Wireless is a feature within WhatsUp Gold that allows you to track and manage wireless devices as well as identify rogue devices and access points connected to your network. To access Wireless, click the Wireless tab from the WhatsUp Gold web interface main menu.
Wireless infrastructure devices are discovered along with non-wireless devices connected to the network during the WhatsUp Gold discovery process. Network discovery is the process WhatsUp Gold uses to identify devices on your network that you may want to monitor. Network discovery scans each device to determine its manufacturer, model, and running software and services.
Wireless allows you to monitor a number of aspects of each wireless device discovered on your network in a variety of ways. Wireless devices and their associated network connections can be viewed as a graphical representation on the Map page. Viewing the Performance page, you can monitor Bandwidth, CPU utilization, memory utilization, RSSI data, and Signal to Noise ratio data for wireless devices on the network in either tabular or graphical
representations across a user-defined date range. The Clients page displays a list of known wireless clients connected to your network.
The Rogues page displays a list of all unknown wireless devices seen by the wireless infrastructure for the purpose of identifying rogues. The Rogues page can be also be configured to show devices polled during a user-defined date
range as well as to sort devices by time, SSID, or MAC address and to exclude selected devices. Finally, the Log page displays a time line of informational events concerning the Wireless service.
WhatsUp Gold Wireless manages the following device types:
- LWAP. A Lightweight Access Point provides the signal for a Wi-Fi network devices connections. It stores no data and receives monitoring and configuration information from a Wireless LAN Controller.
- Wireless LAN Controller. A Wireless LAN Controller (WLC) serves as the “brain” of the Wi-Fi network. It is used to configure and manage lightweight access points.
- WAP. A Wireless Autonomous Access Point provides both a signal and Wi-Fi network monitoring and configuration functions. It combines the functionality of a WLC and LAP device.
- Rogue. A Rogue is a device detected due to geographic proximity to an access point but that is unknown to the network and should be investigated to determine potential risk.
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