Manage Advanced Radio Settings

About this task

A radio's profile configuration is customizable to define how transmit and receive data frames are processed. A radio's sniffer redirect settings can be refined to adjust how captured packets are directed. Additionally, channel scanning settings can refined in respect to channel scanning requirements on either the 2.4 or 5 GHz radio bands.

To set or edit the selected radio's advanced settings:


  1. Select Profiles > Profile Name > Interface > Radio > radio 1 or radio 2 > Advanced.
  2. Configure the following Advanced settings:
    Prefer HT Clients Select Prefer HT Clients option to prioritize clients with higher throughput (802.11n clients) over clients with slower throughput (802.11 a/ b/g) clients. Use the spinner control to set a weight between 1 and 10 for the higher throughput clients
    Broadcast/Multicast Transmit Rate Use the drop-down list box to define the data rate broadcast and multicast frames are transmitted. Seven different rates are available if the not using the same rate for each BSSID, each with a separate menu
    Broadcast/Multicast Forwarding Define whether client broadcast and multicast packets should always follow DTIM, or only follow DTIM when using Power Save Aware mode. The default setting is follow-dtim
    Fair Airtime Select Fair Airtime to provide equal client access to radio resources
  3. Define the radio's captured packet Sniffer configuration:
    Host for Redirected Packets If packets are re-directed from a connected access point radio, define an IP address resource (additional host system) to capture the re-directed packets. This address is the numerical (non DNS) address of the host used to capture re-directed packets.
    Channel Use the drop-down list box to specify the specific channel used to capture re-directed packets. The default value is channel 1.
  4. Select Save to update the advanced radio settings changes.