Is there a way to find adjacent APs?

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Oct 8th, 2009
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Good morning!

Just have a general question, is there a command on a Cisco 1231 AP to display a list of adjacent APs and their SSIDs? Thanks!


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jeff.kish Thu, 10/08/2009 - 08:00
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show dot11 adjacent-ap

That shows you exactly what you want. All of the "show dot11" commands are good, so take a look at them and see what else is in there.

Difan Zhao Thu, 10/08/2009 - 12:05
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Hey Jeff thank you for quick reply!

Actually the AP is configured as a repeater AP and I want to see which root/parent AP is closest to it so I can perfer the repeater to always associate with that one.

I did find this command but it's not showing me anything... Even the repeater is now associated with one root AP but it doesn't even show the root AP as a adjacent AP... Do you know why is that? Do I have to enable anything to use this command? Thanks!

tomathur Thu, 10/08/2009 - 15:11
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Hi Difan,

To specify the root AP for your repeater you can use the command "parent 1-4 MAC address"

You can specify up to 4 root APs for a repeater AP. A repeater works better if you specify the root AP for it.



tomathur Thu, 10/08/2009 - 15:29
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Sorry. I forgot to answer your basic issue.

You can use the command "sh dot11 network-map" on the repeater to see the APs in the near vicinity.

Then u can check which one is a root AP and get its MAC address.

This MAC address can be specified as a parent AP for the repeater then by using the "parent " command i mentioned earlier.



Difan Zhao Tue, 10/13/2009 - 07:58
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Hey Manish,

I figured out how to enable the network-map feature and the command "show dot11 network-map" does give me a list of APs that I can associate with. However it still doesn't tell me which AP is the closest one...

Btw, When I say "closest one" I mean that the one with the best SNR value... So I think my question becomes that whether there is command to display SSID and its broadcasting AP with SNR, just like what a laptop can see from its available wireless network? Thanks!


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