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As noted earlier, the single Guest network keeps connected client traffic separate from each other, the Primary network and the wired LAN. Anything connecting to the Guest network gets only Internet access. Nevertheless, some may want the same security options provide on the Primary network, especially the IDA option.

Guest Network security options

Figure 9: Guest Network security options

Unfortunately, PowerCloud doesn't see it that way, at least not in CloudCommand's current incarnation. What you see above in Figure 9 are the only connection options you get. Upon connection and first access all clients get sent to a captive portal where they have to check a box to accept Terms of Use. You can't change the text or layout of this page, nor can you modify the Terms of Use.


Folks with simple reporting needs may find CloudCommand's reports and logs adequate. But more advanced users may find them lacking. The Alerts and Events tab has Alerts, Events and Notifications sub-tabs.

Alerts "identify unexpected issues with the network", which mainly consist of AP connects and disconnects. The Notifications sub-tab contains enables for emailing and SMSing alerts only about AP connection status and failed firmware updates. You can dismiss alerts, but you can't save or delete them. You can view dismissed Alerts, however.

Figure 10 shows the Alerts page, which should make better use of all the blank space on the right so that you don't have to mouse over each alert to pop up a tooltip with the full alert text.

CloudCommand Alerts page

Figure 10: CloudCommand Alerts page


The Events tab is basically the AP log, which seems quite comprehensive. I was able to pull up all the events from the point where I first fired up the network, over two weeks ago. Figure 11 shows you can filter by date and a wide selection of event types and High / Medium / Low / Alert severity levels. But you can't filter by individual AP or Network. You can export the Events to a CSV, but can't delete more than one event at a time or email them on schedule.

CloudCommand Events page

Figure 11: CloudCommand Events page

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