Merging Captures from Multiple Wifi Radio Interfaces

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Today’s Wireless Access Points have multiple radio interfaces (for the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz ranges) that can both host Wifi clients. What if you want to see capture data from both? Aerohive’s HiveManagerNG lets you capture on both of these interfaces at the same time. This makes two different captures, but with CloudShark’s Merge feature you can put them together and view all of the packets going through your AP at once.

After capturing in HiveManager, select both of the captures in the capture list and click “Merge”. You’ll see a preview graph of the two captures and what will be merged. Be sure that “remove duplicate packets” is checked.

With all of your packets in one place, your Wifi troubleshooting will be even easier.

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