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When are we getting remote scan?

Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:49 pm

Can some work be done in this big missing area of RouterOS functionality to do a wireless "scan" while connected over the wlan interface? It can't be that hard to just scan for a few seconds and report back the results, or even if it does disconnect, at least save the scan results to a log file so they can be viewed upon reconnect. Yet again I am forced to spend days scheduling and traveling for client visits for what I should be able to do sitting here in minutes.
 
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Re: When are we getting remote scan?

Fri Apr 10, 2009 3:00 pm

+1
Actualy is is not hard implementation. And scripts are not solution, when having 100+ devices.
 
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Re: When are we getting remote scan?

Fri Apr 10, 2009 4:53 pm

connect with putty

set- close window on exit: newer

Ctrl+X (Safe mode)

interface wireless print
interface wireless scan 0
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Re: When are we getting remote scan?

Fri Apr 10, 2009 7:18 pm

That semi-works.
If you could issue a "without-paging" along with "scan" you could get a better output.
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Re: When are we getting remote scan?

Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:16 pm

connect with putty

set- close window on exit: newer

Ctrl+X (Safe mode)

interface wireless print
interface wireless scan 0
Thanks, this almost seems to work. The scan is definitely very short though as it misses some APs completely and takes a few runs to get a good result, but this is definitely better than driving over to every client with my laptop. I don't see why this is so hard for MT to implement into Winbox though, pretty much every single other manufacturer out there supports this in a single-click, easy to use manner. Even the crappy Interepoch 11b stuff that came out almost 10 years ago had this option!
 
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Re: When are we getting remote scan?

Thu May 07, 2009 4:14 pm

Hi!

We have nearly the same problem. We're an ISP in Austria and have 1000+ customers with 100/133/411/433-clients.

As now we're using the above mentioned method to do a scan (with putty as telnet-client).

But we have a major problem with it: The output seems missing some lines, the result looks like this:

--------------------------------------------------------------------------
[admin@MT433-Clientname] /interface wireless> scan 0
Flags: A - active, B - bss, P - privacy, R - routeros-network, N - nstreme
ADDRESS SSID BAND FREQ SIG NF SNR RADIO-NAME

scan not running6:5D:DE PTP-xyz... 5ghz 5580 -78 -98 20 PTP-AP
ABPR 02:0B:6B:DD:12:84 SSID1 5ghz 5580 -76 -98 22 AP-Customers1
ABPR 02:0B:6B:DD:12:85 SSID2 5ghz 5580 -77 -98 21 AP-Customers1
[admin@MT433-Clientname] /interface wireless>
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

As you can see theres one line complety overwritten with a blank line (directy under ADDRESS) and at the second one there is 'scan not running' in the beginnig ... :-( (if you wonder about the same channels: the AP has 1 PTP-Link and two virtual AP's, the new, important AP cannot be seen because its overwritten by the blank line)

The only chance to get the full output is to use the logging feature of putty (into a file). If you check the outputted file then you'll recognize that there's a lot more output than in the telnet windows appears.

Now there's my question: Is there any way to get the full output to the screen without logging into a file everytime?!?

BTW: a solution via Winbox would be REALLY great!

Thank you in advance for some good ideas/solutions!

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