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Some useful tools for Wi-Fi debugging

Some useful tools for Wi-Fi debugging

GregG_16
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Some useful tools for Wi-Fi debugging

This was taken from a previous discussion started by jasonrc with input from frankf and tek  thank you for the input...


Having trouble capturing packets to debug your application?  Here are some  tools to use: 


We recommend using a USB wireless sniffer from one of the following vendors.

AirPCAP Nx -- works with Wireshark

Good, well-priced, easy-to-use network network analyser

http://www.riverbed.com/us/products/cascade/wireshark_enhancements/airpcap.php

http://www.wireshark.org   [Win32 v1.4.14 is stable and works well]

All versions downloadable here: http://wiresharkdownloads.riverbed.com/wireshark/win32/all-versions/

Omnipeek

Full featured network analyser

http://www.wildpackets.com/products/network_analysis_and_monitoring/omnipeek_network_analyzer

AirMagnet

Full featured network analyser

http://www.flukenetworks.com/enterprise-network/wlan-security-and-analysis

Microsoft Network Monitor 3

A free tool which uses the Wi-Fi card in the laptop/PC. 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/933741



For doing analysis of the RF/WiFi environment, the following tools are useful:

WiSpy - PC dongle to do 2.4GHz and 5GHz spectrum capture.  Can show 802.11 and non-802.11 interference.

http://www.metageek.net/products/wi-spy/

inSSIDer - Free scanning tool to show other 802.11 networks within range.

http://www.metageek.net/products/inssider/

Basic network scans are also available using the wireless utility in your PC or Mac.


Also for RF/WiFi environments if you have an iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch

WiPry - iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch dongle for 2.4GHz analysis

http://www.oscium.com/products/wipry-combo-spectrum-analyzer-and-dynamic-power-meter

The power meter function is quite handy if you want to make duty cycle measurements or measure actual TX times.


Here is another great tutorial for MACOS users...

http://wlanpros2.project.ihelphosting.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Wireless-Diagnostic-Utility-in-...



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Anonymous
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Thank you for the good information.

Have a nice day.

Gideon Hyun

GregG_16
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Thank you. We have lots of information here. Just trying to make it more visible. Please let us know what other information would be useful. Your input helps us to improve the community.

Anonymous
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If you can explain how to debug or verify with seeing the log of one of debugging tools.

Especially, Omnipeek tools.

Thanks a lot.

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