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Contributor II
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Registered: ‎03-08-2013

Location tracking...

Hi guys,

 

Another interesting one from me.

 

Im looking to be able to track which AP's a client has been connected to during the course of the day.

If I go into the dashboard - > clients I can see which AP a client is currently connected to including all the performance data. But I cant seem to track which AP's that client has been connected to previously that day.

 

Is this possible at all?

 

 

 

MVP
Posts: 4,269
Registered: ‎07-20-2011

Re: Location tracking...

Do you have Airwave ?
It can provide great historical data what AP a device it's has connected to .

If you don't you could go through the logs on the controller and track the association events for a particular MAC address but it may be a bit of challenge sometimes since you have to through a lot of data but its doable
Thank you

Victor Fabian
Lead Mobility Engineer @ Integration Partners
AMFX | ACMX | ACDX | ACCX | CWAP | CWDP | CWNA
Contributor II
Posts: 37
Registered: ‎03-08-2013

Re: Location tracking...

Hi Victor,

 

thanks for such a quick response.

I don't have Airwave no, is that a software title?

 

I have the logs here, but I have no idea which file to look in, there are tones.

 

Any advice would be greatly received.

 

Many thanks

MVP
Posts: 4,269
Registered: ‎07-20-2011

Re: Location tracking...


7cups wrote:

Hi Victor,

 

thanks for such a quick response.

I don't have Airwave no, is that a software title?

 http://www.arubanetworks.com/products/airwave-network-management/

http://www.arubanetworks.com/pdf/solutions/AB_AirWave-7-WLAN.pdf

 

This is a snapshot from our Airwave server , this is the association history from my iPhone

local-amp-g1_2013-10-31_10-24-43.png

I have the logs here, but I have no idea which file to look in, there are tones.

 

Oct 31 09:58:36  stm[3505]: <501095> <NOTI> |stm|  Assoc request @ 09:58:36.186264: a4:c3:61:a6:e9:89 (SN 692): AP 10.66.8.140-9c:1c:12:89:58:22-test-225-4
Oct 31 09:58:36  stm[3505]: <501100> <NOTI> |stm|  Assoc success @ 09:58:36.189122: a4:c3:61:a6:e9:89: AP 10.66.8.140-9c:1c:12:89:58:22-test-225-4
Oct 31 10:02:07  stm[3505]: <501095> <NOTI> |stm|  Assoc request @ 10:02:07.007548: a4:c3:61:a6:e9:89 (SN 1019): AP 10.66.8.140-9c:1c:12:89:58:22-test-225-4
Oct 31 10:02:07  stm[3505]: <501100> <NOTI> |stm|  Assoc success @ 10:02:07.012019: a4:c3:61:a6:e9:89: AP 10.66.8.140-9c:1c:12:89:58:22-test-225-4
Oct 31 10:02:30  stm[3505]: <501095> <NOTI> |stm|  Assoc request @ 10:02:30.968500: a4:c3:61:a6:e9:89 (SN 1064): AP 10.66.8.233-9c:1c:12:89:46:a2-test-225-7
Oct 31 10:02:30  stm[3505]: <501100> <NOTI> |stm|  Assoc success @ 10:02:30.971504: a4:c3:61:a6:e9:89: AP 10.66.8.233-9c:1c:12:89:46:a2-test-225-7

 

Thank you

Victor Fabian
Lead Mobility Engineer @ Integration Partners
AMFX | ACMX | ACDX | ACCX | CWAP | CWDP | CWNA
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Re: Location tracking...

The controller maintains limited data for graphing, while AirWave (the network management software for Aruba) is designed to maintain data for trending analysis, reporting, and troubleshooting.  Other added benefits from AirWave: better visibility of network behavior, a single point for making/testing/rolling out configuration changes, event driven alerts, user location tracking (VisualRF), a more flexible classification system for rogue AP intrusion/detection (RAPIDS), and several other tools meant to tackle proactive and reactive client experience troubleshooting.  Check with your Sales Rep to see a demo or get an evaluation copy of AirWave.


Rob Gin
Senior QA Engineer - Network Services
Aruba Networks, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company
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