WiFi channel restriction.

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Hello to all, I have administrative restriction on working only on 64, 132, 134, 136 channels and I have possibility to use only one AP. Could somebody suggest me any Ruckus AP decision for resolving that problem?
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Sergey Sergey

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Posted 1 year ago

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Search our Knowledge Base for "blacklist" commands to specify which channels to use or not use on SmartZone or ZoneFlex APs.
In your case, you would use these commands to check and configure the settings on your 5GHz radio.

You didn't say what model AP you have.  Indoor and Outdoor APs support different channels.
You can run this full set of commands, and the ones that don't apply won't work (but doesn't
hurt).  There is no channel 134 at your disposal, but these commands leave channel 64, 132,
and 136 turned on for use.

From the rkscli: AP prompt.

set blacklist wifi1 clear

set blacklist wifi1 36 -1
set blacklist wifi1 40 -1
set blacklist wifi1 44 -1
set blacklist wifi1 52 -1
set blacklist wifi1 56 -1
set blacklist wifi1 60 -1
set blacklist wifi1 100 -1
set blacklist wifi1 104 -1
set blacklist wifi1 108 -1
set blacklist wifi1 112 -1
set blacklist wifi1 116 -1
set blacklist wifi1 140 -1
set blacklist wifi1 149 -1
set blacklist wifi1 153 -1
set blacklist wifi1 157 -1
set blacklist wifi1 161 -1
set blacklist wifi1 165 -1

get blacklist wifi1
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Robert Lowe

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If the AP is standalone (not connected to a controller) via the web GUI you can manually fix the static channel via the radio common settings.
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You should also be able to SSH to an AP direct for CLI. Not sure if the commands above are true for a standalone AP CLI
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Sergey Sergey

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Robert, thanks for comments . Unfortunatelly web gui has possibility to set only one wifi channel. I'm newbie in Ruckus APs and my first question was about possible workarounds. I'll check CLI and "set blacklist" command accesibility.  
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Hi Sergey, but the radio only needs 1 channel to operate :) 

What exactly are you trying to achieve as from your initial description it sounds like you want to specify which channels an AP can or cannot use. 
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Sergey Sergey

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Yes Robert exactly, I try to restrict wifi channels which will be used for operation. CLI works and follow Michael's recomendations we can set 132, 134 and 136 channel for using. Thank you another time for recomendations.