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Is there a report that show wireless bandwidth that is being used for a single AP?


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We have the 3605/3610 APs deployed in our classrooms. Teachers are having problems with Imagine Learning and we are trying to find out if it's a bandwidth issue on the wireless side. Is there a report in the Extreme C5210 controller that will display the bandwidth being used per AP?

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Hello Laura, do you presently have Extreme Management Center (formerly Netsight) in your environment? If so, that is what I would use. You would click the Wireless tab on the left. Then Reports across the top. Then choose AP Summary, Top APs by Bandwidth, etc.

If you are restricted to what is offered by the wireless controller, can you tell us what your software version is?
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Steve Ballantyne wrote:

Hello Laura, do you presently have Extreme Management Center (formerly Netsight) in your environment? If so, that is what I would use. You would click the Wireless tab on the left. Then Reports across the top. Then choose AP Summary, Top APs by Bandwidth, etc.

If you are restricted to what is offered by the wireless controller, can you tell us what your software version is?

I don't think I have that EMC in my controller. Software: 09.21.15.0006
Is that something I have to purchase?
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Steve Ballantyne wrote:

Hello Laura, do you presently have Extreme Management Center (formerly Netsight) in your environment? If so, that is what I would use. You would click the Wireless tab on the left. Then Reports across the top. Then choose AP Summary, Top APs by Bandwidth, etc.

If you are restricted to what is offered by the wireless controller, can you tell us what your software version is?

EMC/NetSight is an additional product that you have to purchase. Although there are trial licenses available, and I strongly recommend you give it a go. The licensing is dependent upon the number of devices you have. Access Points are not considered in the device count. It's more counting your controllers, switches, or whatever you want to track and manage. There is a wireless reporting area in there that is FANTASTIC! Ask your sales rep for a demo and you will know you need it. 😉

Anyhow - you can still get a little bit of reporting from the controller itself. I am trying to remember when the reports got good in the controller firmware. It may not have been until version 10. Do you have a "Reports" tab across the top of the page on your controller? If so - you can click Reports > APs (on the left) > Wired Ethernet Statistics. That will show you, in bytes, how many packets are being sent across the wire. There may be an easier way - but that is the best method I can see.

If you are not seeing any of that, I would suggest upgrading to the latest code. Version 10 has some great new features and reporting is one of them.
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Steve Ballantyne wrote:

Hello Laura, do you presently have Extreme Management Center (formerly Netsight) in your environment? If so, that is what I would use. You would click the Wireless tab on the left. Then Reports across the top. Then choose AP Summary, Top APs by Bandwidth, etc.

If you are restricted to what is offered by the wireless controller, can you tell us what your software version is?

FYI, can't do version 10 with the 36xx APs.
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Steve Ballantyne wrote:

Hello Laura, do you presently have Extreme Management Center (formerly Netsight) in your environment? If so, that is what I would use. You would click the Wireless tab on the left. Then Reports across the top. Then choose AP Summary, Top APs by Bandwidth, etc.

If you are restricted to what is offered by the wireless controller, can you tell us what your software version is?

My mistake! I have 38xx's myself, and I didn't know that.
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Steve Ballantyne wrote:

Hello Laura, do you presently have Extreme Management Center (formerly Netsight) in your environment? If so, that is what I would use. You would click the Wireless tab on the left. Then Reports across the top. Then choose AP Summary, Top APs by Bandwidth, etc.

If you are restricted to what is offered by the wireless controller, can you tell us what your software version is?

Steve,
Did you do the trial license? I tried installing EMC but got a warning about needing 12 GB memory. Were you able to install the trial on your computer? Or did you have troubles?
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Hi Laura,

The request for bandwidth utilization is collected over a period of time. You will need an application that periodically queries the AP/Controllers. Do you have anything (probably SNMP based application) that would do that?

If your still unable to resolve the core issue it might be worth getting a GTAC case open or you could validate the configuration and see if there are any changes you could make to help: https://gtacknowledge.extremenetworks.com/articles/Q_A/What-are-the-best-radio-settings-for-my-envir....

Best regards,
Sam
Sam wrote:

Hi Laura,

The request for bandwidth utilization is collected over a period of time. You will need an application that periodically queries the AP/Controllers. Do you have anything (probably SNMP based application) that would do that?

If your still unable to resolve the core issue it might be worth getting a GTAC case open or you could validate the configuration and see if there are any changes you could make to help: https://gtacknowledge.extremenetworks.com/articles/Q_A/What-are-the-best-radio-settings-for-my-envir....

Best regards,
Sam

I added EWC support to https://www.librenms.org/ a few months ago, it's Free software and will graph traffic on each AP interface.

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