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rf dot11a-radio-profile

rf dot11a-radio-profile

beacon-interval <interval>

csa-count <count>


interference-immunity <immunity-level>


max-distance <count>

spectrum-band <type>




This command configures a 5.GHz or 802.11a radio profile for an IAP.






rf dot11a-radio-profile Enables the 5.0 GHz RF configuration sub-mode

beacon-interval <interval>

Enter the Beacon period for the IAP in milliseconds.

When enabled, the 802.11 beacon management frames are transmitted by the access point at the specified interval.

60-500 100
csa-count <count>

Configures the number of channel switching announcements that must be sent before switching to a new channel.

This allows associated clients to recover gracefully from a channel change.

0-10 2
dot11h Allows the IAP to advertise its 802.11d (country information) and 802.11h (transmit power control) capabilities. Disabled
interference-immunity <immunity-level>

Configures the immunity level to improve performance in high-interference environments. You can specify any of the following immunity levels:

l Level 0— no ANI adaptation.
l Level 1— Noise immunity only. This level enables power-based packet detection by controlling the amount of power increase that makes a radio aware that it has received a packet.
l Level 2— Noise and spur immunity. This level also controls the detection of OFDM packets, and is the default setting for the Noise Immunity feature.
l Level 3— Level 2 settings and weak OFDM immunity. This level minimizes false detects on the radio due to interference, but may also reduce radio sensitivity. This level is recommended for environments with a high-level of interference related to 2.4 GHz appliances such as cordless phones.
l Level 4— Level 3 settings, and FIR immunity. At this level, the AP adjusts its sensitivity to in-band power, which can improve performance in environments with high and constant levels of noise interference.
l Level 5— The AP completely disables PHY error reporting, improving performance by eliminating the time the IAP would spend on PHY processing.

NOTE: Increasing the immunity level makes the AP to lose a small amount of range.

0-5 2

Enables the IAPs to run the radio in non-802.11n mode.

max-distance <count>

Configures the maximum distance between a client and an AP or between a mesh point and a mesh portal in meters. This value is used to derive ACK and CTS timeout times.

A value of 0 specifies the default settings for this parameter, where timeouts are only modified for outdoor mesh radios which use a distance of 16km.

600-1000 0
spectrum-band <type>

Allows you to specify the portion of the channel to monitor for 5 GHz configuration.

spectrum-monitor Allows the IAPs in access mode to continue with normal access service to clients, while performing additional function of monitoring RF interference (from both neighboring APs and non Wi-Fi sources such as, microwaves and cordless phones) on the channel they are currently serving clients.
no… Removes the configuration.

Usage Guidelines

Use this command to create a 5.0 GHz radio profile on an IAP.


The following example configures the 5 GHz radio profile:

(Instant AP)(config)# rf dot11a-radio-profile

(Instant AP)(RF dot11a Radio Profile)# beacon-interval 100

(Instant AP)(RF dot11a Radio Profile)# legacy-mode

(Instant AP)(RF dot11a Radio Profile)# dot11h

(Instant AP)(RF dot11a Radio Profile)# interference-immunity 3

(Instant AP)(RF dot11a Radio Profile)# max-distance 600

(Instant AP)(RF dot11a Radio Profile)# csa-count 2

(Instant AP)(RF dot11a Radio Profile)# spectrum-monitor

(Instant AP)(RF dot11a Radio Profile)# end

Command History



Aruba Instant This command is modified.

Aruba Instant

This command is introduced.

Command Information

IAP Platform

Command Mode

All platforms

Configuration mode and RF dot11a Radio Profile configuration sub-mode