A Complete Wireless Capture Solution for Windows
AirPcap ExTM is the first open, affordable and easy to deploy WLAN (802.11a/b/g) packet capture and transmit solution for the Windows platform.
AirPcap Ex enables you to capture and analyze 802.11a/b/g wireless traffic, including control, management and data frames on your Windows workstation or laptop. Per packet information is also available, such as power, hardware timestamps (in microseconds), and receive rate.
AirPcap Ex includes a USB 2.0 adapter with both an internal antenna and an integrated MC connector for use with an optional external antenna. AirPcap Ex also supports packet injection, and has been fully integrated with Wireshark, the world's most popular network protocol analyzer.
AirPcap Ex Features and BenefitsCompact and portable for easy deploymentFully integrated into WiresharkComplete support for 802.11a, b and gCaptures full 802.11 data, management, and control framesMonitors multiple channels simultaneously and merges the packet streamsMicrosecond hardware timestamp resolutionPer-packet radio informationBoth an internal antenna and an integrated MC connector for external antenna useTraffic injection, an invaluable aid in assessing the security of your wireless network
AirPcap Ex 3-Pack
AirPcap Ex is available as a 3-Pack to provide industry-leading capability for simultaneous multi-channel capture and traffic aggregation. The 3-Pack let's you simultaneously monitor 3 different channels and allows you to capture each channel into separate trace file. Additionally, AirPcap Ex software provides a merge of the multi channel capture into a single trace file. These features are fully integrated with Wireshark and CACE Pilot thereby enhancing your troubleshooting effectiveness in multi channel environments. Naturally, the more AirPcap adapters you have, the more channels you will be able to capture simultaneously.
The AirPcap Product Family is a complete range of 802.11 USB-Based WLAN packet capture solutions for Windows
The AirPcap family is the first open, affordable and easy-to-deploy packet capture solution for Windows. AirPcap captures full 802.11 data, management, and control frames that can be viewed in Wireshark providing in-depth protocol dissection and analysis capabilities. The feature matrix below gives a high-level overview of each adapter in the AirPcap Product Family.
(requires 2+ adapters)
External Antenna Connector
All AirPcap adapters can operate in a completely passive mode. In this mode, the AirPcap adapter will capture all of the frames that are transferred on a channel, not just frames that are addressed to it. This includes data frames, control frames and management frames. When more than one BSS shares the same channel, the AirPcap adapter will capture the data, control, and management frames from all of the BSSs that are sharing the channel within range of the AirPcap adapter.
AirPcap adapters capture traffic on a single channel at a time. The channel setting for the AirPcap adapter can be changed using the AirPcap Control Panel, or from the "Advanced Wireless Settings" dialog in Wireshark. Depending on the capabilities of a specific AirPcap adapter, it can be set to any valid 802.11 channel for packet capture.
The AirPcap software can be configured to decrypt WEP-encrypted frames. An arbitrary number of keys can be configured in the driver at the same time, so that the driver can decrypt the traffic of more than one access point simultaneously. WPA and WPA2 support is handled by Wireshark.
Multiple Channel Capture
Multiple Channel CaptureWhen monitoring on a single channel is not enough, multiple AirPcap adapters can be plugged into your laptop or a USB hub and provide industry-leading capability for simultaneous multi-channel capture and traffic aggregation. The AirPcap driver provides support for this operation through CACE Multi-Channel Aggregator technology that exports capture streams from multiple AirPcap adapters as a single capture stream. The Multi-Channel Aggregator consists of a virtual interface that can be used from Wireshark or any other AirPcap-based application. Using this interface, the application will receive the traffic from all installed AirPcap adapters, as if it was coming from a single device. The Multi-Channel Aggregator can be configured like any AirPcap device, and therefore can have its own decryption, FCS checking, and packet filtering settings.