The AirCheck G2 Wireless Tester provides fast, simple, and accurate validation and troubleshooting, thereby reducing the time to resolve wireless problems.
AirCheck G2 provides fast, simple, and accurate Wi-Fi validation and troubleshooting, reducing the time to resolve wireless issues. AirCheck G2 simplifies wireless testing, enabling even less experienced technicians to solve more problems by providing:
A rugged, handheld purpose-built tester supporting the latest Wi-Fi technologies (802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax)
A one-button AutoTest, which quickly provides a pass/fail indication of the wireless environment and identifies common problems
Instant visibility of test results including network availability, connectivity, utilization, throughput, security settings, rogue hunting, and interference detection
Connectivity to a centralized reporting and test results management platform, Link-Live, that facilitates greater job visibility, collaboration, project control and fleet management for larger distributed environments
What’s new in the 4.0 version of the AirCheck G2 firmware?
The 4.0 software for the AirCheck G2 brings all new features and significant enhancements to the AirCheck G2 platform, including:
Improved Locator Tool accuracy
Enhanced AP name support
Enhanced captive portal support
Improved iPerf test performance
Improved packet capture workflow
Visibility into Voice VLAN number while performing an Ethernet test
Ability to import security certificates using a USB thumb drive
Ability to use a static IP while running an Ethernet test
Improved keyboard feedback
Enhanced collaboration and reporting with the ability to upload more information to Link-Live:
Complete AutoTest results
Location and comments information
Improved fleet management with the automated distribution of profiles to field units
The AirCheck G2 Wireless Tester has a responsive 5” touchscreen display. The home screen offers easy navigation to drill down into:
Performs the following five essential Wi-Fi tests and a pass/fail indication of the wireless environment and identifies common problems — for any level of expertise.
802.11 Utilization – Reports the top three channels in each band (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) with the highest 802.11 Wi-Fi traffic airtime utilization.
Non-802.11 Utilization – Reports the top three channels in each band (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) with the highest non-802.11 airtime utilization. This indicates the presence of interference sources and high noise levels
Co-Channel Interference - Reports the top three channels in each band (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) with the most APs on the same channel that exceed the minimum signal level threshold. It accounts for 40-MHz and 80-MHz channels in the 5-GHz band by counting an AP on its primary and each secondary channel. Then view a list of the APs counted for co-channel interference.
Adjacent Channel Interference - Reports the top three channels in the 2.4 GHz band in which APs may experience Adjacent Channel Interference. For each channel on which at least one AP is found, the Tester counts how many APs are operating on other channels that overlap with that channel. It accounts for 20-MHz and 40-MHz channels in the 2.4-GHz band. Then view a list of the APs counted for adjacent channel interference.
Network Quality – Verifies coverage, interference, security and ability to connect to specified networks, along with the availability of critical network services such as DHCP and connectivity to specified network targets.
Cloud Based Results Management
Link-Live Cloud Service
Serving as a centralized test results and reporting database, Link-Live transforms team workflows with the ability to log, document, and report test activity from all your sites. This complementary internet-hosted service is available from anywhere at any time using any device with a browser and internet connection. Enabling collaboration with remote experts, Link-Live saves time in problem escalations, and provides a baseline of test results useful for future troubleshooting or network change planning.
Once the AirCheck G2 is connected to the Link-Live Cloud service, AutoTest and connectivity test results are automatically uploaded to the dashboard for project management and reporting. You will have the option of uploading session files, screenshots, profiles, packet captures, location information, and comments anytime. Also, your AirCheck (running version 3.0 or greater, with Gold Support) can receive firmware updates “over the air” as they become available.
Link-Live is especially useful for managers of remote teams that need visibility to test results instantly or would like an easier way to manage AirCheck G2 units on the field. In addition, teams that utilize the wired-only companions to the AirCheck G2 such as the LinkSprinter or LinkRunner G2 have a single dashboard system to manage results from network connectivity tests.
Easily configure, manage, and control the use of your AirCheck G2 – or an entire fleet of them - with the Profiles feature, which allows configuration of security settings, AutoTest limits, and target devices for connectivity. Remotely transfer multiple profiles into your AirCheck G2 testers from Link-Live, as needed for different facilities.
Ideal for collaboration and escalation support, your remote experts can easily review detailed information about networks, access points, channels, or clients on Link-Live by viewing a saved session file. The session files will capture details including AirCheck G2 configuration, AutoTest results, lists of AP’s / clients and channel usage.
AirCheck G2 Manager Software
For those without access to the cloud, the AirCheck G2 Manager Software provides the ability to manage AirCheck G2 profiles and view detailed information on saved tests results locally. The AirCheck G2 Manager is free and available for download to any Windows computer from the Link-Live Cloud Service or the NETALLY® support site.
Quickly view all the networks present in the environment, and see critical parameters for each one including signal level, signal/noise ratio, security type, and number of access points. Find common issues such as mixed security types, poor signal coverage or lack of secondary AP coverage.
Sort or filter on any parameter. Then drill into more details for any network, including 802.11 types supported, number of connected clients, channels and more. From the network details page, drill into a list of APs or clients on the network.
Quickly view all the APs present in the environment, and see critical parameters for each one including signal level, signal/noise ratio, security type, and channel. Find common issues such as incorrect security type, poor signal coverage or incorrect channel.
Sort or filter on any parameter. Then drill into any AP to set its authorization level and see more details, including number of connected clients, supported rates, 802.11n and 802.11ac capabilities and more. From the AP details page, drill into a list of connected clients or the channel on which the AP operates to verify any channel utilization or co-channel interference problems.
Network Connection Tests
Verify network availability and access to critical services by connecting to a network (SSID) or AP with a single touch on the Connect button. Key test steps include:
Associate with AP
Request and receive an IP address from a DHCP server
Ping the default gateway and DNS servers for availability
Perform a ping or TCP port test on up to ten network targets
Ongoing signal level, signal/noise ratio, and retry rate measurements
Once connected to a network, perform a roaming test to validate that roaming is enabled on the network, or run an iPerf performance test to verify throughput capabilities on the network.
Channel Utilization and Interference
Quickly determine if channels are over-utilized with 802.11 Wi-Fi traffic and/or with non-Wi-Fi interference and noise. Automatically detect devices that can cause interference, including microwave ovens, wireless game controllers, Bluetooth® devices, Zigbee devices and wireless video cameras. You can also drill in to see the level of Wi-Fi traffic and interference over the last 60 seconds on a selected channel, as well as the access points, clients, and interferers using this channel.
Wired Ethernet Tests
Access points must have a working backhaul connection to the network, and the AirCheck G2’s built-in Ethernet test validates that.
Diagnose and test Power over Ethernet (PoE), Link to the switch, DHCP, Gateway, and Internet connection.
Get VLAN, switch name, and port information via CDP/LLDP/EDP for your managed switches
Automated reporting to Link-Live Cloud Service
Get detailed test results sent directly to your email
Rogue Detection/Location, Client Details
Client Details provides essential information about specific devices and their configuration. Track down rogue APs and unauthorized clients by following the real-time signal level meter and graph over time. Audible indication is provided, and the use of a USB headset for private audio is supported. Optional external directional antenna saves significant time when locating devices.
Multiple Language Support
AirCheck fully supports multiple languages including English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and Korean. Multi-language support includes AirCheck user interface, getting started guide, user manual and supporting AirCheck Manager software, help files and user reports.
Includes: (1) AirCheck G2, small soft carrying case, AC charger, USB cable, and Quick Start Guide.
Includes: (1) AirCheck G2, small soft carrying case, AC charger, USB cable, Quick Start Guide, external directional antenna, holster, and automobile power charger.
Includes: (1) AirCheck G2, small soft carrying case, AC charger, USB cable, Quick Start Guide, external directional antenna, holster,
Includes: (1) AirCheck G2, (1) LinkRunner G2, soft carrying cases (small, medium, large), (2) AC Charger, (2) USB cable, Quick Start Guides, external directional antenna, (2) holster, automobile power charger, (1) Test Accessory, Wireview wire mappers #1-6, Inline RJ-45 coupler, 8GB Micro SD card, accessories pouch.
Includes: (1) Aircheck G2, (1) LinkRunner AT 2000, (2) small soft carrying case, (2) AC charger, (2) USB cable, Quick Start Guides, external directional antenna, (2) holster, automobile power charger, Wireview wire mappers #1-6, Inline RJ-45 coupler, accessories pouch.
Replacement battery for ACKG2
(1) Test Accessory for use with AirCheck G2, LinkRunner G2 or OneTouch AT. It can act as an independent iPerf server.
(5) Test Accessories for use with AirCheck G2, LinkRunner G2 or OneTouch AT. They can act as an independent iPerf server.
(10) Test Accessories for use with AirCheck G2, LinkRunner G2 or OneTouch AT. They can act as an independent iPerf server.
Protective carrying holster with shoulder strap for Aircheck G2 or LinkRunner G2
SM SOFT CASE
Small soft case
External directional antenna, RP-SMA connector
AC Charger Replacement
Auto Lighter Charger Adapter
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