Enables Ekahau multicast packet forwarding. When enabled, Ekahau small, battery powered Wi-Fi tags are attached to tracked assets or assets carried by people. Ekahau processes locations, rules, messages, and environmental data and turns the information into locationing maps, alerts and reports.

Supported in the following platforms:

  • Access Points — AP505i, AP510i, AP510e, AP560i, AP560h


ekahau [forward ip <IP> port <0-65535>|mac <MAC>]


ekahau [forward ip <IP> port <0-65535>|mac <MAC>]
ekahau Enables Ekahau multicast packet forwarding on this radio
forward ip <IP> port <0-65535> Enables multicast packet forwarding to the Ekahau engine
  • ip <IP> – Configures the IP address of the Ekahau engine in the A.B.C.D format
    • port <0-65535> – Specifies the TZSP (TaZman Sniffer Protocol) port on Ekahau engine from 0 - 65535

TZSP is an encapsulation protocol, which is generally used to wrap 802.11 wireless packets.

mac <MAC> Configures the multicast MAC address to forward the Ekahau multicast packets
  • <MAC> – Specify the MAC address in the AA-BB-CC-DD-EE-FF format.


nx9500-6C8809(config-profile-510TestProfile-if-radio1)#ekahau forward ip port 3

nx9500-6C8809(config-profile-510TestProfile-if-radio1)#show context
 interface radio1
  description "Primary radio to use"
  channel 1
  data-rates b-only
  beacon period 50
  beacon dtim-period bss 1 5
  beacon dtim-period bss 2 2
  beacon dtim-period bss 3 5
  beacon dtim-period bss 4 5
  beacon dtim-period bss 5 5
  beacon dtim-period bss 6 5
  beacon dtim-period bss 7 5
  beacon dtim-period bss 16 5
  antenna-gain 12.0
  aggregation ampdu tx-only
  aeroscout forward
  ekahau forward ip port 3
  antenna-mode 2x2

Related Commands

no (radio-interface-config-command) Uses default Ekahau multicast MAC address