This tool works in conjunction with a BCM20702 based dongle (i.e. Plugable) and the BTW (Bletooth for Windows 7, Windows 8 includes its own stack) Bluetooth stack (available for download from the Broadcom.com site).
Here's a thread where another user suggested one use for the tool: Re: Is there a way to force advertisements onto a single channel?
The BTW tool from Broadcom ( WIDCOMM® Bluetooth Windows® Software) has issues finding the bluetooth dongle. This is with Windows 8. The 2 COM ports show up on Anaren's BCM20737, whereas for BCM920732, only one comes up.
Am I missing something. Is there a Quick start Guide for setting this up as a sniffer? I don't know which firmware to load, on these dongles.
I have used the Tool but it takes long time for connecting with the BTServer. Once startet, one must "Search for Bluetooth Devices" with the standard MS dialog. During this window is open, also BLE Advertisement Packets are displayed. But the tool reads only the trace information and displays it
according the Bluetooth Core Spec 4.2 Volume 7 Host Interface.
I have made a new approach now: I use the USB 2.0 Stick BCM20702 dongle and use USBPcap driver and USBPcapCMD to get access to the USB communication. And his works perfectly.
But I do not yet know how to "inject" a "Send Advertisement Packet Command" via the HCI interface to the USB dongle, bt I will find out this too.
One more info:
In the WICED SDK, there is the source code of a small BTSpy.EXE. But this program must start a separate Trace application and can not stop it. This program I also tried but stopped with it.