Omnipeek Quick Start Steps

1. For wired analysis, connect an ethernet cable between the ethernet port on the computer running Omnipeek and a span or mirror port on a router or switch where you would like to analyze traffic. For wireless analysis, connect a supported wireless USB adapter and update the driver.

2. Start Omnipeek and click “New Capture” from the Start page. Choose “Adapters” and then choose either your wired Ethernet adapter or the wireless USB adapter. For wireless, also choose “802.11” to pick whether or not you want to scan through the channels or fix the adapter to a specific channel.

3. Click “OK” and then “Start Capture.” Omnipeek begins capturing data and displaying analysis results.

Starting a Capture

Capture windows are the main interface for presenting traffic analysis information about your network. You can have multiple configurable capture windows, each with its own selected adapter, its own dedicated capture buffer, and its own settings for filters, triggers, and statistics output.

Creating a Simple Filter

Filters work by testing packets against the criteria specified in the filter. Packets whose contents meet these criteria match the filter. You can build filters to test for just about anything found in a packet: addresses, protocols, sub-protocols, ports, error conditions, and more.

Troubleshooting LANs: Finding Port Scanners

This exercise will show you how to quickly spot and identify nodes that are port scanning your network. With this workflow you will be able to quickly address the issue and shut down the nodes before they can infiltrate your network and cause further damage.

Troubleshooting LANs: SQL Server Slow Response

This exercise will take you through the steps of locating issues with SQL server response. The workflow will also help you to determine if slow performance is due to the network itself or if it is an application issue.

Troubleshooting LANs: Users Report Slow Server

This exercise will take you through the steps of isolating specific network traffic and spotting anomalies that may be causing your users to report slow performance.