Monitoring Access Points

To view status and information about access points, select Monitor>Wireless LAN in the J-Web interface and click the Neighboring Access Points or Client Associations tab. Or, enter the following CLI commands:

Table 186 summarizes key output fields in the neighboring access point display.

Table 186: Summary of Access Point Neighbors Output Fields

Field

Values

Addtional Information

MAC Address

MAC address of the neighbor access point.

Privacy

Security on the neighbor access point:

  • Off—Security mode is set to none (no security).
  • On—There is some security in place.
 

WPA

WPA security is on or off on the neighbor access point.

 

Band

IEEE 802.11 mode being used on the neighbor access point:

  • 2.4—IEEE 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n mode, or a combination of these modes..
  • 5—IEEE 802.11a or 802.11n mode, or both modes.
 

Channel

Channel on which the neighbor access point is currently broadcasting.

 

SSID

Service set identifier that identifies the WLAN that the neighbor access point is broadcasting.

 

Table 187 summarizes key output fields in the client associations display.

Table 187: Summary of Client Associations Output Fields

Field

Values

Addtional Information

VAP

Virtual access point with which the client is associated. For example, wlan0vap2 means the client is associated with VAP 2 on radio 1.

wlan0 means the client is associated with VAP 0 on radio 1.

wlan1 means the client is associated with VAP 0 on radio 2.

Client MAC Address

MAC address of the associated wireless client.

 

Authentication

Underlying IEEE 802.11 authentication status, if the virtual access point security mode is set to none or static WEP.

This status does not show IEEE 802.1x authentication or association status. If the virtual access point security mode is set to 802.1x or WPA, it is possible for a client association to be shown as being authenticated when it has actually not been authenticated through the second layer of security.

 

Packets Rx/Tx

The number of packets received from the wireless clients and transmitted from the access point to the wireless client.

 

Bytes Rx/Tx

The number of bytes received from the wireless clients and transmitted from the access point to the wireless client.

 

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