Ninedd, Have you tried our free network management tool CNS. It has the ability to show you the tput graph you are looking for per subscriber along with many other features. While the colors maybe a bit strong in the image below it serves the function you are looking for. I am hesitant to do a real time tput calculation on the radio if the CNS solution suffices
Hello. First, thank you for taking the time to listen and to try to help. I do appreciate it. :)
Second, yes, I've looked at CNS - it's great at some things, but I don't see anything in there that shows a list of all the customer's on an access point and a real-time updating screen of all their info, including throughput. In the AP there is MONITOR - WIRELESS which does show a list of SM's and it does show some good data, but it doesn't show a real time list of throughput for every station.
So, with the StarOS that we use now, we see this list when we look at an AP. YES, this is an old-fashioned SSH/Text display - BUT it's also very very useful. It's updated in real time (once per second) and every number on here changes. It's showing us every station and their RX/TX throughputs in KBYTES/second. We can instantly see what speed every client is getting.
So, when client xx:xx:xx:xx:AF:D7 calls and says that his internet is ''slower than dialup'' and we can look and see tha t he is getting 259KBytes at that instant... we know that his internet isn't really slow - it's actually just occupied and probably a computer downloading Updates, or by a Torrent or Cloud Storage program that he's unaware of, or someone next door stealing his WiFi - and seeing that instant throughput reading is very, very, very useful info. Yes, graphing is also very important, and seeing longer term graphs is very useful as well - but it's totally different than seeing a real-time list of every client and their kbps or kBps throughput updated every second or two or five.
And - it's important to see all the clients at once. Sometimes client who has become a -77 for some reason, when he's getting his 250 KBytes, that may be screwing up someone else. I know - Cambium's Scheduler helps prevent that problem and that is one of many reasons that we're switching away from StarOS, but for many diagnostic situations, there's no substitute for seeing real-time throughput for all associated stations.
Another scenario - a client calls and they are trying to configure their email program. Every time they click ''send and recieve'', they get no mail. However, when they are doing that, we see a burst of data and instantly know that they ARE in fact picking up the mail... and that it's likely a filter in their Virus or SPAM or in their Email program that's filtering or blocking or something. Being able to see a real time throughput helps point us where to look in an email situation.
So - yes, graphing with CACTI is great. The CNS program is great. But waiting 5 minutes to see one data point.... that's not real time throughput reports.
Right now, in the ePMP's Access Point list - it already has MONITOR - PERFORMANCE which already does have a Subscriber Module Statistics area. And, that list already does show incrementing data totals for 'Total Uplink' and 'Total Downlink'. If that list could subtract the previous value from the current value to get the difference (the delta) since the last display interval, and then divide that by the display interval - that would be all I'm asking for.
So, two new fields in that list that show the RX and TX values of:
Calculated by (Current Total Data - Previous Interval's Total Data) / Webpage Auto Update Interval Time.
I think that's all we'd need.
Ideally, it'd also be nice to be able to change 'units' for the data, the same as we can for miles/kilometers. It'd be good to be able to set the units, and then see all the data counters and settings represetned by bits, or bytes or whatever units the admin wants to see them in. However - for now - we'd need to be able to see the throughput speed of all the assocated stations in a list - either (or both) the Wireless Performance list, and/or the Monitor Wireless list.