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Access Point Details

Configure, restart, or manage your access points.

Restart access point

Click to restart your access point. Any configuration will be kept.


The default name of an access point is its serial number. You can change the name.


Depending on the access point, 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz are available. Configure the bands separately. For AP15 and APX 320 models, you can also configure the 5 GHz band from the 2.4 GHz band.

TX Power

Controls the power of outbound transmissions from the router to the antenna. Adjusting the power can help with coverage and data rate. Reducing the power means reducing the operating distance. For example, if you want to minimize the interference, you need to reduce the power. This reduces the operating distance and interference. Default: 100 %.

TX power reference

TX Power (%) Absolute TX Power - RSSI (dBm)
100 % 0 dBm
75 % 1 dBm
50 % 3 dBm
25 % 6 dBm
10 % 10 dBm

Allow mesh

Enables the access point to create a mesh network. The table below shows the access points and mesh features supported by Sophos Central Wireless.

Mesh feature Supported by Sophos Central Wireless
2.4 GHz Mesh AP15, AP15C, AP55, AP55C, AP100, AP100C, AP100X, APX120, APX320, APX530, APX740
5 GHz Mesh AP55, AP55C, AP100, AP100C, APX120, APX320, APX530, APX740
Works if ethernet link is disconnected Root-AP needs an ethernet link
Multi-hop Yes
Multiple mesh networks on same AP No (only one mesh network per customer, on any amount of APs)

Channel width

The lower the channel width, the higher the number of individual channels. With more channels, more data can be transmitted, which results in faster wireless speed. If there are lots of neighboring wireless networks, a higher channel width may cause too much interference. Default: 20 MHz.


This will automatically select the least used channel for transmission.

Dynamic Background Channel Selection

The access point automatically changes the channel on a regular basis to optimize the network.

MU-MIMO Support

Enable multi-user, multiple-input, multiple-output technology to establish communication between multiple devices simultaneously. For devices that do not support MU-MIMO, MIMO feature is available. Also, if you disable MU-MIMO, the MIMO feature is restored.

Assign SSIDs

Use this option to make separate SSIDs accessible in different parts of your building. For example, a company SSID that is available in your offices and a guest SSID available in the public parts of your building. Each access point can have a maximum of eight SSIDs per band.


You can also add an access point to a network when you create an SSID.

Airtime Fairness

Access points distribute transmission airtime equally to all devices according to their traffic needs.

We recommend that you turn on this option if you have several devices connected to your network or if you offer public wireless.

Disabling the option makes sense if you want to have better performance on a slower device.


You can save additional information about your access point.

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