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UniFi - UAP Status Meaning Definitions


This article describes the different statuses a UniFi Access Point might be ascribed by the UniFi Network Controller in the Status column, within the Devices section.

Device Status


Connected The UAP is physically wired to the network by ethernet cable. The UAP is in a connected state, able to service WLAN stations. Currently, no updates/changes to configuration are being run on the UAP.
Connected (Wireless) The UAP is wirelessly uplinked to a physically wired AP.
Connected (100 FDX) The UAP is physically wired to the network at 100 Mbps in full-duplex mode. This will appear when a UAP is connected but not at the ideal connection rate. FDX stands for Full Duplex. It may appear as 10/100/1000, HDX or FDX.
Connected (Disabled) The UAP has been disabled in the Controller. Properties > Manage Device >Disable this Device. It will be excluded from the dashboard status, and its LED and WLAN will be turned off.
Connected (Limited) This will appear when a UAP is connected and can reach the controller, but is unable to reach either the gateway or the custom IP defined for the uplink connectivity monitor. In this state downlink UAPs (wireless UAPs) will become Isolated.
Provisioning The UAP is in a connected state, however it is applying updates/changes to the configuration, and will shortly reboot (temporarily disconnecting WLAN stations), and return back online.
Restarting After clicking on the Restart button in the Actions column, the device will restart.
Adopting Device is adopting normally.
Pending Adoption The UAP has been detected by the Controller, but is not adopted yet. Click on the Adopt button to do so.
Pending Adoption (Update Required) Devices with firmware that are too old for controller will see this when attempting to adopt. Clicking Upgrade will upgrade the Device to the latest stable firmware release and adopt the Device to the Controller.
Heartbeat Missed   The UniFi Controller did not receive a reply at the dynamically scheduled interval. This will appear before “Disconnected,” usually about 30-45 seconds after missing the interval. This is usually seen when configuring a wireless uplink, if state does not change to connected after a while something went wrong. See this article for wireless uplink instructions.
Disconnected  The adopted UAP is now in a disconnected state, meaning the controller does not have connectivity to the access point (check cables, network settings, and changes to topology).
Isolated The adopted UAP is unable to reach the gateway and is awaiting a nearby, wired UAP, which is already managed by the controller in order to establish “wireless uplink." See this article for wireless uplink instructions.
Managed by Other A UAP is located on the same network as the controller, but is already bound to an existing controller—providing the username/password to the UAP will unbind the UAP from the existing controller and begin adoption in current controller. See this article: UniFi - Advanced Adoption of a "Managed By Other" Device.
Upgrading The UAP is upgrading and should not be disconnected. This should be accompanied by the AP's LED flashing. (See what the different LED combinations mean in this article).
RF Scanning Will appear when an RF Scan is taking place. See this article: UniFi - RF Scan: Suggested Channels Feature.

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