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Signal quality has a large impact on Wi-Fi performance. Since 2.11.0 of the ByteBlower Server, ByteBlower API and the Wireless Endpoint, it is now possible to map the RSSI, WiFi channel and the BSSID on your throughput! Watch it here in action [https://v...
By default the XRA-31 system will use DHCP to get its management IP. In some lab-environments this is not wanted. This page explains you how you can configure a fixed IP on the management interface. All this configuration is done by using the Wicd tool o...
There are three methods to obtain the management IP address of an XRA-31 system: Either using the graphical UI of Wicd, using wicd-cli or using the ip command line tool. Are you looking to configure a fixed IP address or change the network configuration?...
2.11.4 (2020-02-20) FIXES * Fixed a bug which used unicast addresses in the DHCP requests. This could confuse some bridging devices which dropped the requests. MISC * To help our support engineers, we now add the server and meetingpoint version to...
BYTEBLOWER API 2.11.2 (2020-02-11) DOWNLOAD You can download the latest version at https://setup.byteblower.com/software.html. ENHANCEMENTS * Added the possibility to configure the BROADCAST/UNICAST DHCP flag.  The ByteBlower Port will use this in t...
If you have a big project to run but one of the devices under test isn't connected or will fail to initialize (DHCP,ARP,etc.. ) then we have an option to let the test continue. With this option you will not be forced to either fix the device nor edit your...
On new devices you might encounter something like the screenshot below: your new Wireless Endpoint is not supported yet. WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH THOSE DEVICES? With caution, almost everything; the disclaimer is only text. The disclaimer means we didn't ha...
A ByteBlower has 2 or more traffic interfaces on the Server. They are located on the back of the server and marked with a T _(TRUNKING) _or a NT _(NON-TRUNKING)_. When you receive your system, it is pre-configured. This article explains how to configure ...
Latency is the time a packet takes to travel from source to destination. Hence, seeing negative latency values in the report is always a surprise, it's as if packets arrived even before they were sent! The figure below is one such an example. This article...
The Wireless Endpoint is available for several operating systems. Not all of them expose the same Wi-Fi statics. The table below lists which value is available on the system. OPERATING SYSTEM SSID BSSID RSSI CHANNEL NUMBER TX RATE A...
INTRODUCTION When you are testing your device with ByteBlower, you sometimes like to have a pcap-capture of the data for debugging purpose. With the ByteBlower API we can easly capture that network traffic and present it to you as a pcap-file. This featu...
2.6.0 NEW FEATURES: * Support for MacOS Catalina * Cheat mode is no longer required to open config files with eSafe TLVs BUGFIXES: * Fixed an issue where negative MIB value numbers were converted to their 2-complement positive number * Fixed ...
This article is intended for debugging a ByteBlower 1300. Only when the ByteBlower debug log contains the line below should you go through the steps below, preferably after contacting the support.byteblower@excentis.com.  > STOPPED BYTEBLOWER DUE TO: NO ...
This article is a short guide on how to create an RFC-2544 test with the ByteBlower GUI. This test estimates the throughput of your network. The main advantage is that you have proper control over a number of parameters. The drawback is that RFC-2544 test...
2.10.8 (2019-08-29) ENHANCEMENT * Add support for ByteBlower 3200 Gen2 2.10.6 (2019-08-14) FIXES * Unintended traffic on the management interface TCP port 9002 could cause the ByteBlower daemon to stop. We've made it robust against these packets ...
The Byteblower GUI generates several types of reports. The HTML and PDF reports from the ByteBlower GUI are limited by size of the test-run. On this page you'll a guideline to how large your tests can grow. This is a limitation by the graphing of the resu...
Using Acrobat reader XI, you can get an error message saying there is an error displaying a page. Installing Acrobat reader DC solves this.
At times you find yourself repetitively tweaking the speed of a Frame Blasting flow: a little bit faster has too much loss, slightly slower results in no loss, slightly faster again...  This is time consuming and a perfect case for the Throughput wizard. ...
This article describes the behavior of the NATDiscovery in the ByteBlower GUI. The text intends to answer technical questions. For a step-by-step guide on how to use NATDiscovery we have an article in the examples section [https://support.excentis.com/ind...
This article explains the situation where a server is asked to generate more traffic than available by its hardware. There are a number of ways this can happen, but the response is always the same. We'll first explain the reason and next delve into the ca...
This API release includes the beta release of the Python code. You find an introduction to the Python API in this howto [https://support.excentis.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/152/27/using-the-byteblower-python-api]. The full change-log is f...
If you run into trouble with the ByteBlower GUI you can contact our support ( support.byteblower@excentis.com ). It is best to add as much info to so we can asses directly what the problem is and help you further. The relevant info is * ByteBlower proj...
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