Author Archive for metageek

Eye P.A. Update

Today marks the release of an update to Eye P.A., our packet analysis and visualization software. Most noticeable is a new paint job for the treepies and timeline. This new color scheme comes as a result of feedback when looking…

Cities With The Best Wi‑Fi Connection

Did you know that Google Fiber has an average download speed of 190.45 Mb/s? Thats over 22x faster than the national average of 8.6Mb/s. Check out the Infographic below for more interesting facts on Wi-Fi coverage!      Infographic courtesy…

Are you seeing ALL Wi‑Fi channels?

While teaching a Wi-Fi class recently, I had a conversation with one attendee that I’ve had more than just a couple of times before. It went something like: “Hey MetaGeek guy. Why doesn’t inSSIDer on my brand new laptop see…

War Kitteh!

Since 1993, Las Vegas has been a destination for some of the world’s smartest security pros, researchers, hackers, and government agents. It’s not the gambling or the magic that bring these White, Black, and Grey Hats to Vegas– it’s DEF…

MetaGeek launches inSSIDer PCI Compliance

MetaGeek launches inSSIDer PCI Compliance to complete the wireless scanning requirement for PCI compliance. Recent Gartner research estimated that almost 20% of corporations have rogue APs in their network at some time. Generally these are unknowledgeable or impatient employees. But…

Chanalyzer 5 gets new Device Finder

Sometimes interfering devices are so bad and stomp all over your WLAN you have to do something about it. Those cheap-o security cameras, cordless phones, and so on take down YOUR critical WLAN, or at the very least leave you…

Notes and AP Aliasing in Chanalyzer 5!

We’ve just pushed a new update to Chanalyzer 5 that has a couple of really cool new features! First off, we’ve fulfilled one of the most common feature requests for Chanalyzer: the ability to add notes to your recordings! There…

Announcing inSSIDer Wi-Fi Helper!

When your sister and brother-in-law move into a new house, who do they call for help with setting up a wireless router? When your buddy has streaming issues over Wi-Fi, who’s the one that gets a text pleading for help?…

Put a (Radio/ESSID) Ring on it!

It’s no secret. We like Radio and ESSID grouping. It’s one of the key features of inSSIDer 4, and recently showed up in Chanalyzer 5, too. So it’s only natural that we decided to take Beyonce’s advice, and put a…

Chanalyzer 5 groups ESSID and Radio

Understanding Wi-Fi topology is dead simple, right? You set up an access point, give the network a name and then connect clients to it. Well, it stays that simple right up to the point you need another AP for more…