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How to enable or disable 802.11ax on WiNG 7

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  • 000085792
  • Last Modified:
  • 10/11/2019

Question

How to enable or disable 802.11ax on WiNG 7

Environment

  • NX9XXX
  • NX75XX
  • NX55XX
  • VX9000
  • AP505
  • AP510
  • WiNG 7.1.2 and lower
  • WiNG 7.2.x and higher
  • SSH (Secure Shell)
  • CLI

Answer

On v7.1.2 or lower, LDPC (Low-Density Parity-Check) is disabled on the AP radios by default. In order to mark the client 802.11ax, this setting must be enabled on the AP radio that will be supporting 802.11ax (5GHz). 

Currently this feature can only be enabled via the CLI. 

The following is an example from a AP510 adopting to a VX9 (Wireless Controller):
>enable 
#config t
#profile ap510 default               (replace the 'default' profile name with the one configured on your controller)          
#interface radio 2 
#ldpc 
#com write 
#show context include-factory        (for verification)
interface radio2 
description radio2 
no shutdown 
rf-mode 5GHz-wlan 
--omitted-- 
  ldpc 
  --omitted--
In newer versions of code (7.2.0 and higher), the LDPC setting is enabled by default:
>en
#config t
#profile ap510 default-ap510
#interface radio 2
#show context include-factory
 interface radio2
  description radio2
  no shutdown
  rf-mode 5GHz-wlan
 --omitted--
  ldpc                               (enabled by default)
  11axSupport 
 --omitted--
From the WebUI go to Configuration >> Profiles >> Select the AP510 profile >> Edit >> Interface >> Radios >> Radio 2 >> Radio Settings >> LDPC: Checked >> 11AX Properties >> Enable 11AX Support: Checked:

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Should there be a requirement to disable support for 802.11ax on these APs, run the following commands:
>en
#config t
#profile ap510 <profile-name>           (default profile name is: default-ap510)
#interface radio 2
#no 11axSupport
#com wr
#show context                           (for verification)
 interface radio2
   no 11axSupport
From the WebUI go to Configuration >> Profiles >> Select the AP510 profile >> Edit >> Interface >> Radios >> Radio 2 >> 11AX Properties >> Enable 11AX Support: Uncheck >> Ok >> Exit >> Commit and Save

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