Timecourse of the Usage of Each of the 802.11 b/g Channels

This chart combines the access points by channel and displays a summary of channel usage as a function of time. As in most of the other charts, the Y-axis reports the signal strength of beacons as a signal quality (0 - 100%). In this view the data for each channel represents a collection of access points -- hence the signal quality as displayed along the Y-axis is often greater than 100%. This is because we are summing the signal qualities for each of the access points that use a particular channel. One thing important to keep in mind is that signal strength is not a reflection of performance.

By checking/unchecking BSSIDs in the grid (see below) you can tailor this view to better focus on the access points you are most interested in monitoring. 'Checked' access points are included in the summed beacon quality that is reported for a particular channel, whereas 'unchecked' access points are not.

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