Networking

Fluke Networks enhances WLAN validation

Fluke Networks has released version 2.0 of the software that powers its popular AirCheck Wi-Fi Tester, making it easier and faster for frontline technicians to troubleshoot today’s complex wireless LANs (WLAN) problems. The Wi-Fi Tester features a new one-button AutoTest that automatically conducts critical wireless tests for interference, network quality and rogue access point (AP) detection to more quickly and consistently validate wireless network performance, and discover security threats and other issues impacting end-users.

In addition to the AutoTest feature, the AirCheck Wi-Fi Tester v2.0 also provides increased visibility of client devices – such as laptops and printers – and allows users to track them, making it easy to identify and solve wireless connectivity problems. Furthermore, it includes an onboard security configuration feature that allows users to configure the tester on the fly to access secure networks – without having to use a PC.

“In just 18 months, our customers have made the AirCheck tester one of the industry’s premier Wi-Fi troubleshooting tools because of its ease-of-use. Taking the user experience that our customers love, and raising it to a new level, is part of our ongoing commitment to ensuring Fluke Networks’ tools are delivering the best possible user experience,” said Gary Ger, vice president and general manager at Fluke Networks.

Customers are already responding positively to the AirCheck Wi-Fi Tester’s new features. “Wireless is a key component of our corporate network and when a wireless issue arises, we often send technicians into the field, or utilize personnel at remote sites, to troubleshoot and identify issues,” said Robert Aboud, senior technical staff member at Hospira. ”The one-button AutoTest makes this even easier and dramatically reduces resolution time, offering a level of simplicity seldom seen in other wireless troubleshooting tools.”

The new tester is now available worldwide and can be purchased from Fluke Networks channel partners. Existing owners can upgrade to the new features through a support contract.

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