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S12700 V200R013C00 Command Reference

This document describes all the configuration commands of the device, including the command function, syntax, parameters, views, default level, usage guidelines, examples, and related commands.
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(AP group radio view) The work-mode command sets the working mode of all specified AP radios in an AP group.

(AP group radio view) The undo work-mode command restores the default working mode of all specified AP radios in an AP group.

(AP radio view) The work-mode command sets the working mode of a specified radio on an AP in an AP group.

(AP radio view) The undo work-mode command restores the working mode of a specified radio on an AP to the working mode configured in the AP group radio view.

By default, AP radios work in normal mode.


work-mode { monitor [ [ proxy-scan ] dual-band-scan enable ] | normal }

undo work-mode






Indicates the monitor mode.


dual-band-scan enable

Indicates inter-band scanning.


proxy-scan dual-band-scan enable

Indicates proxy scanning.



Indicates the normal mode.



AP group radio view, AP radio view

Default Level

2: Configuration level

Usage Guidelines

Usage Scenario

An AP can work in two modes:
  • normal: indicates the normal mode.
    • If air scan functions (such as WIDS, spectrum analysis,, and terminal location) are disabled on a radio, the radio is used to transmit common WLAN services.
    • If air scan functions are enabled on a radio, the radio transmits common WLAN services and also provides the monitoring function. A transient increase in the WLAN service latency may occur, which does not affect network access. However, if any latency-sensitive service (such as videoconferencing) is running, it is recommended that a separate radio be used for air scan.
  • monitor: indicates the monitor mode.

    In this mode, the radio can only transmit WLAN services scanned by the air interface but cannot transmit common WLAN services.

    In monitor mode, some APs support the following functions:
    • dual-band-scan: indicates inter-band scanning. In this mode, the radio can perform scanning at both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands.
    • proxy-scan: indicates proxy scanning. In this mode, the radio is dedicated to all air interface scanning functions on behalf of service radios, ensuring that services on the service radios are not affected.


  • The change of the radio working mode can lead to interrupted services. Users cannot associate with the AP when its radio is working in monitoring mode.

  • The configuration in the AP radio view has a higher priority than that in the AP group radio view.

  • In monitor mode, the working channels and power of AP radios change at any time. In this situation, the working channels and power of the AP radios display as -.

  • Only the AP2010DN, AP8050DN, AP8150DN, AP8050DN-S, AP4030TN, AP8130DN, and AP8130DN-W support the inter-band scanning mode. Radio 1 does not support inter-band scanning.

  • Only radio 2 on the AP4030TN supports the proxy scanning mode.

  • The switching between the proxy scanning mode and other modes may lead to an AP reset.

  • If the inter-band or proxy scanning configuration is delivered to an AP that does not support these two modes, the monitor mode takes effect on the AP.


# Set the working mode of radio 0 in AP group office to monitor.
<HUAWEI> system-view
[HUAWEI] wlan
[HUAWEI-wlan-view] ap-group name office
[HUAWEI-wlan-ap-group-office] radio 0
[HUAWEI-wlan-group-radio-office/0] work-mode monitor
Warning: Modify the work mode may cause business interruption, continue?[y/n]
Updated: 2019-04-09

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