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    Shawn Jackman (Jack) CWNE#54 is a personal friend and has been a mentor to me for many years.  I've had the pleasure and opportunity to work with Jack for 4 years. Jack is a great teacher who takes complex 802.11 standards and breaks them down so almost anyone can understand the concept at hand. I'm excited for you brother. Great job and job well done! Put another notch in the belt!

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Fluke AirCheck - Gestalt IT Wireless TechField Day

I would like to thank Fluke Networks for their participation in the Gestalt IT – Wireless Tech Field Day

Fluke Networks Presenters

Carolyn Carter
Paul Hittel


Fluke Networks presented their Aircheck product. The presentation covered a slide deck, live demonstration and hands on session with AirCheck.

Product Focus

I was pleasantly surprised by Fluke’s AirCheck offering. I will be first to tell you, when I think of Fluke Networks, I don’t think of wireless tools (outside of AirMagnet of course). Fluke is largely known for quality wired side handheld tools.

Fluke AirCheck is a dedicated WiFi handheld analyzer. It is extremely lightweight and gives you the typical “Fluke feel”. Fluke positions the AirCheck product as an entry WiFi handheld analyzer. Fluke designed AirCheck with one thing in mind “Keep it simple”!


  • Dedicated, handheld 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless network tester with instant-on technology
  • Rapidly perform a wireless discovery to fully assess your current wireless security settings and network availability
  • See wireless network utilization by channel and quickly determine if it is 802.11 traffic or non-802.11 interference
  • Robust and in-depth WLAN connection tests - from probing to DHCP request to ping
  • Quickly identify and locate wireless access points whether authorized or rogue
  • Fully document your troubleshooting session thus enabling fast trouble ticket resolution or problem escalation



I was very impressed with Fluke’s AirCheck. Within seconds of turning it on, you’re analyzing a wireless network! I haven’t seen anything as fast as the Fluke AirCheck since Air Magnet’s (iPaq) version. AirCheck has a lot of cool features, which are all designed with the with the idea of  ‘keeping it simple’ . So simple in fact a ‘Rocky’ could use them! (Inside joke).




What you will see on the Fluke AirCheck:

List Wireless Networks

List Access Points

Channel Usage

Channel Usage Details

Access Control Settings

Locate Access Points

Access Point Details


List Probing Clients

You can quickly move through the menu options in real time with no delay.What you won't find on the Fluke AirCheck is packet analysis. Frankly, AirCheck wasn’t designed for that level of analysis.

Keeping it real

There is a price to be paid to have this technology in your bag and its not inexpensive. These babies retail for $1,999 dollars. There are of course less expensive WiFi analyzers. The value proposition for the Fluke AirCheck is six letters SIMPLE. Get an AirCheck in your hands and you can see the instant value for yourself.

With all things being said, AirCheck is a good product. If you are a network generalist, wired engineer or even a veteran wireless engineer looking to get an easy to use WiFi network analyzer you should consider Fluke Networks AirCheck.

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