Plugin: charts.d.plugin Module: ap
The ap collector visualizes data related to wireless access points.
It uses the
iw command line utility to detect access points. For each interface that is of
type AP, it then runs
iw INTERFACE station dump and collects statistics.
This collector is only supported on the following platforms:
This collector only supports collecting metrics from a single instance of this integration.
The plugin is able to auto-detect if you are running access points on your linux box.
The default configuration for this integration does not impose any limits on data collection.
The default configuration for this integration is not expected to impose a significant performance impact on the system.
Metrics grouped by scope.
The scope defines the instance that the metric belongs to. An instance is uniquely identified by a set of labels.
Per wireless device
These metrics refer to the entire monitored application.
This scope has no labels.
|receive, transmit, expected
There are no alerts configured by default for this integration.
Install charts.d plugin
If using our official native DEB/RPM packages, make sure
netdata-plugin-chartsd is installed.
Make sure the
iw utility is installed.
The configuration file name for this integration is
You can edit the configuration file using the
edit-config script from the
Netdata config directory.
cd /etc/netdata 2>/dev/null || cd /opt/netdata/etc/netdata
sudo ./edit-config charts.d/ap.conf
The config file is sourced by the charts.d plugin. It's a standard bash file.
The following collapsed table contains all the options that can be configured for the ap collector.
|The data collection frequency. If unset, will inherit the netdata update frequency.
|Controls the order of charts at the netdata dashboard.
|The number of retries to do in case of failure before disabling the collector.
Change the collection frequency
Specify a custom collection frequence (update_every) for this collector
# the data collection frequency
# if unset, will inherit the netdata update frequency
# the charts priority on the dashboard
# the number of retries to do in case of failure
# before disabling the module
To troubleshoot issues with the
ap collector, run the
charts.d.plugin with the debug option enabled. The output
should give you clues as to why the collector isn't working.
Navigate to the
plugins.ddirectory, usually at
/usr/libexec/netdata/plugins.d/. If that's not the case on your system, open
netdata.confand look for the
Switch to the
sudo -u netdata -s
charts.d.pluginto debug the collector:
./charts.d.plugin debug 1 ap
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