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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, 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.

Radios

This section provides details on the clients operating on the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radios of the device:

  • Number of clients connected—Denotes the number of clients connected to the radio.
  • Operation channel—Denotes the radio channel on which the connected clients are operating.
  • Radio transmit power—Denotes the radio transmit power rate (in dBm) for the connected clients.
  • Airtime utilization—Denotes the airtime utilization (in %) detected by the radio.

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.

Ports

Every network requires the E0/PT or ENET port of the AP to be connected to the gateway or switch using an Ethernet cable. Each Instant On AP has a single E0/ENET port. To view the details of the port 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 ENET port, the uplink status, and the upload and download throughput rates.

 

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

Connected Clients and Devices

On selecting the ENET port, the Clients and devices connected to this port section displays the list of clients and devices connected to the port. By default, the clients and devices for All Networks applicable to the port are displayed. The clients and infrastructure devices directly connected to the port are displayed as a link to the client details page. The indirectly connected clients are displayed by their MAC address. To filter the clients and devices connected to a specific network, select a network from the Show drop-down list.

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.
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