Monitoring and analyzing 802.11ac traffic requires significant changes in the way wireless data is captured. Up until now, WLAN analysis and troubleshooting has primarily relied on portable solutions based on USB adapters for "over-the-air" packet capture and analysis. However, with the tremendous advances in 802.11ac, USB adapters are no longer up to the task of wireless packet capture.
In order to effectively and efficiently capture and analyze 802.11ac traffic for analysis, WildPackets recommends using access points (APs). Using APs as packet capture devices is hugely beneficial because the APs are already part of the network, ensures your capture devices are the most capable devices in your network, and guarantees that you'll have the capacity to capture whatever traffic is on your WLAN.
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