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Review: Wireless LAN Analysis Tools


Spectrum Analysis Features

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Site Survey Analysis Features

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Most of these products don't fit neatly into one category or another; some protocol analyzers can also view wireless performance data, for instance. Likewise, some performance and security analyzers contain basic spectrum-analysis capabilities. Nonetheless, the groupings we've made let us draw relevant comparisons among the products.

We're not awarding an Editor's Choice because we don't want to limit our exploration of these tools to a single usage scenario. Rather, we want to focus on the many situations WLAN administrators are likely to face. We requested that for each device they submit, vendors supply us with associated usage scenarios, detailing the particular problem and how their product addresses it.

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