RF Interference Detail Report
The RF Interference Detail report is a standardized report generated in Network Director to show detailed information about RF interference on a wireless network. There are two portions of the report: a report header and the report body. The contents of the report header are described in Table 1.
Table 1: RF Interference Detail Report Header
NETWORK DIRECTOR REPORT:
The type of report; in this case, the RF Interference Detail report.
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.
The username of the user that generated the report.
The name of the report assigned when the report was created.
The report is generated from this view and node in the network.
The report body contains one or more tables of detailed information about RF interference. Table 2 describes the table columns.
Table 2: RF Interference Detail Report Tables
Interference Source Type
The source type of the RF interference. Possible sources of interference include Bluetooth, Continuous Wave, Microwave Oven, Unknown, and Phone FHSS.
Date and time the interference was last detected.
If the interference is caused by an object with a MAC address, the MAC address is displayed. If the object has no MAC address, MSS calculates a MAC address, using the characteristics of the object. This way, you can correlate interference events over time.
Name of the access point that detected the interference.
MAC address of the access point that detected the interference.
Name of the controller that reported the interference.
Received signal strength indication (RSSI), in decibels referred to 1 milliwatt (dBm). A higher value indicates a stronger signal.
Reported fraction of time that the source is emitting RF.
Estimated severity of interference on this channel caused by the source.