Option to set/limit Maximum AP TX Power

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Contributor I

Option to set/limit Maximum AP TX Power

Hi Instant On Team,

I was wondering if there are any plans to provide the option to set/limit Maximum AP TX Power?

I replaced my IAP-205 with 3x AP11D, I have one on each floor. According to my mobile device, when I am in same room as an AP11D, the signal is -35dBm, and the signal of the AP located in room below me is -55dBm. -35dBm is a little bit strong, especially when they are all outputting a similar signal, I know Apple mobile devices don't consider roaming until their signal level is around -70dBm. If we had the option to reduce the maximum output power of the AP then we could tweak it for our setups. 

Thanks,
Scott.

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Occasional Contributor II

Re: Option to set/limit Maximum AP TX Power

@scott83 I thought I heard this was an option now but I cannot seem to find it either... Maybe it was channel settings they said we can manually set now. But I could be wrong there too.

@GThiesen Is there an advanced wireless config area where we can set power or channel settings? Sorry if this is a recurring request you all get frequently.

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Re: Option to set/limit Maximum AP TX Power

@scott83 @twhiteWC Instant ON AP's currently have the ability to set channel width and channels, but not set the TX power.

From your main page click on inventory then on the right side of the page is a sprocket wheel click on that, then Radio Management where you can select your channel width. Then you will see all the channels that are active, just click on them to change them to grey or inactive.

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Occasional Contributor II

Re: Option to set/limit Maximum AP TX Power

This is helpful. Thanks @GThiesen! I’m currently dealing with a situation where the 2.4Ghz radio is especially underpowered. Here’s hoping Tx power settings are on the horizon. For now I’m just having to supplement with a legacy Wireless AP that has significantly higher Tx power. Not ideal but fills the gap.
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