See our previous post: Get ready to accelerate your .pcap skills with Visual Packet Analysis.
Right now, packet analysis works like a search engine. You enter a search term and it returns several thousand packets that meet the query. This works great when you know exactly what you’re looking for.
If you don’t – get ready to spend some time with your old friend, Mr. Scrollwheel.
For those of you who have been-there-done-that, I’d like to introduce you to Eye P.A.
Eye P.A. simplifies wireless network troubleshooting by visually aggregating the long lines of data saved in a .pcap file. It quickly displays what’s happening with your 802.11 network from a very high level while giving you the chance to drill down into the details with a helpful multi-layered animated pie chart.
For example, a BSSID may have several clients represented as the green inner layers.
These will be colored in different shades of green to represent the data rate of the conversation.
The Frame Types (outer layers) will be colored based on the type of frame: Data, Control or Management.
We’ve made the pie charts actionable, that means you can drill down by clicking on the pie chart itself. While the interactive pie charts are pretty flippin’ sweet (as we say here in Idaho), this is just a mere piece of our eyeball packet analyzer.
We want to invite you to watch the live-stream unveiling of our new wireless packet visualization tool at Wireless Tech Field Day on January 26th.