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AP monitor mode

Hello,

I have one question, I have wireless network with 45 APs, and I want to add some APs to use them in sniffer or monitor mode,

would you please recommend, how many APs I need to sniff al the wireless network by design?

Thanks in advance

BR

Tural L

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General rule of tumb is for every 6 access points add 1 monitor.

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"Satisfaction does not come from knowing the solution, it comes from knowing why." - Rosalind Franklin
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‎"I'm in a serious relationship with my Wi-Fi. You could say we have a connection."

"Satisfaction does not come from knowing the solution, it comes from knowing why." - Rosalind Franklin
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Thank you very much George,

Do you have any documentation on this please ?

BR

Tural L

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I just spent the last 30 minutes trying to find the document that I read that suggest 1/6 deployment for monitor aps. But unfortunately I am having little luck finding it.

I did however, blog about this subject and conducted testing myself.

http://www.my80211.com/home/2010/1/9/why-you-should-consider-monitor-access-points-as-part-of-you.html

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"Satisfaction does not come from knowing the solution, it comes from knowing why." - Rosalind Franklin
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‎"I'm in a serious relationship with my Wi-Fi. You could say we have a connection."

"Satisfaction does not come from knowing the solution, it comes from knowing why." - Rosalind Franklin
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Thank you very much George,

It was great info, I would like to ask you to share your experience with me if have any additional info

Thanks in advance

BR

Tural