Monitor Access Points

In Discover, the Monitor > WiFi > Access Points page contains detailed monitoring information about the APs on your network.

You can view ongoing activities, freeze columns, add or remove columns, filter the display, and switch to full screen mode using the icons at the top-right of the page. For more information, see Table Actions for Monitor Pages.

Screen shot of the Monitor > Access Points page

The AP properties include this information:

Property Description
Status Indicates if the AP is active (green) or inactive (red).
Name Specifies the name of an AP.
Update Firmware update status.
MAC Address Unique 48-bit address of the AP and 802.11 PHY modes used by the AP.
IP Address IP address of the AP.
Alternative IPs Displays any alternative addresses for the AP such as IPv6 addresses.
Switch Name The name of the switch to which the AP is connected. LLDP must be enabled on your switch to view switch information.
Switch Vendor The manufacturer of the switch to which the AP is connected. LLDP must be enabled on your switch to view switch information.
Link Speed The link speed for the connection between the AP and the switch.
Avg. CPU Utilization % The CPU usage of the AP.
Avg. Memory Utilization % The memory usage of the AP.
Build Indicates the build number of the AP firmware.
Connected/Disconnected Since Date and time since the AP was last connected or disconnected.
Last Booted At Date and time since the AP was rebooted.
No of Associations Number of clients associated to the selected AP.
Power Source Indicates the power source for the AP.
Capability A list of AP capabilities.
Model

Indicates the model of the selected AP.

Group The group the AP belongs to.
SSID SSID broadcast by the AP.
Location Location of the AP.
Mesh Mode Mesh mode of the AP.
BLE Status The BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) status of an AP.
Tag Additional information about the AP.

Access Point Details

Click on an AP on the Access Points page, to see the following information:

Screen shot of the Monitor > Access Points details page

AP Widgets Description
AP Issues Any issues with the AP are listed. Click the View Reasons link to see the cause of the issue.
Network Usage
  • Traffic: A line graph showing the number of client associations and their traffic volume for all the clients in the location.
  • Poor Application Experience: A graph that provides overall application usage analysis, and identifies poor application experience intervals in red and good application experience intervals in green.
Baseline
  • Clients Affected By Poor Performance: A chart that calculates the baseline for the percentage of clients affected by poor performance for the selected AP over a period of time.
  • Retry Rate%: A chart that calculates a baseline for the Retry Rate % of the clients connected to the selected AP. The retry rate of an AP is the aggregate value of the retry rate of all the clients connected to the AP.
  • Clients Affected by Failures:A chart that calculates a baseline for the percentage of clients that failed to associate because of connectivity issues.
  • Clients Affected by Poor App Experience: Displays a chart that calculates a baseline for the percentage of clients affected by poor application experience for the selected AP.
Clients by Average Data Rate A bar graph of clients and their data rate (in Mbps) for the selected AP.
Top Applications By Traffic A bar graph of the top five applications with the highest data usage for the selected AP.
Currently Associated Clients A list of clients that are currently associated to the AP.
Radios Seeing this AP Displays the list of managed device radios visible to the selected AP.
Visible VLANs A list of VLANs visible to the AP.
Visible Access Points A list of other APs visible to this AP.
Visible Clients A list of clients visible to the AP.

Access Point Properties

Click the AP name to see the detailed AP properties.

This information includes basic information such as AP name, MAC address, IP address, location, firmware build, and power source details.

You can also view:

  • AP Health — Shows CPU and memory utilization.
  • Configuration — Indicates the AP location, operating mode, SSID, and channel information.
  • Wired Properties — Indicates the wired side properties of an AP. This includes the switch details, the link speed, and the VLANs detected by the AP. The IP address network properties of the AP include the DHCP and DNS servers the AP uses, and the DHCP lease time.

LLDP must be enabled on your switch to view switch information.

Screen shot of the AP properties panel

AP Issues

Any issues with the AP are listed. Click the View Reasons link to see the cause of the issue.

In this example, the SSID broadcast by the AP is misconfigured and does not match the Authorized WiFi Policy.

Screen shot of the AP root cause analysis

Access Point Actions

To perform actions on an AP, right-click the AP name, and select an action:

Screen shot of the Monitor > WiFi > Access Points page with actions

  • Troubleshoot
  • Run Client Connectivity Test — Run a client connectivity test on the AP. For more information, see Client Connectivity Test.
  • Capture Packet Trace — Perform a packet trace on an AP. For more information, see Capture Packet Trace.
  • Packet Trace History — View the packet trace history for a selected AP.
  • View Event Logs — View the AP event logs. For more information, see Access Point Event Logs.
  • Download Debug Logs — Download the AP debug logs. For more information, see Debug Logs.
  • Debug Logs History — View the debug logs history for the AP.
  • Spectrum Analysis — Start spectrum analysis for an AP to visually display RF frequencies in the APs area. For more information, see Spectrum Analysis.
  • Customize
  • Customize Transmit Power or channel — Manage the transmission power of the AP.
  • Customize BLE — Manage the BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) settings for the AP.
  • Additional VLAN Monitoring — Manage additional VLAN monitoring on the selected AP. You can create a static IP address for the AP or use DHCP on the specified VLAN. For more information, see How to set a static IP address for an AP in WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud.
  • Configure Alert — Configure alerts for the AP.
  • Update Firmware — Update the firmware on an AP. For more information, see Update AP Firmware in Wi-Fi Cloud.
  • Assign/Reassign to a Group — Add or remove the AP from a group. For more information, see AP Groups.
  • Locate — View the location of the AP on the floor map. If there is no floor map available, the locate function shows the APs approximate distance from the closest sensing AP. For more information, see Locate APs and Clients.
  • Remove Access Points from Group — Removes the selected AP from a group.
  • Reboot — Reboots the AP.
  • Rename — Renames the AP.
  • Modify Tag — Change the tag for the AP.
  • Enable CIP Mode (AP420 only) — Configure an AP420 in Cloud Integration Point (CIP) mode. For more information, see Wi-Fi Cloud Integration with Third-Party Controllers using CIP.

When you configure an AP420 in CIP mode, the AP radios do not perform access point or WIPS sensor functions. An AP in CIP mode is dedicated to processing CIP services.

  • Move — Change location of the AP.
  • Delete — Deletes the AP from the list of available APs.