Enables the detection of unauthorized or unsanctioned APs. Unauthorized APs are untrusted access points connected to an access point managed network. These untrusted APs accept wireless client associations. It is important to detect such rogue APs and declare them unauthorized. Rogue AP detection is disabled by default.

Supported in the following platforms:

  • Access Points — AP505i, AP510i/e, AP560i/h
  • Service Platforms — NX5500, NX7500, NX9500, NX9600, VX9000


ap-detection {ageout|air-termination|interferer-threshold|recurring-event-interval|wait-time}
ap-detection {ageout <30-86400>|interferer-threshold <-100--10>|recurring-event-interval <0-10000>|
wait-time <10-600>}
ap-detection air-termination {allow-channel-switch|mode [auto|manual]}


ap-detection {ageout <30-86400>|interferer-threshold <-100--10>|recurring-event-interval <0-10000>|
wait-time <10-600>}
ap-detection Enables detection of unauthorized or unsanctioned APs
ageout <30-86400> Optional. Configures the unauthorized AP ageout interval. The WIPS policy uses this value to ageout unauthorized APs.
  • <30-86400> – Sets an ageout interval from 30 - 86400 seconds. The default is 5 minutes (300 seconds).
recurring-event-interval <0-10000> Configures recurring event interval help of unauthorized APs
  • <0-10000> – Configures the recurring interval between 0 - 10000 seconds. The default is 300 seconds.
interferer-threshold <-100--10> Configures RSSI threshold value to determine if an unsanctioned ap is an interferer or not
  • <-100--10> – Configures the rssi threshold between -100 - -10 dBm. The default is -75 dBm.
wait-time <10-600> Optional. Configures the wait time before a detected AP is declared as unauthorized and potentially removed
  • <10-600> – Sets a wait time from 10 - 600 seconds. The default is 1 minute (60 seconds).
ap-detection air-termination {allow-channel-switch|mode [auto|manual]}
ap-detection Enables detection of unauthorized or unsanctioned APs
air-termination {allow-channel-switch| mode [auto|manual]} Enables air termination of unauthorized APs. This option is disabled by default.
  • allow-channel-switch – Optional. Allows channel switch of unauthorized APs based on the channel mode. This option is disabled by default.
  • mode [auto|manual] – Optional. Select the mode as auto or manual to configure. The default setting is manual.


nx9500-6C8809(config-wips-policy-test)#ap-detection wait-time 15
nx9500-6C8809(config-wips-policy-test)#ap-detection age-out 50
nx9500-6C8809(config-wips-policy-test)#show context
wips-policy test
 ap-detection-age-out 50
 ap-detection-wait-time 15
nx9500-6C8809(config-wips-policy-test2)#ap-detection recurring-event-interval 10
nx9500-6C8809(config-wips-policy-test2)#show context
wips-policy test2
 ap-detection recurring-event-interval 10

Related Commands

no (wips-policy-config-mode-command)

Resets unauthorized or unsanctioned AP detection settings to default