Mist AI RRM

Mist has done much innovation with RRM (Radio Resource Management) to allow viewing channel and transmit power across all APs on your network.  On this page, see the site summary, channel/power distribution, scan data from the access points, and RRM events, as well as configure the 2.4/5G radio management settings. RRM is located Network > Radio Management.

 

The Site Summary bar at the top of the page shows a brief overview of all the information in the RRM page in a condensed view.  The Channel Distribution score ranges from 0.0 to 1.0, with 0 being Bad – channel distribution is uneven and channels are occupied by a varying number of APs, and 1 being good channel distribution is uniform, with all channels being occupied by a similar number of APs.

The AP Density also ranges from 0 to 1, with 0 being Low AP Density (No APs can hear each other) and 1 being High AP Density (All APs can hear each other).

In the Distribution section, see your channel and power distribution between the APs. Identify potential points of interference by identifying co-channel neighbors, or a non-uniform distribution of channels across access points.


The Current Radio Values section provides some key metrics of all the APs on your site, similar to the Access Points page on the dashboard.  See the power, channel, bandwidth, and number of clients connected to each AP.

Clicking the arrow next to an AP will display its Channel Occupancy information.  Here, see the occupancy percentage of all channels as seen by the AP over the past 20 minutes.  The channels occupied by the AP are shown as bold. Here, we see that since channels 52 and 56 have very low channel occupancy, our AP is broadcasting on these channels to prevent interference.  Please note that to see the channel occupancy, you need to upgrade to the most recent firmware version (rc1) and request access to this service by emailing support@mist.com.

Switch to the location view to see your floorplan.

The Radio Events box shows you a list of radio events in either 24 hours or 7 days.  Here, you can see the channel, bandwidth, and power of your APs as well as what triggered the change (scheduled RRM, co-channel interference, manual changes, etc.).

Using the menu selector at the top right corner, you can configure radio management settings.  Manually set the channels and power, or give a range of powers the APs can use.