AP Groups to open
the AP Groups page.
This page lists all the
access point groups currently created on the controller. By default, all access
points belong to the default access point group “default-group,” unless you
assign them to other access point groups.
The controller creates a
default access point group and automatically populates it with the first 16
WLANs (WLANs with IDs 1 through 16, or fewer if 16 WLANs are not configured).
This default group cannot be modified (you cannot add WLANs to it nor delete
WLANs from it). It is dynamically updated whenever the first 16 WLANs are added
or deleted. If an access point does not belong to an access point group, it is
assigned to the default group and uses the WLANs in that group. If an access
point joins the controller with an undefined access point group name, the
access point keeps its group name but uses the WLANs in the default-group
access point group.
Add Group to
create a new access point group. The Add New AP Group section appears at the
top of the page.
AP Group Name
text box, enter the group’s name.
box, enter the group’s description.
NAS-ID text box, enter the network access server
identifier for the AP group.
Add. The newly
created access point group appears in the list of access point groups on the AP
If you ever want to delete this group,
hover your cursor over the blue drop-down arrow for the group and choose
Remove. An error
message appears if you try to delete an access point group that is used by at
least one access point. Before deleting an access point group in controller
software release 6.0 or later releases, move all access points in the group to
another group. The access points are not moved to the default-group access
point group as in previous releases.
||Click the name
of the group to edit this new group. The
Groups > Edit (General) page appears.
description of this access point group by entering the new text in the AP Group
Description text box and click
WLANs tab to open
AP Groups > Edit (WLANs) page. This page
lists the WLANs that are currently assigned to this access point group.
Add New to assign
a WLAN to this access point group. The Add New section appears at the top of
||From the WLAN SSID drop-down list, choose the
SSID of the WLAN.
Interface Name drop-down list, choose the interface
to which you want to map the access point group. Choose the quarantine VLAN if
you plan to enable network admission control (NAC) out-of-band support.
The interface name in the
default-group access point group matches the WLAN interface.
SNMP NAC State
check box to enable NAC out-of-band support for this access point group. To
disable NAC out-of-band support, leave the check box unselected, which is the
Add to add this
WLAN to the access point group. This WLAN appears in the list of WLANs that are
assigned to this access point group.
If you ever want to remove
this WLAN from the access point group, hover your cursor over the blue
drop-down arrow for the WLAN and choose
Step 14 to
add any additional WLANs to this access point group.
APs tab to assign
access points to this access point group. The AP Groups > Edit (APs) page
lists the access points that are currently assigned to this group as well as
any access points that are available to be added to the group. If an access
point is not currently assigned to a group, its group name appears as
||Select the check
box to the left of the access point name and click
Add APs to add an
access point to this access point group. The access point, after it is
reloaded, appears in the list of access points currently in this access point
group. The AP has to be reloaded if the AP has to be moved from one group to
To select all of the available access points at once,
AP Name check
box. All of the access points are then selected.
If you ever want to remove an
access point from the group, select the check box to the left of the access
point name and click
Remove APs. To
select all of the access points at once, select the
AP Name check
box. All of the access points are then removed from this group.
If you ever want to change
the access point group to which an access point belongs, choose
All APs >
choose the name of another access point group from the
AP Group Name
drop-down list, and click
802.11u tab, do the following:
- Choose a
HotSpot group that groups similar HotSpot venues.
- Choose a
venue type that is based on the HotSpot venue group that you choose.
- To add a new
venue, click Add New Venue and enter the language name that is used at the
venue and the venue name that is associated with the basic service set (BSS).
This name is used in cases where the SSID does not provide enough information
about the venue.
- Select the
operating class(es) for the AP group.
Location tab, do the following:
This step is applicable to the following modules:
AoA-based which is applicable for AP3600 and AP3700 with
PRL-based which is applicable for AP without module
(AP700/AP1700/AP2600/AP2700/AP3600/AP3700) as well as AP3600 and AP3700 with
- Enable or
Based on AP and installed module, checking the
Enable Hyperlocation check box enables different
location service (PRL-based or AoA-based).
Packet Detection RSSI Minimum (dBm) value.
This is the minimum level at which a data packet can be heard by
the WSM modules for use in location calculations. The default values is –100
recommend that this value be increased if you want to have only strong signals
used in calculating locations.
Scan Count Threshold for Idle Client Detection
Count Threshold represent the number of off-channel scan cycles the AP will
wait before sending a Block Acknowledgment Request (BAR) to idle clients. The
default value of 10 corresponds to approximately 40s, depending on the number
of channels in the off channel scan cycle.
- Enter the
IPv4 address of the
This is the IPv4/IPv6 address of the NTP server that all AP
that are involved in this calculation need to sync to.
We recommend that you use the same NTP server as is used by
the general WLC infrastructure. The scans from multiple AP needs to be synced
up for the location to be accurately calculated. An IPv4 address is required.
information about Cisco Hyperlocation solution, see
RF Profile tab, choose the RF profile for APs
with 802.11a and 802.11b radios and click
Applying an RF profile results in a reboot of all the APs
associated with the AP group.