What is the default transmit power for mesh nodes?

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Product and Software: This article applies to ArubaOS 3.2.x and later.


By default, the transmit power for mesh nodes is set to maximum, which is 30 dBm. This default is different from the default transmit power for virtual AP, which is 15 dBm.


If you have two mesh APs in a very short distance, you may want to reduce the transmit power so that the RF receiver on its mesh peer is not saturated. You can change the transmit power in mesh-radio-profile.


#show ap mesh-radio-profile default

Mesh Radio profile "default" 
Parameter Value 
--------- ----- 
Maximum Children 64 
Maximum Hop Count 8 
Heartbeat threshold 10 
Link Threshold 12 
Reselection mode startup-subthreshold 
Metric algorithm distributed-tree-rssi 
802.11g Portal channel N/A 
802.11a Portal channel N/A 
Beacon Period 100 msec 
Transmit Power 30 dBm 
Retry Limit 4 
RTS Threshold 2333 bytes 
802.11a Transmit Rates 6 9 12 18 24 36 48 54 
802.11g Transmit Rates 1 2 5 6 9 11 12 18 24 36 48 54 
Mesh Private Vlan 0 
BC/MC Rate Optimization Enabled

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