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Router Details

The Router Details page provides details of the selected Wi-Fi router, which includes the Router name, IP address, MAC address, serial number, radio, ports, and model type. This page also provides a summary of the wireless radios including the number of clients that are currently connected. Instant On currently supports AP11D devices to operate as a primary Wi-Fi router in the network. To view the Router Details page, 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 the router in the Inventory list.

Identification

The Identification section displays details such as the Router name, IP address, MAC address, Serial number, Router type, radio, and the number of the clients connected on each radio channel.

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

The Instant On AP11D device is connected as a primary Wi-Fi router to the ISP provided modem, using an Ethernet cable. The Connectivity section lists the gateway IP address of the uplink and the Internet IP forwarded by the ISP provided modem to the router. The Instant On router acts as a DHCP service on the local network and provides IP addresses to requesting devices. To configure LAN IP assignment for the AP11D router, use the following procedure:

  1. Base IP address — Configure the LAN IP address for the router interface.
  2. Subnet mask — Configure the subnet mask for the network.
  3. Click Save.

DHCP IP Address Reservation

In router mode deployments, the Instant On AP is used as a primary Wi-Fi router and also provides DHCP IP addresses to the Instant On APs connected to it. The router is capable of reserving DHCP IP addresses for clients and devices such that the same DHCP IP address is issued to the client or device when they connect to same the network in the future. This feature is supported when the devices are managed by a wired network. The devices of the site will always have an IP address on the default wired device. The clients can have their IP address reserved on any of the wired networks, and all the wired networks are managed by the router. In addition, this feature is supported for bridged wireless clients on site with a gateway.

The DHCP IP reservation feature will not work for clients using MAC randomization since it uses the MAC address to reserve an IP address for the client or device.

The following Router mode deployments support DHCP IP address reservation:

  • Router Mode - Wireless Only
  • Router Mode - Wired and Wireless

Configuring DHCP IP Address Reservation in Router Mode - Wireless Only

On a wireless-only site, where an Instant On device is functioning as a primary Wi-Fi router, an IP address can be reserved through the client or device details page that you want to reserve the IP or by the router details page.

To reserve DHCP IP addresses from the router details page, follow these steps:

  1. In the Devices page, click the Connectivity tab.
  2. Under IP address reservations, click + Reserve an IP address. The list of clients connected to the site are displayed along with their IP addresses.
  3. Click on the client or device to reserve its DHCP IP address. The device and its IP address will be added to the IP address reservations list.

    If you choose to modify the reserved IP address of the client or device, click the edit icon next to the device or client name and enter the new IP address.

  4. Click Save.

To reserve DHCP IP addresses from the client details page, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Clients () tile in the Instant On homepage of the web application. The Clients page is displayed.
  2. Click the Connected clients tab to view the list of connected clients.
  3. Click the () icon next to the client name of a wireless client connected to the primary Wi-Fi router. The client's details are displayed.
  4. Click the IP reservation link positioned beside the IP address of the client. You are re-directed to the network details page of the wired network.
  5. Under IP address reservations, click + Reserve an IP address. The list of clients connected to the site are displayed along with their IP addresses.
  6. Click on the client or device to reserve its DHCP IP address. The device and its IP address will be added to the IP address reservations list.
  7. Click Save.

Configuring DHCP IP Address Reservation in Router Mode - Wired and Wireless

In this mode, the DHCP IP address reservation can either be done in the router details or client details page, as shown above for the wireless network, and from the Network details page for the wired networks.

To reserve DHCP IP addresses from the Network Details page, follow these steps:

  1. In the Networks page, click the () icon next to the name of a wired network connected to the primary Wi-Fi router. The network details are displayed.
  2. Click Options.
  3. Under IP address reservations, click + Reserve an IP address. The list of clients connected to the site are displayed along with their IP addresses.
  4. Click on the client or device to reserve its DHCP IP address. The device and its IP address will be added to the IP address reservations list.
  5. Click Save.

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. The ports are visually represented on the page in the same manner as the actual physical ports on the device. The E0/PT or ENET port is always selected by default and acts as the default uplink port for the router. To view the details of the ports and the uplink status, follow these steps:

  1. Click the () arrow next to an AP11D router in the Inventory list.
  2. Under the Ports tab, select any of the ports to view the following details:
  • Port number — The physical port number of the router.
  • Port status — The speed of the trunk is displayed if the port is the member of a trunk.
  • Upstream and Downstream throughput — The upstream and downstream throughput of the trunk is displayed when the port is the member of a trunk.

Instant On currently supports an AP11D device to operate as a router in the network. The Ports section for unconnected ports consists of the following settings:

  • Active — Select the checkbox to enable the port. To disable the port, unselect the checkbox.
  • Name of the port in read and write mode.

Authentication and Security

  • Port access control (802.1X) —Select the checkbox to enable port-based network access control designed to enhance 802.11 WLAN security. Configure the following RADIUS settings when this option is enabled:
    • Primary RADIUS Server—Configure the following parameters for the Primary RADIUS Server. If you are using the Instant On mobile app, tap More RADIUS parameters to view the below settings.
    • RADIUS Server IP address—Enter the IP address of the RADIUS server.
    • Shared secret—Enter a shared key for communicating with the external RADIUS server.
    • Server timeout—Specify a timeout value in seconds. The value determines the timeout for a RADIUS request. The Instant On device attempts to send the request several times (as configured in the Retry count) before the user gets disconnected. For example, if the Timeout is 5 seconds, Retry counter is 3, user is disconnected after 20 seconds. The default value is 5 seconds.
    • Retry count—Specify a number between 1 and 5. Retry count indicates the maximum number of authentication requests that are sent to the server group, and the default value is 3 requests.
    • Authentication port—Enter the authentication port number of the external RADIUS server within the range of 1–65535. The default port number is 1812.
  • Send RADIUS Accounting — Select the checkbox to send RADIUS accounting messages.
  • Secondary RADIUS Server — Select the checkbox to configure a secondary RADIUS server and configure the following parameters:
    • Server IP address—Enter the IP address of the secondary RADIUS server.
    • Shared secret—Enter a shared key for communicating with the external RADIUS server.
    • Authentication port—Enter the authentication port number of the external RADIUS server within the range of 1–65535. The default port number is 1812.

Included networks

Select one of the following options:

  • Untagged—This is the default setting. The port will receive and send traffic from the default network without using a VLAN tag. To custom map the port to an untagged VLAN, click the Untagged network drop-down list and select a network from the list. Only one untagged network can be assigned to a port at a given time.
  • Tagged—To custom map the port to a tagged VLAN, select the checkboxes against the networks listed under Tagged networks. A maximum of 22 tagged networks can be mapped to a port at a given time.

Clients and devices connected to this port

On selecting a specific port of an AP11D router, 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.

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 OnAP11D device 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. 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 AP11D router in the Inventory list and then click on Networks tab
  3. From the Selected network drop-down list, choose the network you want to map a specific port.
  4. Click the port to which you want to assign the selected network.
  5. Click the Ports tab to view the configuration details of the port mapped to the selected network.
  6. Click Save to finish mapping the network to the port.

Radios

The Radios tab provides an option to override the radio settings configured at the site level and allows you to configure 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radio settings which are specific to the selected Instant On device.

Follow these steps to override the site level radio settings and configure 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radio settings specific to the device:

Instant On APs connected over-the-air do not have the option to override the 5 GHz radio configuration made at the site level. These devices are allowed to configure only the 2.4 GHz radio settings at the device level.

  1. Under Radios, click the Use specific configurations for this radio checkbox for 2.4GHz Radio and 5 GHz Radio respectively to view the device specific radio settings.
  2. Choose a Channel width for each of the following:
    1. 2.4 GHz Radio—20MHz (default) or 20/40 MHz.
    2. 5 GHz Radio—20/40 MHz or 20/40/80 MHz (default).
  3. Based on your selection for each radio, the Channel selection options are refreshed. All channels are enabled by default and are displayed in orange. The disabled channels are displayed in gray.
  4. Configure the Transmit power range for the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radios by adjusting the slider between a minimum and maximum value. For example, if the slider is set between Very high and Max, the radio transmits between 30 dBm and maximum power. The available values are:

    Transmit Power Level

    Threshold for 2.4 GHz Radio (in dBm)

    Threshold for 5 GHz Radio (in dBm)

    Low

    6 dBm

    15 dBm

    9 dBm

    18 dBm

     

    12 dBM

    Medium

    15 dBm

    21 dBm

    18 dBm

    High

     

     

    21 dBm

    24 dBm

    24 dBm

    27 dBm

     

    27 dBm

    Very high

    30 dBm

    30 dBm

    Max

    This is the default setting.

    This is the default setting.

The changes made in the above procedure are saved automatically.

Radios

The Radios tab provides an option to override the radio settings configured at the site level and allows you to configure 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radio settings which are specific to the selected Instant On device.

Follow these steps to override the site level radio settings and configure 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radio settings specific to the device:

Instant On APs connected over-the-air do not have the option to override the 5 GHz radio configuration made at the site level. These devices are allowed to configure only the 2.4 GHz radio settings at the device level.

  1. Under Radios, click the Use specific configurations for this radio checkbox for 2.4GHz Radio and 5 GHz Radio respectively to view the device specific radio settings.
  2. Choose a Channel width for each of the following:
    1. 2.4 GHz Radio—20MHz (default) or 20/40 MHz.
    2. 5 GHz Radio—20/40 MHz or 20/40/80 MHz (default).
  3. Based on your selection for each radio, the Channel selection options are refreshed. All channels are enabled by default and are displayed in orange. The disabled channels are displayed in gray.
  4. Configure the Transmit power range for the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radios by adjusting the slider between a minimum and maximum value. For example, if the slider is set between Very high and Max, the radio transmits between 30 dBm and maximum power. The available values are:

    Transmit Power Level

    Threshold for 2.4 GHz Radio (in dBm)

    Threshold for 5 GHz Radio (in dBm)

    Low

    6 dBm

    15 dBm

    9 dBm

    18 dBm

     

    12 dBM

    Medium

    15 dBm

    21 dBm

    18 dBm

    High

     

     

    21 dBm

    24 dBm

    24 dBm

    27 dBm

     

    27 dBm

    Very high

    30 dBm

    30 dBm

    Max

    This is the default setting.

    This is the default setting.

The changes made in the above procedure are saved automatically.

Actions

The Actions tab provides the following configuration options.

Locate

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 AP11D router 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.

Network Tests

The Network tests option is used to test the reachability of an Instant On device. To perform a network test, you need to select a Source device on which the commands will be executed, and a Destination to be reached.

To run a network test on an Instant On router, 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. Click the Connectivity tests tab beside Network tests. The Connectivity test screen is displayed.
  4. Under Source, select an Instant On device from the drop-down list.

    Only active devices of a site can be selected in this field. It could be a Switch or an AP.

  5. Under Destination, enter the hostname or IP address of the device to which the source device should connect.
  6. Click Start connection test.

The table below shows the possible test results from the network tests:

Connectivity Rating

Roundtrip Time

Test Results Format

Good

All network tests passed with a latency of less than 150 milliseconds.

Line 1: Fast connectivity to <host / IP address>

Expandable row: More details

Fair

Some network tests passed with a latency between 150 and 400 milliseconds.

Line 1: Intermittent connectivity to IP address

Line 2: <IP address>

Line 3: Slow connectivity to <host / IP address>

Line 4: <hostname / IP address>

Expandable row: More details

Poor

Ping network passed with a latency greater than 400 milliseconds.

Line 1: Unable to reach IP address

Line 2: <IP address>

Line 3: Very slow connectivity to <host / IP address>

Line 4: <hostname / IP address>

Expandable row: More details

Restart

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 AP11D router in the Inventory list and then click Actions tab.
  3. Click Restart.

Replacing a Router from the Inventory

Instant On allows you to replace a router from the inventory when it goes offline. A new or existing router from the site can be used to replace your old router. The old router needs to be manually reset to use as a normal router. 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. Alternatively, you can perform this action by clicking the Replace hardware button in the Actions tab.
  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.
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