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Aironet Associations

In the following output of the "Show Dot11 association <MAC>" output, does the "Signal Strength" entry show the dBm as the BSSID sees the client, or what the client reports their recieved signal as?  Also, is there a page that describes these entries in this output in further detail?  One more question, the "Supported Rate" shows Mx rates, would it show them if it was a B/G only client connecting?

Address           : 28cf.daxx.xxxx     Name             : NONE

IP Address        : 192.168.x.x      Interface        : Dot11Radio 0

Device            : unknown            Software Version : NONE

CCX Version       : NONE               Client MFP       : Off

State             : Assoc              Parent           : self

SSID              : <removed>

VLAN              : 2

Hops to Infra     : 1                  Association Id   : 1

Clients Associated: 0                  Repeaters associated: 0

Tunnel Address    :

Key Mgmt type     : NONE               Encryption       : Off

Current Rate      : m11.               Capability       : WMM ShortHdr ShortSlot

Supported Rates   : 1.0 2.0 5.5 11.0 6.0 9.0 12.0 18.0 24.0 36.0 48.0 54.0 m0. m1. m2. m3. m4. m5. m6. m7. m8. m9. m10. m11. m12. m13. m14. m15.

Voice Rates       : disabled           Bandwidth        : 20 MHz

Signal Strength   : -70  dBm           Connected for    : 4048 seconds

Signal to Noise   : 23  dB            Activity Timeout : 60 seconds

Power-save        : Off                Last Activity    : 0 seconds ago

Apsd DE AC(s)     : NONE

Packets Input     : 243082             Packets Output   : 471578

Bytes Input       : 20776747           Bytes Output     : 678881809

Duplicates Rcvd   : 157                Data Retries     : 245992

Decrypt Failed    : 0                  RTS Retries      : 0

MIC Failed        : 0                  MIC Missing      : 0

Packets Redirected: 0                  Redirect Filtered: 0

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Aironet Associations

Forgot to include the model of the AP: 


Re: Aironet Associations


Signal strength is how the AP hears the client and not how client hears the AP.

MCS rates (you mentioned it as Mx) appear with APs that support 802.11n regardless if it is 802.11a or 802.11b/g.

So it does not matter if you AP is on A or G, if it supports 802.11n then the MCS data rates are supported.



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Aironet Associations

Amjad,  Thanks for the quick answer.  That does make sense.  So in clarification, the supported rates entry displays all rates that the AP is capable of as opposed to what the client is capable of or is able to associate to the AP as?

Aironet Associations

All data rates shown are from AP perspective. the AP supports those data rates. But it does not show any information about what are clients are capable of.

A client can connect to whatever data rate from those supported by the AP. The listed data rates are those who AP accepts clients to use. But AP does not show in the output what clients are capable of. it shows only what itself is capable of and what it allows for clients to use.

Hope this clear. if not please feel free to post your concerns.


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