This document entails following guides:
- steps on how to login to the AP
- import AP in Unibox
- configure various other settings on AP
How to configure cloudmax AP
Step 1 - Connect one end of the Ethernet Cable to the adaptor port named as PoE, and connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to the WAN port of CloudMax AP.
Step 2 - Connect one end of the Ethernet cable to your internet (Unibox lan port), and the other end to the adaptor port named as LAN.
Step 3 - Press and hold the Reset button, and power off the CloudMax AP. Keep the Reset button pressed, and power on the CloudMax AP. Hold the Reset button for 10 seconds, and leave. The CloudMax AP is reset to default settings.
Step 4 - Now go the browser and take the access of AP using default IP address 192.168.10.1
Step 5 - Login using default credentials,
Step 6 - Username- admin
Password - admin
Step 7 - Now click on network option and update WAN configuration.(Select any one option and submit the details.)
Step 8 - After submitting the details below screen will appear.
Step 9 - Click on status option and check the status of WAN (Internet)
Step 10 - Now go to the wireless section in unibox and Click on manage AP
To Add a New Access Point:
Click on auto discover AP(Search symbol). Unibox will automatically discover the AP. Now add the AP just clicking on checkbox and ‘+’ option.
OR add AP Manually
Click on the ‘+’ icon. A model form will be displayed that collects the information required to create a new AP. The fields marked with asterisk (*) are mandatory
Enter the name of AP
Enter the MAC address of LAN port of the access point.
Select the configuration to apply to the AP. The AP will get all the settings applied to the global configuration.
Enter the description for AP.
After that go to the edit configuration and edit the access point information.
Step 11 - List AP
This page displays the list of CloudMax access points that are provisioned for central management
Each line displays the AP information along with the current status of the AP
The first column displays the model of the AP being managed. The name of the AP, private IP and MAC address of the AP are also displayed. The table also displays the number of clients connected to each AP along with the channel information for both 2.4 and 5 GHz radios. It also displays the status and the network name of the AP. The last column, i.e., the ‘Operation’ column, allows an admin to configure or delete the AP from the management.
Step 12 - Edit Configuration
The edit AP configuration allows the administrator to edit the different subsections in the AP section.The edit AP configuration is sectioned into four sub-sections:
Fields Description AP Name
Enter/Edit the name of the AP.
Enter the MAC address of the access point. This field is un editable. To change the MAC address, you need to delete and re-add the AP.
Enter the latitude and longitude of the AP or select from the google map.
Enter the description for AP.
Retain AP's Local Configuration
Check this box for overriding the default configuration with the AP's configuration
Select the country in which your AP is located. The available channels will change based on the selected country.
If the AP has 2.4 GHz radio, select this option.
If the AP has 5 GHz radio, select this option.
Set the channel for operating the given radio. If the Auto option is selected, the AP will automatically decide the best channel for operating.
Set transmit power for the selected frequency band in DBm.
Enter the maximum number of clients that can connect on the selected band. AP will refuse additional device once this limit is reached
Select the desired bandwidth (only in case of 5Ghz)
To enable WiFi meshing, check the mesh option. A wireless mesh network (WMN) is a mesh network created through the connection of wireless access points installed in each network user's locale. Generally recommended for dual or higher band radios. It is important that all APs must be on the same frequency band for meshing to work.
Fields Description SSID
On ticking-off the checkbox, the data needed to set the SSID will be captured.
Set the broadcast name of the network.
If checked, the AP will not advertise the SSID. Clients will have to enter the SSID manually to connect to the AP.
Secure with key
Check this option to enable WPA2 security key.
Enter 8 characters or longer key for securing the network. Only PSK keys are supported.
Select broadcasting band (2.4, 5 or both) for the SSID
Set ID of VLAN for tagging. All the traffic connecting to the AP on the given band will get tagged with the configured VLAN ID.
The advanced WAN port settings are categorized into three sections:
- Dynamic IP Address
- Static IP Address
Select whether the APs WAN port will be on static, dynamic or local IP. Generally it is advisable to leave the AP on a dynamic IP.
- Upgrade Firmware
- Reboot AP
- Fast Checkin AP
Enable this option during troubleshooting the AP. This will enable faster checking of the AP. Revert back the change once the debugging is complete.
When we enable the static IP address,it prompts for entering the data in the following fields which are mandatory:
Select the controller profile for static IP.
Enter the IP Address.
Select the subnet mask
Enter the gateway IP.
Click the ‘Save’ button o save the new AP configuration.
The page provides an option to edit or delete a global configuration. The global configuration contains the default settings that will be applied to all APs under management.
Edit Global Configuration:
This page allows the administrator to change an existing global configuration.
The ‘Operations’ column in the list allows an admin to make changes to the global configuration. To edit a global configuration, click on the edit icon. The changes made will be applied only when the changes are saved. So click on ’Save’.