cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
cancel
1827
Views
5
Helpful
3
Replies

AP does not have the 802.11bg radio

Anthony Poli
Contributor
Contributor

I'm reaching out to see if anyone has encountered this issue.  

When issuing the show ap auto-rf 802.11b apname01 CLI command, the message in the subject is returned.  This only occurs on 2802i and e APs in this customers deployment.  All other AP models in their deployment return details as expected.  Oddly, on these same 2802 Aps, issuing show ap auto-rf 802.11a apname01 returns normal output.  The issue only appears to be present on the 2.4 radio.

At first I suspected the use of a 3rd-party external antenna type on the E models, but I am seeing the same output on I model as well, which rules that out.  It is specific to 2802 only.

Code version is 8.3.143.0, Model is 5508

Appreciate any thoughts on this.

Anthony

1 Accepted Solution

Accepted Solutions

Mark Holm
Beginner
Beginner

Hi Anthony,

 

The 2802 (and 3802) APs have dual-band (or XOR as it is technically called) radios, which through the use of Flexible Radio Assignment, can convert the 2.4GHz radio to a macro 5 GHz cell. For these APs, the show ap auto-rf 802.11a command will return AP does not have the 802.11bg radio. when issued against a 2802/3802 AP. Instead, simply use show ap auto-rf 802.11-abgn <APName> which will show the state of the radio, regardless of whether it runs in 2.4G or 5G mode. In the output below, the AP is running the default mode of 2.4G.

 

(WLC2) >show ap auto-rf 802.11-abgn AP2802-1

Number Of Slots.................................. 2
AP Name.......................................... AP2802-1
MAC Address...................................... 00:01:02:03:04:05
  Slot ID........................................ 0
  Radio Type..................................... RADIO_TYPE_80211abgn
  Current TX/RX Band............................. 80211 2.4G band
  Sub-band Type.................................. All
  Noise Information
    Noise Profile................................ PASSED
  Interference Information
    Interference Profile......................... PASSED
    Rogue Histogram (20/40/80/160)
    .............................................
  Load Information
    Load Profile................................. PASSED
    Receive Utilization.......................... 0 %
    Transmit Utilization......................... 0 %
    Channel Utilization.......................... 0 %
    Attached Clients............................. 0 clients
  Coverage Information
    Coverage Profile............................. PASSED
    Failed Clients............................... 0 clients
  Client Signal Strengths
    RSSI -100 dbm................................ 0 clients
    RSSI  -92 dbm................................ 0 clients
    RSSI  -84 dbm................................ 0 clients
    RSSI  -76 dbm................................ 0 clients
    RSSI  -68 dbm................................ 0 clients
    RSSI  -60 dbm................................ 0 clients
    RSSI  -52 dbm................................ 0 clients
  Client Signal To Noise Ratios
    SNR    0 dB.................................. 0 clients
    SNR    5 dB.................................. 0 clients
    SNR   10 dB.................................. 0 clients
    SNR   15 dB.................................. 0 clients
    SNR   20 dB.................................. 0 clients
    SNR   25 dB.................................. 0 clients
    SNR   30 dB.................................. 0 clients
    SNR   35 dB.................................. 0 clients
    SNR   40 dB.................................. 0 clients
    SNR   45 dB.................................. 0 clients
  Nearby APs
  Radar Information
  RF Parameter Recommendations
    Power Level.................................. 2
    RTS/CTS Threshold............................ 0
    Fragmentation Threshold...................... 0
    Antenna Pattern.............................. 0

  Persistent Interference Devices
  Class Type                 Channel  DC (%%)  RSSI (dBm)  Last Update Time
  -------------------------  -------  ------  ----------  ------------------------
  All third party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

View solution in original post

3 Replies 3

Leo Laohoo
VIP Community Legend VIP Community Legend
VIP Community Legend

@Anthony Poli wrote:

This only occurs on 2802i and e APs in this customers deployment.


So this happening to ALL APs?  Please post the complete output to the following commands: 

1.  WLC:  sh sysinfo; and 

2.  AP:  sh version

Mark Holm
Beginner
Beginner

Hi Anthony,

 

The 2802 (and 3802) APs have dual-band (or XOR as it is technically called) radios, which through the use of Flexible Radio Assignment, can convert the 2.4GHz radio to a macro 5 GHz cell. For these APs, the show ap auto-rf 802.11a command will return AP does not have the 802.11bg radio. when issued against a 2802/3802 AP. Instead, simply use show ap auto-rf 802.11-abgn <APName> which will show the state of the radio, regardless of whether it runs in 2.4G or 5G mode. In the output below, the AP is running the default mode of 2.4G.

 

(WLC2) >show ap auto-rf 802.11-abgn AP2802-1

Number Of Slots.................................. 2
AP Name.......................................... AP2802-1
MAC Address...................................... 00:01:02:03:04:05
  Slot ID........................................ 0
  Radio Type..................................... RADIO_TYPE_80211abgn
  Current TX/RX Band............................. 80211 2.4G band
  Sub-band Type.................................. All
  Noise Information
    Noise Profile................................ PASSED
  Interference Information
    Interference Profile......................... PASSED
    Rogue Histogram (20/40/80/160)
    .............................................
  Load Information
    Load Profile................................. PASSED
    Receive Utilization.......................... 0 %
    Transmit Utilization......................... 0 %
    Channel Utilization.......................... 0 %
    Attached Clients............................. 0 clients
  Coverage Information
    Coverage Profile............................. PASSED
    Failed Clients............................... 0 clients
  Client Signal Strengths
    RSSI -100 dbm................................ 0 clients
    RSSI  -92 dbm................................ 0 clients
    RSSI  -84 dbm................................ 0 clients
    RSSI  -76 dbm................................ 0 clients
    RSSI  -68 dbm................................ 0 clients
    RSSI  -60 dbm................................ 0 clients
    RSSI  -52 dbm................................ 0 clients
  Client Signal To Noise Ratios
    SNR    0 dB.................................. 0 clients
    SNR    5 dB.................................. 0 clients
    SNR   10 dB.................................. 0 clients
    SNR   15 dB.................................. 0 clients
    SNR   20 dB.................................. 0 clients
    SNR   25 dB.................................. 0 clients
    SNR   30 dB.................................. 0 clients
    SNR   35 dB.................................. 0 clients
    SNR   40 dB.................................. 0 clients
    SNR   45 dB.................................. 0 clients
  Nearby APs
  Radar Information
  RF Parameter Recommendations
    Power Level.................................. 2
    RTS/CTS Threshold............................ 0
    Fragmentation Threshold...................... 0
    Antenna Pattern.............................. 0

  Persistent Interference Devices
  Class Type                 Channel  DC (%%)  RSSI (dBm)  Last Update Time
  -------------------------  -------  ------  ----------  ------------------------
  All third party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Mark,

Thank you.  That is what I was looking for.  I was thrown by the fact that the cmd worked for the 8 radio and so I expected it would as well for the 2.4, but that makes sense they have a new one for the XOR. 

 Thanks again.

 

Anthony

 

Getting Started

Find answers to your questions by entering keywords or phrases in the Search bar above. New here? Use these resources to familiarize yourself with the community:

Recognize Your Peers