System Management Configuration Guide, Cisco IOS XE Release 3SE (Catalyst 3850 Switches)
Configuring 802.11 parameters and Band Selection
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Configuring 802.11 parameters and Band Selection

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Configuring 802.11 parameters and Band Selection

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Restrictions on Band Selection, 802.11 Bands, and Parameters

  • Band-selection enabled WLANs do not support time-sensitive applications like voice and video because of roaming delays.
  • Band selection can be used only with Cisco Aironet 1040, 1140, 1250, 1260, 3500, and the 3600 series access points.
  • Band selection operates only on access points that are connected to a controller. A FlexConnect access point without a controller connection does not perform band selection after a reboot.
  • The band-selection algorithm directs dual-band clients only from the 2.4-GHz radio to the 5-GHz radio of the same access point, and it only runs on an access point when both the 2.4-GHz and 5-GHz radios are up and running.
  • You can enable both band selection and aggressive load balancing on the controller. They run independently and do not impact one another.
  • It is not possible to enable or disable band selection and client load balancing globally through the controller GUI or CLI. You can, however, enable or disable band selection and client load balancing for a particular WLAN. Band selection and client load balancing are enabled globally by default.

Information About Configuring Band Selection, 802.11 Bands, and Parameters

Band Selection

Band selection enables client radios that are capable of dual-band (2.4- and 5-GHz) operation to move to a less congested 5-GHz access point. The 2.4-GHz band is often congested. Clients on this band typically experience interference from Bluetooth devices, microwave ovens, and cordless phones as well as co-channel interference from other access points because of the 802.11b/g limit of three nonoverlapping channels. To prevent these sources of interference and improve overall network performance, you can configure band selection on the controller.

Band selection is enabled globally by default.

Band selection works by regulating probe responses to clients. It makes 5-GHz channels more attractive to clients by delaying probe responses to clients on 2.4-GHz channels.

802.11 Bands

You can configure the 802.11b/g/n (2.4-GHz) and 802.11a/n (5-GHz) bands for the controller to comply with the regulatory requirements in your country. By default, both 802.11b/g/n and 802.11a/n are enabled.

When a controller is configured to allow only 802.11g traffic, 802.11b client devices are able to successfully connect to an access point but cannot pass traffic. When you configure the controller for 802.11g traffic only, you must mark 11g rates as mandatory.

802.11n Parameter

This section provides instructions for managing 802.11n devices such as the Cisco Aironet 1140 and 3600 Series Access Points on your network. The 802.11n devices support the 2.4- and 5-GHz bands and offer high-throughput data rates.

The 802.11n high-throughput rates are available on all 802.11n access points for WLANs using WMM with no Layer 2 encryption or with WPA2/AES encryption enabled.

802.11h Parameter

802.11h informs client devices about channel changes and can limit the transmit power of those client devices.

How to Configure 802.11 Bands and Parameters

Configuring Band Selection (CLI)

SUMMARY STEPS

    1.    configure terminal

    2.    wireless client band-select cycle-count cycle_count

    3.    wireless client band-select cycle-threshold milliseconds

    4.    wireless client band-select expire suppression seconds

    5.    wireless client band-select expire dual-band seconds

    6.    wireless client band-select client-rssi client_rssi

    7.    end

    8.    wlan wlan_profile_name wlan_ID SSID_network_name band-select

    9.    end


DETAILED STEPS
      Command or Action Purpose
    Step 1 configure terminal


    Example:
    Switch# configure terminal
     

    Enters global configuration mode.

     
    Step 2 wireless client band-select cycle-count cycle_count


    Example:
    Switch(config)# wireless client band-select cycle-count 3
     

    Sets the probe cycle count for band select.

    You can enter a value between 1 and 10 for the cycle_count parameter.

     
    Step 3 wireless client band-select cycle-threshold milliseconds


    Example:
    Switch(config)# wireless client band-select cycle-threshold 5000
     

    Sets the time threshold for a new scanning cycle period.

    You can enter a value for threshold between 1 and 1000 for the milliseconds parameter.

     
    Step 4 wireless client band-select expire suppression seconds


    Example:
    Switch(config)# wireless client band-select expire suppression 100
     

    Sets the suppression expire to the band select.

    You can enter a value for suppression between 10 to 200 for the seconds parameter.

     
    Step 5 wireless client band-select expire dual-band seconds


    Example:
    Switch(config)# wireless client band-select expire dual-band 100
     

    Sets the dual band expire.

    You can enter a value for dual band between 10 and 300 for the seconds parameter.

     
    Step 6 wireless client band-select client-rssi client_rssi


    Example:
    Switch(config)# wireless client band-select client-rssi 40
     

    Sets the client RSSI threshold.

    You can enter a value for minimum dBm of a client RSSI to respond to a probe between 20 and 90 for the client_rssi parameter.

     
    Step 7 end


    Example:
    Switch(config)# end
     

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

     
    Step 8 wlan wlan_profile_name wlan_ID SSID_network_name band-select


    Example:
    Switch(config)# wlan wlan1 25 ssid12
    Switch(config-wlan)# band-select
     

    Configures band selection on specific WLANs.

    You can enter a value between 1 and 512 for the wlan_ID parameter.

    You can enter the up to 32 alphanumeric characters for SSID_network_name parameter.

     
    Step 9 end


    Example:
    Switch(config)# end
     

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

     

    Configuring the 802.11 Bands (CLI)

    You can configure 802.11 bands and parameters.

    SUMMARY STEPS

      1.    configure terminal

      2.    ap dot11 5ghz shutdown

      3.    ap dot11 24ghz shutdown

      4.    ap dot11 {5ghz | 24ghz} beaconperiod time_unit

      5.    ap dot11 {5ghz | 24ghz} fragmentation threshold

      6.    ap dot11 {5ghz | 24ghz} dtpc

      7.    wireless client association limit number interval milliseconds

      8.    ap dot11 {5ghz | 24ghz} rate rate {disable | mandatory | supported}

      9.    no ap dot11 5ghz shutdown

      10.    no ap dot11 24ghz shutdown

      11.    ap dot11 24ghz dot11g

      12.    end


    DETAILED STEPS
        Command or Action Purpose
      Step 1 configure terminal


      Example:
      Switch# configure terminal
       

      Enters global configuration mode.

       
      Step 2 ap dot11 5ghz shutdown


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

      Disables the 802.11a band.

      Note   

      You must disable the 802.11a band before configuring the 802.11a network parameters.

       
      Step 3 ap dot11 24ghz shutdown


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

      Disables the 802.11b band.

      Note   

      You must disable the 802.11b band before configuring the 802.11b network parameters.

       
      Step 4 ap dot11 {5ghz | 24ghz} beaconperiod time_unit


      Example:
      Switch(config)# ap dot11 5ghz beaconperiod 500
       

      Specifies the rate at which the SSID is broadcast by the access point.

      The beacon interval is measured in time units (TUs). One TU is 1024 microseconds. You can configure the access point to send a beacon every 20 to 1000 milliseconds.

       
      Step 5 ap dot11 {5ghz | 24ghz} fragmentation threshold


      Example:
      Switch(config)# ap dot11 5ghz fragmentation 300
       

      Specifies the size at which packets are fragmented.

      The threshold is a value between 256 and 2346 bytes (inclusive). Specify a low number for areas where communication is poor or where there is a great deal of radio interference.

       
      Step 6 ap dot11 {5ghz | 24ghz} dtpc


      Example:
      Switch(config)# ap dot11 5ghz dtpc 
      Switch(config)# no ap dot11 24ghz dtpc
       

      Enables access points to advertise their channels and transmit the power levels in beacons, and probe responses.

      The default value is enabled. Client devices using dynamic transmit power control (DTPC) receive the channel and power level information from the access points and adjust their settings automatically. For example, a client device used primarily in Japan could rely on DTPC to adjust its channel and power settings automatically when it travels to Italy and joins a network there.
      Note   

      On access points that run Cisco IOS software, this feature is called world mode.

      The no form of the command disables the 802.11a or 802.11b DTPC setting.

       
      Step 7 wireless client association limit number interval milliseconds


      Example:
      Switch(config)# wireless client association limit 50 interval 1000
       

      Specifies the maximum allowed clients that can be configured.

      You can configure a maximum number of association request on a single access point slot at a given interval. The range of association limit that you can configure is from one through 100.

      The association request limit interval is measured between 100 to 10000 milliseconds.

       
      Step 8 ap dot11 {5ghz | 24ghz} rate rate {disable | mandatory | supported}


      Example:
      Switch(config)# ap dot11 5ghz rate 36 mandatory
       
      Specifies the rate at which data can be transmitted between the controller and the client.
      • disabled—Defines that the clients specify the data rates used for communication.
      • mandatory—Defines that the clients support this data rate in order to associate to an access point on the controller.
      • supported—Any associated clients that support this data rate may communicate with the access point using that rate. However, the clients are not required to be able to use this rate in order to associate.
      • rate—Specifies the rate at which data is transmitted. For the 802.11a and 802.11b bands, the data is transmitted at the rate of 1, 2, 5.5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, or 54 Mbps.

       
      Step 9 no ap dot11 5ghz shutdown


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

      Enables the 802.11a band.

      Note   

      The default value is enabled.

       
      Step 10 no ap dot11 24ghz shutdown


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

      Enables the 802.11b band.

      Note   

      The default value is enabled.

       
      Step 11 ap dot11 24ghz dot11g


      Example:
      Switch(config)# ap dot11 24ghz dot11g
       

      Enables or disables 802.11g network support.

      The default value is enabled. You can use this command only if the 802.11b band is enabled. If you disable this feature, the 802.11b band is enabled without 802.11g support.

       
      Step 12 end


      Example:
      Switch(config)# end
       

      Returns to privileged EXEC mode.

       

      Configuring 802.11n Parameters (CLI)

      SUMMARY STEPS

        1.    configure terminal

        2.    ap dot11 {5ghz | 24ghz} dot11n

        3.    ap dot11 {5ghz | 24ghz} dot11n mcs tx rtu

        4.    wlanwlan_profile_name wlan_ID SSID_network_name wmm require

        5.    ap dot11 {5ghz | 24ghz} shutdown

        6.    {ap | no ap} dot11 {5ghz | 24 ghz} dot11n a-mpdu tx priority {all | 0-7}

        7.    no ap dot11 {5ghz | 24ghz} shutdown

        8.    ap dot11 {5ghz | 24ghz} dot11n guard-interval {any | long}

        9.    ap dot11 {5ghz | 24ghz} dot11n rifs rx

        10.    end


      DETAILED STEPS
          Command or Action Purpose
        Step 1 configure terminal


        Example:
        Switch# configure terminal
         

        Enters global configuration mode.

         
        Step 2 ap dot11 {5ghz | 24ghz} dot11n


        Example:
        Switch(config)# ap dot11 5ghz dot11n
         

        Enables 802.11n support on the network.

        The no form of the command disables the 802.11n support on the network.

         
        Step 3 ap dot11 {5ghz | 24ghz} dot11n mcs tx rtu


        Example:
        Switch(config)# ap dot11 5ghz dot11n mcs tx 20
         

        Specifies the modulation and coding scheme (MCS) rates at which data can be transmitted between the access point and the client. You can set a value from 0 through 23 for the mcs tx parameter.

        The no form of the command disables the MCS rates that is configured.

         
        Step 4 wlanwlan_profile_name wlan_ID SSID_network_name wmm require


        Example:
        Switch(config)# wlan wlan1 25 ssid12
        Switch(config-wlan)# wmm require
         

        Enables WMM on the WLAN and uses the 802.11n data rates that you configured.

        The require parameter requires client devices to use WMM. Devices that do not support WMM cannot join the WLAN.

         
        Step 5 ap dot11 {5ghz | 24ghz} shutdown


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

        Disables the network.

         
        Step 6 {ap | no ap} dot11 {5ghz | 24 ghz} dot11n a-mpdu tx priority {all | 0-7}


        Example:
        Switch(config)# ap dot11 5ghz dot11n a-mpdu tx priority all
         

        Specifies the aggregation method used for 802.11n packets.

        Aggregation is the process of grouping packet data frames together rather than transmitting them separately. Two aggregation methods are available: Aggregated MAC Protocol Data Unit (A-MPDU) and Aggregated MAC Service Data Unit (A-MSDU). Both A-MPDU and A-MSDU are performed in the software.

        You can specify the aggregation method for various types of traffic from the access point to the clients.

        The following table defines the priority levels (0-7) assigned per traffic type.

        Table 1 Traffic Type Priority Levels

        User Priority

        Traffic Type

        0

        Best effort

        1

        Background

        2

        Spare

        3

        Excellent effort

        4

        Controlled load

        5

        Video, less than 100-ms latency and jitter

        6

        Voice, less than 100-ms latency and jitter

        7

        Network control

        You can configure each priority level independently, or you can use the all parameter to configure all of the priority levels at once. You can configure priority levels so that the traffic uses either A-MPDU transmission or A-MSDU transmission.

        • When you use the ap command along with the other options, the traffic associated with that priority level uses A-MPDU transmission.
        • When you use the no ap command along with the other options, the traffic associated with that priority level uses A-MSDU transmission. Configure the priority levels to match the aggregation method used by the clients. By default, A-MPDU is enabled for priority level 0, 4 and 5 and the rest are disabled. By default, A-MPDU is enabled for all priorities except 6 and 7.

         
        Step 7 no ap dot11 {5ghz | 24ghz} shutdown


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

        Reenables the network.

         
        Step 8 ap dot11 {5ghz | 24ghz} dot11n guard-interval {any | long}


        Example:
        Switch(config)# ap dot11 5ghz dot11n guard-interval long
         

        Configures the guard interval for the network.

         
        Step 9 ap dot11 {5ghz | 24ghz} dot11n rifs rx


        Example:
        Switch(config)# ap dot11 5ghz dot11n rifs rx
         

        Configures the Reduced Interframe Space (RIFS) for the network.

         
        Step 10 end


        Example:
        Switch(config)# end
         

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

         

        Configuring 802.11h Parameters (CLI)

        SUMMARY STEPS

          1.    configure terminal

          2.    ap dot11 5ghz shutdown

          3.    {ap | no ap} dot11 5ghz channelswitch mode switch_mode

          4.    ap dot11 5ghz power-constraint value

          5.    no ap dot11 5ghz shutdown

          6.    end


        DETAILED STEPS
            Command or Action Purpose
          Step 1 configure terminal


          Example:
          Switch# configure terminal
           

          Enters global configuration mode.

           
          Step 2 ap dot11 5ghz shutdown


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

          Disables the 802.11a network.

           
          Step 3 {ap | no ap} dot11 5ghz channelswitch mode switch_mode


          Example:
          Switch(config)# ap dot11 5ghz channelswitch mode 0
           

          Enables or disables the access point to announce when it is switching to a new channel.

          You can enter a 0 or 1 for the channelswitch parameter to specify whether transmissions are restricted until the actual channel switch (0) or are not restricted (1). The default value is disabled.

           
          Step 4 ap dot11 5ghz power-constraint value


          Example:
          Switch(config)# ap dot11 5ghz power-constraint 200
           

          Configures the 802.11h power constraint value in a range from zero through 255.

          The default value for the value parameter is 3 dB.

           
          Step 5 no ap dot11 5ghz shutdown


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

          Reenables the 802.11a network.

           
          Step 6 end


          Example:
          Switch(config)# end
           

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

           

          Monitoring Configuration Settings for Band Selection, 802.11 Bands, and Parameters

          Monitoring Configuration Settings Using Band Selection and 802.11 Bands Commands

          This section describes the new commands for band selection and 802.11 bands.

          The following commands can be used to monitor band selection, and 802.11 bands and parameters the switch.

          Table 2 Monitoring Configuration Settings Using Band Selection and 802.11 Bands Commands

          Command

          Purpose

          show ap dot11 5ghz network

          Displays 802.11a bands network parameters, 802.11a operational rates, 802.11n MCS settings, and 802.11n status information.

          show ap dot11 24ghz network

          Displays 802.11b bands network parameters, 802.11b/g operational rates, 802.11n MCS settings, and 802.11n status information.

          show wireless dot11h

          Displays 802.11h configuration parameters.

          show wireless band-select

          Displays band select configuration settings.

          Example: Viewing the Configuration Settings for 5-GHz Band

          Switch# show ap dot11 5ghz network
          802.11a Network : Enabled
          11nSupport : Enabled
            802.11a Low Band : Enabled
            802.11a Mid Band : Enabled
            802.11a High Band : Enabled
          
          802.11a Operational Rates
            802.11a 6M : Mandatory
            802.11a 9M : Supported
            802.11a 12M : Mandatory
            802.11a 18M : Supported
            802.11a 24M : Mandatory
            802.11a 36M : Supported
            802.11a 48M : Supported
            802.11a 54M : Supported
          802.11n MCS Settings:
            MCS 0 : Supported
            MCS 1 : Supported
            MCS 2 : Supported
            MCS 3 : Supported
            MCS 4 : Supported
            MCS 5 : Supported
            MCS 6 : Supported
            MCS 7 : Supported
            MCS 8 : Supported
            MCS 9 : Supported
            MCS 10 : Supported
            MCS 11 : Supported
            MCS 12 : Supported
            MCS 13 : Supported
            MCS 14 : Supported
            MCS 15 : Supported
            MCS 16 : Supported
            MCS 17 : Supported
            MCS 18 : Supported
            MCS 19 : Supported
            MCS 20 : Supported
            MCS 21 : Supported
            MCS 22 : Supported
            MCS 23 : Supported
          802.11n Status:
            A-MPDU Tx:
              Priority 0 : Enabled
              Priority 1 : Disabled
              Priority 2 : Disabled
              Priority 3 : Disabled
              Priority 4 : Enabled
              Priority 5 : Enabled
              Priority 6 : Disabled
              Priority 7 : Disabled
            A-MSDU Tx:
              Priority 0 : Enabled
              Priority 1 : Enabled
              Priority 2 : Enabled
              Priority 3 : Enabled
              Priority 4 : Enabled
              Priority 5 : Enabled
              Priority 6 : Disabled
              Priority 7 : Disabled
          Guard Interval : Any
            Rifs Rx : Enabled
          Beacon Interval : 100
          CF Pollable mandatory : Disabled
          CF Poll Request Mandatory : Disabled
          CFP Period : 4
          CFP Maximum Duration : 60
          Default Channel : 36
          Default Tx Power Level : 1
          DTPC Status : Enabled
          Fragmentation Threshold : 2346
          Pico-Cell Status : Disabled
          Pico-Cell-V2 Status : Disabled
          TI Threshold : 0
          Legacy Tx Beamforming setting : Disabled
          Traffic Stream Metrics Status : Disabled
          Expedited BW Request Status : Disabled
          EDCA profile type check : default-wmm
          Call Admision Control (CAC) configuration
          Voice AC
            Voice AC - Admission control (ACM) : Disabled
            Voice Stream-Size : 84000
            Voice Max-Streams : 2
            Voice Max RF Bandwidth : 75
            Voice Reserved Roaming Bandwidth : 6
            Voice Load-Based CAC mode : Enabled
            Voice tspec inactivity timeout : Enabled
          CAC SIP-Voice configuration
            SIP based CAC : Disabled
            SIP Codec Type : CODEC_TYPE_G711
            SIP call bandwidth : 64
            SIP call bandwith sample-size : 20
          Video AC
            Video AC - Admission control (ACM) : Disabled
            Video max RF bandwidth : Infinite
            Video reserved roaming bandwidth : 0
          

          Example: Viewing the Configuration Settings for 24-GHz Band

          Switch# show ap dot11 24ghz network
          802.11b Network : Enabled
          11gSupport : Enabled
          11nSupport : Enabled
          
            802.11b/g Operational Rates
            802.11b 1M : Mandatory
            802.11b 2M : Mandatory
            802.11b 5.5M : Mandatory
            802.11g 6M : Supported
            802.11g 9M : Supported
            802.11b 11M : Mandatory
            802.11g 12M : Supported
            802.11g 18M : Supported
            802.11g 24M : Supported
            802.11g 36M : Supported
            802.11g 48M : Supported
            802.11g 54M : Supported
          802.11n MCS Settings:
            MCS 0 : Supported
            MCS 1 : Supported
            MCS 2 : Supported
            MCS 3 : Supported
            MCS 4 : Supported
            MCS 5 : Supported
            MCS 6 : Supported
            MCS 7 : Supported
            MCS 8 : Supported
            MCS 9 : Supported
            MCS 10 : Supported
            MCS 11 : Supported
            MCS 12 : Supported
            MCS 13 : Supported
            MCS 14 : Supported
            MCS 15 : Supported
            MCS 16 : Supported
            MCS 17 : Supported
            MCS 18 : Supported
            MCS 19 : Supported
            MCS 20 : Supported
            MCS 21 : Supported
            MCS 22 : Supported
            MCS 23 : Supported
          802.11n Status:
            A-MPDU Tx:
              Priority 0 : Enabled
              Priority 1 : Disabled
              Priority 2 : Disabled
              Priority 3 : Disabled
              Priority 4 : Enabled
              Priority 5 : Enabled
              Priority 6 : Disabled
              Priority 7 : Disabled
            A-MSDU Tx:
              Priority 0 : Enabled
              Priority 1 : Enabled
              Priority 2 : Enabled
              Priority 3 : Enabled
              Priority 4 : Enabled
              Priority 5 : Enabled
            Priority 6 : Disabled
              Priority 7 : Disabled
            Guard Interval : Any
            Rifs Rx : Enabled
          Beacon Interval : 100
          CF Pollable Mandatory : Disabled
          CF Poll Request Mandatory : Disabled
          CFP Period : 4
          CFP Maximum Duration : 60
          Default Channel : 11
          Default Tx Power Level : 1
          DTPC Status : true
          Call Admission Limit : 105
          G711 CU Quantum : 15
          ED Threshold : -50
          Fragmentation Threshold : 2346
          PBCC Mandatory : Disabled
          Pico-Cell Status : Disabled
          Pico-Cell-V2 Status : Disabled
          RTS Threshold : 2347
          Short Preamble Mandatory : Enabled
          Short Retry Limit : 7
          Legacy Tx Beamforming setting : Disabled
          Traffic Stream Metrics Status : Disabled
          Expedited BW Request Status : Disabled
          EDCA profile type : default-wmm
          Call Admision Control (CAC) configuration
          Voice AC
            Voice AC - Admission control (ACM) : Disabled
            Voice Stream-Size : 84000
            Voice Max-Streams : 2
            Voice Max RF Bandwidth : 75
            Voice Reserved Roaming Bandwidth : 6
            Voice Load-Based CAC mode : Enabled
            Voice tspec inactivity timeout : Enabled
          CAC SIP-Voice configuration
            SIP based CAC : Disabled
            SIP Codec Type : CODEC_TYPE_G711
            SIP call bandwidth : 64
            SIP call bandwith sample-size : 20
          Video AC
            Video AC - Admission control (ACM) : Disabled
            Video max RF bandwidth : Infinite
            Video reserved roaming bandwidth : 0

          Example: Viewing the status of 802.11h Parameters

          Switch# show wireless dot11h
          Power Constraint: 0
          Channel Switch: 0
          Channel Switch Mode: 0

          Example: Verifying the Band Selection Settings

          Switch# show wireless band-select
          Band Select Probe Response    : per WLAN enabling
          Cycle Count                  : 2
          Cycle Threshold (millisec)   : 200
          Age Out Suppression (sec)    : 20
          Age Out Dual Band (sec)      : 60
          Client RSSI (dBm)            : 80

          Configuration Examples for Band Selection, 802.11 Bands, and Parameters

          Examples: Band Selection Configuration

          This example shows how to set the probe cycle count and time threshold for a new scanning cycle period for band select:
          Switch# configure terminal
          Switch(config)# wireless client band-select cycle-count 3
          Switch(config)# wireless client band-select cycle-threshold 5000
          Switch(config)# end
          
          This example shows how to set the suppression expire to the band select:
          Switch# configure terminal
          Switch(config)# wireless client band-select expire suppression 100 
          Switch(config)# end
          
          This example shows how to set the dual band expire for the band select:
          Switch# configure terminal
          Switch(config)# wireless client band-select expire dual-band 100
          Switch(config)# end
          
          This example shows how to set the client RSSI threshold for the band select:
          Switch# configure terminal
          Switch(config)# wireless client band-select client-rssi 40
          Switch(config)# end
          
          This example shows how to configure band selection on specific WLANs:
          Switch# configure terminal
          Switch(config)# wlan wlan1 25 ssid12
          Switch(config-wlan)# band-select
          Switch(config)# end
          

          Examples: 802.11 Bands Configuration

          This example shows how to configure 802.11 bands using beacon interval, fragmentation, and dynamic transmit power control:
          Switch# configure terminal
          Switch(config)# ap dot11 5ghz shutdown
          Switch(config)# ap dot11 24ghz shutdown
          Switch(config)# ap dot11 5ghz beaconperiod 500
          Switch(config)# ap dot11 5ghz fragmentation 300
          Switch(config)# ap dot11 5ghz dtpc
          Switch(config)# wireless client association limit 50 interval 1000
          Switch(config)# ap dot11 5ghz rate 36 mandatory
          Switch(config)# no ap dot11 5ghz shutdown
          Switch(config)# no ap dot11 24ghz shutdown
          Switch(config)# ap dot11 24ghz dot11g
          Switch(config)#end
          

          Examples: 802.11n Configuration

          This example shows how to configure 802.11n parameters for 5-GHz band using aggregation method:
          Switch# configure terminal
          Switch(config)# ap dot11 5ghz dot11n
          Switch(config)# ap dot11 5ghz dot11n mcs tx 20
          Switch(config)# wlan wlan1 25 ssid12
          Switch(config-wlan)# wmm require\
          Switch(config-wlan)# exit
          Switch(config)# ap dot11 5ghz shutdown
          Switch(config)# ap dot11 5ghz dot11n a-mpdu tx priority all
          Switch(config)# no ap dot11 5ghz shutdown
          Switch(config)#exit
          
          This example shows how to configure the guard interval for 5-GHz band:
          Switch# configure terminal
          Switch(config)# ap dot11 5ghz dot11n
          Switch(config)# ap dot11 5ghz dot11n mcs tx 20
          Switch(config)# wlan wlan1 25 ssid12
          Switch(config-wlan)# wmm require\
          Switch(config-wlan)# exit
          Switch(config)# no ap dot11 5ghz shutdown
          Switch(config)# ap dot11 5ghz dot11n guard-interval long
          Switch(config)#end
          
          This example shows how to configure the RIFS for 5-GHz band:
          Switch# configure terminal
          Switch(config)# ap dot11 5ghz dot11n
          Switch(config)# ap dot11 5ghz dot11n mcs tx 20
          Switch(config)# wlan wlan1 25 ssid12
          Switch(config-wlan)# wmm require\
          Switch(config-wlan)# exit
          Switch(config)# ap dot11 5ghz shutdown
          Switch(config)# ap dot11 5ghz dot11n rifs rx
          Switch(config)#end
          

          Examples: 802.11h Configuration

          This example shows how to configure the access point to announce when it is switching to a new channel using restriction transmission:
          Switch# configure terminal
          Switch(config)# ap dot11 5ghz shutdown
          Switch(config)# ap dot11 5ghz channelswitch mode 0
          Switch(config)# no ap dot11 5ghz shutdown
          Switch(config)#end
          
          This example shows how to configure the 802.11h power constraint for 5-GHz band:
          Switch# configure terminal
          Switch(config)# ap dot11 5ghz shutdown
          Switch(config)# ap dot11 5ghz power-constraint 200
          Switch(config)# no ap dot11 5ghz shutdown
          Switch(config)#end
          
          

          Additional References for 802.11 Parameters and Band Selection

          Related Documents

          Related Topic Document Title
          System management commands

          System Management Command Reference, Cisco IOS XE Release 3SE (Cisco WLC 5700 Series)

          Standards and RFCs

          Standard/RFC Title
          None

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          Feature History and Information For Performing 802.11 parameters and Band Selection Configuration

          Release Feature Information
          Cisco IOS XE 3.2SE This feature was introduced.