Intelligraphics.com Intelligraphics Introduces Its Most Advanced IGX Bloodhound 802.11ac Sniffer/Injector For Qualcomm QCA6174/QCA9378

The IGX Bloodhound 802.11ac Sniffer/Injector for Qualcomm’s  QCA 6174/QCA9378  provides the highest performance, most in depth data todays’ Wi-Fi installations need by enabling precise control of the wireless network utilizing advanced provisions for debugging and continuous monitoring and injection capabilities.

Intelligraphics’ newest 802.11ac technology delivers a three-fold increase in performance by doubling channel bandwidth to 80 MHz, the addition of a more efficient encoding technique to improve signal quality below 6-GHz carrier frequency operation (excluding 2.4-GHz operation) while ensuring backward compatibility and coexistence with legacy IEEE 802.11 devices in the 5-GHz band. The Advanced Bloodhound was designed for an X-86 platform using Linux Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS connected by a USB 3.0 interface and features a single Wi-Fi driver that can either act as a Wi-Fi sniffer/injector, or as a regular Wi-Fi driver.

This 802.11 ac based sniffer/injector allows law enforcement agencies to target and proactively surveil Wi-Fi communications in real-time so they can make informed decisions, both remotely and at the mission location. Agencies can more effectively identify and evaluate threats, prevent casualties, and protect critical infrastructure.  The addition of flow analysis can be combined with data analytics to enhance the ability of retailers, mall operators, entertainment, public transportation, and healthcare facilities to better understand how people enter, interact, move through physical spaces as well as improve their security.

Sniffer Supported Features

  • Both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands
  • All standard Wi-Fi channels in both bands
  • An added IGX Sniffer API library to configure and control sniffer operations
  • PCAP support for offline analysis
  • Live capture of packets on monitor interface using Wireshark
  • Radio tap provides per-packet information on captured frames
  • 20MHz, 40MHz and 80MHz channel bandwidth (11ac)
  • Packet filtering for reducing host-target load
    1. Packet filtering at Type level
      • Management packets
      • Data packets
      • Control packets
    2. Packet filtering based on MAC addresses
      • Source MAC
      • Destination MAC
      • BSSID
  • Menu-driven test application to demonstrate capabilities

Injector Supported Features

  • Both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands
  • All standard Wi-Fi channels in both bands
  • IGX Sniffer API library to configure and control sniffer operations
  • Injection in Sniffer mode to switch back and hear the response of injected packet.
  • No retries for injected frames
  • No wait for acknowledgement for injected frames
  • All types of management, data and control frames as per 802.11
  • Per-packet control : Frame type/subtype, length of the frame, all MAC addresses in the 802.11 frame header, custom payload
  • Menu-driven test application to demonstrate capabilities
  • Support for configuring the following radio parameters of transmitted frame
    • Tx rate
    • Tx power
    • Duration Id
  • Zero back off Injection

API Library

  • Support for API library with Sniffer/Injector API’s to the application
  • Can be used for automated capturing and dynamic configuration of control variables like channel and width
  • Sample application to show case the use of API library