Wireless Lan survey software

Does anyone know of a good wireless Lan survey software. We use Cisco AP's exclusively.  I know of the ACU but it was my understanding you need to have the aironet card on your pc?
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kdearingConnect With a Mentor Commented:
I'll have to disagree with Pugglewuggle to a certain extent.

Netstumbler is a great program, I have it and use it quite a bit.
However it doesn't have the mapping or reporting tools that packages such as AirMagnet, Berkley, Fluke, Ekahau, etc.

If this is a one-time project on your own network, then netstumbler is just fine.
But, if this is for a client and you plan on doing more surveys, then invest in the right software.
Netstumbler is a good product I have used before.  Compatible with most network cards.
It's not cheap, but AirMagnet is probably one of the best.
I've used it for years.
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jasonmichelAuthor Commented:
how is airmagnet for ease of use..i looked at it, i notice they have laptop module and planner etc.  What kinda money we talking?
You want the Airmagnet Surveyor.
I just bought the software package and used my own wireless card (make sure it's supported).
A few years ago it ran about $2500.
Netstumbler is generally regarded as the standard, but here are a few alternatives that people use when netstumbler either a) doesn't work with their wireless card, or b) when they don't like netstumbler.
jasonmichelAuthor Commented:
went with airmagnet..downloaded the free trial and will probably purchase..this software is packed with features...thanks
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