Wireless Basics: RF Profiles

Wireless Basics: RF Profiles 

A group of APs covering a specific zone or coverage area can be modified selectively based on RRM parameters such as transmit power, channel plans, and coverage thresholds defined in RF Profiles

You can create custom RF profiles by going to the Wireless Tab in the WLC web user interface, selecting RF Profiles from the left menu pane, clicking NEW, choosing 802.11a or 802.11bg, and leaving Use default RF profile template selected as None. Then click Apply.

Fig 1.1- RF Profiles

RF profiles offer a way to selectively customize various settings depending on the requirements of specific WLAN applications. While global RRM configurations apply to all of the APs associated with a WLAN and are member of various AP groups, including the default AP group, RF profiles allow specific customizations depending on the requirements of specific WLAN applications.

Fig 1.1- RF Profiles (cont.)

There are many environments where HDX design principles must be applied to the way RF cells behave and adjust to changes in the RF environment, such as conference halls and large auditoriums. 

Each radio on an AP can have a separate RF profile, and a maximum of two RF profiles per AP group are allowed, which is typically one for 802.11a and another for 802.11bg.