FOR 2.4 AND 5 GHz WLAN ACCORDING TO IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
The WaveXpert can be used to record and analyze WLAN transmissions (with Wireshark) that are exchanged between two or more participants in his environment. WLAN transmissions according to the international standard IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac can be recorded. WLAN devices whose transmissions are recorded are, for example for mobile devices such as notebooks, smartphones or PDAs, but also permanently installed equipment such as WLAN access points, WLAN printers or PCs with WLAN cards. The WaveXpert is available in two versions, as WaveXpert 1 (2.4 & 5 GHz, 4 channels with 20/40/80 MHz and up to 3x3 MIMO) and as WaveXpert 2 (5 GHz, 4 channels with 20/40/80/160 MHz and up to to 4x4 MIMO).
The special feature of WaveXpert is that not only user data but also management and control information is received loss-free and stored for further analysis. The unit operates in passive mode only, WLAN transmissions are only received and nothing sent.
The WaveXpert is designed as a peripheral device for PCs, which have a Thunderbolt™ 3 interface. The data collected by the WaveXpert is transmitted via the Thunderbolt™ 3 interface to the PC and is stored in the PC’s memory. There the data can be displayed and analyzed with Wireshark.
For the operation and configuration of the WaveXpert such as for example the definition of the reception channels or of the channel bandwidth a user interface with a Linux Live operating system on the PC is supplied.
In order to conserve the laptop‘s battery life and to operate the WaveXpert with larger channel bandwidths, the WaveXpert can be supplied via an external power supply. You can use Powerbanks, which should be able to supply a voltage between 12 and 20 V. Devices which are available for additional charging of laptops are suitable for this purpose. The plug of this external power supply, must be compatible with the power socket of the WaveXpert. The polarity of the contacts in the Power-In jack is like shown in the picture. The center pin must be connected to the positive pole. The center pin of the Power-In socket has a diameter of 2.5 mm.
|External data interface to PC||Thunderbolt™ 3|
|Cable between device and PC||Thunderbolt™ certified with at least 20 Gbit/s|
|Power consumption via|
Thunderbolt™ from PC
|15 W (max)|
|Power Connection||Socket DC In 12 V to 20 V / 2 A (max)|
5.5 mm Plug diameter
2.5 mm Center Pin Diameter
|Operating temperature range||0 - 35°C|
10 - 90% RH non-condensing
|Housing dimensions||200 x 135 x 40 mm|
|Weight (without cable)||0.5 kg|
|Conformity||CE: RED directive 2014/53/EU|
CE: ROHS Directive 2011/65/EU
|WLAN standard||IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (up to 160 MHz)|
|Frequency||2.4 GHz: 2,412 to 2,472 GHz|
5 GHz: 5,180 to 5,825 GHz
|Max. channel bandwidth||20/40/80/160 MHz|
|Simultaneously recordable channels||4 (8 with two WaveXperts)|
Scope of delivery
- WaveXpert device
- Thunderbolt™ 3 cable
- USB stick with operating software
- Quickstart manual
Order number: 226559 - WaveXpert 1 (2.4 & 5 GHz, 4 channels with 20/40/80 MHz and up to 3x3 MIMO)
Order number: 226560 - WaveXpert 2 (5 GHz, 4 channels with 20/40/80/160 MHz and up to to 4x4 MIMO)