Controller Based WLANs

How do we verify client information are sent to the RTLS server by the AP?

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Q:

How do we verify client information are sent to the RTLS server by the AP?



A:

Once the RTLS configuration is done, AP will send notification packet to RTLS server and the RTLS server will Acknowledge it.

Once this phase is successful,  in "#show ap monitor status ap-name" the Active field will be mark as "*".  In this case the first hello packets are not successful since the Active field is empty.

It could be multiple reason that the AP subnet are not reachable to the RTLS server or mis-config in RTLS server.

RTLS Configuration and State
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Type       Server IP      Port  Freq  Active  Rpt-Tags  Tag-Mcast-Addr     Tags-Sent  Rpt-Sta  Incl-Unassoc-Sta  Sta-Sent  Cmpd-Msgs-Sent  CM
----       ---------      ----  ----  ------  --------  --------------     ---------  -------  ----------------  --------  --------------  --
MMS        N/A            N/A   30                  disable   01:0c:cc:00:00:00  N/A        disable  N/A               N/A       N/A             N/A
Aeroscout  N/A            N/A   N/A             disable   00:00:00:00:00:00  N/A        disable  N/A               N/A       N/A             N/A
RTLS       192.168.52.41  5050  30           disable   01:18:8e:00:00:00  N/A        disable  N/A               N/A       N/A             enable 
 

In the below pcap screenshot, we can see the Ap is sending the hello packets to the RTLS server. Since it hello packets the data size is less 36 bytes.

RTLS server Acknowledging the packet sent by the Ap as shown below:

 

Once the RTLS server Acknowledge the packet sent by the Ap, the client information is sent to the RTLS server hence the packet size is 216 bytes.

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