Activate an Access Point

Applies To: WatchGuard Cloud-managed Access Points

Before you add an access point to WatchGuard Cloud, you must activate your access point with WatchGuard. When you activate your access point, you also enable your hardware replacement warranty, receive technical support, and get access to the latest firmware updates.

To activate an access point managed by WatchGuard Cloud, you must have:

The serial number must be for an AP130, AP330, AP430CR, or AP432. The license key must be a WatchGuard Standard Wi-Fi or WatchGuard USP Wi-Fi license.

To activate your access point:

  1. Go to
  2. Log in to your WatchGuard account, or create a new account if you do not have a WatchGuard account.

If you create a new WatchGuard account, after you finish the account creation process, go to, or select My WatchGuard > Activate Products.

Screen shot of the WatchGuard Support Center and Activate Products link

  1. Type the Serial Number for your access point. Click Continue.

WatchGuard serial number activation page

  1. Type the License Key for your access point. Click Next.

Screen shot of the license key activation page for access points

  1. Specify a friendly name for the access point in your WatchGuard account.
  2. Accept the End-User License Agreement.
  3. When the activation is complete, click Finish.

After you activate an access point, WatchGuard automatically generates a device feature key for your access point and it is applied to the device. You can view the details of the device feature key in your WatchGuard account.

You can now add your access point to your WatchGuard Cloud account. For more information, see Add an Access Point to WatchGuard Cloud.

See Also

About WatchGuard Cloud

About Wi-Fi in WatchGuard Cloud Access Point Licenses