SOURCE: Xirrus


August 31, 2016 08:25 ET

Xirrus Launches New Generation of Free Network Performance Tool

Wi-Fi Inspector 2.0 Manages and Troubleshoots 802.11ac Wave 1 and 2 Wi-Fi Networks on Windows and Mac Operating Systems

THOUSAND OAKS, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 31, 2016) - Xirrus, the leading provider of next generation, cloud-enabled Wi-Fi networks, today announced the launch of Wi-Fi Inspector 2.0, a free downloadable application that quickly and easily provides visibility into Wi-Fi networks. Wi-Fi Inspector 2.0, available now to users on devices running Windows or Mac OS, supports the latest 802.11ac Wave 1 and Wave 2 standards. The tool provides both IT and end users a painless way to manage and troubleshoot Wi-Fi networks. Users can search for Wi-Fi networks, troubleshoot connections, verify Wi-Fi coverage, detect rogue access points (APs) and more -- all at no cost.

Wi-Fi Inspector 1.0 reached over one million downloads, rapidly becoming the standard for organizations across the globe to quickly and easily gain visibility into their networks. After experiencing momentous traction, Xirrus developed Wi-Fi Inspector 2.0 to enhance its feature set and broaden its user base. Key applications of Wi-Fi Inspector 2.0 include:

  • Search for Wi-Fi networks
  • Troubleshoot Wi-Fi connectivity issues remotely
  • Verify Wi-Fi coverage and conduct a site survey
  • Control a laptop Wi-Fi connection
  • Detect and locate Wi-Fi devices and APs including rogue, unauthorized APs
  • Verify and monitor network quality and performance
  • Determine AP placement in network planning

"Today, people rely on Wi-Fi connectivity regardless of their location. Network administrators and IT departments benefit from tools that test and verify network performance. As a testament to its usefulness, our previous Wi-Fi Inspector version was downloaded over one million times since we first introduced it," said Bruce Miller, VP of product marketing, Xirrus. "Now, we are introducing Wi-Fi Inspector 2.0, which supports the latest Mac OS and Windows platforms, to continue to provide valuable Wi-Fi insights to network admins and users around the world."

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About Xirrus, Inc.
Xirrus is the leading provider of next generation Wi-Fi networks. Xirrus solutions perform under the most demanding circumstances, offering consistent "wired-like" performance with superior coverage and security. The Xirrus suite of Wi-Fi solutions -- high density access points, access points and cloud services -- provide seamless connectivity and unified management across the network. Xirrus provides a vital strategic business and IT infrastructure advantage to industries that depend on wireless to operate business-critical applications. With tens of thousands of customer solutions deployed globally, Xirrus maintains operations and partnerships across the globe and is a privately held company, headquartered in Thousand Oaks, CA. For more information, please visit: and follow us on Twitter: @Xirrus.