how to monitor customer (SM Units)

Dear all,

our current setup looks like this (ubiquiti):

 - we have our basestations (ubiquiti)

 - client antennas do EAP-TLS Authentication to basestation

 - the client bridges 3 vlans (7, 8, 11) to the lan

 - on the antennas lan side there is a router which does PPPoE on vlan 7

why we do this:

 - we are flexible while transporting vlans

 - we can monitor the router + antenna as this are radius clients (EAP TLS Authorization + Accounting)

 - we can control bandwidth + allowed base station throuh radius

how to do this in Cambium PMP450? currently i only get an access request from each SM, but no accounting - so it's hard to tell "OK, SM Stefan is online since 10:00 and has transfered about 1GB of data".

i understand the concept behind the LAN2 Network Interface Configuration, but how do i know which IP is assigned to which SM?

How do big providers handle this? How do they monitor their clients? Does Cambium Support accounting requests?

Current Cambium Hardware: PMP 450

yours,

Stefan

stefanreisenbau,

On the AP under Accounts, there is an option to enable "Accounting Messages" for "Device Access" and "Data Usage" or Both.

You will want to enable this to see when SM with MAC of 0a-00-3e-a0-wx-yz is registered and has sent X amount of data.

This information will be sent for all of the SM registered to that AP.

Best,

Cambium Jonathan

Jonathan,

i configured the AP as follows:

Accounting Messages: all

Accounting Data Usage Interval: 30 minutes

SM Re-authentication Interval: 30 minutes

but i can't see any request going to my radius Servers!

any ideas?

all the best,

Stefan

hi

we only use canopy in our networks and use Azotel to control all aspects of the WISP  from provisioning to accounts.

our setups are very simple ,

Modem , WIB Network controller , Switch .....

The Wib can be setup in many formats and costs aprox £100 per month > 400 users

Jamie

Briskona Broadband


@stefanreisenbau wrote:

Jonathan,

i configured the AP as follows:

Accounting Messages: all

Accounting Data Usage Interval: 30 minutes

SM Re-authentication Interval: 30 minutes

but i can't see any request going to my radius Servers!

any ideas?

all the best,

Stefan


Where in the network are you inserting your Wireshark for message retrieval?  Is your Radius server setup to handle Accounting messages?