802.11 WLAN AP and Device Testing for Wi-Fi 6

Spirent TestCenter supports the highest performing and most realistic IEEE 802.11 wireless local area network (WLAN) multi-client emulation for direct functionality and performance testing of Access Points (APs) and user device with the latest 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) support.

Features & Benefits

Support for N4U/N11U chassis
Utilize Spirent in-chassis Ethernet test modules and latest WLAN 802.11ax test modules together for emulating a very large number of realistic WLAN clients with traffic generation and analysis with customizable hardware configurations.
Support for C1/C50 Appliances
Interoperates with multiple chipset vendors-based WLAN AP products. Best in class realistic traffic generation and analysis between WLAN and Ethernet clients or just amongst WLAN clients with WLAN APs involved and capable of providing multiple traffic flows per client with each flow offering stateful traffic at Layers 2 through 7.
Support AP Emulation for Device Testing
Multiple Spirent TestCenter WLAN platforms available to emulate multiple access points (APs) with realistic 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax WLAN interface to support from legacy IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac to the latest IEEE 802.11ax standard.
Ease of Use
Ease of Use Use Spirent TestCenter to conduct performance testing for emulating a very large number of realistic WLAN clients with traffic generation and analysis. Best in class traffic generation and analysis for testing functionality, performance, and scalability.
802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) Support
  • Support latest IEEE 802.11ax standard
  • Support various channel bandwidth and MIMO configurations up to 8x8
  • Support latest 802.11ax features (e.g. MCS10/11, OFDMA, MU-MIMO, etc.)
  • Support advanced features such as DFS testing, band steering, inter-AP roaming, airtime fairness

Accelerating Development and Deployment of Wi-Fi 6

Spirent delivers the world’s first fully integrated 802.11ax and 2.5/5Gbps Ethernet testing solution to accelerate the development and deployment of Wi-Fi 6 technology.

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Conducting Multi-AP Performance Testing with Spirent TestCenter WLAN

This solution brief explains how to test the throughput performance of a multi-AP system using Spirent TestCenter including the focus on features such as reliable inter-AP Wi-Fi RF connections, maximum throughput, Band Steering and client steering. Starting with some basic information needed to understand multi-AP networking technology and design, this paper will then detail how to setup test beds to validate the throughput performance gain from various multi-AP networking configurations.

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Understanding How to Test 802.11ac Wave-2 MU-MIMO with Spirent TestCenter WLAN

Learn how to test the Wave 2 features and how to use the Spirent TestCenter WLAN solutions in a lab setup. Learn how to test access points (APs) on the new Wave 2 offerings with a focus on a feature called multiuser multiple input, multiple output (MU-MIMO).  Download the white paper to learn more.

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Wireless LAN

Spirent C1 Wi-Fi
802.11ac Wave-2 Support

Spirent C1 WiFi

The C1 Wi-Fi extends the C1 capabilities to cover Wi-Fi performance and functional testing with multi-client emulation, enabling you to test smarter and optimize your investments in both Ethernet networking and Wi-Fi.

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Spirent C50 Wi-Fi
802.11ac Wave-2 Support

Spirent C50 Wi-Fi 902.11ac Wave 2 Module

The C50 Wi-Fi delivers the highest performance per dollar for both Layer 2–7 and Wi-Fi including 802.11ac Wave-2 testing in a compact 3U appliance form factor.

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Spirent C50 Wi-Fi 802.11ac
Wave-2 and DFS Support

C50 Wi-Fi 902.11ac Wave-2 and DFS Support Chassis

This version of C50 Wi-Fi delivers 802.11ac Wave-2 testing fully integrated with Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) radar signal emulation support in a compact 3U form factor.

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WLAN AP Emulation
for Device Testing

WLAN AP Emulation graphic

Spirent TestCenter WLAN platforms are available to emulate multiple access points with realistic 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WLAN interface to support from legacy IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n to the latest IEEE 802.11ac Wave-2 standard.

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Spirent C50 Wi-Fi 802.11ax WLAN and DFS Support

C50-WiFi-11AX

Latest version of C50 Wi-Fi delivers 802.11ax WLAN testing fully integrated with radar signal emulation and DFS support in a compact 3U form factor.

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FX2 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Test Module

Two port Wi-Fi test module with multi-client emulation to support 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac on either 2.4GHz or 5GHz frequency

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FX2 802.11 ac Wave-2
Test Module

Two-port Wi-Fi test module supporting 802.11 a/n/ac WAVE-2 multi-client emulation and testing


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MX2 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wave-2 Test Module

Two-port Wi-Fi test module supporting 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wave-2 testing with Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) radar signal emulation support

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MX2 802.11AX WLAN TEST MODULE

Two-port Wi-Fi test module supporting 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax WLAN testing with radar signal emulation and DFS support.

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Validating 802.11AC Wave-2

The relevant stakeholders who invested in IEEE 802.11ac Wave 2 products are now eager to know, what exactly do these Wave 2 enhancements do, and how do we prove the Wave2 performance gain. Designed for testing WLAN network infrastructure devices, including carrier or enterprise thin APs with controllers, consumer APs, and integrated broadband WLAN gateway, the Spirent TestCenter WLAN solution offers the best-in class-traffic generation and analysis for testing functionality, performance, and scalability with the best realistic client emulation scenario sin either SU-MIMO or MU-MIMO.

Wave2AP client

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