WildPackets AiroPeek 1

By Andrew Garcia  |  Posted 2001-09-03 Print this article Print

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WildPackets AiroPeek 1.1 provides useful information on wireless LAN security, radio signal strength and bandwidth utilization. AiroPeek lacks some of the advanced capabilities of rival NAIs Sniffer Wireless, but AiroPeek also costs about $8,000 less.

SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // AiroPeek 1.1s most immediate impact will be in site surveys.

LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // AiroPeek 1.1 can be used as an intrusion detection tool by singling out unauthorized clients or access points, thereby improving network security.

Simple yet powerful filtering options; extremely intuitive interface; relatively inexpensive.

Integrated analysis tools are limited; cannot be used with wired networks; crashed Windows 2000 systems with VPN clients in eWeek Labs tests.

WildPackets, Inc., Walnut Creek Calif.; (800) 466-2447; www.wildpackets.com

Andrew cut his teeth as a systems administrator at the University of California, learning the ins and outs of server migration, Windows desktop management, Unix and Novell administration. After a tour of duty as a team leader for PC Magazine's Labs, Andrew turned to system integration - providing network, server, and desktop consulting services for small businesses throughout the Bay Area. With eWEEK Labs since 2003, Andrew concentrates on wireless networking technologies while moonlighting with Microsoft Windows, mobile devices and management, and unified communications. He produces product reviews, technology analysis and opinion pieces for eWEEK.com, eWEEK magazine, and the Labs' Release Notes blog. Follow Andrew on Twitter at andrewrgarcia, or reach him by email at agarcia@eweek.com.

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