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AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer PRO

AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer PRO

AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer
Anytime, Anywhere, Wireless Network Monitoring and WiFi Troubleshooting

  • Real-time accurate, independent and reliable analysis of 802.11a/b/g/n and ac wireless networks, including 3 X 3 802.11ac wireless network analysis without missing any traffic
  • Highly portable wireless network analyzer that travels to the source of the wireless network troubleshooting problems enabling faster and accurate fault-finding without any AP downtime
  • Dedicated WiFi network monitoring and troubleshooting software solution guaranteeing any wireless network fault detection as compared to “time-slicing monitoring functionality” built inside the wireless network infrastructure
  • Reduce IT costs, simplify workload and minimize user complaints by obtaining instant answers to ANY wireless network connectivity, WiFi signal strength, wireless network performance, roaming, interference* and wireless network security issues using the AirWISE intelligence engine
  • Unique active toolset to isolate and troubleshoot WiFi connectivity and monitor wireless network performance issues
  • Strengthen your wireless network security by monitoring, detecting and eliminating any wireless network threats and vulnerabilities
  • Auditor-ready WiFi Security compliance reporting for multiple verticals including wireless PCI compliance, SOX, ISO and many more
  • Troubleshoot BYOD induced performance and monitor wireless network security issues

*Interference detection and analysis from both WiFi and non WiFi sources can be performed. Please refer to Complete WiFi Interference Detection & Analysis section under Features.

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  • AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer is the industry standard software tool for mobile monitoring, auditing and troubleshooting enterprise WiFi networks. AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer helps IT staff quickly solve end-user issues while automatically detecting WiFi signal strength, security threats and wireless network vulnerabilities. The WiFi network analyzer enables wireless network managers to easily test and diagnose dozens of common wireless network performance issues including throughput issues, WiFi connectivity issues, device conflicts and signal multipath problems. AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer includes a full compliance reporting engine including wireless PCI compliance, SOX, and ISO, which automatically maps collected network information to requirements for wireless network compliance with policy and industry regulations. With the latest support for 802.11ac, AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer is the industry’s most accurate 802.11ac WiFi network troubleshooting and optimization tool that never misses any WiFi traffic and helps solve problems right the first time.
  • Never Miss Any Wi-Fi Traffic

    With AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer, you have the ability to capture any Wi-Fi traffic for 802.11a/b/g/n/ac networks, including the latest 3 X 3 802.11ac traffic. With this ability you never miss any Wi-Fi traffic, which allows you to solve any Wi-Fi network troubleshooting problems right the first time without costly rework or escalations.

     

    Built-In Wireless Expertise

    The AirWISE® engine automatically detects the root cause of dozens of wireless network troubleshooting issues across the spectrum AirWISE® eliminates the need for users to manually interpret complex packet decodes and wireless data by taking the proactive role of identifying and explaining more than hundreds of threats and performance issues before they impact the Wi-Fi network. The user-friendly AirWISE® interface explains alarms in straightforward details, provides access to additional diagnostic data, and offers advice on corrective actions.
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    Portable Wi-Fi Troubleshooting Solution With No AP Downtime

    It is important to note that all wireless network troubleshooting solutions or software tools are not the same, and it is very critical for you to solve the wireless network troubleshooting problems right the first time, irrespective of the location of the problem and more importantly with no impact to the performance of the AP infrastructure. There is a huge misconception that by using freeware apps or basic troubleshooting capabilities built inside the AP infrastructure, you can monitor and solve Wi-Fi issues that impact the security and performance of the network.

    Freeware apps or the ones that cost only a few dollars, provide nothing more than a list of Wi-Fi networks and their properties, and do nothing to solve real-world problems. They do not match the capabilities of a true wireless network analyzer like AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer that can monitor and solve any troubleshooting problem in the Wi-Fi network.

    Many of the AP Infrastructure solutions claim built-inside troubleshooting with partial scanning or full time scanning options. Both of these Wi-Fi network monitoring options have severe limitations on solving problems. Part time scanning methods lead to slower detection of problems in the network and could even miss the issue altogether. With full time scanning, you are limited by taking the AP away from its core purpose, which is providing data services, for dedicated scanning or sniffing. Moreover, the APs are fixed on the ceiling and cannot travel to the location of the problem. With AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer, all of these limitations are enabled with full-featured dedicated on-site Wi-Fi troubleshooting with zero AP downtime.

     

    Instant Alerts to WLAN Security and Performance Issues

    AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer automatically detects and alerts the user to dozens of wireless intrusions, penetration attempts and Wi-Fi hacking strategies including rogue devices, “stumbler tools”, devices sending unencrypted data and a host of potentially damaging wireless security configurations. These proactive measures enable IT to take corrective action before a problem occurs. The AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer PRO version additionally detects sophisticated wireless attacks against the network. The AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer Find tool locks onto rogue or policy violating APs or stations and guides the user to their physical location.

    Even the most secure wireless network will fail to meet its objectives if it does not reliably meet the demands of network users. Furthermore, certain Wi-Fi network performance issues can escalate and open up the network to unknown risks. For this reason, AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer includes over 50 alerts to identify an entire range of performance issues including traffic patterns, bandwidth utilization, device configuration issues and infrastructure or hardware failures or resets.

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    Wireless Network Health Summary

    AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer provides users with the complete inventory of the devices, including APs, clients and smart devices that are operating in the environment. For each device, users are powered with detailed configuration information and traffic statistics for each device. AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer also includes a dashboard that provides a live snapshot into the overall health of the wireless network and helps users focus on top issues that need immediate attention to ensure maximized wireless network security and performance. Users are powered with a variety of charts, including ones for channel utilization, top talkers in the network, wireless network interference levels, mis-matched configurations, overloaded APs, security and performance problems, etc. Users can drill down for deeper investigation into WLAN statistics for every device, channel and wireless frame. It helps users focus on things that matter to them, before digging into the application for advanced analysis. This helps save a lot of time and effort for the user as they troubleshoot any issues in the network.

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    Wireless Network Troubleshooting

    Along with the unique capability of providing instant answers with AirWISE, AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer users are provided with in-depth frame statistics for every channel and device operating in the spectrum. With the channel utilization and throughput trending graphs, users can troubleshoot many of the issues that lower the overall performance of the wireless network. AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer users can view trending graphs for signal strength, noise, frames, errors, retries, bandwidth and many more for every wireless network channel and device. These valuable network monitoring graphs provide critical pointers to troubleshooting issues that are influencing the wireless network performance. For example, graphs for packet retry and error rates reveal areas where wireless network communications are failing. On AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer’s Decode Screen, users can view and analyze a list of real-time packets including 3X3 802.11n and 3X3 802.11ac packets, and also includes support for monitoring upper-layer protocols. AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer gives users the option to apply a filter in order to isolate particular packets of interest, based on a specific channel, SSID, node, IP address, or type of frame WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK encrypted packets can be decrypted. With the multi-adapter support in AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer PRO, users can monitor multiple channels simultaneously using individual adapters inserted into the same PC.

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    WLAN Client Roaming Analysis

    One of the core benefits of wireless technology is to provide mobility for users, and in a typical environment it is expected that the client devices will roam across APs and at times network boundaries. Ensuring a smooth roam, without any dropped calls or sessions and in a way that is not noticeable to the user is key for any deployment. AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer PRO leverages support for multiple WLAN adapters plugged into the computer to troubleshoot client roaming problems – one of IT staff’s most commonly reported problems for WLAN networks.

    AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer provides advanced details on all roaming transactions for any WLAN client including stations, phones, and handheld scanners. Users are powered with AirWISE® expertise to get detailed reasons for the roaming event taking place, device and channel parameters that influence the roam, and visibility into whether the roam was good or not.

    For VoWLAN phones, users can monitor voice delays and other statistics as the phone roams from one AP to another in the middle of a conversation. The application provides VoFi-specific data (such as WiMOS, Signal Strength, etc.) leading up to the attempt, and packet transmission rates for the conversation.

    With this root cause analysis on roaming problems, users can minimize the likelihood of any roaming problems recurring in the WLAN network, thus improving user satisfaction and improving user/network performance for mission critical applications.

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    AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer PRO is the industry’s only wireless network analyzer that includes a suite of active Wi-Fi troubleshooting tools to quickly pinpoint and solve wireless network troubleshooting problems. This includes users not being able to connect to the network, users experiencing slower connections to the network or WLAN applications, 802.11n and 802.11ac mis-configurations, traffic/infrastructure overloads, hardware failures, roaming problems, multipath interference problems and more. With these Wi-Fi troubleshooting tools available at the user’s fingertips, they can solve any kind of problem that are impacting the network performance. These Wi-Fi troubleshooting tools include:

    • Device Locator: Geiger-Counter tool that helps physically locate any unauthorized or policy violating device.
    • Connection test: single-click end-to-end network connectivity (DHCP, ping, trace) and application performance (HTTP, FTP, Audio, Video) measurement tool.
    • Signal Distribution tool: detect any multipath issues in the network.
    • Roaming tool: measures roaming times for clients between Aps.
    • Performance/Iperf tool: measures uplink and downlink throughput performance of the network.
    • 802.11n and 802.11ac throughput calculator tool: compare vendor AP performance based on specifications and capabilities of those devices.
    • 802.11n and 802.11ac efficiency and analysis tool: analyzes conversations between APs and stations, and indicates if the network is using 802.11ac and 802.11n to its full potential using simple color legends.
    • 802.11n and 802.11ac throughput simulator tool: calculates the network throughput, utilization and the overhead under user-specified conditions by simulating the existing infrastructure or simulating the addition of new APs or stations in the network.

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    Complete Wi-Fi Interference Detection & Analysis

    Interference is one of the leading cause for poor connectivity and performance problems in the network. This interference can be from other Wi-Fi devices due to poor channel planning (adjacent or co-channel interference) or could be from non-Wi-Fi interference sources. Wi-Fi interference occurs due to co-channel/adjacent channel interference from the corporate or neighbor’s WLAN, hidden nodes in the environment or non Wi-Fi devices operating in the 802.11 band. AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer’s interference status indicator lists the overall interference status for each Wi-Fi channel, calculated based on the Wi-Fi interference score for the devices contributing to the interference; a list of hidden nodes and non-Wi-Fi devices (non- Wi-Fi detection requires AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer PRO and RF spectrum analyzers installed on the same machine) operating in the channel. This enables users to easily plan future Wi-Fi deployments or modify their existing deployment to minimize interference and in turn improve network performance.

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    Integrated Reporting

    AirMagnet-WiFi Analyzer PRO’s integrated reporter makes it easy to turn Wi-Fi analysis sessions into professional customized Wi-Fi network monitoring reports. Choose from a library of pre-built reports or generate targeted reports by selecting specific items of interest from the user interface. Wi-Fi network monitoring reports cover all areas of management including RF statistics, channel reports, device reports, security/performance issue reports and auditor-ready compliance reports for a variety of regulatory standards including HIPAA, PCI, SOX, DoD 8100.2, FISMA and many more. For the compliance reports, you are powered with a step-by-step pass/fail assessment of each section of the standard, along with details on the devices that are in/out of compliance.

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    BYOD Classification

    AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer PRO instantly detects and classifies smart phones and tablets that connect to the network. This capability allows IT professionals to authorize these devices, quickly troubleshoot and resolve issues caused by these devices as well as determine performance and security impact to the WLAN network. For example, user can very quickly see rogue smart devices that connect to the network, and determine whether a specific smart device is consuming a lot of bandwidth by accessing the Top Talkers graph in the dashboard.

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    802.11ac Analysis and Troubleshooting

    802.11ac is the next generation wireless network standard that promises gigabit speeds, but with this great promise comes a lot of challenges that the users are expected to deal with AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer, network engineers are equipped with the critical data needed to quickly solve end-user issues and prevent costly rework and escalations. AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer is the industry’s only wireless network analyzer that does not miss any 802.11ac traffic with full 3 X 3 support and can solve any problems on the 802.11ac network. More importantly all of this is done with full time scanning and by traveling to the location of the problem for more effective troubleshooting with zero AP downtime (no need to take the AP offline for monitoring and troubleshooting) as compared to reusing the AP for the purpose or other tools that rely on fixed APs for troubleshooting. It also plays a critical role in helping users optimize the migration path from legacy technologies to this new standard with its unique 802.11ac toolkit to give clear direction and details on how to leverage new 802.11ac options to maximize throughput and performance. This 802.11ac analysis and troubleshooting toolkit includes:

    • 802.11ac throughput calculator tool: Compare vendor AP performance based on specifications and capabilities of those devices.
    • 802.11ac efficiency and analysis tool: Analyzes conversations between APs and Stations, and indicates if the network is using 802.11ac and 802.11n to its full potential using simple color legends and helps pinpoint performance problems.
    • 802.11ac throughput simulator tool: calculates the network throughput, utilization and the overhead under user-specified conditions by simulating the existing infrastructure or simulating the addition of new APs or stations in the network.

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  • Models

    Model Number/Name Description
    AM/A1150

    Gold Support
    AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer PRO
    AM/A1173-UGD

    Gold Support
    Upgrade Module from Express to PRO
    AM/B4070

    Gold Support
    AirMagnet Spectrum XT (optional)
    AM/C1090
    AirMagnet Multi-adapter kit for WiFi Analyzer (US, World Mode and Japan versions available)
    AM/C1080-JP
    PROXIM ORINOCO 8494 802.11A/B/G/N USB Adapter (Japan Only)
    AM/C1080-US
    PROXIM ORINOCO 8494 802.11A/B/G/N USB Adapter; For countries that follow FCC & IC
    AM/C1080-WD
    PROXIM ORINOCO 8494 802.11A/B/G/N USB Adapter; For countries that follow CE
    AM/C1097

    NETSCOUT 802.11 A/B/G/N/AC 3X3 Express Card Adapter.

    Bundles

    Model Number/Name Description
    AM/A1480
    AirMagnet WLAN Design & Analysis Suite Bundle (Survey Pro/Planner, WiFi Analyzer Pro and Spectrum XT) Available in all countries except US and Canada
    AM/A1490

    AirMagnet WLAN Design & Analysis Suite Bundle with Multi Adapter Kit (Survey Pro/Planner, WiFi Analyzer Pro and Spectrum XT + 3 Proxim adapters) Available in US & Canada only.

    AM/A1481

    AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer and Survey Pro/Planner

  • Brochures

    Title/Description Download
    Wireless Solutions Brochure
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    Data Sheets

    Title/Description Download
    AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer
    AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer Datasheet
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    Datasheet: Fluke Networks 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 3×3 PCI Express Card Adapter
    Datasheet: Fluke Networks 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 3×3 PCI Express Card Adapter
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    White Papers

    Title/Description Download
    802.11a,b,g,n Compatibility
    This paper takes a detailed look at the impact of coexistence of 802.11n with legacy a/b/g networks.
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    802.11ac Migration White Paper
    802.11ac Migration White Paper
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    Bringing BYODs into the fold
    Employees want to bring their own Wi-Fi enabled smart devices into the workplace, and businesses have much to gain by embracing the BYOD trend. In this paper, we show how factoring smart devices – including BYODs – into the full WLAN lifecycle can fill th
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    BYOD Analysis using AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer
    BYOD Analysis using AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer
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    BYOD Without Tears
    The Impact and challenge for Network Engineers
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    Five Common Wi-Fi Problems (With Simple Solutions!)
    This paper looks at solutions to Wi-Fi problems a different way. The goal here is to keep solutions simple. Each and every problem listed in this paper has a simple solution. What’s more, all of the problems are common, and all of the solutions are in WLAN infrastructure settings.
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    Implementing 802.11ac – Revolution Or Evolution?
    As you develop your wireless network to handle increasing user demands, have you considered the new 802.11ac standard? It’s due to be ratified early 2014, and products supporting it are already available.
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    White Paper: The Case for Portable Wi-Fi Analysis
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    Flyers

    Title/Description Download
    AirMagnet Gold Flyer
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    802.11ac Migration Checklist
    Migration Checklist
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  • Love’s Travel Stops Case Study

    NETSCOUT Helps Love’s Travel Stops Deliver Clean Places and Friendly Faces at 300+ Retail Locations Nationwide

    Challenge:
    Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores is a family-owned chain of more than 330 truck stops and convenience stores across 39 states. The company’s principle of “Clean Places, Friendly Faces” guides its growth and has positioned Love’s at the forefront of the travel center and convenience store industry. With more than 10,000 employees nationwide, any network performance hiccup can impact the point of sale process, from the checkout counter to Love’s advanced freight and truck services. The result affects worker productivity, as well as the overall customer experience, jeopardizing Love’s goal of serving the nation’s drivers with superior service and innovation.

    Results:
    Love’s Travel Stops now uses AirMagnet Survey Pro to plan wireless network access points. The company also uses AirMagnet Spectrum XT during both planning and after installation to scan for interference. And after installation, Love’s uses AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer to identify and troubleshoot performance issues beyond interference. The result helps the Love’s network team deploy wireless access points intelligently and battle outside interference from a wide range of devices—even the occasional gaming console and WiFi jammer.

     

    Trusted Network Solutions Case Study AM WiFi Analyzer

    AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer Provides Troubleshooting Solution, Accurate Reporting and Increased Clients for Network Consulting Firm

    Challenge:
    Trusted Network Solutions is a network and services consulting firm in Salt Lake City, Utah, servicing hundreds of clients in a variety of fields including government, healthcare, education and small business. Their clients’ productivity is highly dependent on well functioning networking systems that address a widely varying spectrum of wireless needs. With a small team and several large-scale customers, Trusted Network Solutions needed an accurate, time-efficient way to diagnose issues, suggest solutions and gain new clientele.

    Results:
    NETSCOUT’ AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer allowed Trusted Network Solutions’ team of engineers to quickly survey customer environments, identify any issues or rogue connectivity threats, and then devise a plan to either repair the broken parts of current systems, or analyze a better solution. Because of the instant reporting system, technicians were able to assess the environment in real time, with the client if needed. The more detailed reports and easy-to-understand data was useful in justifying new solution costs to hesitant customers.

     

    BlueSafe Case Study

    BlueSafe Uses NETSCOUT’ AirMagnet Solutions to Help Organizations Throughout France Deploy High-Performance Wireless Networks

    Challenge:
    BlueSafe is one of the premier Wi-Fi system integrators in France. They help organizations achieve unified mobility by planning, deploying and managing wireless networks that meet business requirements for connectivity, application performance and security. As Wi-Fi networks continue to evolve and expand, and as a new generation of mobile devices hit the workplace, businesses are presented with a variety of new performance and security challenges. BlueSafe is responsible for helping these organizations address those challenges. To do this successfully, the company not only requires a set of solutions for accurately planning and deploying wireless networks, but that also enables the team to quickly troubleshoot, secure and monitor the wireless network.

    Results:
    BlueSafe selected NETSCOUT’ AirMagnet Survey and Planner, AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer, and AirMagnet Enterprise. These solutions give BlueSafe, and their customers, the ability to deploy high-performance wireless networks, and to secure and manage these networks once in service.

     

    InnerWireless, a Black Box Company

    Challenge:
    Ensure optimum performance when deploying and maintaining large, complex, mission-critical in-building wireless networks. Assess existing customer solutions, validate new wireless deployments, review, support, and troubleshoot deployed solutions.

    Results:
    With AirMagnet tools, the InnerWireless team is able to readily validate that deployed solutions continue operating to spec, and work with customers to quickly identify, troubleshoot and address physical-layer issues in their deployed solutions.

  • Minimum System Requirements:

    The installation and operation of AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer (software-only) requires separate hardware with one of the following minimum system requirements below.

    Laptop/Notebook/Tablet PC

    • Operating Systems: Microsoft® Windows 7 Enterprise/Professional/Ultimate or Microsoft Windows 8 Pro/Enterprise 64-bit, Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro/Enterprise 64 bit, Windows 10 Professional/Enterprise 64-bit
      Note: [1] 64 bit Operating System supported on Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 7 for certain wireless adapters. Please refer to supported adapter list for more details.
    • Intel® Core™ 2 Duo 2.00 GHz ( Intel® Core™ i5 or higher recommended)
    • 2 GB or higher required
    • 500 MB free hard disk space.
    • CardBus, ExpressCard slot, USB port, or Mini PCI slot (whichever applicable).
    • Multiple slots in the PC when using multiple adapters. AirMagnet recommends the use of its multi-adapter kit.
    • AirMagnet-supported wireless network adapter(s).
    • Optional AirMagnet Spectrum XT adapter and license for integrated spectrum survey on Survey PRO. Required for viewing spectrum data and non Wi-Fi devices; WiFi Analyzer PRO only
     

    Apple® MacBook® Pro

    • Operating Systems: MAC OS X v10.5 (Leopard™) or higher running a supported Windows OS (as noted under Laptop/Notebook PC/Tablet PC section) using Boot Camp®.
    • Intel®-based 1.6 GHz or higher recommended
    • 2 GB or higher required
    • 500 MB free hard disk space
    • CardBus, ExpressCard slot, USB port, or Mini PCI slot (whichever applicable)
      Adapters:
    • Built-in Broadcom 11ac adapter (Macbooks manufactured in 2013 & 2014 only)
    • Built-in Atheros Extreme 11n wireless adapter
    • Any AirMagnet supported wireless adapter (see Supported Adapters list below)
    • Multiple slots in the PC when using multiple adapters. AirMagnet recommends the use of its multi-adapter kit.
    • Optional AirMagnet Spectrum XT adapter and license for integrated spectrum survey on Survey PRO. Required for viewing spectrum data and non Wi-Fi devices; WiFi Analyzer PRO only
     

    NETSCOUT OptiView® XG Network Analysis Tablet

    • Microsoft Windows® 7, Professional, SP1
    • Intel® Pentium® 1.2 GHz
    • 4 GB memory
    • 128 GB removable solid state drive
    • 2 internal 802.11a/b/g/n/ac adapters
    • 1 internal RF spectrum adapter
    • 3 USB ports
    • 1024 x 768 touch display
  • AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer Adapter Check Utility
    AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer Adapter Check Utility is intended to provide you with an easy way to verify whether your current OS, adapter(s) and driver(s) combination is supported by AirMagnet software. Utility also provides links to information about supported OS, adapters and AirMagnet drivers.

    Before running the utility, please make sure you have all the drivers and WiFi cards installed and functioning correctly.

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    Supported driver/client utility software package for preferred adapters

    AirMagnet Certified Multi-adapter Kit

    Even though users have the choice of plugging in multiple Wi-Fi adapters directly into their PC, AirMagnet recommends the use of its certified multi-adapter kit for AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer and AirMagnet Survey. These kits include a USB hub and USB-based Wi-Fi adapters. With this kit, users no longer have to worry about their Wi-Fi adapters not being oriented in the same direction or fitting into cramped USB slot spaces on their PC.The AirMagnet Multi-adapter kits ensure that the Wi-Fi adapters are always oriented/polarized in the same direction to get consistent results and provide the flexibility of attaching multiple Wi-Fi adapters without worrying about space availability. Additional USB slots on the hub can be used to insert the AirMagnet Spectrum XT USB adapter for integration with AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer and AirMagnet Survey or can be used to insert any USB based accessory.

    AirMagnet Multi-adapter Kit for WiFi Analyzer: Monitor up to 3 channels concurrently for analysis and troubleshooting and perform client roaming analysis by watching both sides of the roam at the same time by using multiple adapters simultaneously. Ideal for debugging issues in the 2.4GHz band, you can monitor all 3 non-overlapping channels (1, 6, & 11) at the same time. Can also be used with the Spectrum XT USB adapter to integrate spectrum data into your troubleshooting.
    Includes:

    • 5-port USB hub
    • 3 Proxim Orinoco 8494 802.11a/b/g/n USB adapters
    • Velcro strips to attach hub to the PC

    AirMagnet Multi-adapter Kit for Survey: Perform multiple site surveys with a single walkthrough saving time and money. Perform a passive survey with one adapter while performing an active survey with the other, or dedicate each adapter to its own band to improve scan time. Can also be used with the Spectrum XT adapter to integrate spectrum data into your site surveys. Includes:

    • 5-port USB hub
    • 2 Proxim Orinoco 8494 802.11a/b/g/n USB adapters
    • Velcro strips to attach hub to the PC

    Note: Separate models are available for US and World Mode. Japan model will be available shortly.

    Video: How to Install Multi-adapter Kit

     

    AirMagnet supports two categories of wireless adapters:

    • Preferred adapters: Adapters that have been comprehensively tested by AirMagnet and are recommended for use with the AirMagnet products.

    Note: Authentications supported by various adapters could be limited by their own capabilities, Windows wireless zero configurations and various other reasons. Click on “More details” for each adapter to get detailed information on the supported features and authentications.

     

    Wireless Adapters:
    Preferred Adapters

    USB Adapters
    Wireless Vendor Model Multi-Adapter Supported Supported OS Notes
    802.11 A/B/G/N Proxim Recommended Proxim Orinoco 8494 802.11a/b/g/n USB adapter (US/WD/JP versions) Yes Windows® XP™ Pro(32-bit), Vista™ Business/Ultimate(32-bit), Windows 8/8.1 Pro/Enterprise (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows 7 Professional/Ultimate/Enterprise(32-bit and 64-bit), Windows 10 Professional/Enterprise (64-bit) Feature Details
    ExpressCard Adapters
    Wireless Vendor Model Multi-Adapter Supported Supported OS Notes
    802.11 A/B/G/N/AC AirMagnet Recommended NETSCOUT 802.11 A/B/G/N/AC 3X3 Express Card Adapter Yes Microsoft® Windows 7™ Professional/Ultimate/Enterprise (64-bit), Microsoft® Windows 8.1 Pro/Enterprise (64-bit), Windows 10 Professional/Enterprise (64-bit); 32 bit support coming in the future. Optimized for use with the AirMagnet Mobile products for efficient and accurate deployment, monitoring and troubleshooting of 802.11ac networks that employ APs with three spatial streams. Click here for more details on the adapter.
    802.11 A/B/G/N AirMagnet Recommended AIRMAGNET 802.11 A/B/G/N 3X3 EXPRESS CARD No Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Business/Ultimate (SP1), Microsoft® Windows XP™ Professional (SP3), Microsoft® Windows 7™ Professional/Ultimate/Enterprise (64-bit), Microsoft® Windows 8 Pro/Enterprise (64-bit)
    Optimized for use with the AirMagnet Mobile products for efficient and accurate deployment, monitoring and troubleshooting of 802.11n networks that employ APs with three spatial streams and deliver performance at data rates up to 450 Mbps

    Built-In Adapters

    Wireless Vendor Model Multi-Adapter Supported Supported OS Notes
    802.11 A/B/G/N Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 (Passive monitoring mode only). Yes
    Windows 10 Professional/Enterprise (64-bit),
    Windows 8 Pro/Enterprise (32-bit and 64-bit),
    Windows® 7 Professional/Ultimate/Enterprise (32-bit and 64-bit)
    Feature Details
    802.11 A/B/G/N Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6250 (Passive monitoring mode only). Yes
    Windows 10 Professional/Enterprise (64-bit),
    Windows 8 Pro/Enterprise (32-bit and 64-bit),
    Windows® 7 Professional/Ultimate/Enterprise (32-bit and 64-bit)
    Feature Details
    802.11 A/B/G/N Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 Yes
    Windows 10 Professional/Enterprise (64-bit),
    Windows 8 Pro/Enterprise (32-bit and 64-bit),
    Windows® 7 Professional/Ultimate/Enterprise (32-bit and 64-bit)
    Feature Details
    802.11 A/B/G/N Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 Yes Windows® 7 Professional/Ultimate/Enterprise (32-bit and 64-bit) Feature Details
    802.11 A/B/G/N Qualcomm /
    Atheros
    XB112AR9380 11abgn PCle Mini-Card Yes Windows® 7 Professional/Ultimate/Enterprise (64-bit) Feature Details

    Optional
    AirMagnet Directional Antenna
    AirMagnet Directional Antenna
    The AirMagnet Directional Antenna will enhance the RF detection and capabilities of the AirMagnet Analyzers in a single direction helping narrow down the search pattern far more effectively. It is small, light and portable.

    Users need to attach the Velcro base (supplied with the directional antenna package) to the laptop and connect it to the AirMagnet card and start analyzing the wireless environment in the specific area.

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    Note: Supported only on Ubiquiti SRC 300mW MMCX
    Technical Specifications for Directional Antenna

    Min
    Nom
    Max

    Frequency Range
    – 2.4 GHz Band
    – 5 GHz Band

    2.4 GHz
    4.9 GHz

    2.5 GHz
    5.9 GHz

    VSWR
    1:1.5

    Impedance
    50 Ohms

    Gain
    5 dBi

    Polarization
    Linear

    Front-to-Back Ratio
    >20dB

    Azimuth Beamwidth (V-pol)
    55 deg

    Elevation Beamwidth (V-pol)
    50 deg

  • Videos:

    New Features in AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer 9.0:

    WiFi Dashboard Tour


    WiFi Dashboard Tour (Flash 3 min)

     

    Client Roaming Analysis


    Client Roaming Analysis (Flash 3 min)

     

    One-Touch Audit


    One-Touch Audit (Flash 3 min)

     

    Multi-Channel Frame Capture


    Multi-Channel Frame Capture (Flash 3 min)

     

    New WiFi Analyzer Features for 802.11n Support:

     

    Throughput Simulator tool models impact of 802.11n on network performance


    Throughput Simulator tool models impact of 802.11n on network performance

     

    Device Throughput Calculator tool determines the best AP to deploy


    Device Throughput Calculator tool determines the best AP to deploy

     

    Efficiency tool enables maximum value from the 802.11n network


    Efficiency tool enables maximum value from the 802.11n network

     

    802.11n Analysis tool displays live 802.11n statistics


    802.11n Analysis tool displays live 802.11n statistics

     

    Throughput measurement tool measures live 802.11n performance


    Throughput measurement tool measures live 802.11n performance

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