RF Domain Overrides

Use RF Domain Overrides to define settings overriding a target device‘s original RF Domain configuration. An RF Domain allows an administrator to assign configuration data to multiple access points (of the same model) 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, device configurations may need periodic refinement from their original RF Domain administered design. Unlike a RFS series controller, an access point supports a single RF domain. An access point RF Domain cannot be used on a different model access point.

  1. Go to Configuration → Devices → Device Overrides.

    The Device Overrides screen displays. This screen lists devices within the managed network.

  2. Select an access point.

    The selected access point's configuration menu displays, with the Basic configuration screen selected by default.

  3. Select RF Domain Overrides.

    The RF Domain configuration overrides screen displays.

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    Access Point - Device Overrides - RF Domain Overrides


    A blue override icon (to the left of a parameter) defines the parameter as having an override applied. To remove a device‘s override, go to the Basic Configuration screen‘s Device Overrides field, and then select the Clear Overrides button.

  4. Refer to the Basic Configuration field to review the basic settings defined for the target device‘s RF Domain configuration, and optionally assign/remove overrides to and from specific parameters.


    Set the deployment location for the access point as part of its RF Domain configuration


    Set the administrative contact for the access point. This should reflect the administrator responsible for the access point‘s configuration and wireless network.

    Time Zone

    Use the drop-down menu to select the geographic time zone supporting its deployment location

    Country Code

    Use the drop-down menu to select the country code supporting its deployment location

  5. Refer to the SMART Scan field to review the settings defined for SMART RF. Optionally assign/remove overrides to and from specific parameters.

    Enable Dynamic Channel

    Select this option to enable dynamic channel scan.

    2.4 GHz Channels

    Use the Select drop-down menu to select channels to scan in the 2.4 GHz band. Selected channels are highlighted with a grey background. Unselected channels are highlighted with a white background. Multiple channels can be selected at the same time

    5.0 GHz Channles

    Use the Select drop-down menu to select channels to scan in the 5.0 GHz band. Selected channels are highlighted with a grey background. Unselected channels are highlighted with a white background. Multiple channels can be selected at the same time

  6. Use the Licenses drop-down menu to obtain and leverage feature licenses from RF Domain member devices.
  7. Refer to the Client Name Configuration table to view the clients connected to RF Domain member access points adopted by networked controllers or service platforms. Use the table to associate administrator assigned client names to specific connected client MAC addresses for improved client management.

    Enter the client‘s factory coded MAC address in the MAC Address field. Assign a name to the RF Domain member access point‘s connected client to assist in its easy recognition in the Name field.

  8. Use the Sensor Policy drop-down menu to either select a sensor policy for sending RSSI information to a dedicated ExtremeLocationing system for device locationing calculations. Different policies can be created with either a default set of scanned channels or with custom channels, widths and weighted scan priorities. Specific channels can also be isolated and locked for specific channel scans.


    If a dedicated sensor is utilized with WIPS for rogue detection, any sensor policy selected from the Sensor Policy drop-down menu is discarded and not utilized by the sensor. To avoid this situation, use ADSP channel settings exclusively to configure the sensor and not the WiNG interface.

    Select the Create icon to create a new sensor policy to apply to this RF Domain or select the Edit icon to update the configuration of an existing policy before applying it to the RF Domain. For more information, see Sensor Policy.

  9. Within a ExtremeLocation Appliance Configuration, select the + Add Row button to populate the screen with up the ExtremeLocation server hostname.

    When configured, RF Domain access points use a Websocket to forward 802.11 frames and BLE beacons to the specified ExtremeLocation server.

    Starting with WiNG 7.1.2, AP5XX APs will not use WIPS to collect WiFi packets and BLE (iBeacons and Eddystone) beacons. The information will be collected in the Collector Table and forwarded to the ExtremeLocation server from the Collector Table.

    ExtremeLocation is a highly scalable indoor locationing platform that gathers location-related analytics, such as visitor trends, peak and off-peak times, dwell time, heat-maps, etc. to enable entrepreneurs deeper visibility at a venue. To enable the location tracking system, the ExtremeLocation server should be up and running and the RF Domain configuration should point to the ExtremeLocation server.

    Server Id

    Use the spinner control to assign a numerical ID for the ExtremeLocation server resource.


    As of now only one server is supported.

    IP Address/Hostname

    Provide the hostname of the ExtremeLocation server resource for receiving RSSI scan data from the AP. Hostname cannot exceed 64 characters or contain an underscore.


    Enter the ExtremeLocation server‘s hostname and not the IP address, as the IP address is likely to change periodically in order to balance load across multiple Location server instances.


    Use the spinner control to specify the port of the ExtremeLocation server resource receiving RSSI scan data.


    By default, the ExtremeLocation server is reachable on port 443.

  10. In the Tenant Id field, enter the ExtremeLocation tenant's account number. Use this field to configure your ExtremeLocation Tenant account number. ExtremeLocation Tenants, at the time of registration, are communicated (via email) an account number uniquely identifying the Tenant. Configure this account number in the RF Domain context. When configured, RF Domain AP reports, pushed to the ExtremeLocation server, include the Tenant's account number along with the reporting AP's MAC address.
  11. Select the Enable NSight Sensor checkbox to enable the NSight module.
  12. Click OK to save the changes to the sensor configuration.

    Click Reset to revert to the last saved configuration.