I am a 30+ year IT pro, but new to the nuances of inSSIDer+ (hereafter called I+).
Before I launch I+, I can wirelessly connect to the internet using my new AC1750 usb adapter. After launching, I+ shows “reconfiguring” the adapter and the AC1750 shows as “disabled” in Network Connections - and yet I+ works with that adapter. In the bottom left status bar of the program, I see “Connected Devices Edimax EW-7833UAC”. This is normal behavior, correct?
After I+ reconfigures the adapter, I am no longer able to browse the internet using this wireless adapter. This is normal behavior, correct?
If I plug in an ethernet cable, I can browse the internet and I+ continues to work. However, if I enable the built-in Intel wireless adapter along with the AC1750, and then launch I+, I can browse the internet, but I cannot do packet inspection. This is normal behavior, correct?
Is it possible to maintain a wireless internet connection AND use I+ for packet inspection simultaneously? I tried disabling the Intel wireless NIC, launching I+, and then enabling the Intel, however, but this does not work as the adapter is immediately recognized in I+ and stops packet inspection.
I could imagine this being useful if I wanted to test wifi with my laptop while doing packet inspection. If this is not possible, I suppose I’ll need to use multiple devices.