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Configure Radio and Device Settings

You can specify radio and device settings for your APs, including the operation mode, frequency bands, wireless channels, and the AP password.

Radio and device settings (device templates) are applied per location, and are automatically inherited by subfolder locations. This enables you to create a custom configuration for a specific location folder.

To configure radio and device settings for your APs:

  1. Open Discover.
  2. From the Navigator, select the location where you want to apply the radio and device settings. These settings are inherited by all subfolders of the selected location.
  3. Select Configure > WiFi, then select the Radio Settings tab.

Screen shot of the Radio Settings in Discover

  1. Configure the radio settings for your deployment for both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radios.
  • We recommend you use the default settings for most deployments.
  • You can optionally enable Dynamic Channel Selection so that AP radios automatically switch to a better channel if the current channel experiences high interference.
  1. Select the Device Settings tab.

Screen shot of the Device Settings in Discover

Configure your device settings based on your AP models and deployment:

Tri-Radio Access Points (AP325 and AP420)

  • Use the default radio and device settings to broadcast Wi-Fi on the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radios.
  • The third radio is configured by default as a WIPS Sensor.

Dual-Radio Access Points (AP120, AP125, AP320, and AP322)

  •  Wi-Fi Access Points with Background Scanning
    • Use the default radio and device settings to broadcast Wi-Fi on the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radios.
    • Use the default Scanning mode of VoIP-aware Scanning for AP125.
      Set the Scanning mode to Background Scanning for AP120, AP320, and AP322 because they do not support VoIP-aware scanning.
    • Configure one dedicated WIPS sensor for every 3-5 Wi-Fi access points.
  • Dedicated WIPS Sensor for WIPS Overlay
    • Select the Turn Access Points into Dedicated WIPS Sensors check box.
      (This option does not apply to tri-radio AP models because they have a dedicated third-radio for a WIPS sensor.)
    • No Wi-Fi is broadcast from APs configured as dedicated WIPS sensors.
    • Configure one dedicated WIPS sensor for every 3-5 Wi-Fi access points.
  • Dedicated Wi-Fi Access Points
    • Use the default radio and device settings to broadcast Wi-Fi on the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radios.
    • Set the Scanning mode to No Scanning.
  1. In the Device Password section, type a Password for the AP.
    You cannot save the device settings if the password is not defined.

Screen show of the device password settings in Discover

  1. Click Save.

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