UniFi - Group Configuration for Access Points

 Overview


This article discusses Group Configuration on UniFi. Group Configuration allows network administrators to configure entire groups of UniFi APs at once. 

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Group Configuration became available on UniFi Controller version 5.3.X. But the Device Tags appear in UniFi Controller v5.6.X which is currently in Beta. Beta features are not supported by our LiveChat, but answers can be found via the UniFi Beta Forum. If you are interested in testing this and other new features, follow this article to sign up for the Beta Program. We also appreciate any feedback about our beta-related articles, such as this one. Send yours by clicking on the Give Feedback button at the bottom of this page.

Table of Contents


  1. Capabilities of Group Configuration
  2. Using Group Configuration
  3. How to Upgrade Using Group Configuration
  4. Using Device Tags to Group Devices
  5. Related Articles

Capabilities of Group Configuration


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The following AP settings can be changed with batch configuration:

  • Radio Channel
  • Radio Channel Width
  • Radio Transmit Power
  • Minimum RSSI
  • WLAN Groups
  • Band Steering
  • Airtime Fairness
  • Disable Device
  • Enable/disable LED
  • Device Tags

Using Group Configuration


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In order to enable group configuration, first update the UniFi Controller to version 5.3.0 or later (stable version 5.3.8 is recommended at date of posting). With the controller updated, follow the steps below to batch configure your network.

1. Enable group configuration using the gear icon in the top-right corner of the Devices page. An empty check box will appear next to each AP in the Devices list.

2. Check the boxes of all APs to be configured, or use the column header to select all.

3. Click Edit Selected to bring up the Properties sidebar to the right of the screen.

4. Queue the desired configuration changes in the Configuration tab, then click Apply Changes to push the configuration to the AP group.

5. After applying the configuration, the selected APs will show as Provisioning or Connected depending on the extent of changes and number of APs being configured. Once the APs are Connected, all changes should be applied. Check the properties of an individual AP within the batch to verify that changes were applied successfully. 


How to Upgrade Using Group Configuration


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You can upgrade a group of your access points using the Batch Configuration. Follow the instructions described above, to enable Group Config, select the APs you wish to upgrade.

1. In the Batch Configuration panel, select Manage Devices.

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2. Paste the firmware link corresponding to your device models in the Custom Upgrade section and click CUSTOM UPGRADE.

3. Your Access Points will begin upgrading.


Using Device Tags to Group Devices


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When managing a number of devices, adding device tags can be very useful. For example, let's say you wanted to have a separate configuration for your access points based on location either upstairs or downstairs. By adding tags, you could use these groups to easily separate the upstairs and downstairs APs for use with group configuration.

To assign tags:
Go to Devices > APs > Select Multiple APs (Group Configuration must be enabled) and Add Tag. Hit enter, and apply. 

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To refine view based on tag: 
Enter your tag, or choose from a drop-down of tags by using the search field in the top-right of the Devices page.

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Related Articles


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