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Fat AP and Cloud AP V200R010C00 Command Reference

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band-steer disable

band-steer disable

Function

The band-steer disable command disables the band steering function.

The undo band-steer disable command enables the band steering function.

By default, the band steering function is enabled.

Format

band-steer disable

undo band-steer disable

Parameters

None

Views

VAP profile view

Default Level

2: Configuration level

Usage Guidelines

Usage Scenario

Compared with the 2.4 GHz frequency band, the 5 GHz frequency band has less interference and more available channels, and provides higher access capability.

Most STAs support both 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz frequency bands and usually associate with the 2.4 GHz radio by default when connecting to the Internet. To connect the STAs to the 5 GHz radio, you must manually select the 5 GHz radio. The band steering function frees you from the manual selection.

After you enable band steering for a specific SSID on the central AP, the RU preferentially associates the terminals connected to the SSID with the 5 GHz frequency band. After the 5 GHz frequency band is fully loaded, the RU steers the terminals to the 2.4 GHz frequency band.

Configuration Impact

After the band steering function is enabled, it takes a long time for dual-band terminals to associate or roam. You are advised to disable band steering for delay-sensitive services.

Precautions

If both radios of an RU use the same VAP profile, the band steering function takes effect on both radios as long as the function is enabled for an SSID on one radio of the RU. For example, if band steering is enabled for the SSID huawei on the 2.4 GHz radio but not on the 5 GHz radio, the AP preferentially steers terminals associated with the SSID to the 5 GHz radio.

Single-radio devices do not support the band steering function.

Example

# Disable band steering.

<Huawei> system-view
[Huawei] wlan
[Huawei-wlan-view] vap-profile name huawei
[Huawei-wlan-vap-prof-huawei] band-steer disable
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Updated: 2019-11-21

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