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Visualize your wireless coverage

Visualize your wireless coverage
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A good wireless network lets you connect a gadget anywhere in your home or office and have a fast connection to the Internet. That means router placement and settings are really important.

Unfortunately, it's not always easy to figure out where your router will broadcast the best signal. A lot of wireless networks end up with significant dead spots thanks to wall placement, nearby metal objects or other interference. It used to be that finding these dead spots took a lot of time and caused a lot of frustration.

But you can easily create your own signal map using NetSpot. Load up a map of your office or house and make a walking survey with your laptop. NetSpot will turn that data into a visual map of wireless coverage.

You'll be able to see where dead spots or weak spots are, channel by channel. It also helps you spot interference from other routers in the area. Then you can move your router to a better spot or adjust your router settings to minimize interference.

Download instructions

Click on the blue link below for your computer's operating system. Click on the green Download button >> NetSpot will automatically download. Open the executable file, then follow its step-by-step installation instructions.

Note: Don't input your email address, unless you want to receive emails from NetSpot.

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