Monitoring Access Points

Purpose

Use the monitoring functionality to view the Access Points page.

Action

To monitor access points, select Monitor>Wireless LAN in the J-Web interface.

Meaning

Table 205 summarizes key output fields in the Access Points page.

Table 205: Access Points Monitoring Page

Field

Value

Additional Information

   
Access Point Details

Name

Displays the following names:

  • Access Point—Name of the access point.
  • Type—Type of access point (internal or external).
  • Location—Location of the access point.
  • Serial Number—Serial number of the access point.
  • Firmware Version—Firmware version for the access point.
  • Alternate Version—Backup firmware for the access point.
  • Regulatory Domain—Regulatory domain of the access point, such as FCC (Federal Communications Commission), ETSI (European Union Telecommunications Institute), TELEC, or WORLD.
  • Country— Country name.
  • Access Interface—Port where the access point is connected.
  • Packet Capture—ON or OFF. The default is OFF.
  • MAC Address— MAC address of the external access point.
  • IPv4 Address—IPv4 address of the access point.
  • Status— ON or OFF.
  • MAC Address— MAC address of radio 1.
  • Mode—Mode of radio 1. The mode can be a, an, or 5GHz 802.11n. The default is 802.11 a/n.
  • Channel—Frequency at which radio 1 operates.
  • Status—ON or OFF.
  • MAC Address—MAC address of radio 2
  • Mode—Mode of radio 2. The mode can be bg, bgn, or 2.4GHz 802.11n. The default is 802.11 b/g/n
  • Channel—Frequency at which radio 2 operates

Value

Displays the values for the respective names

Client Associations

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.

Neighboring Access Points

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.

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