AirMagnet Spectrum Analyzer fills out top quality WLAN management suite

Spectrum Analyzer suffers from the installation complexity we noted in our review of the packet capture and analysis capabilities in the company's Wi-Fi Analyzer product, although the fact that we'd already registered with AirMagnet simplified matters somewhat. Beware, though, that the installation process binds the product to a particular PC, which may not be convenient in every case.

Score: 4.9 out of 5

Substantially similar to the Cisco product upon which it is based, AirMagnet's entry will have special appeal to customers who are already using AirMagnet's various tools. Spectrum Analyzer suffers from the installation complexity we noted in our review of the packet capture and analysis capabilities in the company's Wi-Fi Analyzer product, although the fact that we'd already registered with AirMagnet simplified matters somewhat. Note that while product registration is strictly-speaking optional, support is unavailable without it. But also note that the registration process appears to bind the product to a specific MAC address – AirMagnet subsequently informed us that this is not the case and that they are working to simplify and enhance their installation process and documentation respectively.

Apart from that, though, this product works identically to the Cisco version of this product.

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