Active Devices Tab
This document will explain the meaning of each table column in the “Active Devices” tab of the WLAN Controller. The “Active Device” tab contains devices that have been activated and are running a WLAN Controller Client. These columns are “Device Name”, “Class Type”, “Version #”, “Operating System”, “Access Point”, “Wireless Scanner”, “Wired Scanner”, “# Associated Stations”, “Last Command”, “Last Command Status”, “Access Point Status”, “Details”, and “Deactivate.”
The “Active Devices” tab contains text boxes that allow you to make changes to certain settings for the device configuration. In the top left hand corner of the tab, are the text boxes for the user to input data about the device that they would like to configure. The user can select a device from the list of devices and then alter the settings in the text boxes and then select “Save Configuration”, in order to finalize the changes. These options include the “Device Name”, which is set to the MAC address of the device by default but can be altered by the user quite easily, the “Access Point SSID” and “Access Point Key” can also be configured if the device is capable of serving as an Access Point, and the last editable text boxes are the Latitude and Longitude, which can allow the user to manually input the Latitude and Longitude of the device.
The first column “Device Name” will give the MAC address of the device unless the device has been renamed by the user.
The next column “Class Type” will give the type of class that the device is. This “Class Type” is assigned by the user in the “Scanner” Tab. (see WLAN Controller Documentation – advanced filtering)
This column lists the Version of the WLAN Controller Client that the Device is running.
The next column “Operating System” will display the operating system that the Device is running.
This is a check box that will have a check mark in it when it is selected and will be empty when it is not selected. This check box is only enabled for Mac OS X devices and Windows 7 devices. However if you do not want your Mac OS X or Windows 7 device to be an access point, just simply click the box to “uncheck” this feature.
This is a check box for the “Wireless Scanner” feature. It will have a check mark in it when it is selected and will be empty when it is not selected.
This is a check box for the “Wired Scanner” feature. It will have a check mark in it when it is selected and will be empty when it is not selected.
The “# Associated Stations” column displays the number of stations that are currently connected to the device.
The “Last Command” column displays the last type of action that was done by the device. This column will display only the last action done by the device and this is usually signified with either “wiredscan” or “WirelesScan”.
Last Command Status
The next column “Last Command Status” will give the status of the command in the “Last Command” column. This shows the state in the process that the “Last Command” is in.
Access Point Status
The next column “Access Point Status” displays whether the access point is “Running” or “Stopped”. This gives the user information on whether the device can currently be used as an access point or not.
The last column “Details” will give the user any important information pertaining to the device.
The “Deactivate” Column allows the user to deactivate a device, this will disable the device from being an active device and will be transferred to the “Available Devices” tab, where it can then be found and activated again.
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