The free Meraki WiFi Stumbler tool brings scanning off the desktop and onto the Web, simplifying planning and troubleshooting for wireless deployments
SAN FRANCISCO — February 11, 2010 — Meraki, the cloud-based wireless networking company, has launched the Meraki WiFi Stumbler, a new free tool to assist IT departments in wireless administration. It is the first browser-based wireless scanner, allowing network administrators to test and troubleshoot their networks without having to download and install any software. Users can investigate wireless coverage and performance issues, detect rogue access points even when the SSID is hidden, and perform basic pre-deployment site surveys.
“Meraki’s vision is to make wireless network deployments as easy and foolproof as possible, and the Meraki WiFi Stumbler is an important part of achieving that goal,” said Greg Williams, product manager at Meraki. “There are a lot of performance and security improvements that organizations can easily make to their wireless networks if they have the right tools. The WiFi Stumbler makes these improvements simple and convenient, and we’re excited to provide it at no cost.”
Features of the Meraki WiFi Stumbler include:
- Rapid search and filtering of results
- Useful and intuitive visual displays
- Immediate results without installing any software packages
- Compatibility with both Windows and Mac OS X
- Offline Mode that works even when the browser is not connected to the Internet
The Meraki WiFi Stumbler is the newest offering in Meraki’s suite of complimentary tools, available along with Meraki’s free range, cost and coverage calculators at https://www.meraki.com.
Meraki offers enterprise-class wireless networks at a fraction of the cost and complexity of traditional networking vendors. This is made possible by its unique cloud-based technology. The company’s customers range from small and medium-sized businesses to global hotel chains and world-class educational institutions. Meraki wireless networks serve millions of users on over 14,000 networks in more than 130 countries. Meraki is located in San Francisco, California, and is funded in part by Sequoia Capital and Google. For more information, go to www.meraki.com or follow Meraki on Facebook and Twitter.