About the Navigator and Location Folders

Applies To: Wi-Fi Cloud-managed Access Points (AP120, AP125, AP225W, AP320, AP322, AP325, AP327X, AP420)

In Discover, the Navigator enables you to organize your wireless deployment into a hierarchical structure and simplifies management of geographically distributed networks. For example, you can organize your locations by country, cities, buildings, functional departments, and floors.

To simplify management of your Wi-Fi networks, location subfolders inherit the SSID profiles, device settings, and security policies from the parent location folder. This also enables you to create a custom configuration for a specific location folder.

In Discover, click System > Navigator to view and manage your location folders.

When new APs are deployed, they appear by default in the Staging Area folder.

Screen shot of the location Navigator in Discover

Add a New Folder

You can add new location folders to create an organizational structure for your Wi-Fi network.

To add a new location folder:

  1. In Discover, select System > Navigator.
  2. Right-click an existing folder, then select Add Folder/Floor.
    To add multiple folders and floors at the same time, click Add Multiple Folders/Floors.
  3. Type the name of the new location folder or floor, then click Add.

Screen shot of how to add a new folder with the Navigator in Discover

Move an AP to a New Folder

You can add new location folders and move your new APs from the Staging Area folder or existing APs in any folder to a new folder.

To move an AP to a new location folder:

  1. Open Discover.
  2. Select System > Navigator.
  3. Right-click the location folder, then select Show Available Devices.

Screen shot of the Show Available Devices option for a location in Discover Navigator

  1. From the Access Points list, right-click the AP to move, then select Move. Select the new location folder, then click Move.

Screen shot of how to move an AP in the Navigator in Discover