Limit Frequencies for Calculation with User Groups

When you apply a user group, Wireless Workbench® will only assign frequencies from within the selected user group during frequency coordination. There are stock user groups that come with Wireless Workbench®, and you can also create custom user groups to fit your specific needs.
Note: User groups can help you comply with local regulations. Be sure to check with the relevant authorities.

Apply a User Group

  1. In the Frequency Coordination tab, select the Spectrum tab, and then select Inclusions.
  2. Select the check box next to Account for User Groups when calculating frequencies.
  3. Choose a user group or click Manage to see more information about existing groups.
    Tip: User Groups provided with Wireless Workbench are not editable. You can export a stock user group and import it as a custom group in order to use it as a template and make modifications.

Custom User Groups

Build custom user groups to limit the available spectrum to a specified subset of frequencies and ranges.

Create Custom User Groups in Wireless Workbench

  1. Go to Frequency Coordination > Spectrum > Inclusions and select Manage.
  2. To create a new group, select the Custom list, and then select "+" under the Groups table, or select an existing group to edit. Double-click to edit a name.
  3. Select Custom.
  4. Select an existing custom group to edit or create a new group by selecting "+" in the Groups table.
  5. Add or update group parameters.
    • Double-click to edit a group's name.
    • Select "+" below the frequency table to to add a frequency or range entry.
    • Enter a specific frequency or a frequency range. For a range, enter the start and stop values to be included in the group.
    • Use the TV channel column to select a range entry with the bounds of a TV channel (assigned by Country selected in the TV Channels window). Note that this range will not be adjusted if the TV format changes subsequently.
    • To import a list of single frequencies, click the settings button and choose Import Frequencies from File.
  6. Click Save when you're finished making updates.
  7. Select your custom group in the drop-down menu to apply it.
  8. Select Save to save changes. Wireless Workbench will only assign frequencies within the selected user group.

Create Custom User Groups in a Spectrum Manager

  1. Open the properties panel for the Spectrum Manager (go to the Inventory tab, right-click, and choose Properties).
  2. Click the settings button.
  3. In the User Groups section, select Manage.
  4. Select Custom.
    Note: Only custom user groups can be edited. Stock user groups (those provided with the Spectrum Manager) cannot be edited or deleted, but may be exported for import as custom user groups.
  5. Select an existing custom group to edit or create a new group by selecting "+" in the Groups table.
    CAUTION: The Spectrum Manager can only contain and manage up to 8 custom user groups.
  6. Add or update group parameters.
    • Double-click to edit a group's name.
    • Select "+" below the frequency table to to add a frequency or range entry.
    • Enter a specific frequency or a frequency range. For a range, enter the start and stop values to be included in the group.
    • Use the TV channel column to select a range entry with the bounds of a TV channel (assigned by Country selected in the TV Channels window). Note that this range will not be adjusted if the TV format changes subsequently.
    • To import a list of single frequencies, click the settings button and choose Import Frequencies from File
  7. Click Save when you're finished making updates.
  8. Once you've created a custom user group, you can select it within a Spectrum Manager’s properties panel or the front panel and it will be applied to frequency calculations that Spectrum Manager performs.