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Configuring Radio Profiles for an Instant AP

You can configure a radio profile on an Instant AP either manually or by using the ARMAdaptive Radio Management. ARM dynamically monitors and adjusts the network to ensure that all users are allowed ready access. It enables full utilization of the available spectrum to support maximum number of users by intelligently choosing the best RF channel and transmit power for APs in their current RF environment. feature.

ARMAdaptive Radio Management. ARM dynamically monitors and adjusts the network to ensure that all users are allowed ready access. It enables full utilization of the available spectrum to support maximum number of users by intelligently choosing the best RF channel and transmit power for APs in their current RF environment. is enabled on Instant by default. It automatically assigns appropriate channel and power settings for the Instant APs. For more information on ARMAdaptive Radio Management. ARM dynamically monitors and adjusts the network to ensure that all users are allowed ready access. It enables full utilization of the available spectrum to support maximum number of users by intelligently choosing the best RF channel and transmit power for APs in their current RF environment. , see Adaptive Radio Management.

Table 1: Steps to Configure ARM-Assigned Radio Profiles

New WebUI

Old WebUI

  1. Navigate to the Configuration > Access Points page. Navigate to the Configuration > Access Points page.
  2. Expand Radio.
  3. In the Mode drop down list box of the desired bandBand refers to a specified range of frequencies of electromagnetic radiation., select Access.
  4. Select the Adaptive radio management assigned radio button.
  5. Click Save.
  1. In the Access Points tab, select the Instant AP to modify and click edit.
  2. Select the Radio tab.
  3. In the Mode drop down list box of the desired bandBand refers to a specified range of frequencies of electromagnetic radiation., select Access.
  4. Select the Automatic channel and transmit power (ARMAdaptive Radio Management. ARM dynamically monitors and adjusts the network to ensure that all users are allowed ready access. It enables full utilization of the available spectrum to support maximum number of users by intelligently choosing the best RF channel and transmit power for APs in their current RF environment. ) radio button.
  5. Click OK.

The following procedure configures a radio profile manually:

Table 2: Steps to Configure Radio Profiles Manually

New WebUI

Old WebUI

  1. Navigate to the Configuration > Access Points page.
  2. Expand Radio.
  3. Select a desired radio mode for the respective bandsBand refers to a specified range of frequencies of electromagnetic radiation. from their Mode drop-down list box. The following table describes various configuration modes for an Instant AP:
  • Access—In Access mode, the Instant AP serves clients, while also monitoring for rogue Instant APs in the background. If the Access mode is selected, perform the following actions:
  1. Select Administrator assigned in 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bandBand refers to a specified range of frequencies of electromagnetic radiation. sections.
  2. Select appropriate channel number from the Channel drop-down list for both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bandBand refers to a specified range of frequencies of electromagnetic radiation. sections.
  3. Enter appropriate transmit power value in the Transmit power text box in 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bandBand refers to a specified range of frequencies of electromagnetic radiation. sections.

NOTE: If the transmit power is set to 0, the Instant AP is assigned the last transmitted power value set by the ARMAdaptive Radio Management. ARM dynamically monitors and adjusts the network to ensure that all users are allowed ready access. It enables full utilization of the available spectrum to support maximum number of users by intelligently choosing the best RF channel and transmit power for APs in their current RF environment. .

 

  • Monitor—In Monitor mode, the Instant AP acts as a dedicated monitor, scanning all channels for rogue Instant APs and clients. You can set one radio on the Monitor mode and the other radio on the access mode, so that the clients can use one radio when the other one is in the Air Monitor mode.

 

NOTE: In this mode, Instant APs do not provide access services to clients.

Click Save.

In the Access Points tab, select the Instant AP to modify and click edit.

Select the Radio tab.

Select a desired radio mode for the respective bandsBand refers to a specified range of frequencies of electromagnetic radiation. from their Mode drop-down list box. The following table describes various configuration modes for an Instant AP:

 

  • Access—In Access mode, the Instant AP serves clients, while also monitoring for rogue Instant APs in the background. If the Access mode is selected, perform the following actions:
  1. Select Administrator assigned in 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bandBand refers to a specified range of frequencies of electromagnetic radiation. sections.
  2. Select appropriate channel number from the Channel drop-down list for both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bandBand refers to a specified range of frequencies of electromagnetic radiation. sections.
  3. Enter appropriate transmit power value in the Transmit power text box in 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bandBand refers to a specified range of frequencies of electromagnetic radiation. sections.

NOTE: If the transmit power is set to 0, the Instant AP is assigned the last transmitted power value set by the ARMAdaptive Radio Management. ARM dynamically monitors and adjusts the network to ensure that all users are allowed ready access. It enables full utilization of the available spectrum to support maximum number of users by intelligently choosing the best RF channel and transmit power for APs in their current RF environment. .

 

  • Monitor—In Monitor mode, the Instant AP acts as a dedicated monitor, scanning all channels for rogue Instant APs and clients. You can set one radio on the Monitor mode and the other radio on the access mode, so that the clients can use one radio when the other one is in the Air Monitor mode.

 

NOTE: In this mode, Instant APs do not provide access services to clients.

Click OK.

Run the following commands to configure a radio profile:

(Instant AP)# wifi0-mode {<access> | <monitor> | <spectrum>}

(Instant AP)# wifi1-mode {<access> | <monitor> | <spectrum>}

If the access mode is configured, run the following commands to configure the channel and transmission power:

(Instant AP)# a-channel <channel> <tx-power>

(Instant AP)# g-channel <channel> <tx-power>

Configuring Maximum Clients on SSID Radio Profiles

You can set the maximum number of clients in every individual Instant AP for SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. profiles operating on the 2.4 GHzGigahertz. and 5 GHzGigahertz. radios. This is a per-AP and per-Radio configuration. This configuration is not persistent and is lost once the Instant AP is rebooted.

Run the following commands to configure maximum clients for an SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. radio profile in the privileged exec mode:

(Instant AP)# a-max-clients <ssid_profile> <max-clients>

(Instant AP)# g-max-clients <ssid_profile> <max-clients>

Run the following commands to view the maximum clients allowed 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:

(Instant AP)# show a-max-clients <ssid_profile>

(Instant AP)# show g-max-clients <ssid_profile>

You can also set the maximum clients when configuring SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. profiles using the Max Clients Threshold parameter in the WebUI and max-clients-threshold parameter in the Instant 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.. For more information, see Configuring WLAN Settings for an SSID Profile.

If the maximum clients setting is configured multiple times, using either the configuration mode or Privileged EXEC mode, the latest configuration takes precedence.

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