Used in conjunction with Experience Monitoring, wireless reauthentication can be used to monitor a user’s ability to establish a connection to your wireless network.

How it works

The steps taken by wireless reauthentication on a monitoring point are as follows:

  • Take the wireless interface down
  • Wait for a delay (configurable)
  • Bring the wireless interface back up
  • Check that the wireless interface is connected to the access point
  • Check that the interface has acquired an IP address from DHCP

These steps occur at most once every five minutes. Any errors that occur during this procedure are identified in the web path charts.

Wireless reauthentication restrictions

  • It is available only on some legacy and current Enterprise Monitoring Points.
  • On m70s, wireless reauthentication is available only on wlan0.
  • On m22s, wireless reauthentication must be enabled by AppNeta Support before you can activate it.
  • A wireless interface must be set up on the monitoring point before it can be used.
  • It is only available on wireless interfaces configured for DHCP.
  • It is available for use only with AppNeta scripting (not with Selenium).

Activate wireless reauthentication

To activate wireless reauthentication:

  1. In APM, navigate to > Manage Monitoring Points.
  2. For the monitoring point you want to activate wireless reauthentication on, click > Activate Wireless Re-Authentication.
  3. In the Delay field, enter the number of seconds delay between when the wireless interface is taken down and when it is brought up again.
  4. Click Submit.
    • Wireless reauthentication is activated and applied to all Experience monitoring scripts (AppNeta scripting only) on the monitoring point.

Deactivate wireless reauthentication

To deactivate wireless reauthentication:

  1. In APM, navigate to > Manage Monitoring Points.
  2. For the monitoring point you want to deactivate wireless reauthentication on, click > Deactivate Wireless Re-Authentication.
  3. Click Submit.
    • Wireless reauthentication is deactivated on the monitoring point.