Being aware the SMB product line must differentiate itself form enterprise level products and cannot provide the same feature set, consider the following as an incomplete list of suggestions.
Nice to have:
Other members already suggsted (i might have missed something):
Already accessible through debug information on individual access points, but would be great if displayed in App / Cloud UI:
What would you like to see?
i would also like the ability to turn off 2.4ghz and to be able to assign the 2.4 and 5ghz radios to a network. so i can seperate them out. In my experience with the 11d the band steering isnt very good on these so far and would like to do it manually.
I'm totally agree with your post. IMHO Aruba Instant On is a stripped down version of Aruba 3xx series, at least on the software side. I understand that they have to do it that way to differentiate Aruba Instant On with Aruba Instant Acess Point. But I feel like I have been cheated by Aruba Instant On access point. It's quite shocking that it doesn't have such a basic and simple feature which separates 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz SSID, channel assignment and channel width option. Not everyone wants to depend on Band Steering, auto channel assignment and use 80 MHz channel width. Some people wants to use 2.4 GHz with 20 MHz channel width or 5 GHz with 40 MHz channel width. In fact Band Steering is unreliable. I always opt for separated SSID and let my users have the freedom to choose which band they want to connect subject to their smartphone and laptop Wi-Fi capability.
The software experience is a disaster. Users cannot connect to the access point's web interface via Local Area Network by entering the access point's IP address into the web browser like what we are able to do on other access points. The webpage only shows information like Device Information, Connectivity, Network Information, Time and nothing else. We are bound to the mobile app and portal.arubainstanton.com which require internet connection and features are extremely limited. If I had known this I would not buy the AP15, I would rather go with the Aruba 300 series or 500 series since I'm already an existing Aruba 325 user.
Hi - this is possible now with 1.4 code - you can control band used for each network profile (ssid) :
Just go Networks -> Edit Setting -> Options -> far right sections allow you to setup band used (by default it is both 2.4 & 5).
If you need separate network for each radio, you would need to create two profiles - one fo 2.4 and one for 5 and then change nad used for each of them
Hope this helps.
please note that described functionalities (channel selection) is available with 1.4 code. If you go to Inventory, and click gear icon (upper right corrner), you can manually set channel widht, and list of available channels thant can be used.
Regarding band selection per SSID this is also available, as explained in other post.
As for management mode, this is clearly explained in product guides. Local management is not an option, but also please note that functionallity of devices is not under risk if Internet service is down (you cannot change configuration, but devices will continue to work).
Please take into considiration that ability to remotely manage WiFi infrastructure (on multiple sites), without suscription license is not an option with many other products.