Advice needed for monitoring a WiFi network for Internet connectivity
Posted on 2013-01-25
I’m trying to figure out a way to monitor a wireless network so that I am alerted if Internet Connectivity drops. The WiFi network was recently upgraded and consists of 4 D-Link DWL-6000AP access points. The WiFi is only used for Internet access; it is not tied into the LAN.
There were a lot of issues with the previous access point we had. Specifically, users could connect to the access point without issue, and stay connected, but the Internet connectivity would frequently drop.
What types of tools are available to monitor Internet activity on a wireless network? Is there a system or monitor that will poll an http page one a minute (or every five minutes) to ensure that the access points have Internet access? What would need to be done to monitor 4 access points?