How can I monitor a CISCO AIR CAP3501 ?

Posted on 2014-09-23
Last Modified: 2014-10-06
I have a CISCO 5508 Wireless controller and I have attached some  Accesspoints CISCO 3501 , and I have noticed that in the  Wireless area scope  sometimes the time response is too slow,, and I think the problem is that someone in the wireless network is saturating it. I have the Solarwinds Engineer toolset and I wonder if there is a specific tool to monitor the Accesspoint  in order to figure or discover who is saturating the network. I tried but I don't know where I configure in the AP  the  community parameter. Can somebody tell me which tool I must use ?  and where I configure the community string in the CISCO 3501  AP?
Question by:Apolo Victores
  • 4
  • 3
LVL 45

Accepted Solution

Craig Beck earned 500 total points
ID: 40341340
There is only one tool which will allow you to do this - Cisco's Prime Infrastructure.  The problem is that you can't monitor a CAPWAP AP with standard SNMP - it tunnels all control traffic to the WLC, so you have to interrogate it, not the AP.  Similarly, you don't enter SNMP details into the AP; you do that on the WLC also.

Author Comment

by:Apolo Victores
ID: 40345904
Thank you! and also I would say that  Accesspoint AIRCAP device shares the bandwidth and it is not a switchable device.

Author Closing Comment

by:Apolo Victores
ID: 40360047
Thank you so much!!  is there a training material  for this WLC operation?
Scale it in WD Gold

With up to ten times the workload capacity of desktop drives, WD Gold hard drives employ advanced technology to deliver among the best in reliability, capacity, power efficiency and performance.

LVL 45

Expert Comment

by:Craig Beck
ID: 40360238
There is training material available for the WLC and Prime Infrastructure.

Author Comment

by:Apolo Victores
ID: 40363966
Can you send me the link please?
LVL 45

Expert Comment

by:Craig Beck
ID: 40364241

Author Comment

by:Apolo Victores
ID: 40364398
Thank you so much!!

Featured Post

Free camera licenses with purchase of My Cloud NAS

Milestone Arcus software is compatible with thousands of industry-leading cameras for added flexibility. Upon installation on your My Cloud NAS, you will receive two (2) camera licenses already enabled in the software. And for a limited time, get additional camera licenses FREE.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
AP's for Motorola RFS6000 Controller 1 32
PCI Compliance Free scan 2 79
access vs trunk with voice vlan 2 21
Cisco 3560 switches not seeing VTP V3 12 16
When it comes to security, there are always trade-offs between security and convenience/ease of administration. This article examines some of the main pros and cons of using key authentication vs password authentication for hosting an SFTP server.
In this article, I am going to show you how to simulate a multi-site Lab environment on a single Hyper-V host. I use this method successfully in my own lab to simulate three fully routed global AD Sites on a Windows 10 Hyper-V host.
After creating this article (, I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

861 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

25 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now