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Is it possible to query a wireless access for the list of clients it can "see" ?
I'm looking for a list of MAC addresses (or some ID) and the signal strength.
Can you suggest an access point that can support this?Ideally I would like to perform this query remotely.
It's easy enough to have a client list the access points it can see, but is it possible for the access point to do the same?
Thank you very much in advance.John
From the post what i can understand is.. you want the AP to start the initiation rather than Clients.. in that case, its not possible from my point of view..
because, 802.11 steps are..
Clinet >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< AP
1>>Probe Request --------------->
<----------- 2>> Probe response
3> Association Req ---------------->
<-------------- 4> Asso Response
and so on..
never a AP will initiate the probe.. its the clients who initiate..
I request you to let me know if my undrestanding are correct.. if not correct me by even more briefing ur requirement...
I didn't understand your question the same way as Surendra. Let's see who got the right understanding :-)
If you want to list clients linked with an AP :
show dot11 assoc (shows a summary view)
show dot11 assoc all (shows a detailed view with signal strength and so on).
On a controller environment, you can go on the WLC web page : monitor->clients and filter by AP mac address.
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Hi Nicolas and Surendra.
Thank you so much for your replies.
Actually, I looking for something slightly different:
Not to initiate association or see who's associated .... rather see who's in range, even if not associated.
So if a client is nearby, can i query for the signal strength from the client and an identifier of some sort? (Maybe MAC?)
I really appreciate your help.
My answer still stands with the following add-on :
-IOS APs don't track non-associated clients
-Lightweight APs do, and the method to see them is the same. Their state will be "probing"
But this is only true if the clietn was indeed actively probing. If a client is silent, there is no way for the AP to "poke" it.