I have a couple dozen stations connected against three hAP ac units. I have all three units logging to a syslog server, which is handy for correlating events when troubleshooting.
But sometimes I would just like to visually see which Wi-Fi stations are connected to which AP. Or even just a table list. And being able to assign an alias name to the MACs would be very helpful.
Does anyone know of any free software (preferably that would run on FreeBSD or Linux for the server component, and web UI for the client component) that would meet those needs?
- Looking for a free monitor software
- FreeBSD or Linux server daemon
- Web UI client
- SNMP polling for RouterOS compatibility
- Show graphical or tabular view of stations connected to each AP
- Wishlist: allow alias for the MAC addresses of the stations
I think The Dude can do most of this, but that won't run on hAP ac, and my current setup only has a FreeBSD server running, which won't run RouterOS in a VM (yet).
Worst case, I might buy a HEX that can run The Dude server. But I don't have a Windows computer to run The Dude client, and only one easily available computer running Linux with wine, so ideally there is something free that can do what I need without having to run The Dude.
One hAP ac is being used as my core router, and it will max 100% cpu when doing about 170-180 Mbps aggregate throughput (ingress + egress) on the WAN interface with my set of QoS rules, so upgrading to a faster router, that can run The Dude server, would be possible if nothing else.
Update: well, despite the HEX having 2/4 cores/threads and a faster clockspeed, it doesn't perform significantly better in QoS performance than the hAP ac. Offloading the wireless capability from the core router would save perhaps 20-30% cpu time, but I think that's still cutting it too close to choose the HEX if I had to run a Routerboard for The Dude. I guess I'll be looking at the RB3011 instead, which is really overkill for my application.