The AP7602, AP7612, AP7632, AP7662, AP8432 and AP8533 model access points utilize a built in Bluetooth chip for specific Bluetooth functional behaviors in a WiNG managed network.

These platforms can use their Bluetooth classic enabled radio to sense other Bluetooth enabled devices and report device data (MAC address, RSSI and device calls) to an ADSP server for intrusion detection. If the device presence varies in an unexpected manner, ADSP can raise an alarm.

AP-8432 and AP-8533 model access points support Bluetooth beaconing to emit either iBeacon or Eddystone- URL beacons. The access point‘s Bluetooth radio sends non-connectable, undirected LE (low-energy) advertisement packets on a periodic basis. These advertisement packets are short, and they are sent on Bluetooth advertising channels that conform to already-established iBeacon and Eddystone-URL standards. Portions of the advertising packet are still customizable, however.



The WiNG 7.1 release does not support Bluetooth on AP505 and AP510 model access points. This feature will be supported in future releases.
  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. Click Bluetooth.
    The Statistics → RF Domain → Bluetooth screen displays.
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  5. Refer the following table for Bluetooth related information:
    Name Lists the administrator assigned name of the access point‘s Bluetooth radio.
    Alias If an alias has been defined for the AP it is listed here. The alias value is expressed in the form of <hostname>: B<Bluetooth_radio_number>. If the administrator has defined a hostname for the AP, it is used in place of the AP‘s default hostname.
    Radio State Displays the current operational state (On/Off) of the Bluetooth radio.
    Off Reason If the Bluetooth radio is offline, this field states the reason.
    Radio MAC Lists the Bluetooth radio‘s factory-encoded MAC address serving as this device‘s hardware identifier on the network.
    Hostname Lists the AP's hostname as its network identifier.
    Device MAC Lists the AP‘s factory-encoded MAC address serving as this device‘s hardware identifier on the network.
    AP Location Lists the AP‘s administrator-assigned deployment location.
    Radio Mode Lists an access point‘s Bluetooth radio functional mode as either btsensor or le-beacon.
    Beacon Period Lists the Bluetooth radio‘s beacon transmission period from 100 -10,000 milliseconds.
    Beacon Type Lists the type of beacon currently configured.
    Last Error Lists descriptive text on any error that is preventing the Bluetooth radio from operating.
  6. Click Refresh to update the statistics counters to their latest values.