AirCheck G2 Wireless Tester

AirCheck G2 Wireless Tester

The AirCheck G2 provides fast, simple, and accurate isolation and troubleshooting, thereby reducing the time to resolve wireless issues. AirCheck G2 simplifies wireless troubleshooting by providing:

  • A rugged, handheld purpose-built wireless tester supporting the latest Wi-Fi technologies (802.11a/b/g/n/ac)
  • A one-button AutoTest, which quickly provides a pass/fail indication of the wireless environment and identifies common problems
  • An instant view of test results including network availability, connectivity, utilization, security settings, rogue hunting, and interference detection
  • Connectivity to a centralized test results management platform, Link-Live, that facilitates greater job visibility, project control and fleet management for larger distributed environments

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  • Wi-Fi is a complex technology, but testing it doesn’t have to be. AirCheck G2TM Wireless tester is purpose built for the front-line IT responders dispatched to the complaints of: The Wi-Fi is not working or the Internet is down. The AirCheck G2 Wireless Tester provides fast, simple, and accurate isolation and troubleshooting, thereby reducing the time to resolution of wireless issues.

    There are many variables that lead to Wi-Fi complaints, ranging from network based problems and configuration issues to environmental or client device misconfigurations. Collecting all the key pieces of information the very first time is key to every front-line IT responder to resolve any complaint.

    The AirCheck G2’s intuitive user interface and management platform provides actionable intelligence to not only remove the complexity of wireless troubleshooting but also helps speed up closure of the trouble ticket. The cost of not getting the job done right the first time, leading to an escalation team visit, leads to ineffective usage of the escalation team efforts & end-user dissatisfaction due to slow problem-solving response time. AirCheck G2 provides front-line IT with complete & accurate wireless information to solve problems right the first time, instead of blindly escalating them.

  • What’s new in the AirCheck G2 (Second Generation) Wireless Tester

    The Second Generation AirCheck G2 Wireless Tester carries on the legacy of the AirCheck Wi-Fi Tester, but now additionally offers:

    • 802.11ac 3 stream radio
    • 5” Touchscreen display
    • Ethernet tests for AP backhaul verification
    • Automatic uploads of basic connectivity tests to the Link-Live cloud service.

    Touchscreen Display

    The AirCheck G2 Wireless Tester has a responsive 5” touchscreen display. The home screen offers easy navigation to drill down into:

    • Networks
    • Access Points
    • Channels
    • Clients
    • Autotest
    • Ethernet Test

    802.11a/b/g/n/ac Network Detection and Connectivity Validation

    Find configuration and coverage problems as well as rogue access points by viewing a list of all physical access points heard by AirCheck G2.

    Connect to networks or specific access points using WEP, WPA, WPA2, and/or 802.1x. Acquires an IP address and pings the router, gateway, and user-defined addresses to verify connectivity and network access inside and outside the firewall. Verifies connection quality.



    Performs essential Wi-Fi tests and a pass/fail indication of the wireless environment and identifies common problems – for any level of technician’s expertise.

    • Air Quality – Checks for Wi-Fi and non Wi-Fi utilization by channel, plus co-channel interference.
    • Network Quality – Verify coverage, interference, security and ability to connect to specified networks
    • Rogue Access Points – Identify AP’s not listed in the profile
    • Ad Hoc Networks – Detects ad hoc networks and flags them as potential network security risk

    AutoTests are user configurable and based on the multiple profiles which can be stored in AirCheck and selected for different sites or requirements. Results may also be stored for export to AirCheck Manager.


    Cloud Based Results Management

    Link-Live Cloud Service

    Once the AirCheck G2 is connected to the Link-Live Cloud service, basic network connectivity test results are automatically uploaded to the dashboard for project management and reporting. This internet-hosted service is available from anywhere at any time using any device with a browser and internet connection. It is especially useful for managers of remote teams that need visibility to test results instantly. In addition, teams that utilize the wired only companions to the AirCheck G2 such as the LinkSprinter or LinkRunner have a single dashboard system to manage results from network connectivity tests.

    AirCheck G2 Manager Software

    The AirCheck G2 Manager Software provides the ability to manage AirCheck G2 profiles and view detailed information on saved tests results. The AirMagnet Manager is free and available for download to any computer from the Link-Live Cloud Service.

    Easily configure, manage, and control the use of your AirCheck G2 – or an entire fleet of them – with the Profiles feature, which allows configuration of security settings, AutoTest limits, and target devices for connectivity. Name and transfer multiple profiles into AirCheck G2, as needed for different facilities. Profiles are password protected, eliminating worry about unauthorized access to your network if your AirCheck G2 is lost or stolen.

    Record Session

    You can easily view detailed information about networks, access points, channels, or clients on the AirCheck G2 Manager Software by viewing a saved session file. The session files will capture details including AirCheck G2 configuration, AutoTest results, lists of AP’s / clients and channel usage.


    List Networks

    Find security issues, rogue APs and coverage problems and view a list of all wireless networks heard by AirCheck. Instantly see the following for each network:

    • Signal level
    • Security / encryption
    • Number of APs in network
    • SSID name
    • Type of network

    Locate Access Points and Clients Easily

    Quickly identify rogue APs by setting the authorization status for each AP in AirCheck or AirCheck Manager software. Once set, this allows you to instantly verify authorized devices and determine if rogue devices are present on your network.

    You may define an AP’s authorization status two ways: from AirCheck Wi-Fi Tester or the AirCheck Manager software.


    Network Connection Tests

    Verify network availability and access by connecting to a network (SSID) or specified AP using three simple steps:

    • Associate with AP
    • Request IP address from DHCP server
    • PING gateway, DHCP server and user-defined addresses
    • TCP port connectivity

    Channel Utilization and Interference

    Network Connection Tests

    Quickly determine if channels are overloaded due to Wi-Fi traffic (displayed in blue) or interference (displayed in gray). Verify channel-usage pattern or overlap and flag illegal use of channels.

    With AirCheck G2, you can also detect the presence of interference. Devices that can cause interference include microwave ovens, cordless phones and headsets, Bluetooth® devices, and analog video cameras.

    Drill in further to see the level of Wi-Fi traffic and interference over the last 60 seconds on a selected channel, as well as the access points using this channel.


    Wired Ethernet Tests

    Allows for Wi-Fi AP backhaul and wiring verification.

    • Diagnose and test Power over Ethernet (PoE), Link to the switch, DHCP, Gateway, and Internet connection.
    • Get VLAN, switch name, and port information via CDP/LLDP/EDP for your managed switches
    • Automated reporting to Link-Live Cloud Service, once enabled
    • Get detailed test results sent directly to your email

    Client Details

    Easily find misconfigured or failed client devices. Quickly drill into client details to see signal level, AP MAC and name, channel, SSID, type and determine the channels and frequencies on which the client is probing.

    Multiple Language Support

    AirCheck fully supports multiple languages including English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and Korean. Multi-language support includes AirCheck user interface, getting started guide, user manual and supporting AirCheck Manager software, help files and user reports.

  • Models

    Model Number/Name Description

    AIRCHECK G2 WIRELESS TESTER. Includes soft case, AC charger, USB cable, Quick Start Guide.

    AIRCHECK-G2 PLUS EXT-ENT, AUTO CHARGER, HOLSTER. Includes soft case, AC charger, USB cable, Quick Start Guide, external directional antenna, holster, automobile charger.

    • Aircheck G2 Wireless Tester, soft case, AC charger, USB cable, Quick Start Guide, external directional antenna, holster, automobile charger
    • LinkRunner AT 2000 tester with Li-ion battery, AC charger, IntelliTone PRO 200, Wireview Cable ID set 2-6, Large Folding Test Kit Pouch, Holster, RJ-45 coupler, LinkRunner AT Manager software CD, USB cable, Getting Started Guide, soft case
    • Deluxe duffle bag
    1 Year Gold Tools Support for AIRCHECK-G2
    3 Year Gold Tools Support for AIRCHECK-G2
    1 Year Gold Tools Support for AIRCHECK-G2 KIT
    3 Year Gold Tools Support for AIRCHECK-G2 KIT
    1 Year Gold Tools Support for ACKG2-LRAT2000
    3 Year Gold Tools Support for ACKG2-LRAT2000


    Model Number/Name Description
  • Environmental Specifications  

    Operating temperature

    32ºF to 113ºF (0ºC to +45ºC)
    NOTE: The battery will not charge if the internal temperature of the tester is above 122ºF (50ºC).

    Operating relative humidity (% RH without condensation)

    90% (50ºF to 95ºF; 10ºC to 35ºC)
    75% (95ºF to 113ºF; 35ºC to 45ºC)

    Storage temperature

    -4ºF to 140ºF (-20ºC to +60ºC)

    Shock and vibration

    1 m drop test, Random, 3.8 grms, 5 Hz-500 Hz (Class 2)


    IEC 61010-1: Pollution degree 2


    4,000 m; Storage: 12,000 m


    IEC 61326-1: Basic Electromagnetic Environment; CISPR 11: Group 1, Class A

    Certifications and compliance  
    Conforms to relevant European Union directives

    Conforms to relevant Australian Safety and EMC standards.

    Certified by CSA Group to North American safety standards.

    Complies with 47 CFR Part 15 requirements of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.

    Certified by the National Agency of Telecommunications (Anatel).

    Conforms to relevant South Korean EMC Standards.

    Additional South Korean EMC Standards Information

    Electromagnetic Compatibility. Applies to use in Korea only. Class A Equipment (Industrial Broadcasting & Communications Equipment) [1]
    [1] This product meets requirements for industrial (Class A) electromagnetic wave equipment and the seller or user should take notice of it. This equipment is intended for use in business environments and is not to be used in homes.


    3.8 in x 7.7 in x 1.6 in (9.7 cm x 19.6 cm x 4.1 cm)


    18 oz (0.51 kg)


    Rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack (3.6 V, 6 Ah, 21 Wh)

    Battery life

    Typical operating life is 4.5 hours. Typical charge time is 7 hours.

    External AC adapter/charger

    AC input 85-264 Vac 47-63 Hz input power DC output 15 Vdc at 2 amps


    5.0 in color LCD with capacitive touch screen (480 x 800 pixels)


    1-key elastomeric (power only)

    Host interface

    1x micro USB Type B port

    Adjunct Interface

    2x USB 2.0 Type A port

    Wireless antenna 3x Internal
    External antenna port Input only. Reverse-polarity SMA connector.
    Specification compliance

    IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.11ac

    Wi-Fi Connectivity

    802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.11ac

    Operating frequencies
    NOTE: These are the center frequencies of the channels that the AirCheck G2 tester supports.

    Frequencies of channels received

    NOTE: The tester receives on all of the frequencies in every country.

    2.4 GHz band: 2.412 – 2.484 GHz (channel 1 to channel 14)
    5 GHz band: 5.170 – 5.320 GHz, 5.500 – 5.700 GHz, 5.745 – 5.825 GHz (channels
    34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 52, 56, 60, 100, 104, 108, 112, 116, 120, 124, 128, 132,
    136, 140, 149, 153, 157, 161, 165)

    Frequencies of channels transmitted:

    NOTE: The tester transmits only on the frequencies allowed in the country where it is operating.

    2.4 GHz band
    802.11b: 2.412 – 2.484 GHz (channel 1 to channel 14)
    802.11g/n 20 MHz BW (HT20): 2.412 – 2.472 GHz (channel 1 to channel 13)
    802.11n 40 MHz BW (HT40): 2.422 – 2.462 GHz (includes all combinations of legal, bonded pairs of channels)

  • Data Sheets

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    AirCheck G2 Datasheet
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    Datasheet: AirCheck™ G2 Wi-Fi Tester
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    Application Notes

    Title/Description Download  
    WLAN Troubleshooting Application Note Using AirCheck Wi-Fi Tester
    Troubleshooting four common wireless problems
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    AirCheck™ G2 Wireless Tester Flyer
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    Handheld Network Test Flyer
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  • AirCheck G2 Certified Countries

    AirCheck™ Wi-Fi Tester is a regulated test instrument and is approved for shipment and sale into the following countries:

    Czech Republic
    French Guiana

    Hong Kong
    New Caledonia
    New Zealand

    Puerto Rico
    South Africa
    United Arab Emirates
    United Kingdom
    United States
    Virgin Islands, British
    Virgin Islands, U.S.

  • AirCheck G2 Wireless

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    What do you get with Gold Support for your AirCheck G2 Wireless Tester

    Ensure that you are getting the most out of your AirCheck G2 Wireless Tester with Gold Support Services.

    AirCheck G2

    Gold Support for your AirCheck G2 Wireless Tester allows you to make the most of your AirCheck G2 purchase while ensuring a higher return on your investment. You will minimize your downtime, receive faster trouble resolution and have total access to all support resources.

    Repairs and loaner equipment – If your AirCheck G2 should fail, we’ll deliver a loaner unit via next business day delivery to keep you up and running. We’ll repair your AirCheck G2 and replace defective or faulty accessories at no charge, with first on bench priority, and return it to you – all shipping paid by NETSCOUT.

    Access to live 24 x 7 technical support – Extend the expertise of your staff. Gold Support includes direct, immediate telephone access to our world-class Technical Assistance Center (TAC), direct access only available to Gold Members.

    Accessory Replacement – Some accessories are essential to your AirCheck G2. The normal warranty on accessories is 90 days, but parts and accessories that shipped with your AirCheck G2 will be replaced free of charge with Gold Support once qualified as defective by our technical assistance center.

    Software upgrades – Your AirCheck G2 will never be out of date. You’ll receive all software upgrades free – the only way to keep your AirCheck G2 updated.

    Unlimited access to our Knowledge Base – You’ll have an open door to valuable proprietary information we’ve gathered from helping customers over the years. It also includes helpful technical articles written by our experts.

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