AirCheck Wi–Fi Tester
 

AirCheck™ Wi-Fi Tester

Wireless troubleshooting made simple in a dedicated handheld Wi-Fi test tool.

  • Dedicated, handheld 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac* Wi-Fi network tester with instant-on technology
  • Detect and locate 802.11ac APs; validate connectivity to 802.11ac infrastructure
  • One-button AutoTest quickly provides a pass/fail indication of the wireless environment and identifies common problems
  • See Wi-Fi network utilization by channel and quickly determine if it is 802.11 traffic or non-802.11 interference
  • Quickly identify and locate wireless access points whether authorized or rogue
  • Fully document your troubleshooting session enabling fast trouble ticket resolution or escalation
  • Supports law enforcement efforts to track illegal internet content (read more)

* AirCheck can detect and locate 802.11ac access points as well as validate 802.11a/b/g/n client connectivity by connecting to 802.11ac APs.

 
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Overview

Wi-Fi is a complex technology, but testing the Wi-Fi network doesn’t have to be. The AirCheck Wi-Fi tester allows Wi-Fi network technicians to quickly verify and troubleshoot 802.11 a/b/g/n networks.

Designed specifically for dispatched troubleshooting, AirCheck Wi-Fi tester simplifies Wi-Fi testing by providing:

  • A one-button AutoTest, which quickly provides a pass/fail indication of the wireless environment and identifies common problems - for any level of Wi-Fi technician's expertise
  • An instant view to required test results including network availability, connectivity, utilization, security settings, rogue hunting, and interference detection
  • A rugged, purpose-built Wi-Fi tester that’s easy to use and easy to carry

Its intuitive design makes it simple for anyone to quickly master AirCheck Wi-Fi tester. Instant power-up, automated testing, and quick access to more detailed information, lets you close trouble tickets faster – making technicians and users alike more productive. Easily manage test results and documentation using AirCheck Manager software. From start to finish, AirCheck Wi-Fi tester helps take the guesswork out of everyday wireless troubleshooting.

"Used the AirCheck Wi-Fi tester around the building to test access points, network strength, and for any interference in the channels. Easy to use and worked great!"
Joe C.
Giro Industries
Westlake, OH US

Wi-Fi is a complex technology, but testing it doesn’t have to be. The AirCheck Wi-Fi tester allows network technicians to quickly verify and troubleshoot 802.11 a/b/g/n networks.

Designed specifically for dispatched troubleshooting, AirCheck simplifies wireless testing by providing:

  • A one-button AutoTest, which quickly provides a pass/fail indication of the wireless environment and identifies common problems - for any level of Wi-Fi technician's expertise
  • An instant view to required test results including network availability, connectivity, utilization, security settings, rogue hunting, and interference detection
  • A rugged, purpose-built Wi-Fi tester that’s easy to use and easy to carry

Its intuitive design makes it simple for anyone to quickly master AirCheck Wi-Fi tester. Instant power-up, automated testing, and quick access to more detailed information, lets you close trouble tickets faster – making technicians and users alike more productive. Easily manage test results and documentation using AirCheck Manager software. From start to finish, AirCheck Wi-Fi tester helps take the guesswork out of everyday wireless troubleshooting.

 
 
Features
 
 
Models & Accessories
Models
Model Number/Name Description
AirCheckAirCheck Wi-Fi Tester includes: AirCheck tester with Lithium Ion battery, USB cable, soft case, Getting Started Guide, CD with AirCheck Manager software and CD with AirCheck User Manual
ACK-LRAT2000Network Tech Troubleshooting Kit w/ACK,LRAT-2000 includes: AirCheck tester, LinkRunner AT 2000 tester, AirCheck external directional antenna, spare Li-ion battery for either AirCheck or LinkRunner, IntelliTone Pro 200 probe, WireView 2-6 cable ids, LinkRunner AT holster, AirCheck holster and deluxe carrying case. See Photo
AirCheck-LEAirCheck Wi-Fi Tester for Law Enforcement includes: AirCheck tester, AirCheck holster, External directional antenna, Auto charger and AirCheck Getting Started Guide for Law Enforcement See Photo
AIRCHECK-5PKAirCheck 5 Pack: includes five (5) AirCheck testers and five (5) free external directional antennas. Available only in the US, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. See Photo
AIRCHECK-10PKAirCheck 10 pack: includes a bonus free AirCheck tester, so you receive 11 AirCheck testers, and 11 free directional antennas. Available only in the US, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. See Photo
AirCheck-LE-10PKAirCheck-LE 10 Pack: includes a free bonus free AirCheck-LE kit, so you receive 11 AirCheck-LE kits which contain (11 AirCheck testers, 11 AirCheck holsters, 11 external directional antennas, 11 auto chargers and 11 AirCheck Getting Started Guides for Law Enforcement). See Photo
ACK-LRAT-CIQUltimate Network Tech Troubleshooting Kit w/ACK,LRAT-2000,CIQ includes: AirCheck™ tester, LinkRunner AT 2000 tester, AirCheck external directional antenna, spare Li-Ion battery for either AirCheck or LinkRunner, IntelliTone Pro 200 probe, WireView 2-6 cable ids, LinkRunner AT holster, AirCheck holster and deluxe carrying case and CableIQ™ Qualification tester. See Photo
 
Accessories
Model Number/Name Description
ACK-HolsterHolster for the AirCheck Wi-Fi Tester
SoftcaseReplacement AirCheck soft case
EXTANT-RPSMAExternal Directional Antenna, RSMA connector
WBP-LIONAirCheck Lithium Ion Replacement Battery
POE-DetectorPower over Ethernet Detector, 802.3AT
MS-Auto-ChAuto Charger
DTX-ACUNAC Charger, Universal
 
 
Specifications

 

Environmental Specifications 
Operating temperature and relative humidity32ºF to 113ºF (0ºC to +45ºC)
Note: The battery will not charge if the internal temperature of the tester is above 113ºF (45ºC)
Operating relative humidity (% RH without condensation)90% (50ºF to 95ºF; 10ºC to 35ºC)
75% (95ºF to 113ºF; 35ºC to 45ºC)
Storage temperature-4ºF to 140ºF (-20ºC to +60ºC)
Shock and vibrationRandom, 2 g, 5 Hz-500 Hz (Class 2) 1 m drop test
SafetyEN 61010-1 2nd edition
AltitudeUsage up to: 4,000 m; Storage: 12,000 m
EMCFCC Part 15 Class A, EN 61326-1
  
Certifications and compliance 
Conforms to relevant European Union directives
Listed by the Canadian Standards Association
Conforms to relevant Australian standards
Conforms to FCC Rules, Parts 15.107, 15.109
 
General 
Dimensions3.5 in x 7.8 in x 1.9 in (8.9 cm x 19.8 cm x 4.8 cm)
Weight14 oz (0.4 kg)
BatteryRemovable, rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack (18.5 Watt-hrs)
Battery lifeTypical operating life is 5.5 hours. Typical charge time is 3 hours.
External AC adapter/chargerAC input 90-264 Vac 48-62 Hz input power DC output 15 Vdc at 1.2 amps
Display2.8 in color LCD (320 x 240 pixels)
Keypad12-key elastomeric
LEDs2 LEDs (transmit and link Indicators)
Host interfaceUSB 5-pin mini-B
Wireless antennaInternal
External antenna portInput only. Reverse-polarity SMA connector.
 
Wireless 
Specification complianceIEEE 802.11a, 11b, 11g, 11n
Receive Channel Frequencies

2.4 GHz Band*
2412-2484 MHz (Channel 1 to Channel 14) 

5 GHz Band*
5170-5320 MHz, 5500-5700 MHz, 5745-5825 MHz (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)

*Notes:
1. AirCheck receives on all of these frequencies in every country.
2. These are the center frequencies of the channels that AirCheck supports.

Transmit Channel Frequencies

2.4 GHz Band**
802.11b
2412-2484 MHz (Channel 1 to Channel 14)

802.11 g/n 20 MHz BW (HT20)
2412-2472 MHz (Channel 1 to Channel 13)

802.11n 40 MHz BW (HT40)
2422-2462 MHz (All legal bonded channel pair combinations) 

5GHz Band**
802.11 a /n 20 MHz BW (HT20)
5180-5320 MHz, 5500-5700 MHz, 5745-5825 MHz (Channels 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 100, 104, 108, 112, 116, 120, 124, 128, 132, 136, 140, 149, 153, 157, 161, 165)

802.11 n 40 MHz BW (HT40)
5190-5310, 5510-5670, 5755-5795 (All legal bonded channel pair combinations)

**Notes:
1. AirCheck transmits only on frequencies allowed in the country where it operates.
2. These are the center frequencies of the channels that AirCheck supports.

Regulatory DomainWorld Mode, 802.11d compliant
External Directional Antenna 
FrequenciesFrequency range 2.4 GHz to 2.5 GHz and 4.9 to 5.9 GHz Minimum gain 5.0 dBi in the 2.4 GHz band and 7.0 dBi in the 5 GHz band
ConnectorReverse-polarity SMA plug

 

 
 
Documents
Brochure
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Wireless Solutions Brochure
Wireless Solutions Brochure
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Datasheet
Title/DescriptionDownload 
AirCheck Wi-fi Tester Datasheet for Law Enforcement
AirCheck Wi-fi Tester Datasheet for Law Enforcement
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AirCheck Wi-Fi Tester Data Sheet
AirCheck Wi-Fi Tester Technical Data Sheet
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Application Note
Title/DescriptionDownload 
WLAN Troubleshooting Application Note Using AirCheck Wi-Fi Tester
Troubleshooting four common wireless problems
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(324 KB)
 
 
Demos
Title/DescriptionDemo 
AirCheck Virtual Demo - English
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Video: What is AirCheck?
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Case Studies
Dubai World Trade Centre Case Study

Dubai World Trade Centre Ensures Wi-Fi Performance for Exhibitors by Hunting Rogue APs with Fluke Networks’ AirCheck Wi-Fi Tester

Challenge:
The Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) is the region’s leading destination for exhibitions, conferences and events. To deliver key services to visitors and exhibitors, such as Internet access, the DWTC has deployed a complete Wi-Fi network. The network was moved to the 5Ghz band in order to remedy the issue of visitors deploying proprietary access points (APs), which interfered with the existing wireless infrastructure and subsequently affected the quality and performance. Although users were informed not to deploy technology on this band, there were still cases where they were deploying APs in the 5GHz band. To help prevent this problem, the IT staff needed a solution that could help them quickly identify rogue APs and enforce policy.

Results:
After receiving a demo of the AirCheck™ Wi-Fi Tester, the organization instantly ordered six for engineering team members. AirCheck allows them to quickly locate rogue APs, and is extremely easy to use and carry around the exhibition floor. The bottom line: before using the AirCheck tester, it was a challenge to enforce the Wi-Fi policies. This had an impact on the DWTC’s ability to deliver consistent Wi-Fi services to users. Now with the AirCheck, it takes between 5-15 minutes to identify and isolate a rogue AP, and the team can ensure the quality of their service to users.

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UCCS Case Study

Fluke Networks’ AirCheck Wi-Fi Tester Simplifies Wireless Troubleshooting For University of Colorado

Challenge:
UCCS relies heavily on its wireless network, and in turn depends on a small team of students and staff to keep it all running. Yet troubleshooting daily Wi-Fi problems is difficult without the proper tools and training – all compounded by tight budgets and regular student helpdesk turnover. These challenges make network analysis much more of a guessing game, or require waiting until a team member with the right expertise is available. As a result, the IT department decided it needed a tool like Fluke Networks’ AirCheck Wi-Fi Tester, a tool that was durable and easy to use for troubleshooting in the field.

Results:
The University found the AirCheck tester’s push-button simplicity made it easy for even untrained students to use, yet the device’s detailed analysis made it possible to quickly diagnose problems and bring students and staff back on line.

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Martinez Police Department

Challenge:
With electronic crime growing in popularity and sophistication, law enforcement agencies require the latest tools to stay one step ahead of criminals. Long gone are the days when all you need is an IP address to find a physical location, or a wire to trace a piece of equipment. Yet officers are required to handle this aspect of investigation every day, in harsh environments, and often with little training. The Police Department in Martinez, CA is no exception, and was looking for a compact, rugged, cost-effective and simple tool to use in the field – a tool like the AirCheck Wi-Fi Tester from Fluke Networks.

Results:
The Martinez PD found that the AirCheck tester met all of its requirements for a reliable and easy to use piece of field equipment, quickly becoming an indispensible tool for the investigation of electronic crime.

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Hospira

Challenge:
With diverse hospital customers spread across North America, providing wireless connectivity for critical medical equipment is literally a life and death matter for Hospira. In addition, the company also has an R&D test facility that has been purposely engineered to represent a hostile network environment, allowing teams to push their solutions to the limit with real-world threats and conditions. Because of these facts, the company wanted a tool like Fluke Networks’ AirCheck Wi-Fi Tester that was fast, efficient and incredibly easy to use for testing wireless connectivity.

Results:
Hospira found the AirCheck tester not only cost less and could do more than other tools – often solving troublesome problems in minutes – but that it was also so simple to use, that remote clinical staff with no IT background could work the device.

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Cerner Corporation

Cerner discovers a healthier way to troubleshoot wireless networks with AirCheck.

Cerner is one of the world’s leading suppliers of healthcare information technologies for hospitals and clinics. With more than 8,000 clients worldwide, they are on the forefront of electronic medical record systems to meet the needs of both health care providers and patients. Wireless access is now an essential component of almost any system’s infrastructure.

 

As Senior Technology Architect, Ben Bolin leads a team that is involved in both designing systems from scratch, as well as troubleshooting existing systems.

 

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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

AirCheck™ Wi-Fi Tester keeps scientists connected at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Since it was founded in 1975, The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle has grown into a broad-based biomedical research institute, with an international reputation for pioneering work in cancer and infectious disease. Organized around 120 Principal Investigators, this highly decentralized organization has two dozen IT departments. The largest of these groups, Center IT, supports both the Clinical Research and Administration Divisions. Four technicians support 1800 users with 1900 computers, 380 of those laptops.

The Hutchinson Center makes a wireless network available to all employees. While Center IT does not spend a lot of time on wireless issues, it does field user complaints, handle configurations for new users and guests, and as the organization grows, addresses infrastructure issues. Armed with the AirCheck Wi-Fi Tester and a list of their most common wireless challenges, the Center’s IT team set out to troubleshoot these issues.

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Providence Hospital

AirCheck is on call at Providence hospital making wireless problems fast and simple to diagnose.

With 644 beds and more than 4,000 health care professionals on staff, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital in Spokane Washington is one the largest hospitals in the Northwest. Providence has the challenge of managing 1650 clients across 300 access points and keeping everyone connected and productive.

Now, however, Lee can use Fluke Network’s AirCheck™ Wi-Fi Tester to troubleshoot interference and connectivity complaints.  In less than 5 minutes, the hardware team completes troubleshooting that would take up to 45 minutes with a laptop. With just one incident per day, the AirCheck tester will pay for itself in a few months.
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Eastside Catholic School

AirCheck reduces Wi-Fi troubleshooting incidents from hours to minutes at Eastside Catholic School.

Having wireless access is very popular with both the students and staff at Eastside Catholic School. Yet, according to Brad Pritchett, the school’s Information Technology Manager: “Wireless is a challenge. You’re never quite sure what’s happening with Wi-Fi.”

Problems he currently encounters include interference, users not being able to connect, weak signals, and intermittent access.

Brad used to lug around his laptop and use specialized Wi-Fi software to troubleshoot. But these days Brad can put the Fluke Networks AirCheck Wi-Fi Tester in his pocket and go.

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Product Reviews & Awards

The AirCheck™ Wi-Fi Tester was designed to quickly and easily troubleshoot 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi networks - all in a dedicated handheld tool.  Designed specifically for dispatched troubleshooting, AirCheck simplifies wireless testing.

Read these product reviews from unbiased industry experts:

 V2.0 Reviews  
 Keith Parsons, WirelessLANProfessionals.com  
 V1.0 Reviews  
 Peter Rysavy, Rysavy Research  
 Greg Crowe, Government Computer News 
 Wayne Rash, FedTech Magazine 
 Esme Vos, MuniWireless 
 Charles McLellan, ZDNet UK 
 Greg Meckbach, Network World Canada 
 Lisa Phifer, Wi-Fi Planet 
 Michael Brandenburg, Network Computing 
 Marcus Burton, CWNP Wi-Fi Blog 
 Video: Review at InteropNet HotStage 

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Awards
 

eWeek names AirCheck™ Wi-Fi Tester as one of the top 5 products of 2011 alongside others from Google, Apple, Microsoft and VMware.
Test and Measurement World
Finalist, Best in Test - Wireless Test category
Techworld
Network Management Tool of the Year

 

 
 
AirCheck Certified Countries

AirCheck™ Wi-Fi Tester is a regulated test instrument and is approved for shipment and sale into the following countries:

 

  • Argentina
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bermuda
  • Bolivia
  • Bonaire
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Curacao
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Korea
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Morocco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • St. Vincent & the Grenadines
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Trinidad
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Virgin Islands (US)
  • Yemen

 

 
 
Gold Product Support

Gold Support for your AirCheck Wi-Fi Tester allows you to make the most of your AirCheck purchase while ensuring a higher return on your investment.  You will minimize your downtime, receive faster trouble resolution and have total access to all support resources.

What do you get with Gold Support for your AirCheck Wi-Fi Tester?

Repairs and loaner equipment - If your AirCheck should fail, we'll deliver a loaner unit via next business day delivery to keep you up and running.  We'll repair your  AirCheck and replace defective or faulty accessories at no charge, with first on bench" priority, and return it to you - all shipping paid by Fluke Networks.

Access to live 24 x 7 technical support - Extend the expertise of your staff. Gold Support includes direct, immediate telephone access to our world-class Technical Assistance Center (TAC), direct access only available to Gold Members. Our centers in Seattle, WA and Eindhoven, NL employ a full staff of highly trained technical experts that are on call, including weekends and through the night when most network changes are implemented, to answer complex troubleshooting questions helping you get the most out of your AirCheck and understand the results you are seeing.

Accessory Replacement - Some accessories are essential to your AirCheck. The normal warranty on accessories is 90 days, but parts and accessories that shipped with your AirCheck will be replaced free of charge with Gold Support once qualified as defective by our technical assistance center.

Software upgrades - Your AirCheck will never be out of date. You'll receive all software upgrades free - the only way to keep your AirCheck updated.

Unlimited access to our Knowledge Base - You'll have an open door to valuable proprietary information we've gathered from helping customers over the years. It also includes helpful technical articles written by our experts.

Member Only promotions - Your membership qualifies you for Members Only promotions and programs. This includes product discounts, access to reconditioned equipment at special prices and other incredible values.

Ensure that you are getting the most out of your AirCheck Wi-Fi Tester with Gold Support Services.

 

 

 
 
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