How do I enable or disable channel bonding in 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz?

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Product and Software: This article applies to all Aruba controllers and ArubaOS versions.


Current Wi-Fi systems are either 2.4 GHz (IEEE* 802.11b and 802.11g) or 5 GHz (IEEE 802.11a). These Wi-Fi systems use a single channel to send and receive information. Channel bonding allows Wi-Fi systems to use two channels at the same time.


When two channels are used, the performance of the connection improves from a maximum speed of 54 Mb/s to a maximum of 600 Mb/s.


A single channel is 20 MHz in width. When two channels are bonded, they are a total of 40 MHz. It is possible to use either 20 MHz or 40 MHz channels with IEEE 802.11n.


By default, 40 MHz is available on 5 GHz and 20 MHz is available on 2.4 GHz.


To use 20 MHz, use the webUI or CLI in ARM to set 40MHz-allowed-band to none.


Using WebUI





Using CLI


config# rf arm-profile "default"
40MHz-allowed-bands None

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