Say Hello to NetAlly- A New Old Friend

The secret company is one of the most anticipated parts of a future Field Day event. Mobility Field Day was no exception. But now the cat is out of the bag, and we know that the newly spun off NetAlly will be a presenter. Lee Badman looks at what this new, more focused, company with an extensive analysis and tools portfolio might present.

S1E1 – 802.11ax 6ghz and the death of Wi-Fi

In this first episode of CenterFreqs, Samuel Clements and Jonathan Davis discuss what happens after 802.11ax. 6Ghz, 320Mhz channels, and future wireless standards. Plus some interesting stuff from NETSCOUT as seen at Mobility Field Day.

Netscout, Smart Network Analytics

Rita Younger hadn’t used Netscout’s solutions much since the 90s, but got reacquainted with the company after hearing a presentation from them at Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2018. What she saw was a company that has evolved with the network analytics movement, providing a single tool to provide visibility into complex hybrid, multi-cloud environment.

AirCheck G2 v3.0; Building on a Wifi Testing Stalwart

Mitch Dickey digs into the upcoming v3.0 firmware for NETSCOUT’s AirCheck G2, which he initially got a look at during Mobility Field Day this summer. This firmware adds a lot of new features, including support for over-the-air updates, device profile sharing via Link-Live, and improved packet capture.

AirCheck G2 gets a v3

Sam Clements got a deep dive into the new v3 firmware for NETSCOUT’s AirCheck G2 at Mobility Field Day earlier this month. The update adds a number of important features, including improved packet capture, Live-Link improvements to reduce dependence on Windows-only apps, and the ability to do over the air updates. For Sam, this makes already valuable AirCheck G2 even better.

MFD3 – Link-Live Updates

For Jonathan Davis, one of the highlights of NETSCOUT’s presentation at Mobility Field Day was seeing updates on Live-Link in their latest device firmware. These updates to the LinkRunner G2 and AirCheck G2 now allow the devices to be updated without the need of a Windows POC. For Jonathan, this is a welcome shift, and part of these devices becoming much more useful after the latest firmware.

MFD3 – AirCheck G2 V3.0 Announcement

At Mobility Field Day, Jonathan Davis got a first look at the updated 3.0 firmware for the AirCheck G2. This update adds a lot of important features to the wireless testing device, including better VLAN support, iPerf testing improvements, a better Location tool, and the ability to assign statuc IP addresses to the devices ethernet port. Overall Jonathan found the device to add some exciting capabilities to the wireless engineer’s toolkit.

LinkRunner G2 v2.0 Update

Jonathan Davis digs into some of the updates in the latest firmware for the LinkRunner G2, which he saw at Mobiltiy Field Day last week. Highlights include 802.3bt and injector support, improved VLAN information, and packet capture. One feature that wasn’t new but new to Jonathan, the LinkRunner G2 can charge from PoE!

MFD3 – Huge updates for AirCheck G2 and LinkRunner G2; then Netscout announces their sale

Jonathan Davis heard a bevy of updates from RUNECAST across most of their network diagnostic tool line. This included a deep dive into new features of the LinkRunner G2 v2.0 and AirCheck G2 v3.0 firmware. The features added were impressive, and Jonathan hopes to see updates for these solutions in a future Field Day presentation.

A Story of Three Companies

Jim Palmer wrote up a look at three different companies he saw at Mobiltiy Field Day last week, Arista Networks, Fortinet, and NETSCOUT’s. He looks at how each companies presentation impacted their messaging. From Arista trying to work in their acquisition of Mojo Networks into their broader portfolio, to Fortinet’s improved focus as a wireless company, and NETSCOUT’s divestment of their Handheld Network Test product line almost at the same time they were presenting to the delegates. Overall Jim got a little look at not just these company’s mobility solutions, but into the companies themselves.

Catching Up With NETSCOUT at MFD3, Big News, and “Body Fade” Explained

Lee Badman got to hear from NETSCOUT at Mobility Field Day last week. They announced a number of update to their network diagnostic tools, including updated firmware for the AirCheck G2 and LinkRunner G2, as well as a status update on the AirMagnet product line. He also goes into a deep dive about how to avoid body interference when using the AirCheck G2, which is important when you have Mr. Badman’s clearly sculpted physique.

Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld 2018 – My First TFD Event

This year John Marrone attended his seventh VMworld. What could have been a routine event was given a breath of fresh air, when John attended some Tech Field Day Extra presentations. It was his first experience as a delegate, and after getting used so some of the particular logistics of being a delegate, had a “awesome time”. Not only were the presentations engaging, John enjoyed talking and networking with his fellow delegates.

Mark Your Calendars: Mobility Field Day 3

In this video, Rowell Dionicio discusses coming back for his third Mobility Field Day. He discusses what he expects to hear from each of the presenters, including Arista, who recently acquired previous presenter Mojo Networks. There are a lot of new faces on the delegate side, and Rowell is looking forward to the discussions and perspectives that they will bring.

Management Frame Detection?

Samuel Clements considers the acronym MFD. What could be better than Management Frame Detection? Mobility Field Day of course! He’s heading out to the event later this month. In this post, he reviews the announced presenters and what he expects to hear about from each. Remember, you can follow along with all presentations during the event on our live stream, and engage with the conversation on Twitter using #MFD3.

What I’d Like to See at MFD3

Drew Lentz may not be at Mobility Field Day next month, but that hasn’t tempered his enthusiasm. He’ll be watching the live stream and following #MFD3 on Twitter. In this post, he looks at the presenting companies and watch he wants to see from each.

What is your netflow strategy?

Network flow data will only increase as network traffic grows within organizations. Nick Buraglio shares a review of various solutions on how to address and monitor flows, from Solarwinds, Splunk, Arbor, and more. In the end, his takeaway isn’t that one solution is inherently superior. Rather that there are a number of options for budgets and scale, so there’s no reason not to have something

NETSCOUT LinkRunner G2; Part 2, Hittin The Switches

In his continuing look at NETSCOUT’s LinkRunner G2, Mitch Dickey runs down some of the device’s native monitoring capabilities, specifically the AUTOTEST function. This provides a detailed overview that quickly gets essential network connection information to the network engineer.

NETSCOUT LinkRunner G2; Part 1, Nuts and Bolts

Mitch Dickey is no stranger to NETSCOUT, having seen them at Mobility Field Day earlier this year. In this post, he digs into their latest network analysis tool, the LinkRunner G2. A stablemate to the AirCheck G2, the Linkrunner features a full Android OS to provide a variety of hardware and software analysis tools for modern networks.

Running towards G2

Blake Krone got a good look at NETSCOUT’s AirCheck G2 at Mobility Field Day earlier this year. Now he’s taking a look at the company’s LinkRunner G2, a similar tool with a focus on wired network troubleshooting. One of the notable features, it includes a complete Android install on the device, meaning you can install apps to future extend its functionality.

NETSCOUT Rounds Out the G2 Line With Latest LinkRunner

Lee Badman shares his thoughts on the latest G2 lineup from NETSCOUT. This includes the AirCheck G2 which he saw at Mobility Field Day. Recently, he got to try out the LinkRunner G2 and Lee found he an invaluable tool for wiring environments and Ethernet switch networks.