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Beetle 802.11a Wi-Fi Installer

 

Beetle Wi-Fi 802.11a Installer

 

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Beetle802.11a is a handheld, low-cost wireless instrument designed specifically for installing and maintaining 802.11a Wi-Fi networks. The calibrated receiver measures a wide range of RF spectrum from 5.150 GHz through 5.825 GHz (low, middle and upper U-NII band). Beetle measures and demodulates beacon packets from any 802.11a OFDM access point providing stats like MAC, SSID and signal strength as well as WEP encryption status. Beetle's frequency range makes it ideal for wireless IT network technicians looking to install, verify, optimize and even align their 5.8 GHz antennae for point-to-point, point-to-multipoint and network backhaul. Beetle is a passive, wireless tester so that users may study all nearby 802.11a networks "invisibly" and accurately for true wireless measurements and features a built-in display with keypad button interface for portable, PC-independent operation anywhere.

 

Download Beetle 802.11a data sheet

Download Beetle 802.11a manual in the Technical Support section

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Features
  • Numerical and graphical RSSI - perfect for WISP antenna alignment
  • Tests ALL 802.11a 5 GHz APs, bridges or ad-hoc client cards on or off your network
  • Calibrated reciever measures and reports RSSI, MAC, SSID & WEP
  • Low-cost instrument that any field technician can afford
  • Light-weight, portable and rugged design ideal for realtime network analysis
  • Removable battery power (4 AA Ni-MH cells with 4 extra batteries & charger included)
  • Built-in LCD and keypad navigation for PC-free operation
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Specifications
FREQUENCY SUPPORT:
5.150-5.250 GHz U-NII Lower Band
5.250-5.350 GHz U-NII Middle Band
5.500-5.700 GHz U-NII Upper Middle Band
5.725-5.825 GHz U-NII Upper Band
RF SPECIFICATIONS:  
RF Sensitivity (Wide Band) -20 to -80 dBm
Tuning Increments Tunes all 12 OFDM channels (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 149, 153, 157, 161)
CORRELATED POWER MEASUREMENTS: RATIO
Total Channel Power Measurement -20 dBm : -80 dBm
GENERAL RECEIVER SPECIFICATIONS:  
IF Bandwidth Wideband 20 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
ACCESSORIES:  
OPTIONAL DIRECTION FINDING ANTENNA :  
Frequency 5.150-5.350 MHz
Gain 5 dBi
VSWR <2 : 1
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
  • 5.150-5.250 GHz
  • 5.250-5.350 GHz
  • 5.500-5.700 GHz
  • 5.725-5.825 GHz
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Options

5 GHz DF Antenna

5 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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