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Configuring Zone Settings on an Instant AP

Starting from Instant 8.3.0.0, Instant APs can be assigned RFRadio Frequency. RF refers to the electromagnetic wave frequencies within a range of 3 kHz to 300 GHz, including the frequencies used for communications or Radar signals. zones and SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. zones to enhance the wireless network environment. RFRadio Frequency. RF refers to the electromagnetic wave frequencies within a range of 3 kHz to 300 GHz, including the frequencies used for communications or Radar signals. zones enable the creation of custom RFRadio Frequency. RF refers to the electromagnetic wave frequencies within a range of 3 kHz to 300 GHz, including the frequencies used for communications or Radar signals. environments for Instant APs and SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. zones enable the creation of Wi-FiWi-Fi is a technology that allows electronic devices to connect to a WLAN network, mainly using the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radio bands. Wi-Fi can apply to products that use any 802.11 standard. zones to service multiple sets of clients in different zones of the wireless environment. RFRadio Frequency. RF refers to the electromagnetic wave frequencies within a range of 3 kHz to 300 GHz, including the frequencies used for communications or Radar signals. zones and SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. zones are independent of each other and are configured separately.

RF zones

RFRadio Frequency. RF refers to the electromagnetic wave frequencies within a range of 3 kHz to 300 GHz, including the frequencies used for communications or Radar signals. zones enable the creation of RFRadio Frequency. RF refers to the electromagnetic wave frequencies within a range of 3 kHz to 300 GHz, including the frequencies used for communications or Radar signals. environments for individual APs. RFRadio Frequency. RF refers to the electromagnetic wave frequencies within a range of 3 kHz to 300 GHz, including the frequencies used for communications or Radar signals. zones are configured using radio profiles. Radio profiles allow the creation of additional radio profiles which can be associated to one or more APs using their zone name. Each radio profile has a zone parameter which can be configured except for the default radio profile and each AP can be assigned a single RFRadio Frequency. RF refers to the electromagnetic wave frequencies within a range of 3 kHz to 300 GHz, including the frequencies used for communications or Radar signals. zone. Instant supports up to 10 radio profiles each for both 2.4 GHzGigahertz. radio and 5 GHzGigahertz. radio in an Instant cluster. A single RFRadio Frequency. RF refers to the electromagnetic wave frequencies within a range of 3 kHz to 300 GHz, including the frequencies used for communications or Radar signals. zone can be configured on multiple APs and all APs should be configured to a RFRadio Frequency. RF refers to the electromagnetic wave frequencies within a range of 3 kHz to 300 GHz, including the frequencies used for communications or Radar signals. zone. If no RFRadio Frequency. RF refers to the electromagnetic wave frequencies within a range of 3 kHz to 300 GHz, including the frequencies used for communications or Radar signals. zone is assigned to an AP, the default radio profile will be used.

Two radio profiles can have the same zone name given that the profiles are in different bandsBand refers to a specified range of frequencies of electromagnetic radiation., i.e, A 2.4 GHzGigahertz. radio profile and a 5 GHzGigahertz. radio profile can have the same zone name. Using the same zone name for a 2.4 GHzGigahertz. profile and a 5 GHzGigahertz. profile brings the two radio profiles under one RFRadio Frequency. RF refers to the electromagnetic wave frequencies within a range of 3 kHz to 300 GHz, including the frequencies used for communications or Radar signals. zone, which can then be applied to the AP using the zone name. This enables you to apply radio profiles to both the radios of the AP. However, two radio profiles in the same bandBand refers to a specified range of frequencies of electromagnetic radiation. cannot have the same zone name.

Configuring RF Zones for Instant AP

RFRadio Frequency. RF refers to the electromagnetic wave frequencies within a range of 3 kHz to 300 GHz, including the frequencies used for communications or Radar signals. zones are created by configuring radio profiles with a zone name and then attaching them to the Instant AP using the same zone name. Only one RFRadio Frequency. RF refers to the electromagnetic wave frequencies within a range of 3 kHz to 300 GHz, including the frequencies used for communications or Radar signals. zone can be applied to an AP and if no specific zone is assigned to an AP then the default radio profile will be used. The radio profile assigned to the AP will use the following priority: assigned RFRadio Frequency. RF refers to the electromagnetic wave frequencies within a range of 3 kHz to 300 GHz, including the frequencies used for communications or Radar signals. zone > default radio profile > 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.  profile.

The following procedure configures an RFRadio Frequency. RF refers to the electromagnetic wave frequencies within a range of 3 kHz to 300 GHz, including the frequencies used for communications or Radar signals. zone using the WebUI:

Table 1: Steps to Configure an RF Zone

New WebUI

Old WebUI

  1. Configure a radio profile and specify a name for the zone in the zone field. For configuring radio profile, see Configuring Radio Settings. To configure an RFRadio Frequency. RF refers to the electromagnetic wave frequencies within a range of 3 kHz to 300 GHz, including the frequencies used for communications or Radar signals. zone with profiles for both 2.4 GHzGigahertz. and 5 GHzGigahertz. radio use the same zone name in the two radio profiles.
  2. Attach the configured radio profile to the Instant AP using the zone name. Use the following procedure to configure an RFRadio Frequency. RF refers to the electromagnetic wave frequencies within a range of 3 kHz to 300 GHz, including the frequencies used for communications or Radar signals. zone to an Instant AP:
  3. Navigate to the Configuration > Access Points page.
  4. Select the Instant AP from the Access Points list and click Edit.
  5. Expand General and specify the Instant AP zone in the RF zone field.
  6. Click Save.
  1. Configure a radio profile and specify a name for the zone in the zone field. For configuring radio profile, see Configuring Radio Settings. To configure an RFRadio Frequency. RF refers to the electromagnetic wave frequencies within a range of 3 kHz to 300 GHz, including the frequencies used for communications or Radar signals. zone with profiles for both 2.4 GHzGigahertz. and 5 GHzGigahertz. radio use the same zone name in the two radio profiles.
  2. Attach the configured radio profile to the Instant AP using the zone name. Use the following procedure to configure an RFRadio Frequency. RF refers to the electromagnetic wave frequencies within a range of 3 kHz to 300 GHz, including the frequencies used for communications or Radar signals. zone to an Instant AP:
  3. Navigate to the Access Points tab. Select the Instant AP to configure, and then click edit.
  4. In the Edit Access Point > General tab, specify the Instant AP zone name in the RF Zone field.
  5. Click Save.

Run the following commands to configure an RFRadio Frequency. RF refers to the electromagnetic wave frequencies within a range of 3 kHz to 300 GHz, including the frequencies used for communications or Radar signals. zone:

  1. Configure radio settings using rf dot11a-radio-profile and rf dot11g-radio-profile commands for 5 GHzGigahertz. and 2.4 GHzGigahertz. radio respectively and specify a name for the zone using the zone <zone name> parameter. To configure an RFRadio Frequency. RF refers to the electromagnetic wave frequencies within a range of 3 kHz to 300 GHz, including the frequencies used for communications or Radar signals. zone with profiles for both 2.4 GHzGigahertz. and 5 GHzGigahertz. radio use the same zone name in the two radio profiles. The following is the syntax to configure zone name for 2.4 GHzGigahertz. and 5 GHzGigahertz. radio profile.

To configure zone name in a 2.4 GHzGigahertz. radio profile:

InstantAP (config) # rf dot11g-radio-profile <profile name>

InstantAP (RF dot11g Radio Profile "<profile name>") # zone <zone name>

To configure zone name in a 5 GHzGigahertz. radio profile:

InstantAP (config) # rf dot11a-radio-profile <profile name>

InstantAP (RF dot11a Radio Profile "<profile name>") # zone <zone name>

  1. Attach the specific RFRadio Frequency. RF refers to the electromagnetic wave frequencies within a range of 3 kHz to 300 GHz, including the frequencies used for communications or Radar signals. zone and the associated radio profile to the AP using the rf-zone <zone name> command. This is a per-ap setting and should configured on the respective AP. The following is the syntax to attach a radio profile to the AP:

rf-zone <zone name>

To view the radio profile used by the AP, use the show radio profile command. The active profile is listed in the Zone column.

SSID Zones

SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. zones enables the creation of Wi-FiWi-Fi is a technology that allows electronic devices to connect to a WLAN network, mainly using the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radio bands. Wi-Fi can apply to products that use any 802.11 standard. zones with different SSIDsService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. to service different sets of clients. SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. zones are created using 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. Traditionally only one zone can be configured to an Instant AP but starting from Instant 8.3.0.0, Instant APs can be assigned multiple SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. zones to serve different set of clients in different zones of the Wi-FiWi-Fi is a technology that allows electronic devices to connect to a WLAN network, mainly using the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radio bands. Wi-Fi can apply to products that use any 802.11 standard. environment. In the previous releases, commas were a part of the zone name. Commas configured in ArubaInstant 6.5.4.x or prior versions will be used as delimiters when Instant APs are upgraded to ArubaInstant 8.3.0.x or later.

Configuring SSID zones for Instant AP

SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. zones are created by configuring 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. profiles with a zone and attaching them to the AP using the zone name. A maximum of 6 SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. zones can be assigned to an AP and if no specific zone is assigned, the AP will broadcast only the SSIDsService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. configured on the AP or the Instant cluster. SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. zones can be configured using the WebUI, 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., AirWave or Central.

The following procedure configures an SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. zone using the WebUI:

Table 2: Steps to Configure an SSID Zone

New WebUI

Old WebUI

  1. Configure 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 and specify a name for the zone in the zone field. For configuring 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. profiles, see Configuring WLAN Settings for an SSID Profile.
  2. Attach the configured 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 to the Instant AP using the zone name. Use the following procedure to configure an SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. zone to an Instant AP:
    1. Navigate to the Configuration > Access Points page.
    2. Select the Instant AP from the Access Points list and click Edit.
    3. Expand General and specify the Instant AP zone in the Zone field.
  3. Click Save.
  1. Configure 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 and specify a name for the zone in the zone field. For configuring 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. profiles, see Configuring WLAN Settings for an SSID Profile.
  2. Attach the configured 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 to the Instant AP using the zone name. Use the following procedure to configure an SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. zone to an Instant AP:
    1. Navigate to the Access Points tab. Select the Instant AP to configure, and then click edit.
    2. In the Edit Access Point > General tab, specify the Instant AP zone in the Zone field.
  3. Click OK.

Run the following command to configure an SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. Zone:

  1. Configure WLANWireless Local Area Network. WLAN is a 802.11 standards-based LAN that the users access through a wireless connection. settings for the SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. settings using wlan ssid-profile command and specify a name for the zone using the zone <zone name> parameter. The following is the syntax to configure zone name for 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.

To configure zone name 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:

InstantAP (config) # wlan ssid-profile <profile name>

InstantAP (SSID Profile "<profile name>") # zone <zone name>

  1. Attach the specific SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. zone and the associated SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. profile to the AP using the zonename <zone name> command. A maximum of 6 SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. zones can be assigned to an AP and the different zones are separated using commas. This is a per-ap setting and should configured on the respective AP. The following is the syntax to attach an SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. zone to the AP:

zonename <zone1 name, zone2 name>

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