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How to turn a Cisco AP into a WiFi Analyzer?

Postby admin » Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:51 am

If your Cisco access point (AP) has clean air, you can turn your AP into a WiFi Analyzer.

This is how to do it
1. Download the Spectrum Expert software from, you will need a CCO account, and install it on your computer.
2. Change the AP Mode to SE-Connect. **This makes the AP stop servicing clients**
3. Launch the Spectrum Expert software on your computer and enter the IP address of the remote AP (Remote Sensor field).
4. You will need the key, the AP will generate the key and you can find this on the AP configuration page on the wireless controller.
- This key is on the general tab of the AP configuration tab and it looks something like this CEED81F4F99FFBA5D8FBDDF6234567B0

Once you connect you can now use Spectrum Expert and the AP as a remote Data Analyzer.

Does anybody have any good stories they would like to share on some good/bad experiences with spectrum expert?

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