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Dear Experts,

I would like to know if there is a way to find all the wireless access points that are mounted in my building facility. Is there a free tool I can use to get the LAN CONTROLLERS and the Access points. Also some AP's are standalone.

I want to put a drawing - rough version with all the APs in the end. It will be helpful if I could show the IPs of these APs.

Thank you.
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Spiceworks can perform an inventory scan.  While not guaranteed to identify and properly classify all devices, it will at least be a good starting point.    Are all of the access points and/or controllers the same brand?    You can narrow the search down also by analyzing the MAC addresses on the networks, looking for known manufacturers of wireless hardware.

 What is your subnet mask / total number of hosts on your network?  I am just trying to get an idea of the scope of the project.
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The mask is /28. The issue is I dont know where are most of the access points mounted. It is hard to find out.

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If you have managed switches and know the Mac address, you can show ARP table and find the port then trace the wire.   Spice works can also tell you the switch and port given the right conditions
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