Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Configuration Guide, Release 7.5
Configuring LED States for Access Points
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Configuring LED States for Access Points

Configuring LED States

Information About Configuring LED States for Access Points

In a wireless LAN network where there are a large number of access points, it is difficult to locate a specific access point associated with the controller. You can configure the controller to set the LED state of an access point so that it blinks and the access point can be located. This configuration can be done in the wireless network on a global as well as per-AP level.

The LED state configuration at the global level takes precedence over the AP level.

Configuring the LED State for Access Points in a Network Globally (GUI)


    Step 1   Choose Wireless > Access Points > Global Configuration to open the Global Configuration page.
    Step 2   Select the LED state check box.
    Step 3   Choose Enable from the drop-down list adjacent to this check box.
    Step 4   Click Apply.

    Configuring the LED State for Access Point in a Network Globally (CLI)

    • Set the LED state for all access points associated with a controller by entering this command:

      config ap led-state {enable | disable} all

    Configuring LED State on a Specific Access Point (GUI)


      Step 1   Choose Wireless > Access Points > All APs and then the name of the desired access point.
      Step 2   Choose the Advanced tab to open the All APs > Details for (Advanced) page.
      Step 3   Select the LED state check box.
      Step 4   Choose Enable from the drop-down list adjacent to this text box.
      Step 5   Click Apply.

      Configuring LED State on a Specific Access Point (CLI)


        Step 1   Determine the ID of the access point for which you want to configure the LED state by entering this command:

        show ap summary

        Step 2   Configure the LED state by entering the following command:

        config ap led-state {enable | disable} Cisco_AP


        Configuring Flashing LEDs

        Information About Configuring Flashing LEDs

        Controller software enables you to flash the LEDs on an access point in order to locate it. All Cisco IOS lightweight access points support this feature.

        Configuring Flashing LEDs (CLI)

        Use these commands to configure LED flashing from the privileged EXEC mode of the controller:

        1. Configure the LED flash for an AP by entering this command: config ap led-state flash {seconds | indefinite | disable} {Cisco_AP} The valid LED flash duration for the AP is 1 to 3600 seconds. You can also configure the LED to flash indefinitely or to stop flashing the LED.
        2. Disable LED flash for an AP after enabling it by entering this command: config ap led-state flash disable Cisco_AP The command disables LED flashing immediately. For example, if you run the previous command (with the seconds parameter set to 60 seconds) and then disable LED flashing after only 20 seconds, the access point’s LEDs stop flashing immediately.
        3. Save your changes by entering this command: save config
        4. Check the status of LED flash for the AP by entering this command: show ap led-flash Cisco_AP Information similar to the following appears:
          (Cisco Controller)> show ap led-flash AP1040_46:b9
          Led Flash........................................ Enabled for 450 secs, 425 secs left
          
          

        Note


        The output of these commands is sent only to the controller console, regardless of whether the commands were entered on the console or in a TELNET/SSH CLI session.