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 How to change a Basic Wi-Fi local-managed AP to a Total Wi-Fi or Secure Wi-Fi cloud-managed AP

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How do I change a Basic Wi-Fi local-managed AP to be a Total Wi-Fi or Secure Wi-Fi cloud-managed AP?
You can change Basic Wi-Fi APs that are locally-managed by a Firebox to be Total Wi-Fi or Secure Wi-Fi cloud-managed APs. The AP can then be managed by Wi-Fi Cloud.

You must perform these steps:
  • Purchase and activate a 30-day trial, 1-year, or 3-year Total Wi-Fi or Secure Wi-Fi Cloud subscription
  • During activation, assign the Wi-Fi Cloud subscription to your APs within your WatchGuard account
  • Perform a factory reset on the AP
To reset the AP, from Fireware Web UI:
  1. Select Dashboard > Gateway Wireless Controller.
  2. Select the Access Points tab.
  3. Select an Access Point.
  4. From the Actions drop-down list, select Reset to Factory Default.
To reset the AP, from Firebox System Manager:
  1. Select the Gateway Wireless Controller tab.
  2. Select the Access Points tab.
  3. Select an Access Point.
  4. From the Actions drop-down list, select Reset to Factory Default.
To reset an AP to factory default settings with the reset button:

For an AP120, AP320, or AP322:
  • Use a paper clip or other small object to press the reset button through the small hole on the back of the device.
  • Power cycle the device (remove the power cable or Ethernet cable connected to PoE power, and reconnect it again).
  • As you reconnect the power source, press and hold the reset button for at least 60 seconds until the Power, LAN, and 2.4 GHz indicators are green.
For an AP125, AP225W, AP325, AP327X, or AP420:
  • Insert a pin or paperclip into the Reset button hole.
  • Press and hold the reset button for up to 10 seconds until all LEDs go off to indicate that the device has rebooted.
Note: DHCP must be enabled on the network to which the AP is connected.
 
When the AP is ready, follow the instructions in the Getting Started with WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud section of the Wi-Fi Cloud Help.