Introducing a new way to capture packets

MetaGeek is excited to announce an update to Eye P.A. that adds significant value and flexibility for our customers. Most notably, we took the end-of-life of the Riverbed AirPcap Nx as an opportunity to expand Eye P.A. to capture packets from other sources. With this update, two widely available WiFi adapters can now capture packets natively within Eye P.A. This post explains what you can expect with the new release.

The Next Chapter

Since Ryan asked me if I would take on the CEO role at MetaGeek it feels like my head hasn’t stopped spinning.  I thought it would be a good idea to collect and organize my thoughts in writing. Here is what this change means to me, and what it means for MetaGeek, our employees and our customers.

Stepping Back Into the “Chief Geek” Role

When I started MetaGeek in 2005, it was just me and an idea. I had no office, no employees, and no processes.. I handled all the engineering, marketing, sales, fulfillment, and customer support. I was passionate about the problem Wi-Spy solved, I loved helping customers visualize their WiFi, and I was committed to do whatever needed to be done to turn my idea of Wi-Spy into a reality.

The original Wi-Spy Viewer software from 2005

The original Wi-Spy Viewer software from 2005

It turned out, my business case for Wi-Spy was correct, and MetaGeek flourished. We added employees, built software products downloaded by millions, and sold Wi-Spy to tens of thousands of WiFi geeks around the world. As MetaGeek grew and became a “real company,” my role shifted more to management and leadership. For the past three years I have been full-time CEO, which has been a rewarding challenge. And while I’ve learned a lot, I’ve also realized being CEO isn’t my passion. So I am returning to my entrepreneurial roots as “Chief Geek.”

I will focus on product development and mentoring the next generation of entrepreneurs at MetaGeek. I have asked Brian Tuttle to lead MetaGeek as CEO. Brian was MetaGeek’s first full-time employee, and has been involved in developing and growing all aspects of MetaGeek’s business and culture throughout the years, including his time as CTO and COO. Brian will be an excellent CEO and leader. We are excited for this opportunity to build an awesome company and help my fellow geeks rid the world of awful WiFi.