This article describe how to disable the 5 GHz band on Instant Access Point (IAP) by enabling the extended SSID option.
In certain use cases, IAP using external antenna such as IAP-104, IAP-92 or IAP-108, administrators might want to disable the 5 GHz band as unavailability of compatible antennas or need to increase the number of SSID support on the 2.4 GHz band.
This article is applicable only for dual-radio IAP's.
- 5 GHz LED might show a green LED even after the radio is disabled.
- To disable 2.4 GHz band: Just removing its reference from SSID profile and restarting the IAP.
Environment : Aruba Instant version 126.96.36.199-188.8.131.52 and IAP-105 is used for all the sample output provided in this article.
In order to disable the 802.11a band, one need to disable the mesh and Wi-Fi uplink capabilities of an IAP by enabling "Extended SSID" in the advance settings.
First, login to IAP web interface and "Extended SSID":
- Go to Settings --> Click on "Show Advance Options"
- On General tab --> Enabled "Extended SSID" --> Click OK
Secondly, Create new SSID profile (or) Edit existing SSID profile to change the band to "2.4 GHz only"
Go to Support --> AP Active --> Run
This should show the power to 5 GHz radio is 0