Setting IP for AP

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How do I set the IP for a specific AP? Or is this only available thru DHCP settings?
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Manoah Coenraad, Champ

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Hello Torsten,

You can set it under Monitor -> select AP -> Modify -> MGT0 Interface settings.

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Argh, that was too simple ...

I was just confused by the fact that the hardware is labeled "ETH0", so I overlooked the MGT0 in HiveManager.

Thank you!
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When deciding how to assign IP addresses to the access points there are a couple of things to consider:

1. If the access point is going to act as a DHCP or RADIUS server then it must have a static IP address.

2. If the access point is going to be mounted at height or an inaccessible location, and is not going to act as a DHCP or RADIUS server, then using a DHCP server to allocate the access point's IP address could be a suitable option. In the event of an access point configuration loss the access point could then get an IP address without user intervention. You can use DHCP option 226 to specify the Hive Manager's IP address or DHCP option 225 to specify the Hive Manager's domain name.

3. If the access point loses connectivity with the LAN then you will not be able to communicate with it. If the access point is mounted at height or is in an inaccessible location then this can be an issue. By configuring an access console (Configuration -> Advanced Configuration -> Common Objects -> Access Consoles) on the access point you can have a non-broadcast (or broadcast if you prefer) SSID called "AH-[last six characters of the access point's MAC address]". Just go onsite an associate to this SSID and you can now fault find the access point. The access console is assigned to the network policy in the Additional Settings -> Service Settings area. This is a really, really useful function.