A company called Fluke Networks today introduced a new handheld device that will make diagnosing Wi-Fi connection problems a whole lot easier. Designed specifically for enterprise or large-network consumers, the Aircheck troubleshoots local area network errors in minutes.
"Companies are increasingly reliant on Wi-Fi networks but many continue to see them as less reliable than wired alternatives," said the president of Fluke, Arif Kareem. This is partly because time- and resource-pressured IT personnel do not necessarily have the training or the tools they need to monitor and troubleshoot network issues. AirCheck addresses the requirement to arm frontline IT personnel with an affordable, easy-to-use, portable tool that provides comprehensive WLAN visibility across all Wi-Fi standards."
Calling it the only handheld Wi-Fi troubleshooting tool, Fluke says that the Aircheck discovers access points and channel activity immediately, and most operations only require one or two button presses.
Things that it can test for include security settings, connectivity problems, unauthorized access points (APs), rogue APs, overloaded networks, and channel interference. The 2.8-inch LCD screen and packaged software that comes with the unit are enough to highly reduce IT complications with wireless network solutions, claims Fluke.
The Aircheck Wi-Fi Tester is slated for a second quarter release date, for around $2,000.