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Beetle 802.11b Installer

 

Beetle Wi-Fi 802.11b Installer

 

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Beetle™ is a handheld, low-cost wireless receiver designed specifically for installing and maintaining Local Area Networks. The instrument measures coverage of direct sequence CDMA IEEE 802.11b networks. Beetle™measures and displays signal strength of ALL APs (Access Points) on ALL 14 DSSS channels as well as PERs (Packet Error Rates), SSID and WEP encryption detection. Beetle™ detects and differentiates from narrow-band interferences such as microwave ovens and frequency hopping systems and features a built-in display, menu navigation keypad and removable, rechargeable batteries for true portability.

Berkeley’s Beetle has expanded functionality to allow for antenna alignment of many point to multi-point solutions including Proxim’s Tsunami MP.11™ 802.11b base station and subscriber unit. All Beetle 802.11b Receivers now ship with ship with updated hardware and software for surveying and optimizing STAs (Client Cards) as well as Access Points. Simply connect the desired antenna to your Beetle using the provided cable connector, verify your MAC address and adjust your antenna positioning and / or distance using Beetle’s 802.11b RSSI screens.

Download Beetle data sheet

Download Beetle manual in the Technical Support section

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Features
  • Measure coverage for direct sequence (DSSS) wireless networks (wideband IF 22 MHz)
  • Measures power output from base stations or STAs (with in-line attenuation)
  • Captures ALL MAC addresses on all 14 channels
  • Measures correlated signal strength using a custom, calibrated reciever
  • Low-cost instrument that any field technician can afford
  • Measures Packet Error Rate for base stations or client cards
  • WEP security encryption detection
  • SSID identification
  • Removable rechargeable batteries included (4 AA Ni-MH)
  • Light-weight, portable and rugged design ideal for realtime network analysis
  • Built-in 128 x 64 Graphic backlit LCD with simple menu interface and navigation
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Specifications
FREQUENCY SUPPORT:
ISM 2.400-2.485 Ghz
RF SPECIFICATIONS:  
RF Sensitivity (Wide Band) -20 to -90 dBm
RSSI Measurements (Narrow Band) -30 to -90 dBm @ 100 kHz resolution bandwidth
Tuning Increments Tunes 11 channels (US/ Canada), 14 channels (EU)
CORRELATED POWER MEASUREMENTS: RATIO
Total Channel Power Measurement -20 dBm : -90 dBm
GENERAL RECEIVER SPECIFICATIONS:  
IF Bandwidth Wideband 22 MHz
Stability + 2.5 PPM Temp ranges 32 to 120 degrees
Antenna SMA Female 50 ohm
Power Internal battery power (4 AA Ni-MH)
Weight 3 Lbs.
Dimensions 2" H x 4" W x 8 " L (water resistant, high-impact ABS plastic case)
Runtime > 5 hours
Recharge Time < 1 hour
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES:  
OPTIONAL DIRECTION FINDING ANTENNA :  
Frequency 2300-2600 MHz
Gain 9 dBi
Bandwidth @ 2:1 SWR 200 MHz or better
Impedence 50 Ohm nominal
Beamwidth 75 degree vertical, 65 degree horizontal
Front-to-Back Ratio 22 dB or better
Material Powder-coated aluminum, ABS plastic radome
Weight 1 Lb.
Connector SMA attached at rear of antenna
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Frequencies
  • 2.401-2.483 GHz
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Options

2.4 GHz DF Antenna

2.4 GHz Directional Corner Reflector

9 dBi gain

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FAQs

Does the Beetle offer storage for post-processing of data?

No. Beetle is a simple and cost effective tool for sweeping potential wireless network spaces and optimizing existing networks.

Does Beetle work with frequency-hopping (802.11 FHSS) networks?

While Beetle is designed to scan for DSSS APs, it is effective in troubleshooting interference originating with microwaves, frequency-hoppers and other 2.4 GHz sources.

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