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WiFi Radio

You can use the WiFi Radio template for all vEdge router devices that support wireless LANs (WLANs), including the vEdge 100wm router.

To configure WLAN radio parameters using vManage templates:

  1. Create a WiFi Radio template to configure WLAN radio parameters, as described in this article.
  2. Create a Wifi SSID template to configure an SSID and related parameters. See the Configuration ► Templates ► WiFi SSID help topic.
  3. Create a device template that incorporates the WiFi Radio feature template and the Wifi SSID feature template. See the Configuration ► Templates help topic.

Navigate to the Template Screen

  1. In vManage NMS, select the Configuration ► Templates screen.
  2. From the Templates title bar, select Feature.
  3. Click Add Template.
  4. In the left pane, select the WLAN device. The right pane displays the available templates for the selected devices.
  5. Select the WiFi Radio template.

The right pane displays the WiFi Radio template form.

  • The top of the form contains fields for naming the template.
  • The bottom contains fields for defining parameters applicable to that template.
  • A drop-down menu to the left of each parameter field defines the scope of the parameter. When you first open a feature template form, for each parameter that has a default value, the scope is set to Default. To edit a parameter field, change the scope to Global or Device Specific. Note that if a parameter's scope is Device Specific, you cannot enter a value for it in the feature template. Instead, you enter a value when you attach the template to a device.

WLAN Radio Frequency Configuration

The following parameters are required (unless otherwise indicated) to configure WLAN radio parameters on a vEdge router:

Step Parameter Field Procedure
 1. Template Name Enter a name for the template. It can be up to 128 characters and can contain only alphanumeric characters.
 2. Description (Template) Enter a description for the template. It can be up to 2048 characters and can contain only alphanumeric characters.
 3. Select Radio Select the radio band. It can be 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz.
 4. Country

Select the country where the router is installed.

 5. Channel Bandwidth (optional)

Select the IEEE 802.11n and 802.11ac channel bandwidth. For a 5-GHz radio band, the default value is 80 MHz, and for 2.4 GHz, the default is 20 MHz.

 6. Channel (optional)

Select the radio channel. The default is "auto", which automatically selects the best channel. For 5-GHz radio bands, you can configure dynamic frequency selection (DFS) channels.

7. Guard Interval (optional) Select the guard interval. For a 5-GHz radio band, the default value is the short guard interval (SGI) of 400 ns, and for 2.4 GHz, the default is 800 ns.
 8. Save Click Save to save the feature template.

CLI equivalent:

wlan frequency
  channel channel
  channel-bandwidth megahertz
  country country
  guard-interval nanoseconds

Release Information

Introduced in vManage NMS Release 16.3.

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