Packet capture is available for WiFi sensors in the ad-hoc tab of the NetBeez dashboard. During this operation, the NetBeez sensor pauses real-time and scheduled tests for the duration of the packet capture process. At the end of the packet capture, you can download the captured frames in a pcap file for further analysis (using tools like Wireshark), while the sensor resumes its regular network monitoring operations.
1. Navigate to the Ad-Hoc Testing tab.
2. Click on Packet Capture.
3. Fill in options.
Source (required): The Agent that will conduct the test.
Test Duration: In seconds, a value between 10 and 600 seconds. The default value is 60 seconds.
Radio Band (required): Choose between 2.4 GHz or 5.0 GHz.
Channel Width (required): Choose between 20 MHz and 40 MHz (if the radio band is set to 5 GHz, 80 MHz is an additional option for channel width).
Channel Selection (required): Select channels to be included in the test.
Channel Hopping Interval: In milliseconds, must be between 10ms and 30,000ms. The default value is the duration divided by the number of channels selected.
Optional CLI Parameters: Additional information for CLI parameters can be found here.
4. Click Run to run the packet capture ad-hoc test, a file will download to your computer when complete.