AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer Pro Reveals Wireless Network Performance

 
 
By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2012-05-10
 
 
 

Dashboard

The AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer Pro provides a variety of WLAN tools, including a dashboard that shows network utilization and other characteristics at-a-glance.

Dashboard

WiFi Adapter Check

The new WiFi Adapter Check is a downloadable utility that displays information about the network adapter and compatibility with AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer Pro.

WiFi Adapter Check

"Sanity Check" Pings

The ping utility provides a basic network "sanity check." Although not shown here, the utility can ping multiple locations simultaneously.

"Sanity Check" Pings

One-Touch FTP Testing

The FTP test in the One-Touch module is shown here in the process of uploading a test file to gather basic network-performance statistics.

One-Touch FTP Testing

New Multimedia Test

New in AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer Pro 9.5 is a multimedia test that measures WLAN performance using multimedia files.

New Multimedia Test

Tuning for Efficiency

AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer Pro shows the configuration of 802.11n WLAN physical and medium access control (MAC) features so that network technicians can tune for efficient network use.

Tuning for Efficiency

WLAN Throughput

The AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer Pro throughput simulator calculates network throughput, utilization and overhead under various network conditions.

WLAN Throughput

Device Throughput

The device throughput calculator checks a device's theoretical performance.

Device Throughput

RF Coverage

The coverage utility provides an overview of a wireless network's RF. The dip shown here was created when I walked into the parking lot away from the building and the test network.

RF Coverage

Signal Distribution

The signal-distribution tool detects RF signal problems. This capture shows that the RF signals have a consistent strength, which is good.

Signal Distribution

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