Is it possible to add/configure APs prior to them being physically installed. I have a new building going up and we will be installing 40+ APs. I'd like to be able to provision and configure the APs in advance. Is that possible on the C5210 controllers?
Yes we do this all the time. We inbox the AP, plug it in at Corporate to configure it, unplug and box the AP back up and take it out to a building for install. Our installs can take months since we have really large buildings. We have two c5210s in an HA pair and typically are putting 3935e and i's on them.
Thanks... is there a way to do it without "unboxing" the AP? I'm hoping I can just scan the SN on the side of the box and somehow use that to register the AP with the controller. Once I have the AP in the controller, I can set the channels and power and I'm hoping that once the AP physically installed, it will connect to the controller and start working.