AirCheck G3 Pros

David-Prusynski - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Network Engineer at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
It is portable. It is rugged. It comes with a nice case. It has been dropped, but it doesn't break. I don't have a crack screen or anything like that. It has pretty good battery life.
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AS
RF Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
The ability to push data to Link-Live is really important. On the main screen, you can see all the system parameters, and then you can also go and see all the current systems that are operating. They all have different SSIDs or system identifiers, and you can see all SSIDs that are operating in a certain area. Being able to see that and being able to dive into each one and figure out what frequency it is operating under is valuable.
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Kevin Portsteffen - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr Technical Consultant at Bohnen IT GmbH
AirCheck G2 gives me an overview of which channels are used by the access points or who delivers the Wi-Fi, which gives me a clear picture of what's going on.
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AirCheck G3
December 2022
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reviewer1910559 - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
AirCheck made a lot of children and caregivers quite happy. While I might not have resolved everything, I have reduced the problems that we had every night. During the day, they would do visible checks and not always rely on the monitors, but every night, they had at least three or four of those alarms. I was able to reduce it to once or twice a week since those appliances are still limited in their wireless capability.
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Samuel Clements - PeerSpot reviewer
Engineering Director at Presidio Networked Solutions
The auto-test, channel scanner, packet capture, and Link-Live integration are all crucial features we use regularly. The wired cable tester is also indispensable. We frequently run into problems during cable testing that are hard to pin down. When tracking down a cable problem, you usually need to plug something into the cable and ensure the cable plant is reliable.
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ER
Sr. Telecommunications Engineer at County of Hillsborough
The one-button AutoTest feature is an amazing tool. It works well. It tells you whether or not you have shorts in your network, your PoE+ is running low on voltage, and shows you your link speed.
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EM
Division Network Engineer at a healthcare company with 201-500 employees
The AirMapper Site Survey on the AirCheck G2 is the most valuable feature. It is really nice to be able to upload the maps remotely to the website, and then have the analyst upload the results so we can review the data.
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KG
Network Engineer at HCA Healthcare
AirCheck has a feature that lets you play a tone so you can track down a rogue AP based on the RF signal. That's a cool feature. It can also help you identify interference like microwave ovens or Bluetooth devices. I also like the ability to link it to your online account. It sends a report via email and saves it on the cloud.
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Rene Ruiz - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Engineer with 1,001-5,000 employees
It has made our networking staff more productive. We spend less time because the device helps us by identifying the issue and providing a solution for the customer. Prior to not having this device, we would have to guess when an issue arose. Now, we don't have to guess. This can easily save us hours per call.
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AirCheck G3 Cons

David-Prusynski - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Network Engineer at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
It would be nice if I could import an AP list with a MAC address. When it looks at access points, it should tell me the AP name instead of the MAC address. When you get a MAC address, you could eventually find out where you want to go. However, a lot of times, if I just have an AP name, I know that's in this area or that's over there. I would like that function because AirMagnet, which is the precursor of this, had that ability where you could basically import a list of APs and MAC addresses, and then it could display those instead of just a MAC address.
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AS
RF Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
We use these out in the field, and because they're not allowed on our network, we usually have to have the person take them home and provide backhaul to them. In other words, they are not allowed through our firewalls to dump the data. So, we have to have them go to a separate wired network to dump the data. There could be an option to put an LTE and have a phone engine in it so that you can buy a SIM card for it and have it use cellular to download the data. That is something that would be nice to have. That's a little kink in this system right now. Other than using the Ethernet port to download data, it'd be nice if we could use either LTE or some other way to get the data that was collected by AirCheck G2 to our Link-Live portal.
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Kevin Portsteffen - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr Technical Consultant at Bohnen IT GmbH
A feature I would like to see is the ability to charge the device via a PoE outlet. Usually, I need to charge it at home. It would be good to leave the device plugged in and charging at a PoE source at the customer site after a quick look at the network when I have moved on to other tasks.
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reviewer1910559 - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would like them to modify the interface. The button to change profiles is fairly small. When you have interventions, it is not always possible to have a ballpoint pen or perfect precision touch with it, since sometimes you need to touch it quite a lot when your hands are very dirty. I would like a special pen that is compatible with that responsive screen. That would make it easier.
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Samuel Clements - PeerSpot reviewer
Engineering Director at Presidio Networked Solutions
NetAlly has been behind the curve on visualization, Wi-Fi design, and heat maps for a little while now. They're perfectly aware of this deficiency, but what they offer is good enough for a lot of people. It's not suitable for larger shops, but it works in a pinch. The AirMapper and subsequent AirMagnet integration is an afterthought.
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ER
Sr. Telecommunications Engineer at County of Hillsborough
The only thing that would be an improvement would be the ability to do MPO/MPT testing, which is another mode of fiber, along with more options on the SFP to do that testing.
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EM
Division Network Engineer at a healthcare company with 201-500 employees
The biggest improvement would be an easier upload over wireless to Link-Live. Currently, the device has to be patched into the Ethernet. The wireless upload has been giving us some issues.
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KG
Network Engineer at HCA Healthcare
It was hard to determine which AP was which because it only shows the MAC address. It'll also display the MAC address of the BSSID, so it looked like I had 12 APs in my house. If I have three access points and each is a dual-band with an SSID or BSSID for each radio, it comes out to about 12 APs. That's one of the bugs fixed in the latest firmware update, but it's only available if you have a NetAlly support contract.
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Rene Ruiz - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Engineer with 1,001-5,000 employees
If it was capable of downloading MIBs onto the device, then we could identify the manufacturer. Sometimes, when I am troubleshooting, there is a Mac address. For example, there is a rogue device and it just gives us a Mac address, which is fine. It gives us something, which is better than nothing. It would be nice if it was able to download a MIB where we could associate it with that Mac address and the manufacturer.
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Buyer's Guide
AirCheck G3
December 2022
Learn what your peers think about AirCheck G3. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: December 2022.
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