2011-1Q: SIMPLer: Periodic Network Scan

A new feature has been added to the SIMPLer system (Fig.1) that allows Operators to enable a feature that will scan their network periodically looking for CPE <-> Basestation associations and update the "Parent" field of equipment (Fig. 2) automatically if the found basestation is within the SIMPLer system. This look up is based on MAC address so it is important to have all the proper equipment details in SIMPLer. In cases where a basestation match can't be found an email with missing basestation MAC addresses is sent to Operator's defined Maintenance Email Address.

The last step of processing will update the customer's site (Fig. 3) accoding to basestation to site association.

The scan is done once a week on the weekend.

Note: Mikrotik device might be password protected. To allow access to device enter username / password under equipment details in SIMPLer (Fig. 4)

Fig. 1. Option under global WISP settings ("settings"->"modify WISP")

Fig. 2. Parent field of equipment

Fig. 3. Customer's site field

Fig. 4. Equipment Username and Password