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Application to monitor Access Point status


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#1 daredavel

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Posted 19 August 2016 - 09:41 AM

Hello,

 

What application/software can you suggest that can monitor the status or connection (alive/dead) of my access points? I have a lot of access points and some of them will die after some time and I'll need to restart them (probably faulty -- I just have to leave with it for now). It's pretty troublesome if I have to check one by one in every location.

 

I would appreciate any suggestion.



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Posted 19 August 2016 - 01:13 PM

Are all the access point on the same network? Are they all the same model? If so, what model? Last, do AP need to be full power cycled or are you looking for remote reset access?

 

If you can ping them all from the computer you wish to monitor from, then I would suggest something like Pingplotter and set up some alarms for the different IP for the AP's IPs. See here for instructions. This may be problematic if you use WPS or MESH to connect your AP since the LAN IP won't be accessible. In that case, try a WOL sniffer then can ARP to each AP's specific MAC address. 

 

If the routers were the same or similar model, some manufactures will offer cloud access to each AP via different methods. This requires each AP to have internet access though. Other models have SNMP or SSH or wIPS that you could use in different ways to either monitor or control(force reset).


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Posted 20 August 2016 - 12:31 AM

Are all the access point on the same network? Are they all the same model? If so, what model? Last, do AP need to be full power cycled or are you looking for remote reset access?

 

If you can ping them all from the computer you wish to monitor from, then I would suggest something like Pingplotter and set up some alarms for the different IP for the AP's IPs. See here for instructions. This may be problematic if you use WPS or MESH to connect your AP since the LAN IP won't be accessible. In that case, try a WOL sniffer then can ARP to each AP's specific MAC address. 

 

If the routers were the same or similar model, some manufactures will offer cloud access to each AP via different methods. This requires each AP to have internet access though. Other models have SNMP or SSH or wIPS that you could use in different ways to either monitor or control(force reset).

 

I have a mix brand of access points (ipcoms, planets) and I can ping them in my station. I will give ping plotter a shot. Thank you!






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