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Updated:December 10, 2018
Addition of AP541N Access Points to a Cluster
An Access Point (AP) cluster is a dynamic, configuration-aware group of access points in the same subnet of a network. The cluster provides a single point of administration and enables you to view the deployment of access points as a single wireless network rather than a series of separate wireless devices. Before a cluster can be formed, several conditions must be met: all access points should use the same radio mode, be bridged on the same segment, have the same cluster name, and clustering mode must be enabled on the access points.
This document explains how to add an AP541N Access Point to a cluster.
• AP541N Access Point
Add an Access Point to a Cluster
Step 1. Log in to the Access Point Configuration Utility and choose Cluster > Access Points. The Access Point page opens:
Step 2. In the Location field, enter the physical location of the access point. This is for your own reference.
Step 3. In the Cluster Name field, enter the name of the cluster that you would like the access point to join.
Step 4. Choose Enable Clustering to add the Access Point to the cluster. The Access Points page is refreshed and displays additional information.
The Access Points page can be used to view the access points in the cluster. The fields are described as follows. To configure a particular access point in the cluster, click on the IP address. You can only modify the cluster information when the cluster is disabled.
• Clustering — Displays the status of the cluster.
• Access Points detected in Cluster — This field lists out the names, location and the MAC and IP addresses of the Access Points present in the Cluster. The table has the following fields:
– Location — This field displays the given physical location of the access point.
– MAC Address — This field shows the Media Access Control (MAC) Address of the bridge. This is the address by which the AP is known externally to other networks.
– IP Address — Specifies the IP address for the access point. Each IP address is a link to the administration web pages for that access point.
Note: The icon in the right corner shows that the device is clustered and the number of access points that are clustered.
Step 5. (Optional) Click Disable Clustering to disable the clustering on the Access Point.