Authentication vs association on the WCS graph chart

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Oct 2nd, 2009

When I go into WCS it shows me a chart oh how many people have connected on certain dates.

One bar on the graph is blue which means assoicated clients. It tells me I have 40.

The other bar is gold or yellow. It tells me I have 38.

We might have 2 people on a authenticated network who work in IT but the rest would be in the open ssid. We would not have 38 authenticated.

my question is why does it say authenticated when I know there are not that many people authenticated. What does it really mean?

I have this problem too.
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Lucien Avramov Fri, 10/02/2009 - 10:36

authenticated mean, the client got an ip address.

associated is when the client is connecting to the SSID but has not an IP address yet.

Make sense?

Starthorn Fri, 10/02/2009 - 10:39

Yeah I get it now. I don't think its the most intuitive way of WCS to express that but now I know


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