3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 16, 2014 3:09 PM by JoeBidgood

    RSD 4.7.1 + Wifi = Not supported?

    mvm_101

      Hi everyone,

       

      I suppose this might be a bit of a dumb question but:

       

      Are RSD agents not supported on systems with Wifi interfaces? -Or in other words: Can RSD not detect systems in a wireless network? -I ask becasue I am being told this by tech support.

       

      Here's the situation: I acquired an old decommissioned laptop and had a fresh copy of our corporate Windows 7 image applied to it. I wanted to use the laptop as a dedicated RSD sensor for one of our wireless segments so I deployed McAfee Agent and subsequently deployed an RSD 4.7.1 agent.

       

      The RSD agent never shows up in RSD's list of covered subnets and I don't see any detections from the laptop. With that in mind, I opened an SR with McAfee tech support who quickly found an error message in my RSD agent log:

       

      "Found a non-ethernet MAC address bound to IP address (XX.YY.ZZ.XX) The rogue system sensor does not support non-ethernet hardware.... skipping"

       

      The tech support agent then told me that RSD doesn't support Wifi interfaces.

       

      Has anyone experienced the same?

       

      Is this perhaps just a matter of the particular Wifi interface I'm using? (Intel WiFi Link 5100 AGN)

       

      Message was edited by: mvm_101 on 7/16/14 2:16:30 PM CDT