The WaveXpert can be used to record and analyze WLAN transmissions (with Wireshark) that are exchanged between two or more participants in his environment. WLAN transmissions according to the international standard IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac can be recorded.
WLAN devices whose transmissions are recorded are, for example for mobile devices such as notebooks, smartphones or PDAs, but also permanently installed equipment such as WLAN access points, WLAN printers or PCs with WLAN cards.
The WaveXpert is available in two versions:
WaveXpert 1 (2.4 & 5 GHz, 4 channels with 20/40/80 MHz and up to 3x3 MIMO)
WaveXpert 2 (5GHz, 4 channels with 20/40/80/160 MHz and up to to 4x4 MIMO).
What is recorded
The special feature of WaveXpert is that not only user data but also management and control information is received loss-free and stored for further analysis. The unit operates in passive mode only, WLAN transmissions are only received and nothing sent.
How data is collected
The WaveXpert is designed as a peripheral device for PCs, which have a Thunderbolt™ 3 interface. The data collected by the WaveXpert is transmitted via the Thunderbolt™ 3 interface to the PC and is stored in the PC’s memory. There the data can be displayed and analyzed with Wireshark.
For the operation and configuration of the WaveXpert such as for example the definition of the reception channels or of the channel bandwidth a user interface with a Linux Live operating system on the PC is supplied.