Available from Firmware 8.1.1.
The Airprobe report – airmonitor is available for models with an access point when this feature is turned on in the support.cgi page of the Peplink router.
The support.cgi page can be accessed from the local web admin interface
If you are accessing your device via IC2 from the Remote Web Admin feature, you’ll see this:
Change the index.cgi to support.cgi
Any supported Wi-Fi / AP features will cease to function when Wi-Fi Air Monitoring is turned on!
Once enabled the WiFi Air Monitoring report will be available in InControl from the Device Level > Reports menu
The AirMonitor report shows the Wi-Fi utilization, channel utilization, packet distribution, and signal strength for each Wi-Fi device.
The report shows which devices are connected to which hotspots at a glance.
By drilling down in several parts of the report (nodes, or channels), detailed information about access points, connected devices, SSIDs and signal strength is shown in clear charts that can be printed or downloaded separately by clicking on the menu icon in the top right corner of each
Select a report date, time and channel and click retrieve
A Nodes and Utilization chart will show the utilization of WiFi channels on the report.
When hovering the mouse pointer over a channel in the Utilization chart, details of the Utilization is shown.
Click on a column to view the channel’s details and the following chart becomes visible.
This shows the data type and rate being used on that channel.
The Type chart shows the percentage of Data, Control and Management traffic which in its turn shows the percentage of what kind of packets are being transmitted in that Channel.
The Rate chart shows the Data rate (or throughput) of data within that channel, which is used to indicate the speed of a wireless connection.
The Nodes Chart
The Nodes chart shows columns of each channel with the amount of Access Points, Stations and Station probes transmitting on these channels.
Choose to show nodes from neighbouring channels by toggling the box in the top left corner.
Clicking on a column shows a table with all connected devices on that channel.
Details of each device shown are Mode, Channel, Mac Address, SSID, Encryption, Utilization, Retries and Max. RSSI.
Selecting the device will show connected clients to that device as shown in the chart below.
The AP Distribution chart shows which access points are transmitting on which channels with the received signal strength.