Client tracking in WCS

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May 8th, 2007
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I have a wcs and found how to do rogue AP location tracking, but i haven't figured out if it is possible to show the location of a legitimate client connected on the network, without having a Cisco Location Appliance.

Is this possible?

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DigitalAirWireless Tue, 05/08/2007 - 14:28
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Hi Jarrodpicha,

yes this is possible, depending on the version of WCS (BASE or LOCATION) it will give you different accuracy. In the Base version simply select search > devices > clients. In the sidebar, choose All Clients in the Search For Clients By drop-down menu and click Search to display the Clients page.

Click the username of the client that you want to locate. WCS displays the corresponding Clients ClientName page.

To find the client, choose one of these options from the Select a Command drop-down menu and click


? Recent Map (High Resolution)?Finds the client without disassociating it.

? Present Map (High Resolution)?Disassociates the client and then finds it after reassociation.

When you choose this method, WCS displays a warning message and asks you to confirm that you want to continue.

If you are using WCS Location, WCS compares the RSSI signal strength from two or more access points to find the most probable location of the client and places a small laptop icon at its most likely location.

If you are using WCS Base, WCS relies on the RSSI signal strength from the client and places a small laptop icon next to the access point that receives the strongest RSSI signal from the client.

Hope this help

Cheers Mark

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