I’ve been preaching the benefits of standardized and consistent testing for as long as I can remember.
If you are part of a team with multiple tools available, the first challenge you face is which tool to use in certain scenarios. Then the harder part – what tests and feature do I use? Better question; do you remember how you used it and the various settings you configured for that last report?
You might be a seasoned veteran and you know the various options of your favorite troubleshooting tool but what does the new guy do to get up to speed?
The same scenario can easily apply if you are a one man shop and haven't used a tool for a while and forget how you tested or configured that tool.
This is precisely why I favor tools where I can save my test criteria. In the past I have even showed you how I use batch files to ensure the tests are performed consistantly.
You haven’t missed something if you noticed that I haven’t mentioned saving your results. That’s an obvious feature and I havent seen a tool out there that cant save its test results. Lets face facts, if the test settings are incorrect, the results are irrelevant and not worth saving.
In this video I use Fluke Networks AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer to perform a site survey or validate an installation.