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Cisco Wireless LAN Security by Andrew Balinsky, Darrin Miller, Krishna Sankar, Sri Sundaralingam

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Radio Management and Wireless Intrusion Detection

As discussed previously, several RM functions can be enabled using the SWAN deployment modes. A key component of radio measurements is the capability of Cisco APs, in addition to Cisco and CCX (version 2.0 or above), to measure and report measured RF parameters to the WLSE. Using the Cisco SWAN solution, active APs can measure radio parameters while still servicing WLAN clients. Figure 9-4 illustrates radio monitoring using WDS client APs and Cisco CCX clients. As shown in Figure 9-4, collected RM data is sent to the WDS server, which aggregates the RM data and forwards it to the WLSE for analysis.

Figure 9-4. SWAN Radio Monitoring

An AP configured on a specific channel ...

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