We had the opportunity while visiting with NETSCOUT at Mobility Field Day 2 to get a sneak peek of the v2.0 firmware for the G2 (yes, firmware; no need to purchase new hardware). Many of us were very excited to see some of the newly added features and it seems as though there is even more room to grow in the future. What we have come to trust as one of our favorite go-to tools in the wifi toolbag has only gotten more powerful and useful. I am not going to go into a deep dive of each of the features that Chris Hinsz showed us but I will share the links because he does a way better job explaining it (because he is the Product Manager of course).
Notable features in the v2.0 release are iPerf, captive portal support/testing, interferer identification, and packet captures. Also introduced was the NETSCOUT “Test Accessory” which will function as an iPerf server and can be placed anywhere there is a network connection with POE.
The additional features that are being introduced show that this product is as versatile as ever and should increase the confidence of its user while deployed in the field.
Here is the link to download the new v2.0 firmware.
Video from MFD2 featuring Chris Hinsz, Product Manager at NETSCOUT
Deep dive of AirCheck G2 v2.0 with Chris Hinsz
Video/webinar featuring Chris Hinsz of NETSCOUT and George Stefanick of Houston Methodist Hospital