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How to configure and use world mode in Cisco APs


When world mode is enabled, the Cisco Access Point (AP) adds channel carrier set information to its beacon. Client devices with world mode enabled receive the carrier set information and adjust their settings automatically. For example, a client device used primarily in Japan can rely on world mode to adjust its channel and power settings automatically when that device travels to Italy and joins a network there. World mode is disabled by default.

For more information on world mode, refer to the Enabling and Disabling World Mode section of Configuring Radio Settings.

For more information on channels and antennas, refer to Channels and Antenna Settings.

Note: The channels are hard-coded on AP chips. The world mode does not change the number of channels that are supported in a country. For example, in the U.S., channel 14 cannot be used even if world mode is configured.

Problem Type

Configuration issues


Access point