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Templates and Device Profiles

You can configure RRM and other radio settings in several different places in the Mist portal, as well as on the Juniper APs. These include RF templates, device profiles, WLAN templates, and on the AP itself.

Having multiple edit points for the same setting can be confusing at first, but the long-term benefit is convenience and consistency. For example, you can configure a core set of site settings in an RF template, and then use a device profile to create exceptions for a subset of APs.

When the same settings exist in different places, the AP-specific settings have precedence, followed by those made in device profiles, and then RF templates. You can always override these defaults, and the Mist portal will prompt you whenever it detects a conflict.

  • RF Template—(Organization > RF Templates) Model-specific settings for APs can be set from within the RF Template. AP-specific default settings are available for all AP models, for each radio band. Settings made here can apply to all APs in the organization.
    • You can also use multiple RF templates to cover different use cases within the same site.
    • You can also include various model-specific tweaks within the same RF template by selecting the model. You select the model from the Default Settings drop-down and make the change for that model only.
  • Device Profile—(Organization > Device Profiles) Settings made in a device profile apply to all Juniper APs attached to the profile. This profile is applied to all Juniper APs of the same model. You use device profiles to configure and save a set of AP settings so they will be available for re-use on other APs within a site.
    • This comes in handy in large deployments where you want to apply the same profile settings to many APs.
    • When you associate an AP with a given device profile, the AP will automatically inherit the settings defined in that profile.
  • WLAN Template—(Organization > WLAN Templates) Settings made to a WLAN template apply to all WLANs attached to that template.
  • WLAN—(Site > WLANs) Settings made for a WLAN apply to that WLAN only.
  • Radio Management—(Site > Radio Management | Radio Settings) Settings made here can over-ride those configured in a site-level RF template for the selected radio band and specified APs.
  • AP—(Access Point | AP ) Settings made at the device level apply to that AP only. As noted, you can also attach the AP to a device profile to inherit those settings, or get the settings from an RF Template attached to the site.

In the case of configuration conflicts, AP-specific settings have precedence, followed by those made in device profiles, and then RF templates. You can override these defaults. The Mist portal prompts you whenever it detects a conflict.

Dual Band Settings and RRM optimizations for 2.4-GHz and 5-GHz radios can be configured using:

  • RF Template

  • Device Profile

  • AP Level