3Com WX2200 3CRWX220095A Switch User Manual

Rogue Classification
When MSS detects a third-party wireless device that is not allowed on the
network, MSS classifies the device as one of the following:
Rogue—The device is in the 3Com network but does not belong
Interfering device—The device is not part of the 3Com network but
also is not a rogue. No client connected to the device has been
detected communicating with any network entity listed in the
forwarding database (FDB) of any WX switch in the Mobility Domain.
Although the interfering device is not connected to your network, the
device might be causing RF interference with MAP radios.
When you enable countermeasures, you can specify whether to issue
them against rogues and interfering devices, or against rogues only. For
example, if you do not want to issue countermeasures against your
neighbor’s wireless devices, you can select to issue countermeasures
against rogues only. RF Auto-Tuning can automatically change MAP radio
channels to work around interfering devices without attacking those
In addition, you can optionally configure MSS to issue on-demand
countermeasures. On-demand countermeasures are those launched
against devices that you have manually specified in the WX switch’s
attack list. When you enable on-demand countermeasures, MSS issues
them only against the devices that have been manually specified in the
attack list, not to other devices determined to be rogues for other
reasons, such as policy violations.
When MSS directs a MAP radio to issue countermeasures against a rogue,
MSS changes the channel on the radio to the channel on which the rogue
traffic is detected. The radio remains on that channel as long as the radio
is issuing countermeasures against the rogue, even if RF Auto-Tuning is