ClearPass XML conversion tool.
For mass importing of endpoints, users, or NADs into ClearPass.
Tools we use when troubleshooting, designing, and deploying WLANs.
Airtool is a system menu bar application that provides basic functions to check the state and channel configuration of the built-in Wi-Fi adapter, as well as to perform frame captures on single and multiple channels [MAC] [FREE]
APPLE AIRPORT UTILITY ➥
Unfortunately, there are no scanning apps allowed on the app store. However, Apple does allow you to enable Wi-Fi scanning in their Airport Utility. You can now scan available WLANs on your iPhone. For [iOS only] [FREE]
ARUBA UTILITIES ➥
Aruba Utilities includes a number of tools useful for characterizing and troubleshooting wireless LANs from Aruba Networks. Some tools work with any WLAN, others fetch data from Aruba’s controllers, Airwave management system and location engine. For [Android only] [FREE]
GOOGLE EARTH ➥
Great for getting measurements for outdoor deployments as well buildings.
We often get floor plans that have no calibrations on them so we use Google Earth to measure the longest straight line of the building and use that to calibrate our floor plans in our surveying software.
Google Earth Pro is also now [FREE].
METAGEEK WI-SPY + CHANALYZER 5 ➥
A 2.4 and 5GHz spectrum analyzer. See the invisible with Wi-Spy, a custom USB spectrum analyzer designed specifically for troubleshooting Wi-Fi issues. $$$
NETSCOUT AIRCHECK WI-FI TEST TOOL ➥
AutoTest quickly provides a pass/fail assessment of wireless environment; identifies common problems - for any level of Wi-Fi expertise. Fantastic device that should be in every WLAN pros toolbag. $$$$
NETSCOUT LINKSPRINTER 300 ➥
Handheld network tester to diagnose PoE, Link, DHCP, Gateway and Cloud connectivity.
Sometimes the problems aren't wireless. $$
TAMOSOFT THROUGHPUT TEST
Utility for testing the performance of a wired or wireless network. It continuously sends TCP & UDP data streams across your network and computes metrics,like upstream/downstream throughput, packet loss, round-trip time, and displays the results in both numeric and chart formats. [Windows] [Mac] [FREE]
WIFI EXPLORER ➥
The BEST Wi-Fi Scanner for Mac! Also provides detailed description of information elements (IE) advertised by the access point for advanced troubleshooting. I use this all the time. [Mac Only]. $
WI-FI SIGNAL ➥
System menu bar application that provides easy access to your Wi-Fi connection details, monitors the signal quality of your wireless network [Mac Only]. $
Wireshark is a free, open-source packet analyzer used for network troubleshooting, analysis.
The most famous packet analyzer of all time! And if you have a Mac no special hardware, or magic is required to do REAL 802.11 monitor-mode paps. [FREE]
Totally biased endorsement.
With an OS based on UNIX/BSD you have the tools right at the command line. Also, with full-access to the wireless NIC you can capture wireless traffic natively in monitor mode - no need for expensive external wireless NICs. Yes, I'm biased - so sue me! :-) $$$$