Sydney Wireless

April 7, 2004

BVS Releases Yellowjacket 802.11b/g Wi-Fi Test Receiver

Filed under: Field Testing — evilbunny @ 4:59 am

METUCHEN, New Jersey. — March 23, 2004 — Berkeley Varitronics Systems, Inc., the leader in 802.11 Wi-Fi propagation analysis test equipment, has released the latest innovation it its Yellowjacket 802.11b/a/g family.

Yellowjacket System
Yellowjacket 802.11b/g is a calibrated wireless receiver system that interfaces with HP�s iPAQ PocketPC in sweeping, analyzing and optimizing 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi Networks such as Apple’s Airport Extreme base stations. The receiver measures all 14 OFDM/DSSS network channels for instant analysis of any access point�s MAC, SSID and RSSI signal levels on or off any 802.11b/g WISP or Hotspot.

RF Propagation Analysis
Yellowjacket has the distinction of being the only true RF spectrum protocol analysis and direction finding tool accurate to within 1 dB all in the palm of your hand. Berkeley�s calibrated receiver sweeps and measures all RF energy in the 2.4 GHz range as well as on each of the 14 OFDM/DSSS channels for detailed network inspection of any nearby 802.11b/g APs or STAs. Yellowjacket is a passive, network independent device with the ability to see the �whole picture� as well as pinpointing channel interference and hackers that plague so many 802.11b/g WISPs and Hotspots.

Wi-Fi Security
Yellowjacket automatically generates MAC authorization lists to detect and flag any AP or STA as friendly or suspect. WEP encryption is also detected and indicated for all APs/STAs.

Direction Finding & Indoor Mapping Options
Yellowjacket includes options for a DF Antenna to pinpoint W-LAN hackers and 2.4 GHz sources of interference. Yellowjacket also supports Bird�s Eye Indoor/Outdoor Mapping Software that maps 802.11g & 802.11b coverage. No GPS required.

Yellowjacket pricing available with our without iPAQ PocketPC upon request. Available now.

December 3, 2003

Berkeley Releases Wi-Fi Network Security Monitoring System

Filed under: Field Testing — evilbunny @ 7:55 pm

METUCHEN, New Jersey. — December 2, 2003 — BVS introduces Firefly, a Wi-Fi Security Monitoring System over the Internet for 802.11, a, b and Bluetooth W-LANs.

Firefly is a sophisticated 802.11 Wi-Fi analyzer that helps IT managers maintain network throughput and security by recognizing and identifying abnormalities in 802.11, a, b and Bluetooth network traffic. Firefly�s core application software creates relational databases of information about a wireless network of remotely configurable Fireflies with each Firefly containing up to 10 calibrated receiver modules. This configuration allows users to collect vital WLAN parameters such as MAC, SSID, RSSI, PER and WEP and then identify and locate failed authentication attempts and measures channel usage. Optional D-Fly (Direction Finding) antenna scans all channels and/or rests on one channel to remotely survey and protect your WLAN�s perimeter. A motorized DF antenna spins around in progressive steps hunting for specific or any APs (friendly or foreign as defined by the user). IT security teams have access to Firefly�s database core via the Internet for extended monitoring of traffic patterns and real-time Wi-Fi network data. Firefly gives users WLAN traffic security profiles for the most comprehensive network footprint.

Firefly is being unveiled at the Wi-Fi Planet Show in San Jose, CA at booth 518 (December 2-5).

December 3, 2002

Bendigo Wireless Net Inc First AP

Filed under: Field Testing — evilbunny @ 6:44 pm

Bendigo Wireless Net Inc will be running the first major AP as of the 11/1/03 the AP will be set up on the KLFM tower in Kangaroo Flat and will be avalible for user testing in the weeks to follow. Plans have also been made for AP’s to be set up in the first 1/4 2003. For more info go to Bendigo Wireless.Net

July 8, 2002

Field Day 6 Wrap Up

Filed under: Field Testing — evilbunny @ 1:54 pm

Well, Field Day 6 has come and gone. It was a bit interrupted at the start as there was issues outside my control which forced me to be late so not everything was set up for 11 when everyone was meant to be there. My apologies for this.

Max. Attendance was ~ 40 people. (some people came and went however).

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July 2, 2002

REVIEW: Netgear HE102 802.11a AP

Filed under: Field Testing — evilbunny @ 1:23 pm

By Joseph Moran

After a couple of years of propagation, 802.11b-compliant routers, access points, and network cards are plentiful, reliable, and cheap. So why in the Wide, Wide, World of Wireless would you want to consider buying 802.11a equipment? Here are some reasons: increased bandwidth (54Mbps), a higher frequency range less susceptible to interference from microwaves and cordless phones, and you can use 802.11a products along side older 802.11b equipment because of that fact.

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March 30, 2002

Field Day #4

Filed under: Field Testing — evilbunny @ 10:52 am

It’s a bit cloudy, but dry……looks like it SHOULD stay that way, so it looks like FD4 is on.

: )

See u there @ 1pm!

March 29, 2002

Field Day #4 - Reminder

Filed under: Field Testing — evilbunny @ 2:20 pm

Well just a quick reminder of what the go is.

The date: Saturday 30th March (yet again, usual weather thing will decide, fall back day will not be Sunday due to it being Easter Weekend)
The time: 1pm -> later
The location: Glenhaven Reserve, Glenhaven Road, Glenhaven
(go to where is, type in Glenhaven Road, Glenhaven, NSW and it should put you right over it)

It’s between Glenhaven Primary and Glenhaven Community Centre.

There will be a BBQ and munchies drinks etc available, if everyone can please bring $5 to put in to cover these costs.

What to bring?

Any antenna/cards/laptops etc you have.

This is basically an “antenna shootout” day.

We are looking to compare all the different kinds of antenna (homebrew, professional) and modifications done to Galaxies etc.
There will be a base test machine which has converters to N-Type and RP TNC available, if your antenna has anything but these connectors, can you please also bring them along.

The distance of the link is ~ 6.8K’s.

March 21, 2002

Field Day #4 - Reminder

Filed under: Field Testing — evilbunny @ 5:36 pm

Well, it’s a week and a bit till field day 4, and this is just a quick
reminder of what the go is.

The date: Saturday 30th March (yet again, usual weather thing will decide, fall back day will not be Sunday due to it being Easter Weekend)
The time: 1pm -> later
The location: Glenhaven Reserve, Glenhaven Road, Glenhaven
(go to where is, type in Glenhaven Road, Glenhaven, NSW and it should put you right over it)

It’s between Glenhaven Primary and Glenhaven Community Centre.

There will be a BBQ and munchies drinks etc available, if everyone can please bring $5 to put in to cover these costs.

What to bring?

Any antenna/cards/laptops etc you have.

This is basically an “antenna shootout” day.

We are looking to compare all the different kinds of antenna (homebrew, professional) and modifications done to Galaxies etc.
There will be a base test machine which has converters to N-Type and RP TNC available, if your antenna has anything but these connectors, can you please also bring them along.

The distance of the link is ~ 6.8K’s.

March 17, 2002

A little antenna testing…

Filed under: Field Testing — evilbunny @ 4:44 am

I was just testing different antenna I have here, both commercial and home made there results without more antenna of known values is a little difficult to judge but the link was stable and the numbers weren’t fluctuating at all.
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March 8, 2002

Antenna Test Day

Filed under: Field Testing — evilbunny @ 6:17 pm

So, tentative date/time/location for Antenna testing day.

The date: Saturday 30th March (yet again, usual weather thing will decide)
The time: 1pm -> later
The location: Glenhaven Reserve, Glenhaven Road, Glenhaven (go to whereis.com.au, type in Glenhaven Road, Glenhaven, NSW and it should put you right over it). It’s between Glenhaven Primary and Glenhaven Community Centre. If you turn down Hyde Ave, and park down near the bottom of the field it’ll save us carrying everything from the shopping centre carpark accross the field.

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