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How can I disable the automatic discovery of Access Points (AP) in Spectrum WLC Manager


Article ID: 142948


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CA Spectrum DX NetOps


We have several Access Points (AP) on Spectrum even though the discovery has been disabled on WLC Manager.

Is there any way to disable the automatic discovery on the Access Points (AP) from Spectrum and they should not be rediscovered even if WLAN controller is  rediscovered?


Spectrum has a built in feature to automatically discover Access Points (AP) for devices under WLC Manager.


Version: 10.4.x, 20.x, 21.x

WLC Manager


You can stop the automatic modeling of Access Points (APs) by setting the attribute enableAPDisc to FALSE on each WLC app model.

For Cisco Devices the App Model is "Cisco_LWAPP_App"

For Aruba Devices the App Model is "Aruba_Controller" 

Locator ~~> Application Models ~~> by Name ~~> Cisco_LWAPP_App

Set enableAPDisc to No 


Additional Information

NOTE: 'Enable Scheduled Discovery' on the WLC Manager should also be set to 'No', otherwise, a scheduled discovery will flip the enableAPDisc attribute to 'Yes' and Access Points will be discovered on the next poll interval.

Additionally: If a user were to click on the "Run" button for the "Access Point Discovery", the discover Access Points.