Wifi Networks Test

This test auto-discovers the Wifi networks that are accessible to the target Windows server, and reports availability and signal strength of each Wifi network. This way, administrators can not only proactively identify the Wifi network that offers high signal strength but also can take actions before a user complains of unavailability of Wifi network, receiving weak Wifi signals and poor connection quality.

Target of the test : A Windows server

Agent deploying the test : An external agent

Outputs of the test : One set of outputs for every Wifi network connected to the target Windows server being monitored.

Configurable parameters for this test
  1. Test period - How often should the test be executed
  2. Host - The host for which the test is to be configured.
  3. Profile name - By default, this parameter is set to all indicating that the eG agent will monitor all Wifi networks that have been listed and report metrics. Sometimes, you may want to monitor only a specific Wifi network or a set of Wifi networks of your interest. To achieve this, specify a particular Wifi network or a comma-separated list of Wifi networks in the profile name text box.

  4. ignore unavailable profiles (hrs) - Specify the duration (in hours) beyond which a Wifi network should be regarded as unavailable. The default value is 24. This means that one or more Wifi networks will be considered as unavailable if they are not discovered for more than 24 hours.
  5. Detailed Diagnosis - To make diagnosis more efficient and accurate, the eG Enterprise embeds an optional detailed diagnostic capability. With this capability, the eG agents can be configured to run detailed, more elaborate tests as and when specific problems are detected. To enable the detailed diagnosis capability of this test for a particular server, choose the On option. To disable the capability, click on the Off option.

    The option to selectively enable/disable the detailed diagnosis capability will be available only if the following conditions are fulfilled:

    • The eG manager license should allow the detailed diagnosis capability
    • Both the normal and abnormal frequencies configured for the detailed diagnosis measures should not be 0.
Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Availability

Indicates whether/not this Wifi network is available.

Percent

A value of 100 indicates that this Wifi network is available. The value 0 indicates that the Wifi network is not available.

Use the detailed diagnosis of this measure to know the details of the Wifi network such as the physical address, Radio type, Description, Authentication, etc.

Signal strength

Indicates the percentage of signal strength of this Wifi network.

Percent

Ideally, a high value is desired for this measure.