*** NetSpot Awards: 4.5/5 App Store user rating, MacWorld Editors’ Choice Award 2012, Editors’ Choice by PCMAG, 4+ stars CNET Editors’ Rating, 9/10 stars by AppStorm, and more! ***

Installing a wireless network isn't always easy. Interference from neighboring networks, and radio noise from electronic devices can cause serious connection problems. While you can overcome those by trial and error, there's a much better solution: NetSpot is here to do the job for you!

NetSpot WiFi Reporter adds advanced visualizations and powerful reporting features to the free NetSpot WiFi Scanner. The new heatmap visualizations include:

* Frequency Band Coverage
* PHY Mode Coverage
* Wireless Transmit Rate
* Download/Upload Speed
* WiFi Troubleshooting

NetSpot WiFi Reporter features:

* Support of 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WiFi standards and 2.4GHz + 5GHz channel bands
* Advanced customizable export of your survey projects
* Unlimited number of APs can be visualized simultaneously
* Super-flexible grouping of APs by SSID, channel, etc., plus custom group creation
* Better AP management with custom aliases
* Easy detection of problem areas in your wireless network and improvement recommendations
* No special knowledge required: simple and fast wireless data analysis

NetSpot WiFi Reporter is the perfect tool for both WiFi professionals and home users looking to optimize their network.

Additional NetSpot WiFi Reporter features (NetSpot Scanner is required):

* Active wireless site surveys with full-featured Internet download and upload speed
* Hidden networks detection and scanning
* Configurable survey autosaving
* Predictive automatic location of access points on heatmaps
* Detailed parameters collected about every network

To make full use of NetSpot Reporter, you will need the following:
* NetSpot Wifi Survey & Wireless Scanner (available on the Mac App Store)
* A Mac laptop or a mobile Mac desktop computer

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What's New

Version 2.1.473

* Some UI improvements and fixes on macOS Sierra
* Active scanning is now compatible with HTTPS
* Minor fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5

5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Excellent app / as described


I apologize, but I just wrote an extensive review and my finger tapped my MBP Pro’s trackpad *right over* the “cancel”, and in a split second, without a confirmation, it was all gone. I can understand that on a web text field, but on the app store, Apple?

When writing a review, do yourself a favor and write it elsewhere, not here. Apparently a confirmation dialog window is too hard for Apple to implement on their app store reviews.

And this app, I’ll review in more detail when I manage, unfortunately. I will however do it, since this is a great app, and some reviews here are just hard to understand.

YES, you can create new surveys, it’s a clear option on the FIRST window when you start the app.

Excellent app and product, have been a happy consumer for a while, and was well worth the purchase!

This is not the Pro Version


I purchased this version of NetSpot thinking it was the pro version. However, this version from what I can see is missing a feature called Discovery, which does a quick survey of the area. From what I can tell that is the only feature missing. NetSpot did help me get the Pro version. What I can say is you might pay a lot more for Discovery, which lists information of APs nearby or use an alternative program like inSSIDer. For me the Dicovery feature is worth the extra. Granted it’s a lot more then what you would pay for NetSpot Wi-Fi Reporter. There are similar programs on the app store that can do what Discovery does but for my job I have to be able to troubleshoot wireless issues quickly.

My favorite feature is the ability to map download and upload. I’ve used NetSpot for the past year and I can say it has gone a long way. It shows that they are dedicated to their product and are always improving them. This program is perfect for IT professionals or tech enthusiasts. You will not be disappointed.

Good Purchase despite hefty price tag


I am usually reluctant to purchase an app for much over 9.99 let alone the ~$50 price tag but I have to say it is worth it for most people.

Very easy to use if you can import a diagram of your location.
Great user interface for capturing and analyzing captured data.
Passively scans and reports on all networks (those broadcasting SSIDs as well as those that do not broadcast SSIDs*) In order to actively scan on (or passively for hidden networks) you must be able to connect to the network.
Troubleshooting category will help those less informed on networking by explaining their actual results.

Price Tag, it is a bit expensive for an app.
Drawing your own diagram is a bit cumbersome and not naturally intuitive for revising/resaping shapes, lines etc.

If you are having difficulties with your current network coverage and are thinking about upgrading to a new router, adding a repeater or AP, get this app. It will help you decide if simply repositiong the router or antannae will fix your issue OR if you need buy some new equipment to upgrade or expand your current network.


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Rated 4+
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