Start using Central AP Management

This article shows how easy it is to start Central AP Management (APM) on the router.

Central AP Management (APM) is a management feature of DrayTek SMB routers. It provides a platform on the router for multi- VigorAP provisioning, configuring, monitoring and maintaining. This article shows how easy it is to start APM on the router.

The APM menu is under Central Management area. Once click APM >> Dashboard or APM >> Status, Vigor router will automatically discover the VigorAP on LAN and also on the remote site of VPN peer.

a screenshot of DrayOS APM

However, the router will use the default username and password (admin/admin) to manage the VigorAP. If you couldn’t get the AP status online and APM shows the [Warn: Unauthorized], it might be that the administration password of the AP changed, so the router does not have access to the AP management. Please click the Password button and enter the current admin password of AP, or reset the AP to factory default.

a screenshot of DrayOS APM

Blocking the Remote AP

APM also works across VPN, and in the default settings, the router will also discover the VigorAP on the remote network and show them on AP list. But the number of AP can be managed is limited, or if you don't want the remote router manages your AP, we can input the command vpn passAPM off via CLI to block the APM data.

a screenshot of router's CLI

Click Central Management >> AP, the will open another page for APM. Check Enable for AP Management at AP Management >> General Setup. Then, the router will detect the VigorAP on its LAN and also the VigorAP on the remote network of the VPN peer.

a screenshot of Linux APM

From the Dashboard, we’ll see the VigorAPs which have registered to APM and their information.

a screenshot of Linux APM

If the APM does not list any AP on the Dashboard page, please change the VigorAP to the default username and password (admin/admin), or create a WLAN profile which used the same username and password as VigorAP

NOTE: Vigor3900 APM is base on TR-069, the router will need to provision the TR-069 setting to VigorAP to make them register to APM, and this action need the correct username and password.

Published On: 2017-04-25 

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