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Alex-Wilson
Real User
Owner at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Apr 24 2019

What is most valuable?

The ability to perform dual-band spectrum analysis while conducting the standard wifi site survey is a tremendous time saver. The built-in battery allows us to survey… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We use this solution to improve wifi network performance or design proper networks. It is possible to eliminate issues such as co-channel interference or adjacent-channel… more»

What needs improvement?

I find the power button hard to access with just one hand. It really needs one hand to hold the device while the other pushes the button. It would also be improved if… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

This solution is not cheap. If you only need an occasional site survey, you are better off contracting a wireless engineering professional that has one. The cost for the… more»

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

Prior to acquiring Sidekick, we conducted our surveys with a laptop, three external NIC cards, and two spectrum analysis antennas. It was just as effective as using the… more»

What other advice do I have?

This is a professional tool. You have to know how to use it. Used in conjunction with the Ekahau Pro software and a professional wireless engineer, this tool will make… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We found that there is no other option like it on the market.
Alex-Wilson
Real User
Owner at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Oct 16 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the ability to read existing WiFi services and to produce a reliable report on coverage.

How has it helped my organization?

It allows me to conduct more in-depth surveys and find the problems in a consistent manner. It also helps in preparing proposals for new networks.

What needs improvement?

The coverage patterns / strengths built into the inventory of APs in Ekahau is overly optimistic or too generous. This is not the fault of Ekahau - it is the fault of the… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Pricing and licensing is high. Expect to pay $3000-4000 to just get the software in place... plus hardware needed. It adds up quickly.

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

We previously used AirMagnet and NetSpot. We switched due to cost and performance. AirMagnet actually crashed a laptop and caused a complete system rebuild. NetSpot is… more»

What other advice do I have?

It is a good product but support needs to speed up responses. It takes 24-48 hours to get a simple response. You pay $1389 per year for support and you are had-pressed to… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before choosing this product, we also evaluated AirMagnet.

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What is Ekahau Site Survey?

Over 12 years in the making, ESSTM maintains its reputation as the easiest to use, enterprise-grade Wi-Fi design and maintenance tool for Wi-Fi professionals. With crystal clear heat maps and easy-to-use reports, ESS makes it simple to optimize Wi-Fi.

ESS allows you to plan and create Wi-Fi networks according to your performance and capacity requirements—taking into consideration the increasing amount of wireless clients and applications such as VoIP, HD video streaming and web browsing.

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