WLAN Analyzer and Decoder - CommView for WiFi

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About CommView for WiFi
What's New
Using the Program
Driver Installation
Main Menu
AP and Station Details Window
Latest IP Connections
Viewing Logs
Advanced Rules
Reconstructing TCP Sessions
Reconstructing UDP Streams
Searching Packets
Statistics and Reports
Using Aliases
Packet Generator
Visual Packet Builder
NIC Vendor Identifier
Node Reassociation
Using Remote Agent for WiFi
Using Aruba Remote Capture
Port Reference
Setting Options
Frequently Asked Questions
VoIP Analysis
Working with VoIP Analyzer
SIP and H.323 Sessions
RTP Streams
Registrations, Endpoints, and Errors
Call Logging and Reports
Call Playback
Viewing VoIP Logs
Working with Lists in VoIP Analyzer
NVF Files
Advanced Topics
Monitoring 802.11n and 802.11ac Networks
Understanding CRC and ICV Errors
Understanding WPA Decryption
Understanding Signal Strength
Capturing A-MPDU and A-MSDU Packets
Using CommView for WiFi in a Virtual Machine
Multi-Channel Capturing
Spectrum Analysis
Capturing High Volume Traffic
Running CommView for WiFi in Invisible Mode
Command Line Parameters
Exchanging Data with Your Application
Custom Decoding
CommView Log Files Format
How to Purchase CommView for WiFi

Using Aliases

Aliases are easy-to-remember human-readable names that CommView will substitute for a MAC or IP address when showing the packets on the Packets and Statistics tabs. This can make packets easier to recognize and analyze.  For example, 00:00:19:2D:0D:35 becomes GATEWAY2, and ns1.earthlink.com becomes MyDNS.

To add a MAC alias right-click on a packet and select Create Alias Using Source MAC or Using Destination MAC from the pop-up menu. A window will pop up where the MAC address field is already filled out, and you will only need to type in an alias. Alternatively, you can click Settings => MAC Aliases … and fill out the MAC address and Alias fields manually. To delete an alias or clear the entire aliases list, right-click on the Aliases window and select Delete Record or Clear All. The same applies to creating IP aliases. When a new IP alias is created by right-clicking on a packet, the alias field is pre-filled with the corresponding hostname (if available) which can then be edited by the user.