SSID Hopping Boosts Wi-Fi Monitoring Capabilities

NetBeez’s release of version 1.5 of its sensor-based network performance monitoring solution introduces a feature called service set identifier (SSID) hopping. The feature enables a NetBeez sensor to monitor many Wi-Fi networks by sequentially connecting to up to four SSIDs. For each SSID in a hopping group, the sensor verifies Wi-Fi authentication, network connectivity, and Internet performance.


As per Tech, “An SSID is a unique ID that consists of 32 characters and is used for naming wireless networks. When multiple wireless networks overlap in a certain location, SSIDs make sure that data gets sent to the correct destination. The SSID is different than the name that is assigned to a wireless router.”

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NetBeez elaborates, “SSID hopping enables a wireless monitoring sensor to sequentially test different Wi-Fi networks in a round robin fashion. This strategy is very useful when you don’t want to deploy a dedicated sensor for each network available at one location. With the proper configuration, the same sensor will continuously cycle through multiple SSIDs.”


The 1.5 release is available now. For more details, visit the product page and/or peruse the datasheet.

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