I’ve been utilizing and evaluating Wyebot in numerous wi-fi environments for the final 18 months or so. One of many issues that I most like concerning the firm behind the sensor product and their Wi-fi Intelligence Platform (WIP) is their willingness to hearken to what tech-savvy prospects need, versus simply adopting the mindset of “we’ll inform YOU what you want in a dashboard” that comes with competing merchandise. My very own requests have helped to form the product, and I’ve listened in on calls the place different wi-fi processionals have described what they really feel is necessary. Wyebot listens, and iterates the place it is smart whereas not essentially duplicating what everybody else is doing, or diluting their core strengths by making an attempt to be all issues to all individuals. This strikes me as a small, sensible, agile firm with a great product (and a few good competitors). My previous protection:

Now, we have now a brand new 802.11ax sensor and model 3.1 code to enhance Wyebot’s already spectacular capabilities of WLAN/LAN characterization, troubleshooting, and alerting.

Steady Enchancment

Right here’s the newest incarnation of the primary web page within the Wyebot dashboard, to get the juices flowing:

Whether or not you put in Wyebot sensors for long-term monitoring, or use them extra in a tactical function for point-in-time troubleshooting, there’s a lot to understand. I like that with three radios, you get the flexibleness of utilizing wi-fi backhaul from the sensor when no community wiring is out there. However what concerning the new magic in 3.1?

Sadly, you need to be logged in to see the small print of every characteristic, however most of those are most likely pretty intuitive to these within the enterprise of Wi-Fi. Let’s discuss a pair.

Entry Level Classification Characteristic

The Wyebot sensor does a unbelievable job of characterizing a given WLAN setting. You might even see a listing of SSIDs in your telephone or PC, however Wyebot will distill all of it all the way down to what number of APs are in every SSID (inside it’s obtain vary, after all) together with the entire 802.11-related particulars you’d ever must know. From there, you possibly can add your individual classification- is it a pleasant? A risk? an unknown? Sounds easy, maybe, however this on-the-fly graphical note-taking with safety overtones helps preserve busy environments straight as you decide them aside.

Out there Take a look at Profiles

On the backside of the listing of take a look at profiles, we see a brand new option- Hyperlink Physician. With this, you train core community companies and device-to-destination connectivity to get a way of community well being. Run it on demand, or at common intervals for trending.

Hopefully you get a style for Wyebot’s look, really feel, and basic aspirations as a take a look at and monitoring platform. For a extra analytical take a look at all the platform, check out this presentation from Bryan Daugherty.

What Do I Like Greatest?

From the primary time I skilled Wyebot, I fell in love with a number of facets of the sensor and it’s cloud framework, That affinity continues, and right here’s what retains me smitten:

  • As a permanently-mounted sensor, Wyebot could be welcome in any WLAN setting. However to mem it has as a lot worth as a pop-it-in short-term evaluation device, nearly like a NetAlly hand-held product.
  • You simply don’t get many false alarms with Wyebot as you do with sure opponents,
  • It’s superior to take wi-fi packet captures gathered elsewhere and to load them into Wyebot, and have them displayed as if Wyebot did the seize. Fairly slick.