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

Driver Installation

CommView for WiFi is a tool for monitoring wireless 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac networks. You must have a compatible wireless adapter to use this product. In order to enable the monitoring features of your wireless adapter, you will need to use the special drivers that come with this product. When CommView for WiFi is not running, your adapter will be able to connect and communicate with other wireless hosts or access points, as it normally does. When CommView for WiFi is running, your adapter will be put in passive, promiscuous monitoring mode with no connectivity.

Prior to installing the new driver for your wireless adapter, be sure that your adapter is compatible with this product.  The list of compatible adapters can be found at the following URL:


CommView for WiFi may support other adapters. If your adapter is not listed above, please refer to the FAQ chapter for up-to-date information.

For detailed, illustrated driver installation instructions, please launch the program, click Help => Driver Installation Guide in the program's menu, and scroll down to the bottom of the window.