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Real User
Senior Network Engineer/Mobility Specialist at CCSI - Contemporary Computer Services, Inc.
Mar 22 2017

What do you think of AirMagnet Spectrum XT?

What is most valuable?

Physical/predictive surveys.

How has it helped my organization?

I can determine precise placement of APs to satisfy customers’ needs for data, voice, or location.

What needs improvement?

On the version I use, there are some bugs that are probably resolved in the latest version.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using it for ~15 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I did not encounter any stability issues, unless a single survey path is very lengthy. (It is best to subdivide your survey at the desired RSSI boundary and save.)

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I have not encountered any scalability issues.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service: Customer…
Consultant
Network Solution Architect at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Nov 07 2016

What is most valuable?

Right now, the most valuable features are the Survey PRO/Planner and the ability to do the everyday bread-and-butter wireless site surveys for our customers.

How has it helped my organization?

Overall, it's more or less how it has helped our customers. It's really more for them. The tool enables us to do these site surveys and really pinpoint where access points need to be, where lack of… more »

What needs improvement?

The spectrum analysis tool, the Spectrum XT, is the one product that definitely has some room for improvement. That could just be driven by some of the other competitive products that we've seen out… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Under my shepherdship of the practice, we have not previously used another solution. We've always used Fluke and NetScout.

What other advice do I have?

The price is what it is, the tool does what it does. There really aren’t that many people in the market that have tools like this. I've heard of a couple of other people, but they're just as pricey if… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I do not remember what other options they evaluated before choosing this product, because I took over the practice for somebody else. Particularly, I've let my team leads and my tech leads for… more »
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Network Engineer with 51-200 employees
Apr 10 2013

What do you think of AirMagnet Spectrum XT?

I was working on a wireless interference problem at a client site when they asked if there was a way to get an alert if the interference appeared. Problems such as this one where the issue is intermittent and random, I’m always looking for tools that will keep an eye out for me and ideally, notify me when a problem occurs. Wireless issues are especially tough since it can be anywhere or transmit anytime. Short of pitching a tent and waiting for a while, this is where a tool with some kind of notification is a real benefit. In this specific case I used AirMagnet Spectrum XT to send a SNMP trap to a SNMP trap listener. If you aren’t familiar with the terminology, a SNMP trap listener is just software that listens for other devices to send a SNMP message, or trap. A more advanced…

What is AirMagnet Spectrum XT?

AirMagnet Spectrum XT is the first and only professional Wi-Fi spectrum analyzer software solution that combines in-depth radio frequency interference analysis with real-time wireless spectrum analysis for quicker and more accurate trouble_shooting of performance problems. The real-time Wi-Fi spectrum analyzer's combined view of "impact analysis of RF interference" on the networks overall performance helps pin-point the root-cause of those problems.

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