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AirPcap Wi-Fi Analysis Adapter and the
Dualcomm GigE Port-Mirroring Switch

AirPcap enhances your Wireshark packet-level protocol analyzer by letting
you capture full 802.11 data, management and control frames. With AirPcap
you get a complete 802.11 protocol analysis decode and
physical frame statistics (dBm RSSI, channel, etc.) Connect802 offers specialty dual-band antennas to allow 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz capture without swapping out your antennas.

The Dualcomm GigE Port-Mirroring Switch is the ideal solution for in-line packet capture. With USB power for portability, GigE PoE passthrough and zero-configuration this is a must-have for any serious network engineer!

Connect802 provides complete AirPcap Wireshark protocol analysis
consulting services to help you troubleshoot wireless network problems.
When you buy AirPcap from Connect802 you take advantage of our
Wireshark consulting and analysis expertise.


AirPcap Models


How AirPcap Adapters Operate

Multiple Channel Capture

When monitoring on a single channel is not enough, multiple AirPcap adapters can be plugged into your laptop or a USB hub and provide industry-leading capability for simultaneous multi-channel capture and traffic aggregation. The AirPcap driver provides support for this operation through CACE Multi-Channel Aggregator technology that exports capture streams from multiple AirPcap adapters as a single capture stream. The Multi-Channel Aggregator consists of a virtual interface that can be used from Wireshark or any other AirPcap-based application. Using this interface, the application will receive the traffic from all installed AirPcap adapters, as if it was coming from a single device. The Multi-Channel Aggregator can be configured like any AirPcap device, and therefore can have its own decryption, FCS checking, and packet filtering settings.


Enhance Your AirPcap Adapter With A Specialty Antenna

Order the "Dual-Air" antenna or contact Connect802 directly (email or call us at (925) 552-0802 in California) for information about other high-gain and directional antenna options.

Order Connect802's "Dual-Air" Antennas Today!

Packet Capture in Both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Bands

Buy a pair of Connect802 "Dual-Air" Wireshark Antennas for your AirPcap 802.11a/b/g/n adapter today. (Note: If you have an older 802.11a/b/g adapter with a single external antenna connector you can simply purchase a single "Dual-Air" Wireshark Antenna.)

The Connect802 "Dual-Air" Wireshark Antenna

This is a high performance dual-band, vertically polarized "rubber duck" style antenna providing 3 dB omnidirectional gain in the 2.4-2.5 GHz band (802.11b/g/n) and 5 dB gain in the 5.1 GHz - 5.9 GHz bands (802.11a/n including all three U-NII frequency ranges). The RP-SMA connector matches the connector used by AirPcap and replaces the supplied antennas. The antenna is 8.6" long and features a blade style radome and tilt-and-swivel connector. The VSWR is less than 2:1..

Theses specialty antennas provide dual-band, enhanced-gain capture capability for the CASE AirPcap Adapter and Wireshark

To Purchase: Call Connect802 in California at
(925) 552-0802
and ask for someone in sales.

Connect802 Dual-Air Wireshark Antennas (Pair): $58.00
Connect802 Dual-Air Wireshark Antenna (Single Antenna): $32.00
Add Shipping and $12.00 handling. Purchase with Visa or MasterCard.
Product shipped to U.S. destinations only.


Here, a home-made bracket built from a short length of flat metal bar (from Home Depot, Lowes, OSH, etc.) is shown separating the antennas by a reasonable 4" spacing.
The Dualcomm USB Powered Gigabit Port-Mirroring Packet Capture Switch
  • This is a MUST HAVE for serious protocol analysis engineers!
  • Rugged Metal Case
  • It's USB powered so it's completely portable. (7" X 5")
  • 802.3af and 802.3at PoE power are passed through for both 10/100 Fast Ethernet and GigE.
  • Port 5 automatically (no configuration) mirrors all traffic between Port 1 and Port 2 - you simply plug the switch in-line in front of your device being tested.
MRSP: $169.00
Your Price from Connect802: $152.00 (+ $20.00 s+h)
AirPcap Nx continues the tradition of the AirPcap Family by providing a USB-based and easy-to-deploy packet capture and injection solution for the Windows platform. This unique dual-band offering supports packet capture and injection for 802.11n, 802.11a/b/g legacy modes, and the 4.9 GHz US Public safety channels, all with full Wireshark® integration. It also features 2 x 2 MIMO with two internal antennas. In addition to the internal antennas, AirPcap Nx has two integrated MC-Card connectors for optional external antennas to enhance performance in the most demanding environments.

802.11n is an exciting new technology, but it introduces many potential problems due to its complexity and the need for compatibility with existing 802.11b, a, and g networks. With AirPcap Nx you get complete visibility into your 802.11a/b/g/n wireless networks. This includes general 802.11 information such as data, management, and control frames along with 802.11n-specific information such as HT information, aggregate MPDUs, and aggregate MSDUs.

The AirPcap adapter, together with the Wireshark Network Analyzer, gives you a detailed view of the 802.11 traffic, including control frames (ACK, RTS, CTS), management frames (Beacon, Probe requests and responses, Association/Disassociation, Authentication/Deauthentication) and data frames. The captured frames include the 802.11 Frame Check Sequence, and it's possible to capture frames with an invalid FCS to spot remote access points with a weak signal.

You will be able to specify the capture channel and see all the traffic it carries, even if the channel is shared by multiple access points. The AirPcap adapter can be configured with one or more WEP keys, so that you will have the option to see (and filter on) unencrypted traffic in Wireshark.

The AirPcap adapter captures per-packet power and rate information. This is useful for mapping your network, detecting weak signal areas, and measuring the transmission efficiency of the stations.