Wi-Fi Management Done Right

By Daran Hermans

Control your enthusiasm Simon, it’s just another network management system.  Or is it?

Wireless LAN controller.  Boring and expensive.  Cloud network management?  Been there.  Single pane of glass management?  Now there’s an old term that has never quite lived up to its name.  Until now.

Cambium Networks’ cnMaestro™ management system is a Cloud or On-Premises network controller and service delivery platform that delivers the above plus one.  What’s the plus?  No use license, no managed device license fee, no firmware entitlement license fee.  If you think it’s too good to be true, then stop reading right now and go over to https://cloud.cambiumnetworks.com and sign up.  You will instantly have access to the cnMaestro cloud controller.  Once you buy a Cambium Networks cnPilot™ Wi-Fi access point, you can begin managing the network immediately.

Did you sign up?  Good.  Now go watch these short videos about cnMaestro.  You will get a brief taste of the immense value of the cnMaestro system.

  • Introduction: Note that cnMaestro manages the entire network from 5 m microcell Wi-Fi to 250 km long range microwave PTP links and everything in between.  A Managed Service Provider can private label the system, create tenant accounts and manage services for the tenant.  cnMaestro hotspot and guest portal allows the service provider to design, deploy and manage a captive portal from the central cloud controller or your own datacenter instance of cnMaestro.
  • Day Zero: While you are waiting for your new cnPilot access points to be delivered, did you know that you can pre-adopt, pre-configure, and pre-assign an entire network before the first device arrives on site?  Watch and follow this short video to see how it’s done.
  • Day One: The big day has arrived. Your new cnPilot access point is here at last.  Plug it in, watch it come online.  This video will walk you through the steps you will take to verify the access point is operational and run status reports.
  • Day Two: Now what do you do?  Every wonder what the RF world looks like to an access point?  Is your network working optimally?  The Day Two video will showcase a few of the integrated troubleshooting and verification tools in the cnMaestro system.  Use these tools when you install the network, next week, next month, next year.  Anytime you need to check network status, run reports, or check key network performance indicators.
Published January 24, 2019