How to create a site in Private Network Mode in Aruba Instant On


How to create a site in Private Network Mode in Aruba Instant On

  • Private Network Mode lets us create a site where multiple APs (Max 25) are connected in a Same LAN network.
  • All the APs in this mode will bridge the traffic (i.e.), all the APs will get an IP address from the DHCP server in the same LAN network.
  • Below are the steps to create a Site and add an AP to the site in this mode.

Step 1 :

  • Click on “Setup a new site” to get the below screen.
  • Click on Continue.

Setup a New SiteSetup a New Site

Step 2 :

  • It is mandatory to have at least one Network in a Site.
  • Create the Network and click on Continue.

Set up your NetworkSet up your Network

Step 3 :

  • Here, we choose the Type of Site to be created.
  • By default the first option is selected, which is for Private Network Mode.
  • Click on Continue.

Set up your connectivitySet up your connectivity

Step 4 :

  • Here, we get a prompt to make sure an Instant On AP is connected to the LAN network and it gets an IP address from the DHCP server.
  • Once we confirmed that the AP is physically connected to a LAN network, click on Continue.

Plug inPlug in

Step 5 :

  • Here, we need to confirm that the AP is ready to be added to the site.
  • The power light will light up in alternating green/amber when it is ready to be discovered.
  • Click on Continue.

Stand byStand by

Step 6 :

  • Enter the Serial number of the AP that we are trying to add to the site.
  • On the Aruba Instant On app, it will automatically scan the APs via Bluetooth.
  • If the scanning fails, it is possible to obtain the serial number through Barcode scanning.
  • Click on Search for devices.

Add new devicesAdd new devices

Step 7 :

  • Here, the Portal / AIO App identifies the AP in the cloud and displays the AP model and Serial number.
  • Select your AP and click on Add devices to add the AP.

Add new devicesAdd new devices


  • If there are multiple APs connected in the same LAN, it is possible to add all the APs (Max 25 APs in a cluster) at the same time.

Add new devicesAdd new devices

Step 8 :

  • This step is to set the Site Name and the Location of the AP.

Set your countrySet your country

Step 9 :

  • We get a confirmation that Your site is ready!, Click on Continue.

Your site is ready!Your site is ready!


  • Once the site is created, the AP gets into the “Synchronizing” state.
  • This state is where the AP fetches the configuration from the Portal and saves it.

AP in Synchronizing stateAP in Synchronizing state


  • Once the configuration is saved, the AP state becomes Active and starts broadcasting the Network.

AP in Active stateAP in Active state

Krishna Prasad
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