Monitoring Wireless

WhatsUp Gold allows you to monitor the performance of lightweight access points, wireless LAN controllers, and wireless autonomous access points as well as manage wireless rogues. WhatsUp Gold defines "rogues" as devices detected due to proximity to an access point but unknown to the network, which should be investigated to determine potential risk.

You can also monitor and report on Cisco Meraki cloud-managed WLAN infrastructure.

Discover

It is best practice to discover using credentials for WLAN controllers. WhatsUp Gold network discovery uses these credentials to gather detailed information about WLAN access points.

You can create a regular scanning interval to detect and update active end-stations connected to your access points using the Schedule tab in the IP Address Scan wizard.

Note: In your discovery scan you must elect to Expand Scan to Include Wireless Environments. (This will enable discovery to include WLAN access points distributed over different subnets).

Your ability to manage wireless infrastructure devices is determined by your user rights. To view data on this dashboard, you must have the Access Wireless user right enabled. For the ability to actively manage wireless infrastructure devices as well as include, exclude, or manage rogues, the Configure Wireless option must be selected as well.

Map/organize/interact/monitor (My Network Map)

Wireless infrastructure (WLAN controllers and access points) and clients (devices running as wireless "end stations") can be filtered from other devices on the My Network Map using the Wireless Overlay (WUG18.0-Wireless_Overlay_Icon).

Analyze (dashboard, log, and report)

Analyze log, reporting, and dashboard data to assess performance, quality of service, and impact.

Capture/share/export

Wireless monitoring data can be visualized, shared, and reused using Export (ScheduledExport) and Dashboard Options (DasboardOptions).

See Also

Network Environment Monitoring

Viewing Devices on the Map

Monitoring Virtual Machines and Infrastructure

Monitoring Cloud-Managed Devices

Monitoring VoIP IP SLA