AP Interface Multicast Groups Joined

Multicast groups scale to a larger set of destinations by not requiring prior knowledge of who or how many destinations there are. Multicast devices uses their infrastructure efficiently by requiring the source to send a packet only once, even if delivered to a large number of devices. Devices replicate a packet to reach multiple receivers only when necessary.

Access Points are free to join or leave a multicast group at any time. There are no restrictions on the location or members in a multicast group. A host may be a member of more than one multicast group at any given time and does not have to belong to a group to send messages to members of a group.

To view the Access Point‘s multicast group memberships on the selected interface:

  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 Interfaces menu.
  5. Select the Multicast Groups Joined tab.
    The Statistics > AP > Interfaces > Multicast Groups Joined displays in the right-hand pane.
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    This table displays the following information:
    Group Lists the name of existing multicast groups whose current members share multicast packets with one another on this selected interface as a means of collective interoperation.
    Users Lists the number of devices currently interoperating on this interface in each listed multicast group. Any single device can be a member of more then one group at a time.