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Managing a Linksys Business Cloud Access Point via the Cloud vs the Local interface

The Linksys Business Dual-Band Cloud Access Points offer a powerful wireless network for your small offices, home, or create free hotspots operated by your Internet Service Provider (ISP).  You can manage your Linksys Business Cloud Access Points using the options below:
 
Linksys Cloud Manager
Local interface

 
Linksys Cloud Manager
 
This new feature of the Linksys Business Cloud Access Points allows you to remotely manage multiple access points, networks, and businesses anytime and anywhere.  The Linksys Cloud Manager is enabled by default on your access point.  However, you will need to set up a Cloud account to be able to use the Linksys Cloud Manager.  To know how, click
here.

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Enabling the Linksys Cloud Manager, allows you to configure the features below:
  • Networks – allows you to create/delete and manage the settings of your network
  • Overview – provides information about your network, its access points, and client devices
  • Access Points – displays a list of all your access points in the network and manages its settings
  • SSIDs – allows you to create and edit wireless profiles on your network
  • Clients allows you to view the information of the clients connected to your network
  • Settings allows you to configure the settings of the entire network that you have selected
 
Local interface
 
This allows you to manually configure the advance features of your Linksys Business Cloud Access Points.  The local interface has configuration limitations when the Linksys Cloud Manager is enabled.  Therefore, if you need to use the advance features of your Linksys Business Cloud Access Points, you can turn OFF the Linksys Cloud Manager and then access using the local interface.
 
NOTE:  Disabling or enabling the Linksys Cloud Manager will reset the settings of your access points and you will need to reconfigure it.  To learn more, click
here.
 
When the Linksys Cloud Manager is enabled, you will only have the following configurations:
  • Cloud Manager tab – shows that the Linksys Cloud Manager is enabled.
  • System Status tab – contains read-only information about your access point such as LAN Status, Wireless Status, Wireless Clients, Statistics and Log View.
  • Diagnostics tab – allows you to Ping test your connection and shows you the Diagnostic Log.
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Limitations of Local interface when the Linksys Cloud Manager is enabled
System StatusRead-only information about your access point
Quick StartNot supported with Cloud enabled
Configuration
  • The Configuration tab is not available.
  • Basic settings can be configured in the Linksys Cloud Manager such as LAN / Wi-Fi settings, Captive Portal (known as Splash page), time zone, light indicator settings and accounts.
The settings below are not supported via the Cloud:
  • One SSID is shared for both 2.4 / 5 GHz radio
  • Separate SSIDs between radios are not supported
  • Securities higher than WPA2™
NOTE:  The Linksys Cloud Manager only supports Open and WPA2™ encryption.
  • Basic LAN settings are available in the local interface even when the Linksys Cloud Manager is enabled.
  • The Cluster, WDS, Workgroup Bridge features and any advanced settings are not supported when the Linksys Cloud Manager is enabled.
Maintenance
  • Maintenance settings are not available when the Linksys Cloud Manager is enabled:
  • Manual firmware upgrade is not available in the local interface when the Linksys Cloud Manager is enabled.  To learn how to upgrade your access point's firmware through the local interface, click here.
  • Config file is not supported.
  • Use the reset button to restore your access point to its factory defaults.
  • Reboot your access point through the Linksys Cloud Manager or power cycle your access point.
When the Linksys Cloud Manager is disabled, you can manually configure the settings of your access point.
 
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