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Activity monitor applet

  • The Activity monitor applet shows you:
    • Current connected users.
    • Historical data about who was connected and when.

View Users currently Online

  • See the following screenshot of the applet:

View History of online Users



  • The Reload button can be used in two ways:
    • If you simply click on it it will reload the screen with the latest data.
    • If you click on the down-arrow you will be presented with a menu to select an interval at which the applet should Auto reload the latest data.
  • If your applet is auto reloading the icon on the reload button will also change to a stopwatch.

Show only currently connected

  • This button is a toggle button.
  • If it is pressed (selected) it will only list all the active connections.
  • If it is released (deselected) it will list current and historical connections.


Export CSV

  • You can filter some data out and the export the result to a CSV file using this button.

Usage graph

  • To get graphical detail in the connection simply select an item in the list and click on this button.
  • A new tab will open with more detail on the usage of the device, user or voucher.

Extra actions

Kick user off

  • This button will try to initialize a disconnect request from RADIUSdesk to the NAS where a user is connected.
  • At the time of this writing only the following NAS devices are supported.
    • Coova Chilli captive portals
    • Mikrotik hotspots
  • In order for this the work correct a few things has to be in place which are discussed in these two NAS client's Wiki Pages.
  • If you have any other type of NAS devices the kick button will do nothing.
  • Remember that the kick button only work with Coova Chilli and Mikrotik
  • The kick button will have no effect on other NAS devices.

Close session

  • There is no tight coupling between a RADIUS server and a NAS device.
  • This means that the information reflected on RADIUSdesk about who is connected might not be correct.
  • If for instance the NAS to which the users were connected hanged, RADIUSdesk will not be aware of this and show the users as still connected.
  • When this happens, we can use the Close session button to close these open sessions to give an indication of the true situation.
  • When you add a NAS device you can edit it afterwards and go to NasEnhancements sub tab.
  • This tab allow you to specify Auto close stale sessions along with a time which after there were no updates on the accounting data of a user we assume the NAS has problems and will close any open sessions for that NAS device

FreeRADIUS info

  • This tab will list the current stats from the FreeRADIUS program.
  • It will list:
    • The Authentication requests
    • The Accounting requests
  • As you can see from the screenshot there is a large amount of failed Authentication requests. This is because we have MAC Authentication activated on some of our hotspots.
  • As of this writing the filter per NAS is not yet implemented.