Band Steering-Probe Requests and Beacon Requests

Hi All… I’m working with Meraki AP’s MR42 which are configure with Band Steering. Because of this when scanning I do not see the 2.4Ghz SSID only the 5.0Ghz, since the AP will ignore the first probe on the 2.4 GHz band and only respond to the probe on the 5 GHz band. Is there a setting I can change in inSSIDer that would allow the Wi-Fi signal strength tester to use Probe Requests as well as well as beacon requests.?

Hi @victor.pabon,

The Band Steering is an active behavior, but don’t forget all the AP broadcast their SSID aproximatively every 100ms, so if you uncheck “Use Both Active and Passive Scannig”, you should see the beacom 2.4 and 5Ghz).

II hope that could help you.

Thanks… Is this with the Metageek plus version?

Hi @victor.pabon

Your right, i’ve a Metageek plus version.

  • have enable “2.4 and 5Ghz” in InSSIDer ?
  • Are you able to see 5Ghz SSID from neighborhood APs ?
  • is your Meraki SSID configured on this computer ?

In the case your Meraki is configured on your Computer, this one use active scanning, if you delete this SSID from this computer this could help InSSIDer to used “passive scan”.

I know it’s not an ideal solution, but i think that could help you.