|| To modify the parameters on an
access point, click on the
Edit button. The Access Point window will come up displaying
the General parameters about the Access Point.
Operating Mode(Read only field)-For a master AP, this field
displays AP & Controller. For other associated APs, this field displays AP
AP Mac(Read only field)–Displays the MAC address of the
AP Model(Read only field)-Displays the model details of the
IP Configuration–Choose Obtain from DHCP to allow the IP
address of the AP be assigned by a DHCP server on the network, or choose Static
IP address. If you choose Static IP address, then you can edit the IP Address,
Subnet Mask, and Gateway fields.
AP Name–Edit the name of access point. This is a free text
Location–Edit the location for the access point. This is a
free text field.
|| Under Radio 1 (2.4 GHz) and Radio 2 (5 GHz), one can edit the
Admin Mode–Enabled/Disabled. This enables or disables the
corresponding radio on the AP (2.4 GHz for 802.11 b/g/n or 5 Ghz for 802.11
Channel–Default is Automatic. Automatic enables Dynamic
Channel Assignment. This means that 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 2.4GHz 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 5GHz 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 - 20 MHz for 2.4GHz and for 20, 40 and 80 for 5
Transmit Power - 1 to 8. The default value is Automatic.
This is a logarithmic scale of the transmit power, that is the
transmission energy used by the AP, 1 being the highest,2 being half of it, 3
being 1/4th and so on. Selecting 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 will be increased as needed until the
maximum is reached.