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Pre-configure Network Policy for Client Devices

It is possible to pre-configure network policies for client devices in wireless and combined networks, prior to those devices connecting. In order to apply a network policy to a client device, the MAC address of this client is needed. 


Follow these steps in order to successfully pre-configure network policies for client devices:


  1. Navigate to the clients list.
    For combined networks: Network-wide > Monitor > Clients.
    For MR (wireless) networks: Monitor > Clients.
    Selecting the add client option
  2. Click the Add client button along the right side of the page, above the client list.
    Adding the client's mac addresses
  3. In the form that appears, provide the following:
    1. (Optional) Name - The name the client(s) will have as its 'Description' in the client list. Leave empty for automatic detection/assignment.
    2. MAC addresses - Provider at least one MAC address to apply the selected policy to. If entering multiple addresses, use one per line. MAC addresses can be provided in a number of formats, some examples of which are shown above.
  4. Select the policy to apply. This will be applied to all of the MAC addresses provided.
    Note: Selecting 'Normal' will not result in the client being added to the client list, as this is the default for new clients.
  5. Click Add clients.

To view a list of clients that have been pre-configured, but not yet seen on the network, choose to show all clients with a policy. If a client doesn't appear immediately, the page may need to be refreshed first.

Selecting the clients with policy

To remove a pre-configured (and unseen) client from the list, change its policy to Normal.

Changing the client to a normal policy

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