The WiFi AI consists of a set of mechanisms that automatically configure your WiFi settings in an optimal way. Plasma Cloud’s first steps toward the implementation of this concept are the auto-channel selection logic and the automatic wireless mesh management.
Thanks to this feature, channels are automatically selected for minimal signal interference in your target location. Based on data collected about surrounding WiFi networks, the AI will determine the best channels settings for all your Access Points. Also, wireless mesh will be disabled by default to reduce the WiFi overhead and increase performance. The only exception are devices that couldn't successfully connect to the Internet via cable in which case wireless mesh will be activated automatically.
To enable this feature, you need to:
- Log into the Plasma Cloud console;
- Select the Organisation and Network you wish to activate WiFi AI for from the top right menu;
- Navigate to Settings > Network in the main menu on the left;
- Activate the WiFi AI toggle in the WiFi settings section;
- Click on the Save button.
Please note that the AI collects data by instructing Access Points to perform several WiFi scans of their surroundings. During this operation, client devices may experience connection drops or slowdowns, therefore the whole procedure is performed at the start of a planned maintenance window. If you need to run a WiFi scan immediately, you can use the "Run now" button next to the activated WiFi AI toggle. You can learn more about instant WiFi optimization in this article.
In addition, users also have the option to manually override WiFi settings on specific Access Points if needed.