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AirCheck G2 w/ Netscout at MFD2

We recap Netscout presenting at Mobility Field Day 2 (MFD2) which aired live on July 26th, 2017. 

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Netscout At Mobility Field Day 2

Netscout has a number of network and application tools but for Mobility Field Day 2 (MFD2) they brought out the AirCheck G2 and Link-Live. The greatest feature of the AirCheck G2 is not needing an expert to use it. You might not be able to have an expert on-site and a task will need to be delegated to a field technician, or a non-technical person. That’s where the AirCheck G2 comes in handy.

Chris Hinsz, Senior Product Manager, presented in front of the delegates.

In this episode, we talk about some of the features that stuck out to us on this presentation:

  • Auto Test
  • Network connection tests
  • Channel Utilization
  • Profiles
  • And others

The AirCheck G2 gives you a lot of information from the start. You can see how many APs are contending on the same channel. In that same window you’ll be able to check for 802.11 and non-802.11 channel utilization.

The Profiles feature allows you to create different settings based on the tests and environments you’ll be using the Netscout AirCheck G2. Profiles make it efficient for you to perform your work. You won’t need to spend time configuring the AirCheck G2 for the wireless network. An example is having to install 802.1X certificates. This can be configured ahead of time using the AirCheck G2 Manager.

What do you do after the tests have been performed? How do you keep record of them? This is when Chris gave us a look at Link-Live. A cloud service that stores all your tests from various Netscout devices. Right away I saw this as a useful tool when working with many different field technicians. A test can be uploaded to Link-Live so other people can see the results. It’s an easy way to collaborate with other team members and get work done efficiently.

Check out the recorded videos from Mobility Field Day 2 and let me know what you think about Netscout below in the comments.

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Rowell, CWNE #210, is a network engineer in Higher-Ed. He enjoys working with wireless networking technologies and loves to share and engage with the community. You can connect with him on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

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