Configuring WLAN Settings for an SSID Profile

You can configure WLANWireless Local Area Network. WLAN is a 802.11 standards-based LAN that the users access through a wireless connection. settings using the WebUI or the CLICommand-Line Interface. A console interface with a command line shell that allows users to execute text input as commands and convert these commands to appropriate functions..

In the Old WebUI

To configure WLANWireless Local Area Network. WLAN is a 802.11 standards-based LAN that the users access through a wireless connection. settings:

1. Under the Networks tab of the Instant main window, select New. The New WLAN window is displayed.

2. Enter a name that uniquely identifies a wireless network in the Name field.

 

The SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. name must be unique and may contain any special character except for ' and ".

3. Based on the type of network profile, select any of the following options under Primary usage:

Employee

Voice

Guest

4. Click the Show advanced options link at the bottom of the window. The advanced options for configuration are displayed. Specify the following parameters as required.

Table 1: WLAN Configuration Parameters

Parameter Description

Broadcast filtering

Select any of the following values:

All—When set to All, the Instant AP drops all broadcast and multicast frames except DHCPDynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to an IP-enabled device from a defined range of numbers configured for a given network.  and ARPAddress Resolution Protocol. ARP is used for mapping IP network address to the hardware MAC address of a device. , IGMPInternet Group Management Protocol. Communications protocol used by hosts and adjacent routers on IP networks to establish multicast group memberships. group queries, and IPv6 neighbor discovery protocols.

ARPAddress Resolution Protocol. ARP is used for mapping IP network address to the hardware MAC address of a device. —When set to ARPAddress Resolution Protocol. ARP is used for mapping IP network address to the hardware MAC address of a device. , the Instant AP drops all broadcast and multicast frames except DHCPDynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to an IP-enabled device from a defined range of numbers configured for a given network.  and ARPAddress Resolution Protocol. ARP is used for mapping IP network address to the hardware MAC address of a device. , IGMPInternet Group Management Protocol. Communications protocol used by hosts and adjacent routers on IP networks to establish multicast group memberships. group queries, and IPv6 neighbor discovery protocols; additionally, it converts ARPAddress Resolution Protocol. ARP is used for mapping IP network address to the hardware MAC address of a device. requests to unicast and send frames directly to the associated client. The broadcast filtering option is set to ARP by default when an SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. profile is created.

Unicast-ARP-Only—When set to Unicast-ARP-Only, the Instant AP allows all broadcast and multicast frames as it is, however the ARPAddress Resolution Protocol. ARP is used for mapping IP network address to the hardware MAC address of a device. requests are converted to unicast frames and sends them to the associated clients.

Disabled—When set to Disabled, all broadcast and multicast traffic is forwarded to the wireless interfaces.

Multicast transmission optimization

Select Enabled if you want the Instant AP to select the optimal rate for sending 802.11802.11 is an evolving family of specifications for wireless LANs developed by a working group of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). 802.11 standards use the Ethernet protocol and Carrier Sense Multiple Access with collision avoidance (CSMA/CA) for path sharing. broadcast and multicast frames based on the lowest of unicast rates across all associated clients. When this option is enabled, multicast traffic can be sent at up to 24 MbpsMegabits per second. The default rate of sending frames for 2.4 GHzGigahertz. is 1 MbpsMegabits per second and that for 5 GHzGigahertz. is 6 MbpsMegabits per second. This option is disabled by default.

Dynamic multicast optimization

Select Enabled to allow the Instant AP to convert multicast streams into unicast streams over the wireless link. Enabling DMODynamic Multicast Optimization. DMO is a process of converting multicast streams into unicast streams over a wireless link to enhance the quality and reliability of streaming videos, while preserving the bandwidth available to non-video clients. enhances the quality and reliability of streaming video, while preserving the bandwidth available to the non-video clients.

NOTE: When you enable DMODynamic Multicast Optimization. DMO is a process of converting multicast streams into unicast streams over a wireless link to enhance the quality and reliability of streaming videos, while preserving the bandwidth available to non-video clients. on multicast SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. profiles, ensure that the DMODynamic Multicast Optimization. DMO is a process of converting multicast streams into unicast streams over a wireless link to enhance the quality and reliability of streaming videos, while preserving the bandwidth available to non-video clients. feature is enabled on all SSIDsService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. configured in the same VLANVirtual Local Area Network. In computer networking, a single Layer 2 network may be partitioned to create multiple distinct broadcast domains, which are mutually isolated so that packets can only pass between them through one or more routers; such a domain is referred to as a Virtual Local Area Network, Virtual LAN, or VLAN..

DMO channel utilization threshold

Specify a value to set a threshold for DMODynamic Multicast Optimization. DMO is a process of converting multicast streams into unicast streams over a wireless link to enhance the quality and reliability of streaming videos, while preserving the bandwidth available to non-video clients. channel utilization. With DMODynamic Multicast Optimization. DMO is a process of converting multicast streams into unicast streams over a wireless link to enhance the quality and reliability of streaming videos, while preserving the bandwidth available to non-video clients., the Instant AP converts multicast streams into unicast streams as long as the channel utilization does not exceed this threshold. The default value is 90% and the maximum threshold value is 100%. When the threshold is reached or exceeds the maximum value, the Instant AP sends multicast traffic over the wireless link.

Transmit Rates

Specify the following parameters:

2.4 GHz—If the 2.4 GHzGigahertz. bandBand refers to a specified range of frequencies of electromagnetic radiation. is configured on the Instant AP, specify the minimum and maximum transmission rate. The default value for minimum transmission rate is 1 MbpsMegabits per second and maximum transmission rate is 54 MbpsMegabits per second.

5 GHz—If the 5 GHzGigahertz. bandBand refers to a specified range of frequencies of electromagnetic radiation. is configured on the Instant AP, specify the minimum and maximum transmission rate. The default value for minimum transmission rate is 6 MbpsMegabits per second and maximum transmission rate is 54 MbpsMegabits per second.

Band

Select a value to specify the bandBand refers to a specified range of frequencies of electromagnetic radiation. at which the network transmits radio signals. You can set the bandBand refers to a specified range of frequencies of electromagnetic radiation. to 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, or All. The All option is selected by default.

DTIM interval

The DTIMDelivery Traffic Indication Message. DTIM is a kind of traffic indication map. A DTIM interval determines when the APs must deliver broadcast and multicast frames to their associated clients in power save mode. interval indicates the DTIMDelivery Traffic Indication Message. DTIM is a kind of traffic indication map. A DTIM interval determines when the APs must deliver broadcast and multicast frames to their associated clients in power save mode. period in beacons, which can be configured for every WLANWireless Local Area Network. WLAN is a 802.11 standards-based LAN that the users access through a wireless connection. SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. profile. The DTIMDelivery Traffic Indication Message. DTIM is a kind of traffic indication map. A DTIM interval determines when the APs must deliver broadcast and multicast frames to their associated clients in power save mode.  interval determines how often the Instant AP should deliver the buffered broadcast and multicast frames to associated clients in the powersave mode. The default value is 1 beacon, which means the client checks for buffered data on the Instant AP at every beacon. You can also configure a higher DTIMDelivery Traffic Indication Message. DTIM is a kind of traffic indication map. A DTIM interval determines when the APs must deliver broadcast and multicast frames to their associated clients in power save mode. value for power saving.

Min RSSI for probe request

Sets a minimum RSSIReceived Signal Strength Indicator. RSSI is a mechanism by which RF energy is measured by the circuitry on a wireless NIC (0-255). The RSSI is not standard across vendors. Each vendor determines its own RSSI scale/values. threshold for probe requests.

Min RSSI for auth request

Sets a minimum RSSIReceived Signal Strength Indicator. RSSI is a mechanism by which RF energy is measured by the circuitry on a wireless NIC (0-255). The RSSI is not standard across vendors. Each vendor determines its own RSSI scale/values. threshold for authentication requests.

Very high throughput

Enables the VHTVery High Throughput. IEEE 802.11ac is an emerging VHT WLAN standard that could achieve physical data rates of close to 7 Gbps for the 5 GHz band. function on Instant AP devices that support VHTVery High Throughput. IEEE 802.11ac is an emerging VHT WLAN standard that could achieve physical data rates of close to 7 Gbps for the 5 GHz band.. For 802.11ac802.11ac is a wireless networking standard in the 802.11 family that provides high-throughput WLANs on the 5 GHz band. Instant APs, the VHTVery High Throughput. IEEE 802.11ac is an emerging VHT WLAN standard that could achieve physical data rates of close to 7 Gbps for the 5 GHz band. function is enabled by default. However, you can disable the VHTVery High Throughput. IEEE 802.11ac is an emerging VHT WLAN standard that could achieve physical data rates of close to 7 Gbps for the 5 GHz band. function if you want the 802.11ac802.11ac is a wireless networking standard in the 802.11 family that provides high-throughput WLANs on the 5 GHz band. Instant APs to function as 802.11n802.11n is a wireless networking standard to improve network throughput over the two previous standards, 802.11a and 802.11g. With 802.11n, there will be a significant increase in the maximum raw data rate from 54 Mbps to 600 Mbps with the use of four spatial streams at a channel width of 40 MHz. Instant APs.

If VHTVery High Throughput. IEEE 802.11ac is an emerging VHT WLAN standard that could achieve physical data rates of close to 7 Gbps for the 5 GHz band. is configured or disabled on an SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network., the changes will apply only to the SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. on which it is enabled or disabled.

Zone

Specify the zone name for the SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. profile. When the zone is defined in SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. profile and if the same zone is defined on an Instant AP, the SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. is created on that Instant AP. Enter multiple zone name as comma-separated values. For more information on configuring zone details, see Configuring Zone Settings on an Instant AP.

Time Range

Click Edit, select a Time Range Profile from the list and specify if the profile must be enabled or disabled for the SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network., and then click OK.

Bandwidth Limits

Select the required options under Bandwidth Limits:

Airtime—Select this check box and specify an aggregate amount of airtime that all clients in this network can use for sending and receiving data. Specify the airtime percentage.

Each radio—Select this check box to specify an aggregate amount of throughput that each radio is allowed to provide for the connected clients.

Downstream and Upstream—Specify the downstream and upstream rates within a range of 1 to 65,535 KbpsKilobits per second. for the SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. users. If the assignment is specific for each user, select the Per user check box.

NOTE: The bandwidth limit set in this method is implemented at a per-AP level and not cluster level.

WMM

 

 

Configure the following options for WMMWi-Fi Multimedia. WMM is also known as WME. It refers to a Wi-Fi Alliance interoperability certification, based on the IEEE 802.11e standard. It provides basic QoS features to IEEE 802.11 networks. WMM prioritizes traffic according to four ACs: voice (AC_VO), video (AC_VI), best effort (AC_BE), and background (AC_BK). traffic management. WMMWi-Fi Multimedia. WMM is also known as WME. It refers to a Wi-Fi Alliance interoperability certification, based on the IEEE 802.11e standard. It provides basic QoS features to IEEE 802.11 networks. WMM prioritizes traffic according to four ACs: voice (AC_VO), video (AC_VI), best effort (AC_BE), and background (AC_BK). supports voice, video, best effort, and background access categories. To allocate bandwidth for the following types of traffic, specify a percentage value under Share. To configure DSCPDifferentiated Services Code Point. DSCP is a 6-bit packet header value used for traffic classification and priority assignment. mapping, specify a value under DSCP Mapping.

Background WMM—For background traffic such as file downloads or print jobs.

Best effort WMM—For best effort traffic such as traffic from legacy devices or traffic from applications or devices that do not support QoSQuality of Service. It refers to the capability of a network to provide better service and performance to a specific network traffic over various technologies..

Video WMM—For video traffic generated from video streaming.

Voice WMM—For voice traffic generated from the incoming and outgoing voice communication.

NOTE: The WMMWi-Fi Multimedia. WMM is also known as WME. It refers to a Wi-Fi Alliance interoperability certification, based on the IEEE 802.11e standard. It provides basic QoS features to IEEE 802.11 networks. WMM prioritizes traffic according to four ACs: voice (AC_VO), video (AC_VI), best effort (AC_BE), and background (AC_BK). traffic management feature is not supported on AP-203H, AP-203R, AP-203RP, AP-207, AP-228, AP-277, 200 Series, 210 Series, 220 Series, 340 Series, and 510 Series access points.

For more information on WMMWi-Fi Multimedia. WMM is also known as WME. It refers to a Wi-Fi Alliance interoperability certification, based on the IEEE 802.11e standard. It provides basic QoS features to IEEE 802.11 networks. WMM prioritizes traffic according to four ACs: voice (AC_VO), video (AC_VI), best effort (AC_BE), and background (AC_BK). traffic and DSCPDifferentiated Services Code Point. DSCP is a 6-bit packet header value used for traffic classification and priority assignment. mapping, see WMM Traffic Management.

For voice traffic and Spectralink Voice Prioritization, configure the following parameters:

Traffic Specification (TSPEC)—To prioritize time-sensitive traffic such as voice traffic initiated by the client, select the Traffic Specification (TSPEC) check box.

TSPEC Bandwidth—To reserve bandwidth, set the TPSEC bandwidth to the desired value within the range of 200–600,000 KbpsKilobits per second.. The default value is 2000 KbpsKilobits per second..

Spectralink Voice Protocol (SVP)—Select the check box to prioritize voice traffic for SVPSpectraLink Voice Priority. SVP is an open, straightforward QoS approach that has been adopted by most leading vendors of WLAN APs. SVP favors isochronous voice packets over asynchronous data packets when contending for the wireless medium and when transmitting packets onto the wired LAN. handsets.

Content filtering

Select Enabled to route all DNSDomain Name System. A DNS server functions as a phone book for the intranet and Internet users. It converts human-readable computer host names into IP addresses and IP addresses into host names. It stores several records for a domain name such as an address 'A' record, name server (NS), and mail exchanger (MX) records. The Address 'A' record is the most important record that is stored in a DNS server, because it provides the required IP address for a network peripheral or element. requests for the non-corporate domains to OpenDNS on this network.

Inactivity timeout

Specify an interval for session timeout in seconds, minutes, or hours. If a client session is inactive for the specified duration, the session expires and the user is required to log in again. You can specify a value within the range of 60–86,400 seconds (24 hours) for a client session. The default value is 1000 seconds.

Deauth Inactive Clients

Select Enabled to allow the Instant AP to send a deauthentication frame to the inactive client and clear client entry.

SSID

Select the Hide check box if you do not want the SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. (network name) to be visible to users.

Select the Disable check box if you want to disable the SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network.. On selecting this, the SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. will be disabled, but will not be removed from the network. By default, all SSIDsService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. are enabled.

Out of service (OOS)

Enable or disable the SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. based on the following OOS states of the Instant AP:

VPNVirtual Private Network. VPN enables secure access to a corporate network when located remotely. It enables a computer to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if it were directly connected to the private network, while benefiting from the functionality, security, and management policies of the private network. This is done by establishing a virtual point-to-point connection through the use of dedicated connections, encryption, or a combination of the two. down

Uplink down

Internet down

Primary uplink down

The network will be out of service when selected event occurs and the SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. is enabled or disabled as per the configuration settings applied. For example, if you select the VPNVirtual Private Network. VPN enables secure access to a corporate network when located remotely. It enables a computer to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if it were directly connected to the private network, while benefiting from the functionality, security, and management policies of the private network. This is done by establishing a virtual point-to-point connection through the use of dedicated connections, encryption, or a combination of the two. down option from the drop-down list and set the status to enabled, the SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. is enabled when the VPNVirtual Private Network. VPN enables secure access to a corporate network when located remotely. It enables a computer to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if it were directly connected to the private network, while benefiting from the functionality, security, and management policies of the private network. This is done by establishing a virtual point-to-point connection through the use of dedicated connections, encryption, or a combination of the two. connection is down and is disabled when the VPNVirtual Private Network. VPN enables secure access to a corporate network when located remotely. It enables a computer to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if it were directly connected to the private network, while benefiting from the functionality, security, and management policies of the private network. This is done by establishing a virtual point-to-point connection through the use of dedicated connections, encryption, or a combination of the two. connection is restored.

OOS time (global)

Configure a hold time interval in seconds within a range of 30–300 seconds, after which the out-of-service operation is triggered. For example, if the VPNVirtual Private Network. VPN enables secure access to a corporate network when located remotely. It enables a computer to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if it were directly connected to the private network, while benefiting from the functionality, security, and management policies of the private network. This is done by establishing a virtual point-to-point connection through the use of dedicated connections, encryption, or a combination of the two. is down and the configured hold time is 45 seconds, the effect of this out-of-service state impacts the SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. availability after 45 seconds.

Max clients threshold

Specify the maximum number of clients that can be configured for each BSSIDBasic Service Set Identifier. The BSSID identifies a particular BSS within an area. In infrastructure BSS networks, the BSSID is the MAC address of the AP. In independent BSS or ad hoc networks, the BSSID is generated randomly. on a WLANWireless Local Area Network. WLAN is a 802.11 standards-based LAN that the users access through a wireless connection.. You can specify a value within the range of 0–255. The default value is 64.

NOTE: When the Max clients threshold parameter is configured, the value is applicable to every Instant AP in a cluster.

SSID Encoding

To encode the SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network., select UTF-8. By default, the SSIDsService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. are not encoded.

NOTE: When a wireless SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. is encoded, by default, UTF-8 is added to the access rules that are active on the SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network.. However this does not apply for the access rules that are configured separately for the SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network.. UTF-8 is not supported for wired networks.

ESSID

Name that uniquely identifies a wireless network. The network name, or ESSIDExtended Service Set Identifier. ESSID refers to the ID used for identifying an extended service set. can be up to 32 ASCIIAmerican Standard Code for Information Interchange. An ASCII code is a numerical representation of a character or an action. characters, if it contains Unicode, depending on the language, the maximum characters vary. For example, ESSIDExtended Service Set Identifier. ESSID refers to the ID used for identifying an extended service set. could be up to 10 Chinese characters or 16 extended ASCIIAmerican Standard Code for Information Interchange. An ASCII code is a numerical representation of a character or an action. characters. If the ESSIDExtended Service Set Identifier. ESSID refers to the ID used for identifying an extended service set. includes spaces, you must enclose it in quotation marks.

Deny inter user bridging

When enabled, the bridging traffic between two clients that are connected to the same SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. on the same VLANVirtual Local Area Network. In computer networking, a single Layer 2 network may be partitioned to create multiple distinct broadcast domains, which are mutually isolated so that packets can only pass between them through one or more routers; such a domain is referred to as a Virtual Local Area Network, Virtual LAN, or VLAN. is disabled. The clients can connect to the Internet, but cannot communicate with each other, and the bridging traffic between the clients is sent to the upstream device to make the forwarding decision.

Openflow

When enabled, users can run and manage multiple instances of the control-plane and dataplane from a centralized location. OpenFlowOpenFlow is an open communications interface between control plane and the forwarding layers of a network. also ensures uniform policy enforcement.

5. Click Next to configure VLANVirtual Local Area Network. In computer networking, a single Layer 2 network may be partitioned to create multiple distinct broadcast domains, which are mutually isolated so that packets can only pass between them through one or more routers; such a domain is referred to as a Virtual Local Area Network, Virtual LAN, or VLAN. settings. For more information, see In the Old WebUI.

In the New WebUI

To configure WLANWireless Local Area Network. WLAN is a 802.11 standards-based LAN that the users access through a wireless connection. settings:

1. Navigate to the Configuration > Networks page.

2. Under Networks, click +. The Create a new network window is displayed.

3. Under Basic option, Enter a name that uniquely identifies a wireless network in the Name field.

 

The SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. name must be unique and may contain any special character except for ' and ".

4. In the Type drop-down list, select Wireless.

5. Based on the type of network profile, select any of the following options for Primary usage:

Employee

Voice

Guest

6. Click the Show advanced options link at the bottom of the page. Specify the following parameters as required.

Table 2: WLAN Configuration Parameters

Parameter Description

Broadcast/Multicast

Broadcast filtering

Select any of the following values:

All—When set to All, the Instant AP drops all broadcast and multicast frames except DHCPDynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to an IP-enabled device from a defined range of numbers configured for a given network.  and ARPAddress Resolution Protocol. ARP is used for mapping IP network address to the hardware MAC address of a device. , IGMPInternet Group Management Protocol. Communications protocol used by hosts and adjacent routers on IP networks to establish multicast group memberships. group queries, and IPv6 neighbor discovery protocols.

ARPAddress Resolution Protocol. ARP is used for mapping IP network address to the hardware MAC address of a device. —When set to ARPAddress Resolution Protocol. ARP is used for mapping IP network address to the hardware MAC address of a device. , the Instant AP drops all broadcast and multicast frames except DHCPDynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to an IP-enabled device from a defined range of numbers configured for a given network.  and ARPAddress Resolution Protocol. ARP is used for mapping IP network address to the hardware MAC address of a device. , IGMPInternet Group Management Protocol. Communications protocol used by hosts and adjacent routers on IP networks to establish multicast group memberships. group queries, and IPv6 neighbor discovery protocols; additionally, it converts ARPAddress Resolution Protocol. ARP is used for mapping IP network address to the hardware MAC address of a device. requests to unicast and send frames directly to the associated client. The broadcast filtering option is set to ARP by default when an SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. profile is created.

Unicast-ARP-Only—When set to Unicast-ARP-Only, the Instant AP allows all broadcast and multicast frames as it is, however the ARPAddress Resolution Protocol. ARP is used for mapping IP network address to the hardware MAC address of a device. requests are converted to unicast frames and sends them to the associated clients.

Disabled—When set to Disabled, all broadcast and multicast traffic is forwarded to the wireless interfaces.

Multicast transmission optimization

Click the toggle switch if you want the Instant AP to select the optimal rate for sending 802.11802.11 is an evolving family of specifications for wireless LANs developed by a working group of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). 802.11 standards use the Ethernet protocol and Carrier Sense Multiple Access with collision avoidance (CSMA/CA) for path sharing. broadcast and multicast frames based on the lowest of unicast rates across all associated clients. When this parameter is enabled, multicast traffic can be sent at up to 24 MbpsMegabits per second. The default rate of sending frames for 2.4 GHzGigahertz. is 1 MbpsMegabits per second and that for 5 GHzGigahertz. is 6 MbpsMegabits per second. This parameter is disabled by default.

Dynamic multicast optimization

Click the toggle switch to allow the Instant AP to convert multicast streams into unicast streams over the wireless link. Enabling DMODynamic Multicast Optimization. DMO is a process of converting multicast streams into unicast streams over a wireless link to enhance the quality and reliability of streaming videos, while preserving the bandwidth available to non-video clients. enhances the quality and reliability of streaming video, while preserving the bandwidth available to the non-video clients.

NOTE: When you enable DMODynamic Multicast Optimization. DMO is a process of converting multicast streams into unicast streams over a wireless link to enhance the quality and reliability of streaming videos, while preserving the bandwidth available to non-video clients. on multicast SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. profiles, ensure that the DMODynamic Multicast Optimization. DMO is a process of converting multicast streams into unicast streams over a wireless link to enhance the quality and reliability of streaming videos, while preserving the bandwidth available to non-video clients. feature is enabled on all SSIDsService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. configured in the same VLANVirtual Local Area Network. In computer networking, a single Layer 2 network may be partitioned to create multiple distinct broadcast domains, which are mutually isolated so that packets can only pass between them through one or more routers; such a domain is referred to as a Virtual Local Area Network, Virtual LAN, or VLAN..

DMO channel utilization threshold

Specify a value to set a threshold for DMODynamic Multicast Optimization. DMO is a process of converting multicast streams into unicast streams over a wireless link to enhance the quality and reliability of streaming videos, while preserving the bandwidth available to non-video clients. channel utilization. With DMODynamic Multicast Optimization. DMO is a process of converting multicast streams into unicast streams over a wireless link to enhance the quality and reliability of streaming videos, while preserving the bandwidth available to non-video clients., the Instant AP converts multicast streams into unicast streams as long as the channel utilization does not exceed this threshold. The default value is 90% and the maximum threshold value is 100%. When the threshold is reached or exceeds the maximum value, the Instant AP sends multicast traffic over the wireless link.

Transmit Rates

Transmit Rates

Specify the following parameters:

2.4 GHz—If the 2.4 GHzGigahertz. bandBand refers to a specified range of frequencies of electromagnetic radiation. is configured on the Instant AP, specify the minimum and maximum transmission rate. The default value for minimum transmission rate is 1 MbpsMegabits per second and maximum transmission rate is 54 MbpsMegabits per second.

5 GHz—If the 5 GHzGigahertz. bandBand refers to a specified range of frequencies of electromagnetic radiation. is configured on the Instant AP, specify the minimum and maximum transmission rate. The default value for minimum transmission rate is 6 MbpsMegabits per second and maximum transmission rate is 54 MbpsMegabits per second.

802.11

Band

Select a value to specify the bandBand refers to a specified range of frequencies of electromagnetic radiation. at which the network transmits radio signals. You can set the bandBand refers to a specified range of frequencies of electromagnetic radiation. to 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, or All. The All option is selected by default.

DTIM interval

The DTIMDelivery Traffic Indication Message. DTIM is a kind of traffic indication map. A DTIM interval determines when the APs must deliver broadcast and multicast frames to their associated clients in power save mode. interval indicates the DTIMDelivery Traffic Indication Message. DTIM is a kind of traffic indication map. A DTIM interval determines when the APs must deliver broadcast and multicast frames to their associated clients in power save mode. period in beacons, which can be configured for every WLANWireless Local Area Network. WLAN is a 802.11 standards-based LAN that the users access through a wireless connection. SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. profile. The DTIMDelivery Traffic Indication Message. DTIM is a kind of traffic indication map. A DTIM interval determines when the APs must deliver broadcast and multicast frames to their associated clients in power save mode.  interval determines how often the Instant AP should deliver the buffered broadcast and multicast frames to associated clients in the powersave mode. The default value is 1 beacon, which means the client checks for buffered data on the Instant AP at every beacon. You can also configure a higher DTIMDelivery Traffic Indication Message. DTIM is a kind of traffic indication map. A DTIM interval determines when the APs must deliver broadcast and multicast frames to their associated clients in power save mode. value for power saving.

Min RSSI for probe request

Sets a minimum RSSIReceived Signal Strength Indicator. RSSI is a mechanism by which RF energy is measured by the circuitry on a wireless NIC (0-255). The RSSI is not standard across vendors. Each vendor determines its own RSSI scale/values. threshold for probe requests.

Min RSSI for auth request

Sets a minimum RSSIReceived Signal Strength Indicator. RSSI is a mechanism by which RF energy is measured by the circuitry on a wireless NIC (0-255). The RSSI is not standard across vendors. Each vendor determines its own RSSI scale/values. threshold for authentication requests.

Very high throughput

Enables the VHTVery High Throughput. IEEE 802.11ac is an emerging VHT WLAN standard that could achieve physical data rates of close to 7 Gbps for the 5 GHz band. function on Instant AP devices that support VHTVery High Throughput. IEEE 802.11ac is an emerging VHT WLAN standard that could achieve physical data rates of close to 7 Gbps for the 5 GHz band.. For 802.11ac802.11ac is a wireless networking standard in the 802.11 family that provides high-throughput WLANs on the 5 GHz band. Instant APs, the VHTVery High Throughput. IEEE 802.11ac is an emerging VHT WLAN standard that could achieve physical data rates of close to 7 Gbps for the 5 GHz band. function is enabled by default. However, you can disable the VHTVery High Throughput. IEEE 802.11ac is an emerging VHT WLAN standard that could achieve physical data rates of close to 7 Gbps for the 5 GHz band. function if you want the 802.11ac802.11ac is a wireless networking standard in the 802.11 family that provides high-throughput WLANs on the 5 GHz band. Instant APs to function as 802.11n802.11n is a wireless networking standard to improve network throughput over the two previous standards, 802.11a and 802.11g. With 802.11n, there will be a significant increase in the maximum raw data rate from 54 Mbps to 600 Mbps with the use of four spatial streams at a channel width of 40 MHz. Instant APs.

If VHTVery High Throughput. IEEE 802.11ac is an emerging VHT WLAN standard that could achieve physical data rates of close to 7 Gbps for the 5 GHz band. is configured or disabled on an SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network., the changes will apply only to the SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. on which it is enabled or disabled.

High efficiency

Defines 802.11ax spectrum efficiency and area throughput on both the 2.4 GHzGigahertz. and 5 GHzGigahertz. frequency bandsBand refers to a specified range of frequencies of electromagnetic radiation..

Zone

Specify the zone name for the SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. profile. When the zone is defined in SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. profile and if the same zone is defined on an Instant AP, the SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. is created on that Instant AP. Enter multiple zone name as comma-separated values. For more information on configuring zone details, see Configuring Zone Settings on an Instant AP.

Time Range

Click Edit, select a Time Range Profile from the list, and specify if the profile must be enabled or disabled for the SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network., and then click OK.

Bandwidth Limits

Select the required options under Bandwidth Limits:

Airtime—Click the toggle switch and specify an aggregate amount of airtime that all clients in this network can use for sending and receiving data. Specify the airtime percentage.

Each radio—Click the toggle switch to specify an aggregate amount of throughput that each radio is allowed to provide for the connected clients.

Downstream and Upstream—Specify the downstream and upstream rates within a range of 1 to 65,535 KbpsKilobits per second. for the SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. users. If the assignment is specific for each user, select the Per user check box.

NOTE: The bandwidth limit set in this method is implemented at a per-AP level and not cluster level.

WMM

 

 

Configure the following options for WMMWi-Fi Multimedia. WMM is also known as WME. It refers to a Wi-Fi Alliance interoperability certification, based on the IEEE 802.11e standard. It provides basic QoS features to IEEE 802.11 networks. WMM prioritizes traffic according to four ACs: voice (AC_VO), video (AC_VI), best effort (AC_BE), and background (AC_BK). traffic management. WMMWi-Fi Multimedia. WMM is also known as WME. It refers to a Wi-Fi Alliance interoperability certification, based on the IEEE 802.11e standard. It provides basic QoS features to IEEE 802.11 networks. WMM prioritizes traffic according to four ACs: voice (AC_VO), video (AC_VI), best effort (AC_BE), and background (AC_BK). supports voice, video, best effort, and background access categories. To allocate bandwidth for the following types of traffic, specify a percentage value under Share. To configure DSCPDifferentiated Services Code Point. DSCP is a 6-bit packet header value used for traffic classification and priority assignment. mapping, specify a value under DSCP Mapping.

Background WMM—For background traffic such as file downloads or print jobs.

Best effort WMM—For best effort traffic such as traffic from legacy devices or traffic from applications or devices that do not support QoSQuality of Service. It refers to the capability of a network to provide better service and performance to a specific network traffic over various technologies..

Video WMM—For video traffic generated from video streaming.

Voice WMM—For voice traffic generated from the incoming and outgoing voice communication.

NOTE: The WMMWi-Fi Multimedia. WMM is also known as WME. It refers to a Wi-Fi Alliance interoperability certification, based on the IEEE 802.11e standard. It provides basic QoS features to IEEE 802.11 networks. WMM prioritizes traffic according to four ACs: voice (AC_VO), video (AC_VI), best effort (AC_BE), and background (AC_BK). traffic management feature is not supported on AP-203H, AP-203R, AP-203RP, AP-207, AP-228, AP-277, 200 Series, 210 Series, 220 Series, 340 Series, and 510 Series access points.

For more information on WMMWi-Fi Multimedia. WMM is also known as WME. It refers to a Wi-Fi Alliance interoperability certification, based on the IEEE 802.11e standard. It provides basic QoS features to IEEE 802.11 networks. WMM prioritizes traffic according to four ACs: voice (AC_VO), video (AC_VI), best effort (AC_BE), and background (AC_BK). traffic and DSCPDifferentiated Services Code Point. DSCP is a 6-bit packet header value used for traffic classification and priority assignment. mapping, see WMM Traffic Management.

For voice traffic and Spectralink Voice Prioritization, configure the following parameters:

Traffic Specification (TSPEC)—To prioritize time-sensitive traffic such as voice traffic initiated by the client, click the Traffic Specification (TSPEC) toggle switch.

TSPEC Bandwidth—To reserve bandwidth, set the TPSEC bandwidth to the desired value within the range of 200–600,000 KbpsKilobits per second.. The default value is 2000 KbpsKilobits per second..

Spectralink Voice Protocol (SVP)—Click the toggle switch to prioritize voice traffic for SVPSpectraLink Voice Priority. SVP is an open, straightforward QoS approach that has been adopted by most leading vendors of WLAN APs. SVP favors isochronous voice packets over asynchronous data packets when contending for the wireless medium and when transmitting packets onto the wired LAN. handsets.

Miscellaneous

Content filtering

Click the toggle switch to route all DNSDomain Name System. A DNS server functions as a phone book for the intranet and Internet users. It converts human-readable computer host names into IP addresses and IP addresses into host names. It stores several records for a domain name such as an address 'A' record, name server (NS), and mail exchanger (MX) records. The Address 'A' record is the most important record that is stored in a DNS server, because it provides the required IP address for a network peripheral or element. requests for the non-corporate domains to OpenDNS on this network.

Inactivity timeout

Specify an interval for session timeout in seconds, minutes, or hours. If a client session is inactive for the specified duration, the session expires and the user is required to log in again. You can specify a value within the range of 60–86,400 seconds (24 hours) for a client session. The default value is 1000 seconds.

Deauth inactive clients

Click the toggle switch to allow the Instant AP to send a deauthentication frame to the inactive client and clear client entry.

SSID

Select the Hide check box if you do not want the SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. (network name) to be visible to users.

Select the Disable check box if you want to disable the SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network.. On selecting this, the SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. will be disabled, but will not be removed from the network. By default, all SSIDsService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. are enabled.

Out of service (OOS)

Enable or disable the SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. based on the following OOS states of the Instant AP:

VPNVirtual Private Network. VPN enables secure access to a corporate network when located remotely. It enables a computer to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if it were directly connected to the private network, while benefiting from the functionality, security, and management policies of the private network. This is done by establishing a virtual point-to-point connection through the use of dedicated connections, encryption, or a combination of the two. down

Uplink down

Internet down

Primary uplink down

The network will be out of service when selected event occurs and the SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. is enabled or disabled as per the configuration settings applied. For example, if you select the VPNVirtual Private Network. VPN enables secure access to a corporate network when located remotely. It enables a computer to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if it were directly connected to the private network, while benefiting from the functionality, security, and management policies of the private network. This is done by establishing a virtual point-to-point connection through the use of dedicated connections, encryption, or a combination of the two. down option from the drop-down list and set the status to enabled, the SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. is enabled when the VPNVirtual Private Network. VPN enables secure access to a corporate network when located remotely. It enables a computer to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if it were directly connected to the private network, while benefiting from the functionality, security, and management policies of the private network. This is done by establishing a virtual point-to-point connection through the use of dedicated connections, encryption, or a combination of the two. connection is down and is disabled when the VPNVirtual Private Network. VPN enables secure access to a corporate network when located remotely. It enables a computer to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if it were directly connected to the private network, while benefiting from the functionality, security, and management policies of the private network. This is done by establishing a virtual point-to-point connection through the use of dedicated connections, encryption, or a combination of the two. connection is restored.

OOS time (global)

Configure a hold time interval in seconds within a range of 30–300 seconds, after which the out-of-service operation is triggered. For example, if the VPNVirtual Private Network. VPN enables secure access to a corporate network when located remotely. It enables a computer to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if it were directly connected to the private network, while benefiting from the functionality, security, and management policies of the private network. This is done by establishing a virtual point-to-point connection through the use of dedicated connections, encryption, or a combination of the two. is down and the configured hold time is 45 seconds, the effect of this out-of-service state impacts the SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. availability after 45 seconds.

Max clients threshold

Specify the maximum number of clients that can be configured for each BSSIDBasic Service Set Identifier. The BSSID identifies a particular BSS within an area. In infrastructure BSS networks, the BSSID is the MAC address of the AP. In independent BSS or ad hoc networks, the BSSID is generated randomly. on a WLANWireless Local Area Network. WLAN is a 802.11 standards-based LAN that the users access through a wireless connection.. You can specify a value within the range of 0–255. The default value is 64.

NOTE: When the Max clients threshold parameter is configured, the value is applicable to every Instant AP in a cluster.

SSID Encoding

To encode the SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network., select UTF-8. By default, the SSIDsService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. are not encoded.

NOTE: When a wireless SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. is encoded, by default, UTF-8 is added to the access rules that are active on the SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network.. However this does not apply for the access rules that are configured separately for the SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network.. UTF-8 is not supported for wired networks.

ESSID

Name that uniquely identifies a wireless network. The network name, or ESSIDExtended Service Set Identifier. ESSID refers to the ID used for identifying an extended service set. can be up to 32 ASCIIAmerican Standard Code for Information Interchange. An ASCII code is a numerical representation of a character or an action. characters, if it contains Unicode, depending on the language, the maximum characters vary. For example, ESSIDExtended Service Set Identifier. ESSID refers to the ID used for identifying an extended service set. could be up to 10 Chinese characters or 16 extended ASCIIAmerican Standard Code for Information Interchange. An ASCII code is a numerical representation of a character or an action. characters. If the ESSIDExtended Service Set Identifier. ESSID refers to the ID used for identifying an extended service set. includes spaces, you must enclose it in quotation marks.

Deny inter user bridging

When enabled, the bridging traffic between two clients that are connected to the same SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. on the same VLANVirtual Local Area Network. In computer networking, a single Layer 2 network may be partitioned to create multiple distinct broadcast domains, which are mutually isolated so that packets can only pass between them through one or more routers; such a domain is referred to as a Virtual Local Area Network, Virtual LAN, or VLAN. is disabled. The clients can connect to the Internet, but cannot communicate with each other, and the bridging traffic between the clients is sent to the upstream device to make the forwarding decision.

Openflow

When enabled, users can run and manage multiple instances of the control-plane and dataplane from a centralized location. OpenFlowOpenFlow is an open communications interface between control plane and the forwarding layers of a network. also ensures uniform policy enforcement.

7. Click Next to configure VLANVirtual Local Area Network. In computer networking, a single Layer 2 network may be partitioned to create multiple distinct broadcast domains, which are mutually isolated so that packets can only pass between them through one or more routers; such a domain is referred to as a Virtual Local Area Network, Virtual LAN, or VLAN. settings. For more information, see In the Old WebUI.

In the CLI

To configure WLANWireless Local Area Network. WLAN is a 802.11 standards-based LAN that the users access through a wireless connection. settings for an SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. profile, execute the following command in the configuration mode of the CLICommand-Line Interface. A console interface with a command line shell that allows users to execute text input as commands and convert these commands to appropriate functions..

(Instant AP)(config)# wlan ssid-profile <name>

(Instant AP)(SSID Profile <name>)# essid <ESSID-name>

(Instant AP)(SSID Profile <name>)# type {<Employee>|<Voice>|<Guest>}

(Instant AP)(SSID Profile <name>)# broadcast-filter {All|ARP|Unicast-ARP-Only|Disabled}

(Instant AP)(SSID Profile <name>)# dtim-period <number-of-beacons>

(Instant AP)(SSID Profile <name>)# multicast-rate-optimization

(Instant AP)(SSID Profile <name>)# dynamic-multicast-optimization

(Instant AP)(SSID Profile <name>)# dmo-channel-utilization-threshold

(Instant AP)(SSID Profile <name>)# a-max-tx-rate <rate>

(Instant AP)(SSID Profile <name>)# a-min-tx-rate <rate>

(Instant AP)(SSID Profile <name>)# g-max-tx-rate <rate>

(Instant AP)(SSID Profile <name>)# g-min-tx-rate <rate>

(Instant AP)(SSID Profile <name>)# zone <zone>

(Instant AP)(SSID Profile <name>)# bandwidth-limit <limit>

(Instant AP)(SSID Profile <name>)# per-user-bandwidth-limit <limit>

(Instant AP)(SSID Profile <name>)# air-time-limit <limit>

(Instant AP)(SSID Profile <name>)# wmm-background-dscp <dscp>

(Instant AP)(SSID Profile <name>)# wmm-background-share <share>

(Instant AP)(SSID Profile <name>)# wmm-best-effort-dscp <dscp>

(Instant AP)(SSID Profile <name>)# wmm-best-effort-share <share>

(Instant AP)(SSID Profile <name>)# wmm-video-dscp <dscp>

(Instant AP)(SSID Profile <name>)# wmm-video-share <share>

(Instant AP)(SSID Profile <name>)# wmm-voice-dscp <dscp>

(Instant AP)(SSID Profile <name>)# wmm-voice-share <share>

(Instant AP)(SSID Profile <name>)# rf-band {<2.4>|<5>|<all>}

(Instant AP)(SSID Profile <name>)# content-filtering

(Instant AP)(SSID Profile <name>)# mfp-capable

(Instant AP)(SSID Profile <name>)# mfp-required

(Instant AP)(SSID Profile <name>)# hide-ssid

(Instant AP)(SSID Profile <name>)# out-of-service <def> <name>

(Instant AP)(SSID Profile <name>)# time-range <profile name> {<Enable>|<Disable>}

(Instant AP)(SSID Profile <name>)# inactivity-timeout <interval>

(Instant AP)(SSID Profile <name>)# work-without-uplink

(Instant AP)(SSID Profile <name>)# local-probe-req-thresh <threshold>

(Instant AP)(SSID Profile <name>)# max-clients-threshold <number-of-clients>

Temporal Diversity and Maximum Retries

When clients are not responding to 802.11802.11 is an evolving family of specifications for wireless LANs developed by a working group of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). 802.11 standards use the Ethernet protocol and Carrier Sense Multiple Access with collision avoidance (CSMA/CA) for path sharing. packets with the temporal-diversity parameter disabled, which is the default setting, Instant APs can attempt only hardware retries. But if this parameter is enabled when the clients are not responding to 802.11802.11 is an evolving family of specifications for wireless LANs developed by a working group of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). 802.11 standards use the Ethernet protocol and Carrier Sense Multiple Access with collision avoidance (CSMA/CA) for path sharing. packets, Instant APs can perform two hardware retries. When the hardware retry attempts fail, Instant APs can perform software retries.

The max-retries parameter indicates the maximum number of attempts the Instant AP performs when clients are not responding to 802.11802.11 is an evolving family of specifications for wireless LANs developed by a working group of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). 802.11 standards use the Ethernet protocol and Carrier Sense Multiple Access with collision avoidance (CSMA/CA) for path sharing. packets. By default, the Instant AP attempts a maximum of eight retries when clients are not responding to 802.11802.11 is an evolving family of specifications for wireless LANs developed by a working group of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). 802.11 standards use the Ethernet protocol and Carrier Sense Multiple Access with collision avoidance (CSMA/CA) for path sharing. packets.

The following example shows the configuration of temporal-diversity and max-retries in a WLANWireless Local Area Network. WLAN is a 802.11 standards-based LAN that the users access through a wireless connection. SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. profile:

(Instant AP) (config) # wlan ssid-profile Name

(Instant AP) (SSID Profile "Name") # temporal-diversity

(Instant AP) (SSID Profile "Name") # max-retries 3