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Network configuration of wifi networks via a cloud-based wifi network manager

A method of managing wi-fi access points using a wi-fi network manager is disclosed. Measurement data is received from a plurality of wi-fi access points via a control interface. ... Plume Design Inc

Distributed wi-fi setup systems and methods

Systems and methods for setting up an access point in a wi-fi system, subsequent to booting up, determining whether the access point is a gateway node with a connection to a modem/router or a wi-fi node without a connection to the modem/router; connecting to a cloud configuration service when the access point is a gateway node for obtaining configuration parameters of the wi-fi system; and connecting to a predefined service set identifier (ssid) when the access point is a wi-fi node for obtaining the configuration parameters from the gateway node.. . ... Plume Design Inc

Controlling clients in distributed wi-fi networks

Systems and methods implemented by a cloud controller for steering wi-fi client devices in a wi-fi network include determining a client needs to be steered from a first access point to a second access point; selecting a client steering approach from a plurality of client steering approaches based on the client; and causing the client to be steered from the first access point to the second access point based on the selected client steering approach. The determining can be based on optimization performed by the cloud controller based on operational parameters associated with the wi-fi network.. ... Plume Design Inc

Data gathering to enable the optimization of distributed wi-fi networks

Systems and methods for gathering data by an access point in a wi-fi system for optimization include periodically or based on command from a cloud-based system performing one or more of i) obtaining on-channel scanning data while operating on a home channel and ii) switching off the home channel and obtaining off-channel scanning data for one or more off-channels; and providing measurement data based on one or more of the on-channel scanning data and the off-channel scanning data to the cloud-based system for use in the optimization of the wi-fi system, wherein the measurement data comprises one or more of raw data and processed data.. . ... Plume Design Inc

Distributed wi-fi network visualization and troubleshooting

Systems and methods for visualization and troubleshooting of a distributed wi-fi network, implemented through one of a mobile application and a web page, include, responsive to obtaining data from the distributed wi-fi network, providing a map of the distributed wi-fi network based on the obtained data, wherein the map includes a first icon designating a gateway node, one or more second icons each designating one or more nodes, and connectors between the gateway node, wherein the gateway node and the one or more nodes are in a tree topology; providing a visualization in the map based on a current operational status of the distributed wi-fi network from the obtained data, wherein the visualization comprises a plurality of visual indicators of the current operational status; and providing notifications based on the current operational status.. . ... Plume Design Inc

Optimization of distributed wi-fi networks

Systems and methods for optimization of access points in a wi-fi system by a cloud controller include receiving inputs related to operation of the wi-fi system; performing an optimization based on the inputs to maximize an objective function which maximizes excess capacity for a load ratio considering a load desired by each wi-fi client device; and providing outputs comprising operational parameters for the wi-fi system based on the optimization. The optimization chooses which access point each wi-fi client device connects to in the wi-fi system.. ... Plume Design Inc

Systems and methods for changing topology and firmware in distributed wi-fi networks

Systems and methods include a cloud controller communicatively coupled to one or more distributed wi-fi networks and configured to manage the one or more distributed wi-fi networks. The cloud controller includes a network interface communicatively coupled to the distributed wi-fi networks; one or more processors communicatively coupled to the network interface; and memory storing instructions that, when executed, cause the one or more processors to: determine a new topology state for a topology of wi-fi network from a current topology state based on management of the wi-fi network; cause one or more nodes to change to new associated parent nodes based on the new topology state; cause an update to a configuration of the one or more nodes based on the new topology state; and continue to change additional nodes to new associated parent nodes based on the new topology state until the new topology state is obtained.. ... Plume Design Inc

Claiming network devices for a home network in a distributed wi-fi network

Systems and methods implemented through a user device, for claiming network devices for a home network in a distributed wi-fi network includes discovering a newly powered on access point; claiming the newly powered on access point for the home network; and relaying the claimed newly powered on access point to a cloud controller via a disjoint network from the home network, wherein the home network is restricted by the cloud controller to only operate with claimed access points. The discovering, the claiming, and the relaying can be performed by a mobile application executed on the user device.. ... Plume Design Inc

Cloud-based control of a wi-fi network

Systems and methods implemented by a cloud-based controller to control a wi-fi network with a plurality of access points include obtaining measurements from the wi-fi network; determining a configuration of the wi-fi network based on the measurements, wherein the configuration comprises a topology of the wi-fi network and the topology comprises the plurality of access points selectively interconnected to one another via backhaul links; and providing the configuration to the wi-fi network for implementation thereof.. . ... Plume Design Inc

Optimization on multiple timescales in a distributed wi-fi system

Systems and methods for optimizing a distributed wi-fi network via a cloud based system using a plurality of control loops over multiple timescales include receiving and storing data measurements associated with operation of the distributed wi-fi network; performing one or more of: a fast loop optimization of operating parameters associated with the distributed wi-fi network based on one or more first metrics and associated first thresholds; and a slow loop optimization of the operating parameters associated with the distributed wi-fi network based on one or more second metrics and associated second thresholds, wherein a timescale of the fast loop optimization is finer than a timescale of the slow loop optimization; and providing the operating parameters to the distributed wi-fi network for configuration thereof.. . ... Plume Design Inc

Optimization of distributed wi-fi networks estimation and learning

Systems and methods for estimation and learning for optimization of a distributed wi-fi network performed by a cloud controller include obtaining data associated with operation of the distributed wi-fi network; processing the obtained data; determining one or more of forecasts, predictions, trends, and interference for the distributed wi-fi network based on the processed data; and performing an optimization of the distributed wi-fi network based on the determined one or more forecasts, predictions, trends, and interference. The obtained data can time-series data, and wherein the processing comprises collating the time-series data across all nodes in the distributed wi-fi network and segmenting the time-series data into time periods with similar load characteristics.. ... Plume Design Inc

Layer two network tunnels for wi-fi client bridging in a distributed wi-fi network

A wi-fi network configured for wi-fi client bridging using layer 2 (l2) tunnels includes a plurality of access points each being one or more of a parent node, a child node, and a gateway node in the wi-fi network; wherein the plurality of access points are interconnected in a tree via a plurality of backhaul links and wherein each of the plurality of access points are configured to communicate with wi-fi client devices via a plurality of client links; and wherein each of the plurality of backhaul links is formed via a layer 2 (l2) tunnel over a backhaul wi-fi interface between each parent node and each child node.. . ... Plume Design Inc








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