Wi-Fi Test Tools
Wi-Fi Alliance® offers tools designed for both QuickTrack and FlexTrack certification paths. These tools not only help members certify their products, but they can also be integrated in member product development and quality assurance processes.
QuickTrack Test Tool
The QuickTrack Test Tool includes QuickTrack conformance testing software provided by Wi-Fi Alliance that is then run on a QuickTrack hardware platform, such as a laptop. The QuickTrack Test Tool is tailored to test and certify products based on Qualified Solutions that have already completed full Wi-Fi® functionality testing—modules, chipsets, and other solutions developed by Solution Providers, which have undergone the prerequisite interoperabilty and conformance testing. Testing may be completed at an Authorized Test Laboratory (ATL) or member testing site. This tool is proprietary in nature and only for Wi-Fi Alliance member use.
The QuickTrack Test Tool provides a cost-effective testing platform for both achieving Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ status and performing quality checks on a regular basis as device designs are updated. Members may choose to implement the QuickTrack Test Tool into their quality assurance process.
Wi-Fi Test Suite
Wi-Fi Test Suite is a software platform developed by Wi-Fi Alliance to support certification program development and device certification. Wi-Fi Test Suite is used by ATLs to certify Wi-Fi Alliance members’ products primarily utilizing the FlexTrack certification path.
Open source components of Wi-Fi Test Suite are made available to the public to help advance the Wi-Fi Alliance interoperability and quality mission. Wi-Fi Test Suite embraces technological innovation by being adaptable to all types of unique, diverse, and cutting edge devices. Both Wi-Fi Alliance members and non-members can conduct their own internal testing using the industry standard API and tool set. For companies considering Wi-Fi Alliance membership, products developed and tested with Wi-Fi Test Suite will streamline the process of obtaining certification when they become members.
Non-proprietary components are provided under the ISC License and can be accessed at the Wi-Fi Test Suite open source project on GitHub. Eligible Wi-Fi Alliance members can access the full software package, including proprietary components, on the Wi-Fi Alliance members-only site.
- What is the QuickTrack Test Tool?
The QuickTrack Test Tool consists of two components: the QuickTrack Test Tool platform and the QuickTrack Test Tool software. The QuickTrack Test Tool hardware is a testing platform that is used to run the QuickTrack Test Tool software, which is available to Wi-Fi Alliance members. The QuickTrack Test Tool software provides conformance testing based on Wi-Fi Alliance test plans using the QuickTrack certification path.
- What can I do with the QuickTrack Test Tool?
The QuickTrack Test Tool can be used to conduct in-house conformance testing at the developer’s convenience. Those who choose to send products to an Authorized Test Laboratory (ATL) can also certify through the QuickTrack method. The tool can also be utilized in product development and quality assurance processes.
- Who can use the QuickTrack Test Tool?
The QuickTrack methodology is available to Sponsor, Contributor, Affiliate, and Small Business Introductory Participant members. Members may use an ATL for this method or become a Member Conformance Test Laboratory (MCTL) and conduct QuickTrack testing in-house.
- Which programs are eligible to use the QuickTrack Test Tool?
QuickTrack is available for select certification programs. Please visit the Certification page to see which programs may utilize QuickTrack.
- What is Wi-Fi Test Suite?
Wi-Fi Test Suite is an integrated platform that automates testing Wi-Fi components or devices. Wi-Fi Test Suite provides the following services:
- Configure - Automatically configure devices to execute test cases.
- Traffic Generation - Generate traffic streams with specified parameters.
- Test - Execute test scripts by controlling test bed device operation.
- Results Analysis - Determine pass/fail results based on a given test case or script criteria.
Wi-Fi Test Suite accomplishes the services through the following components:
Control API (CAPI)
The Control API serves as the fundamental command language for device management, test configuration, and test execution within Wi-Fi Test Suite.
Unified CAPI Console (UCC)
The Unified CAPI Console provides the overall control console for Wi-Fi Test Suite. UCC can be downloaded through the open source repository or by members in the most recent Wi-Fi Test Suite package .
Control agents are a proxy in which a CAPI control command is converted for the device into the device’s native control interface. APs, DUTs, sniffers, and STAs may require control agents. Sample control agent code can be downloaded through the open source repository ( Windows or Linux ) or by members in the most recent Wi-Fi Test Suite package .
The sniffer captures and dissects wired and wireless frames, and performs packet analysis. Sniffer dissectors are available on Wireshark or, for Wi-Fi Alliance certification program specific dissectors, in the most recent Wi-Fi Test Suite package .
The traffic generator produces specific traffic on behalf of Test Bed STA, DUT, or PC Endpoint. Traffic generators are included in the open source repository ( Windows or Linux ) and in the most recent Wi-Fi Test Suite package .
The PC Endpoint generates network traffic in support of a particular test plan via the wired Test Network. PC Endpoint software is included in the Linux control agent code and in the most recent Wi-Fi Test Suite package .
Wi-Fi Alliance certification program test scripts
CAPI command scripts are the Wi-Fi Test Suite specific instantiations of Wi-Fi Alliance test plans. Wi-Fi Alliance certification program test scripts are only available to members in the most recent Wi-Fi Test Suite package .
- What can I do with Wi-Fi Test Suite?
Wi-Fi Alliance members can use Wi-Fi Test Suite to automate Wi-Fi Alliance certification program testing.
Non-members can use Wi-Fi Test Suite to develop their own test cases using the industry standard API and tool set. Using Wi-Fi Test Suite eases the process for obtaining certification at a later time by seamlessly connecting into Wi-Fi Alliance program test beds.
- Who can contribute to this project?
Both Wi-Fi Alliance members and non-members can contribute to the Wi-Fi Test Suite open source project. All code will be reviewed by the community maintainer, Wi-Fi Alliance. Please review the contribution agreement prior to submitting a pull request.
- Who can use Wi-Fi Test Suite?
Eligible membership levels include: Contributor, Affiliate, Small Business Introductory Participant. The following membership levels are not eligible to use Wi-Fi Test Suite: Implementer, Small Business Introductory Implementer.