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Modifying the Instant AP Host Name

You can change the host name of an Instant AP through the WebUI or the CLICommand-Line Interface. A console interface with a command line shell that allows users to execute text input as commands and convert these commands to appropriate functions..

Table 1: Steps to change the host name of an Instant AP

New WebUI

Old WebUI

  1. Navigate to Configuration > Access Points.
  2. Select the Instant AP to rename and click Edit.
  3. Expand General and enter the new name in the Name field. You can specify a name of up to 128 ASCIIAmerican Standard Code for Information Interchange. An ASCII code is a numerical representation of a character or an action. characters.
  4. Click Save.
  1. In the Access Points tab, select the Instant AP you want to rename.
  2. Click the edit link.
  3. Under General tab, enter a new name in Name field. You can specify a name of up to 128 ASCIIAmerican Standard Code for Information Interchange. An ASCII code is a numerical representation of a character or an action. characters.
  4. Click OK.

Run the following command to change the host name of an Instant AP:

(Instant AP)# hostname <system_name>

As a best practice, It is recommended to configure the hostname by using only a-z, A-Z, 0-9, ‘.’, ‘-‘, ‘:’, ‘_’ , but not special characters such as “#$%”.

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