WiNG access points utilize a built-in Bluetooth chip for specific Bluetooth functional behaviors in a WiNG managed network. Both Bluetooth classic and Bluetooth low energy (BLE) technology are supported. Bluetooth classic-enabled radios sense other Bluetooth-enabled devices and report device data (MAC address, RSSI and device calls) to an ADSP server for intrusion detection. If the device presence varies in an unexpected manner, ADSP can raise an alarm.

WiNG model access points support Bluetooth beaconing to emit either iBeacon or Eddystone-URL beacons. The access point‘s Bluetooth radio periodically sends non-connectable, undirected LE (low-energy) advertisement packets. These advertisement packets are short and sent on Bluetooth advertising channels that conform to already-established iBeacon and Eddystone-URL standards. However, portions of the advertising packet are customizable via the Bluetooth radio interface configuration context.

Supported in the following platforms:

  • Access Points – AP505i, AP510i/e, AP560i/h, AP7602, AP7612, AP7632, AP7662, AP8432, AP8533

To switch to this mode, use the following commands in the AP's profile or device context:

<DEVICE>(config)#profile <ap-type> <PROFILE-NAME>

<DEVICE>(config-profile-default-ap-type)#interface bluetooth ?
  <1-1>  Bluetooth interface index?

The following example uses the default-ap505 profile instance to configure the Bluetooth radio interface:

nx9500-6C8809(config-profile-default-ap505)#interface bluetooth 1
Bluetooth Radio Mode commands:
  beacon       Configure low-energy beacon operation parameters
  description  Configure a description for this bluetooth radio
  eddystone    Configure eddystone beacon payload parameters
  ibeacon      Configure iBeacon beacon payload parameters
  mode         Set the bluetooth opreation mode
  no           Negate a command or set its defaults
  shutdown     Shutdown the selected bluetooth radio interface
  tron         Tron-tracking

  clrscr       Clears the display screen
  commit       Commit all changes made in this session
  do           Run commands from Exec mode
  end          End current mode and change to EXEC mode
  exit         End current mode and down to previous mode
  help         Description of the interactive help system
  revert       Revert changes
  service      Service Commands
  show         Show running system information
  write        Write running configuration to memory or terminal

Commands Description
beacon Configures the Bluetooth radio‘s beacon‘s emitted transmission pattern
description Configures a description for the Bluetooth radio interface
eddystone Configures Eddystone beacon payload parameters. Configure these parameters if the operational mode is set to ‘le-beacon‘ and the beacon transmission pattern is set to ‘eddystone-url1‘ or ‘eddystone-url2‘.
ibeacon Configures iBeacon beacon payload parameters. Configure these parameters if the operational mode is set to ‘le-beacon‘ and the beacon transmission pattern is set to ‘ibeacon‘.
mode Configures the Bluetooth radio‘s mode of operation
shutdown Shutdowns the selected Bluetooth radio interface


Configures parameters that enable TRON tracking and reporting on this Bluetooth radio

Note: Tron tracking is not
no (bluetooth-inf-config-command) Removes or reverts to default this Bluetooth radio interface‘s settings