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Network Neighborhood Report

The Network Neighborhood report is a standardized report generated in Network Director to show the Received Signal Strength Indication (RSSI) data for a location or for an access point cluster. The report is available in all views (Logical, Location, and Device), however it supports only selecting a Floor or Outdoor area in Location View, or a node that contains an access point or an access point cluster in Logical or Device view. There are two portions of the report: a report header and the report body.

This topic describes:

Network Neighborhood Report Header

The contents of the report header are described in Table 414.

Table 414: Network Neighborhood Report Header

Field

Description

NETWORK DIRECTOR REPORT:

The type of report; In this case, the Network Neighborhood report.

Generated On:

The date and time the report ran. The date format is: [Day of the Month] [Month] [Year]. The time format follows the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). For example: 07 December 2013 11:35 PM PST.

Generated By:

The username of the user that generated the report.

Report Name

The name of the report assigned by the user when the report was created.

Scope

The report is generated from this view and node in the network.

  • Perspective—Can be Logical view, Location view, or a device view of the network.
  • Node—Represents the selected object upon which the report is based.

Note: Selecting a node that does not contain wireless equipment can cause this report to be blank.

Network Neighborhood Report Tables

The body of the Network Neighborhood report is a series of four tables that provide information on radios within a selected view. The first two tables provide the RSSI values of the listeners for the radios. RSSI is the power level being received by the antenna. The last two tables list the radios that are being heard by the selected radio, which are grouped by channels.

The Radio 2.4 GHz RSSI Mapping table shows the Radio1NG values of listeners for the radios in the selected scope. The column headings of the table show the radio identifier, which is the access point name, a colon, and the radio number. The table rows represent the lists the 2.4-GHz radios available in the scope. The signal strength is shown in decibels, with the stronger signals being less negative, or closer to zero.

The Radio 5 GHz RSSI Mapping table shows the Radio2NA values of listeners for the radios in the selected scope. The column headings of the table show the radio identifier, which is the access point name, a colon, and the radio number. The table rows represent the lists the 5-GHz radios available in the scope. The signal strength is shown in decibels, with the stronger signals being less negative, or closer to zero.

The Radio 2.4 GHz Channel Mapping and the Radio 5 GHz Channel Mapping tables shows which access points are being heard on a channel. The Channel column list the channels using the frequency; the APs Heard column list the radio identifiers being heard on the channel.

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