Latest Cape Networks Updates!

Cape have released two new features that give you more visibility on two important processes that affect the user onboarding experience: DHCP and EAP:

  • DHCP DORA timing metrics – You are now able to peek into the the DHCP DORA (discover, offer, request, acknowledge) exchanges, whenever there is an issue, to view the breakdown of the transaction times and understand which part of the process is causing the delay or failure.
  • EAP timing visibility – In addition Cape are now providing Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) timing as a new metric that is tracked historically. Tracking EAP timing can help to identify issues with 802.1X (i.e. RADIUS authentication) performance.

And three new features that give you more control over the SSIDs you’re monitoring:

  • SSID aliasing – SSID aliasing enables more control over how SSIDs are tested.
  • Now you can:
    • Make SSID names more readable on the dashboard
    • Configure two or more different test profiles on the same SSID
    • Test SSIDs with the same name but different authentication methods or pass-phrases
    • Add multiple aliases where monitoring is locked to 2.4GHz or 5GHz and assign those aliases to different sensors
  • Band locking – SSIDs (and aliases) can now be tested on one band only. This means that sensors will only connect to the SSID and test it on the specified band. An SSID can be locked to 2.4 GHz only, 5 GHz only, or set to “Auto”. In Auto mode, which remains the default setting, the sensor will choose the best band to connect to similar to a regular client.
  • External Connectivity OverrideExternal connectivity testing can now be disabled on any specified SSID (or alias). Toggling this will disable testing, errors, and notifications related to external connectivity. This is helpful for networks where external connectivity to the internet is not supported or no DNS servers are configured. If no external connectivity is available via Wi-Fi or Ethernet, Cape sensors will upload test results via built-in cellular connectivity.


If you’d like to see these new features in action, ask us for a demo!

We’re Delighted To See That 2 Of Our Vendors Have Been Shortlisted For The Best New WiFi Startup Award @ WiFi NOW

For the second consecutive year Wi-Fi NOW will be honouring the the world’s most accomplished Wi-Fi companies. This year, the Wi-Fi NOW Awards ceremony will take place at Wi-Fi NOW Europe in The Hague, Netherlands on October 31 – November 2.

We’re delighted to see that 2 of our vendors Cape Networks and Mist have been announced to be 2 out of 3 of the finalists shortlisted for the Best New WiFi Startup award!

The winner will be announced at the Wi-Fi NOW Europe event later this month.

Aircheck G2 Mastercare (Gold) Support Owners: New Features With Firmware Update Now Available!

The NETSCOUT AirCheck G2 just got better with a new software release that adds several highly demanded features including the ability to simply perform iPerf performance tests.

Key New Features

  • Performance Testing: Quickly and easily test the throughput on your network by conducting iPerf tests from an AirCheck G2 to an iPerf server. Tests can be conducted with a customer’s iPerf server they install themselves or utilizing our new Test Accessory.
  • Captive Portal Support: Conduct all AirCheck tests on public facing networks that feature a captive portal websites that require a user to click through Terms and Conditions or type basic information into a form before access is given.
  • Authorization Classes: One of our popular AirCheck G1 features is now available on the AirCheck G2. Users can now mark APs as Authorized, Unauthorized, Neighboring, or Flagged.
  • Interferer Detection and Classification: Simply detect interferers such as Microwave ovens or wireless cameras using the wireless radio internal to the AirCheck G2.
  • Various Small Enhancements: There are several other minor enhancements that are detailed in the software release notes found on our website. They include: Channel overlap, supported vs. basic rates, and the ability to save packet captures.

Learn how these key new features (and more) are used in the real-world by watching this recorded webinar with customer George Stefanik, Wireless Architect. He walks through all the new features and how it helps save his team hours of testing time with the AirCheck G2 wireless tester and it’s new Test Accessory.



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