Device Configuration

Access points can either be assigned unique configurations to support a particular deployment objective or have an existing RF Domain or profile configuration modified (overridden) to support a requirement that deviates its configuration from the configuration shared by its peer access points.

An RF Domain allows an administrator to assign comparable configuration data to multiple access points deployed in a common coverage area (floor, building or site). In such instances, there are many configuration attributes these devices share, as their general client support roles are quite similar. However, access point configurations may need periodic refinement and overrides from their original RF Domain administered design. For more information, see RF Domain .

Profiles enable administrators to assign a common set of configuration parameters and policies to access points of the same model. Profiles can be used to assign shared network, wireless and security parameters to access points across a large, multi segment, site. The configuration parameters within a profile are based on the hardware model the profile was created to support. To define a specific access point model profile configuration, refer to System Profile Configuration.

However, device profile configurations may need periodic refinement from their original administered design. Consequently, a device profile could be applied an override from a configuration shared amongst numerous peer devices deployed within a particular site.