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.
Marketing and Events Manager
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:
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: