Consolidated Platform Configuration Guide, Cisco IOS XE 3.3SE (Catalyst 3850 Switches)
Optimizing RFID Tracking
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Optimizing RFID Tracking

Optimizing RFID Tracking

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Optimizing RFID Tracking on Access Points

To optimize the monitoring and location calculation of RFID tags, you can enable tracking optimization on up to four channels within the 2.4-GHz band of an 802.11b/g access point radio. This feature allows you to scan only the channels on which tags are usually programmed to operate (such as channels 1, 6, and 11).

How to Optimize RFID Tracking on Access Points

Optimizing RFID Tracking on Access Points (CLI)


     Command or ActionPurpose
    Step 1ap name Cisco_AP mode monitor submode none

    Switch# ap name 3602a mode monitor
     submode none

    Specifies the monitor submode for the access point as none.


    A warning message indicates that changing the access point's mode will cause the access point to reboot and prompts you to specify whether you want to continue by entering Y.

    After you enter Y, the access point reboots.

    Step 2ap name Cisco_AP dot11 24ghz shutdown

    Switch# ap name AP01 dot11 24ghz shutdown

    Disables the access point radio.

    Step 3ap name Cisco_AP monitor-mode tracking-opt

    Switch# ap name TSIM_AP1 monitor-mode

    Configures the access point to scan only the Dynamic Channel Assignment (DCA) channels supported by its country of operation.


    To disable tracking optimization for an access point, enter the ap name Cisco_AP monitor-mode tracking-opt no-optimization command.

    Step 4ap name Cisco_AP monitor-mode dot11b {fast-channel [first_channel second_channel third_channel fourth_channel]}

    Switch# ap name AP01 monitor-mode dot11b
     fast-channel 1 2 3 4
    Chooses up to four specific 802.11b channels to be scanned by the access point.

    In the United States, you can assign any value from 1 to 11 (inclusive) to the channel variable. Other countries support additional channels. You must assign at least one channel.

    Step 5ap name Cisco_AP no dot11 24ghz shutdown

    Switch# ap name AP01 no dot11 24ghz shutdown

    Enables the access point radio.

    Step 6show ap monitor-mode summary

    Switch# show ap monitor-mode summary

    Displays all the access points in monitor mode.


    Configuration Examples for Optimizing RFID Tracking

    Displaying all the Access Points in Monitor Mode: Example

    This example shows how to display all the access points in monitor mode:

    Switch# show ap monitor-mode summary
    AP Name       Ethernet MAC   Status   Scanning
    ------------- -------------- -------- ---------
    AP1131:4f2.9a 00:16:4:f2:9:a Tracking 1,6,NA,NA