How can I monitor the total traffic on a station connecting to AP using syslog?

Zyxel_Bella Posts: 450  Zyxel Employee
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Syslog does provide some information about station traffic.

Syslog records traffic information only when a station leaves the network.

This data includes details such as the station's MAC address, the AP it was connected to, signal strength, and the total download/upload bytes.

2023-12-01 14:31:24, info ,wlan-station info, STA left. MAC A0:A0:A0:A0:A0:A0:E1, AP:AP-B8ECA3XXXXXX, interface:wlan-2-1, SSID: ZyXEL, Signal: -128dBm, Download/Upload:3203594/190180 Bytes

However, syslog does not offer real-time traffic updates.

For real-time tracking, you might need to use SNMP or other methods.

For example, you can query specific OID to check device traffic, which typically updates every five minutes.

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