AP Configuration and Management

This document has various settings and steps for AP configuration and its management.

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 Resest 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

Step 5 - Login using default credentials

             Username- admin

             Password - admin



Step 6 - Now click on network option and update WAN configuration.(Select any one option and

             submit the details.)


Step 7 - After submitting the details below screen will appear.


Step 8 - Click on status option and check the status of WAN (Internet)


Step 9 - Now go to the wireless section in unibox

Navigate on manage AP

To add a new Access Point, click on auti discover AP(Search symbol). Unibox will automatically discover the AP. Now add the AP just clicking on checkbox and '+' option.


OR add the 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



Fields  Description
AP Name

Enter the name of AP.

MAC Address

Enter the MAC address of LAN port of the access point.

Global Configuration

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.



 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.

Edit Configuration:-

The edit AP configuration allows the administrator to edit the different subsections in the AP section.The edit AP configuration is sectioned in four sections:

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Fields  Description
AP Name

Enter/Edit the name of the AP.

MAC address

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.


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Fields  Description

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.

Tx power

Set transmit power for the selected frequency band in dbm.

Max client

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


Enable meshing

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.

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Fields  Description

On ticking-off the checkbox, the data needed to set the SSID will be captured.

SSID name

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.

WPA2-PSK key

Enter 8 characters or longer key for securing the network. Only PSK keys are supported.

Broadcasting bands

Select broadcasting band (2.4, 5 or both) for the SSID

Enable VLAN

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

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The advanced WAN port settings are categorised into three sections:

  • Dynamic IP Address
  • Static IP Address
  • Default/Local

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:


Fields  Description
Controller profile

Select the controller profile for static IP.

IP Address Enter the IP Address.
Netmask  Select the subnet mask

Enter the gateway IP.

Click the 'Save' button to save new AP configurations

Global 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’.





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