iBwave Wi‑Fi® (PC version)


A powerful cloud-connected 3D Wi-Fi planning and design software
Accelerate productivity
Collaborate more easily via the cloud
Design detailed networks in advanced 3D with prediction
Increase design quality with powerful prediction & capacity planning
Quickly generate key project reports

3-Month Subscription(1)

$1,495 USD / €1,375 EUR

12-Month Subscription(1)

$2,950 USD / €2,750 EUR

SAVE $1,495 (50%) when you purchase over a 12 month period.

Perpetual License(2)

$3,995 USD / €3,730 EUR

(1) Subscription license include Annual Maintenance & Support (AMS) as well as 10GB of cloud storage for the duration of the subscription. Subscriptions need to be renewed before end of the subscription term in order to maintain access to the storage space.

(2) Perpetual license includes one year of Annual Maintenance & Support (AMS) and 10GB of cloud storage. AMS will need to be renewed for subsequent years to maintain access to the storage space.

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iBwave Wi‑Fi® software features
  • Wireless Technologies
  • Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)
  • Free Active survey server
  • Simultaneous Active and Passive walk test
  • Supports multi-adapter Passive survey
Network Design
  • Design Plan for indoor RF system design (building and/or floors)
  • Centralized database with vendor-modeled network parts: APs, cables, switches, routers
  • Advanced 3D design with adjustable wall heights and inclined surfaces
  • Network validation and error checking
  • Automatic access point placement
  • Automatic channel assignment
  • Automatic Design Plan organizer
  • Automatic cable length measurements
Building Modeling
  • Create multiple buildings and multi-layered floor plans
  • Import floor plans and walls from .dwg, .dxf, .jpeg, .bmp, .tiff, .gif or .pdf files
  • Draw walls and surfaces (including inclined), assign materials or create your own
  • Advanced 3D Viewer to display buildings and floors
  • Show building location in Google Maps or Bing Maps
  • Export building to Google Earth
  • Simultaneous multi-band / technology propagation and capacity 3D prediction analysis
  • Variable Path Loss Exponent , COST 231 Multi-Wall or Fast Ray Tracing propagation models
  • Probe to display multi-system prediction results
  • Compliance results and report based on user defined criteria
  • Prediction model and material calibration from survey data
Output Maps
  • Signal strength (RSSI), Maximum Achievable Data Rate (MADR) and Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR)
  • Best AP and Best Channel
  • Co-Channel Interference (CCI), AP count and Overlap zone
  • Capacity and Average Downlink Data Rate
Project Documentation
  • Use drawing tools to add lines , shapes, text and images
  • Create picture plans and photo mock-ups
  • Create annotations (text, audio, picture, video)
  • Create project revisions
  • Protect project file with password
  • Export project to .dxf format and all annotations to zip file
  • Print project documentation
  • Annotations, Output maps, RF Survey reports
  • Equipment list and Cost Details report
  • Access Points, Cable Routing and Cross-Reference reports
  • Prediction vs. Measured report
  • Compliance Report
  • Free report viewer for project stakeholders
  • Net scan
  • Frequency calculator
  • Power converter
  • Intermodulation calculator
Supported Wi-Fi Adapters
  • Netgear A6200
  • D-Link DWA-182 Revision A1
  • Asus USB-AC53
  • Buffalo AC866 N300
  • Belkin F9L1106az v1
  • BT 11ac Dual Band 900
  • AirPcap Nx: USB 802.11a/b/g/n
Software Requirements
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 or later
  • Install the latest Windows service packs and critical updates from the Windows Update site
  • Administrative rights are required during installation
Hardware Requirements


  • Processor: > 2.0 GHz
  • Operating System: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10
  • Memory: 2 gigabytes (GB) of RAM
  • Hard Disk: 500 MB (including Microsoft .NET Framework installation)
  • Display: 1024 x 768, 24 bits
Recommended (for large projects)
  • Processor: Intel i7 Processor 2600 (3.4 Ghz) or more
  • Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit
  • Memory: 12 gigabytes (GB) of RAM or more
  • Hard Disk: 500 MB (including Microsoft .NET Framework installation)
  • Display: 1680 x 1050, 32 bits
  • Video Card with 3D support and at least 256 Mb
* iBwave Wi‑Fi® does not allow the usage of multiple simultaneous Terminal Server sessions.
* iBwave Wi‑Fi® will not run under multiple simultaneous Terminal Servers.
"The ability to design and visualize Wi-Fi networks in 3-D is a unique iBwave feature that I have come to rely on for access point placement and troubleshooting. The granularity iBwave provides is exceptional, especially with the new capability to design with multi-radio APs that are unique to Riverbed Xirrus for supporting high density Wi-Fi networks. Add to that the mobile tools and the variety of reports you can generate makes iBwave an invaluable tool for Wi-Fi deployment."

- Ty Parker, Director Solutions Engineering for Riverbed CWNE #173

"iBwave's 3D predictive modeling and new smart antenna contouring with fast ray tracing takes Wi-Fi design tools to a whole new level."

- Alan Blake, CWNE #129, CWNT, United Kingdom

"From a vendor neutral perspective, probably iBwave Wi-Fi (PC Version) is the most advanced solution in the market. With full support to integrate Wi-Fi APs with detailed backhaul cabling , network infrastructures and budgeting, 3D venue modeling and network visualizations, the most advanced RF calculations for prediction accuracy, and cloud integration to simplify the interaction between Wi-Fi architects, project managers and site surveyors."

- Ronald Van Kleunen, CWNE #108, CEO Globeron

"In today’s high density Wi-Fi environments, airtime is a precious commodity that is best served by the abundance of available channels in 5 GHz. Access points with dual 5 GHz radios are best suited to meet airtime and capacity needs. A software selectable radio also offers the benefit of 2.4 GHz connectivity when needed. iBwave’s multi-radio feature assists any WLAN professional with dual 5 GHz WLAN designs in addition to legacy 2.4/5GHz WLANs designs."

- David Coleman CWNE #4