Wireless Access Point Load Monitor
Shows wireless Access Points utilization rates. Available only when the current probe (or probe instance) is capturing packets from a wireless network interface. Note that for Observer to accurately assess utilization rates, you must enter the correct bandwidth speed in the Settings dialog.
The Wireless Access Points Load Monitor lets you look at an access point in real-time to see its utilization rate. You can create a tab for each access point, allowing you to easily click between them. You can quickly find out if an access point is acting as a bottleneck and, if so, whether the source of the packets clogging the AP are incoming or outgoing (or both). By examining historical information you can tell whether this is a chronic problem, which might indicate the need for a faster connection, or an acute problem, which might indicate a failure of some sort. Observer does this passively; therefore, the Access Point is not affected.
Tip! Right-click any tab at the bottom of the Load Monitor window to select an access point to set up and monitor. You can then view any access point by simply clicking on its tab.
1. On the Classic tab, in the Statistics group, click Wireless Access Point Statistics.
2. Click the Settings button to configure the wireless access point.
3. Select an AP from the list. This list is read from your address/alias list. If no routers are displayed, use Discover Network Names to scan your network and populate the list. See Building an address book automatically for more details.
4. In the Access Point speed (Bits/second), type the throughput speed for the wireless device. Typically, assuming theoretical maximums, this will be 300000000 for 802.11n (two-streams), 54000000 for 802.11a/g access points or 11000000 for 802.11b access points.
Dials provide a heads-up immediate display of packets/second, bits/second, and interface utilization.