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VisiWave Site Survey v5.0.5 Released

A maintenance release of VisiWave (v5.0.5 ) is now available for download. If you already own v5.0 of VisiWave, just download the eval version and install it over-top of your current version. Your existing license will continue to work. If you would like to evaluate VisiWave, just download the eval version and try it out.

New features in v5.0.5:

  • Issue with PDF Floor Plan Image File Names

    If the name of a PDF file with non-ASCII characters was used
    as a floor plan image, loading that image might have failed.
    Now any characters can be used in the file name.

  • Issue with Duplicate AP Names Appearing in AP List

    When capturing survey data, the same APs could appear many
    times in the AP List. This might happen if a virtual AP
    continuously changes an AP's SSID in between scans. Now the
    AP List is updated to show the most recent SSID for the AP.

  • Issue Using Left/Right Arrow Keys to Move from Point to Point

    Fixed an issue where VisiWave could randomly crash when
    selecting a data point in Survey View and then pressing the
    left or right arrow key to move to the previous or next data

New features in v5.0.4:

  • Support for Large Floor Plan Image Files

    If an image file is too large for the amount of memory your
    computer has, VisiWave now automatically reduces the size of
    the image so it will work. Typically images that are 4000
    pixels on a side or less work fine. Larger images might get
    automatically resized to around this width or height. You can
    see the final image size by selecting Set Scale.

  • Wrong AP#'s Listed in AP List in PDF Reports

    If you generated a PDF report, the numbers listed for each AP#
    was off by one on AP List report pages.

  • MAC Addresses Given Wrong Name for Locally Administered Names

    If an access point generates a Locally Administered MAC
    address, VisiWave would sometimes give this AP the wrong
    manufacturer name. Now Locally Administered addresses
    start "local:".

New features in v5.0.3:

  • AP Marker Custom Names in Report View Were Incorrect

    If you set a custom name on an AP Marker, save the survey file
    then reload the survey file, the custom names won't be correct
    when viewed on any report pages.

  • Data Points Where Nothing Was Seen Were Not Contributing to

    If a data point that was collected but no access points where
    seen at that location then that point was just skipped when
    calculating a heatmap. Now that point contributes to the
    heatmap by saying there is no coverage there.

  • Changing the Survey Map Image Could Stretch Report Images

    If you changed the survey map image file on an already
    existing survey file, the width or height of a report image
    would be wrong if the aspect ratio of the new image didn't
    match the aspect ratio of the old image.

New features in v5.0.2:

  • Failed to Load v4.0 Survey Files With "AP#'s" in Caption

    Trying to load a survey file created with an earlier version
    of VisiWave would fail if the string "AP#" occurred in
    any caption or text description unless the string was
    followed by a number.

  • Issue When Generating Report With Legend Tab Outside Range

    There was an issue with generating a report when the legend
    for a heatmap had one of the tabs outside of the Min/Max
    range of the color legend.

  • Generating PDF Report Would Randomly Fail

    An uninitialized variable would cause generating a PDF report
    to randomly fail.

  • Changing the Survey Map Image Could Stretch Report Images

    If you changed the survey map image file on an already
    existing survey file, the width or height of a report image
    would be wrong if the aspect ratio of the new image didn't
    match the aspect ratio of the old image.

  • Loading v3.0 Survey Files Could Cause Data Points to be in the
    Wrong Location

    Survey files created using v3.0 or earlier of VisiWave did not
    contain the floor plan image file, but rather the filename of
    the image file. If that filename is no longer valid, then you
    are prompted to pick the right image file. Doing this in v5.0
    would cause the data points to not be located in the correct

New features in v5.0.1:

  • Can't Add Data Points After Loading an Empty v4.0 Survey File

    If you load a survey file created by v4.0 of VisiWave that
    didn't have any data points in it already, then adding a data
    point to it would give you the error message "Encountered an
    improper argument".

  • Issue Selecting Interference Tab After Stopping Continuous Capture

    If you switched to the Interference Details Tab after stopping
    a Continuous mode data capture it could cause a crash.

  • Issue Setting the Name Property On a New Survey

    On a new survey file, if you selected a floor plan image file
    and set the "Name" property on the Name tab, then VisiWave
    would show an error or crash.

  • AP Names Sent from the AP Controller Were Not Presenting Correctly

    The character conversion of AP Names sent by the AP controller
    where not using the correct conversion and could end up
    looking like Chinese, Japanese, or Korean characters.

  • Issue Loading and Saving Report Templates

    Loading or saving Report Templates by pressing the Templates
    button in the Report View wasn't working correctly.

Original new features found in v5.0


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