Will the Mesh connectivity gets affect If we disable or enable the Radio.

By arunhasan1 posted Apr 09, 2015 11:05 AM


Environment : Tested in Version


Mesh radio will Still work eventhough Radio is enabled or disabled
“When  Radio-enabled, virtual-APs that are configured as valid on the mesh radio will be configured in the usual way once the mesh-node receives the configuration from the controller,
And clients can connect to those VAPs. The mesh-radio bandwidth will then be shared between mesh-backhaul traffic and client traffic. When rf-radio-profile:radio-enable is disabled no client access-VAPs will be configured on the mesh radio,
and the mesh-radio will continue to carry only mesh-backhaul traffic. The rf-radio-profile:radio-enable attribute should not affect the mesh-radio and mesh_p/mesh_c interfaces but should bring the access-VAPs up or down.
An ARM profile can be assigned to the mesh-radio and ARM features such as automatic channel-assignment will work as normal on mesh-portals (it will remain disabled for mesh-points)”.
Example test outputs
Here is the A radio profile were the radio is disabled
(Aruba7240) # show  rf dot11a-radio-profile default
802.11a radio profile "default"
Parameter                                      Value
---------                                      -----
Radio enable                                   Disabled
Mode                                           ap-mode
High throughput enable (radio)                 Enabled
Very high throughput enable (radio)            Enabled
Channel                                        132
Transmit EIRP                                  29 dBm
Non-Wi-Fi Interference Immunity                2
Enable CSA                                     Disabled
CSA Count                                      4
Advertise 802.11d and 802.11h Capabilities     Disabled
Spectrum Load Balancing                        Disabled
Spectrum Load Balancing Mode                   channel
Spectrum Load Balancing Update Interval (sec)  30 seconds
Spectrum Load Balancing Threshold (%)          20 percent
Spectrum Load Balancing Domain                 N/A
Beacon Period                                  100 msec
Beacon Regulate                                Disabled
Advertized regulatory max EIRP                 0
ARM/WIDS Override                              OFF
Reduce Cell Size (Rx Sensitivity)              0 dB
Energy Detect Threshold Offset                 0 dB
Management Frame Throttle interval             1 sec
Management Frame Throttle Limit                20
Maximum Distance                               0 meters
RX Sensitivity Threshold                       0 dB
RX Sensitivity Tuning Based Channel Reuse      disable
Adaptive Radio Management (ARM) Profile        default
High-throughput Radio Profile                  default-a
AM Scanning Profile                            default
 Output of the mesh portal were we can the A radio us active
(Aruba7240) # show ap mesh  active
Mesh Cluster Name: aruba-mesh
Name               Group    IP Address    BSSID              Band/Ch/EIRP/MaxEIRP  MTU   Enet Ports  Mesh Role  Parent  #Children  AP Type  Uptime
----               -----    ----------    -----              --------------------  ---   ----------  ---------  ------  ---------  -------  ------
00:24:6c:cd:86:1a  default  00:24:6c:58:61:a8  802.11a/132/29/29     1500  -           Portal     -       0          175P     5d:9h:45m:51s
Output of the Ap bss table were the A radio is disabled.
Aruba AP BSS Table
bss                ess        port  ip            phy   type  ch/EIRP/max-EIRP  cur-cl  ap name            in-t(s)  tot-t           mtu   acl-state  acl  fm
---                ---        ----  --            ---   ----  ----------------  ------  -------            -------  -----           ---   ---------  ---  --
00:24:6c:58:61:a0  Arubatest  N/A  g-HT  ap    6/15/19           0       00:24:6c:cd:86:1a  0        2d:21h:30m:54s  1500  -          1    T

Port information is available only on 6xx controller.
Channel followed by "*" indicates channel selected due to unsupported configured channel.
"Spectrum" followed by "^" indicates Local Spectrum Override in effect.

Num APs:1
Num Associations:0