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5Ghz UNII-3 band C in UK

Do you know when there will be an update to the DRT to allow 5Ghz UNII-3 band C (5735-5850Ghz) now that it became legal in the UK on 7 Aug 2017?

 

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0016/104362/decision-wireless-telegraphy-exemption-regulations.pdf

 

I just applied the latest DRT:

  (aruba-wlc3) #show ap regulatory

  Regulatory Version :1.0_62141

 

But I still don't see channels 144, 149, 153, 157, 161 and 165

 

  (aruba-wlc3) #show ap allowed-channels country-code GB ap-type AP-305

   Allowed Channels for AP Type AP-305 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 80MHz (indoor) 36-48 52-64 100-112 116-128
   802.11a 80MHz (outdoor) 100-112 116-128
   802.11a (DFS) 52 56 60 64 100 104 108 112 116 120 124 128 132 136 140 

Aruba

Re: 5Ghz UNII-3 band C in UK

We're aware of this and have taken action to add support for these channels on selected indoor AP models.

Obtaining certs will require SW changes (DFS), testing, etc., and is not free.

Assuming we can get our AP platforms to pass the requirements, we'll add support as we obtain certs. There is no confirmed schedule for this currently.

/Onno
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Re: 5Ghz UNII-3 band C in UK

Hi, just happened to find this whilst searching for info on whether the new UK channels are now supported on Aruba kit. I am running OS 6.5.4.6 and have just applied the latest DRT file (reg-data-1.0_66351.dat). The net result is that the extra channels are now supported except for channel 144 which is missing for some reason. So an extra 5 channels 149, 153, 157, 161 and 165 are available when I run the "show ap allowed-channels country-code gb" command.

 

However when I run the "allowed-channels" command aimed at a connected AP-305 i.e. "show ap allowed-channels ap-name AP01" I see that none of the extra 5 channels are supported by the AP-305.

 

I am thinking that this is probably because when the AP was certified (approved) these extra channels did not exist and so to use them the AP would have to be re-certified?

 

I am currently speaking with the TAC about this to gain some clarification and will post back with any update.

 

Regards

 

Will

 

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