AP Network Link Layer Discovery Protocol

LLDP or IEEE 802.1AB is a vendor-neutral Data Link Layer protocol used by network devices for advertising of (announcing) their identity, capabilities, and interconnections on a IEEE 802 LAN network. The protocol is formally referred to by the IEEE as Station and Media Access Control Connectivity Discovery.

To view a network's Link Layer Discovery Protocol statistics:

  1. Select the Statistics menu from the Web UI.
  2. Expand the System node from the navigation pane (on the left-hand side of the screen). The System node expands to display the RF Domains created within the managed network.
  3. Expand an RF Domain node, and select one of it's connected access points. The access point's statistics menu displays in the right-hand side of the screen, with the Health tab selected by default.
  4. Expand the Network menu from the left-hand side of the UI.
  5. Select Link Layer Discovery.
    The Statistics > AP > Network > Link Layer Discovery Protocol screen displays in the right-hand pane.
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    This screen displays the following:
    Capabilities Displays a capabilities code as either Router, Trans Bridge, Source RouteBridge, Switch, Host, IGMP or Repeater.
    Device ID Displays the configured device ID or name for each device in the table.
    Enabled Capabilities Displays which device capabilities are currently enabled.
    Local Port Displays the local port name (access point physical port) for each LLDP capable device. Supported access point models have unique port configurations.
    Platform Displays the model number of the LLDP capable device interoperating with the access point.
    Port ID Displays the identifier for the local port.
    TTL Displays the TTL for each LLDP connection.
  6. Select Clear Neighbors to remove all known LLDP neighbors from the table.
  7. Select Refresh to update the screen's statistics counters to their latest values.