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Wi-Fi Troubleshooting with Debookee

Devices using Wi-Fi

We welcome Thomas Baudelet from France. Together, we talk about network and Wi-Fi troubleshooting in general and we go over the Mac OS application called Debookee that Thomas created which could be use to troubleshoot a Wi-Fi network.

Thomas Baudelet works as an independent Network Engineer and specializes in troubleshooting. He has been involved in the Wireshark community and he created a network analyzer application for MacOS called Debookee. Feel free to follow him on Twitter @debookee.


  • Presentation of the Debookee tool, Thomas gave us a little bit of history on how he decided to create the tool
  • Presentation of the different modules (including the Wi-Fi Monitoring module)
  • Presentation of what is coming next (New SSL decrypt module)
  • Thomas explains how he studied Wi-Fi in order to be able to create a tool that would be used by WLAN professionals
  • Troubleshoot methodologies
  • What tools does Thomas uses on the field

Screenshots of Debokee

Displaying channel statistics
A look at channel statistics
Devices using Wi-Fi
Scanning devices using Wi-Fi


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Wireless Network Engineer and Owner at SemFio Networks. CWNE #180. Living in London ON Canada, born and raised in Dijon, France.

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