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How to do a DCS interference scan in identiFi for Radio 2 (2.4GHz)

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TitleHow to do a DCS interference scan in identiFi for Radio 2 (2.4GHz)
Objective
How to do a DCS interference scan in identiFi for Radio 2 (2.4GHz)
Environment
  • identiFi
  • 2.4GHz
Procedure
1. Select an AP which you want to do DCS scan under "AP" menu

2. Select a Radio 2 and click "Advanced..." button

3. Enable all event (Bluetooth, Microwave, Cordless Phone, Constant Wave, Video Bridge) in DCS Interference Event

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※ Dynamic Channel Selection is Monitor mode

4. Click "Close" and "Apply"

5. Wait and monitor for 30 minutes

6. Retrieve AP trace tarball - How to Collect Access Point Logging Information (Trace Bundle).


7. Disable all events and make sure the DCS mode is "Monitor" mode

※ Please don't forget disable the events as the scan takes CPU and memory resources and degrades performance

Additional notes
If there is any interference per each categories (Bluetooth, Microwave, Cordless Phone, Constant Wave, Video Bridge) in the network, then you can see corresponsive log message in AP log from the retrieved AP trace as below:
 

Dec 16 07:41:15 cap: Radio 2 DCS Detected Interference Microwave on Frequency 2457Mhz

Dec 16 07:41:26 cap: Radio 2 DCS Detected Interference Microwave on Frequency 2457Mhz

Dec 16 07:41:37 cap: Radio 2 DCS Detected Interference Microwave on Frequency 2457Mhz

Dec 16 07:41:48 cap: Radio 2 DCS Detected Interference Microwave on Frequency 2457Mhz

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