CCIE Enterprise Wireless (v1.0) – 3 Enterprise Wireless Network – 3.2 Lightweight APs – 3.2.a AP modes – 9800 Monitor mode

  • Monitor mode APs can be used to enhance location/WIDS/WIPs services.
  • Monitor mode APs can also be used to troubleshoot/analyze the RF spectrum

Optimizing RFID Tracking on Access Points

  • To optimize the monitoring and location calculation of RFID tags, you can enable tracking optimization on up to four channels within the 2.4-GHz band of an 802.11b/g access point radio. This feature allows you to scan only the channels on which tags are usually programmed to operate (such as channels 1, 6, and 11).

  1. Place AP into monitor mode

2. Once the AP reboot obtain the spectrum key that will be used to access the access point via Cisco spectrum expert

The key can also be found on the AP: SSH into the AP. Note:

3. Launch Cisco spectrum expert

Once logged into the AP via the spectrum expert tool the following screen should pop up



short 2.4GHz spectrum video

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