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Linksys Cloud Manager: SSIDs page

The SSIDs page of your Linksys Cloud Manager allows you to create and edit wireless SSIDs.

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IMPORTANT:  To prevent making changes to the wrong network, make sure to select the correct name from the list.  As shown in the image above, the network's name will appear on the top of the page beside the Linksys logo.

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Features
  • A network can have unlimited SSIDs which are created in the SSIDs page.
  • An access point can have up to eight SSID slots.
  • In any moment, a network SSID can be associated to one or more access points.
  • An access point can have a maximum of two concurrent SSIDs with Splash page (Captive Portal) enabled and six other SSIDs with no Splash pages.​

How to access the SSIDs page
How to create and assign an SSID
How to enable or disable an SSID
How to permanently delete an SSID
How to enable a Splash page
How to configure the VLAN settings
More of the SSIDs page

How to access the SSIDs page
 
Directions:

 
Step 1:
Access your Cloud account.  For instructions, click here.

Step 2:
On the Networks page, select a network.
 
Step 3:
Click the SSIDs tab at the top. 

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QUICK TIP:  Clicking an ellipsis icon on the Networks page and selecting SSIDs from the drop-down menu is an alternate way of accessing the SSIDs page of that network.
 
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How to create and assign an SSID
 
Directions:
 
Step 1:
Access your Cloud account.  For instructions, click here.

Step 2:
On the Networks page, select a network then click the SSIDs tab.


Step 3:
Click the User-added imagebutton.
 
NOTE:  If an SSID already exists, you will see the User-added image button instead.
 
Step 4:
Enter an SSID in the Name field.
 
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Step 5:
Select the Password option to enable security.  Enter your desired Password in the field.
 
NOTE:  The Linksys Cloud Manager only supports WPA2™, WPA2 Enterprise, or Open authentication.  If your network requires other type of wireless security such as 64 bits or 128 bits WEP, WPA Personal, WPA™/WPA2 Personal, or WPA/WPA2 Enterprise, you'll need to disable Linksys Cloud Manager and manage your access point via the local interface.  For a comparison on the access point management via the Linksys Cloud Manager versus the local interface, click here.
 
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If you select the WPA2 Enterprise authentication option, click on Configure RADIUS to enter your RADIUS settings.  Click Save after entering your RADIUS settings.

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Step 6:
By default, the SSID will automatically be assigned to all access points in the network.  If you want to assign this SSID to a specific access point, click the Change link under Broadcast and uncheck the access point you do not want to assign to this SSID.

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Step 7:
Click the User-added image button to finish.
 
If you need to change the settings of an SSID, click on the Settings button from the SSIDs page, then review or make changes on the General page.

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How to enable or disable an SSID
 
Once an SSID has been created, you have the option to enable or disable the SSID.  Follow the steps below to learn how:

 
Step 1:
Access your Cloud account.  For instructions, click here.

Step 2:
On the Networks page, select a network and go to the SSIDs page at the top section.

Step 3:
Click the ellipsis icon alongside the SSID you want to configure, then select Disable or Enable depending on its current status.
 
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Alternately, you can click the Settings button instead, and under General, toggle the switch on the Status section to enable or disable it.  Then click Save.
 
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How to permanently delete an SSID

To permanently delete an SSID, follow the steps below:

 
Step 1:
Access your Cloud account.  For instructions, click here.

Step 2:
On the Networks page, select a network and go to the SSIDs page at the top section.

Step 3:
Click the User-added image button alongside the SSID you have selected.

Step 4:
Under General, go to Delete wireless SSID and click on Delete.

 
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Step 5:
Click Delete again to confirm.

How to enable a Splash page
 

Configure the Splash page to grant access to clients before they join the network, similar to Captive Portals.  By default, this feature is OFF.  To enable it, follow the steps below:
 
Step 1:
Access your Cloud account.  For instructions, click here.

Step 2:
On the Networks page, select a network and go to the SSIDs page at the top section.

Step 3:
Click the User-added imagebutton alongside the SSID you want to configure.
 
Step 4:
Click on Splash page.  Select the Enabled radio button.

 
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Step 5:
Fill in the necessary information, then click User-added image.

How to configure the VLAN settings
 

By default, VLAN is disabled.  To enable, click VLAN on the left side of the Wireless settings page.  Toggle the sliding switch to the right of VLAN tagging, select your preferred VLAN ID, then click Save.

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More of the SSIDs page

Broadcasting
Bandwidth limit
Advanced

Broadcasting
 
Through this page, a specific SSID can be configured to be broadcasted by several access points.  Choose which access points to broadcast the SSID then click Save.

 
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Bandwidth limit
 
SSIDs can be set to have bandwidth limits.  By default, this feature is OFF.  Toggle the sliding switch to the right to enable it, then use the slider to set the Bandwidth limit then click Save.

 
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If you want to set the bandwidth limit in kbps, click on Advanced.  On the page that opens, you can also manually enter the Upload and Download speeds.  If you want to return to the previous page, click the Simple link.

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Advanced
 
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This section lets you configure Client isolation and Maximum concurrent clients.  Toggling Client isolation to the ON position prevents wireless clients from connecting to each other within the same SSID.  Client isolation is OFF by default.  When it is OFF, clients connected to the same SSID and radio band will be able to communicate through the network.

NOTE:  Based on your network needs, if you need your devices to communicate to each other on the same SSID and different radio bands, you will need to manage the access point using the local interface.  For a comparison on the access point management via the Linksys Cloud Manager versus the Local interface, click here.

When Maximum concurrent clients is switched ON, it limits the number of clients that can be connected at the same time.  The default value is OFF (up to 64 clients).

 
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The 802.11k option reduces the time required to roam allowing the client to quickly determine which access point it should roam next and how.

The Band selection option lets you configure each SSID to use either Dual band (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz), 2.4 GHz only, or 5 GHz only.

 
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From the SSIDs main page, you can quickly see a summary of your SSID, including the band your SSID is currently broadcasting.
 
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