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A powerful wireless site survey software and RF modeling tool

A network monitor and packet analyzer for wired networks

A network monitor and packet analyzer for wireless 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax networks

A utility for testing the performance of a wireless or wired network

Information about our products that have reached end-of-life

Download and install our products to experience the difference they can

make.

Explore product documentation, video tours, data sheets, and

specifications.

For those buying from us for the first time.

Special pricing for government agencies all over the world.

For those who want to upgrade an old product version.

Special pricing for schools, universities, and students.

Contact us whenever you have questions about products or orders.

Want to buy from a local partner? Find one near you.

Join our partner network if you want to promote and resell our products.

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Packet Capture Challenges in Modern Wi-Fi Networks

Michael Berg
November 9, 2020

Modern Wi-Fi networks use beamforming, multiple spatial streams, and higher order modulation, such as 256-QAM and 1024-QAM.

In this video blog, we take a look at how this affects the packet capturing process and explain why even a minor change in the antenna position or orientation may have a major impact on reception quality. To illustrated these effects, we’ll use a packet sniffer and analyzer, CommView for WiFi, and a throughput test utility, TamoSoft Throughput Test.

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