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Question re. WiFi Protocol in use

Hi Folks,

A list of all the wireless clients on my WCS shows among other details the protocol in use.  I have a mix of 802.11g, 802.11a, some 802.11n clients and another called "Mobile", does anyone know what the Mobile protocol refers to?

Thanks in advance,

S.

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Re: Question re. WiFi Protocol in use

Mobile clients are clients that are anchored to another WLC. Typically you will see this in a foreign to anchor WLC setup when the anchor is in the DMZ. However, depending on how you setup your wireless, it might also be layer 3 roaming that has to anchor back to the WLC the user was initially on.

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Question re. WiFi Protocol in use

Hi Shane,

1) Do you have multiple WLCs and does the client do L3 roaming ?

2) How do you see the same client on the WLC

     show client summary

     show client detail advanced

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Victor V

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Re: Question re. WiFi Protocol in use

Mobile clients are clients that are anchored to another WLC. Typically you will see this in a foreign to anchor WLC setup when the anchor is in the DMZ. However, depending on how you setup your wireless, it might also be layer 3 roaming that has to anchor back to the WLC the user was initially on.

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Question re. WiFi Protocol in use

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Shane,

Out of curiosity.... were you seeing this on a guest anchor?

Thanks,

Scott

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Question re. WiFi Protocol in use

Scott,

How can I tell which is the anchor controller, I have a mobility group but don't predefine which controller is the anchor?

Regarding my original question, a little more information that I should have spotted originally.  With the clients that are listed as using "Mobile" protocol, they also exist in the list of clients as using 802.11/a/g/n as their protocol which would indicate that they have indeed roamed to a new controller.

Thanks again, S.

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Question re. WiFi Protocol in use

Post the show wlan

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Scott

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Question re. WiFi Protocol in use

Scott, please see below; there is no entries under Mobility Anchor List, perhaps because Auto Anchor is disabled.  This raises another question for me.  Without auto anchor and without statically defining mobility anchors (I can't see where these would be configured) what will happen in the event of a controller failure?

(WiSM-slot9-1) >show wlan 3

WLAN Identifier.................................. 3

Profile Name..................................... Guest_Smartfone

Network Name (SSID).............................. Guest_Smartfone

Status........................................... Enabled

MAC Filtering.................................... Enabled

Broadcast SSID................................... Enabled

AAA Policy Override.............................. Disabled

Network Admission Control

  Radius-NAC State............................... Disabled

  SNMP-NAC State................................. Disabled

  Quarantine VLAN................................ 0

Maximum number of Associated Clients............. 0

Number of Active Clients......................... 100

Exclusionlist Timeout............................ 60 seconds

Session Timeout.................................. Infinity

CHD per WLAN..................................... Enabled

Webauth DHCP exclusion........................... Disabled

Interface........................................ guest_smartfone

Multicast Interface.............................. Not Configured

WLAN ACL......................................... unconfigured

DHCP Server...................................... Default

DHCP Address Assignment Required................. Disabled

Static IP client tunneling....................... Enabled

Quality of Service............................... Silver (best effort)

Scan Defer Priority..............................

Scan Defer Time.................................. 100 milliseconds

WMM.............................................. Disabled

WMM UAPSD Compliant Client Support............... Disabled

Media Stream Multicast-direct.................... Disabled

CCX - AironetIe Support.......................... Enabled

CCX - Gratuitous ProbeResponse (GPR)............. Disabled

CCX - Diagnostics Channel Capability............. Disabled

Dot11-Phone Mode (7920).......................... Disabled

Wired Protocol................................... None

IPv6 Support..................................... Disabled

Peer-to-Peer Blocking Action..................... Disabled

Radio Policy..................................... All

DTIM period for 802.11a radio.................... 1

DTIM period for 802.11b radio.................... 1

Radius Servers

   Authentication................................ X.X.X.X 1645

   Accounting.................................... Global Servers

   Dynamic Interface............................. Disabled

Local EAP Authentication......................... Disabled

Security

   802.11 Authentication:........................ Open System

   Static WEP Keys............................... Disabled

   802.1X........................................ Disabled

   Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA/WPA2)............. Enabled

      WPA (SSN IE)............................... Disabled

      WPA2 (RSN IE).............................. Enabled

         TKIP Cipher............................. Disabled

         AES Cipher.............................. Enabled

                                                               Auth Key Management

         802.1x.................................. Disabled

         PSK..................................... Enabled

         CCKM.................................... Disabled

         FT(802.11r)............................. Disabled

         FT-PSK(802.11r)......................... Disabled

FT Reassociation Timeout......................... 20

FT Over-The-Air mode............................. Enabled

FT Over-The-Ds mode.............................. Enabled

CCKM tsf Tolerance............................... 1000

   CKIP ......................................... Disabled

   IP Security................................... Disabled

   IP Security Passthru.......................... Disabled

   Web Based Authentication...................... Disabled

   Web-Passthrough............................... Disabled

   Conditional Web Redirect...................... Disabled

   Splash-Page Web Redirect...................... Disabled

   Auto Anchor................................... Disabled

   H-REAP Local Switching........................ Disabled

   H-REAP Local Authentication................... Disabled

   H-REAP Learn IP Address....................... Enabled

   Client MFP.................................... Optional

   Tkip MIC Countermeasure Hold-down Timer....... 60

Call Snooping.................................... Disabled

Roamed Call Re-Anchor Policy..................... Disabled

SIP CAC Fail Send-486-Busy Policy................ Enabled

SIP CAC Fail Send Dis-Association Policy......... Disabled

Band Select...................................... Disabled

Load Balancing................................... Disabled

Mobility Anchor List

WLAN ID     IP Address            Status

-------     ---------------       ------

(WiSM-slot9-1) >

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Question re. WiFi Protocol in use

How about your show mobility summary... if you have multiple WLC's and no guest anchor, then maybe the users is roaming to the other WLC.  What WLC and code?

Thanks,

Scott

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