There are two options to connect to a CleanAir Access Point using Chanalyzer.
Note: this functionality requires the Cisco CleanAir accessory for Chanalyzer.
In order to obtain a .ccf file that can be opened with Chanalyzer, follow these steps:
1. Open the Cisco Prime Infrastructure web application.
2.Click the down arrow next to Monitor and select Access Points.
3. Under CleanAir Sensor Status, click the Spectrum Expert icon (which looks like a circle or, as we lovingly call it at MetaGeek, "the beachball").
Note: If no icon is present, select "Edit View" in the upper left of the screen, and choose to display "CleanAir Sensor."
4. When prompted to make sure the AP is reachable, click OK.
5. Save the .ccf file, and double-click it or manually open it with Chanalyzer.
Chanalyzer Direct Connect
Within Chanalyzer, use the CleanAir menu to select Connect to a CleanAir AP. You will be prompted to enter in the IP address, NSI Key, and a friendly name. If the AP has a WSSI monitor module, select the checkbox.
That's it! Chanalyzer will keep a list of your recent connections so you can toggle between multiple APs quickly.
The data available in Chanalyzer depends on the operating mode of the access point:
Local Mode: Each Cisco CleanAir-enabled access point radio provides air quality and interference detection reports for the current operating channel only. Local mode does not disrupt client connections. When a hybrid-REAP access point is connected to the controller, its Cisco CleanAir functionality is identical to local mode.
Monitor Mode: In Monitor Mode, the access point provides air quality and interference detection reports for all monitored channels. Monitor mode allows the AP to share spectrum analysis dwell times for collection of WiFi data.
SE-Connect Mode: SE-Connect Mode enables a user to connect Chanalyzer directly to a Cisco CleanAir access point when the access point is not connected to a controller. The access point provides air quality and interference detection reports for all monitored channels.