Identify High usage WiFi User

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Hi Comminuty looking at the image below:



We do not have purview deployed, what is a quick report to see the client/AP responsible for this spike in the "Wireless Bandwidth Graph?
If I look at the reports in Netsight I have top client by Bandwidth and top AP by Bandwidth but I can not identify the culprit of this spike?

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Andre Brits Kannemeyer

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Hi Andre,

The "AP Performance by SSID and Radio" report on the controller could be useful if you are watching while the spike is occuring.  

In the wireless>access points tab of netsight, you can see the 24 hour peak for each AP, so if the spike was in the last day, you should at least be able to narrow down to the AP with that data.

And as you said, you should be able to see the client's peak usage in the "top clients by bandwith report".   Is it possible that the spike was so short that netsight didn't get the data for it?  Maybe somebody else to can speak to that.  How long did the spike last exactly?  I can't really tell from the graph.
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I have this same question.

In the past hour I had a single client "blowing up my network". They were exceeding a limited pipe at an off-site facility. I was able to determine from the switch that they were connected through an access point. So I went to trying to track down the villain using a report on either the controller itself, or with Netsight. But neither really provided me with anything useful.

The Netsight top clients by bandwidth report report is useless in real time (when the users are screaming) because it's at least an hour behind with providing you with any data.

If I go into the controller, I can hit up the "Reports - Active Clients by Wireless AP" which gives me the up/down and averages on bandwidth use. But that is since the client has connected, not in real time (from what I can tell). I need a *RIGHT NOW* figure.

Can anyone tell me how to view client bandwidth usage, in real time, with the most flows or most bandwidth being used sorted to the top?  :-)