Fluke Networks has released the latest version of the AirCheck™ Wi-Fi tester, a dedicated handheld tool that delivers quick and easy troubleshooting for today's increasingly complex wireless local area networks (WLAN).
With the latest product enhancements, version 1.2 of the AirCheck Wi-Fi tester lets wireless technicians and frontline engineers instantly identify any client, device or access point (AP) on a wireless network. This new capability makes the AirCheck tester the only handheld tool on the market today that combines the WLAN performance information and complete WLAN detection capabilities essential for troubleshooting and securing a wireless network quickly.
The AirCheck Wi-Fi tester v1.2 includes new functionality for locating all wireless clients and accessing client details. Users can now identify misbehaving or unauthorized clients, and reconfigure or remove them from the wireless network. For example, if a client is transmitting at a low data rate due to being incorrectly configured as an 802.11b device, the AirCheck tester allows users to capture that information so a technician can reconfigure.
In addition, if your wireless policy bans certain devices, such as smartphones, from the network, the product can instantly identify them by showing authorized and unauthorized devices. Furthermore, the AirCheck tester now offers hidden SSID resolution, allowing users to resolve the names of APs that are either hidden or set to not broadcast. This allows a technician to quickly verify that the network and APs are configured properly.
The AirCheck Wi-Fi tester can be learned and used in minutes by frontline IT professionals, even if they have little wireless network experience, and is an affordable option for every enterprise, large or small. Through an intuitive interface, users can easily verify and troubleshoot 802.11a/b/g/n network availability, connectivity, channel utilization and security settings while on the go. The AirCheck tester allows users to identify coverage and connectivity problems, find unauthorized or rogue access points (APs) and clients, see overloaded networks and channels, detect interference and validate security settings.
For further information: http://www.flukenetworks.com/AirCheckResources.
This article originally appeared on EE Times Europe.