Configuring Dual 5 GHz Radio Mode

The dual 5 GHz Gigahertz. radio mode feature of AirMatch allows the 340 Series APs to configure two radio interfaces, both running 5 GHz channel. The APs have two radios, one operating on 2.4 GHz band Band refers to a specified range of frequencies of electromagnetic radiation., and the other on 5 GHz band. AP-345 APs support upgrade of the 2.4 GHz radio interface to a 5 GHz radio interface, which effectively doubles the throughput in 5 GHz band. Hence, both radio interfaces can operate on 5 GHz band in dual 5 GHz radio mode. You can configure the dual 5 GHz radio mode using the WebUI.

To configure a dual 5 GHz radio, complete the following steps:

  1. In the Aruba Central app, set the filter to a group that contains at least one AP.
  2. Under Manage, click Devices > Access Points.
  3. Click the Config icon.
  4. Click the second-level Access Points tab.
  5. To edit an AP, select the AP and click the edit icon for that AP.
  6. Click the third-level Radio tab.
  7. Select Enable from the Dual 5G Mode drop-down list.
  8. Click Save Settings and reboot the AP.

Figure 1  Dual 5 GHz Radio

The dual 5 GHz radio mode feature is supported only on AP-344 and AP-345.