WLAN Controller Features


#1

Dear Guys ,

I see some features in Peplink Balance user manual 6.1 which I can’t find them on Peplink Balance 710 Demo Device on your site !

for example : operating schedule , power boost , output power , etc.

Thanks - Hootan


#2

Please click link inside the question mark next to AP Settings as screenshot below



#3

Dear Lai ,

It was a trick ! I should search all Question marks from now on to find advance features :wink: Thanks for your note.

Could you please tell me what “Client Load Balancing” feature exactly do ? not mentioned in user manual.

Thanks - Hootan


#4

Hi Hootan,

Below is the usage of “Client Load Balancing”

Example of Setup:-

  • 2 x AP managed by WLAN Controller.
  • AP1 has 5 users
  • AP2 has 10 users

When “Client Load Balancing” is enable and a new user is trying to associate with AP2, WLAN controller will redirect the user to AP1 since AP2 has more connected clients. Thus, client load balancing can be achieve.


#5

Great , Thanks for useful information provided.

I need to know about “Dynamic Output Power Control” also and how it works.

Thanks - Hootan


#6

Hi Hootan,

Do you mean Output Power under the AP Profile?


#7

Yes , right.


#8

Hi Hootan,

For Dynamic Output Power, Controller will check the RSSI of the neighbor APs (within the same profile) and adjust the power accordingly. There are 2 different options, “Auto” will check periodically while “Manual” will only be triggered by clicking “Trigger” button under “AP -> Toolbox -> Auto Power Adj.”


#9

Great , Thanks for useful information.

Hootan


#10

Sorry to resurrect this old thread, but I don’t see the Output Power = “Auto” option on either the AP Controller on my Balance One Core, nor on InControl2… Both only list Max, High, Mid and Low as options for Output Power.


#11

Hi,

Output Power “Auto” option is not available for AP Controller standard version.

For more information, please refer to the attached screenshots below:

AP Controller Standard:


AP Controller Pro:


Please also refer to the URL below for the device model that support AP Controller standard vs AP Controller Pro:

Thank You


#12

Sitloongs, thanks for your reply.

I suppose AP Controller “Standard” is not software upgradable to “Pro”, so what about InControl2 ? Any chance that it will ever support Output Power = “Auto” ?


#13

Output Power = “Auto” only supported on Balance 305 and above. Please consider this if this feature is needed.

Thank you.