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WLAN Analyzer and Decoder - CommView for WiFi

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Introduction
About CommView for WiFi
What's New
Using the Program
Driver Installation
Overview
Main Menu
Nodes
AP and Station Details Window
Channels
Latest IP Connections
Packets
Logging
Viewing Logs
Rules
Advanced Rules
Alarms
WEP/WPA Keys
Reconstructing TCP Sessions
Reconstructing UDP Streams
Searching Packets
Statistics and Reports
Using Aliases
Packet Generator
Visual Packet Builder
NIC Vendor Identifier
Scheduler
Node Reassociation
Using Remote Agent for WiFi
Using RPCAP
Using Aruba Remote Capture
Port Reference
Setting Options
Frequently Asked Questions
VoIP Analysis
Introduction
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
Information
How to Purchase CommView for WiFi

Main Menu

Main Menu

The application menu commands are described below.

File

Start/Stop Capture – starts/stops capturing packets.

Suspend/Resume Packet Output – stops/resumes the real-time packet output on the Packets tab.

Remote Monitoring Mode – shows or hides the remote monitoring toolbar that allows you to connect to remote capture devices: Remote Agent for WiFi, RPCAP, or Aruba Remote Capture.

Save Nodes As – allows you to save the contents of the Nodes tab.

Save Channels As – allows you to save the contents of the Channels tab.

Save Latest IP Connections As – allows you to save the contents of the Latest IP Connections tab.

Save Packet Log As – allows you to save the contents of the Packets tab in different formats. Use the Logging tab for advanced saving options.

Log Viewer – opens a new Log Viewer window.

VoIP Log Viewer – opens a newVoIP Log Viewer window.

Clear Nodes – clears the Nodes tab.

Clear Channels – clears the Channels tab.

Clear Latest IP Connections – clears the Latest IP Connections tab.

Clear Packet Buffer – clears the contents of the program's buffer and the Packets tab.

Clear VoIP Data – clears the contents of the VoIP tab.

Performance Data – displays the program's performance statistics: the number of packets captured and dropped by the device driver.

Exit – closes the program.

Search

Find Packet – shows a dialog that allows you to find packets matching a specific text.

Go to Packet Number - shows a dialog that allows you to jump to a packet with the specified number.

View

Statistics – shows a window with data transfer and protocol distribution statistics.

Port Reference – shows a window with port reference information.

Log Directory – opens the directory to which logs are saved by default.

Nodes Columns – shows/hides the Nodes tab columns.

Channels Columns – shows/hides the Channels tab columns.

Latest IP Connections Columns – shows/hides the Latest IP Connections tab columns.

Packets Columns – shows/hides the Packets tab columns.

Channels and Spectrum – shows/hides the Channels and Spectrum pane at the bottom of the Nodes tab.

Tools

Packet Generator – opens the Packet Generator window.

Reconstruct TCP Session – allows you to reconstruct a TCP session starting from the selected packet; it opens a window that displays the entire conversation between two hosts.

Reconstruct UDP Stream – allows you to reconstruct a UDP stream starting from the selected packet; it opens a window that displays the entire conversation between two hosts.

NIC Vendor Identifier – opens a window where you can identify a network adapter vendor by MAC address.

Scheduler – allows you to add or remove scheduled capturing tasks.

Node Reassociation – opens the Node Reassociation window.

Settings

Fonts – shows the submenu for setting the fonts of the interface elements.

WEP/WPA Keys – opens a window that allows you to enter WEP/WPA keys.

MAC Aliases – brings up a window where you can assign easy-to-remember aliases to MAC addresses.

IP Aliases – brings up a window where you can assign easy-to-remember aliases to IP addresses.

Options – brings up the Options window where additional advanced program options can be set.

Language – allows you to change the interface language. Be sure to restart the program once you have changed the language. The CommView for WiFi installation package may not include all available language files for the interface. Clicking on the Other Languages menu item opens the additional languages download page on our Web site where you can download your language file if it is available for the current version.

Rules

Capture Data Packets – check or uncheck this item to enable/disable capturing of packets of the type "Data."

Capture Management Packets – check or uncheck this item to enable/disable capturing of packets of the type "Management."

Capture Control Packets – check or uncheck this item to enable/disable capturing of packets of the type "Control."

Ignore Beacons - check or uncheck this item to enable/disable capturing of management packets of the type "Beacon."

Save Current Rules As – allows you to save current rules configuration to a file.

Load Rules From – allows you to load a previously saved rules configuration from a file.

Reset All – clears all existing rules (if any).

Help

Contents launches CommView help.

Search For Help On … – shows CommView help index.

Driver Installation Guide … – shows detailed driver installation instructions.

Check for an Update on the Web … – opens the update wizard. Please follow the instructions on the screen to download and install the latest upgrade for CommView for WiFi from the TamoSoft Web site.

Activation – allows you to activate your software license or check the current activation status.

About shows information about the program.