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IP Assignment for Access Points

The IP address for the access point can be assigned using the local WebUI during onboarding.

The following procedure describes how to assign IP address for the access point using the local WebUI:

  1. Connect the AP to the network.
  2. Once the LED on the AP becomes solid orange, the AP will broadcast an open SSID InstantOn-AB:CD:EF approximately after one minute, where AD:CD:EF corresponds to the last three octets of the MAC address of the AP.
  3. Connect your laptop or mobile device to the SSID and access the local web server through https://connect.arubainstanton.com. The local WebUI configuration page is displayed.
  4. In the IP addressing section, configure either of the following options to assign an IP address for the access point:
    1. Automatic (default): The DHCP server assigns an IP address for the access point. This option is selected by default.
    2. Static: To define a static IP address for the access point, specify the following parameters:
      1. IP address—IP address for the access point.
      2. Subnet mask—Subnet mask.
      3. Default gateway—IP address of the default gateway.
      4. DNS server—IP address of the DNS server.
    3. PPPoE: The ISP assigns an IP address for the access point. This option is configurable only on AP11D access points when it is functioning as the primary router for the network. For more information on configuring PPPoE, see Setting Up WAN Connectivity for Your Network.
  5. Click Apply. The AP will restart after the configurations are applied.

The IP assignment settings can be seen in the Connectivity tab of AP Details and Router Details page for APs and routers respectively.

Setting Up WAN Connectivity for Your Network

PPPoE configuration is possible only when the Instant On AP is connected as a primary Wi-Fi Router and must be done before onboarding Instant On AP(s). The local web server on the device will offer to configure PPPoE only when the Instant On AP is in its factory default state and not if a DHCP address was obtained. Once the AP is connected to the cloud, the PPPoE configuration will not be available for modifications anymore. However, If the AP loses connectivity to the cloud and PPPoE failures are detected, you can access the local WebUI and update the settings again.

Follow the steps below to configure PPPoE on your network:

1. The Instant On AP should be connected to the ISP provided modem but does not have an IP address provided by the DHCP server.

2. Once the LED on the AP becomes solid orange, the AP will broadcast an open SSID InstantOn-AB:CD:EF approximately after one minute, where AD:CD:EF corresponds to the last three octets of the MAC address of the AP.

3. Connect your laptop or mobile device to the SSID and access the local web server through https://connect.arubainstanton.com. The local WebUI configuration page is displayed.

4. Under IP addressing, select the PPPoE radio button.

5. Enter the PPPoE Username, Password and MTU provided by your ISP, in the respective fields.

6. Click Apply. The AP will reboot once the PPPoE configuration is applied.

7. Wait for the LED lights to flash green and orange. This indicates that the PPPoE link is up and stable, you will see the device onboarding status now reads "Waiting to be onboarded..". This step might take an additional five minutes, if the AP upgrades its firmware during the reboot process.

8. You can now proceed to creating a new site and adding devices. For more information, see:

Setup a New Site using the Web Application

Setup a New Site using the Mobile App.

 

If an AP with the PPPoE configuration is removed from the Inventory or the site is deleted, the AP will move to its factory default state and the PPPoE configuration will be erased from the AP.

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