Adding an AP

Follow these steps to add an LTE AP to your LTE AP Management account, account.
  1. Connect the AP that you want to add to the LTE AP Management Service to a network that is connected to the Internet, and then plug it into a power source to power it on.
  2. On the Dashboard, click Add AP. Alternatively, click APs on the menu, and then click Add AP in the upper-right corner of the page.
    The Create AP form appears.
  3. Complete the following fields to add an AP:
    • Venue: Select the venue form the drop-down to which you want to deploy this AP.
    • AP Name: Type a name for the AP. We recommend that you use the AP model number or another name that helps you identify this AP.
    • Description: Type a brief description of the AP.
    • Tag: Type a tag (keyword or term) that you want to assign to this AP. Using tags is another method to help describe this AP.
    • Serial Number: Type the 12-digit serial number of the AP.
      Note: The serial number for LTE AP has 2 and 9 in the fifth and sixth position respectively (for example, 123429132456). If you enter an LTE serial number, additional information fields pertaining to LTE are displayed as follows.
    • Set timing source as GPS: Select this check box if you want to set GPS as the timing source.
      Note: Ensure that the AP is installed in a location where it has good GPS signal reception. For example, line-of-sight to open sky or as close to a door or window as possible.
    • Set as timing master: This check box is displayed when you select GPS as the timing source and allows you to set GPS as the timing master.
  4. Optionally, you can click the box next to Go to floor plan to place this AP.
    After the AP is created, the floor plan screen displays to allow you to identify the location of this AP.
  5. Click Create.
After the addition of the AP, the page refreshes and displays the newly added AP under Access Points. Initially, the Status column shows Never Contacted Cloud. However, after the update, it takes up to 5 minutes for the status changes to Connected or Operational, depending on the existing configuration.