dBm* in power column of monitor display what does the asterisk indicate

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dBm* in power column of monitor display.  Seeing this on a group of AP's that are deployed and can't find a reference for the meaning?  clients, power, channel
9  11  10 dBm*  48  14 dBm*  

Thanks in advance!

Kurt
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Kurt Kidder

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Found it I think.  It occurs when you put in static power levels instead of auto.
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Sam

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The asterisks ( * ) is used when a static power or channel is set.  
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Sam, is it possible to get the asterisk to be put next to radios whose channel/power level is set to automatic?  This would make Aerohive consistent with Cisco which, for those of us who support both vendors, would be appreciated.
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Crowdie, I could put the feature request in, but chances are that we don't do it. We aren't Cisco. We do things differently. We believe in leveraging ACSP (our form of auto channel/power) The latest changes to ACSP are in 6.2 - If you believe it's not working as intended, please gather tech-data from the relevant AP(s) and send them to me via email so we can continue to make the protocol algorithm better.
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Sam is, as usual, correct.

Our original rationale as explained to me was that an asterisk next to the value would stand out visually, and since we leverage ACSP so much, we chose to distinguish statically set power levels, which we consider to be the exception.