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AirPennNet-Device Group Management

LSPs with access to the Group Management Portal can manage individual devices for connection to AirPennNet-Device that are not owned by an individual, such as control or monitoring devices, or pools of loaner devices.

Registration of group devices can be done through the Groups menu at the top-right of the Device Portal. After selecting the group you want to manage, you will be asked to provide a MAC address and a brief description of the device.

To register multiple devices at once, you can upload a csv file containing two columns with the MAC address and description of each device. There is no limit to the number of devices that can be registered in a group. MAC address registrations are valid for four years from the date of initial registration. You can add, delete, or renew individual or groups of device registrations through the Device Portal using the "Actions" menu toward the top of the page.

Please note that group registered devices are still required to use a PSK when connecting the AirPennNet-Device network. The PSK can be found in the lower left-hand corner of the Device Portal. The same PSK will need to be used with each device connecting to AirPennNet-Device. ISC asks that you refrain from posting this PSK on any open forums or web pages.

Normally AirPennNet-Device will block access to AirPennNet-compatible devices such as computers, tablets, and smartphones. Exceptions can be made to this restriction for group managed devices such as loaner laptops or tablets. Please request a “special role” when requesting a new group creation if you need such an exception made. Each request for a “special role” will be evaluated by ISC. Special roles can include devices be associated with dedicated VLANs or IP subnets. All requirements should be discussed during the evaluation process with ISC.