Work in Progress: WLANs in Network Topology Maps

ImageAs announced, our development team works on the visualization of WLANs within the network map. We already have a first implementation that shows wireless lans as clouds with a WLAN icon. WLAN connections are dotted lines instead of solid lines for ethernet connections.

A checkbox within the toolbar lets users decide whether to show or hide wireless networks and wlan connections. Tooltips for the wlan lists the WLANs encryption and authentication algorithms whereas the tooltips for connections show the connection speed.

As the next step, we are going to discover wlan access points that are connected to so called wlan controller. Access points will also appear as devices connected to the wireless network.


About The Author

Thomas Trenz
I own and manage JDisc and its network inventory and discovery products. Before I started JDisc, I worked quite a long time for Hewlett-Packard developing software for network assessments and inventory projects. Feel free to contact me on Linked-In or Xing.

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