Enabling Channel Quality Metric

The channel quality metric reflects the AirMatch channel computation enhancements for local channel change decisions. The AirMatch channel quality metrics include, high retry-rate, non-Wi-Fi Wi-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. interference, MAC Media Access Control. A MAC address is a unique identifier assigned to network interfaces for communications on a network. , and PHY errors. When AirMatch receives data that impact the channels, it avoids the impacted channels in the channel computation for the next 24 hours. By default, AirMatch disables the channel quality metric.

To enable the channel quality metric, complete the following procedure:

  1. In the Aruba Central app, set the filter to a group with Wi-Fi 6E access point.
  2. Under Manage, click Devices > Access Points.
  3. Click the Config icon.
  4. Click the Radios tab.
  5. Under RF, click Adaptive Radio Management (ARM) > Channel Control.
  6. Select the Channel Quality Aware check box.
  7. Set a value for the Channel Quality Wait Time.

    The Channel Quality Wait Time option specifies the time after which AirMatch initiates a channel change after the channel quality is below the threshold value. The Channel Quality Wait Time option has a range of 1–3600 seconds, with a default value of 120 seconds.

  8. Set a value for the Channel Quality Threshold.

    The Channel Quality Threshold option determines the channel quality percentage, below which ARM initiates a channel change. The Channel Quality Threshold option has a default value of 70.

  9. Click Save Settings.