Acrylic WiFi Blog: WiFi site survey,  WiFi security and WiFi analysis

How to locate an access point

By | May 12th, 2015|Categories: Acrylic WiFi heatmaps|Tags: , , , , , |

Today, we will learn how to automatically locate a Wi-Fi access point. Sometimes it may be necessary to locate a Wi-Fi access point deployed at an office, a campus, or a client's facilities. Some of [...]

Hostapd-wpe for OpenWrt Barrier Breaker

By | April 14th, 2015|Categories: Acrylic Wi-Fi Free|Tags: , , , , |

Hostapd-wpe (Wireless Pwnage Edition) is a patch for hostapd v2.2 created by the OpenSecurity Research group aiming to replace FreeRadius-WPE. The WPE patch implements 802.1X authentication server impersonation attacks in order to obtain client credentials, [...]

Attacks on WPA Enterprise infrastructures with hostapd-WPE

By | April 13th, 2015|Categories: Acrylic Wi-Fi Free|Tags: , , , , , |

The previous article outlined the cross-compilation and installation process of hostapd-WPE for OpenWrt Barrier Breaker. This article continues detailing the configuration and execution of hostapd-WPE for OpenWrt, aiming in conducting security tests on WPA Enterprise [...]

Diagnosing and evaluating Wi-Fi quality

By | April 9th, 2015|Categories: Acrylic Wi-Fi Professional|Tags: , |

Wi-Fi quality can be quickly diagnosed using the new Acrylic Wi-Fi Professional v2.3 network diagnosis functionality. With this new version, when monitoring the available Wi-Fi networks, you will be able to select an access point [...]

Site survey project – Wi-Fi analysis at an airport

By | March 18th, 2015|Categories: Acrylic WiFi heatmaps|Tags: , , , , , , , |

One of the most useful features of Acrylic Wi-Fi Heatmaps when working on a Wi-Fi site survey project is its continuous mode. This mode allows you to quickly perform site survey Wi-Fi measurements, since the [...]

SNR/Wi-Fi signal strength map

By | March 16th, 2015|Categories: Acrylic WiFi heatmaps|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A signal strength map, or SNR map, is quite similar to a Wi-Fi coverage map (heatmap), but this type includes Wi-Fi signal to noise ratio when graphically displayed. Wi-Fi SNR data collection and map generation [...]

Access point and client device Wi-Fi density

By | March 16th, 2015|Categories: Acrylic WiFi heatmaps|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The following maps display Wi-Fi density, which can be understood as the number of access points or wireless client devices within a certain area. Client device density is an important parameter for Wi-Fi network deployments [...]

Wi-Fi channel coverage and overlapping map

By | March 16th, 2015|Categories: Acrylic WiFi heatmaps|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Wi-Fi channel coverage maps display Wi-Fi channel ranges on the measured area for which a more efficient Wi-Fi coverage has been detected. This type of map is generated by Acrylic Heatmaps. In this Wi-Fi channel [...]

AP Coverage – Access point coverage map

By | March 6th, 2015|Categories: Acrylic WiFi heatmaps|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

An AP coverage map shows the Wi-Fi coverage range propagated from each AP (Access Point) over a blueprint or satellite map to help determine individual AP signal strength. This type of maps are particularly useful [...]

wlan heatmap – Wi-Fi Coverage Map with Acrylic Heatmaps

By | March 6th, 2015|Categories: Acrylic WiFi heatmaps|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Generating a Wi-Fi coverage map, or wlan heatmap, requires a previous site survey to measure wireless network parameters at different locations within the area of interest. Using Acrylic Wi-Fi Heatmaps, these measurements can be performed [...]