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Rogue Ap' s and clean air




Is there a relation between rogue access point detection and clean air , Rogue access point detection is based on the clean air technology  ?


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Sorry to replying in an old thread .Lets say a rogue ap running in the same channel we are running ,and the ap cannot containment due to legal issue ,Does clean air do the same to avoid interference .This is the time people carry mobile router with them when they move from location to location . Instead of classifying them as rogue(let's say they are not threat ) making them disconnected , without effecting the performance of our network , what is cisco's solution ?.

And at which point , do we  need to classify them as rogue? 



No, its not.Along with what

No, its not.

Along with what Salodh suggested, following details might help.

Rogue APs are:

  • APs which are not recognised by our controller.
  • APs not been created and managed by our controller.

The controller put those APs in a category called Rogue.

Disclaimer: Proper Authorization required to attack a Rogue AP. For Example its our building, our floor and a rogue AP shows up in the middle of it, at that point we might have the authorization to disrupt the services of that AP.

On the other hand,
CleanAir Technology identifies and resolves RF interference challenges.
The term Air Quality Index ranges from 1 to 100 (where 100 means that the Radio Frequency doesn't have much interference and 1 means that AP needs to make changes)

When and AP detects interference, it rates it by Interference Severity Levels (1=Low Interference Severity and 100=Terrible Interference)

The Interference Severity reduces the AQI levels.
AQI Sensitivity Levels:
High sensitivity: If AQI drops below 60, take action to move channels.
Medium Sensitivity: If AQI drops below 50, take action to move channels.
Low Sensitivity: If AQI drops below 35, take action to move channels.