Most Wi-Fi network analysis tools
operate for a limited time due to the large volume of accumulated data. Wi-Fi Inspector
is designed to operate continuously performing detection and analysis of WiFi
signals in a controlled location, because it stores only the essential relevant
packets required for the Detect-Analyze-Respond cycle for Cyber TSCM analysis.
Wi-Fi network analysis software uses the laptop’s internal Wi-Fi adapter or an
external USB Wi-Fi controller. The problem with this method is the critical
dependence between software and the Wi-Fi adapter types, and most particularly,
Windows drivers. Due to the Windows environment, there is no universal Wi-Fi
adapter which can correctly transfer all necessary data about Wi-Fi packets. In
most cases, developers create their own custom drivers for common Wi-Fi controllers.
The disadvantage is that either the controllers disappear from the market or a
new Windows operating system version is released requiring a custom-developed
Wi-Fi driver update. In addition, some programs are required to use only
certain types and versions of Wi-Fi adapters, limiting their life cycle due to
Wi-Fi Inspector uses its own compact, external Wi-Fi analysis receiver module
that operates autonomously 24/7 and does not depend on a computer type or Windows
Operating System version. The WiFi analysis receiver module can be located in a
controlled location or can be carried around for mobile applications. The receiver
module connects to a computer for analysis of saved data, or to perform real
time analysis of working Wi-Fi networks and devices.
Typical Wi-Fi network analysis software puts a laptop Wi-Fi adapter in
the active mode and transmits special broadcast ‘probe’ packets intending to
obtain additional information about Wi-Fi devices in the vicinity. Wi-Fi
devices will respond to these probes and provide information such as a response
indicating that the Wi-Fi device is “Nick’s smartphone” including some properties
about the phone. The iPhone operates this way. Programs that use active search methods can be
easily detected by the presence of broadcast probe packets transmitted over all
Wi-Fi channels. WiFi Inspector however,
operates only in a passive mode, so it is much harder to detect. It detects the
name of the Wi-Fi device manufacturer taken from the broadcast MAC address.
RadioInspector Wi-Fi software displays all detected Wi-Fi devices and
accumulates statistics about them such as which Wi-Fi device is associated with
other devices, signal level, data traffic and channel etc. It displays special
graphs and associated information to allow the TSCM operator to perform risk
analysis of Wi-Fi devices (The list of authorized Wi-Fi devices for each controlled
location is incorporated). RadioInspector Wi-Fi software can analyze the
performance of Wi-Fi devices even when it is not connected to a network.
Scalability and remote control:
RadioInspector Wi-Fi software and Wi-Fi
Inspector analysis modules are deployable as a distributed system that is able
to cover any area which requires continuous 24/7 Wi-Fi device monitoring and analysis, even if
those devices are not connected the local area network. The Wi-Fi Inspector analysis
module can be connected to the existing local area network by assigning it an
available IP address. The operator can control the Wi-Fi Inspector analysis
module from any TCP/IP connected remote location.
2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
802.11 a, b, g, n (ac mac address identification)
Ethernet 10/100 Mb/s
Autonomous operation capability
Minimum data storage time
Two months *
5V, power supply from USB 2.0 (AC adapter
Dimensions (L x W x H)
11.5 x 8 x 3.5 cm
- Receiver Module (Multiple Modules if ordered)
- RadioInspector Wi-Fi Software
- Ethernet Cable
- USB Power Cable
- USB AC Adapter
- Professional Custom Hard Shell Case (IP67 Waterproof Rated / NK-7 Impact Resistant Resin).
* Wi-Fi Inspector receiver modules are manufactured in Canada as authorized by
Waypoint Counter Surveillance Inc.
* Quantity discount pricing available.
* 1 year warranty