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Letter from the Editor

As we head into spring, we thought it would be a good idea to do a bit of "spring cleaning" and revisit some tips, tricks and trends in the wireless industry.

With so many 802.11 protocols – 25 ratified and counting – we have decided to use this edition of Peeks as a refresher about how WildPackets can help scale to your wireless network, no matter what protocols you are using.

We will also take a look at WildPackets' newest product, OmniWiFi. OmniWiFi is a WLAN capture adapter that allows you to capture all 802.11 packets, up to 802.11n 3-stream, in both the 2.4 and 5GHz bands – more details below!

Hope everyone is looking forward to some sunshine this spring.

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Lisa Schultz
Marketing and Events Manager

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Focus On: 802.11-2012

With all of the 802.11 protocols that have been introduced over the past few years, and continue to be rolled out in 2013, it is important to take a look at the differences in protocols and what each one may entail for your network monitoring needs.

The year 2012 saw a lot of buzz around 802.11n becoming fully integrated into modern-day technology, and it seems that 802.11ac will be the "next big thing" in Wi-Fi. Keep an eye on what is best for your network, and how to consistently monitor your network transactions.

Below are some best practice guidelines to keep you up-to-date:

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Product Tip: How to capture wireless data with OmniWiFi

We're excited to announce the availability of OmniWiFi, a USB WLAN adapter paired with OmniPeek network analyzer to capture packets and analyze data over wireless networks. Now, you can capture packets covering all 802.11 technologies and protocols.

With the addition of OmniWiFi to OmniPeek or OmniEngine, you can easily monitor your wireless network with an integrated system.

For more product tips and tricks, check out the links below:

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Contributed Articles

Media Coverage

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WildPackets Wireless Channel Aggregation

In this video, we take a look at the ability to aggregate data together from multiple wireless adapters in OmniPeek. The real-time wired and wireless capture in this feature is helpful when capturing data across multiple devices..


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Want to know the nitty gritty of deep packet inspection with OmniPeek? Then attend one of our in-depth web-based training classes.

WP-200 – WildPackets 24x7 Real Time Analysis
OnDemand Course

WP-202 – Advanced WLAN Assessment and Analysis ("Packets Never Lie")
April 8 – April 11, 2013
Web Interactive Training

WP-203 – VoIP (Voice over IP) and Video Analysis and Troubleshooting
May 20 – May 23, 2013
Web Interactive Training


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Full speed ahead! Packet capture in high-speed and data center networks.
March 20 – 8:30 AM PDT

802.11ac - Wireless Gigabit Speeds Driving Changes in Wireless Analysis
April 17 – 8:30 AM PDT

The Blind Spot in Virtual Networks: Seeing with Network Analysis
May 15 – 8:30 AM PDT

WildPackets Tips and Tricks
June 19 – 8:30 AM PDT


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Angelbeat IT Seminar
March 27, 2013
Morristown, NJ

Ethernet Technology Summit
April 4, 2013
Santa Clara, CA

Data Connectors
April 4, 2013
Chicago, IL

Interop Las Vegas
May 7 - 9, 2013
Las Vegas, NV


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