Coverage Hole Detail

In addition to the RF Domain‘s Coverage Hole Summary, a specific access point‘s coverage hole history can be reviewed in detail. Consider using different RF Domain member access points or their connected clients to help validate the data reported before compensating for the coverage hole by increasing the radio transmit power of neighboring access points.

To view a RF Domain‘s member access point's coverage hole details:

  1. Select the Statistics menu from the Web UI.
  2. Expand the System node on the top, left-hand side of the screen.
    The System node expands to display the RF Domains created within the managed network.
  3. Select an RF Domain from the list.
    The RF Domain statistics menu displays in the right-hand side of the screen, with the Health tab selected by default.
  4. Expand Coverage Hole Detection from the RF Domain menu.
  5. Select Detail.
    The Coverage Hole Detection > Detail screen displays.
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  6. Use the Filtered By option to define whether the RF Domain‘s coverage hole details are provided by a selected access point or by a specific RF Domain member access point‘s connected Client. Consider filtering by different RF Domain member devices to validate the accuracy of a reported coverage hole before increasing the transmit power of neighboring radios to compensate.
  7. Based on the Filtered By option selected in the previous step, in the Enter MAC Address field, enter the access point's MAC address or Hostname, or the client's MAC address.
    This is the selected device reporting coverage hole details to the listed RF Domain member access point.
  8. Select Filter to begin the coverage hole data collection using the access point or client details provided. Refer to the following to review the data reported:
    Hostname Lists the administrator assigned hostname used as each listed access point‘s network identifier. This is the access point whose client(s) are reporting coverage hole RSSI data.
    MAC address Lists the reporting access point's MAC address.
    Radio Lists the access point radio receiving and reporting coverage hole RSSI data from the listed client MAC.
    BSSID Displays the BSSID (basic service set identifier) included in an access point‘s wireless packet transmissions. Packets need to go to their correct destination. While a SSID keeps packets within the correct WLAN there is usually multiple access points within each WLAN. A BSSID identifies the correct access point and its connected clients.
    Client MAC Lists each connected client‘s hardware encoded MAC address. This is the client reporting coverage hole RSSI data to its connected access point radio.
    RSSI Displays the RSSI (Received Signal Strength Indicator) of the detecting Access Radio or client.
    Date-Time Displays the date and time when each listed access point received its coverage hole indecent information.
  9. Click Clear AP Coverage Incidents to clear the statistics counters and begin a new coverage hole summary for RF Domain member access point radios.
  10. Click Refresh to update the statistics counters to their latest values.