AP Configuration 

AP Config Persistence

AP Config Persistence – By default the AP only keeps critical information such as a Static IP (if used). In the event of a power failure the AP will need to talk to the Mist cloud to come back up. If you enable config persistence then the AP will remember the full config and come...

AP Firmware

Mist allows you to automatically upgrade multiple APs on your site.  Set an upgrade schedule best fit for your site, such as times when there will be minimal user impact.  Choose between production firmware or beta firmware to be upgraded to your APs at your selected time.  If there are no recent firmware versions available,...

AP Mesh Use Cases

The below document basically describes the use case of Mist Mesh feature use cases we can deploy. Use Case 1: Most Basic Config- All the required vlans in the network are being tagged in the SSIDs. Topology: Uplink Switch <—wired connection (ge-0/0/1)—> Base AP —wireless mesh link— Relay AP &nbsp; Requirements: Uplink Switch vlans (where...

AP Naming

Bulk AP Naming  Customized Automation at your service Claiming or renaming multiple APs give you the option of using a counter in the name to help identify between different APs.  Simply include [ctr] somewhere in the name and we will automatically increment up for each of your APs in the selected list. This week we...

AP Not Changing Channel or Tx Power After Configuration?

During a new site deployment or when configuring existing site’s RF parameters, you may make the required RF changes to Tx power & channel assignment on the site from the RRM page and expect the changes to take place right away. In order for the effect to take place right away, every RF change must...

AP Settings

Enable Channel 144 – confirm your clients support this Access Point Settings allows the LED brightness to be controlled or disabled completely at the site level. The Local Status Page is used by clients to get information about the AP they are connected to, as well as details of the client itself.  To set up...

Auto-Provisioning

We have templates for easy provisioning of APs when assigned to sites. Auto-provisioning makes this process even simpler – truly 1 click for AP assignment to sites and getting the relevant configuration. With this feature, any AP can be shipped to any site, and installers need not do anything other than install the AP. IT...

Configuring Windows NPS

The following video introduces the Network Policy Server (NPS), Microsoft’s policy based authentication server which is used for active directory authentication, and shows how to install it. It also defines how to configure 802.1X WLAN. More information how to configure 802.1X WLAN WPA-2/EAP(802.1x) Security Configure Windows Server 2016 802.1X in under 10 Minutes

Device Profiles 

Device Profiles are used to specify a configuration that may be applied to a select set of APs from any site in the organization.  Each Device Profile specifies several categories of configuration, including IP address, ethernet, mesh, and radio settings.  APs that are assigned to a Device Profile will get their configurations for those categories...

ESL How To & Configuration

What are Electronic Shelf Labels? Electronic shelf labels (ESL) are small, battery-powered electronic paper (e-paper) displays that present product and pricing information at the shelf edge, replacing paper labels. ESLs use wireless technology to communicate with a central hub to form a dynamic pricing automation network. Key Benefits Automated Pricing Historically, retail shelf pricing relied...

Mesh Configurations

What is Mesh in Wireless? A mesh network is a group of connectivity devices, such as Wi-Fi access point that act as a single network, so there are multiple sources of connectivity around your location instead of just a single point of access. Mist Mesh supports single hop and allows interconnect any traffic compatible with...

Mist AP Transmit Power Notation

Transmit power throughout the Mist GUI and API is represented per Tx Chain.  That is, the maximum transmit power allowed for any data rate. Here is how to convert to other common industry notations: Total Power Out (TPO) = per chain tx power + 10log(num. Tx chains) Rule of thumb, add 6 dB for AP41...

Replace AP

The Replace AP function allows you to copy the entire configuration of an old AP (WLANs, settings, physical locations) onto a new AP. The new AP should be unassigned in the organization for replacement.  After replacement, the old AP will become unassigned. In the Access Points page, navigate to the Utilities dropdown and select Replace AP. This...