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How can I see which SSID is really broadcasted on a particular AP?

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  • 1.  How can I see which SSID is really broadcasted on a particular AP?

    Posted Dec 01, 2021 08:28 AM
    Hi,
    we have Airwave as a management platform for our switches and IAP clusters.
    I recently got a question to check if one particular AP was broadcasting a certain SSID. I searched in Airwave, there I saw all SSID's that are configured in the cluster (also the one that is in a zone), but that's the same on ALL AP's. So I logged in to the web interface of the VC, selected that particular AP, but I couldn't see any SSID information there.

    Does somebody know if there's a way to check which SSID's a particular IAP is effectively broadcasting, please?

    Thanks


  • 2.  RE: How can I see which SSID is really broadcasted on a particular AP?
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    MVP GURU
    Posted Dec 01, 2021 08:56 AM
    You can log into the AP and run the "show ap bss-table" command.

    Top of Stairs# show ap bss-table

    Aruba AP BSS Table
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    bss ess port ip phy type ch/EIRP/max-EIRP cur-cl ap name in-t(s) tot-t flags
    --- --- ---- -- --- ---- ---------------- ------ ------- ------- ----- -----
    70:3a:0e:92:4d:22 JRB-Home ?/? 192.168.1.32 g-HT ap 1/24.1/24.1 1 Top of Stairs 0 9d:20h:26m:15s
    70:3a:0e:92:4d:32 JRB-Home ?/? 192.168.1.32 a-VHT ap 36+/27.0/31.0 7 Top of Stairs 0 9d:20h:26m:17s

    Channel followed by "*" indicates channel selected due to unsupported configured channel.
    "Spectrum" followed by "^" indicates Local Spectrum Override in effect.

    Num APs:2
    Num Associations:8

    Flags: K = 802.11K Enabled; W = 802.11W Enabled; 3 = WPA3 BSS; O = Enhanced-open BSS with transition mode; o = Enhanced-open transition mode open BSS; M = WPA3-SAE mixed mode BSS; E = Enhanced-open BSS without transition mode; m = Agile Multiband (MBO) BSS; c = MBO Cellular Data Capable BSS; I = Imminent VAP Down; T = Individual TWT Enabled; t = Broadcast TWT Enabled; D = VLAN Discovered;

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  • 3.  RE: How can I see which SSID is really broadcasted on a particular AP?

    Posted Dec 01, 2021 10:55 AM
    That's what I was looking for :-)
    Thanks!


  • 4.  RE: How can I see which SSID is really broadcasted on a particular AP?

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted Dec 16, 2021 09:07 AM
    In Airwave we can check list SSIDs broadcasted by AP, go to Devices > Monitor page under Radio section we see list of SSIDs


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    Principal Network Engineer

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  • 5.  RE: How can I see which SSID is really broadcasted on a particular AP?

    Posted Dec 16, 2021 10:31 AM
    Hi,
    Thanks for your reply.
    In Airwave under Devices, there is no "Monitor" page:




    However, I do see that if I open a group of devices, but I don't have a radio section there:




    Also in the column picker, there is no "Radio" option, only Radio Mac Address or channel or power:



  • 6.  RE: How can I see which SSID is really broadcasted on a particular AP?

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted Dec 17, 2021 04:43 AM
    Click on any IAP/AP it will take us to AP's Devices > Monitor page, under this we will have Radio section.

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    Principal Network Engineer

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  • 7.  RE: How can I see which SSID is really broadcasted on a particular AP?

    Posted Dec 17, 2021 04:55 AM
    Hi,
    thanks for your reply, however that's not what I was looking for. In my initial post here, there's this:
    I searched in Airwave, there I saw all SSID's that are configured in the cluster (also the one that is in a zone), but that's the same on ALL AP's​

    So what you say in your reply, does not show the SSID's that are effectively being broadcasted, but all SSID's that are configured in the cluster.

    Regards,


  • 8.  RE: How can I see which SSID is really broadcasted on a particular AP?

    Posted Dec 17, 2021 12:26 PM
    When you are on the first Devices menu, start at "List" and then hover over the AP that you are interested in. A little box will appear which says "Monitor" and "Manage" and you can click on either one. The default is "Monitor" which will come up if you just click on the individual AP. Once you are there, "Monitor" and "Manage" will appear in the menu between "List" and "New".

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