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 C50 WLAN Appliance combines Spirent’s industry-leading IEEE 802.11 WLAN interface cards with a Spirent BASE-T 2.5G/5G Ethernet card in a compact 3U appliance form factor. 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 the C50 Appliance consist of multiple IEEE 802.11 radios and provide the maximum user configurability and flexibility to emulate various IEEE 802.11ac SU-MIMO or MU-MIMO clients on 5GHz band and other legacy 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac clients on either 2.4GHz or 5GHz band. A single 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.