AirCheck G3 Pro

Wi-Fi 6 Wireless Analyzer

Intuitive user interface provides actionable intelligence, speeding and simplifying wireless deployment, troubleshooting and validation.

AirCheck G3 is the most cost-effective hardware-enabled site survey solution for Wi-Fi 6/6E networks. It provides network professionals of any skill level with complete and accurate information to survey and 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.

With powerful tools suited for wireless engineers, but ease of use for technicians and remote “smart hands” AirCheck G3 Pro makes your entire team more productive.

Key Features

Quickly test, verify, and troubleshoot technology upgrades, Wi-Fi 6/6E networks, and Bluetooth/BLE devices with advanced testing apps and purpose-built hardware.

Supports 2.4GHz and 5GHz spectrum analysis with the optional NXT-1000 Portable Spectrum Analyzer adapter.

Automatically discover and instantly map your wired and Wi-Fi networks in Link-Live; identifies network changes and keeps network documentation up to date.

Faster and easier Wi-Fi and Bluetooth/BLE surveys with AirMapper™ Site Survey including active surveys to validate client experience and roaming. Create and share visual heatmaps of key performance metrics in the Link-Live™ collaboration, reporting, and analysis platform.

Enables remote engineers to troubleshoot and collaborate with on-site technicians with cloud remote control in Link-Live.

Seamlessly consolidate and manage field test data and integrate with network management systems via Link-Live.

AutoTest

The AirCheck G3 provides AutoTest profiles with best practice pass/fail thresholds for quick assessment of Wi-Fi network configurations and services.

  • Multiple Profiles
    Can be created for complex Wi-Fi networks with multiple SSIDs, each with its own set of services tests. Profiles can then be organized into named profile groups that allow one button validations across multiple SSIDs, bands and authentications. With profile groups, engineers can effectively transfer their network configuration and test knowledge to technicians, saving training time and effort.

  • Air Quality Test
    The Air Quality Test performs a scan of the channels in your wireless network to measure channel utilization and interference.

  • Periodic AutoTest
    In this mode, AutoTest can run multiple test profiles at specified intervals and sends the results to Link-Live to analyze the results over time. This is an effective way to “monitor” connectivity of your Wi-Fi network for an extended period and diagnose intermittent issues without having to manually execute multiple tests.

Wi-Fi 6E Analysis, Roaming, & Automated Problem Detection

Native Wi-Fi 6 and 6GHz Support
With the introduction of Wi-Fi 6/6E, how WLAN validation and troubleshooting is done has changed – necessitating new technology to test and validate these networks.

  • Validate actual Wi-Fi 6/6E network performance and utilization using a native 802.11ax radio
  • Gain visibility into all Wi-Fi devices working on the 2.4GHz, 5GHz, and 6GHz bands
  • Enables packet captures of Wi-Fi 6 control, management, and data frames in all 3 bands
  • Diagnose new Wi-Fi 6E mechanisms of Reduced Neighbor Reports, Preferred Scanning Channels, and multi-BSSID
  • Authenticate using the latest security standard of WPA3 and Enhanced Open


Roaming Analysis
In the Wi-Fi link test graphs anytime the AirCheck G3 roams and connects to a new AP, a green vertical line will be shown in the graph. Seeing the correlation between various factors and roam events can help diagnose roaming issues. Paired with the Connect Log, engineers can determine the exact step in the process that may be causing the failure.


Automated Problem Detection
AirCheck G3 automatically diagnoses various conditions on wireless networks and identifies specific problems which can be sorted by severity or time detected. Drill in to see a detailed description of the problem and recommended course of action to mitigate.

AirMapper™ Site Survey 

With the AirMapper app, AirCheck G3 users can quickly and easily gather location-based Wi-Fi and Bluetooth/BLE measurements and create visual heat maps of key performance metrics in the Link-Live collaboration, reporting, and analysis platform. Simple to use, the AirMapper app is ideal for quick site surveys of new deployments, change validation, and performance verification.

  • Faster and easier Wi-Fi and Bluetooth/BLE site surveys with a rugged handheld tester
  • Perform enterprise-grade surveys without the need of a dongle or tethered device for accurate and complete data collection
  • Automatically identify common Wi-Fi network problems using InSites™ intelligence analysis in Link-Live
  • Collaborate - easily visualize, generate reports, and share survey data through Link-Live
  • Simultaneous passive and active Wi-Fi surveys to gather critical site metrics, validate client experience, and roaming with one survey
  • Export Wi-Fi survey data to AirMagnet® Survey PRO for more advanced analysis, planning and reporting

Network Discovery, Path Analysis, & Security Audits

Instantly see what is on the network and where it is connected. Quickly investigate and locate “suspect” devices and identify problems associated with device misconfigurations.

• Discovers network devices across multiple VLANs and Wi-Fi SSIDs
• Discovery Difference analysis in Link-Live exposes possible security risks in the network infrastructure by showing changes in connected devices
• Powerful filter and sort function with automatic problem detection identifies issues such as:
   - Duplicate IPs, congested switch ports, and oversubscribed Wi-Fi  channels/SSIDs
   - Security issues, such as unknown switches, access points with open athentication
• Path Analysis shows the switch/router path to any connected device
• Batch authorization workflow makes it easy to identify known vs. unknown devices, enabling “who’s on my network” auditing.

Wi-Fi Performance Tests, Packet Captures, & Spectrum Analysis

Wi-Fi Performance Test and Packet Capture
Verify Wi-Fi performance, and easily capture packets for detailed application analysis.

  • Simultaneously generate and measure IP-based traffic using two Wi-Fi radios
  • Supports popular iPerf network throughput testing for Wi-Fi networks
  • Capture wireless traffic to PCAP files for escalation evidence or analysis, with simple but powerful filtering and slicing controls

Spectrum Analysis and Interference
Using the optional NXT-1000 Mobile Spectrum Analyzer, AirCheck G3 offers a view of RF interference in the 2.4 and 5GHz bands and its impact on the wireless network’s overall performance.

Link-Live™ Simplified Collaboration, Project Management, & Automated Reporting

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

• Link-Live collaboration, reporting, and analysis platform (cloud-based or private/on-premise) stores test result and site data upload for automated reporting and documentation
• Simplifies report generation for network deployment documentation
• Attach screenshots and 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 offer significant value over standard warranty. Membership of AllyCare can be purchased as either a 1-year membership or the value-added 3-year.

 

Inclusion of AllyCare Support
All new AIRCHECK-G3-PRO mainframes are sold with the first year (1 year) of AllyCare support included. Additional year(s) of support may be added. Product registration and activation is required within 30 days of first power-on.

IMPORTANT NOTES: Wi-Fi 6/6E regulatory compliance implementation of the 6GHz spectrum varies by country.

AirCheck G3 models are available in three versions: Full Tri-Band (capability across the entire 6GHz band), Partial Tri-Band (capability for only certain channels in the 6GHz band as determined by 802.11d regulatory domain information), and Dual Band Only (for countries where operation in the 6GHz band is not allowed.) Be sure to select the model that is certified for use in your specific country. Please contact your NetAlly reseller for more information.

The models shown on the table below are for the “Full Tri-Band” version. Replace “AIRCHECK-G3-PRO” with the following for the other model types:

AIRCHECK-G3E-PRO Partial Tri-Band
AIRCHECK-G3C-PRO Dual Band Only (2.4/5GHz)

Inclusion of AllyCare Support
All new AIRCHECK-G3-PRO mainframes are sold with the first year (1 year) of AllyCare support included. Additional
year(s) of support may be added. Product registration and activation is required within 30 days of first power-on.

 

Model Number/Name Description
AIRCHECK-G3-PRO Includes: AIRCHECK-G3-PRO mainframe with 1 year of AllyCare support (AIRCHECK-G3-PRO-1YS), shoulder sling bag, AC charger, Quick Start Guide.
AIRCHECK-G3-PRO-KT Includes: AIRCHECK-G3-PRO mainframe with 1 year of AllyCare support (AIRCHECK-G3-PRO-1YS), shoulder sling bag, AC charger, Quick Start Guide, external directional antenna, holster, and NXT-1000 spectrum analyzer.
AIRCHECK-G3-PRO-TKT Includes: AIRCHECK-G3-PRO mainframe with 1 year of AllyCare support (AIRCHECK-G3-PRO-1YS), shoulder sling bag, AC charger, Quick Start Guide, external directional antenna, holster, NXT-1000 spectrum analyzer, and Test Accessory.
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.
EXT-ANT-TRIBAND 2.4/5/6GHz directional antenna for use with AirCheck G3 and EtherScope nXG
NXT-1000 NXT-1000 Portable Spectrum Analyzer
G3-PWRADAPTER AC Charger Replacement
G3-REPL-BA LITHIUM-ION replacement battery for use with the AirCheck G3
HOLSTER-G3 Field use carrying holster makes troubleshooting on the go easier. Openings allow access to all applicable buttons and interfaces.

General
Dimensions 4.98 in x 7.68 in x 1.65 in (102 mm x 196 mm x 42 mm)
Weight 1.05 lbs. (0.48 kg)
Battery Rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack (3.63 V, 9.75 A, 35.39 Wh)
Battery Life Typical operating life is 10 hours (Battery life from full charge varies depending on the feature being used); Typical charge time is 3-4 hours.
Display 5.0-inch color LCD with capacitive touchscreen (720 x 1280 pixels)
Host Interface 2 USB Type-A Ports
USB Type-C Power and On-the-Go Port
RP-SMA External Antenna Port
Memory Approximately 8 GB available for storing test results and user applications
Charging USB Type-C 45-W adapter: AC Input Power 100-240 V, 50-60 Hz; DC Output Power 15V (3A)
Wireless
AirCheck G3 has two internal Wi-Fi Radios: Testing – 2×2 Tri-band 802.11ax wireless radio (IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax compliant)
Management – 1×1 Dual-band 802.11ac Wave 2 + Bluetooth 5.0 and BLE wireless radio (IEEE 802.11a/b/ g/n/ac compliant)
Specification Compliance IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.11ac, 802.11ax
Wi-Fi Connectivity 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.11ac, 802.11ax
Operating Frequencies Frequencies of channels received and transmitted:
2.4 GHz band: 2.412 to 2.484 GHz (channel 1 to channel 14)*
5 GHz band: 5.170 to 5.320 GHz, 5.500 to 5.700 GHz, 5.745 to 5.825 GHz (channel 36 to channel 165)*
6 GHz band: 5.925 to 7.125 GHz (channel 1 to channel 233)*
(*) Where allowed by country regulations.
NOTE: The tester transmits only on the frequencies allowed in the country where it is operating.
Antennas
Internal Wi-Fi Antennas Minimum gain 2.0 dBi peak in the 2.4 GHz band, 1.5 dBi peak in the 5 GHz band, and 2.7 dBi peak in the 6 GHz band.
External Directional Antenna Antenna, frequency range 2.4 to 2.5 GHz, 4.9 to 5.9 GHz. and 6.0 to 7.1 GHz
Minimum gain 6.4 dBi peak in the 2.4 GHz band, 8.9 dBi peak in the 5 GHz band, and 8.6 dBi peak in the 6 GHz band.
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 device is above 95°F (35°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 Meets the requirements of MIL-PRF-28800F for Class 3 Equipment
Safety IEC 61010-1:2010: Pollution degree 2
Altitude Operating: 4,000 m; Storage: 12,000 m
EMC IEC 61326-1: Basic Electromagnetic Environment
CISPR 11: Group 1, Class A

Certifications and Compliance
• Conforms to relevant European Union directives.
• Conforms to relevant Australian Safety and EMC standards.
• Complies with 47 CFR Part 15 requirements of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.
• Listed by the Canadian Standards Association

 

NOTE: One year of AllyCare support is included. Use these support model numbers for extending support at time of purchase or for support renewal.

 

Model Number/Name Description
AIRCHECK-G3-PRO-1YS 1 year AllyCare support for all AIRCHECK G3 PRO models, including “E” (Partial Tri-Band) and “C” (Dual Band only) SKU’S: AIRCHECK-G3-PRO, AIRCHECK-G3-PRO-KT, AIRCHECK-G3-PRO-TKT.
AIRCHECK-G3-PRO-3YS 3 years of AllyCare support for all AIRCHECK G3 PRO models, including “E” (Partial Tri-Band) and “C” (Dual Band only) SKU’S: AIRCHECK-G3-PRO, AIRCHECK-G3-PRO-KT, AIRCHECK-G3-PRO-TKT

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Virtual Demo - Test Drive it Yourself

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Home Screen

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The AirCheck G3 has a dedicated set of Wi-Fi test and management radios which support remote control and testing, and a Bluetooth/BLE radio. Third-party apps downloaded from the Link-Live collaboration, reporting, and analysis platform can use these interfaces for testing and communication purposes.

Benefits:
As a lightweight, handheld, ruggedized instrument, AirCheck G3 is perfect for remote site validation and troubleshooting, eliminating the need to purchase multiple testers, or the need to carry a fragile laptop or tablet. Apps make the user’s workflow more efficient by expanding the usage of the instrument beyond testing, allowing the user to check trouble tickets, run speed tests, configure networked devices, and complete other tasks with its smart tester features.

AutoTest

AutoTest

AutoTest is the most comprehensive NetAlly testing app on the AirCheck G3. It allows you to quickly run a variety of test types and save their configurations and network credentials for access whenever you need them. The app is fully customizable with test “profiles” for Wi-Fi network connections, wireless air quality, and individual “test targets” that can run with any profile.
 
In the Periodic AutoTest mode, AutoTest runs at specified intervals (from 1 minute to 24 hours) and sends the results to Link-Live to view the results over time. This is an effective way to monitor aspects of your network for an extended period, or to help diagnose intermittent issues without having to manually execute multiple tests.

Benefits:
AutoTest allows engineers to transfer their knowledge of network configurations to the instrument, empowering frontline technicians to run tests against various Wi-Fi SSIDs with minimal training. The result is a repeatable, documented tests with shortened overall test times, which otherwise would not be possible with other methods.

Wireless Network Test

Wireless Network Test

The Wireless Network Test profile verifies signal strength, connection rate, 802.1x authentication, shows Channel Utilization, provides AP information, tests for DHCP/DNS/Gateway response, and verifies connectivity (using Ping, TCP Connect, HTTP and FTP) to an unlimited number of test targets. Users can tap on each card to see more details and click the purple floating action button to attach the connection log or add comments to the test results.

Benefits:
With pre-programmed wireless test profiles with Pass/Fail thresholds, and advanced SSID visibility, it is easy for technicians to test various wireless network configurations with minimal training. The test results, along with connection log and comments, can be uploaded to Link-Live for automated documentation and analysis by remote experts.

Ping

Ping/TCP Test

For key servers/services residing on-prem or in the cloud, engineers can pre-define tests and thresholds to verify their connectivity and performance using ping, TCP connect, HTTP, or FTP.

Benefits:
Continuous testing with response time measurements is available to verify consistency and identify intermittent issues. These tests can be easily recalled by field technicians to reduce configuration time or mistakes, to get more done faster.

Wi-Fi Packet Capture

Wi-Fi Packet Capture

You can capture up to Wi-Fi 6 traffic on the 2.4/5/6GHz bands to create a PCAP file of up to 1Gigabyte. Packet slicing and filtering are supported, and PCAP files can be uploaded to Link-Live for easy sharing.

Benefits:
With its compilation of Wi-Fi troubleshooting tools, the AirCheck G3 makes it quick and simple to identify the root cause of Wi-Fi network problems.

Network Discovery

Network Discovery

The AirCheck G3 automatically discovers your network through its set of Wi-Fi interfaces immediately upon power-up.
 
Devices are classified and correlated to provide complete visibility of their name and device type, network addresses, VLAN, SSID, and where available, traffic statistics. Engineers can add names and authorization status for devices discovered. Discovery results can be directly uploaded to Link-Live for detailed analysis of devices discovered with filter and sort tools, topology mapping, or export to CSV/PDF files as documentation.

Benefits:
The AirCheck G3 breaks the layer 2 visibility ceiling and makes it easy to discover the actual identity of a Wi-Fi device by showing its name and IP address while most other Wi-Fi tools only show the MAC address.

Wi-Fi Channel Map

Wi-Fi Channel Map

The Wi-Fi channels map provides a visual representation of 802.11 utilization and non-802.11 utilization for each channel on the 2.4/5/6 GHz bands. It also shows number of APs, number of Clients, retry percentage, and number of illegal devices for each channel.

Benefits:
Quickly determine if channels are over-utilized with Wi-Fi traffic and/or with non-Wi-Fi interference and noise. You can also gain visibility on the level of Wi-Fi traffic and interference over the last 60 seconds on a selected channel, as well as the access points and clients using this channel.

Wi-Fi Device Details

Wi-Fi Device Details

The AirCheck G3 automatically discovers your network through its dual set of Wi-Fi radios immediately upon power-up. The discovery provides quick security and health audits of the network devices across all Wi-Fi channels.

Devices are classified and correlated to provide complete visibility of their name, network addresses, SSID, device type, configuration, and where available, traffic statistics. Engineers can name and set authorization status for devices discovered. Discovery results can be directly uploaded to the complimentary Link-Live Cloud Service for storage, conduct detailed analysis of devices discovered with filter and sort tools, or export to CSV/PDF files as documentation.

Benefits:
The AirCheck G3 correlates the discovery results from the Wi-Fi networks and breaks the layer 2 visibility ceiling. AirCheck G3 makes it easy to discover the actual identity of a Wi-Fi device by showing its name and IP address while most other Wi-Fi tools only show the MAC address.

Wi-Fi Troubleshooting Tools

Wi-Fi Troubleshooting Tools

The AirCheck G3 Wi-Fi device discovery automatically detects problems. It shows possible cause(s) for each problem detected, and it has integrated Wi-Fi troubleshooting tools to investigate further and get to root cause. Some of the tools included are:

Packet Capture: You can capture Wi-Fi 6/6E traffic on the 2.4/5/6GHz bands to create a PCAP file of up to 1Gigabyte. Packet slicing and filtering are supported, and PCAP files can be uploaded to the Link-Live Cloud Service for easy sharing.

Connection Test: Verifies connection and authentication to selected SSIDs/BSSIDs on the 2.4/5/6 GHz bands. It checks the connected channel utilization, tests for DHCP/DNS/Gateway response, and validates connectivity to an unlimited number of test targets.

Roaming Test: In the Wi-Fi link test graphs as well as in active test graphs, anytime the AirCheck G3 roams and connects to a new AP, a red vertical line will be shown in the graph. Seeing the correlation between various factors and the roam can help diagnose roaming successes as well as failures.

Locate: Simplifies the process of physically locating both AP and Client devices on the 2.4/5/6 GHz band by measuring their signal strength. Making it easier to find rogues devices or locate APs that need to be replaced.

Benefits:
With its compilation of Wi-Fi troubleshooting tools, the AirCheck G3 makes it quick and simple to identify the root cause of Wi-Fi network problems.

Path Analysis

Path Analysis

Path Analysis traces the connection points, including intermediate switches and routers, between the AirCheck G3 and a destination URL or IP address. Path Analysis uses SNMP queries to identify issues such as overloaded interfaces, overloaded device resources, and interface errors. It also shows how devices within your network (and off-net devices) are connected.

The Path Analysis app can test through any one of the two network interfaces that have established a connection to the network and have an IP address.

Benefits:
AirCheck G3 has the unique ability to break through the “visibility ceiling” between Wi-Fi and wired networks, showing who and what is on your network, where they are connected, and their path across your network.

iPerf Performance Test

iPerf Performance Test

The AirCheck G3 uses iPerf v3 to run performance tests against the NetAlly Test Accessory or any iPerf v3 server. Performance can be measured using TCP or UDP throughput in the upstream or downstream direction.

Benefits:
The iPerf app verifies SLA of critical network links that support critical devices like servers, network-attached-storages, and high-speed Wi-Fi access points, ensuring you are getting the bandwidth you expect.

AirMapper Site Survey

AirMapper™ Site Survey for
Wi-Fi & Bluetooth/BLE

With AirMapper, AirCheck G3 users can quickly and easily gather location-based Wi-Fi and Bluetooth/BLE measurements and create visual heat maps of key performance metrics in the Link-Live collaboration, reporting, and analysis platform.
The AirCheck G3, with a native Wi-Fi 6/6E radio, allows you to perform both active and passive Wi-Fi 6 surveys on the 6 GHz band.

Import a floor plan image (.png, .pdf or .jpg) and calibrate the floor plan dimensions (in meters or feet), or automatically push pre-configured and calibrated floorplans from Link-Live to testers in the field. Then touch START to begin the survey. Tap at various points on your floor plan to collect data; comments can be added to the survey with a long tap on the floorplan. When done, tap STOP, then touch the save icon to send your results to Link-Live for sharing and analysis.

Benefit:
Faster and easier than using site survey software on a laptop or tablet with an attached dongle or tethered device, AirMapper is ideal for quick site surveys of new deployments, change validation, and performance verification. The ease and portability of this solution enable technicians to quickly troubleshoot or validate the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth networks by measuring the real-world experience of mobile device users.

Spectrum Analysis

Spectrum Analysis

Trying to find the source of Wi-Fi interference on a wireless network is hit or miss with the wrong tools. Using the optional NXT-1000 Mobile Spectrum Analyzer, AirCheck G3 offers a view of RF interference in the 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz bands and its impact on the wireless network’s overall performance. Key graphs and charts include:
• Real-Time Spectrum - Provides a live RF view including current, average and max readings.
• Frequency Spectrum – Displays heat mapped signal density to identify recurring energy.
• Spectrogram – Commonly called a “Waterfall”, it shows energy over time to identify the periodic nature of the RF environment.

Benefit:
Simplifies interference troubleshooting and location by providing visibility into the 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz spectrum bands, plus helps secure the Wi-Fi network by inspecting No Wireless Zones and detecting and locating intentional RF interference sources such as RF jammers.