If you don't have a remote sensor, you can still do packet captures on one or more channels using external USB Wi-Fi adapters. However, because we can't use external adapters natively as we do with the Mac's built-in Wi-Fi adapter, we need EASE (External Adapter Support Environment).
You can capture packet traces from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch using Airtool 2. A packet trace capture from an iOS device records traffic at the network layer [...]
This blog post will show you how to configure a Raspberry Pi 4 with an external Wi-Fi adapter to be used as a remote sensor in WiFi Explorer Pro and Airtool. We will assume you have a fresh installed Raspberry Pi 4 using Raspberry Pi OS.
For years, packet capturing in the Mac using the built-in Wi-Fi adapter has always worked reliably out of the box, and it is one of the main reasons many Wi-Fi professionals love their Macs to do their jobs. Unfortunately, packet capturing is now broken in the new M1 Mac.
Airtool 2 makes it possible to perform affordable, multi-channel captures using multiple remote sensors and Wi-Fi adapters. As each source (a sensor/interface combination) sends captured packets back, Airtool 2 automatically merges them to generate a single capture file or an aggregated live capture in Wireshark.
For the past WLAN Professionals Conference in Phoenix, AZ (February 21-23, 2017), I collaborated with Brian Long for the development of a feature in Airtool to allow users to [...]
Troubleshooting Wi-Fi networks at the protocol level involves the analysis of control, management, and data frames. When doing save-to-disk captures of these frames for analysis, files sizes can grow very [...]
A few weeks ago I released Airtool, a simple menubar app for OS X that allows you to easily perform 802.11 frame captures on a single or multiple channels. [...]