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Wireless Tester

Brand: NetScout
Our Model No: AIRCHECKG2
Condition: NEW
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AirCheck G2 Features

  • Supports 802.11a/b/g/n/ac - All in one handheld tool for all Wi-Fi technologies including true 802.11ac 3x3 support.
  • Instant-on operation - Powers up fast and automatically starts discovering networks, access points (APs), and channel activity.
  • Touchscreen Display - 5” Touchscreen display allows for better visibility and easier access to all the available operations/inputs.
  • Get answers fast - The one-button AutoTest quickly provides a pass/fail indication of the wireless environment and identifies common problems - for any level of Wi-Fi expertise.
  • Link-Live Cloud Service - Cloud-based results management dashboard provides test results, project control, and reporting capabilities for your network connectivity tests.
  • Identifies security settings for each Network and Access Point: Open, WEP, WPA, WPA2, and/or 802.1x.
  • Pinpoints Wi-Fi traffic and interference - Shows how much of each channel’s bandwidth is consumed by 802.11 traffic and interference, and the APs using each channel.
  • Finds rogue APs and misbehaving clients - Flags unauthorized APs and clients. Hunt them down with the LOCATE function or find them even faster with the optional directional antenna.
  • Connection tests - Connects to networks or specific APs using WEP, WPA, WPA2, and/or 802.1x. Acquires an IP address and pings the router, gateway, and user-defined addresses to verify connectivity and network access inside and outside the firewall. Verifies connection quality.
  • Wired Ethernet Tests - Allows for quick AP backhaul and wiring verification.
  • Designed for the field - Multi-hour battery life. One-handed operation. Rugged design.
  • Easy upgrades - The mini-USB port allows software upgrades in the field in just minutes using your laptop computer and the AirCheck G2 Manager Software. And with Gold support, you’ll automatically receive upgrades at no additional charge
  • AutoTest — Performs the following four essential Wi-Fi tests and a pass/fail indication of the wireless environment and identifies common problems — for any level of expertise.
  • Air Quality — Checks for Wi-Fi and non Wi-Fi utilization by channel, plus co-channel interference.
  • Ad Hoc Networks — Identify AP’s that are configured in Ad Hoc mode since they could be a security risk.
  • Network Quality — Verify coverage, interference, security and ability to connect to specified networks.
  • Rogue Access Points — Identify AP’s not listed in the profile.
  • Profiles — AutoTests are user configurable and based on the multiple profiles which can be stored in AirCheck G2 and selected for different sites or requirements. Results may also be stored for export to AirCheck G2 Manager or saved on the cloud using Link-Live.Supports 802.11a/b/g/n/ac - All in one handheld tool for all Wi-Fi technologies including true 802.11ac 3x3 support.

Wi-Fi is a complex technology, but testing it doesn’t have to be. The NetScout AirCheck-G2 Wireless tester is purpose built for the front-line IT responders dispatched to the complaints of: The Wi-Fi is not working or the Internet is down. The AirCheck-G2 Wireless Tester provides fast, simple, and accurate isolation and troubleshooting, thereby reducing the time to resolution of wireless issues.

There are many variables that lead to Wi-Fi complaints, ranging from network based problems and configuration issues to environmental or client device misconfigurations. Collecting all the key pieces of information the very first time is key to every front-line IT responder to resolve any complaint.

The AirCheckG2 and its intuitive user interface and management platform provides actionable intelligence to not only remove the complexity of wireless troubleshooting but also helps speed up closure of the trouble ticket. The cost of not getting the job done right the first time, leading to an escalation team visit, leads to ineffective usage of the escalation team efforts and end-user dissatisfaction due to slow problem-solving response time. AirCheck G2 provides front-line IT with complete and accurate wireless information to solve problems right the first time, instead of blindly escalating them.

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AutoTest UI


AirCheck-G2 integrates all Wi-Fi technologies plus interference detection, channel scanning, and connectivity tests. The one-button AutoTest and instant access to detailed information provides fast troubleshooting for the most common Wi-Fi pain points, including:

  • Coverage problems
  • Overloaded networks or channels
  • Channel interference
  • Connectivity problems
  • Failed access points
  • Rogue access points
  • Client problems

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Networks UI


Find security issues, rogue APs and coverage problems and view a list of all wireless networks heard by AirCheck-G2. Instantly see the following for each network:

  • Signal level
  • Security / encryption
  • Number of APs in network
  • SSID name
  • Type of network

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Access Points UI

Access Points

Find configuration and coverage problems as well as rogue APs. View a list of all physical APs heard by AirCheck-G2 or clients connected to a specific AP, and see the following:

  • Channel
  • Signal level
  • AP name or MAC address
  • SSID name (or count of SSIDs for virtual APs)
  • Security / encryption
  • Type of network

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Channel Utilization UI

Channel Usage

Quickly determine if channels are overloaded due to Wi-Fi traffic (displayed in blue) or interference (displayed in gray). Verify channel-usage pattern or overlap and flag illegal use of channels.

With AirCheck-G2, you can also detect the presence of interference. Devices that can cause interference include microwave ovens, cordless phones and headsets, Bluetooth devices, and analog video cameras.

Drill in further to see the level of Wi-Fi traffic and interference over the last 60 seconds on a selected channel, as well as the access points using this channel.

  • Signal level
  • Security / encryption
  • Number of APs in network
  • SSID name
  • Type of network

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Locate UI

Locate Access Points and Clients

Track down rogue and other APs or clients by graphing the signal strength over time, or by using an audible indication which can be muted.

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Connected clients UI

Client Details

Quickly identify AP configuration problems. View the following information for each physical AP:

  • Signal-to-noise ratio
  • SSID and BSSID
  • ACL status, security and encryption

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Connect to SSID UI


Verify network availability and access by connecting to a network (SSID) or specified AP using three simple steps:

  • Associate with AP
  • Request IP address from DHCP server
  • PING gateway, DHCP server and user-defined addresses
  • TCP port connectivity

View the process steps on the display and store them in a log for troubleshooting. Quickly test performance and quality of the connection by using the continuous ping response, loss-rate, and connection-range features.

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Ethernet Test UI

Ethernet Tests

Allows for Wi-Fi AP backhaul and wiring verification.

  • Diagnose and test Power over Ethernet (PoE), Link to the switch, DHCP, Gateway, and Internet connection
  • Get VLAN, switch name, and port information via CDP/LLDP/EDP for your managed switches
  • Automated reporting to Link-Live Cloud Service
  • Get detailed test results sent directly to your email

Link-Live Cloud Service

Once the AirCheck-G2 is connected to the Link-Live Cloud service, basic network connectivity test results are automatically uploaded to the dashboard for project management and reporting. This internet-hosted service is available from anywhere at any time using any device with a browser and internet connection. It is especially useful for managers of remote teams that need visibility to test results instantly. In addition, teams that utilize the wired only companions to the AirCheck-G2 such as the LinkSprinter, or LinkRunner have a single dashboard system to manage results from network connectivity tests.

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Link-Live dashboard

AirCheck-G2 Manager Software

The AirCheck G2 Manager Software provides the ability to manage AirCheck G2 profiles and view detailed information on saved tests results. The AirMagnet Manager is free and available for download to any computer from the Link-Live Cloud Service.


Easily configure, manage, and control the use of your AirCheck G2 — or an entire fleet of them — with the Profiles feature, which allows configuration of security settings, AutoTest limits, and target devices for connectivity. Name and transfer multiple profiles into AirCheck G2, as needed for different facilities. Profiles are password protected, eliminating worry about unauthorized access to your network if your AirCheck G2 is lost or stolen.

Record Sessions

You can easily view detailed information about networks, access points, channels, or clients on the AirCheck G2 Manager Software by viewing a saved session file. The session files will capture details including AirCheck G2 configuration, AutoTest results, lists of AP’s / clients and channel usage.

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AirCheck G2 Manager dashboards

  • 1 - Soft Carrying case
  • 1 - AC charger
  • 1 - USB cable
  • 1 - Quick Start Guide
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