Configure Location Tracking

To configure location tracking of devices, select Configuration > System Settings > Advanced Settings > Location Tracking Configuration.

Your wireless network requires at least three sensors (either a full-time WIPS sensor or AP with background scanning enabled) to effectively perform location tracking. Full time sensors will provide more accurate location tracking.

You can define the parameters that control location tracking:

  • Maximum number of monitoring devices to use for location tracking — Select the maximum number of sensors (full-time WIPS sensor or AP with background scanning enabled) used for location tracking. Sensors track down the location of a device and the system uses sensors that can detect the maximum values. A higher value can improve tracking results. (Minimum: 3; Maximum: 10; Default: 4)
  • Default Transmit Power of AP (mW) — The default transmit power of the AP being located. When transmit power is unknown, the default value set here is used. (Minimum: 1 mW/0 dbm; Maximum: 100 mW/20 dbm; Default: 30 mW/15 dbm)
  • Default Transmit Power of Client (mW) — The default transmit power of the client being located. When transmit power is unknown, the default value set here is used. (Minimum: 1 mW/0 dbm; Maximum: 100 mW/20 dbm; Default: 10 mW/ dbm)

Restore Location Tracking Configuration Defaults

The default values for location tracking configuration are:

Default Values for Location Tracking Value

Maximum number of devices to use for location tracking

4

Default transmit power of AP

30

Default transmit power of client

10

Signal strength monitoring devices

Devices / APs

To restore location tracking configuration defaults:

  1. Select Configuration > System Settings > Advanced Settings > Location Tracking Configuration.
  2. Click Restore Defaults to restore the default values of the location tracking configuration fields on the page.
  3. Click Save.