AirCheck G2

DISCONTINUED

NOTE: The AirCheck G2 Wi-Fi Tester has been discontinued and will be supported by AllyCare until December 31, 2025.

Customers looking for a replacement product should see the AirCheck™ G3 Pro Wireless Analyzer.

 

Overview

The AirCheck™ G2 Wi-Fi Tester’s intuitive user interface provides actionable intelligence, simplifying wireless troubleshooting and validation. AirCheck G2 is the most cost-effective hardware-enabled site survey solution, and provides network professionals of any skill level with complete and accurate information to validate Wi-Fi deployments and changes, resolve connectivity and performance problems quickly, speed up closure of trouble tickets, and ensure your Wi-Fi network meets end users’ needs.

AutoTest

AirCheck G2 performs the following five essential Wi-Fi tests and provides a pass/fail indication of the wireless environment, as well as identifies common problems — for any level of expertise:

  • 802.11 Utilization – Reports channels in each band (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) with the highest airtime utilization.
  • Non-802.11 Utilization – Reports channels with the highest non-802.11 airtime utilization, indicative of interference sources and high noise levels.
  • Co-Channel Interference – Reports channels with the most APs on the same channel that exceed the minimum signal level threshold.
  • Adjacent Channel Interference – Reports interference on a channel caused by APs that are operating on other channels that overlap with that channel.
  • Network Quality – Verifies coverage, interference, security, and ability to connect to specified networks, along with the availability of critical network services such as DHCP and connectivity to specified network targets.
  • Rogue Access Points – Reports APs other than your authorized devices. These devices may be compromising network security.

       

Access Point Discovery

Quickly view all the APs present in the environment and see critical parameters for each one, including signal level, signal/noise ratio, security type, and channel. Find common issues such as incorrect security type, poor signal coverage, or incorrect channel.

Sort or filter by any parameter, then drill into any AP to set its authorization level and see more details, including number of connected clients, supported rates, 802.11n/ac/ax capabilities and more. From the AP details page, drill into a list of connected clients, or the channel on which the AP operates to verify any channel utilization or co-channel interference problems.

From here you can also use a locator tool to find an AP, set Access Control status (ACL), or you can perform a packet capture.

 

Network Connection Tests

Verify network availability and access to critical services by connecting to a network (SSID) or AP with a single touch on the Connect button. Key test steps include:

  • Associate with AP
  • Request and receive an IP address from a DHCP server
  • Ping the default gateway and DNS servers for availability
  • Perform a ping or TCP port test on up to ten network targets
  • Conduct ongoing signal level, signal/noise ratio, and retry rate measurements

Once connected to a network, perform a roaming test to validate that roaming is enabled on the network, or run an iPerf performance test to verify throughput capabilities on the network.

 

Wired Ethernet Tests

The AirCheck G2’s built-in Ethernet test validates that APs have a working backhaul connection to the network.

  • Diagnose and test Power over Ethernet (PoE), link to the switch, DHCP, Gateway, and Internet connections.
  •  Get VLAN, switch name, and port information via CDP/LLDP/EDP for your managed switches.

AirMapper™ Site Survey app

With the AirMapper app, AirCheck G2 users can quickly and easily gather location-based Wi-Fi measurements and create visual heat maps of key performance metrics in the Link-Live Cloud Service or AirMagnet Survey PRO. Simple to use, the AirMapper app is ideal for quick site surveys of new deployments, change validation, and performance verification.

  • Complete faster and easier Wi-Fi site surveys with an entirely mobile platform
  • Perform enterprise-grade surveys without the need of a dongle or tethered device
  • Collaborate – easily visualize and share survey data through Link-Live Cloud Service
  • Active surveys provide visibility into actual user experience, including roaming performance.

 

Simplified Collaboration, Project Management, and Automated Reporting

Collaborate with staff across your organization with centralized visibility of distributed tests, speeding resolution of remote site issues.

  • Complimentary Link-Live Cloud Service stores test results and site data uploaded for automated reporting and documentation.
  • Simplifies report generation across media types for network deployment documentation.
  • Generate Wi-Fi site survey heat maps using the AirMapper™ Site Survey App on AirCheck G2.
  • Site survey project management capabilities provide a major boost in productivity and collaboration for distributed teams conducting surveys at remote sites. A team lead can now create a project in Link-Live, upload and calibrate the floor plan, then automatically push the configured project out to the desired handheld instruments.
  • Reduces results management overhead for multiple testers and users.
  • Attach photos, user comments to each result, adding context for future changes and troubleshooting.
  • Available API enables seamless data integration between Link-Live and trouble-ticket or network management systems.

AllyCare Premium Support Services

AllyCare is a comprehensive support and maintenance service for NetAlly’s Network Tools that offers significant value over standard warranty. Membership of AllyCare can be purchased as either a 1-year membership or the value-added 3-year.

NOTE: Enhanced AirMapper site survey visualizations (Noise, SNR, Co-Channel Interference, Adjacent Channel Interference, AP Coverage, Max Tx/Rx Rates, Max Tx/Rx MCS, plus others) and filtering are only available to customers with AllyCare support on their AirCheck G2. Click here for information about AllyCare Premium Support Services.

Model Number/Name Description
AIRCHECK-G2 – Discontinued Includes: (1) AirCheck G2, small soft carrying case, AC charger, USB cable, and Quick Start Guide.
AIRCHECK-G2-KIT – Discontinued
Includes: (1) AirCheck G2, small soft carrying case, AC charger, USB cable, Quick Start Guide, external directional antenna, holster, and automobile power charger.
AIRCHECKG2-TA-KT – Discontinued
Includes: (1) AirCheck G2, small soft carrying case, AC charger, USB cable, Quick Start Guide, external directional antenna, holster, automobile power charger, and (1) Test Accessory.
LR-G2-ACKG2-CBO – Discontinued
Includes: (1) AirCheck G2, (1) LinkRunner G2, (2) AC Charger, (2) USB cable, Quick Start Guide, external directional antenna, (2) holster, automobile power charger, (1) Test Accessory, WireView wire mappers #1-6, Inline RJ-45 coupler, 8GB Micro SD card, accessories pouch, and (3) soft carrying cases (small, medium, large).
ACKG2-LRAT2000 –
Discontinued
Includes: (1) Aircheck G2, (1) LinkRunner AT 2000, (2) AC charger, (2) USB cable, Quick Start Guides, external directional antenna, (2) holster, automobile power charger, WireView wire mappers #1-6, Inline RJ-45 coupler, and accessories pouch, and (2) small soft cases.
ALLY-SPACK
Sling-style shoulder bag can hold one tester and accessories, with other pouches and compartments for various tools or personal items
LION-REPL-BA Replacement battery for ACKG2
TEST-ACC (1) Test Accessory for use with AirCheck G3, EtherScope nXG, LinkRunner G2, or LinkRunner 10G. It can also act as an independent iPerf server. (Operation with LinkRunner G2 requires the use of third-party Android apps for iPerf testing, downloadable from the app store on Link-Live.)
TEST-ACC-5PK (5) Test Accessory for use with AirCheck G3, EtherScope nXG, LinkRunner G2, or LinkRunner 10G. It can also act as an independent iPerf server.
TEST-ACC-10PK (10) Test Accessory for use with AirCheck G3, EtherScope nXG, LinkRunner G2, or LinkRunner 10G. It can also act as an independent iPerf server.
G2-HOLSTER Protective carrying holster with shoulder strap for Aircheck G2 or LinkRunner G2
SM SOFT CASE Small Soft Case
EXT-ANT-TRIBAND 2.4/5/6GHz directional antenna for use with AirCheck and EtherScope nXG
PWR-CHARGER AC Charger Replacement
MS-AUTO-CHG Auto Lighter Charger Adapter

General
Dimensions 3.8 in x 7.7 in x 1.6 in (9.7 cm x 19.6 cm x 4.1 cm)
Weight 18 oz (0.51 kg)
Battery Rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack (3.6 V, 6 Ah, 21 Wh)
Battery Life Typical operating life is 4.5 hours. Typical charge time is 7 hours.
External AC Adapter/Charger AC input 85-264V AC 47-63 Hz input power DC output 15 V DC at 2 Amps
Display 5.0 in color LCD with capacitive touch screen (480 x 800 pixels)
Keypad 1-key elastomeric (power only)
Host Interface 1x micro USB Type B port
Adjunct Interface 2x USB 2.0 Type A port
Wireless Antenna 3x Internal
External Antenna Port Receive only (no transmit). Reverse-polarity SMA connector.
Environmental
Operating Temperature 32°F to 113°F (0°C to +45°C)
NOTE: The battery will not charge if the internal temperature of the tester is above 122°F (50°C).
Operating relative humidity (% RH without condensation) 90% (50°F to 95°F; 10°C to 35°C)
75% (95°F to 113°F; 35°C to 45°C)
Storage temperature -4°F to 140°F (-20°C to +60°C)
Shock and vibration 1 m drop test, Random, 3.8 grms, 5 Hz-500 Hz (Class 2)
Safety IEC 61010-1: Pollution degree 2
Altitude 4,000 m; Storage: 12,000 m
EMC IEC 61326-1: Basic Electromagnetic Environment; CISPR 11: Group 1, Class A
Wireless
Specification Compliance IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.11ac, 802.11ax
Note: The tester provides 802.11ax visibility using an 802.11ac radio
Wi-Fi Connectivity Frequencies of channels received:
NOTE: The tester receives on all of the frequencies in every country.2.4 GHz band: 2.412 – 2.484 GHz (channel 1 to channel 14)
5 GHz band: 5.170 – 5.320 GHz, 5.500 – 5.700 GHz, 5.745 – 5.825 GHz (channels
34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 52, 56, 60, 100, 104, 108, 112, 116, 120, 124, 128, 132, 136, 140, 149, 153, 157, 161, 165)
Operating Frequencies Frequencies of channels transmitted:
NOTE: The tester transmits only on the frequencies allowed in the country where it is operating.NOTE: These are the center frequencies of the channels that the AirCheck G2 tester supports.2.4 GHz band: 802.11b: 2.412 – 2.484 GHz (channel 1 to channel 14)802.11g/n 20 MHz BW (HT20): 2.412 – 2.472 GHz (channel 1 to channel 13)802.11n 40 MHz BW (HT40): 2.422 – 2.462 GHz (includes all combinations of legal, bonded pairs of channels)5 GHz band802.11a/n 20 MHz BW (HT20): 5.180 – 5.320 GHz, 5.500 – 5.700 GHz, 5.745 – 5.825 GHz (channels 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 100, 104, 108, 112, 116, 120, 124, 128, 132, 136, 140, 144, 149, 153, 157, 161, 165)802.11n 40 MHz BW (HT40/VHT40): 5.190 – 5.310 GHz, 5.510 – 5.670 GHz, 5.755 – 5.795 GHz (includes all combinations of legal, bonded pairs of channels)802.11ac 80 MHz BW (VHT80): 5.210 – 5.290 GHz, 5.530 – 5.690 GHz, 5.775 GHz (includes all combinations of legal, bonded pairs of channels)
Antennas
Internal Wi-Fi Antennas Three internal 2.4 GHz, 1.1 dBi peak, 5 GHz, 3.2 dBi peak antennas.
External Directional Antenna Antenna, frequency range 2.4 – 2.5 and 4.9 – 5.9 GHz.
Minimum gain 5.0 dBi peak in the 2.4 GHz band, and 7.0 dBi peak in the 5 GHz band.
AirCheck G2 Manager Software Supported operating systems – Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Processor 400 MHz Pentium processor or equivalent (minimum); 1 GHz Pentium processor or equivalent (recommended) RAM 96 MB (minimum)
RAM 256 MB (minimum); 512 MB (recommended)
Hard Disk Up to 500 MB of available space may be required
Display 1280 x 1024 high color, 32-bit (recommended)
Hardware USB Port

Conforms to relevant European Union directives
Conforms to relevant Australian Safety and EMC standards.
Certified by CSA Group to North American safety standards.
Complies with 47 CFR Part 15 requirements of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.
Certified by the National Agency of Telecommunications (Anatel).
Conforms to relevant South Korean EMC Standards.

Additional South Korean EMC Standards Information
Electromagnetic Compatibility. Applies to use in Korea only. Class A Equipment (Industrial Broadcasting & Communications Equipment) [1]

[1] This product meets requirements for industrial (Class A) electromagnetic wave equipment and the seller or user should take notice of it. This equipment is intended for use in business environments and is not to be used in homes.

Model Number/Name Description
AIRCHECK-G2-1YS 1 year AllyCare Support for Aircheck G2
AIRCHECK-G2-3YS 3 year AllyCare Support for Aircheck G2
AIRCHECK-G2-1YS + LRAT-2000-1YS 1 year AllyCare Support for ACKG2-LRAT2000
AIRCHECK-G2-3YS + LRAT-2000-3YS 3 year AllyCare Support for ACKG2-LRAT2000

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AirCheck G2 vs. AirCheck G3 Product Comparison
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AirCheck G2 vs. EtherScope nXG Product Comparison
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NetAlly Product Selection Guide
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AllyCare Premium Support Services Flyer
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brochure

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NetAlly Corporate Product Brochure
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manuals

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AirCheck G2 Quick Start Guide - English
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AirCheck G2 Quick Start Guide - Multilingual French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Russian, Korean, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese
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AirCheck G2 Release Notes v5.2 - English
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AirCheck G2 User Manual v5.2 - English
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Test Accessory User Guide - English
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Compliance and Safety Guide - English
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Compliance and Safety Guide - Multilingual
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Software

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AirCheck G2 Manager v3.1.485
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AirCheck v5.2 Firmware Update
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