Cape Networks was one of the presenters at the Mobility Field Day 2 (2017) conference which allows for thought leaders to share their journeys and their contribution to technology advancement and by extension Wi-Fi technology.
Cape Networks at the center of everything provides tools that allow for experts and non-experts in the Wi-Fi field to understand how their Wi-Fi is performing. They have done a great job at creating a simple, clean and intuitive user interface that can be used by anyone from support staff to CTO, to easily access the system and understand it’s performance.
David shared some recent changes to Cape Networks sensors and user-interface which be believes improved its functionality and user experience.
- Improved testing – it is more convenient and faster to test Wi-Fi due to a few added options to the sensors. With these new modifications, you are now able to lock the sensor to a specific band at say 2.45 and only test that specific band and the channels located within that band.
- Add an alias to SSIDS – allows for ease in identifying different SSIDS if you are managing several in multiple locations with different passwords. By adding aliases, it also helps in ease of identification if you need to test the SSIDs as well.
- It is now possible to use the radio tap headers to help calculate RSSI.
In addition, Cape Networks has also added more functionality to network testing.
- Adding the “DORA” timing for DHCP – By adding the DORA timing process, they have been better able to track DHCP errors and evaluate the process to provide greater insights. This helps limit the frustrations faced by WLAN professionals.
- Added Authentication Timing – allows for you to better pinpoint the potential authentication issues.
- The ability to disable certain test for networks that lack external connectivity.
A special feature that is quite useful to WLAN professionals is the ability to drag on a chart to zoom in on a specific time on the chart where you had an issue. This feature allows you to easily explore the data more closely and can be quite convenient when troubleshooting.