How do I determine which WiFi standard a client is connected with. AC vs N vs G vs B

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Using HiveManager, how can I determine which standard a client is using to connect to Aerohive?  802.1AC vs 802.1N vs 802.1G etc...
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I am not sure if you are using HM6 or NG, so I will answer for both platforms.


By default, this information is not displayed in the "Clients" section of the monitor tab. To enable it, you would need to click on the "Edit Table" button in the top right section of the screen within the "Active Clients" or "Wireless Clients" screen. The button looks like this:

Next, choose the "Association Mode" option, and click the ">" button in the middle to move it over to the "Selected Columns" section and click "Save" at the bottom of that window. The screen should refresh and to the far right you will see the "Association Mode" column which will indicate the association mode of the client. It should look like this:

If you see "ng" or "na" and are not also displaying the channel in use, that just helps you to determine if it is connected at 802.11n using either the 2.4GHz or 5GHz band.


It is hidden a little deeper in NG, but if you go to the "Monitor" tab and then select "Clients" on the left side of the screen, and then click on the MAC address of the client in question, you will be able to see it in the window that pops up. It will be shown under the "Current Connection Status" in the middle of the window that appears. See the following:

Same rules apply as with HM6 if it displays "ng" or "na" in regards to the band in use for 802.11n.


From the CLI of the AP via a console or SSH session, you can see the phy mode as well by running the following command:

show station

It will output something like this:

You could also see the CLI output by selecting an AP in the "Monitor" tab and use the built in SSH client within HM6 under the "Utilities" button or through the CLI Access tool in NG by selecting Actions/Advanced/CLI Access.

Hope this helps.

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Beautiful! Excellent! Exactly what I was looking for.  Thank you!