Editing Default RSSI Threshold and Dwell Time

To modify the default RSSI Received 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. thresholds and dwell time configuration parameters, complete the following steps:

  1. In the Aruba Central app, set the filter to Global.

    The dashboard context for the selected filter is displayed.

  2. Under Manage, click Guests > Presence Analytics.
  3. Click the Config icon.
  4. In the Data Collection table, click the Edit Default Thresholds.

    The Thresholds window is displayed.

  5. Under Visitors, specify the value for the RSSI threshold field.
    By default, the RSSI threshold value is set to -65 dBm Decibel-Milliwatts. dBm is a logarithmic measurement (integer) that is typically used in place of mW to represent receive-power level. AMP normalizes all signals to dBm, so that it is easy to evaluate performance between various vendors.. You can specify a value within the range of -100 to 0.
  6. Under Passersby, specify the value for the RSSI threshold field.
    By default, the RSSI threshold value is set to -90 dBm. You can specify a value within the range of -100 to 0.
  7. Under Conversion, specify the values for Dwell Time.
    By default, the dwell time is set to 5 minutes.
  8. Click Save.

Editing default thresholds and dwell-time changes the default values only, custom set thresholds and dwell-time do not change.
The applied configuration changes for the RSSI threshold and dwell time take a maximum of 2 hours to reflect in Aruba Central.
If Presence Analytics is disabled at a customer level, then all site level and customer level thresholds get cleared. Enabling Presence Analytics at customer level again resets the all threshold levels.