window displaying general parameters of access point appears.
tab displays the following AP parameters:
only field)—For a master AP, this field displays
& Controller. For other associated APs, this field displays AP only.
- AP Mac(Read only
field)—Displays the MAC address of the Access Point.
- AP Model(Read only
field)—Displays the model details of the Access Point.
- IP Configuration—Choose
from DHCP to allow the IP address of the AP be assigned by a DHCP server on
the network, or choose
address. If you choose Static IP address, then you can edit
Address, Subnet Mask, and
Name—Edit the name of access point. This is a free text field.
Location—Edit the location for the access point. This is a
free text field.
|| Click802.11 b/g/n Radio and
a/n/ac Radio to edit the following parameters:
Enabled from the Admin drop-down list to enable the corresponding
radio on the AP (2.4 GHz for 802.11 b/g/n or 5 Ghz for 802.11 a/n/ac).
- Channel—Automatic is set as
default channel. This enables dynamic channel assignment, such that the
channels are dynamically assigned to each AP, under the control of the Mobility
Express controller. This prevents neighboring APs from broadcasting over the
same channel and hence prevents interference and other communication problems.
For the 2.4 GHz radio, 11 channels are offered in the US, up to 14 in other
parts of the world, but only 1-6-11 can be considered non-overlapping if they
are used by neighboring APs. For the 5 GHz radio, up to 23 non-overlapping
channels are offered. Assigning a specific value statically assigns a channel
to that AP.
802.11 b/g/n - 1 to 11
802.11 a/n/ac - 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 100, 104, 108, 112,
116, 132, 136, 140, 149, 153, 157, 161, 165
Channel Width—Set as 20
MHz for 2.4 GHz and 20, 40 and 80 MHz for 5 GHz.
Transmit Power—1 to 8.
The default value is
a logarithmic scale of the transmit power, the transmission energy used by the
AP, 1 being the highest, 2 being half of it, 3 being 1/4th and so on.
Automatic adjusts the radio transmitter output power based
on the varying signal level at the receiver. This allows the transmitter to
operate at less than maximum power for most of the time; when fading conditions
occur, transmit power increases as needed until the maximum power is reached.