Configures the mode of scanning used by dedicated sensors (access point radios)

Supported in the following platforms:

  • Service Platforms — NX 75XX, NX 95XX, NX 96XX, VX 9000


scan-mode [Channel-Lock|Custom-Scan|Default-Scan]
scan-mode Channel-Lock lock-frequency <LOCK-FREQUENCY>
scan-mode [Custom-Scan|Default-Scan]


scan-mode Channel-Lock lock-frequency <LOCK-FREQUENCY>
scan-mode Configures the mode of scanning used by the sensors to scan system-defined or user-defined channels for RSSI assessments. The options are: Channel-Lock, Custom-Scan, and Default-Scan.
Channel-Lock lock-frequency <LOCK-FREQUENCY> Configures the mode of scanning as channel-lock
  • lock-frequency <LOCK-FREQUENCY> – Locks scanning for RSSI data to one specific channel identified by the <LOCK-FREQUENCY> parameter.
    • <LOCK-FREQUENCY> – Specify the channel frequency in MHz. When specified, the sensor scans only this specified channel.
scan-mode [Custom-Scan|Default-Scan]
scan-mode Configures the mode of scanning used by the sensor. The options are: channel-lock, custom-scan, and default-scan.
Custom-Scan Configures the mode of scanning as custom-scan

Select this option to restrict scanning to user-defined channels. If selecting this option, use the custom-scan > channel-frequency command to configure the channels scanned by the dedicated sensor. For more information, see custom-scan.

Default-Scan Configures the mode of scanning as Default-Scan. This is the default setting.

By default the system has a fixed, built-in list of channels that are scanned. These channels are hard coded in a spread pattern of 1, 6, 11, 36, 40, 44, and 48. When selected, the dedicated sensor scans only these default channels.


nx9500-6C8809(config-sensor-policy-test)#scan-mode Custom-Scan
nx9500-6C8809(config-sensor-policy-test)#show context
sensor-policy test
 rssi-interval-duration 30
 scan-mode Custom-Scan
 custom-scan channel-frequency 2412 width 20MHz scan-weight 1000
 custom-scan channel-frequency 2417 width 20MHz scan-weight 1000

Related Commands

no (sensor-policy-config-mode-commands) Reverts the scan-mode to default (Default-Scan)