Cisco 802.11ac Wave 2 access points are capable of running Cisco Mobility Express which a virtual wireless controller function embedded on an Access Point.
Cisco Mobility Express access point running the wireless controller function will also provide wireless connectivity to the clients. It also supports internal DHCP server which enables Access Point to be used for Site Survey.
Access Points–Cisco 802.11ac Wave 2 access points running Cisco Mobility Express software. The following APs support site survey capability:
Access Point Release 1830 Series AireOS Release 126.96.36.199 and later 1850 Series AireOS Release 188.8.131.52 and later 2800 Series AireOS Release 184.108.40.206 and later 3800 Series AireOS Release 220.127.116.11 and later 1560 Series AireOS Release 18.104.22.168 and later
- Power Source–Depending on the Access Point being used for Site Survey, one can use a power adapter or a battery pack capable of providing sufficient power to the Access Point.
- Console Cable(Optional)–Cisco Mobility Express can be configure using the CLI or Over-the-air. For configuring Cisco Mobility Express via CLI, a console connect to the Access Point would be required.
Configuring Mobility Express for Site Survey using CLI
Connect to the console of the Access Point.
Power up the Access Point using a power adapter or battery pack.
Wait for the Access Point to boot up completely such that it is running the Wireless Controller and is waiting to be configured.
Configure the Wireless Controller using the CLI Setup Wizard:
Wait for the Access Point to boot up completely. After the Wireless controller has started, log back in to the controller using administrative username or password configured during the initial setup wizard.
(Optional): During the CLI setup wizard, Employee Network Security was configured to PSK. This can be disabled for easy association of clients and also disable SSID broadcast to avoid unwanted clients from joining the SSID. To disable PSK and SSID broadcast, enter the following commands in the Controller CLI.
To configure channel, TX power, and channel bandwidth for the radios, disable the radio first, make the changes and then re-enable it.
To change the 2.4GHz radio to channel 6, follow the steps below:
To change the 2.4GHz radio Transmit Power to power level 3, follow the steps below:
To change the 5 GHz radio to channel 44, follow the steps below:
If 2800 and 3800 series access points are being used for Site Survey, please note the following with respect to the XOR radio.
To configure the XOR (2.4GHz) radio to operate at 5GHz on 2800 and 3800 Series Access Points, follow the steps below:
To configure the XOR radio operating at 5 GHz to channel 40, follow the steps below:
To configure the XOR radio operating at 5 GHz channel width to 40MHz, follow the steps below: