Customer statistics (wifi network usage)
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lifeofryley
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Customer statistics (wifi network usage)

by lifeofryley » Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:15 am

Good day all,

We have recently deployed a wifi network at a shopping mall. (433 APs, r52Hn). The backhaul is in the 5 GHz space and the public wifi over 2.4.

The customer has asked for usage statistics... They are looking for some basic info on who is using the network, what devices, etc.

Where can this info be summarized in a "pretty picture" format for them? Are stats like this inherent in the user man?

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Thanks,

Ryley

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Re: Customer statistics (wifi network usage)

by jandafields » Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:08 am

lifeofryley wrote:Good day all,

We have recently deployed a wifi network at a shopping mall. (433 APs, r52Hn). The backhaul is in the 5 GHz space and the public wifi over 2.4.

The customer has asked for usage statistics... They are looking for some basic info on who is using the network, what devices, etc.

Where can this info be summarized in a "pretty picture" format for them? Are stats like this inherent in the user man?

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Thanks,

Ryley


If you use hotspot, then you would have records of who is using it... but if you provide open wifi then how would you know "who" is using it? When you say "what devices"... are you asking what devices the clients are using??? If so, then there is no way for a router to know what kind of device you have. It's all mac addresses and IP addresses. If you are using a hotspot, you might be able to grab user-agents on the http... but otherwise all you have is mac-addresses which you can lookup to indirectly find device types sometimes (or network card manufacture).

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