About AP Groups

AP groups enable you to organize and manage your APs across your location tree. For example, you can apply the same configuration to APs even though they are placed in different locations and floors. This enables you to create custom configurations (SSIDs, radio, device settings, WIPS mode) for a group of APs regardless of location.

This is useful if you need to group APs based on specific device or radio settings that should not apply to other APs in a location folder.

For example, you may need to create a configuration for dual-radio APs configured as dedicated WIPS sensors, and a different configuration for dual-radio APs configured as dedicated Wi-Fi access points in your deployment.

To add a group:

  1. Select System > Navigator > Groups.
  2. From the Navigator, select a location where you want to add the group.
  3. Click the icon to add a group.

    The Add Group dialog box appears in the selected location.
  4. Type a name for the group and click Add.

Screen shot of the add AP Group dialog box

To assign an AP to a group:

  1. Select Monitor > WiFi > Access Points.
  2. From the Navigator, select a location where the AP is located.
  3. Right-click an AP.
  4. Select Assign/Reassign to a Group.
  5. Select the group, then click Assign.

Screen shot of WiFi > Access Points page with Assign/Reassign to a Group option

To configure a group with SSID, radio, and device settings:

  1. Select Configure > WiFi.
  2. Open the Navigator and select a location. Expand the list of groups available for that location at the bottom of the Navigator window.
  3. Select the group to which you will apply the configuration.
    When you select the group, the list of SSIDs on the right hand side panel is refreshed.
  4. From the list of SSIDs, set the SSID you want to enable ON.

    The configuration of the SSID will be applied to the selected AP Group.

Screen shot of adding an SSID configuration to an AP group