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Determining interference on wifi connection

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Determining interference on wifi connection

Postby DaveLeijsten » Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:18 am


I have a client computer which connects to an Access point. Very often someone in the same room is using a GIGASET phone which is visable on the whole 2.4 Ghz band with a spectrum analyzer. So no doubt it is interfering with the wireless connection.

My question is; how can i see this interference back in the packets in Omnipeek? In other words how can i read this from Omnipeek?

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RE: Determining interference on wifi connection

Postby DJWP » Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:08 pm

OmniPeek can analyze layers 2-7 of the OSI model, but layer one physical interference would need an 802.11 RF spectrum analyzer to detect. However, some of the resulting packets in a data flow may be picked up by the Expert events and you may see "Wireless RF Interference" or "Wireless-Too Many Physical Errors" event that was triggered by the rogue wireless device.

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