Configuring Access Points

You can configure an Access Point.

To configure an Access Point:

  1. From the list, select the Access Point that you want to configure and click Configure. The Edit AP page appears.
  2. Edit the parameters as explained in the table below.
  3. Click OK.
Note: Select the Override check box if you want to configure new settings.
Table 1. Access Point Edit Parameters
Field Description Your Action
AP Configuration > General Options
AP Name Indicates the name of the AP. Enter a name.
Description Gives a short description of the AP. Enter a short description.
Location Indicates generic location. Select the check box and enter the location.
Location Additional Information Indicates specific location. Select the check box and enter the location.
GPS Coordinates Indicates the geographical location. Select the option. For Manual option, enter the following details:
  • Latitude
  • Longitude
  • Altitude
User Location Information Indicates the demographic information. Enter the Area Code and Cell Identifier.
AP Admin Logon Indicates the admin logon credentials. For the Default Zone, the SZ cluster name is used as the default logon ID and password. Select the check box and enter the Logon ID and Password.
AP Configuration > Radio Options
Channel Range (2.4G) Indicates that you want to override the 2.4GHz channel range that has been configured for the zone to which this AP group belong. Select Select Channel Range (2.4G) check boxes for the channels on which you want the 2.4GHz radios of managed APs to operate. Channel options include channels 1 to 11. By default, all channels are selected.
Channel Range (5G) Indicates that you want to override the 5GHz channel range that has been configured for the zone to which this AP group belong. Select Select Channel Range (5G) check boxes for the channels on which you want the 5GHz radios of managed APs to operate.
Radio Options b/g/n (2.4 GHz) Indicates the radio option 2.4 GHz configurations. Select the following options:
  • Channelization—Set the channel width used during transmission to either 20 or 40 (MHz), or select Auto to set it automatically.
  • Channel—Select the channel to use for the b/g/n (2.4GHz) radio, or select Auto to set it automatically.
  • Auto cell sizing— Select this option to enable APs to share information on interference seen by each other and dynamically adjust their radio Tx power and Rx parameters to minimize interference. Selecting the Enable option, disables the TX Power Adjustment configuration.
    Note: This is an experimental feature in 3.6.1 release.

    Ensure that Background Scan is enabled.

  • TX Power Adjustment—Select the required option.
    Note: If you choose Min, the transmit power is set to 0dBm (1mW) per chain for 11n APs, and 2dBm per chain for 11ac APs. If you choose Max, the transmit power is set to the max allowable value according to the AP's capability and the operating country's regulations.
  • WLAN Group—Select the WLAN group to which this AP belongs.
  • WLAN Services—Select the check box to enable WLAN services in this radio.
Radio Options a/n/ac (5 GHz) Indicates the radio option 5 GHz configurations. Select the following options:
  • Channelization—Set the channel width used during transmission to either 20, 40, 80 (MHz), or select Auto to set it automatically.
  • Channel—Select the channel to use for the a/n/c (5GHz) radio, or select Auto to set it automatically.
  • Auto cell sizing— Select this option to enable APs to share information on interference seen by each other and dynamically adjust their radio Tx power and Rx parameters to minimize interference. Selecting the Enable option, disables the TX Power Adjustment configuration.
    Note: This is an experimental feature in 3.6.1 release.

    Ensure that Background Scan is enabled.

  • TX Power Adjustment—Select the required option.
    Note: If you choose Min, the transmit power is set to 0dBm (1mW) per chain for 11n APs, and 2dBm per chain for 11ac APs. If you choose Max, the transmit power is set to the max allowable value according to the AP's capability and the operating country's regulations.
  • WLAN Group—Select the WLAN group to which this AP belongs.
  • WLAN Services—Select the check box to enable WLAN services in this radio.
AP Configuration > AP SNMP Options
Note: For SCG200 controllers, AP SNMP Option is not supported.
Override zone configuration Allows you to override the existing zone configuration Select the check box
Enable AP SNMP Enables you to configure SNMP settings. Select the check box
SNMPv2 Agent Allows you to add users to SNMPv2 Agent.
  1. Click Create and enter Community.
  2. Select the required Privilege. If you select Notification enter the Target IP.
  3. Click OK.
SNMPv3 Agent Allows you to add users to SNMPv3 Agent.
  1. Click Create and enter User.
  2. Select the required Authentication.
  3. Enter the Auth Pass Phrase.
  4. Select the Privacy option.
  5. Select the required Privilege. If you select Notification select the option Trap or Inform and enter the Target IP.
  6. Click OK.
AP Configuration > Model Specific Options
Model Specific Control Indicates that the model overides the AP settings. Select the check box.
USB Port Disables the USB port on the selected AP model. Select the option. USB ports are enabled by default.
Status LEDs Disable the status LED on the selected AP model. Select the option.
LLDP Enables the Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) on the selected AP model. Select the option and enter the following details:
  • Advertise Interval—Enter the duration in seconds.
  • Hold Time—Enter the duration in seconds.
  • Enable Management IP TLV—Select the check box.
PoE Operating Mode Allows you to operate using PoE mode. Select the option.
Port Settings Indicates the port settings. Select the option and choose the required LAN option.
AP Configuration > Advanced Options
Network Settings Determines the network settings. Select the IPv4 Settings from the following:
  • Static-Enter the IP Address, Network Mask, Gateway, Primary DNS, Secondary DNS.
  • Dynamic
  • Keep the AP's Setting
Smart Monitor Indicates AP interval check and retry threshold settings. Select the required check boxes.
Syslog Options Determines if external syslog server settings is applicable. Select the required check boxes. For Enable external syslog server option, update the following information:
  • Server Address
  • Port
  • Facility for Event
  • Priority
Hotspot 2.0 version Profile Indicates the hotspot profile that you want to assign to the group. Select the required option or click Create and update the following details:
  • Enter the Name.
  • Enter the Description.
  • Enter the Venue Names.
  • Select the Venue Category.
  • Select the Type.
  • Enter the WLAN Metrics.
AP Management VLAN Indicates the AP management VLAN settings. Select the check box and choose the option.
Attention: For standalone APs, set the AP ethernet port to trunk before changing the AP Management VLAN settings.
Auto Channel Selection Indicates auto-channel settings. Select the check box and choose the option.
Client Admission Control Indicates the load thresholds on the AP at which it will stop accepting new clients. Select the check boxes and update the following details:
  • Min Client Count
  • Max Radio Load
  • Min Client Throughput
Swap Configuration
Add Swap-In AP Allows to swap APs. Select the check box and enter the Swap-in AP MAC details.
Note: You can also move the location of an AP or delete an AP. To do so, select the AP from the list and click Move or Delete as required.