This is a new feature in RouterOS, which allows to remotely manage your Access Point devices, without need to connect to each of them. Set a device to CAPs mode and it will be automatically discovered and provisioned. Simply change one setting, and all your CAPs (controlled APs) will instantly have the new setting.
The CAPsMAN runs on any RouterBOARD, so no additional hardware is needed, including legacy devices with a simple upgrade.
The CAPsMAN system allows quick deployment of large networks, new RouterBOARD devices will come CAPsMAN ready from the factory, you will be able to add them to the CAPsMAN network with a simple push of a button.
The CAPsMAN works both with Layer 2 and Layer 3 connection between CAPs manager and your APs, and what’s more, not only can it manage the configuration of your APs, optionally it can also manage all their traffic. More information in our manual.
The CAPsMAN feature is available separately in the “wireless-FP” package for RouterOS v6.13, and starting with RouterOS v6.14 it will be included in the standard upgrade package as a one click option to enable.