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Ekahau Site Survey

Ekahau Site Survey is the complete toolkit for designing, analysing, optimising and troubleshooting Wi-Fi networks. The software is designed to run on Windows and macOS devices. It is the de-facto tool for network engineers in companies of all sizes.


Ultra-Fast Wi-Fi Planning
Accurately design a high-capacity Wi-Fi network based on your requirements.

Wi-Fi Site Surveys
Ekahau's Wi-Fi site survey tool allows simple yet ultra-comprehensive validation of  Wi-Fi network coverage and performance.

Optimized for Ekahau Sidekick™
Connect Ekahau Sidekick™ (sold separately) with Ekahau Site Survey and get ultra-high end spectrum analysis and accurate Wi-Fi analysis and longer battery life.

Troubleshoot and Optimize
Eliminate coverage holes, interference issues, roaming problems and all performance bottlenecks.

Automatic Reporting
Automatically create comprehensive reports fully customized to suit your needs.

Hybrid site surveys

One site survey walk-through is enough to collect it all: Active survey (end-to-end or throughput), passive survey, and spectrum survey information. No pre-configuration is needed - just start surveying.

Ekahau highly recommends Ekahau Sidekick™ for the quickest, most accurate and reliable site surveys, and simultaneous spectrum analysis. For the budget-minded, we also offer a USB Wi-Fi adapter as an option. The USB adapter does scan Wi-Fi (at half the speed of Ekahau Sidekick™) and leaves out spectrum analysis.

  • Simultaneous 2.4 and 5GHz surveys
  • Simultaneous passive & active & spectrum surveys
  • Throughput (iPerf) support
  • Multi-adapter support
  • GPS enabled outdoor surveys
  • Touch screen optimised surveying
  • Locates all APs
  • Fills in the gaps to places you didn't visit
  • Automatic channel optimisation
  • Supports 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • See below for analysis features

Network planning

ESS shows you where to place and how to configure your access points. ESS also accurately predicts network coverage, performance and capacity. In 3D.

3D Modelling in minutes

  • Industry's fastest 3D prediction engine
  • Multi-floor and multi-building planning
  • Wall materials, wall height
  • Convert CAD drawings into walls
  • Antenna direction, uptilt, downtilt
  • Outdoor planning for urban areas

Automatic AP Placement

  • Automatic AP placement & channel assignment based on coverage and capacity requirements
  • Manual one-click AP placement option
  • Crystal-clear heatmaps
  • Hundreds of Wi-Fi access points and antennas
  • Expansion planning combines measurements & simulation
  • Fully supports 802.11ac, 802.11n, and 802.11abg


ESS creates a summarized report of the bill of materials, coverage and performance maps, capacity information, and the entire network layout.With a single click of a button, the entire multi-floor, even multi-building site will be completely covered in a detailed report.There's two ways to report: Pick & choose from the application, or based on your corporate reporting template.

  • Selectable contents
  • Template-based option for full customization
  • List of access points and antennas
  • AP configurations
  • Coverage and performance heatmaps
  • Network requirements
  • Network health and issues
  • 2.4 & 5GHz separately
  • Capacity requirements and bottlenecks
  • Surveyed areas
  • Installation notes
  • Detailed Real-Time Location System (RTLS) performance metrics
  • Microsoft Word and PDF formats