airControl - Get started with Device Discovery

 Overview


Readers will learn how to use airControl to perform a network scan to determine how devices are connected in a network.

Table of Contents


  1. Topology Root
  2. Device Discovery
  3. Topology Resolution and Unplaced Devices
  4. Ignored Devices
  5. Related Articles

Topology Root


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Topology root represents the starting point of your network topology which usually is also your airControl server.


Device Discovery


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Devices can be discovered using following methods:

  • Broadcast Discovery - discover devices by scanning the network.
  • IP Range Scan - discover devices by scanning a user-defined range of IP addresses using UDP protocol.
  • TCP IP Range Scan - discover devices by scanning a user defined range of IP addresses using TCP protocol. Only available for devices with firmwares that supports TCP IP Range Scan. Should be used when regular IP Range Scan does not yield results.

Topology Resolution and Unplaced Devices


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Discovery started with Resolve topology option on should automatically determine device location in the network topology. Devices for which topology can not be determined will end up under the “Unplaced Devices” folder.

Administrators can move devices from “Unplaced devices” folder to topology by editing device properties and selecting new parent in network topology.


Ignored Devices


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An ignored device will not appear in discovery search results. This is useful when, for example, you do not know a device’s password – ignore the device to avoid having to re-enter the password. Only not monitored devices can be ignored.


Related Articles


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