Category Archives: 802.11ac

Gigabit WLANs Need Gigabit WLAN Analysis

802.11ac – the newest Wi-Fi standard – is faster, more agile and more robust than any of its predecessors. Wi-Fi at the speed of wired networks is something the industry’s been striving for and something every person who’s ever used wireless can appreciate.

While 802.11ac is revolutionizing how enterprises support the large quantity of devices connected to their corporate networks, most do not yet understand that monitoring and analyzing 802.11ac traffic requires significant changes in the way wireless data is captured. Despite the increased throughput, better capabilities for multiple users, and overall improved features for the content- and data-heavy networks of today, the 802.11ac standard is changing the rules for WLAN troubleshooting, specifically when it comes to packet capture and analysis.

Check out the OnDemand webcast from June 18th that shows a short demo on capturing packets remotely…

Introducing Omni 7.9.5

This week, we are excited to announce the release of WildPackets Omni Distributed Analysis version 7.9.5, our latest product update and the industry’s first Wi-Fi analysis solution for gigabit wireless local area networks (WLANs). With this release, WildPackets becomes the only vendor on the market to offer a solution for managing and troubleshooting new enterprise 802.11ac networks.

Enterprises large and small are upgrading their WLANs to the 802.11ac standard, which provides unprecedented performance, capacity and reliability. However, traditional techniques and solutions for WLAN troubleshooting and analysis are unable to handle the increased throughput of 802.11ac.

As the amount of data traversing enterprise WLANs continues to grow, enterprises need a solution that will ensure optimal network performance and business productivity. Omni Distributed Analysis 7.9.5 delivers the necessary capture and analysis capabilities to handle this increased throughput of data, ensuring that enterprises have the WLAN troubleshooting and analysis tools they need to keep up with these new network standards.

Some of the other key features of Omni 7.9.5 include:

  • Gigabit Wireless Network Analysis
  • Multichannel and wireless roaming analysis
  • Comprehensive voice over Wi-Fi troubleshooting (VoFi)
  • Flexible data capture – including portable, remote, and wireless forensics
  • Remote capture from commercial APs, including CISCO and Aruba

As network technology continues to advance, and demand grows for more data faster, WildPackets continues to provide the simplicity and visibility to keep up with your growing network. To learn more, visit wireless.wildpackets.com or register for our Q&A on Gigabit Wi-Fi Analysis, happening on Wednesday, June 18.

Don’t Miss WildPackets at the 2014 Wireless LAN Professionals Summit!

On February 12, 2014, WildPackets’ Jay Botelho will present at the Wireless LAN Professionals Summit. The event will take place in Austin, Texas and will consist of three days of great topic discussion, awesome gear and wonderful networking.

Originally conceived as an opportunity for like-minded individuals to get together and spend time learning from others in the field who are also passionate about Wireless LAN technologies, the Summit consists of presentations from a vast array of experts in the field.

During the conference, attendees will hear keynotes about how the enterprise network is currently being transformed by cloud computing, BYOD and multimedia, as well as learn about the IEEE’s work in bringing 802.11ac to market.

Our own Jay Botelho will be presenting a hands-on, interactive session that provides a glimpse into the workings of WildPackets’ OmniPeek solution. As some of you may already know, OmniPeek allows network engineers to rapidly analyze and troubleshoot enterprise networks, providing real-time visibility and network analysis into every part of the network from a single interface. During his session, Jay will show attendees how to load OmniPeek onto their laptops, perform multi-channel and remote analysis and capture 802.11ac traffic.

If you’ll be attending the conference, don’t forget to stop by and say hello! We’ll be ready to geeking-out over all things WLAN.

And feel free to get a sneak peak of OmniPeek by visiting http://www.wildpackets.com/products/omnipeek_network_analyzer.