Browsing SSIDs

You can find any wifi-enabled devices and list them by Network Sensor or WLAN AP status (SSID usage, security status, frequency, 802.11 protocol, signal strength, detected date, connected wireless devices, etc.)

View All the Detected SSIDs on your Network

  1. Go to Management > WLAN in the top panel

Customize Table Columns

  1. Click Tasks in the top left of the WLAN Node list
  2. Select Edit Columns
  3. Move column topics from Available to Selected to add to the WLAN List
  4. Drag and Drop columns to change the display order
  5. Click Update

Searching SSIDs

You can search SSIDs and their information using the Search Bar located at the top of the Management > WLAN main panel. Details that can be searched are SSID, MAC Address, Vendor, and Security Settings.

WLAN Status and Filters

WLANs can be viewed by pre-defined filters in the Status & Filters section.

Viewing Stations

Stations also referred to as STA, are devices that have the capability to use the 802.11 protocol. These can be fixed, or mobile.

View Station Details

  1. Go to Management > WLAN in the top panel
  2. Find Stations column in the main WLANs window. Click Stations to sort column (This will sort the column based off of a number of Stations for each MAC Address)
  3. Click the Number in the Stations column of the desired device
    • You can now view all Stations for MAC Address and change view between External/Internal
    • Use the Search bar to find specific Stations (Searches can also be filtered between External/Internal or Internal)

Finding SSID Physical Location

In a BYOD environment, unknown devices appear at any given time, and when they do, it is the Network Administrators job to track them down. To figure out what devices are in or outside of a network, various different steps are needed to locate that device’s physical location.

Discover what SSID a Device belongs to

If a rogue device shows up on the network, the first step to tracking it down is to find which SSID it is connected to.

  1. Go to Management > Node in the top panel
  2. Click the IP Address of the desired node
  3. In the General tab, under SSID Connected, click the SSID displayed

All information relevant to that SSID is now displayed in the main panel.

View the Signal Strength of a Device

A devices relative location can be determined by monitoring the signal strength to figure out which direction and how close it is. The stronger the signal, the closer the device.

The signal strength is depicted in two ways:

  • Color/Icon: Red means weak, Orange means not an ideal signal, and Green means a strong signal connection
  • dBm: This is the decibel strength of the signal. The lower the numbers, the closer the stronger the signal and closer the device

The device can now be tracked down to a relative location. The device can then be looked for or employees can be inquired about the device until it is found.