AP Network ARP Entries

ARP (Address Resolution Protocol) is a protocol for mapping an IP address to a device address recognized in the local network. An address is 32 bits long. In an Ethernet local area network, however, addresses for attached devices are 48 bits long. (The physical machine address is also known as a MAC address.) A table, usually called the ARP cache, is used to maintain a correlation between each MAC address and its corresponding IP address. ARP provides the protocol rules for making this correlation and providing address conversion in both directions.

To view the ARP entries on the network statistics screen:

  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 ARP Entries.
    The Statistics > AP > Network > ARP Entriess screen is displayed.
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    The ARP Entries screen displays the following:
    IP Address Displays the IP address of the client being resolved on behalf of the controller or service platform.
    ARP MAC Address Displays the MAC address of the device where an IP address is being resolved.
    Type Defines whether the entry was added statically or created dynamically in respect to network traffic. Entries are typically static.
    VLAN Displays the name of the VLAN ID where the IP address was found.
  6. Select the Refresh button to update the screen's statistics counters to their latest values.