What are some useful tools for doing a site survey in house? i.e. inSSIDer

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I work for a city school system and we are looking into ways to do a site survey to determine what we need to do as far as configuration and placement of WAP's in our schools. We have been using inSSIDer and the Planning Tool built into the Hive Manager, but didn't know if there was any other solutions that would be even more helpful.
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Travis Kaufman, Champ

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Normally - If a school or business does not have the staff to accommodate the time for a site survey. A 3rd party vendor can be hired.  They normally use AirMagnet/Ekahau/Tamograph etc.. for the tools. 
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Karl Heinz Goller

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We are using the Ekehau professional site survey tool for planning and troubleshooting our WLAN deployments. This tool is very useful when you are planning for coverage AND capacity/applications. Many times it is not sufficient only to look at the covrage of the WLAN infrastructure but also to keep in mind the applications (voice!) and the number of WLAN devices which are trying to get access to the WLAN.
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Sjoerd de Jong, Employee

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As Travis states: Normally a reseller takes care of the site survey, to check coverage and spectrum. However, when you have deployed the Aerohive AP's already, you are able to do a part of site surveying using the AP's themselves: Spectrum analysis, which is great!