Why should enterprises use Wi-Fi monitoring?
Wireless devices are ubiquitous, especially in an enterprise network. This is because they are easy to connect to, removing the need for cumbersome hardware, such as wires and ports. However, every Wi-Fi device and wireless AP requires complete monitoring via a WiFi monitoring tool so you can ensure continuous availability and diagnose performance issues.
Wireless monitoring tools are critical for:
- Monitoring wireless strength and the total number of connections.
- Ensuring that all Wi-Fi devices in a network are available and performing optimally, which is important since most of the workforce prefers wireless devices.
- Troubleshooting network performance issues through identifying the problematic devices and interfaces.
- Identifying and eliminating rogue APs that may allow unauthorized access to your Wi-Fi.
Comprehensive Wi-Fi monitoring and wireless network management
Simplify discovery and monitoring
Automatically discover the wireless devices in your network and add them for Wi-Fi monitoring. Use the predefined default templates or customize them to simplify wireless network monitoring.
Receive timely alert notifications
Achieve real-time Wi-Fi network monitoring and act quickly with timely notifications. Get email, SMS, voice, instant messaging, RSS, and push notifications about downtime, allowing you to address any issues promptly.
Obtain deep performance visibility with reports
Obtain deep visibility into each device's performance with top N reports for interface-level attributes and custom reports for performance counters. Use the health dashboard to view the top performing devices and interfaces.
Monitor custom metrics for your Wi-Fi devices
Add wireless devices from any vendor and monitor any attribute using custom SNMP monitoring by just specifying the sysOID.
Wireless monitoring from the cloud using critical SNMP counters
Site24x7 tracks the following metrics to monitor the wireless network traffic of APs discovered in your network:
- CPU utilization: The current CPU load of the wireless device as a percentage
- Memory utilization: The utilization of memory pools that are currently in use by applications on the wireless device
- Total number of APs: The number of APs in the wireless network along with details like the IP address and protocol used to connect
- Status of all APs: This shows whether the APs are up, down, critical, or in trouble
- In and out traffic: The traffic flowing to and from the wireless device or AP
- Associated stations count: The number of devices currently associated with the WLC
- Total number of users: The number of users associated with the device
- Hardware details: The details such as the temperature or fan speed of the device
Monitor network traffic for different wireless devices
- Cisco Meraki Cloud Controller
- Cisco Meraki Wireless Controller
- Cisco Meraki MR33
- MikroTik RouterOS
- Cisco Wireless Controller
- UniFi AC Pro
- Xirrus WiFi Array
- Aruba 7005
- Brocade Ruckus ZD1200
- Cisco AIR-CT2504-K9
- Cisco Meraki MR44
- Aruba AP-515
- Cisco 5508 WLC
- Aruba 7205
- Aruba 7210
- Aruba IAP-205
- UniFi AP
- Cisco 5520 WLC
- Ubiquiti airMAX NanoStation
- Allied Telesis AT-TQ4400
- And more
View all Wi-Fi traffic and bandwidth metrics from a single dashboard
Get more than just performance data
Scale easily to monitor thousands of network devices.
Add multiple devices in one go using an IP range.
Alerts and Reports
Get timely downtime alerts and view reports with graphs.
Ensure high network availability by optimizing bandwidth allocation.
Overview of wireless monitoring
What is wireless monitoring?
Wireless monitoring is the process of discovering, monitoring, and analyzing the performance of wireless devices in a WiFi network. Tracking basic performance metrics (like CPU utilization, memory utilization, response time, bandwidth utilization, and packet loss) along with other wireless-device-specific metrics (like client count, mesh status, and temperature) forms the basis for wireless monitoring. It also involves tracking the availability, health, and performance of the interfaces.
Why is Wi-Fi monitoring important?
The complexities of wired networks, like hardware requirements and increased costs, have led enterprises to prefer wireless networks. Thus, Wi-Fi monitoring is critical because now more devices rely on wireless networks. Network admins can manage their networks effectively only if the wireless devices are continuously monitored through WiFi network monitoring. Since network downtime can affect most of the workforce, it is important to monitor Wi-Fi devices and wireless networks.
How can I monitor my Wi-Fi traffic?
You can monitor your Wi-Fi traffic by using a Wi-Fi monitoring tool that provides data on Wi-Fi traffic, bandwidth utilization, response time, packet loss, errors, and discards. You can also use performance counters and tabular performance counters to monitor critical WiFi performance metrics through wireless network monitoring.
Why should you choose Site24x7 for Wi-Fi monitoring?
Site24x7 provides Wi-Fi and wireless monitoring as part of its network monitoring suite.
With support for over 450 vendors and 10,000 device templates, Site24x7 monitors different network devices using performance counters.
You can also monitor custom metrics of your choice using custom SNMP monitoring. Site24x7 provides topology maps, Layer 2 maps, out-of-the-box dashboards, and reports to help you stay on top of the devices in your wireless network. You also have the flexibility to configure thresholds and receive alerts via the IT service management tools of your choice.
How does the Site24x7 wireless monitoring tool work?
Once you install Site24x7 On-Premise Poller in your network, it automatically discovers the devices within a provided IP range. You can add the desired wireless devices for monitoring and start collecting performance data using SNMP. The performance data is then sent to the Site24x7 web client where you can view your network performance in the form of charts, dashboards, and reports.