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show ap association

show ap association


This command displays the association table for an AP group or for an individual IAP.

Usage Guidelines

Use this command to view information about the clients associated with an IAP.


The following example shows the output of show ap association command.

The phy column shows client's operational capabilities for current association

Flags: A: Active, B: Band Steerable, H: Hotspot(802.11u) client, K: 802.11K clie nt, R: 802.11R client, W: WMM client, w: 802.11w client

PHY Details: HT : High throughput; 20: 20MHz; 40: 40MHz

VHT : Very High throughput; 80: 80MHz; 160: 160MHz; 80p80: 80MHz + 80MHz

<n>ss: <n> spatial streams

Association Table


Name bssid mac auth assoc aid l-int essid vlan-id tunnel-id phy assoc.time num assoc ---- ----- --- ---- ----- --- ----- ----- ------- --------- --- ----------- ------



Num Clients:0

The output of this command includes the following information:



Name Indicates the Name of an IAP or the AP group.
bssid Indicates Basic Service Set Identifier (BSSID) associated with the IAP. The Basic Service Set Identifier (BSSID) is usually the MAC address of the IAP.
mac Indicates the MAC address of the IAP clients.
auth Displays the status of client authentication. Indicates y if the IAP is configured for 802.11 authorization frame types. Otherwise, it displays an n.

Displays the status of user association. Indicates y if the IAP is configured for 802.11 association frame types. Otherwise, it displays an n.


Indicates 802.11 association ID. A client receives a unique 802.11 association ID when it associates to an IAP.


Indicates the number of beacons in the 802.11 listen interval. There are ten beacons sent per second, so a ten-beacon listen interval indicates a listening interval time of 1 second.


Indicates the name that uniquely identifies the IAP’s Extended Service Set Identifier (ESSID).


Indicates the VLAN ID associated with the IAP.

tunnel-id Indicates the identification number of the IAP tunnel.
assoc. time

Indicates the amount of time the client has been associated with the IAP, in the hours:minutes:seconds format.

num assoc Indicates the number of clients associated with the IAP.

Displays flags for this IAP if any.  For information on flag abbreviations, see the flag description at beginning of the output.

Num Clients Indicates the number of clients associated with the IAP.

Command History



Aruba Instant

This command is introduced.

Command Information

IAP Platform

Command Mode

All platforms

Privileged EXEC mode