Lightweight Access Point Configuration Guide, Cisco IOS XE Release 3SE (Catalyst 3850 Switches)
Configuring Country Codes
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Configuring Country Codes

Configuring Country Codes

Finding Feature Information

Prerequisites for Configuring Country Codes

  • Generally, you configure one country code per switch; you configure one code that matches the physical location of the switch and its access points. You can configure up to 20 country codes per switch. This multiple-country support enables you to manage access points in various countries from a single switch.
  • When the multiple-country feature is used, all switchs that are going to join the same RF group must be configured with the same set of countries, configured in the same order.
  • Access points are capable of using all the available legal frequencies. However, access points are assigned to the frequencies that are supported in their relevant domains.
  • The country list configured on the RF group leader determines which channels the members would operate on. This list is independent of which countries have been configured on the RF group members.
  • For switchs in the Japan regulatory domain, you must have had one or more Japan country codes (JP, J2, or J3) configured on your switch at the time you last booted your switch.
  • For switchs in the Japan regulatory domain, you must have at least one access point with a -J regulatory domain joined to your switch.

Information About Configuring Country Codes

Controllers and access points are designed for use in many countries with varying regulatory requirements. The radios within the access points are assigned to a specific regulatory domain at the factory (such as -E for Europe), but the country code enables you to specify a particular country of operation (such as FR for France or ES for Spain). Configuring a country code ensures that each radio’s broadcast frequency bands, interfaces, channels, and transmit power levels are compliant with country-specific regulations.

Information About Japanese Country Codes

Country codes define the channels that can be used legally in each country. These country codes are available for Japan:
  • JP—Allows only -J radios to join the controller
  • J2—Allows only -P radios to join the controller
  • J3—Uses the -U frequencies but allows -U, -P and -Q (other than 1550/1600/2600/3600) radios to join the controller
  • J4—Allows 2.4G JPQU and 5G PQU to join the controller.

    Note


    The 1550, 1600, 2600, and 3600 APs require J4.


See the Channels and Maximum Power Settings for Cisco Aironet Lightweight Access Points document for the list of channels and power levels supported by access points in the Japanese regulatory domains.

How to Configure Country Codes (CLI)


Note


The procedure to perform this task using the switch GUI is not currently available.


SUMMARY STEPS

    1.    enable

    2.    show wireless country supported

    3.    configure terminal

    4.    ap dot11 24ghz shutdown

    5.    ap dot11 5ghz shutdown

    6.    ap country country_code

    7.    end

    8.    show wireless country channels

    9.    configure terminal

    10.    no ap dot11 5ghz shutdown

    11.    no ap dot11 24ghz shutdown

    12.    end

    13.    ap name Cisco_AP shutdown

    14.    configure terminal

    15.    ap country country_code

    16.    end

    17.    ap name Cisco_AP no shutdown


DETAILED STEPS
     Command or ActionPurpose
    Step 1 enable


    Example:
    Switch# enable
    
     

    Enters privileged EXEC mode.

     
    Step 2 show wireless country supported


    Example:
    Switch# show wireless country supported
     

    Displays a list of all available country codes.

     
    Step 3 configure terminal


    Example:
    Switch# configure terminal
     

    Enters global configuration mode.

     
    Step 4ap dot11 24ghz shutdown


    Example:
    Switch(config)# ap dot11 5ghz shutdown
     

    Disables the 802.11a network.

     
    Step 5ap dot11 5ghz shutdown


    Example:
    Switch(config)# ap dot11 24ghz shutdown
     

    Disables the 802.11b/g network.

     
    Step 6ap country country_code


    Example:
    Switch(config)# ap country IN
     

    Assigns access points to a specific country.

    Note   

    Make sure that the country code you choose is compatible with the regulatory domain of at least one of the access point’s radios.

     
    Step 7end


    Example:
    Switch(config)# end
     

    Returns to privileged EXEC mode. Alternatively, you can also press Ctrl-Z to exit global configuration mode.

     
    Step 8show wireless country channels


    Example:
    Switch# show wireless country channels
     

    Displays the list of available channels for the country codes configured on your switch.

    Note   

    Perform Steps 9 through 17 only if you have configured multiple country codes in Step 6.

     
    Step 9 configure terminal


    Example:
    Switch# configure terminal
     

    Enters global configuration mode.

     
    Step 10no ap dot11 5ghz shutdown


    Example:
    Switch(config)# no ap dot11 5ghz shutdown
     

    Enables the 802.11a network.

     
    Step 11no ap dot11 24ghz shutdown


    Example:
    Switch(config)# no ap dot11 24ghz shutdown
     

    Enables the 802.11b/g network.

     
    Step 12end


    Example:
    Switch(config)# end
     

    Returns to privileged EXEC mode. Alternatively, you can also press Ctrl-Z to exit global configuration mode.

     
    Step 13ap name Cisco_AP shutdown


    Example:
    Switch# ap name AP02 shutdown
     
    Disables the access point.
    Note   

    Ensure that you disable only the access point for which you are configuring country codes.

     
    Step 14 configure terminal


    Example:
    Switch# configure terminal
     

    Enters global configuration mode.

     
    Step 15ap country country_code


    Example:
    Switch# ap country IN
     
    Assigns an access point to a specific country.
    Note   

    Ensure that the country code that you choose is compatible with the regulatory domain of at least one of the access point’s radios.

    Note   

    If you enabled the networks and disabled some access points and then enter the ap country country_code command, the specified country code is configured on only the disabled access points. All other access points are ignored.

     
    Step 16end


    Example:
    Switch(config)# end
     

    Returns to privileged EXEC mode. Alternatively, you can also press Ctrl-Z to exit global configuration mode.

     
    Step 17ap name Cisco_AP no shutdown


    Example:
    Switch# ap name AP02 no shutdown
     

    Enables the access point.

     

    Configuration Examples for Configuring Country Codes

    Displaying Channel List for Country Codes: Example

    This example shows how to display the list of available channels for the country codes configured on your switch:

    Switch# show wireless country channels
    
    Configured Country........................: US - United States
    KEY: * = Channel is legal in this country and may be configured manually.
    A = Channel is the Auto-RF default in this country.
    . = Channel is not legal in this country.
    C = Channel has been configured for use by Auto-RF.
    x = Channel is available to be configured for use by Auto-RF.
    (-,-) = (indoor, outdoor) regulatory domain allowed by this country.
    -----------------:+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
    802.11bg :
    Channels : 1 1 1 1 1
    : 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4
    -----------------:+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
    (-A ,-AB ) US : A * * * * A * * * * A . . .
    Auto-RF : . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    -----------------:+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
    802.11a : 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    Channels : 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 6 6 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 6 6
    : 4 6 8 0 2 4 6 8 2 6 0 4 0 4 8 2 6 0 4 8 2 6 0 9 3 7 1 5
    -----------------:+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
    (-A ,-AB ) US : . A . A . A . A A A A A * * * * * . . . * * * A A A A
    *
    Auto-RF : . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    -----------------:+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
    4.9GHz 802.11a :
    Channels : 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
    : 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6
    -----------------:+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
    US (-A ,-AB ): * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * A * * * * * A
    Auto-RF : . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    -----------------:+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-