Import Device List

You can import an authorized AP list and an authorized or unauthorized client list. After you import these lists, Wi-Fi Cloud classifies the APs and clients in the respective lists as authorized or unauthorized.

When you deploy WIPS sensors in a WIPS overlay deployment to protect third-party APs and Wi-Fi controller deployments, you must import your list of third-party APs that you want to be classified as Authorized APs by WIPS. You can also import lists of APs from supported third-party Wi-Fi controllers with WLAN Integration.

Imported device lists are a location specific property that cannot be inherited from the parent location folder.

Import Device Lists

To import devices:

  1. Open Manage.
  2. Select ConfigurationSystem Settings > Import Devices.
  3. From the Import drop-down list, select an option.

The text on the button below the device list changes based on your selection. For example, if you select Authorized Client List, the button text changes to Import Authorized Client List.

  1. To automatically tag the device(s) to the selected location, select Auto tag Devices.

To manually tag the device(s) to the selected location, select Manually Tag Devices to.

  1. Type the MAC address, IP address, and name of the AP or client.

If the device is a WIPS sensor, type the MAC address and the name of the sensor. Alternatively, you can specify a file that contains the AP, client, and sensor data. Click Autofill Using File, then select the .txt or .csv file that contains the AP, client, or sensor data.

  1. Click Import Authorized AP List to import the list of authorized APs you specified or uploaded from a file.

Click Import Authorized Client List to import the list of authorized clients.

Click Import Guest Client List to import the list of guest clients.

Click Import Rogue Client List to import the lists of rogue clients.

Click Import Sensor List to import the list of sensors.

When the devices are imported successfully, the devices are displayed on the Monitoring > Managed Devices page in Manage. The Dashboard page also reflects the activity of the imported devices.

File Format for an AP or Client

The file must be a .txt or .csv file and each line in your file must be a comma-separated list that contains a MAC address, IP address, and device name.

For example:

aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:f1,192.168.8.1,devicename1
aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:f2,192.168.8.2,devicename2
aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:f3,192.168.8.3,devicename3

A client can also have these optional fields:

Smart Device Flag, Smart Device Type, Approval Status

For example:

aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:f1,192.168.8.1,devicename1,Yes,Samsung,Approved

File Format for a Managed WatchGuard Device

The file must be a .txt or .csv file and each line must be a comma-separated list that contains a MAC address and device name.

For example:

aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:f1,devicename1
aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:f2,devicename2
aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:f3,devicename3