EVERETT, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fluke Networks today released the latest version of the AirCheck™ Wi-Fi Tester, a dedicated handheld tool that delivers quick and easy troubleshooting for today’s increasingly complex wireless local area networks (WLAN).
With the latest product enhancements, version 1.2 of the AirCheck Wi-Fi Tester lets wireless technicians and frontline engineers instantly identify any client, device or access point (AP) on a wireless network. This new capability makes the AirCheck tester the only handheld tool on the market today that combines the WLAN performance information and complete WLAN detection capabilities essential for troubleshooting and securing a wireless network quickly.
“When troubleshooting a wireless network, IT professionals want tools that are not only powerful, but easy to use. AirCheck has become the go-to tool for organizations and their frontline technicians that want to instantly get into the field and effectively troubleshoot the network,” said Peter Rysavy, President of Rysavy Research, a leading wireless technology consulting firm. “With the updates in v1.2, AirCheck delivers some fantastic new functionality, allowing users to identify all clients on the WLAN, which if misconfigured, can severely impact performance. Every wireless professional should seriously consider adding AirCheck to their toolkit.”
The AirCheck Wi-Fi Tester v1.2 includes new functionality for locating all wireless clients and accessing client details. Users can now identify misbehaving or unauthorized clients, and reconfigure or remove them from the wireless network. For example, if a client is transmitting at a low data rate due to being incorrectly configured as an 802.11b device, the AirCheck tester allows users to capture that information so a technician can reconfigure. In addition, if your wireless policy bans certain devices, such as Smartphones, from the network, the product can instantly identify them by showing authorized and unauthorized devices. Furthermore, the AirCheck tester now offers hidden SSID resolution, allowing users to resolve the names of APs that are either hidden or set to not broadcast. This allows a technician to quickly verify that the network and APs are configured properly.
Offering simple, intuitive operation, the AirCheck Wi-Fi Tester can be learned and used in minutes by frontline IT professionals, even if they have little wireless network experience, and is an affordable option for every enterprise, large or small. Through an intuitive interface, users can easily verify and troubleshoot 802.11a/b/g/n network availability, connectivity, channel utilization and security settings while on the go. The AirCheck tester allows users to identify coverage and connectivity problems, find unauthorized or rogue access points (APs) and clients, see overloaded networks and channels, detect interference and validate security settings.
”There’s no other tool like AirCheck on the market today. It’s rugged, handheld, easy to use, and instantly places a wireless professional in the field with a set of performance and security features that allow them to effectively troubleshoot,” said Andrew vonNagy, wireless analysts and blogger at Revolution Wi-Fi. “This tool would be a welcome addition to any business, large or small, that needs to troubleshoot a wireless network.”
Pricing & Availability
The AirCheck Wi-Fi Tester v1.2 is available now and is a free upgrade for current AirCheck customers. It can be purchased from Fluke Networks channel partners worldwide for $1,995. For more information visit: www.flukenetworks.com/AirCheckResources or call (800) 28-FLUKE (US), or 1 (425) 446-4519 (INTL).
About Fluke Networks
Fluke Networks provides innovative solutions for network installation, monitoring and analysis within global enterprises and carriers. The company's comprehensive line of solutions provide network installers, owners, and maintainers with superior vision, combining speed, accuracy and ease of use to optimize network performance. Headquartered in Everett, Washington, the company distributes its products in more than 50 countries. More information can be found by visiting Fluke Networks' Web site at www.flukenetworks.com or by calling (800) 283-5853.