Radio Settings

If you want the Wi-Fi radio settings of a venue to be different from the default radio settings, you can override them for a particular venue. In addition, you can configure the external antenna settings, load balancing, and client admission control.

Note:
  • The 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radio settings, although very similar, must be configured separately.
  • RUCKUS One allows for per-radio customization on access points. You can choose to use the venue settings for each radio or configure them individually.
Complete the following steps to customize the radio settings of a venue.
  1. On the navigation bar, click Venues.
    The Venues page is displayed.
  2. Select the Venue Name and click Edit. Alternatively, click Venue Name > Configure.
  3. Select the Wi-Fi Configuration tab.
    By default, the Radio tab is displayed.
    Wi-Fi Configuration: Radio Tab
  4. In the Radio tab, select the Wi-Fi Radio sub-tab.
    The Wi-Fi Radio Settings page is displayed.
  5. (Optional) Select a radio and click Use Venue Settings.
    • 2.4 GHz
    • 5 GHz
    • 6 GHz
    If you select the Use Venue Settings option, the radio will inherit settings from the venue.
    Venue: Radio Settings
  6. (Optional) Click View Venue Settings to view the Wi-Fi radio settings of the venue.
  7. Click Customize to configure the radio as per your requirement.
    The Wi-Fi Radio Settings sub-tab is displayed.
    Wi-Fi Radio Settings Sub-Tab
  8. Configure the following settings for the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands:
    • Channel Selection Method: Select either Background Scanning or Channel Fly.
    • Channel Change Frequency: This option is displayed only if you select the Channel Selection Method as Channel Fly. Adjust the frequency between 1-100. By default, 33 is selected.
    • Run background scan every [ ] seconds: If you selected Background Scanning, interval at which RUCKUS One will run the scan. The interval ranges from 1 through 65535 seconds. The default is 20 seconds.
    • Bandwidth: Select Auto, 20 MHz, or 40 MHz channel width for the 2.4 GHz radio, or Auto, 20, 40, 80, or 160 MHz channel width for the 5 GHz radio.
    • Transmit Power Adjustment: Select the transmit power adjustments from the drop down list. The default is Full.
    • Channel Selection: A blue icon above the channel number indicates that the channel is enabled for the radio. If there are channels that you do not want the radio to use, disable them by clicking their respective icons. When a channel is disabled, its blue icon changes to gray.
      Note: For the 5 GHz, Lower 5GHz, and Upper 5GHz bands you must configure a different set of channels for indoor APs and outdoor APs.
  9. Configure the following settings for the Lower 5GHz, Upper 5GHz, 6GHz bands:
    1. Toggle the Tri-band radio settings button to ON. The Lower 5GHz, Upper 5GHz, and 6GHz bands are displayed.
      Tri-Band Radio Settings
    2. Handle the R760 radio bands management for APs R760 and R560 from the following option:
      • Select Split 5GHz into lower and upper bands to configure AP R760 specifically with Lower 5GHz and Upper 5GHz bands, and AP R560 with 6GHz band.
      • Select Use 5 and 6 GHz bands to configure common 5GHz and 6GHz bands for all the APs.
    3. Select Inherit from 5GHz to automatically use the 5GHz configuration or select Custom Settings and follow the Step 4 to configure the Lower 5GHz and Upper 5GHz bands.
    4. Complete the following fields to configure 6GHz band.
      • Channel selection method: By default, Channel Fly is selected.
      • Channel Change Frequency: This option is displayed only if you select the Channel Selection Method as Channel Fly. Adjust the frequency between 1-100. By default, 33 is selected.
      • Run background scan every [ ] seconds: If you selected Background Scanning, interval at which RUCKUS One will run the scan. The interval ranges from 1 through 65535 seconds. For 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, the default is 20 seconds. For 6 GHz, the default is 10 seconds.
      • Bandwidth: Select Auto, 20 MHz, 40 MHz, 80 MHz, 160 MHz, or 320 MHz channel width from the drop down list.
      • Transmit Power Adjustment: Select the transmit power adjustments from the drop down list. The default is Full.
      • BSS Min Rate: Select HE MCS 0, HE MCS 1, HE MCS 2, or HE MCS 3 from the drop down list.
      • Mgmt Tx Rate: Select 6 Mbps, 9 Mbps, 12 Mbps, 18 Mbps, or 24 Mbps from the drop down list.
      • Channel Selection: A blue icon above the channel number indicates that the channel is enabled for the radio. If there are channels that you do not want the radio to use, disable them by clicking their respective icons. When a channel is disabled, its blue icon changes to gray.
  10. (Optional) Turn the Use same channel for indoor and outdoor APs to ON.
    Allowing Outdoor APs to use Indoor Channels
    When this feature is enabled, outdoor APs can use the indoor channels.
  11. Click Save.
  12. (Optional) Click Reset to Default Settings to revert to default settings.

Complete the following steps to customize the external antenna settings.

  1. Select the External Antenna sub-tab and configure the External Antenna settings. Refer to External Antenna Settings.

You can enable client admission control for 2.4Ghz or 5 GHz.

Complete the following steps to customize the load balancing settings.

Note: Make sure background scan is selected for channel selection method on radios you would like to run load balancing. Also, enable load balancing on network configuration.

  1. Select the Load Balancing sub-tab.
    Load Balancing Tile
  2. Configure the following parameters:
    • Load Balancing Method: Select Based on Client Count or Based on Capacity.
    • Band Balancing: Toggle the switch to ON to enable the Band Balancing. Move the slider to configure the 2.4 GHz Client load percentage.
  3. Select a steering mode from the following options.
    The purpose of the sticky client steering is to identify the Sticky clients and assist them to transition to a better AP. The sticky client algorithm does this by monitoring the received SNR from the client, once the SNR drops below a configured threshold value, it starts the client steering process by finding neighbor APs that can provide better service to the client. Once neighbor AP(s) have been identified the sticky client algorithm will send a BSS Transition Management (BTM) Request frame to the client(s) supporting BTM and depending on the client(s) response the algorithm will take additional steps in transitioning the client which may include a disconnect. The algorithm will disconnect the clients that don’t support BTM to force scanning and finding the neighboring AP with a better service potential.

    Based on 802.11k, AP will check beacon report response to see if it contains the servicing AP’s SNR seen by the client. If an AP is identified with a SNR above the % set into the feature setting (20% on the screen shot and by default), this AP will be classified as a Neighbor AP.

    • Sticky client detection/steering is an existing functionality within the Client Load Balance(CLB) feature on the AP side.
    • Sticky client steering will make the previous SmartRoam feature disabled once the feature is enabled.
    • Sticky client steering needs clients with 802.11v support.
    • For non-11v clients, the algorithm will send 802.11 Disassociation to the client to force scanning and finding the neighboring APs with a better potential service in the Strict mode.
    • Basic
    • Proactive:
    • Strict:
      Client behavior on the different Steering modes:
      Client Type Basic Proactive Strict
      Non-11v No Steer No Steer Disassociate
      11v BTM (Client make decision) BTM (Client make decision) BTM-disassociate-imminent option + Disassociate
  4. Click Save.