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How to configure NetGear AP to send logs to CQ Server IP Address on port 5140 UDP

Configure Log Settings

For the logs, you can either configure event tracing or select a log level. These selections are mutually exclusive.

Event tracing can help you to debug the wireless network. Event tracing generates logs from the wireless controller and from all controlled access points and saves these logs in a file on the wireless controller. The file can become large quickly.

To configure the log settings and view the logs

  1. Open a web browser. In the browser's address field, type the http:// followed by the IP address that you assigned to the wireless controller

  2. By default, the IP address is 192.168.0.250 (if you have not yet assigned another IP address to the wireless controller, type http://192.168.0.250) and wireless controller's login screen displays

  3. Enter your username and password (If you have not yet personalized your username and password, enter admin for both username and password, in lowercase letters)

  4. Click Login (wireless controller's web management interface opens and displays the Summary screen)

  5. Select Configuration > System > Alerts/Logs > Logs/Syslog (the Log Settings screen displays)

  1. In the Log Settings section of the screen, configure either event tracing or a log level (these selections are mutually exclusive)

  2. Event tracing. To configure event tracing

i. Select the Event Tracing check box

ii. Next to Time Duration, use the menus to specify the period during which event tracing should occur

  • Log level. From the Log Level menu, select one of the following levels

i. -LOG_LEVEL_CRIT. Critical errors only are logged

ii. -LOG_LEVEL_ERR. Noncritical errors and critical errors are logged

iii. -LOG_LEVEL_WARN. Warnings, noncritical errors, and critical errors are logged

iv. -LOG_LEVEL_NOTICE. Notifications, warnings, noncritical errors, and critical errors are logged

v. -LOG_LEVEL_INFO. Informational messages, notifications, warnings, noncritical errors, and critical errors are logged

  1. Click Apply

Configure Syslog Settings

This screen lets you configure the settings to connect to a syslog server if you have one configured in your network (before you configure the IP address of the syslog server on the wireless controller, make sure that you have set up a syslog server, such as a computer running a syslog service and that the syslog server is available on the network).

To configure syslog settings

  1. Open a web browser. In the browser's address field, type the http:// followed by the IP address that you assigned to the wireless controller

  2. By default, the IP address is 192.168.0.250 (if you have not yet assigned another IP address to the wireless controller, type http://192.168.0.250) and wireless controller's login screen displays

  3. Enter your username and password (If you have not yet personalized your username and password, enter admin for both username and password, in lowercase letters)

  4. Click Login (wireless controller's web management interface opens and displays the Summary screen)

  5. Select Configuration > System > Alerts/Logs > Logs/Syslog (the Log Settings screen displays)

  1. In the Syslog Settings section of the screen, configure the settings as described in the below table
Setting Description
Enable Syslog Enable the syslog settings if you have a syslog server on your network
Syslog Server IP Address Enter the Cyberquest IP address to send all syslogs if the Enable Syslog check box is selected (before you configure the IP address of the Cyberquest server on the wireless controller, make sure that you have set up a syslog server, such as a computer running a syslog service and that the syslog server is available on the network)
Server Port Number Enter port 5140 UDP at which your syslog server is configured to listen to requests
Log Level From the Log Level menu, select one of the following levels:
• LOG_LEVEL_CRIT. Critical errors only are logged
• LOG_LEVEL_ERR. Noncritical errors and critical errors are logged
• LOG_LEVEL_WARN. Warnings, noncritical errors, and critical errors are logged
• LOG_LEVEL_NOTICE. Notifications, warnings, noncritical errors, and critical errors are logged
• LOG_LEVEL_INFO. Informational messages, notifications, warnings, noncritical errors, and critical errors are logged
  1. Click Apply

Configure Alarm Notification Settings

You can classify certain events as critical, major, normal, or minor. Some events you can classify only as critical or major. For example, on the RF Management screen, you can specify whether a coverage hole should be classified as critical or major.

To configure alarm actions

  1. Open a web browser. In the browser's address field, type the http:// followed by the IP address that you assigned to the wireless controller

  2. By default, the IP address is 192.168.0.250 (if you have not yet assigned another IP address to the wireless controller, type http://192.168.0.250) and wireless controller's login screen displays

  3. Enter your username and password (If you have not yet personalized your username and password, enter admin for both username and password, in lowercase letters)

  4. Click Login (wireless controller's web management interface opens and displays the Summary screen)

  5. Select Configuration > System > Alerts/Logs > Alarms (the Alarms Actions screen displays)

  1. For each alarm severity (Minor, Normal, Major, and Critical), select the desired action from its corresponding Action menu

  2. No Action: when the alarm occurs, no action is taken

  3. Add to Syslog: when the alarm occurs, wireless controller adds an entry to the syslog
  4. Send Email: when the alarm occurs, wireless controller sends an email

  5. For each alarm severity for which you have selected Send Email option in the previous step, enter an email address

  6. Click Apply