The Real-Time Wi-Fi Packet Analyzer

Capture packets, see packet events and live packet statistics with Tonic

WYSIWYG Packet Capture

WYSIWYG Packet Capture - What you see is what you get! Select a network, access point radio, or client, and watch as Tonic keeps you informed about what it’s captured. Data frames, ACKs, Authentication Frames - Tonic counts them all up in real time. You’ll never doubt that you captured an Association Request and Response, ever again.

If you see it, you've captured it!

Get into the Flow

Source? Destination? Transmitter?! Receiver?! When all you need is a quick view of what packet went where, Packet Flow has you covered. Simple arrows show who transmitted the 802.11 frame, and colorful labels show what kind of frame it was, so you can track Wi-Fi conversations more easily than ever before.

Packet Flow makes you wonder, “Why didn’t we always do it like this?!

Layer Up!

Unlock powerful Layer 1 spectrum analysis by plugging in a Wi-Spy DBx. Discover sources of non-Wi-Fi interference and measure Wi-Fi channel congestion from a raw RF perspective, and all in the same application that gives you powerful Layer 2 Airtime Utilization.

Don't have a Wi-Spy DBx? No problem - spectrum analysis in Tonic is totally optional.

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The Deep Dive into Spectrum Analysis

Discover and identify sources of non-Wi-Fi interference with Chanalyzer

Powerful Dual-Band Spectrum

Chanalyzer works with the Wi-Spy DBx, a powerful spectrum analyzer that measures Wi-Fi and non-Wi-Fi activity in both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. Wi-Spy can hear (and show you) anything that makes noise in the 2.4 and 5 GHz spectrum, enabling you to discover and identify non-Wi-Fi interference.

Chanalyzer also has a built-in Wi-Fi scanner too, so it leverages your laptop's built-in Wi-Fi adapter to scan for wireless neworks, which is great for correlating spectrum analysis data with Wi-Fi activity!

Record Intermittent Issues Over Time

Remember DVR's? So do we, and it turns out that they're super useful when it comes to spectrum analysis!

Use Chanalyzer's recording and playback feautres to quickly pause, rewind, and play back spectrum analysis and Wi-Fi scanning data. Dealing with intermittent interference? No problem - Chanalyzer's Waterfall Navigation makes scrubbing through hours of recording (just like skipping commercials), so you can find that interference needle in the haystack!

Note: Chanalyzer requires a Wi-Spy DBx to perform live spectrum analysis and recording. Be sure to grab one at checkout!

Powerful Visual Packet Analysis

Perform in-depth Wi-Fi protocol and performance analysis with Eye P.A.

Visualize Airtime Usage and Retry Rates

Eye P.A. turns packet analysis on it's head by visualizing Airtime Usage! Use Eye P.A.'s innovative "treepies" (multilayer pie charts) to see which networks, access points, and clients are consuming the most airtime. Quickly see top talkers, and which clients and AP's are repeating themselves and clogging up valuable airtime.

Eye P.A. also features powerful filters, so you can find the exact AP/client conversation that you're looking for, and filter down to the specific 802.11 frames that you're interested in. You can even export the results to Wireshark!

Simultaneous Multi-Channel Packet Capture

Connect up to 6 supported packet capture adapters to enable simultaneous, multi-channel packet captures! Multi-channel capture is critical when troubleshooting client roaming issues, especially when Voice ovecr Wi-Fi is involved. Collect packets without having to launch another program!

Note: Eye P.A. requires at least one supported packet capture adapter, so be sure to grab one at checkout! Eye P.A. will also open most Wi-Fi packet captures, if you bring your own. Ethernet PCAP files are not supported.

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What our customers say about us

“Tonic has fast become a must have tool for me. Can’t wait to see how this develops as it already gives me so much great data! It’s especially good for demonstrating how Wi-Fi works to clients.“

Dan Jones

Maven Consultancy

“In an industrial environment, you have to own your airspace, Chanalyzer helps me do just that.“

Scott McNeil

Senior Network Engineer at GPA

“Eye P.A. summarizes what is going on in a very flexible way. With a few clicks, you get incredible insights into what is going on over the air.”

Nigel Bowden

Mobility Consultant

Get MetaGeek Enterprise Suite

  • Capture packets, see packet events and live packet statistics with Tonic
  • Discover and identify sources of non-Wi-Fi interference with Chanalyzer
  • Perform in-depth Wi-Fi protocol and performance analysis with Eye P.A.