you can ever invest in to improve your situation. You can use it to perform a WiFi speed test to determine the current speed of your wireless network. It can enhance your Wi-Fi network by boosting its signal quality, agility, and speed. With the NetSpot WiFi booster app, you’ll be able to enjoy stable and fast Wi-Fi connections; at least for as long as you have it installed in your system.

Compatibility

NetSpot works with all 802.11 Wi-Fi networks.

On Macs, it supports MacOS 10.10 and above.

On Windows computers, it supports Windows 7, 8, and 10. Also, you should know that for you to be able to install it on a Windows computer, you must have “.net framework 4.5” already installed.

Versions

NetSpot is available in a Free Version, and paid versions. The free version is very basic and it really doesn’t enable you to truly enjoy the power and awesomeness of this software. However, it is a good way to get a feel for how it works and its potential.

The paid editions are available in three categories; home, pro, and, enterprise. If you are only interested in the basic features of the software, you will find the home edition ideal for you. But if you would like more advanced features and capabilities, consider investing in the pro and enterprise versions of the software. You should also know that there is a 20% discount for non-profit organizations, government establishments, and education institutions. If you are from any of these bodies, you’ll be able to save some money and perhaps get more licenses for your respective institution.

NetSpot is an exceptional software for monitoring, managing, troubleshooting, and enhancing the performance of Wi-Fi networks. If you need a software that will ensure your Wi-Fi signal is stable, reliable and fast 99% of the time, then this is a software you cannot afford to ignore.

A post by Kidal Delonix (2938 Posts)

Kidal Delonix is author at LeraBlog. The author's views are entirely his/her own and may not reflect the views and opinions of LeraBlog staff.
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