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Differences between Age time and association time of user

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  • 1.  Differences between Age time and association time of user

    Posted Sep 13, 2021 01:28 AM
    Hi,

    May I know what is the differences between age time and association time of a wireless client?

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    DarrenPJW
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  • 2.  RE: Differences between Age time and association time of user

    Posted Sep 13, 2021 04:11 AM
    Please let us know where you are looking at these outputs, so that it can be explained.  Also, let us know what product you are referring to.

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    Any opinions expressed here are solely my own and not necessarily that of Hewlett Packard Enterprise or Aruba Networks.
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  • 3.  RE: Differences between Age time and association time of user

    Posted Sep 13, 2021 05:02 AM
    Hi joseph, 

    We are using Aruba MM with MC acting as cluster

    Users
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    IP MAC Name Role Age(d:h:m) Auth VPN link AP name Roaming Essid/Bssid/Phy Profile Forward mode Type Host Name User Type
    ---------- ------------ ------ ---- ---------- ---- -------- ------- ------- --------------- ------- ------------ ---- --------- ---------
    10.103.128.28 f6:c2:a8:05:bc:c6 0341657 i-Xcess 00:02:03 802.1x TLC-EGFAP-A09 Wireless i-Xcess/24:de:c6:65:a2:29/a-HT aaa-i-Xcess-CPPM tunnel iPhone

    Association Table
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    Name bssid mac auth assoc aid l-int essid vlan-id tunnel-id phy assoc. time num assoc Flags Band steer moves (T/S) phy_cap
    ---- ----- --- ---- ----- --- ----- ----- ------- --------- --- ----------- --------- ----- ---------------------- -------
    TLC-EGFAP-A09 24:de:c6:65:a2:29 f6:c2:a8:05:bc:c6 y y 1 20 i-Xcess 509 0x116b3 a-HT-20-2ss 1m:22s 1 WVAB 0/0 a-VHT-80sgi-2ss-V

    As per above highlighted in bold, the age time and association time. What are both differences


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    DarrenPJW
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  • 4.  RE: Differences between Age time and association time of user
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    Posted Sep 13, 2021 07:46 AM
    Age would typically mean the time the client device has been on the system this current session.  Association would mean how long it has been on the current access point.

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    Any opinions expressed here are solely my own and not necessarily that of Hewlett Packard Enterprise or Aruba Networks.
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  • 5.  RE: Differences between Age time and association time of user

    Posted Sep 13, 2021 12:24 PM
    Hi Joseph,

    So if the client roamed to another AP, the association time will renew? 
    And if the client disconnect from the WiFi and reconnect back after 5 mins will the age time renew?


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    DarrenPJW
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  • 6.  RE: Differences between Age time and association time of user

    Posted Sep 13, 2021 12:27 PM
    Yes to both.

    Type "show ap association client-mac <mac address of client>" repeatedly while a client is roaming and observe the changes.

    EDIT:
    To track more than one client at a time (a roaming test with multiple users), type:

    show ap association | include <mac address1>,<mac address2>,<mac address3>

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    Any opinions expressed here are solely my own and not necessarily that of Hewlett Packard Enterprise or Aruba Networks.
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  • 7.  RE: Differences between Age time and association time of user

    Posted Sep 13, 2021 01:05 PM
    Hi Joseph,

    Okay thank you very much!!

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    DarrenPJW
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