Consolidated Platform Configuration Guide, Cisco IOS XE 3.3SE (Catalyst 3850 Switches)
Configuring Probe Request Forwarding
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Configuring Probe Request Forwarding

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Information About Configuring Probe Request Forwarding

Probe requests are 802.11 management frames that are sent by clients to request information about the capabilities of Service Set Identifiers (SSIDs). By default, access points forward acknowledged probe requests to the switch for processing. Acknowledged probe requests are probe requests for SSIDs that are supported by the access point. If desired, you can configure access points to forward both acknowledged and unacknowledged probe requests to the switch. The switch can use the information from unacknowledged probe requests to improve the location accuracy.

How to Configure Probe Request Forwarding (CLI)


Note


The procedure to perform this task using the switch GUI is not currently available.


SUMMARY STEPS

    1.    configure terminal

    2.    wireless probe filter

    3.    wireless probe filter num_probes interval

    4.    end

    5.    show wireless probe


DETAILED STEPS
      Command or Action Purpose
    Step 1 configure terminal


    Example:
    Switch# configure terminal
     

    Enters global configuration mode.

     
    Step 2 wireless probe filter


    Example:
    Switch(config)# wireless probe filter
     

    Enables or disables the filtering of probe requests forwarded from an access point to the switch.

    Note   

    If you enable probe filtering, the default filter setting, the access point forwards only acknowledged probe requests to the switch. If you disable probe filtering, the access point forwards both acknowledged and unacknowledged probe requests to the switch.

     
    Step 3 wireless probe filter num_probes interval


    Example:
    Switch(config)# wireless probe filter 5 5
     
    Limits the number of probe requests sent to the switch per client per access point radio in a given interval. You must specify the following arguments with this command:
    • num_probes—Number of probe requests forwarded to the switch per client per access point radio in a given interval. The range is from 1 to 100.
    • interval—Probe limit interval in milliseconds. The range is from 100 to 10000.
     
    Step 4 end


    Example:
    Switch(config)# end
     

    Returns to privileged EXEC mode. Alternatively, you can also press Ctrl-Z to exit global configuration mode.

     
    Step 5 show wireless probe


    Example:
    Switch# show wireless probe
     

    Displays the advanced probe request configuration.