Low-power mode - disabling radio on schedule

WickyWicky Member Posts: 33  Freshman Member
As with the scheduling of the SSID availability I would like to see a kind of low-power mode where particular AP's are actively scheduled for a low-power mode where radio is disabled and the device enters a low-power state instead of using POE scheduling on a switch to permanently shutdown the AP and no triggering alarms. Of when no POE scheduling is available. 


  • Nebula_BayardoNebula_Bayardo Moderator, Zyxel Official Agent Posts: 171  mod
    Hi @Wicky,
    Currently, the AP's power consumption is based on the traffic that AP handles, which affects the CPU load. 
    If all the SSIDs are disabled with the SSID availability feature or no clients are connected, the load of the AP will decrease as will the power. Once the AP is idle (no traffic), the power consumption is around 30% of the maximum power (3/9 watts for NAP102 as example). 

    If you have a NSW, you can check the PoE column on Switch > Configure > Switch ports, and compare the consumption while the AP is in idle state and when the AP has heavy loading.

    The PoE power draw per NAP model can be found in the datasheets HERE.

    Is the current behavior good enough for your request?
  • flottmediaflottmedia Member Posts: 30  Freshman Member
    What's the best practice currently for turning off WiFi (completely = not only hiding SSID) during night for certain APs? As far as we can see, this only seems to be possible by creating a PoE schdule on the switches which leads to unwanted alert notifications / emails on the respective APs whenever they go down? Wouldn't it be better to really turn off the wireless interfaces of the APs in alle SSIDs are scheduled to be off?
  • Nebula_BayardoNebula_Bayardo Moderator, Zyxel Official Agent Posts: 171  mod
    Hi @flottmedia
    At the current stage, the wireless interface cannot be turned off, but we already have it on the roadmap for the end of this year.
    And we also plan to enhance the alert notification when using PoE schedule, this is targeted to the middle of the year.

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