Configure Device Settings

You can configure device-related settings such as AP scan modes, client steering parameters, and WIPS settings that are applied to your APs.

Device settings apply to all radios of an AP. Tri-radio APs use two radios for 2.4 and 5 GHz Wi-Fi communications, and the third radio is a dedicated WIPS sensor.

Dual-radio APs can operate as a Wi-Fi access point on the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radios, or as dedicated WIPS sensor where both radios are dedicated to WIPS scanning.

If you configure a tri-radio AP as a dedicated WIPS sensor, the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radios will be dedicated to WIPS scanning, while the third radio is disabled.

Device settings applied to APs in a location are automatically inherited by location subfolders. You can customize the device settings of a subfolder location so that they are different from the inherited settings, or you can use AP Groups to apply device settings to APs in separate location folders.

You configure the settings on two tabs:

Device Settings

To configure device settings in Discover:

  1. Open Discover.
  2. Open the Navigator, and select a location where to apply device settings.
  3. Select Configure > WiFi.
  4. Select Device Settings.

Screen shot of the Device Settings configuration in Discover

  1. Configure the device settings for your deployment:

Security Settings

To configure Security Settings in Discover:

  1. Open Discover.
  2. Select Configure > WiFi.
  3. Select Device Settings.
  4. Click the Security tab.

  1. Configure the device security settings for your deployment:
  1. Click Save.