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


The program interface consists of several tabs that allow you to view data and perform various actions with captured packets. The functionality of these tabs is described in the table below.

Tab Name Description
Nodes Controls packet capture, displays detailed information on access points and associated stations, channel utilization statistics, and graphical representation of the wireless spectrum.
Channels Displays detailed per-channel statistics, as well as the top nodes, Mbytes per second, and packets per second charts.
Latest IP Connections Displays detailed information on the latest IP connections between the WLAN nodes. This information is available when the WLAN being monitored does not use encryption or when you have entered the correct WPA or WEP key.
Packets Lists captured packets; allows you to examine them and view their contents.
VoIP Provides in-depth VoIP analysis of the captured traffic. Note that this tab is only available to VoIP license users or evaluation version users who selected VoIP evaluation mode.
Logging Allows you to save captured packets to log files in a number of formats and configure automatic logging.
Rules Provides access to packet filters that allow you to capture/ignore packets based on various criteria, such as IP address or port number.
Alarms Allows you to create alarms that can notify you about important events, such as suspicious packets, high bandwidth utilization, unknown addresses, etc.

You can change some of the settings, such as fonts, colors, and buffer size by selecting Settings from the menu. For more information, see Setting Options.