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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




The type of report; in this case, the RF Interference Detail 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 when the report was created.


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

  • Perspective—Can be a Logical View, Location View, or a Device View of the network.

  • Node—Represents the selected object on which the report is based.

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.

Last Seen

Date and time the interference was last detected.

Transmitter ID

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.

Listener MAC

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.

Duty Cycle

Reported fraction of time that the source is emitting RF.


Estimated severity of interference on this channel caused by the source.