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show ap mesh neighbors

show ap mesh neighbors


This command shows all mesh neighbors for an AP.


The following example shows the output of show ap mesh neighbors command:

Neighbor list


MAC Portal Channel Age Hops Cost Relation Flags RSSI Rate Tx/Rx A-Req A-Resp A-Fail HT-Details Cluster ID

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

6c:f3:7f:a5:df:90 Yes 157 23 0 5.00 N 23s HLK 33 - 0 0 0 HT-20MHzsgi-3ss 78042e34005c8b372de0472df0727ef

6c:f3:7f:a5:df:30 Yes 153 0 0 5.00 N 3d:18h:16m:4s HLK 13 - 0 0 0 HT-20MHzsgi-3ss b8e356bcb60d4ce984d9a7077a43936

d8:c7:c8:3d:3b:10 Yes 161 15 0 5.00 N 15s HLK 50 - 0 0 0 HT-20MHzsgi-3ss 78042e34005c8b372de0472df0727ef

Total count: 3, Children: 0

Relation: P = Parent; C = Child; N = Neighbor; B = Blacklisted-neighbor

Flags: R = Recovery-mode; S = Sub-threshold link; D = Reselection backoff; F = Auth-failure; H = High Throughput; L = Legacy allowed

K = Connected; U = Upgrading; G = Descendant-upgrading; Z = Config pending; Y = Assoc-resp/Auth pending

a = SAE Accepted; b = SAE Blacklisted-neighbour; e = SAE Enabled; u = portal-unreachable; o = opensystem


The output of this command includes the following information:




MAC address of the mesh node.

Portal By default, this column displays the BSSID of the mesh point. If you include the optional names parameter, this column will display AP names, if available. The AP names will include [p] (parent), or [c] (child) suffixes to indicate the role of the mesh BSSID.
Channel Number of a radio channel used by the AP.
Age Number of seconds elapsed since the AP heard from the neighbor.
Hops Indicates the number of hops it takes traffic from the mesh node to get to the mesh portal. The mesh portal advertises a hop count of 0, while all other mesh nodes advertise a cumulative count based on the parent mesh node.
Cost A relative measure of the quality of the path from the AP to the Virtual Controller. A lower number indicates a better quality path, where a higher number indicates a less favorable path (e.g, a path which may be longer or more congested than a path with a lower value.) For a mesh point, the path cost is the sum of the (parent path cost) + (the parent node cost) + (the link cost).

Shows the relationship between the specified AP and the AP on the neighbor list and the amount of time that relationship has existed.

l P = Parent
l C = Child
l N = Neighbor
l B = Blacklisted-neighbor
Flags This parameter shows additional information about the mesh neighbor. The key describing each flag is displayed at the bottom of the neighbor list.
RSSI The Receive Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) value displayed in the output of this command represents signal strength as a signal to noise ratio. For example, a value of 30 would indicate that the power of the received signal is 30 dBm above the signal noise threshold.
Rate Tx/Rx The rate, in Mbps, that a neighbor transmits data to or receives data from the mesh-node specified by the command.
A-Req Number of association requests from clients.
A-Resp Number of association responses from the mesh node.
A-Fail Number of association failures.
Cluster ID Name of the Mesh cluster that includes the specified AP or BSSID.

Command History



Aruba Instant

This command is introduced.

Command Information

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