Configures the antenna gain for the selected radio

Antenna gain is the ability of an antenna to convert power into radio waves and vice versa. The access point or wireless controller‘s PMACF (Power Management Antenna Configuration File) automatically configures the access point orwireless controller‘s radio transmit power based on the antenna type, its antenna gain (provided here) and the deployed country‘s regulatory domain restrictions. Once provided, the access point or wireless controller calculates the power range. Antenna gain relates the intensity of an antenna in a given direction to the intensity that would be produced ideally by an antenna that radiates equally in all directions (isotropically), and has no losses. Although the gain of an antenna is directly related to its directivity, its gain is a measure that takes into account the efficiency of the antenna as well as its directional capabilities. It is recommended that only a professional installer set the antenna gain.

Supported in the following platforms:

  • Access Points — AP505i, AP510i, AP510e, AP560i, AP560h


antenna-gain <0.0-15.0>


antenna-gain <0.0-15.0>
antenna-gain <0.0-15.0> Sets the antenna gain from 0.0 - 15.0 dBi. The default is 0.00 dBi.

Usage Guidelines

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ap505-133E1C(config-profile-testap505-if-radio2)#antenna-gain 12

ap505-133E1C(config-profile-testap505-if-radio2)#show context
 interface radio2
  mesh client
  antenna-elevation 5.0
  antenna-gain 12.0
  aggregation ampdu tx-only
  aeroscout forward ip port 300

Related Commands

no (radio-interface-config-command) Resets the radio‘s antenna gain parameter