C1 WLAN 802.11ac Wave-2 Appliance

Wi-Fi 5 performance, functional testing with multi-client emulation, for both Ethernet, Wi-Fi.
  • Multi-client WLAN network testing
  • AP personal and enterprise security testing
  • AP interwork testing with different IEEE 802.11 mode clients
  • Association and timing testing under various authentications
  • Benchmark or baseline testing for UDP and TCP throughput
  • RFC-style testing originating from WLAN clients across APs through the WLAN RF interface
  • Maximum client support, throughput vs packet size, throughput vs client numbers, etc.
  • Inter-AP Roaming testing
  • Rate vs range testing

Spirent TestCenter supports the highest performing and most realistic wireless local area network (WLAN) multi-client emulation for direct functionality and performance testing of Access Points (APs) and end-to-end testing of WLAN ecosystems that include WLAN access controllers, and gateways.

Spirent TestCenter C1 WLAN Appliance in a compact and 2U desktop appliance form factor combines Spirent industry-leading IEEE 802.11 WLAN interface cards with Spirent BASE-T 2.5G/5G Ethernet card. Users can emulate a large number of realistic 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WLAN clients to connect with an access point via a cabled conductive or over-the-air (OTA) link. Basic WLAN control plane and data plane features along with the advanced RFC style network traffic and throughput performance test cases are supported over the WLAN network involving the emulated clients and the APs under test.

The WLAN interfaces installed in C1 Appliance offered consist of multiple IEEE 802.11 radios and provide the maximum user configurability and flexibility to emulate various IEEE 802.11 WLAN clients. It supports the latest 802.11ac Wave-2 clients in either SU- MIMO or MU-MIMO mode on 5GHz band. It also emulates legacy 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac clients on 2.4GHz and 802.11 a/n/ac clients on 5GHz band. A single Wave-2 WLAN radio supports 802.11ac Wave-2 clients with different spatial stream configurations up to 4×4 for the best realistic client emulation scenarios in either SU-MIMO or MU-MIMO mode. Designed for testing WLAN network infrastructure devices, including the latest 802.11ac Wave-2 carrier or enterprise thin APs with controllers, consumer APs, and integrated broadband WLAN gateway, Spirent TestCenter WLAN solutions offer the best in class traffic generation and analysis for testing functionality, performance, and scalability.

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