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show ap remote debug association-failure

show ap remote debug association-failure [{ap-name <ap-name>}|{bssid <bssid>}{essid <essid>}]

Description

Display association failure information that can be used to troubleshoot problems on an AP.

Syntax

Parameter

Description

ap-name <ap-name>

Filter the Association Failure Table by AP name.

bssid <bssid>

Filter the Association Failure Table by BSSIDBasic Service Set Identifier. The BSSID identifies a particular BSS within an area. In infrastructure BSS networks, the BSSID is the MAC address of the AP. In independent BSS or ad hoc networks, the BSSID is generated randomly.. The BSSIDBasic Service Set Identifier. The BSSID identifies a particular BSS within an area. In infrastructure BSS networks, the BSSID is the MAC address of the AP. In independent BSS or ad hoc networks, the BSSID is generated randomly. is usually the AP’s MACMedia Access Control. A MAC address is a unique identifier assigned to network interfaces for communications on a network. address.

essid <essid>

Filter the Association Failure Table by ESSIDExtended Service Set Identifier. ESSID refers to the ID used for identifying an extended service set. of an AP.

Usage Guidelines

Use this command to determine whether the client is associated, and identify the last AP to which it was connected.

Example

The output of the command show ap remote debug association-failure displays the Association Failure Table show below. If the Idle time column in the output of this command is a low value, reason column will describe why association failed.

(host)#show ap remote debug association-failure ap-name AP-65-port3

Association Failure Table

-------------------------

MAC Address AP Name BSSID ESSID State Radio Idle Time Reason

----------- ------- ----- ----- ----- ----- --------- ------

00:16:6f:09:54:3e AL29 00:1a:1e:11:6f:00 guest 802.11g 20h:39m:33s Denied; AP Going Down

00:16:6f:09:54:3e AL33 00:1a:1e:11:6e:60 guest auth 802.11g 20h:39m:33s Unspecified Failure

00:16:6f:09:54:3e AL40 00:1a:1e:8d:5b:20 guest 802.11g 20h:39m:33s Denied; Ageout

Num Association Failures:3

The output of this command includes the following parameters:

Column

Description

MAC address

MACMedia Access Control. A MAC address is a unique identifier assigned to network interfaces for communications on a network. address of the client that failed to associate with an AP.

AP Name

Name of an AP to which the client attempted to associate.

BSSID

BSSIDBasic Service Set Identifier. The BSSID identifies a particular BSS within an area. In infrastructure BSS networks, the BSSID is the MAC address of the AP. In independent BSS or ad hoc networks, the BSSID is generated randomly. of an AP.

ESSID

ESSIDExtended Service Set Identifier. ESSID refers to the ID used for identifying an extended service set. of an AP.

State

This data column shows if the client is currently authorized or both authorized and ESSIDExtended Service Set Identifier. ESSID refers to the ID used for identifying an extended service set. associated with an AP.

Radio

The AP radio type.

Idle Time

Amount of time that the client has been idle, in the format hours:minutes:seconds.

Reason

A brief description of the reason why the client failed to associate.

Command History

Command

Description

ArubaOS 8.0.0.0

Command introduced.

Command Information

Platforms

Licensing

Command Mode

All platforms

Base operating system.

Enable or Config mode on Mobility Master.

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