“Eye P.A. will summarize what is going on in a very flexible, graphically-rich style. With a few clicks, you get incredible insights in to what is going on over the air.”
— Nigel Bowden, Mobility Consultant
Eye P.A. is a WiFi packet analysis tool that can show you how your channel is being used, packet-by-packet. With just a glance, you can see the total utilization of air time, packets sent, and bytes present in your capture– the bigger the slice, the more activity taking place.
From here, it’s easy to drill down to exactly what you’re looking for, so you can find and fix packet issues and improve overall network capacity.
The best thing about Eye P.A. is its intuitive, visual take on filtering with its multi-layered pie chart (“treepie”) system. With just a few clicks, you can drill down into the exact network conversation that’s causing the problem, without scrolling through hundreds of rows of data in a huge table.
Eye P.A. color-codes subframe types as well, so you can quickly see how much traffic was management overhead (purple and orange), and how much traffic was data payload (blue).
A lot goes into deploying a wireless network, and sometimes settings get overlooked. The Analyze Tab will alert you to a number of potential issues, along with suggested solutions that can help you to increase your network performance.
Eye P.A. makes it easy to identify slow conversations that are reducing network capacity. These could be legacy devices on your network, or maybe a certain device that is taking up more than its fair share of airtime. By looking at clients from the packet level, you can see which devices are transmitting, how much airtime they’re taking up, and how fast they’re talking.
Eye P.A. supports packet capture with the AirPcap Nx. This 2×2 MIMO device allows you to record 802.11a/b/g/n packet captures in both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. Support for AirPcap Nx is built into Eye P.A., so you won’t have to launch another program.
Eye P.A. also supports the following packet capture file types:
“I can now get a big picture view of PCAP files in seconds without needing to spend a lot of time decoding things.”
— Tom Hollingsworth, NetworkingNerd.com
In this 1 hour webinar recording, you will learn the basics of wireless packet analysis, how clients and APs talk to each other, and how you can use Eye P.A. to optimize and understand your wireless data network.
Another great way to test drive Eye P.A. before purchasing is a 7-day trial. The trial version of Eye P.A. includes sample packet capture files to get you up to speed in no time.