Initial Setup for Aruba IAP with CLI

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Steps to perform initial setup for Aruba IAP with CLI

Reset it to Factory Default

  • Power ON the AP while holding the reset button (Highlighted in RED) using paper clip for 5 Seconds
  • Copy the Serial No to login to Aruba IAP later

initial setup for Aruba IAP with CLI

Initial Setup for Aruba IAP with CLI

You can connect to SetMeUp-XX:XX:XX (last 6 digits of MAC Address) and perform the initial setup using Web Browser or

initial setup for Aruba IAP with CLI

Check the IP Address of Aruba IAP from existing DHCP, and login with

  • Username = admin
  • Password = SERIAL_NO_OF_ARUBA

It will prompt to change the default password

ssh [email protected]
Warning: Permanently added '' (RSA) to the list of known hosts.
[email protected]'s password:
X11 forwarding request failed on channel 0
Input new mgmt password:
Input new mgmt password again:

Go to Configuration Mode

a8:bd:27:c1:7b:f8# conf t
#Change Host Name
a8:bd:27:c1:7b:f8 (config) # name IAP
#Set NTP Server
a8:bd:27:c1:7b:f8 (config) # ntp-server
#Time Zone
a8:bd:27:c1:7b:f8 (config) # clock time Kuala-Lumpur 08 00
#Country Code for VC
a8:bd:27:c1:7b:f8 (config) # virtual-controller-country MY
#IP Address for VC
a8:bd:27:c1:7b:f8 (config) # virtual-controller-ip

Commit all changes

a8:bd:27:c1:7b:f8 (config) # end
a8:bd:27:c1:7b:f8 # commit apply

New SSID Profile & Role for WIFI Access

Create a New SSID Profile with WPE3

#WIFI Profile
a8:bd:27:c1:7b:f8 (config) # wlan ssid-profile WIFI
a8:bd:27:c1:7b:f8 (SSID Profile "WIFI") # enable
a8:bd:27:c1:7b:f8 (SSID Profile "WIFI") # type employee
a8:bd:27:c1:7b:f8 (SSID Profile "WIFI") # essid WIFI
a8:bd:27:c1:7b:f8 (SSID Profile "WIFI") # wpa-passphrase a1b2c3d45e
a8:bd:27:c1:7b:f8 (SSID Profile "WIFI") # vlan 1
a8:bd:27:c1:7b:f8 (SSID Profile "WIFI") # opmode wpa3-sae-aes
a8:bd:27:c1:7b:f8 (SSID Profile "WIFI") # end

#Access Rule / Role
a8:bd:27:c1:7b:f8 (config) # wlan access-rule WIFI
a8:bd:27:c1:7b:f8 (Access Rule "WIFI") # rule any any match any any any permit
a8:bd:27:c1:7b:f8 (Access Rule "WIFI") # end
a8:bd:27:c1:7b:f8# commit apply

Users can connect to Wireless Network with SSID=WIFI with IP Address assigned from existing DHCP Server now

Reference Link

[Aruba Instant 8.6.0.x User Guide

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