How do I install a newly Purchase Access Point?

Zyxel_Jay Posts: 178  Zyxel Employee
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This article will introduce how to step by step install a new Access point.

  1. Optimal Location Selection: Place your Access Point centrally on the ceiling of the active area for optimal coverage,ensuring it's away from physical barriers and interference sources such as microwaves and cordless phones.
  2. Power Connection: Connect your AP to a power source. You have the option to use a power adapter or Power over Ethernet (PoE), which allows the AP to receive power through its network cable.
  3. Network Connection: Link your AP to your network by using an Ethernet cable to connect it to your network router or switch. This integrates the AP into your existing network setup.
  4. Adding AP to Nebula: To add your AP to Nebula, refer to this guide: How to Register Access Point to Nebula.
  5. AP Configuration: For setting up your SSID and security configurations, consult this article: Nebula: How to Create SSID and Set Security.
  6. Connection Testing: Connect a wireless device to the AP's SSID to test signal strength and coverage. Adjust the AP’s placement for optimal performance if needed. Refer to these articles for detailed guidance on radio setting optimization:
  7. Firmware Update: Keep your AP's firmware up-to-date to ensure you have the latest features and security updates. For detailed instructions, see: Upgrading Devices to the Latest Firmware Version.