Configures the Bluetooth radio's mode of operation as bt-sensor, le-beacon, le-sensor, or tron-tracking.

Supported in the following platforms:

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


mode [bt-sensor|le-beacon|le-sensor|tron-tracking]


mode [bt-sensor|le-beacon|le-sensor|tron-tracking]
mode Configures the Bluetooth radio's mode of operation. The options are:
  • bt-sensor – Select this option to enable the radio as a bt-sensor. Bt-sensors are Bluetooth classic sensors providing robust wireless connections for legacy devices. Typically these connections are not ideally suited for the newer BLE (Bluetooth low energy) technology supported devices. This is the default setting.
  • le-beacon – Select this option to provide Bluetooth support for newer BLE technology supported devices. le-beacons are newer Bluetooth low energy beacons ideal for applications requiring intermittent or periodic transfers of small amounts of data. le-beacons are not designed as replacements for classic beacon sensors. If selecting this option, use the beacon keyword to configure the Beacon transmission period and Beacon transmission pattern.
  • le-sensor – Select this option to provide Bluetooth support for LE (low energy) asset tracking. When enabled, it uses the AP‘s Bluetooth radio to detect BLE ‘asset tags‘ within the managed network. This information is reported to a back-end server (for example, the ExtremeLocation server or a third-party locationing server).
  • tron-tracking – TRON is a proprietary FedEx feature. Select this option to enable TRON tracking. When enabled, it BLE-enabled, WiNG APs detect ‘ID Nodes‘ within a managed network and report to a proprietary FedEx back-end server application. If selecting this option, configure the Bluetooth radio's initial configurations needed to enable TRON tracking and reporting. For more information, see tron.
    Note: Tron-tracking is only supported on AP8533 model access point.


nx9500-6C8809(config-profile-default-ap8432-if-bluetooth1)#mode le-beacon

nx9500-6C8809(config-profile-default-ap8432-if-bluetooth1)#show context
 interface bluetooth1
  mode le-beacon
  beacon pattern ibeacon
  ibeacon calibration-rssi -70
  ibeacon major 1110
  ibeacon minor 2210
  ibeacon uuid f2468da65fa82e841134bc5b71e0893e
ap510-133A75#(config-device-94-9B-2C-13-3A-75-if-bluetooth1 )#mode le-beacon

For AP5XX IoT configuration, see Configurations enabling IoT on AP5XX IoT.

Related Commands

no (bluetooth-inf-config-command) Reverts this Bluetooth radio‘s mode of operation to le-beacon