The DIAGNOSTICS tab displays a visual representation of the Cloud Node(s) and controller device(s), by connection type, that are attached to the system.
The example illustration above shows the Cloud Node WIMAC connection (labelled ProWireless) and the connected controller devices. The color codes on the right illustrate the strength and status for each of the connected device(s).
Hovering the cursor over a device indicates its connection information.
Short Address: Similar to a local IP address; used if needed to define a Personal Area Network, dividing devices into different networks.
Full Address: The device’s MAC address.
Average RTT: Average Round-Trip Time (RTT). This is the duration in milliseconds for a network request to go from a selected WIMAC device to the Coordinator or or next WIMAC device on the path to the Coordinator and then back to the selected WIMAC device.
Average Retries: When a connection fails, this is the number of retries in order to connect.
Failure Rate: The is the percentage of connection failure for the selected device. 0 indicates no failure; 1 is 100% failure.
Hovering the cursor over the connection lines between the coordinator and a device indicates the strength of the signal between them.
These signal values range from 0 to 255 (255 being the best and strongest possible signal).
START LINKS TEST / STOP LINKS TEST
Clicking the START LINKS TEST button initiates a continual request to all the WIMAC devices currently connected to find the best path back to the Cloud Node. This function normally occurs about every six (6) minutes during normal operation. This pathing is determined by the WIMAC module firmware and balances the WIMAC signal strength, ping times, and number of devices between the WIMAC device and the Cloud Node. This can cause the connection lines between devices to change and, on system with moderate to large numbers of WIMAC devices, can cause device communications issues if allowed to run for more than a brief time.
Clicking the STOP LINKS TEST will end the device connection test.