AirMagnet Spectrum XT Overview

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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Network Guy
Senior Information Security Analyst at Peterbilt Motors Co., PACCAR
Real User
Top 20
I like the capabilities for scanning the spectrums in portions instead of filling the whole screen

What is our primary use case?

Wireless scanning, mapping, and troubleshooting. Spectrum XT continues to help with interference issues in the factory environment. Having multiple systems factory/IR/RF/Microwave and LMR is challenging to keep everything working together.
ITCS user
Senior Network Engineer/Mobility Specialist at CCSI - Contemporary Computer Services, Inc.
Real User
ExpertTop 20
I can use it to determine the precise placement of APs to satisfy customers’ needs for data, voice, or location.

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…
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Network Solution Architect at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The most valuable features are the Survey PRO/Planner and the ability to do the everyday bread-and-butter wireless site surveys. False positives could be improved.

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 not more. It's an expensive tool, no matter what. Make sure you're getting enough on that first-swing purchase because going back to the well for any large organization is difficult, especially when, for us, it was an almost-$400,000 purchase for a three-year renewal. It wasn't a cheap drop on the bucket either. I think two of the products that we use in the suite are really, really, really…
ITCS user
Network Engineer with 51-200 employees
AirMagnet Spectrum XT SNMP Traps
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…
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