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Access Point Details

The Access Point Details page provides details of the selected AP, which includes the AP name, IP address, MAC address, serial number, radio, ports, and model type of the AP. This page also provides a summary of the wireless radios including the number of clients that are currently connected.

Identification

To view the Access Point Details / Router Details, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Inventory() tile on the Aruba Instant On home page or click the Site Health() banner and then click on Show inventory.
  2. Click the () arrow next to an AP in the Inventory list. The AP details such as the AP name, IP address of the AP, MAC address, Serial number, AP type, radio, and the number of the clients connected on each radio channel are displayed.

Ports

Every network requires the E0/PT or ENET port of the AP or Router to be connected to the gateway or switch using an Ethernet cable. Each Instant On AP has a single port, except for the AP11D devices which have an additional 3 LAN ports—E1, E2, and E3 respectively. These ports can be used to connect additional APs in the network. To view the details of the ports and the uplink status, follow these steps:

  1. Click the () arrow next to an AP in the Inventory list.
  2. Under the Ports section, view the details of the ports that are connected, the uplink status, and the upload and download throughput rates.

 

The port details will not be displayed if the AP is connected as a mesh point in the network.

Actions

The Actions tab provides the following configuration options.

Locating Your Instant On Device

Instant On allows you to locate your device when there are many devices in the site.

To locate your device, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Inventory () tile on the Instant On web application home page or click the Site Health banner and then click on Show inventory. The Inventory page is displayed.
  2. Click the () arrow next to an AP in the Inventory list and then click on Actions tab.
  3. Slide the Activate lights toggle switch to right () to turn on the locator light in the device. The locator light will be active for 30 minutes after you turn on the toggle switch. The light is turned off by default.

Restarting Your Device

Aruba allows you to restart the device if you suspect any problem with it.

To restart your device, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Inventory() tile on the Aruba Instant On home page or click the Site Health() banner and then click on Show inventory.
  2. Click the () arrow next to an AP in the Inventory list and then click Actions tab.
  3. Click Restart.

Removing an AP from the Inventory

Follow these steps to remove an AP which is still online:

  1. Click the Inventory() tile on the Aruba Instant On home page or click the Site Health() banner and then click on Show inventory.
  2. Select the AP you want to remove from the inventory by clicking the () arrow next to the device name.
  3. In the Actions tab, click Remove next to Remove from inventory.
  4. Click Remove in the popup window that appears on the screen.

Follow these steps to remove an AP which is offline:

  1. Navigate to Inventory. Select the AP you want to remove from the inventory by clicking the () arrow next to the AP name. In the Actions tab, a rectangular bar appears below the device name when an alert is triggered. The color of the rectangular alert bar will appear according to the alert type.
  2. Click the Alerts link. You will be directed to the Alert Details page which provides more information about the unusual activity. The Advanced menu does not appear on the title bar when the status is down.
  3. If the Instant On device is removed from the network, you can choose to remove the device from the inventory by clicking Remove from inventory in the Actions tab. A pop-up box appears on the screen requesting your confirmation.
  4. Click Remove to delete the device from the inventory.

Replacing a Router from the Inventory

Instant On allows you to replace a router from the inventory when it goes offline. A new AP or any existing AP from the site can be used to replace your old router. The old router needs to be manually reset to use as a normal AP. This option is available only if the device selected from the inventory list is a router.

To replace the router from the inventory, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Inventory() tile on the Aruba Instant On home page or click the Site Health() banner and then click on Show inventory. The Inventory page is displayed.
  2. Click the () arrow next to the router you want to replace from the Inventory list. A rectangular bar appears below the device name when an alert is triggered.
  3. Click the Alerts link. You will be directed to the Alert Details page which provides more information about the unusual activity and a link to replace the router.
  4. In the Alert Details page, click on the replace link. The Replace router page is displayed.
  5. Unplug the router that you want to replace and plug in your new Instant On device into your ISP modem. When your device’s lights are alternating between green and amber, click Continue.
  6. Enter the serial number located on your new Instant On primary Wi-Fi router and click Search.
  7. Once your preferred router is detected, select Replace to configure the device as your primary Wi-Fi router.
  8. Click Finish when your new router is added to your network.

Once the router is successfully added to your network, all other APs in the site will get synchronized automatically.

Connectivity

You can either configure Instant On devices to automatically receive an IP address from an external DHCP server running on the LAN or manually configure a Static IP address.

  1. Click the Inventory() tile on the Aruba Instant On home page or click the Site Health() banner and then click on Show inventory. The Inventory page is displayed.
  2. Click the () arrow next to an AP or router in the Inventory list and then click Connectivity tab.
  3. Slide the toggle switch () beside Static IP address and configure the following parameters:
    1. LAN IP—Enter a Static IP address.
    2. Subnet mask—Enter the subnet mask.
    3. Default gateway—Enter the IP address of the Default Gateway.
    4. DNS server—Enter the IP address of the DNS server.
  4. Click Save.

Networks

After creating your network, you have the option to map the network to a VLAN port which, either allows traffic from all networks or only for a specific network. Each port in the Instant On switch can be assigned a separate VLAN ID and configured to manage the network traffic. The following procedure describes how to map a network to a VLAN port:

1. Tap any of the switches listed in the Inventory. The Switch Details page is displayed with details.

2. Select the Networks tab, under Ports to view the ports on the switch.

3. From the Selected network drop-down list, choose the network you want to map to a specific port.

4. Tap the port to which you want to assign the selected network.

5. Tap the Port details link.

6. Select one of the following options, under Included networks:

All networks (default)—The user can assign network traffic based on the VLAN tag or through the default network. By default, all ports assigned traffic from all networks are based on the VLAN tag.

Untagged—This is the default setting. The port will receive and send traffic from the default network without using a VLAN tag.

Tagged—Slide the toggle switch to the right (). A popup window appears on the screen. Click Apply changes to enable this setting. On selecting this option, the port will receive and send traffic from the default network using the management VLAN tag.

Specific network only—On selecting this option, the port’s traffic will only be allowed from the default network excluding others. The Assigned network field provides the option to select a specific network through which the port traffic should be allowed. Similar to the All networks (default) setting, it is possible to tag and untag the VLAN.

7. Tap Done to finish mapping the network to the port.

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