packet sniffer

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packet sniffer

(networking, tool)
A network monitoring tool that captures data packets and decodes them using built-in knowledge of common protocols. Sniffers are used to debug and monitor networking problems.
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AirDefense Mobile offers packet capturing for troubleshooting and equips administrators to scan by protocol, channel and service set identifier (SSID) as well as detect ad-hoc networks.
3A International will display the latest IEEE 1394 testing solutions including its FireWorks (TM) dP9000 Data Analyzer Series which provides packet capturing, flexible triggering, filtering, bandwidth analysis and other testing features.
In addition to top marks in these areas, the Century LAN Analyzer was rated high on packet capturing, packet filtering, packet decoding, traffic generation, and user interface.