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Registered: ‎08-26-2009

country code question

We have 2 wireless 6000 controllers in active active mode with two m3 cards in each chassis with 1100 accesspoints connected, all located in the UK. My manager has recently discovered, that the country setting
on one of the M3 cards is set to US. The master, standby and three other m3 cards are all set to UK. However, when I look at the list of allowed channels, only UK allowed channels are being used by the APs connected to this card.


(local-3) #show ap allowed-channels ap-name "example"

Allowed Channels for AP "example" Country Code "GB" Country "United Kingdom"
--------------------------------------------------​------------------------------
PHY Type Allowed Channels
-------- ----------------
802.11g (indoor) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
802.11a (indoor) 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 100 104 108 112 116 120 124 128 132 136 140
802.11g (outdoor) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
802.11a (outdoor) 100 104 108 112 116 120 124 128 132 136 140
802.11g 40MHz (indoor) 1-5 2-6 3-7 4-8 5-9 6-10 7-11 8-12 9-13
802.11a 40MHz (indoor) 36-40 44-48 52-56 60-64 100-104 108-112 116-120 124-128 132-136
802.11g 40MHz (outdoor) 1-5 2-6 3-7 4-8 5-9 6-10 7-11 8-12 9-13
802.11a 40MHz (outdoor) 100-104 108-112 116-120 124-128 132-136
802.11a (DFS) 52 56 60 64 100 104 108 112 116 120 124 128 132 136 140

(local-3) #


Show tech output displays the following :

show tech

Hostname is local-3

System Time:Thu Nov 6 12:23:25 GMT 2014
No crash information available.
Reboot Cause: User reboot (Intent:cause:register 78:86:50)
show syslocation


Location not configured

show version

Aruba Operating System Software.
ArubaOS (MODEL: Aruba6000), Version 6.3.1.8
Website: http://www.arubanetworks.com
Copyright (c) 2002-2014, Aruba Networks, Inc.
Compiled on 2014-06-10 at 18:09:03 PDT (build 44205) by p4build

ROM: System Bootstrap, Version CPBoot 1.3.1.0 (build 35189)
Built: 2012-09-06 16:06:14
Built by: p4build@re_client_35189
show image version

----------------------------------
Partition : 0:0 (/dev/hda1) **Default boot**
Software Version : ArubaOS 6.3.1.8 (Digitally Signed - Production Build)
Build number : 44205
Label : 44205
Built on : Tue Jun 10 18:09:03 PDT 2014
----------------------------------
Partition : 0:1 (/dev/hda2)
Software Version : ArubaOS 6.3.1.5 (Digitally Signed - Production Build)
Build number : 43118
Label : 43118
Built on : Tue Apr 8 20:23:43 PDT 2014

show country


Country:US
Model:Aruba6000
Hardware:Unrestricted

show country trail


2014-02-13_07-11-28: Upgrade: domain US

From the running configuration, we see that the country-code is set to GB, but channel 13 is not available for use on the 2.4Ghz band. The 5.0Ghz availability seem to be correct :

ap regulatory-domain-profile "default"
country-code GB
valid-11g-channel 1
valid-11g-channel 6
valid-11g-channel 11
valid-11a-channel 36
valid-11a-channel 40
valid-11a-channel 44
valid-11a-channel 48
valid-11a-channel 52
valid-11a-channel 56
valid-11a-channel 60
valid-11a-channel 64
valid-11a-channel 100
valid-11a-channel 104
valid-11a-channel 108
valid-11a-channel 112
valid-11a-channel 116
valid-11a-channel 120
valid-11a-channel 124
valid-11a-channel 128
valid-11a-channel 132
valid-11a-channel 136
valid-11a-channel 140

My first question is a) is the ap regulatory-domain-profile default set when you set the country code and is it applied automatically to the radio profile ? i cant find a radio profile in the configuration that references this profile b) aruba documentation states that you cannot change US or  Israel country setting on an aruba device. How do i change the country setting on this device? c) If I dont change the country setting - does it really matter if my channels are already UK compliant with Ofcom regulator and EU regulator?

 

I have referenced the following Aruba docs:

http://www.arubanetworks.com/techdocs/ArubaOS_63_W​eb_Help/Content/ArubaFrameStyles/1CommandList/ap_r​egulatory_domain_pro.htm

 
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