I have a Cisco WLC and different LWAPPs. What I am looking for is a way to be able to get in the WLC the RSSI of all connected clients.

For the moment, I am able to access through SNMP to the AIRESPACE-WIRELESS-MIB on the WLC. There, I can access the bsnMobileStationRssiDataTable, where all the connected clients have an entry, indexed by each LWAPPs. The main problem is that the RSSI update is really slow, like every 3 to 5 minutes.

What I am looking for is for a refresh rate of at least 5 to 10 seconds.

Is there any way of doing this, or is there another MIB where this information can be retrieve?

I am really struggling to get this information through the Cisco forums/websites.

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To get the RSSI of connected clients, you will need this OID:


In regards to graphing the information every 5 or 10 seconds, you could use monitoring software like Cacti to achieve this.


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    What @OzNetNerd didn't explicitly say is that you will have to get this info directly from the APs, not from the controller.
    – Ron Trunk
    Nov 26, 2015 at 0:26
  • The problem is that my AP are configure as LWAPs, so i need to do all the snmp poll through the WLC, isn't it ? And I tried to access the OID cDot11ClientSignalStrength in the WLC with no luck.
    – Miguel
    Nov 26, 2015 at 9:56
  • There is a way to get this info using the command line directly into the WLC or the AP ?
    – Miguel
    Nov 30, 2015 at 9:10

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