Eye P.A.

Overview

There’s a lot more slowing down your Wi-Fi traffic than you realized. Eye P.A. is an 802.11 troubleshooting tool that looks at all of the conversations on a Wi-Fi channel – even the traffic that isn’t yours. This type of visual packet analysis shows you the congestion caused by the neighboring networks that share your channel.

 

What Can Eye P.A. Do?

Measure Wi-Fi Retransmissions: High levels of BSSID and Client retransmissions eat up airtime, causing network slowdowns. Eye P.A. crunches through a Wi-Fi capture to put the retransmission levels of a network right at your fingertips. Simply select the BSSIDs you’d like to analyze and Eye P.A. will do the work for you by automatically calling out the MAC address of each client conversation with a high percentage of retransmissions.

Sometimes retransmissions from other networks may affect your network’s performance. Eye P.A.’s multi-layered pie charts, or “TreePies”, help you visualize every top talke on a channel, along with what their data rate and retransmission level were.
 

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Discover Legacy Data Rates:Legacy 802.11 devices in the environment require a significant amount of extra overhead. This can reduce your network’s available bandwidth on a channel. Eye P.A.‘s analysis engine discovers legacy devices on the wireless network for you. If there aren’t legacy devices on the network but legacy device support is enabled, Eye P.A. will alert you based on the current configuration settings to help reduce unnecessary overhead and improve the performance of the Wi-Fi.


See trends and problems


Packet analysis used to involve sorting through thousands of lines of text and guessing where problems lie. Rather than leave you to slog through pages of tables, Eye P.A. does all of the heavy lifting for you, by providing quick and powerful filters that slice and dice the packets any way you want.
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The magic of Eye P.A. that saves you tons of time, however, lies in its presentation of your chosen data that you selected with the filters. At the heart of Eye P.A. are multi-layered, interactive pie charts called “treepies”. Treepies graphically display overall utilization for the total amount of air time, total packets, and total bytes present in a .pcap file. If you can read a pie chart, you can quickly understand the congestion and frame types Eye P.A. is showing you.

What you see in the treepies and the associated data tables can be filtered by SSID, MAC address, and even Subframe Types. You can also use the adjustable time graph to select the time span that looks most interesting.
 
 
Filter Faster: Eye P.A. features a powerful filtering engine that allows you to display only the information you’re most interested in. Filterable data includes SSID, MAC address, Sub frame Types, and more that help you to track roaming events or isolate traffic from a specific type of Wi-Fi device. You can also use the adjustable time graph to select the time span to improve the granularity of your capture. The filters you apply will update all of the TreePies and associated data tables to reflect what you’ve determined to be important. Eye P.A.’s filtering engine is considerably faster than that used by WireShark, which means you’ll get the job done quicker.  


 

EyePA Report

Go into detail with the Packets Tab


In Eye P.A.’s Packets Tab, you’ll find a table that breaks down the packet traffic in your capture as it happened. Being able to see the RSSI, Data Rate, and other specific packet-level details provides even more insight into the cause of a WLAN’s problems. Just like with the treepies, the packets table will update to reflect whatever filters and timespan you’ve set. You can also customize the columns to only show what you’re interested in.
Get Expert Advice for your Wi-Fi: In the Analyze Tab, you’ll find tips and fixes for common problems, based on your packet capture. You will be alerted to the use of a non-standard channel, legacy data rates & devices, and the presence of protection mechanisms – all of which are common culprits in reduced network performance. In addition, Eye P.A. will let you know if the network you’re optimizing is properly secured.

Supported File Types


WireShark .pcap and .pcap-ng
WildPackets Omnipeek .pkt and .apc
Microsoft Network Monitor .cap

 

USER GUIDE

Data Sheet

Download (15 Day Trial)


 

 


WHAT YOU GET

Eye P.A. Software

 


FEATURES & BENEFITS

• Analyze with built in tips
• Powerful Filtering
• Visually identify trends and problems
• Prove your findings witha visual report

 

 

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

 

OPERATING SYSTEM

Microsoft® Windows 7, Vista, XP (SP3) (64 & 32-bit)
Windows Zero Configuration (WZC)
 

MAC OS X VIRTUALIZATION

VMware Fusion, Parallels
NOTE: Virtual machines require an external
USB Wi-Fi adapter to view Wi-Fi information
 

DISPLAY RESOLUTION

1024 x 768 (or better)
 

RAM

2GB (recommended minimum)
 

USB PORT

1.1 (or better)
 

WIRELESS ADAPTER

802.11 a / b / g / n compatible (802.11 n recommended)
 

FRAMEWORK

Microsoft® .Net 3.5 (or better)