Private: Ekahau Site Survey Release Notes v8.0

Change Log Version 8.0.0

  • Automatically import walls and scale from CAD files with Wall Outlining Wizard (WOW)

  • It is also now possible to select which layers are imported from the CAD file to the background floor plan used in site surveys

  • The floor plan’s scale is automatically read from CAD files if available

  • Added support for CAD 2013 files

  • Only supported in 64-bit operating systems

  • CAD floor plan (DWG or DXF) required


  • iPerf throughput site surveys

  • Native clients for iPerf v2 and v3 included http://sw.ekahau.com/download/ess/throughput

  • New Jitter visualization for UDP throughput surveys

  • In-depth throughput analysis when moving mouse over survey path

  • Updated Mini Signal, Active, and Requirements view

  • Now it is possible to configure the adapters also via the Mini views


  • Wall Material editor

  • NOTE: The changes only applies to the project you are working with


  • Updated the Attenuation Area editor to utilize the same dialog as the Wall Material editor

  • New license management system integration

  • One license key to rule them all

  • Your ESS license key now also has the information about your support & maintenance contract status

  • You tm ll mostly just notice this as faster responses to technical support and support & maintenance renewal inquiries



  • The application can notify the user when the support and maintenance is about to expire

  • The application automatically update its support and maintenance status when renewed


  • Added channels 120, 124, and 128 for US regulatory domain

  • Updated the vendor OUI list to improve multi-MAC detection

  • The Access Point numbering now utilizes running numbers in reporting even between the floors

  • Fixed an issue where some View menu items were not included in exported images

  • Fixed an issue when SSID and AP name included non-alphabetical characters

  • Fixed an issue where AP channel and bandwidth were not shown properly in template based reporting

  • Updated the antenna patterns for Adtran Bluesocket 1930 5GHz, Zyxel WAC6502D-S, and Zyxel WAC6503D-S

  • Added new access points and antennas:

  • Complete Samsung AP and Antenna portfolio

  • Complete AccelTex Antenna portfolio

  • Watchguard AP100, AP102, and AP200

  • Aerohive AP1130

  • Aruba AP-205H, and AP-ANT-20, ANT-3×3-2005, ANT-3×3-5005, ANT-3×3-5010, ANT-3×3-D608, ANT-3×3-D905 antennas

  • Avaya WAP9123, WAP9133 APs and WAT911360, WAT912035, WAT912090 antennas

  • Extreme Networks AP3710e, AP3765e, AP3765i, AP3805e, AP3805i, AP3825e, AP3865e

  • Extreme Networks WS-AI-DT04360, WA-AO-DS05360, WS-ANT-2DIP, WS-ANT-5DIP, WS-ANT-2DIP-3, WS-ANT-5DIP-3, WS-AO-2DIPN3, WS-AO-5DIPN3, WS-AO-DX13025 antennas

  • Meraki MR24, MR26, MR32, MR34, MR58, and MR72

  • Meraki MA-ANT-20, MA-ANT-21, MA-ANT-23, MA-ANT-25 antennas

  • Motorola AP7522 and AP7532

  • Ruckus ZoneFlex R500, ZoneFlex R600, and ZoneFlex H500

  • Terrawave M6060060MP13602O, M6060060MO1D43602 antennas

  • Ubiquiti UniFi AP AC

  • Xirrux XR630


Version 7.6.4

  • Increased the survey path colouring transparency so that the underlying map is more visible

  • Survey path now follows the cursor movement during ongoing Stop-and-Go surveys

  • AP names can now be imported from the competitor’s survey project files

  • Increased the Ekahau RTLS Controller connection time-out to make the connection more reliable

  • Visualization tooltip is disabled immediately when cursor is moved

  • Fixed a parsing error of the competitor’s project files

  • Fixed a minor bug when opening the Edit Devices menu

  • Added new access points and antennas:

  • Cisco AP2702E + AIR-ANT2524V4C-R

  • Zyxel WAC6502D-E, WAC6502D-S, and WAC6503D-S APs

  • Adtran Bluesocket 1935, 1940, 2030, and 2035 APs

  • Aruba ANT-2×2-2314 & ANT-2×2-5314 antennas

  • Aruba AP-103H, AP-214 + ANT-2×2, AP-224 + ANT-2×2, and AP-274 + ANT-2×2 APs

  • errawave M6060060P1D63620V antenna


Version 7.6.3

  • Added support for Stop-and-Go manual survey sampling

  • Information Elements are now read also from internal adapters and partially supported adapters

  • For example AP names and other AP capability information can now be read with any adapter


  • Added support for opening the competitor’s passive survey project files (v8.0 ->)

  • Brought back the map auto-scrolling

  • Updated the Cisco coverage requirement profiles

  • Added Fortinet multi-SSID logic

  • Added new multi-SSID logic for the latest Meraki APs

  • Fixed the scale report template tag

  • Fixed the resolution width template tag

  • Fixed an issue with Ping/RTT and Packet Loss visualizations

  • Fixed an issue with default SNR visualization legend cutout value

  • Fixed a Meru networks specific passive scanning issue where measurements were sometimes seen for an incorrect BSSID

  • Added new access points and antennas:

  • Cisco AP1702I and AP1572E + AIR-ANT2568VG-N APs

  • Cisco AIR-ANT2568VG-N, AIR-ANT2451NV-R, and AIR-ANT2451V-R Antennas

  • AirTight C55 and C60 APs

  • Aerohive AP170, AP330, and AP350 APs

  • Netgear WNDAP360, WNDAP620, WNDAP660, WLAP320, and WN370 APs

  • Aruba AP-215

  • Meru AP122

  • Tallac SDM-100 AP

  • Autelan AE5000-E2AN2T, AE5000-E3CN3T, AE6000-E2ANH2, and AE6100-E2ANH2 APs

  • Adtran Bluesocket 1920, 1925, and 1930 APs

  • Motorola AP7161 + ML-2452-HPAG5A8, L-2452-HPA6X6-036 APs and Antennas

  • Radiobolaget 9971021-1 2.4GHz and 9971024-1 5GHz Antennas


Version 7.6.2

  • Graphics scaling issues fixed

  • Issue with duplicated attenuation area types fixed

  • Survey lists of large projects with many survey tracks now initialized more quickly

  • Fixed an issue with Ping recordings

  • Added new access points and antennas:

  • Meraki MR18 AP

  • AirTight C75 AP

  • Netgear WNAP930 and WNDAP380 APs

  • Aruba AP-ANT-17 and AP-ANT-19 antennas

  • Terrawave M6040060O2D1802R Antenna


  • Updated the Aruba AP-ANT-18 5GHz azimuth antenna pattern

Version 7.6.1

  • Added further options to customize AP data in template reports:

  • Antenna Tx power

  • Antenna type

  • Antenna height in meters

  • Antenna height in feet


  • Added an option to define the height of the image in template reports

  • Associated Channel information is now displayed in Live Network Status

  • Increased image export resolution when CAD floor maps are used

  • The connection between ESS and Ekahau RTLS tags is now much more reliable

  • When using Ekahau RTLS tags for site surveys, the internal adapter is automatically used only for active surveys

  • When using Ekahau RTLS tags for site surveys, surveys recorded with external NIC adapters are automatically disabled

  • Fixed a bug where checking preferences while “Signal To Noise Ratio” or “Number of APs” view mode is used produced an error

  • Fixed a bug where SNR visualization did not display values over 50dB properly

  • NOTE: In case of projects created before ESS 7.6.0, you might have to adjust the legend slider a bit to see values over 50dB


  • Fixed a bug where multiple overlapping coverage areas caused an exception in Auto Planner

  • Fixed a bug where “Associated Access Point” visualization produced an exception when no ping data was available

  • Added new access points and antennas:

  • Ruckus ZoneFlex T300 and T301n APs

  • HP 560 802.11ac AP

  • Terrawave M60202501D43602RA Antenna


Version 7.6.0

  • Hole in the floor tool for predictive surveys

  • Added support for exclusion coverage areas

  • Coverage area drawn inside another coverage area is considered as an exclusion area where no coverage is required nor APs should be placed


  • Auto-planner also now supports holes in the floor and exclusion areas

  • Fixed a bug in Auto-planner where exception was thrown when AP altitude was so high that required signal level could not be achieved in floor leve

  • New visualization legend

  • Supports static legend colors

  • No heatmap is shown for values outside the defined range

  • Support for the legacy adjustable color range via right-click context menu

  • Areas where the active requirement is not met is shown with gray color

  • Updated the visualization tooltips to display a warning in areas where the active requirement is not met


  • Channel Overlap is now included in coverage requirements

  • The criterion is also included in Network Health and Network Issues visualizations and in Live Requirements


  • Added a mini live requirement view for the Channel Overlap

  • Displays the channel overlap for the current associated channel

  • When no association is available, displays the worst channel overlap


  • Channel Overlap now displays the worst case over all channels

  • Updated the Coverage Requirement window

  • It is now only possible to adjust the numeric values of each criterion

  • Network conditions option is hidden by default


  • Signal Prediction can be enabled for all floors in the building – Use with care!

  • All pop-up menus can be closed without separately clicking the Close button by simply clicking outside the menu

  • Added Vocera B3000 adapter

  • Added new access points and antennas:

  • Huawei APs: AP5010DN, AP5010SN, AP6010DN, AP6010SN

  • Huawei Antennas: 27010209, 27010215, 27010219, 27010223, 27010812, 27010889, 27010890, 27010891, 27010898, 27010902, 27010892, 27010912, 27011332, 27010913, 27010956, 27011015, 27011016, 27010906, 27010904, 27011333

  • Zyxel APs: NWA5121-NI, NWA1123-AC, NWA1123-NI, NWA5123-NI, NWA5121-N, NWA5160-N, NWA5301-NJ, NWA3166-N

  • Zyxel ANT2105 Antenna

  • Aruba AP-205, AP-275, and RAP-155

  • Ubiquiti APs: UniFi AP-Outdoor+ with AMO-2G10, UniFi AP-Outdoor+ with AMO-2G13, UniFi AP-Outdoor5 with AMO-5G10, and UniFi AP-Outdoor5 with AMO-5G13

  • Ubiquiti antennas: AMO-2G10, AMO-2G13, AMO-5G10, and AMO-5G13

  • TRENDnet TEW-653AP and TEW-753DAP APs

  • Fortinet FortiAP-221B and FortiAP-320B

  • Aerohive AP230


Version 7.5.2

  • Aruba AP names are now read from information elements and displayed on AP list, Live Network Status, and Survey Inspector

  • Added multi-radio detection logic for Aruba access points when Aruba AP names are present in the measurements

  • Increased the width of Attenuation Area drop down

  • Updated Japanese UI translations

  • Fixed a bug where attenuation area was ignored by the auto-planner

  • Fixed a bug causing an error when map was removed from the project, but not from the building

  • Fixed a report template bug where incorrect channel information was displays on Legend and Visualization Statistics

  • Fixed a bug causing an error on Surveys list when the project included thousands of surveys

  • Fixed a bug where ESS crashed during startup

  • Fixed a bug where ESS did not exit after prompted for saving the project

Version 7.5.1

  • Part height walls are now shown with a raster line on the map view

  • Active measurement is now automatically started when the application starts

  • It is now possible to Undo and Redo any changes done to walls and attenuation areas

  • A new driver (3.0.1.721) fixing a bug where Beacons were sometimes missed when multiple adapters were used

  • Fixed a bug that caused Auto-Planner to fail when APs where placed very high

  • Fixed a bug where changes done to the attenuation areas were not taken in account by the Auto-Planner

  • Fixed a bug where visualization was refreshed multiple times after editing Walls or Attenuation Areas

  • Fixed a bug causing an error during RTLS accuracy analysis

  • Fixed a bug where creating a report visualization within a radio loop would fail if it has radios that are not assigned to a map

  • Added missing Japanese UI translations

  • Added Engenius EAP600, ECB600, EWS310, and EWS320 Access Points

  • Added Fortinet FortiAP-223B, FortiAP-320C, and FortiAP-221C Access Points

  • Added Cisco AP1532E + AIR-ANT2524 Access Point

Version 7.5.0

  • Reports can now be generated based on customizable DOCX templates

  • Survey statistics dialog added

  • Attenuation areas can be specified on a map

  • Wall lower and higher bounds can now be configured

  • Image export feature now exports as high resolution image

  • RTLS measurement method (Blink/ELP) is now shown on live networks and survey inspector provided that the scanning was made by ESS 7.5.0 or later

  • Added “Customer” field to project notes

  • Meru Ethernet MAC is displayed as the AP name on live networks and survey inspector tables

  • Updated map file naming on Cisco export format

  • Dropped feature: Print image to a printer

  • Added Engenius ECP350, EAP900H, EAP350 APs and Terrawave M6060070MP13620 antenna

  • Fixed AP profiles for Extreme Networks AP3825i, Ruckus 7762-AC, and Cisco AP2602E + AIR-ANT2566P4W-R APs

  • Fixed a bug that prevented visualizations to refresh until the application was restarted

Version 7.0.3

  • Updated the file chooser

  • Updated the Enterasys multi-radio logic to include exceptional cases

  • Channel planner now utilizes all available channels

  • Fixed a bug on Number of Access Points visualization

  • Fixed a 5GHz band scanning bug on Japanese regulatory domain

  • Fixed a bug on mini live signal tooltip

  • Probe requests are now disabled when multiple adapters are being used to avoid near field amplification

  • A new driver (3.0.1.719) to support disabling probe requests on demand

  • Added site dimensions for Cisco Prime exports

  • Added several new access points and antennas:

  • Ruckus ZoneFlex 7762-AC, R300, R700, SmartCell 8800

  • Cisco AP702W, AIR-ANT5114P2M-N, AIR-ANT2588P3M-N, AIR-ANT2413P2M-N

  • Aruba AP-175 + AP-ANT-D805, AP-ANT-1B

  • Terrawave M6030040O1D1820MPV, M6060060M01D3620O

  • Extreme Networks AP3825i

  • Juniper WLA321, WLA322

  • Samsung WDS-ANTD2D, WDS-ANTD4D

  • Aerohive AP121


Version 7.0.2

  • German, French, and Japanese localizations

  • Support for mobile devices utilizing Ekahau Location Protocol (ELP)

  • Updated the IEEE OUI list to bind multiple SSIDs from the latest Cisco APs together

  • Fixed a bug that caused Channel 120 not to be shown on Channel Configuration dialog

  • Fixed a bug that caused an error when RSSI was over the range of conversion function

  • Disabled Export as XML

  • Added new access points and antennas:

  • Cisco AP1532i

  • Cisco AP2602e + AIR-ANT2566P4W-R

  • Cisco AP3700e + AIR-ANT2566P4W-R

  • Aruba AP-104 + AP-ANT-1F

  • Ubiquiti UniFi AP AC Outdoor

  • Ubiquiti UniFi AP Pro

  • Aruba AP-ANT-1F

  • Aruba AP-ANT-16


Version 7.0.1

  • Fixed ESS startup issue with standard license

  • Spectrum analyzer launch button now works more reliably

  • Fixed functionality of project merging

Version 7.0.0

  • Support for surveying with up to three simultaneous USB adapters

  • Requires new Atheros driver revision 3.0.1.710 (installed automatically)

  • Channels are automatically allocated by default. Feature can be disabled from File > Preferences. Manual channel selection is also possible

  • Wi-Fi device configuration dialog has been renewed

  • Adapter channel configuration dialog has been renewed

  • Survey list has been renewed to be usable with multiple adapter surveys

  • ESX file format updated to support multiple adapter surveys. ESS 7.0 projects can’t be opened in 6.0 or earlier versions.


  • Support for surveying with up to 10 simultaneous Wi-Fi tags

  • When activating WiFi tags for site survey, they are automatically set to calibration mode


  • New heatmaps for comparing differences between primary and secondary surveys

  • Difference in Signal Strength

  • Difference in Number of AP:s

  • Difference in Noise


  • Merging survey data can now be done for the same maps

  • Channel Planner: Optimizes channel separation for simulated or measured network

  • Added undo and redo buttons

  • Optimizations for loading huge projects (up to 90% faster)

  • Optimizations for visualizations in huge projects (up to 35% faster)

  • Optimizations to passive scan speed (shortens the scan cycle by ~10%)

  • Improvements for touch screen usage

  • Mini Ping and Live Signals views have been renewed

  • Live Signals and Survey Inspector views now show the number of observed BSSIDs

  • “My” SSID is now automatically detected from associated network when doing non-RTLS surveys

  • The selected survey tracks are now synchronized between surveys list, survey inspector, and map view

  • The report template has some minor changes

  • When opening a project, the AP list now expands only the initially opened map

  • Added new access points and antennas:

  • EnGenius EAP9550

  • EnGenius EOC5611P

  • Relay2 R2-CAP-ND-900N


  • This version is released in English language only

  • User guides are now only available online at http://docs.ekahau.com/index.php/Ekahau_Site_Survey_User_Guide

  • Bug fix: Simulated noise was used in some visualizations even though measured noise was selected

  • This fix makes those visualizations up to 10 times faster for huge projects


  • Bug fix: Fixes in signal propagation algorithm concerning walls

  • Dropped feature: Official Windows XP support

  • Dropped feature: Official Windows Vista support

  • Dropped feature: Cardbus (PCMCIA / ExpressCard) adapter support

  • Dropped feature: Undoing survey deletion is no longer possible

Version 6.0.8

  • New separate Ekahau Protocol Driver installers for 32bit and 64bit machines to ensure proper installation

  • Fixed a bug with parsing 802.11ac information elements that caused some .11ac APs not being detected properly

  • Added new access points

  • Meru OAP433e + O4ABGN-0607

  • 4ipnet EAP110


Version 6.0.7

  • New Ekahau protocol driver installer

  • Forces the installation of Ekahau driver protocol solving an issue with missing protocol driver after Windows 8.1 upgrade


  • Ruckus Multi-Radio logic that automatically combines surveyed dual-band access points

  • Fixed a bug that caused maps imported from Cisco Prime having incorrect scale

  • Fixed a problem where visualizations were sometimes calculated twice

  • Fixed a bug where ESS crashed on Windows XP machines when internal Wi-Fi adapter was enabled

  • Fixed a bug that caused ESS to crash sometimes after changing AP selections with visualization auto-refresh enabled

  • Added several new access points

  • Cisco AP3700P + AIR-ANT2513P4M-N

  • Cisco AP2602E + AIR-ANT2524

  • Meru AP832e + ANT-ABGN-0406W-W

  • Aruba AP-114 + AP-ANT-1F, AP-115, RAP-109

  • Ruckus ZoneFlex 7782


Version 6.0.6

  • New Atheros driver revision 3.0.1.362

  • Fixes a problem of missing AP observations when hundreds of BSSIDs were present


  • New Per-Channel View visualization

  • Zooming is focused towards the mouse cursor

  • Improved pinch zooming on touch displays

  • Map panning on Survey Mode

  • Panning the map with a finger or left mouse button


  • On touch display, active survey recording can be stopped by tapping and holding the finger on the screen

  • The left hand side list is automatically hidden in Survey Mode to give more room for the map view

  • Pinging is disabled if active interface is not available

  • Contours are disabled by default for Detailed visualizations

  • Added several new access points and antennas:

  • Cisco AP3700i and AP3700e + AIR-ANT2524

  • Cisco AP3600e + AIR-ANT2524

  • Cisco AP3600e + AIR-ANT2524 with .11ac Module

  • Cisco AP3600i with .11ac Module

  • Cisco AIR-ANT2535SDW-R antenna

  • Aruba AP-ANT-1F antenna

  • Aruba AP-104 + AP-ANT-1F

  • Aruba AP-175 + AP-ANT-90

  • Aerohive AP370

  • Aerohive AP390

  • Mars MA-WE2458 antenna


Version 6.0.5

  • Experimental Windows 8.1 support

  • Selectable auto detection of “My APs” in RTLS positioning mode

  • Fixed a bug that caused an exception if an AP with empty supported MCS set was encountered

  • Fixed a bug that prevented displaying the scanning device’s driver file name

  • Added several new access points and antennas:

  • BelAir 20EO

  • Ruckus AP 7762

  • Terrawave M6060060MP1D33602 antenna

  • Cisco AIR-ANT2524DW-R dual-band antenna


Version 6.0.4

  • Minor bug fixes:

  • Auto-Detection of Multi-MAC APs was on some cases when the feature should have been disabled

  • Visualizations were not shown for Cisco CCX surveys

  • Clearing Quick Search caused an exception in some situations

  • Fixed an exception on Calibration Quality visualization


  • Increased the maximum allowed map size limit to 100 Mpx

  • Added support for access points with more than three radios in network planning

  • Added multi-SSID detection logic for H3C, 3Com, Juniper, and Brocade access points

  • Added multi-radio detection logic for H3C, 3Com and Juniper access points

  • New Windows 7 Atheros driver which prevents the USB adapter to associate with the network when Ekahau Site Survey is running

  • Added several new access points and antennas:

  • Meru AP832i and AP832e with ANT-ABGN230W-W 802.11ac access points

  • Xirrus XN4, XN8, XR-2420, XR-2430, XR-4420, XR-4430, XR-4830, XR-6820, XR-6830, XR-7620, and XR-7630 access points

  • Ericsson BelAir 20EO-11A, 20EO-11B, and 20E access points

  • Enterasys AP3715i access point

  • Meraki MR62 with ANT-13 access point

  • LANCOM IAP-321 2.4GHz, IAP-321 5GHz, IAP-321-3G 2.4GHz, and IAP-321-3G 5GHz access points

  • Siemens Scalance W786 access point

  • Cisco AP1602E with AIR-ANT2524 access point

  • Cisco AIR-ANT5170 and AIR-ANT5195 antennas

  • MobileMark DOD5-2400-5500 antenna

  • Terrawave M6013070P30006I, T58060O10006, T58170P1000690, and M6060060MP1D43620 antennas


Version 6.0.3

  • New Visualization Statistics feature

  • Channel Utilization and Station Count reported by the access points is displayed in the Live Network Status

  • My Access Point selection is automatically done based on the associated SSID during the site survey

  • User can now select to show Channel Overlap only for co-channels or adjacent channels

  • User can import multiple floor map images at the same time

  • Changed default export visualization image output folder

  • Removed the normalized signal strength bar from the Live Networks Status

  • Fixed a bug when quick selecting 40MHz 802.11n radios

  • Fixed an issue with HP multi-radio bonding Added new Xirrus access points:

  • XR-500, XR-1220, XR-1230, XR-1230H

  • XR-2220, XR-2230, XR-7220, XR-7230


Version 6.0.2

  • Added Aruba AP-224 and AP-225 802.11ac Access Points

  • German, French, and Japanese localizations

  • New AP channel bandwidth selection pop-up

  • User can now select which access point information to show on the map view

  • The access point name is now more visible on the map view

  • Updated tooltips for Signal Strength, Channel Overlap, and Number of APs visualizations

  • Signal Strength visualization tooltip displays what is the strongest access point and on which channel it is

  • Channel Overlap visualization tooltip displays the overlapping access points in a table form sorted by the strongest AP

  • Number of APs visualization tooltip displays all the audible access points, their signal strength, channel, and floor information in a table form sorted by the strongest AP


  • Added Samsung Galaxy S4 to the client adapters’ list

  • Added new 802.11n access points:

  • Ruckus ZoneFlex 7762-S, ZoneFlex 7782-S, ZoneFlex 7782-N

  • Motorola AP6522

  • LANCOM L-460agn, L-320agn

  • Enterasys AP3710i


  • Fixed a bug that caused unnecessary visualization re-calculations

  • Fixed channel information format in reports

  • Fixed a bug that prevented designing single channel, wide channel bandwidth network plans with ESS autoplanner

Version 6.0.1

  • New visualization: Channel Overlap

  • Changed default output folder for report to be the same folder as the corresponding esx file

  • Fixed bug that could cause exception at startup when scanning configuration from older Site Survey was present

  • Fixed bug that caused “jumping” of channel number in radio channel selection popup

  • Data from the 802.11ac access point is included to XML and WCS export

  • New Windows 7 USB driver revision 3.1.0.331

  • Improves accuracy of the RSSI values


  • New access points and antennas

  • Sophos AP30, AP50

  • Motorola AP6562

  • Aruba AP-68

  • Aruba ANT-5614, ANT-82, ANT-83, ANT-85, ANT-90


Version 6.0.0