Using AirPort Utility to collect RSSI

Apple developed a utility to manage your Wi-Fi network and assist connecting to Airport base stations.  It is NOT installed by default in iOS and there are some settings that may need tweaking each time you want to run the application.  The AirPort Utility has several features, but the ones I’m really interested in are:…

Extreme Site Survey AP Configuration

Extreme Site Survey AP Configuration This post captures useful commands when performing site surveys for configuring access points from Extreme Networks (formerly Aerohive).  Sometimes events happen in the field and you need to factory reset or re-configure an AP in the middle of a site survey.  What follows are some notes about relevant commands to configure an…

With Extreme Power comes Extreme Responsibility

With Extreme Power comes Extreme Responsibility Have you ever wondered why RSSI values from validation surveys don’t match your predictive design?  Have you wondered why changing the AP transmit power doesn’t always correspond with RSSI values for the client? There are some subtle nuances to be aware of when setting the transmit power on Extreme…

Extreme Packet Capture

With some of the new features coming down the pipe with WiFi6, affectionately known as “11ax”, it may prove a little more challenging to capture all the frames.  This blog describes the process to capture WiFi6 traffic using WiFi6 radio interface(s) of an Extreme (formerly Aerohive) access point. Photo by natsuki on Unsplash   It’s often thought that…