Enabling Cisco Hyperlocation
The Cisco Hyperlocation solution is a suite of technologies that enables advanced location capabilities through a mix of software and hardware innovations. The Cisco Hyperlocation solution substantially increases the location accuracy of the clients connected to Cisco DNA Spaces. The solution uses the Angle-of-Arrival (AoA) of WiFi signals to determine the location of connected mobile devices.
Cisco Hyperlocation is available on the following access points that have a hyperlocation module and a hyperlocation antenna:
Cisco Aironet 3700 Series Access Points (Requires hyperlocation antenna)
Cisco Aironet 4800 Series Access Points
Cisco DNA Spaces uses advanced location algorithms to extract phase differences from the location information collected from the wireless clients. This allows Cisco DNA Spaces to locate associated wireless clients up to a distance of one meter accuracy (with a 50% error distance) in an optimal deployment.
The improved location accuracy provides more granular analytics data compared to RSSI-based location.
Cisco Hyperlocation is available on the following controllers:
Supported on Cisco Wireless Controller.
Supported on Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers
How to Configure Cisco Hyperlocation
This task shows you how to enable Hyperlocation on your network. The task also shows you how to verify if Cisco DNA Spaces is receiving Hyperlocation packets from client devices.
Packet rate frequency: From every active and associated device, Cisco DNA Spaces receives packets every ten seconds. For standard RSSI, packet frequency depends on device probing. But a typical frequency of the WiFi probe packets is thirty seconds to one minute.
Before you begin
Ensure that your controller version is compatible with the hyperlocation Access Points in your network.
Ensure that Cisco DNA Spaces supports the controller version. Refer to the Compatibility Matrix section.
If a Cisco CMX and a Cisco DNA Spaces account are both connected to the same controller, ensure that you disable hyperlocation on Cisco CMX.
Enable Hyperlocation on controller.
Refer to the respective configuration guide of your installed version for instructions.
For Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers, refer to the Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controller Software Configuration Guide.
Enable Hyperlocation on Cisco DNA Spaces: Detect and Locate.
Navigate to Cisco DNA Spaces: Detect and Locate dashboard. On the left-navigation pane, click Configure and enable the Fast Locate option.
Verify if Cisco DNA Spaces: Detect and Locate is receiving Angle of Arrival (AoA) packets from client devices.