Wi-Fi

Introducing inSSIDer for Office

You’ve seen how inSSIDer for Home makes troubleshooting a single Wi-Fi network easier – but for those of you who are Wi-Fi administrators or installers, the Home version of inSSIDer isn’t quite powerful enough for your needs. inSSIDer for Office…

Stress Testing 30 iPads in a Classroom

Recently, Wireless Lan Professionals performed a Wi-Fi stress test aimed at proving how well Wi-Fi vendors can handle a K-12 classroom full of iPads. The Wi-Fi stress test did not compare software features offered by the various Wi-Fi access point…

MetaGeek at Interop 2012

Interop, the trade show where networking nerds and tech junkies find out about new ways to work. This was my first year traveling with the MetaGeek crew to Interop in Vegas. MetaGeek has been at the expo for years –…

The Internet of Things

When Wi-Fi was invented and subsequently adopted en-masse, it brought a wave of mobile computing (think laptops). Corporations, universities, hospitals, and everyone else started putting in APs like crazy. Wi-Fi use exploded in the residential space too. Then, Wi-Fi chipsets…

Wi-Spy: Five Years of Leading the Way

This month marks the five year anniversary of Wi-Spy and Chanalyzer. A few days ago I was looking back at screenshots of Chanalyzer 1.0 (a.k.a. Wi-Spy Viewer) and laughed at how basic it was. The data resolution was so bad…

Wi-Fi Pilot has Arrived!

Wi-Fi Pilot Wi-Fi Pilot and Wireshark are a match made in heaven. If you don’t have the technical know-how to quickly filter through gigabytes worth of packet capture in a matter of seconds. The difference is so drastic it almost…