AP OSPF Interface

An OSPF Interface is the connection between a router and one of its attached networks. An interface has state information associated with it, which is obtained from the underlying lower level protocols and the routing protocol itself. A network interface has associated a single IP address and mask (unless the network is an unnumbered point-to-point network). An interface is sometimes also referred to as a link.

To view OSPF interface 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 OSPF menu.
  5. Select the OSPF Interface tab.
    The Statistics > AP > OSPF > OSPF Interface screen is displayed.
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    The OSPF Interface tab describes the following:
    Interface Name

    Displays the IP addresses and mask defined as the virtual interface for dynamic OSPF routes. Zero config and DHCP can be used to generate route addresses, or a primary and secondary address can be manually provided.

    Interface Index

    Lists the numerical index used for the OSPF interface. This interface ID is in the hello packets establishing the OSPF network connection.


    Lists the OSPF interface bandwidth (in Kbps) in the range of 1 - 10,000,000.

    Interface Flag

    Displays the flag used to determine the interface status and how to proceed


    Lists the OSPF interface MTU size. The MTU is the largest physical packet size (in bytes) a network can transmit. Any packets larger than the MTU are divided into smaller packets before being sent.

    OSPF Enabled

    Lists whether OSPF has been enabled for each listed interface. OSPF is disabled by default.


    Displays whether the OSPF interface (the dynamic route) is currently up or down for each listed interface. An OSPF interface is the connection between a router and one of its attached networks.

  6. Select Refresh to update the statistics counters to their latest values.