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Linksys Cloud Manager 2.0 - Access Points settings and configuration

The Linksys Business Cloud Access Points distribute secure Wi-Fi connection to different networks and provide cloud management features so you can monitor your networks from anywhere at any time.
 
The Devices settings page of the Linksys Cloud Manager 2.0 allows you to configure an access point and monitor its status or performance.  It has seven main sections.  Click on the links below to learn more.


Monitor
Details
Wireless SSID Slots
TCP/IP
Radio
Ping Tool
More
 

Monitor
 
The Monitor section displays the following activities:
  • Status
  • Real-time statistics
  • Connected Clients to the access point
To access this section, follow the steps below.
 

Step 1:

Access the Linksys Cloud Manager 2.0.  For instructions, click here
 
Step 2:
Select an organization and network, then click Devices in the top blue bar.
 
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Step 3:
Select the access point you would like to configure or click on Monitor.

 
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  • Monitor
    • Load - shows the access point’s consumption of the computer's CPU. 
    • Memory - shows the access point’s memory consumption. 
 
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  • Access Point Status - shows the daily status of the device.  You can also select the date that you want to check.
 
  • It displays the online/offline status of the device.  The red bars indicate when the access point was offline.  Hover your cursor over a red area to view the offline timeframe.
  • It also displays the current time on the access point.  If you want to adjust the time, click on the More section.  You may also read the More section of this article.

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  • Device Statistics - shows real-time bandwidth and client's statistics.
 
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  • Click the Bandwidth section to view the bandwidth usage. 
  • Click the Max concurrent clients section to view the number of clients connected to the access point.  
NOTE:  The area you click will be highlighted in blue.
 
  • Connected Clients - shows a list of your connected clients. 
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  • It also allows you to display the following client's information:  Last Seen, Wireless SSID, Signal, Bandwidth, MAC Address, Hostname, First Seen, Bandwidth Uplink, Bandwidth Downlink, Usage, Upload Usage, Download Usage, Packets Uploaded, Packets Downloaded, Policy, and Connection Started.  To hide or unhide a column, click on the gear icon and click on the setting that you want to display.

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  • Ellipsis menu - open the menu for a client to access it's device's settings.

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  • Connection - shows the status of the client's connection to the access point and other information such as the SSID and access point that it is connected.
  • Details - shows the clients MAC address, name, and when it was first and last seen by the access point.
 
Details
 
The Details section displays information about the access point.  Below is an overview of the Details section.

 
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  • Cloud Connection Status - shows you if the access point is connected or disconnected.
  • Public IP address - displays the IP address of the access point.
  • MAC Address - displays the MAC address of the access point.
  • Serial - displays the serial number.
  • Vendor - displays Linksys as the vendor.
  • Model - displays the model number.
  • Firmware Version - displays the current firmware version.  
  • Name - displays the name of the access point.  To rename the access point, click Edit.  Enter a new name, then click Save
  • Notes - displays your notes.  Click Edit to add notes then click Save
  • Location - displays the location of your access point in a graphical map.  By default, this is disabled.  To enable this option, click on Edit and enter your location in the Address field or click the GPS map icon then click Save.
 
Wireless SSID Slots
 
The Wireless SSID Slots section displays the SSIDs that are associated to an access point. 


Overview of the Wireless SSID slots section
Adding and deleting a wireless slot
 
Overview of the Wireless SSID slots section
 
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  • SSID status - shows you the SSID, if the SSID broadcast is enabled (Wi-Fi icon is highlighted) or disabled (grayed out), and if it is open (no lock icon) or set up with a password (with lock icon). 
  • Authentication - displays the authentication type set for the SSID.  To configure the authentication settings of an SSID, click on the ellipsis menu > Settings.  To learn more about creating an SSID and securing it with a password, click here.
  • Broadcasting – shows you the number of access points that are assigned to this SSID and are currently broadcasting the SSID.  Click the number to view the access points.  
  • Captive Portal - displays if the splash page (captive portal) is enabled.  To configure the splash screen, click on the ellipsis menu > Settings.  To learn more, click here.
  • Bandwidth Limit - shows the bandwidth limit set by the administrator.  To configure this feature, click on the ellipsis menu > Settings.  To learn more, click here.
  • Client Bandwidth Limit - shows the client’s bandwidth limit set by the administrator. To configure this feature, click on the ellipsis menu > Settings
  • Band Selection Dual Band is selected by default.  To select one radio, click on the ellipsis and select Settings, then click on Advanced.
  • Ellipsis menu for a Wireless SSID slot:
  • Settings - click on this option to enter the Wireless Settings page for the SSID.  To learn more about the Wi-Fi SSIDs section, click here.
  • Remove - click this option to remove an SSID slot from the access point (removes and turns off an SSID from the access point).  Removing a slot does not delete the SSID profile; it only removes it from the access point.  To permanently delete or disable an SSID profile, go to the Wi-Fi SSIDs section.  To learn more, click here.
  • Ellipsis menu on the upper right-hand side
  • Click Reboot to reboot the access point.
  • Click Blink LED to identify an access point.
  • Click Rename to enter a new access point name then click Confirm to rename the access point. 
  • Click Move to Inventory to move the access point to Inventory.
  • Click Disable to disable the access point.
  • Click Delete to delete the access point. 
 
Adding and deleting a wireless slot
 
An access point can support up to eight wireless SSID slots.  Follow the steps below to add or delete a slot. 
 
Step 1:
Access the Linksys Cloud Manager 2.0.  For instructions, click here.  
 

Step 2:
Select an organization and network, then click Devices in the top blue bar. 
 

Step 3:
Select the access point you would like to configure. 

Step 4:
Click on Wireless SSID Slots then click on Select SSID.  Put a checkmark on an SSID then click Save

NOTE:  If you have not created any wireless SSIDs, click on New Wireless SSID.  To learn more, click
here.  
 

Step 5:
To remove the SSID from the slot, click on the ellipsis menu for the SSID and click Remove.

NOTE:  This will only delete the SSID from the wireless slot; dissociating it from the access point.  The SSID profile will remain in the Wi-Fi SSIDs section.  To permanently delete or disable an SSID profile, go to Wi-Fi SSIDs.  To learn more, click
here.

 
 
The TCP/IP section displays your internet settings.  To go to this section, follow the steps below:
 
Step 1:
Access the Linksys Cloud Manager 2.0.  For instructions, click here. 
 
Step 2:
Select an organization and network, then click Devices in the top blue bar. 
 
Step 3:
Select the access point you would like to configure. 
 
Step 4:
Click TCP/IP > Edit.  The TCP/IP section allows you to configure the following settings:
 
  • Configure IP - select Use DHCP, Use DHCP with Custom DNS, or Manually.
  • IP Address - enter an unused IP address from the address range used on your LAN if you will configure the IP address manually.
  • Gateway - enter the gateway of the IP Server if you will configure the IP address manually.
  • Subnet Mask - enter the subnet mask for the IP address if you will configure the IP address manually.
  • Primary DNS - enter the DNS server address.
  • Secondary DNS - this setting is optional.
  • VLAN Tagging - allows you to disable or enable the VLAN tagging.
 
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Step 5:
Click Save once you have finished configuring the TCP/IP settings.
 
Radio
 
The Radio section allows you to configure the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz wireless radio settings of the access point.  Follow the steps below to configure the radio settings.
 
Step 1:
Access the Linksys Cloud Manager 2.0.  For instructions, click here.  
 
Step 2:
Select an organization and network, then click Devices in the top blue bar. 
 
Step 3:
Select the access point you would like to configure. 

Step 4:
Click Radio Edit.

Step 5:
The 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radios are enabled by default.  Toggle the slide switch to disable a radio. 
 
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Step 6:
You can also configure the following settings of each radio: Radio Mode, Channel Width, Channel, and TX Power. 
 
Step 7:
Click Save.

Ping Tool

The Ping Tool determines the accessibility of a host on the network.  Click the Ping button to ping an IP address or hostname.

You can either choose the Simple or Advanced option by toggling the switch.  By default, it uses the Simple view.
 
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Advanced
 
More
 
Configuring settings on the More page only applies to the access point you have currently selected.

To apply certain changes to all the access points in a network, click on Settings in the top blue menu. Click 
here for instructions. 

 
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  • Time Zone - allows you to view and edit the access point’s time zone.  
  • Local Access Credentials - is the username and password for local access to the device.
  • Device Local Web Server - by default local web access to the access point via a web browser is enabled.  To disable local web access, turn this option OFF.
  • Remote Syslog - allows you to configure the remote syslog settings.
  • Schedule Reboot - to schedule an automatic reboot of the access point, enable this option, and configure a schedule.
  • Auto Configuration Rollback - when a device receives a wrong configuration, this feature will automatically restore the previous one to ensure the stability and the connectivity of the device.  If for some reasons it's needed to set a particular configuration (e.g. an IP address that differs from the one used into the same LAN), this option can be disabled.
  • Access Point LED Light - allows you to disable or enable the access point’s status light. 

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