Meru Access Point
Installation Guide
Copyright © Meru Networks, Inc., 2003–2009. All rights reserved.
Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.
August 2009
Document Number: 882-70037 Rev D Rel 3.7 Ver 8 Access Point Installation Guide
Contents
About This Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vii
Audience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vii
Other Sources of Information
Meru Publications . . .
Website Resources . .
External References . .
Typographic Conventions
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Contacting Meru . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix
Customer Services and Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Access Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
AP300 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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AP200 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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AP150 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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OAP180. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Installing the AP300 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Safety Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Unpack the AP300 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Determine Power Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Installation Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Additional Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Install the AP300 . . .
Select a Location . .
Attach the Antennas .
Install the Access Point
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Where to Go From Here . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Chapter 3
Installing the AP200 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Safety Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Unpacking the AP200 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Installation Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Installing the Access Points . . .
Selecting a Location . . . .
Attaching the AP200 Antennas
Mounting the Access Point . .
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Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Appendix A
Appendix B
Ethernet Connector LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
AP200 Status LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Where to Go From Here . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Installing the AP150 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Safety Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Unpacking the AP150 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Installation Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Installing the Access Points . .
Selecting a Location . . .
Attaching the AP150 Antennas
Mounting the Access Point .
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Checking LED Activity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
AP150 Status LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Safety Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Unpacking the OAP180 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Installation Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Installing the Access Points . .
Selecting a Location . . .
Test Basic Link Operation .
Mounting the Access Point .
Connect Antennas and Ground
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Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Wireless Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Ethernet Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Physical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Power Supplies
Antennas
Mounting Bracket Stencils . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
AP150 and AP300 Rev A Mounting Bracket Stencil
AP300 Rev B Mounting Bracket Stencil
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Power Over Ethernet Devices
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Appendix D
Cautions and Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Appendix E
Regulatory Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
For OAP180
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Radio Frequency Interference Requirements
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Europe—EU Declaration of Conformity and Restrictions . . . . . . . . . 99
IEEE 802.11a Restrictions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
EEE 802.11b/g Restrictions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
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AP300 Plenum Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Contents
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Meru Access Point Installation Guide
© 2009 Meru Networks, Inc.
About This Guide
This guide provides installation instructions for the Meru Access Points, which includes the
AP300, AP200, OAP180, and AP150 models. The term access point is used interchangeably
throughout this document to apply to any model when there are no differences among the
models.
Audience
This guide is intended for people installing the Meru Wireless LAN System Access Points
(AP).
Other Sources of Information
Additional information is available in the following Meru publications, Web site, and
external references.
Meru Publications
z Meru System Director Release Notes
z Meru System Director Getting Started Guide
z Meru Controller Installation Guide
z Meru System Director Command Reference
z Meru System Director Configuration Guide
Website Resources
For the first 90 days after you buy a Meru controller, you have access to online support. If
you have a support contract, you have access for the length of the contract. See this web
site for information such as:
z Meru System Director Release Notes
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z Knowledge Base (Q&A)
z Downloads
z Open a ticket or check an existing one
z Customer Discussion Forum
The URL is: http://support.merunetworks.com
External References
z Stevens, W. R. 1994. TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 1, The Protocols. Addison-Wesley,
Reading, Mass.
z Gast, M.S. 2002. 802.11 Wireless Networks, The Definitive Guide. O’Reilly and
Associates, Sebastopol, Calif.
Typographic Conventions
This document uses the following typographic conventions to help you locate and identify
information:
Note:
Provides extra information, tips, and hints regarding the topic.
Caution!
Identifies important information about actions that could result in
damage to or loss of data, or could cause the application to behave
in unexpected ways.
Warning!
Identifies critical information about actions that could result in
equipment failure or bodily harm.
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Contacting Meru
You can visit Meru Networks, Inc. on the Internet at this URL:
http://www.merunetworks.com
Customer Services and Support
For assistance, contact Meru Customer Services and Support 24 hours a day at
+1-888-637-8952 (+1-888-Meru-WLA(N)) or +1-408-215-5305. Email can be sent to
support@merunetworks.com.
Meru Networks, Inc. Customer Services and Support provide end users and channel partners with the following:
z Telephone technical support
z Software update support
z Spare parts and repair service
RMA Procedures
Contact Meru Customer Services and Support for a Return Material Authorization (RMA) for
any Meru equipment.
Please have the following available when making a call:
z Company and contact information
z Equipment model and serial numbers
z Meru software release and revision numbers (for example, 3.0.0-35)
z A description of the symptoms the problem is manifesting
z Network configuration
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AP300
Chapter 1
Access Points
Access Points contain radio devices that communicate with the Meru Controller and
form the wireless LAN (WLAN). The Meru Controller and Access Points connect to the
site’s wired LAN through wired switches. Wireless clients associate with the Access
Points as they roam throughout the WLAN. As such, they are an extension of the wired
LAN, providing the wireless benefits of client mobility, enhanced access, and
dynamic network configuration.
Figure 1: Wireless LAN Connected to Network
Meru AP
AP300
The AP300 Access Point series delivers high performance, full-speed, Wi-Fi certified
802.11n based on draft 2.0 connectivity while simultaneously supporting legacy
802.11a/b/g devices. AP300 is available in the configurations shown below.
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AP300
AP300 Configurations
Model
Configuration
AP320
Two dual-band 802.11n radios with 3x3 MIMO
AP310
Single dual-band 802.11n radio with 3x3 MIMO
AP311
Single dual-band 802.11n radio and single 802.11a/b/g
radio (AP320 upgradeable)
AP302
Two dual-band 802.11a/b/g radios (AP320 upgradeable)
AP301
Single dual-band 802.11a/b/g radio (AP310 upgradeable)
Features for the AP300 include:
z 802.11n support with channel bonding in both 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequency bands.
Channel bonding combines two 20Mhz channels into a single-wide 40Mhz channel
for increased throughput.
z Dual-band external antenna options optimized for MIMO mode
z Plug and Play deployment using centralized controller platforms
z Multi-layered security including standard WPA2, 802.11i security such as
automatic traffic inspection
z Each of these Access points may be powered by a standard 802.3af PoE device.
z Air Traffic Control technology for 802.11n devices and legacy a/b/g devices
z 3x3 MIMO with 3 chains and 3 receive chains, delivering full 300Mbps data rates using 2
spatial streams
z For AP302 and AP311, the a/b/g radio software upgrades to 802.11n for maximum
investment protection.
z Channel span architecture which requires no channel planning or configuration
z Six standard multiband, omni-directional antennas for AP302, AP320 and AP311.
Three standard multiband, omni-directional antennas for AP310 and AP301.
z Powered by 5 volt DC input, 802.3af compliant PoE device, or draft 802.3at
compliant PoE device.
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AP200
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The AP200 series provides two models that conform to the specifications provided by
the IEEE 802.11a and 802.11g protocols and provide backward compatibility for the
802.11b protocol. An AP200 works with most standard Wi-Fi clients.
z The AP201 houses a single 802.11a/b/g radio device
z The AP208 supports a maximum of two radio devices that can simultaneously run
two protocols (802.11b, g or b/g on interface 1 and 802.11a on interface 2).
Alternately the second radio can be configured to run as an RF monitor to a Meru
Controller, providing real-time status of RF activity to optimize the wireless
network.
The AP200 series (referred hereafter as the AP200, unless specifically referring to the
AP201 or AP208) is housed in a metal case with a plastic removable cover. As such, it
can be used for plenum installations when the plastic cover is removed.
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AP200
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AP150
AP150
The AP150 has two 802.11 radios for simultaneous 802.11a and 802.11b/g WLAN
access. It is an ideal option for enterprise-wide data-only WLAN implementations and
small-sized converged data and voice WLAN implementations. The AP150 works in
conjunction with Meru Controller products and can be easily integrated into existing
Layer 2 and Layer 3 wired network environments to provide enterprise-grade Wi-Fi
access with multi-layered security options, basic VoWLAN support, centralized
configuration, troubleshooting tools, remote management and RF visualization capabilities.
The AP150 has the following features:
z Dual 802.11b/g and 802.11a radios
z Simultaneously support for 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11a clients
z Contention Management for high density of data clients
z Basic VoWLAN QoS support for small density of voice clients
z Multiple ESSIDs with individual security policies to ensure separation of different
user groups or dynamic VLAN assignment per user based on RADIUS credentials
z Zero configuration required at the access point; the installation procedure is a
simple plug-n-play
z Automatic AP discovery, configuration
z Intelligent load balancing of clients
z Layer 2 or 3 connectivity for flexible deployment options
z Locking mechanism secures access point when mounted in public areas
Figure 4: AP150
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OAP180
OAP180
The OAP180 Rugged Access Point with dual 802.11a/bg radios is designed to provide
secure Wi-Fi connectivity to outdoor locations such as campuses, parking lots, and
pole tops, or to harsh indoor locations such as breweries, food processing plants or
warehouses. The OAP180 supports the following features:
z Simultaneous support for 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g clients using dual
802.11a and 802.11b/g radios
z Full support of System Director features
z Automatic AP discovery and configuration
z No channel planning required with single channel installations
z Intelligent load balancing of clients
z PoE (Power over Ethernet) support
z RoHS compliant
z Locking mechanism for security when mounted in public areas
Figure 5: Rugged OAP180 Access Point
Console Port
PoE (Ethernet) Port
Console
PoE
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Safety Precautions
Chapter 2
Installing the AP300
This chapter describes how to install and configure the AP300. It contains the following sections:
z Safety Precautions
z Unpack the AP300
z Determine Power Requirements
z Installation Requirements
z Install the AP300
z Check AP300 LED Activity
Safety Precautions
IMPORTANT—Read and follow the regulatory instructions in Appendix E before installing and operating
this product.
If an optional power supply is used, it must be the one supplied by Meru Networks.
The AP300 is only intended for installation in Environment A as defined in IEEE 802.3af. All interconnected equipment must be contained within the same building, including the interconnected equipment's associated LAN connection.
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Unpack the AP300
Unpack the AP300
The AP300 series has five models as shown below. Depending on which model you are installing, you
will have either six or three antennas. The drawings in this chapter show six antennas.
Model
Radio 1 (Ant4, Ant5, Ant6)
Radio 2 (Ant1, Ant2, Ant3)
AP320
a/b/g/n with 3 dual band omnidirectional antennas
a/b/g/n with 3 dual band omnidirectional antennas
AP311
a/b/g/n with 3 dual band omnidirectional antennas
a/b/g with 3 dual band omni-directional
antennas
AP310
a/b/g/n with 3 dual band omnidirectional antennas
NA
AP302
a/b/g with 3 dual band omni-directional
antennas
a/b/g with 3 dual band omni-directional
antennas
AP301
a/b/g with 3 dual band omni-directional
antenna
NA
Confirm that the AP300 shipping package contains these items:
z AP300 with attached mounting bracket
z Six (AP320, AP311, AP302) or three (AP310, AP301) antennas
Determine Power Requirements
Your power requirements will vary, depending on which AP300 radios are deployed and what mode is
used. See below. AP300 works with all switches that support standard 802.3af and pre standard
802.3at.
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AP300 Configuration
Power Options
1 radio – a/b/g mode
External power supply or PoE 802.3af
1 radio – n-mode
External power supply or PoE 802.3af
2 radios – 1 a/b/g mode, 1 n mode
2 radios – both n mode
2 radios – both a/b/g mode
For 2x2 MIMO mode, use either a power supply or or a
802.3af compliant PoE.
For 3x3 MIMO mode, use either a power supply or a prestandard 802.3at compliant PoE.
For 2x2 MIMO mode, use either a power supply or or a
802.3af compliant PoE.
For 3x3 MIMO mode, use either a power supply or a prestandard 802.3at compliant PoE.
External power supply or PoE 802.3af
Installation Requirements
An array of holes on the mounting bracket allows the AP300 to be mounted on the wall and over junction boxes or molly bolts. There are holes for passing the PoE Ethernet or external power supply cable
through the bracket if the bracket is mounted on a junction box. A template of this bracket is included
in Appendix E of this guide.
The AP300 has a security cable slot so you can lock the AP300 with a standard security cable, such as
those used to secure laptop computers.
These optional mounting kits can be purchased to mount the AP300 either from the ceiling or inside an
enclosure:
z Suspended Ceiling Rail Mounting Kit: ACC-MNT-SCRMKIT
z Above Suspended Ceiling Mounting Kit (T-Bar Hanger): ACC-MNT-ASCMKIT
z Inside a Hoffman Enclosure using Hoffman compatible mounting bracket: ACC-AP300-BHE
(enclosure not provided)
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Install the AP300
To complete AP300 installation, you need the items listed below.
Installation Type
Consumable Items Required
Horizontal mounting
None
Vertical mounting over a wall
stud
Vertical mounting on sheetrock
Horizontal mounting below a
hanging ceiling
Using existing third party
brackets
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Two #6 x 2" wood screws for a wood stud; or
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Two #6 x 1½" metal screws for a metal stud
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Mounting bracket
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Two #6 x 1" screws
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Two #4-6 x 7/8" ribbed plastic wall anchors
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Mounting bracket
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Two caddy fasteners
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Two plastic spacers
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Two keps nuts (with attached lock washer)
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Mounting bracket
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Use included shoulder screws
Additional Equipment
A power source is needed to power the AP300. Available options are:
z External ACC-AP300-PWR power supply
z 802.3af compliant PoE device
z Pre-standard 802.3at compliant PoE device
AP150, AP200, and AP300 work with all switches that support standard 802.3af.
Install the AP300
Select a Location
All AP300 interconnected equipment must be contained within the same building, including the interconnected equipment's associated LAN connection. In addition, the AP300 should be mounted in a location that meets the following conditions:
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z Relatively unobstructed access to the stations the AP serves. Select a location with minimal physical
obstructions between the AP and the wireless stations. In an office with cubicles, mounting the APs
below a hanging ceiling (plenum is supported) or the wall near the ceiling provides the least
obstructed communications path. For an external power supply connection, ensure the power
source is near to where the AP300 will be mounted.
z Access to wall outlet or a to a Power over Ethernet (PoE) connection to the network switch servicing
the controller.
Most installations receive the best coverage using the following guidelines:
z Install APs toward the center of the building.
z Do not install APs near metal objects, such as heating ducts, metal doors, or electric service panels.
z Relative to the ground, orient the antenna up or down, not sideways.
Note: The previous guidelines are general guidelines. Each site has its own unique
environment. Place access points accordingly.
Attach the Antennas
The AP320, AP311, and AP302 have six external antenna ports, labeled 1 - 6. These units only operate
with six antennas attached, even though some configurations don’t use all six. Alternately, you can cap
the antenna connections with 50 ohm terminators. (Meru does not sell terminators.) In addition, the
Meru supplied antennas are suitable only for indoor use unless they are mounted in an outdoor enclosure. To achieve the best performance from your AP300, position antennas at a 90 degree angle relative
to each other as shown in Figure 6. The antennas do not have to be oriented exactly as shown in the
figure, but it is important to maintain the relative angles. If for some reason you are unable to maintain
the angles, the network still operates, but you may experience up to 20% drop in throughput depending
on the antenna orientation.
Figure 6: AP320, AP311 or AP302 Antennas 1-6 in Ceiling and Wall Mount Configuration
5 (vertical)
2 (vertical)
6 (horizontal)
1 (horizontal)
A
2
L
A
N
R
F
1
R
F
2
A
2
A
2
4 (horizontal)
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The following antenna connections are used during operation of the AP320, AP311, and AP302.
Table 1: AP300 Radios and Corresponding Antennas
Model
Radio 1 (Ant4, Ant5, Ant6)
Radio 2 (Ant1, Ant2, Ant3)
AP320
a/b/g/n with 3 dual band
omni-directional antennas
a/b/g/n with 3 dual band
omni-directional antennas
AP311
a/b/g/n with 3 dual band
omni-directional antennas
a/b/g with 3 dual band omnidirectional antennas
AP310
a/b/g/n with 3 dual band
omni-directional antennas
NA
AP302
a/b/g with 3 dual band omnidirectional antennas
a/b/g with 3 dual band omnidirectional antennas
Outdoor
enclosures
Radio 1 Antenna Connectors for AP320
AP311 AP302
Radio 2 Antenna Connectors for AP320
AP311 AP302
Ant4, Ant5, Ant6
Ant1, Ant2, Ant3
Note: Do not leave any antenna connectors unterminated. All antennas supplied
with the Access Point must be connected to the antenna connectors on the AP.
The AP310 has six external antenna ports labeled 1 - 6. However, AP310 uses a maximum of three
antennas and the unused antenna connectors are blocked. Figure 7 illustrates the recommended
antenna configuration for the AP310.
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Figure 7: AP310 Antennas 1-3
2
1
A
2
L
A
N
R
F
1
R
F
2
A
2
A
2
3
The following antenna connections are used during operation of the AP310.
Radio 1 Antenna Connectors for AP310
Radio2 Antenna Connectors for AP310
Ant1, Ant2, Ant3
NA
Note: Do not leave any antenna connectors unterminated. All antennas supplied
with the Access Point must be connected to the antenna connectors on the AP.
The attached antennas must be the same model; if you replace one antenna, replace them all.
Attach the antennas to the connectors on the AP300 (see Figure 8). Rotate the knurled ring at the base
of the antenna clockwise to attach the antenna. The ring should be finger-tight.
Figure 8: AP300 Antenna Connection
antenna
connector
Caution! When changing the orientation of the antennas, be sure to slightly loosen the
knurled ring before moving the antenna. Retighten the ring afterward. Otherwise, you
might damage the internal cabling in the AP.
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Meru recommends using the Meru provided-antennae. However, business partners are considered to be
qualified technicians and can specify and provide any third-party antennae that meets the installation
requirements. This is a benefit of utilizing all external antennae in our architecture. When this is the
case, Meru can not take responsibility for the antennae and subsequent system performance as it
relates to the antennae.
Install the Optional Remote Antenna Mount on the Ceiling
Use an optional Remote Antenna Mount (ACC-ANT-MIMO-MNT) for one or both AP300 radios to remotely
connect the AP300 antennas. The Remote Antenna Mount allows you to relocate either your current
antennas or the optional high-gain dipole antennas to a location with clearer signal paths to the other
wireless devices in your network. The Remote Antenna Mount can be installed either below the ceiling
tile or on the wall. The default orientation for the mount is suitable for a ceiling mount, but you can
attach the mount to a wall with some modifications.
Use one mount per radio; for example AP310 needs one unit, and AP320 needs two units.The Remote
Antenna Mount uses low-loss plenum rated LMR195 cable and SMA connectors. To order this unit,
contact your Meru sales representative and refer to part number ACC-ANT-MIMO-MNT.
00224
Figure 9: Remote Antenna Mount
The remote antenna mount kit includes:
z Antenna stand with attached cable. The three antenna SMA female connectors on the Antenna
Mount support AP300 antenna diversity. This feature gives the client the ability to automatically
choose the antenna receiving the strongest signal.
z Triangular ceiling mount clip for attaching to hanging ceiling (includes bolt assembly)
z Three self-adhesive pads for the bottom of the unit (over the screws)
z Two wall mount screws with anchors
z Ceiling Mount Template
z Installation diagram
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To connect the Remote Antenna Mount to the ceiling, refer to the installation diagram from the shipping box while following these steps:
1. Attach the shorter end of the screw to the center hole on the back of the Antenna Mount.
2. Remove the designated ceiling tile.
3. Using the template, drill holes in the ceiling tile.
4. Replace the ceiling tile.
5. Remove a ceiling tile adjacent to the newly drilled tile for access purposes.
6. Feed the Antenna Mount cable through the larger hole in the ceiling tile until the Antenna Mount
is flush with the ceiling. The screw should now be visible above the ceiling tile (through the second
hole).
7. Place the triangular plate above the ceiling tile with the screw aligned through the plate.
8. Drop the washer onto the screw and tighten the bolt.
The Antenna Mount is now connected to the ceiling.
9. Replace the adjacent tile.
10. Connect the three Remote Antenna Mount cables to the appropriate connectors on the AP300. Be
sure to connect the three antennas that correspond to one radio. See Figure 6 and Figure 7 to
determine the cable connection configuration.
11. Attach three antennas that shipped with AP300 to the three connectors on the triangular remote
device. See Figure 9.
Install the Optional Antenna Mount on a Wall
1. Reorient the cable on the Remote Antenna Mount by removing the three screws on the back,
removing the small cover, reorienting the cable and then replacing the three screws. Discard the
small cover.
2. Connect the three Remote Antenna Mount cables to the appropriate connectors on the AP300. Be
sure to connect the three antennas that correspond to one radio. See Figure 6 and Figure 7 to
determine the cable connection configuration.
3. Attach three antennas that shipped with AP300 to the three connectors on the triangular remote
device.
Install the Access Point
The AP300 ships with a detachable mounting bracket. The AP300 is designed to be compatible with
brackets supplied by Meru and by other vendors. The AP300 mounts directly on the AP150 mounting
bracket. If you are replacing AP200s/AP300s, the AP300 bracket can be mounted on the old
AP200s/AP300s bracket with included shoulder screws; you don’t need to remove the old brackets.
AP300 can also be directly mounted on third-party brackets. You can mount an AP300 in the following
ways:
z Mount AP300 Horizontally on a Shelf
z Mount AP300 Vertically on a Wall
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z Mount AP300 Below a Suspended Ceiling
z Mount AP300 Above a Suspended Ceiling (Plenum)
Mount AP300 Horizontally on a Shelf
When mounting an AP300 horizontally, remove the mounting bracket. Be sure to position the antennas
vertically when an AP300 sits on a surface.
Mount AP300 Vertically on a Wall
Note: If you are replacing AP150s, you can use the existing brackets: the AP150 and AP300 use the
same bracket. If you are replacing AP300s, the AP300 bracket can be attached to the old bracket with
included shoulder screws; you don’t have to remove the old brackets. This bracket will also mount
seamlessly into the Proxim AP4000 bracket and standard Cisco brackets.
To mount an AP300 on a wall:
1. Using the bracket holes as a guide, mark the location on the wall for the two AP bracket mounting
screws. If possible, center the mounting screws on a wall stud. If you do not center the mounting
screws on a wall stud, use plastic wall anchors.
2. Drill holes at the locations you marked:
— 3/16-inch holes if you are using plastic anchors
— 1/8-inch holes if you are using only the screws
3. If you are using plastic anchors, install them in the holes.
4. Screw in the screws most of the way.
5. Mount the bracket on the screws, placing the circular portion of the keyhole mounts over the screw
heads and sliding the bracket down.
6. Connect one end of the Ethernet cable to the switch and the other end to the AP300 Ethernet port.
7. If you are not using a PoE device, connect an external power supply to the power connector and
plug it into the wall.
Mount AP300 Below a Suspended Ceiling
The optional suspended ceiling mounting kit (ACC-MNT-SCRMKIT) allows the AP300 mounting bracket
to attach to suspended ceiling T-rails (see Figure 10).
Note: To comply with NEC code, attach a grounding wire to any of the screws used to attach the AP300
to the mounting bracket.
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Figure 10: Mounting an AP to a Suspended Ceiling Rail using ACC-MNT-SCRMKIT
Suspended ceiling T-rail
Caddy fastener(s)
Plastic spacer(s)
Keps nuts with attached
locking washer
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Mounting bracket
To mount an AP300 below a suspended ceiling:
1. Determine the location on the ceiling rail where the AP will be mounted and remove the ceiling
tiles.
2. Place each of the two caddy fasteners on the ceiling T-rail and twist to attach to the rail.
3. Adjust the distance between the caddy fasteners by using the mounting bracket holes as a guide.
4. Tighten the caddy fasteners in place using a standard screwdriver. Do not overtighten.
5. Place each spacer on the caddy fastener stud. The spacer legs should contact the ceiling T-rail.
6. Align the mounting bracket keyholes with the caddy fastener studs and slide the AP300 to the
narrow end of the hole.
7. Attach a keps nut to each caddy fastener stud and hand tighten. Do not overtighten.
8. Align the AP300 mounting posts over the circular portion of the keyhole mounts, push the AP in and
slide the AP down until it engages with the locking detents (see Figure 10). You should hear it snap
in place.
9. For each antenna, loosen the knurled ring at the base of the antenna (see Figure 8), orient the
antenna and then retighten the ring.
10. Connect one end of the PoE 100BaseT Ethernet cable to the 100/1000 Ethernet connector.
Caution! Be sure to connect the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port; the cable can
mistakenly be plugged into the Console port.
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Mount AP300 Above a Suspended Ceiling (Plenum)
The optional T-bar box hanger mounting kit allows the AP300 to be mounted above suspended ceiling
T-rails (see Figure 11). The installation attaches the T-bar box hanger to the ceiling rails using clips.
The AP300 attaches to the mounting bracket that is attached to the T-bar box hanger.
The AP300 with the metal enclosure exposed meets the requirements for fire resistance and low
smoke-generating characteristics required by Section 300-22(C) of the National Electrical Code (NEC)
for installation in a building’s environmental air space.
You may need to modify thicker tiles to support this installation.
Warning! When installed in air-handling spaces, such as above a suspended ceiling,
power the AP300 only with a PoE, not a power supply.
Warning! Use Ethernet cable that meets the requirements for operating in plenums
and environmental air space (in accordance with Section 300-22(C) of the NEC).
Warning! Any Fast Ethernet (FE) cables installed in air-handling spaces should be
suitable under NEC Article 800.50 and marked accordingly for use in plenums and airhandling spaces with regard to smoke propagation, such as CL2-P, CL3-P, MPP (Multi
Purpose Plenum), or CMP (Communications Plenum).
Figure 11: AP Mounted Above a Suspended Ceiling
Height adjustment screw
Bracket mounting clip
Mounting bracket
T-bar hanger
Height adjustment screw
Access Point
00103
T-rail clips
Suspended ceiling T-rail
1. Determine the location on the ceiling rails where the AP will be mounted and remove the ceiling
tile.
2. Unpack the T-bar hanger kit and unfold the legs of the T-bar hanger.
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3. Locate the bracket mounting clip holes on the mounting bracket (see Figure 11). One hole attaches
the bracket perpendicular to the box hanger; the other mounts the bracket parallel to the box
hanger.
4. Attach the U-joint of the clip to the T-bar and snap in place (see Figure 12).
Figure 12: Attaching the Mounting Bracket to the Box Hanger
00104
.
5. Pass the long end clip through the large center hole to the underside of the mounting bracket clip
and then attach the bracket to the clip using the supplied screw (see Figure 12 for orientation).
6. Hold the AP300 next to the mounting bracket to estimate the height of the T-bar box hanger to
provide enough clearance for the external antennas, which should be pointing down.
7. Adjust the height of the box hanger using the height adjusting screws (see Figure 10).
8. Clip the box hanger T-rail clips to the ceiling rails, making sure they are securely attached.
9. Connect a drop wire to a building structural element and through the hole provided in the bracket
mounting clip. The U.S. National Electrical Safety Code requires this additional support.
10. Connect the posts of the AP300 to the three keyholes of the mounting bracket and slide into the
keyhole, ensuring the locking detent is engaged. You will hear a click.
11. For each antenna, loosen the knurled ring at the base of the antenna (see Figure 8), point the
antenna down, then retighten the ring.
12. Connect one end of the PoE Ethernet cable to the Ethernet connector, shown in Figure 11.
Note:
For the AP201 and AP208 access points, use a shielded Cat 5e (or greater)
Ethernet cable in order to comply with international electromagnetic
emissions limits.
13. Check that the AP300 is operating correctly before replacing the ceiling tile to the ceiling. Verify
correct operating using the LEDs, as shown in Check AP300 LED Activity.
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Mount AP300 in a Hoffman Enclosure
Meru has designed a custom mounting bracket compatible with a Hoffman enclosure (www.hoffmanonline.com). This bracket is available exclusively through Meru and orderable as part number ACC-AP300BHE. To mount an AP300 in a Hoffman enclosure, follow these steps:
1. Place AP300 upside down on a soft flat surface.
2. Remove and discard the wall/ceiling mounting bracket if it is present.
3. Remove and discard the four rubber feet.
4. If the unit has white antennas, remove them and attach the black antennas provided.
5. Position the Hoffman bracket (ACC-AP300-BHE) onto the back of the AP300 with the four Hoffman
mounting screws facing downwards.
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Figure 13: Hoffman Bracket ACC-AP300-BHE
6. Using a Phillips screw driver, attach the bracket using the two supplied 6-32 3/16 SEMS screws.
7. Flip the assembly over and mount into the Hoffman enclosure, attach the Ethernet cable to the
AP300 rotating the assembly to allow ease of dressing the Ethernet cable within the enclosure.
8. Using a Phillips screw driver, tighten the four bracket screws to the enclosure.
9. Adjust the antennas as needed.
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Check AP300 LED Activity
When the AP300 is first connects to the controller and any time the access point is rebooted, the AP
initializes and then is programmed by the controller. When the AP is first powered up, all LEDs are
green. Thereafter, the Status LED color reflects the various operating states described in Table . After
the AP300 is connected, check the status of the LEDs.
Figure 14: AP300 Status LEDs
A
2
L
A
N
P
W
R
R
F
1
S
T
A
T
L
A
N
R
F
1
R
F
2
00217
A
3
S
T
A
T
P
W
R
R
F
2
The functions of the five LEDs are described below.
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AP300 LED Descriptions
LED
Power
Function
off—no power
green—presence of power
off—no power
green—booting stage 1
blinking green and off—booting stage 2
Status
blinking green and white—discovering the controller
blinking green and blue—downloading a configuration from the
controller
blinking blue and off—AP is online and enabled, working state
blinking red and yellow—failure; consult controller for alarm state
off—no power or no link
LAN
green—link status OK
(at any speed)
green/blinking—activity (at any speed)
red—auto negotiation failure
off—no radio present
Radio 1
Radio 2
green—radio enabled
green blinking—data activity
yellow—disabled or in scanning mode
red—failure
Where to Go From Here
Now that the AP300 is installed, go to the Meru System Director Getting Started Guide for instructions
on initializing the hardware. Return to this chapter to check the status of the LEDs once the WLAN is
operational.
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Safety Precautions
Chapter 3
Installing the AP200
This chapter describes how to physically install the AP200. It contains the following
sections:
z Safety Precautions
z Unpacking the AP200
z Installation Requirements
z Installing the Access Points
z Where to Go From Here
z Checking LED Activity
Safety Precautions
IMPORTANT—Read and follow the instructions in “Regulatory Information” on page 93
before installing and operating this product.
Unpacking the AP200
As you unpack the AP200, confirm that the AP200 shipping package contains the items
listed on your packing list.
Shipments of the AP200 include a mounting bracket and mounting hardware for standard wall mounting. Optional mounting kits are available for mounting the AP200
above or below a hanging ceiling. The AP200 mounting studs are placed so they can
be used with brackets supplied by other vendors or to replace an AP100.
Note: The AP200 has a security cable slot so you can secure the AP200 with a
standard security cable, such as those used to secure laptop computers.
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Installation Requirements
An array of holes on the mounting bracket (see Figure 16) allows it to be mounted on
the wall and over junction boxes or molly bolts. There are also holes for passing the
PoE Ethernet or external power supply cable through the bracket if the bracket is
mounted on a junction box or over the ceiling T-bar box hanger.
Figure 15: AP200 Mounting Bracket
Ceiling mount hole
Access point mount
Wall cable access
Access point mount
Locking detent
Suspended ceiling
cable access
Ceiling mount hole
00100
Access point mount
Installation Requirements
The following recommended mounting locations provide the best reception for the
AP200:
z On a horizontal surface, such as a table or a desk
z On a vertical surface, usually a wall
z Below a hanging ceiling
z Above a hanging ceiling tiles (this installation is supported only for the AP200 with
the plastic enclosure removed)
Warning! With plastic covers removed, this product is suitable for use in
environmental air space in accordance with the Section 300-22(c) of the National
Electric Code and Sections 2- 128.12 - 010 (3) and 12 - 100 of the Canadian Electrical
Code. Part 1. C22. 1. For other countries, consult local authorities for regulations.
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To complete this installation, you need the items listed below.
Installation Type
Consumable Items Required
Horizontal mounting
None
Vertical mounting over a wall
stud
Vertical mounting on sheetrock
Horizontal mounting below a
hanging ceiling
Mounting above a ceiling tile
(AP200 metal enclosure only)
z
Two #6 x 2" wood screws for a wood stud; or
z
Two #6 x 1½" metal screws for a metal stud
z
Mounting bracket
z
Two #6 x 1" screws
z
Two #4-6 x 7/8" ribbed plastic wall anchors
z
Mounting bracket
z
Two caddy fasteners
z
Two plastic spacers
z
Two keps nuts (with attached lock washer)
z
Mounting bracket
z
Two T-rail clips
z
One T-box hanger
z
One bracket mounting clip
z
Mounting bracket
You need the tools listed below.
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AP200 Installation Tools
Installation Type
Tools Required
Horizontal mounting
None
Vertical mounting over a wall stud
Vertical mounting on sheetrock
Horizontal mounting below a hanging ceiling
Mounting above a hanging ceiling (AP200 metal
enclosure only)
z
Drill
z
1/8"drill bit
z
Screwdriver
z
Drill
z
3/16" drill bit
z
Screwdriver
z
Screwdriver
z
Wrench or pliers
z
Wrench or pliers
z
Screwdriver
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Selecting a Location
The AP200 requires a location that meets the following:
z Relatively unobstructed access to the stations the AP serves
z Power over Ethernet (PoE) connection to the network switch servicing the
controller.
APs can obtain their power from 802.3af standard Power over Ethernet (PoE)-compatible network switch or PoE power injector installed between the switch and the
AP200.
Select a location with minimal physical obstructions between the AP and the wireless
stations. In an office with cubicles, mounting the APs below a hanging ceiling or the
wall near the ceiling provides the least obstructed communications path. For an
external power supply connection, ensure the power source is near to where the
AP200 will be mounted.
Most installations receive the best coverage using the following guidelines:
Install APs toward the center of the building.
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z Do not install APs near metal objects, such as heating ducts, metal doors, or
electric service panels.
z Relative to the ground, orient the antenna up or down, not sideways.
Note: The previous guidelines are general guidelines. Each site has its own unique
environment. Place access points accordingly.
The AP200 is only intended for installation in Environment A as defined in IEEE
802.3af. All interconnected equipment must be contained within the same building,
including the interconnected equipment's associated LAN connection.
Attaching the AP200 Antennas
The AP200 is provided with external antenna ports. Make sure that all external
antennas and their associated wiring are located entirely indoors. The external
antennas are not suitable for outside use.
If the AP200 does not have external antennas, attach the antennas to the connectors
on the AP200 (see Figure 17). Rotate the knurled ring at the base of the antenna
clockwise to attach the antenna. The ring should be finger-tight.
Caution! When changing the orientation of the antennas, be sure to slightly loosen the
knurled ring before moving the antenna. Retighten the ring afterward. Otherwise, you
might damage the internal cabling in the AP.
Mounting the Access Point
You can mount an AP200 in the following ways:
z Horizontally, as described in the “Horizontal Mounting” section.
z Vertically, as described in the “Vertical Mounting” section.
z Below a hanging ceiling, as described in the “Mounting Below a Suspended
Ceiling” section.
z Above a tiled hanging ceiling, as described in the “Mounting Above a Suspended
Ceiling” section.
Horizontal Mounting
To horizontally mount an AP200:
1. Place the AP200 flat on the horizontal surface.
2. For each antenna, loosen the knurled ring at the base of the antenna (see
Figure 17), point the antenna straight up, then retighten the ring.
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Figure 16: AP200 Antenna Connection
ET
HE
RN
ET
3.3
Antenna
VD
C
AN
00110
T2
Turn clockwise
to tighten
3. Connect one end of the PoE 100BaseT Ethernet cable to the 100/1000 Ethernet
connector, shown in Figure 18.
Note:
For the AP201 and AP208 access points, a shielded Cat 5e (or greater)
Ethernet cable must be used in order to comply with international
electromagnetic emissions limits.
If it is not practical to use shielded cables, contact Support for a line filter,
available at no charge, that may also be used to ensure compliance.
Caution! Be sure to connect the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port; the cable can
mistakenly be plugged into the Console port (see Figure 18).
Figure 17: AP200 Connector Panel
CONSOLE
ANT 1
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100/1000
Ethernet
ETHERNET
(Currently
unsupported)
Power Antenna 2
inlet
3.3 VDC
ANT 2
00108
Antenna 1
(Reserved)
Reset
Console
(Push to restore
port
default settings)
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Vertical Mounting
To vertically mount an AP:
1. Using the bracket holes as a template, mark the location on the wall for the two
AP bracket mounting screws. They are placed 4 ½ inches apart, center-to-center,
one above the other. If you are not using plastic wall anchors, you must center
the mounting screws on a wall stud. If you do not center the mounting screws on
a wall stud, you must use plastic wall anchors.
Figure 18: AP200 Bracket
Ceiling mount hole
Access point mount
Wall cable access
Access point mount
Locking detent
Suspended ceiling
cable access
Ceiling mount hole
00100
Access point mount
2. Drill holes at the locations you marked:
— 3/16-inch holes if you are using plastic anchors
— 1/8-inch holes if you are using only the screws
3. If you are using plastic anchors, install them in the holes.
4. Screw in the screws most of the way, so that the screw head is about 1/16 of an
inch from the wall.
5. Mount the bracket on the screws, placing the circular portion of the keyhole
mounts over the screw heads and sliding the bracket down.
6. Tighten the screws to secure the bracket.
7. Align the AP200 mounting posts over the circular portion of the keyhole mounts,
push the AP in and slide the AP down until it engages with the locking detents.
You should hear it snap in place.
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Figure 19: Aligning the AP200 with the Bracket
00115
Mounting bracket attached to wall
AP200
Figure 20: Sliding the AP200 into the Bracket
00112
Mounting bracket
8. For external antennas, loosen the knurled ring at the base of each antenna (see
Figure 17), point the antenna straight up, then retighten the ring.
9. Connect one end of the PoE 100BaseT Ethernet cable to the 100/1000 Ethernet
connector, shown in Figure 18.
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Caution! Be sure to connect the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port; the cable can
mistakenly be plugged into the Console port.
Mounting Below a Suspended Ceiling
The optional suspended ceiling mounting kit allows the AP200 mounting bracket to
attach to suspended ceiling T-rails (see Figure 22).
Note: To comply with NEC code, attach a grounding wire to any of the screws used
to attach the AP200 to the mounting bracket.
Figure 21: Mounting the AP200 to a Suspended Ceiling Rail
Suspended ceiling T-rail
Caddy fastener(s)
Plastic spacer(s)
Keps nuts with attached
locking washer
00102
Mounting bracket
To mount an AP200 below a suspended ceiling:
1. Determine the location on the ceiling rail where the AP will be mounted and
remove the ceiling tiles.
2. Place each of the two caddy fasteners on the ceiling T-rail and twist to attach to
the rail.
3. Adjust the distance between the caddy fasteners by using the mounting bracket
holes as a guide.
4. Tighten the caddy fasteners in place using a standard screwdriver. Do not
overtighten.
5. Place each spacer on the caddy fastener stud. The spacer legs should contact the
ceiling
T-rail.
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6. Align the mounting bracket keyholes with the caddy fastener studs and slide the
AP200 to the narrow end of the hole.
7. Attach a keps nut to each caddy fastener stud and hand tighten. Do not
overtighten.
8. Align the AP200 mounting posts over the circular portion of the keyhole mounts,
push the AP in and slide the AP down until it engages with the locking detents
(see Figure 21). You should hear it snap in place.
9. For each antenna, loosen the knurled ring at the base of the antenna (see
Figure 17), point the antenna straight down, then retighten the ring.
10. Connect one end of the PoE 100BaseT Ethernet cable to the 100/1000 Ethernet
connector, shown in (see Figure 18).
Note:
For the AP201 and AP208 access points, a shielded Cat 5e (or greater)
Ethernet cable must be used in order to comply with international
electromagnetic emissions limits.
If it is not practical to use shielded cables, contact Support for a line filter,
available at no charge, that may also be used to ensure compliance.
Caution! Be sure to connect the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port; the cable can
mistakenly be plugged into the Console port.
Mounting Above a Suspended Ceiling
The optional T-bar box hanger mounting kit allows the AP200 to be mounted above
suspended ceiling T-rails (see Figure 23). The installation attaches the T-bar box
hanger to the ceiling rails using clips. The AP200 attaches to the mounting bracket
that is attached to the T-bar box hanger.
The AP200 antennas should point straight down for this type of installation. You may
need to modify thicker tiles to support this installation.
Warning! When installed in air-handling spaces, such as above a suspended ceiling,
the AP200 is to be powered via PoE only (PoE is required).
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Warning! The AP200 with the metal enclosure exposed meets the requirements for
fire resistance and low smoke-generating characteristics required by Section 30022(C) of the National Electrical Code (NEC) for installation in a building’s
environmental air space. You must remove the plastic enclosure to reveal the
plenum-rated AP200 metal case for installations above a suspended ceiling.
Additionally, you must use Ethernet cable that meets the requirements for operating
in plenums and environmental air space (in accordance with Section 300-22(C) of the
NEC).
Warning! Any Fast Ethernet (FE) cables installed in air-handling spaces should be
suitable under NEC Article 800.50 and marked accordingly for use in plenums and airhandling spaces with regard to smoke propagation, such as CL2-P, CL3-P, MPP (Multi
Purpose Plenum), or CMP (Communications Plenum).
Figure 22: Mounting the AP200 Above a Suspended Ceiling
Height adjustment screw
Bracket mounting clip
Mounting bracket
T-bar hanger
Height adjustment screw
Access Point
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T-rail clips
Suspended ceiling T-rail
To mount an AP200 above suspended ceiling rails:
1. Determine the location on the ceiling rails where the AP will be mounted and
remove the ceiling tile.
2. Unpack the T-bar hanger kit and unfold the legs of the T-bar hanger.
3. Locate the bracket mounting clip holes on the mounting bracket (see Figure 24).
One hole attaches the bracket perpendicular to the box hanger; the other mounts
the bracket parallel to the box hanger.
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Figure 23: Box Hanger Mounting Bracket Holes
00101
Mounting bracket holes
4. Attach the U-joint of the clip to the T-bar and snap in place (see Figure 25).
Figure 24: Attaching the Mounting Bracket to the Box Hanger
00104
.
5. Pass the long end clip through the large center hole to the underside of the the
mounting bracket clip and then attach the bracket to the clip using the supplied
screw (see Figure 25 for orientation).
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6. Hold the AP200 next to the mounting bracket to estimate the height of the T-bar
box hanger to provide enough clearance for the external antennas, which should
be pointing down.
7. Adjust the height of the box hanger using the height adjusting screws (see
Figure 22).
8. Clip the box hanger T-rail clips to the ceiling rails, making sure they are securely
attached.
9. Connect a drop wire to a building structural element and through the hole
provided in the bracket mounting clip. The U.S. National Electrical Safety Code
requires this additional support.
10. Connect the posts of the AP200 to the three keyholes of the mounting bracket and
slide into the keyhole (see Figure 21), ensuring the locking detent is engaged. You
will hear a click.
11. For each antenna, loosen the knurled ring at the base of the antenna (see
Figure 17), point the antenna down, then retighten the ring.
12. Connect one end of the PoE 100BaseT Ethernet cable to the 100/1000 Ethernet
connector, shown in Figure 18.
Note:
For the AP201 and AP208 access points, a shielded Cat 5e (or greater)
Ethernet cable must be used in order to comply with international
electromagnetic emissions limits.If it is not practical to use shielded cables,
contact Support for a line filter, available at no charge, that may also be used
to ensure compliance.
Caution! Be sure to connect the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port; the cable can
mistakenly be plugged into the Console port.
13. Check that the AP200 is operating correctly before replacing the ceiling tile to
the ceiling. Verify correct operating using the LEDs, as shown in Checking LED
Activity.
Where to Go From Here
Now that the AP200 is installed, go to the Meru System Director Getting Started
Guide for instructions on initializing the hardware. Return to this chapter to check
the status of the LEDs once the WLAN is operational.
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Checking LED Activity
Access point status LEDs are provided on the Ethernet connector and on the face of
the AP200.
Ethernet Connector LEDs
After the AP200 is connected, the LEDs near the RJ-45 connector should light, as
shown in Figure 26.
Link present
Ethernet activity
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Figure 25: RJ-45 LEDs
The green LED on the left blinks if any Ethernet activity is taking place. If there is
no Ethernet activity, the LED is off. The LED on the right is solid green if an Ethernet
link is present. If no Ethernet link is present or connectivity is lost, the LED is off.
AP200 Status LEDs
Four status LEDs on the face of the AP200 also light, as shown in Figure 27.
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Figure 26: AP200 Status LEDs
..
RF2
RF1
STATUS
POWER
00
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AP2
The functions of the status LEDs are described below.
When the AP200 is first connected to the controller and any time the access point is
rebooted thereafter, the AP initializes with and then is programmed by the
controller. When the AP is first powered up, all LEDs are green. Thereafter, the
Status LED (see Figure 27) color reflects the various operating states as described in
the second table below.
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AP200 LED Descriptions
LED
Function
The status LED for Radio 2 is a follows:
off—no radio present
RF 2
yellow—radio initializing
red—radio failure
solid green—radio OK
blinking green—radio activity
The status LED for Radio 1 is a follows:
off—no radio present
RF 1
yellow—radio initializing
red—radio failure
solid green—radio OK
blinking green—radio activity
Status
AP-Controller operational status (see Table )
Power
green—presence of power
AP200 Controller Status Information
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State
Interpretation
AP200 LED Cycle
Attempting to
discover Controller
In the process of discovering the
controller. The AP is connected but not
associated with the controller. If the AP
does not associate with the controller
after a period of time, verify that the
connection between the AP and the
switch or the switch and the controller
is unbroken.
Green/Red/Blue/R
ed
Connected
Normal operation without security.
Blue/Blue/Blue/Re
d
Blue/Blue/Blue/Re
d, for 2 seconds.
Authenticated
Normal operation with security.
Blue blink a
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State
Interpretation
AP200 LED Cycle
Disconnected
Access point was once connected to a
controller and configured by the
controller, but can no longer find that
controller
Green/Purple/
Green/Purple
Standalone
Access point is operating in a
standalone mode
Purple blink
Downloading
Downloading image or configuration
from the controller
Green/Blue
Green/Blue
Access point is in an error state.
Red (blinking or
solid)
Error State
Call Meru technical support
a. The AP200 LEDs cycle from bright to dim for each “blink.”
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Chapter 4
Installing the AP150
This chapter describes how to physically install the AP150. It contains the following
sections:
z Safety Precautions
z Unpacking the AP150
z Installation Requirements
z Installing the Access Points
z Where to Go From Here
z Checking LED Activity
Safety Precautions
IMPORTANT—Read and follow the instructions in Appendix , “Regulatory Information”
on page 93 before installing and operating this product.
This product is intended to be supplied by a UL Listed power supply, marked Class 2
or LPS, and rated minimum 5 Vdc, 3A.
Caution! The AP150 is not certified for plenum installations, and should not be installed
in the plenum space.
Unpacking the AP150
Confirm that the AP150 shipping package contains the AP150 access point with
attached mounting bracket.
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Figure 27: AP150 with Mounting Bracket
Installation Requirements
If you choose not to use the AP150 mounting bracket, the backside of the AP150
contains two keyholes to accommodate a simple wall mount.
A mounting bracket can be used for many wall mounting configurations. The AP150
bracket mounting studs are placed so they can be used with brackets supplied by
other vendors or to replace an AP100. An array of holes on the mounting bracket (see
Figure 28) allow it to be mounted on the wall and over junction boxes or molly bolts.
There are also holes for passing the PoE Ethernet or external power supply cable
through the bracket if the bracket is mounted on a junction box.
Additional optional mounting kits are available for mounting the AP150below a
hanging ceiling, using the mounting bracket.
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Caution! The AP150 is not certified for plenum installations, and should not be installed
in the plenum space.
Note: The AP150 has two security cable slots (one on each side of the AP150) so you
can secure the AP150 with a standard security cable, such as those used to secure
laptop computers.
The following recommended mounting locations provide the best reception for the
AP150:
z On a horizontal surface, such as a table or a desk
z On a vertical surface, usually a wall
z Below a hanging ceiling
To complete this installation, you need the items listed in Table .
AP150 Installation Items
Installation Type
Consumable Items Required
Horizontal mounting
None
Vertical mounting over a wall stud
Vertical mounting on sheetrock
Horizontal mounting below a
hanging ceiling
z
Two #6 x 2" wood screws for a wood stud; or
z
Two #6 x 1½" metal screws for a metal stud
z
Mounting bracket
z
Two #6 x 1" screws
z
Two #4-6 x 7/8" ribbed plastic wall anchors
z
Mounting bracket
z
Two caddy fasteners
z
Two plastic spacers
z
Two keps nuts (with attached lock washer)
z
Mounting bracket
You need the tools listed below.
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AP150 Required Tools
Installation Type
Tools Required
Horizontal mounting
None
Vertical mounting over a wall stud
Vertical mounting on sheetrock
Horizontal mounting below a
hanging ceiling
z
Drill
z
1/8"drill bit
z
Screwdriver
z
1/8"Allen wrench
z
Drill
z
3/16" drill bit
z
Screwdriver
z
1/8"Allen wrench
z
Screwdriver
z
Wrench or pliers
z
1/8"Allen wrench
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Selecting a Location
The AP150 requires a location that meets the following criteria:
z Relatively unobstructed access to the stations the AP serves
z Power over Ethernet (PoE) connection to the network switch servicing the
controller.
APs can obtain their power from 802.3af standard Power over Ethernet (PoE)-compatible network switch or PoE power injector installed between the switch and the
AP150. AP150 and AP300 work with all switches that support STANDARD 802.3af.
Select a location with minimal physical obstructions between the AP and the wireless
stations. In an office with cubicles, mounting the APs below a hanging ceiling or the
wall near the ceiling provides the least obstructed communications path.
Most installations receive the best coverage using the following guidelines:
Install APs toward the center of the building.
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z Do not install APs near metal objects, such as heating ducts, metal doors, or
electric service panels.
z Relative to the ground, orient the antenna up or down, not sideways.
Note: The previous guidelines are general guidelines. Each site has its own unique
environment. Place access points accordingly.
The AP150 is only intended for installation in Environment A as defined in IEEE
802.3af. All interconnected equipment must be contained within the same building,
including the interconnected equipment's associated LAN connection.
Attaching the AP150 Antennas
The AP150 is provided with external antenna ports. Make sure that all external
antennas and their associated wiring are located entirely indoors. The external
antennas are not suitable for outside use.
If the AP150 does not have external antennas, attach the antennas to the connectors
on the AP150 (see Figure 29). Rotate the knurled ring at the base of the antenna
clockwise to attach the antenna. The ring should be finger-tight.
Caution! When changing the orientation of the antennas, be sure to slightly loosen the
knurled ring before moving the antenna. Retighten the ring afterward. Otherwise, you
might damage the internal cabling in the AP.
Mounting the Access Point
You can mount an AP150 in the following ways:
z Horizontally, as described in the “Horizontal Mounting” section.
z Vertically, as described in the “Vertical Mounting with the Mounting Bracket”
section.
z Below a hanging ceiling, as described in the “Mounting Below a Suspended
Ceiling” section.
Horizontal Mounting
To horizontally mount an AP150:
1. Place the AP150 flat on the horizontal surface.
2. For each antenna, loosen the knurled ring at the base of the antenna (see
Figure 29), point the antenna straight up, then retighten the ring.
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Figure 28: AP150 Antenna Connection
RES
ET
REL
OAD
ANT 2
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Antenna
Turn clockwise
to tighten
3. Connect one end of the PoE 100BaseT Ethernet cable to the 100/1000 Ethernet
connector, shown in Figure 30.
Figure 29: AP150 Connector Panel
Antenna 1
Power
Ethernet
(reserved) connection
Console
port
Reset Reload
(reserved) button
Antenna 2
ANT1
ANT2
LAN
CONSOLE
RESET RELOAD
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DC 5V
Vertical Mounting the AP150
To perform a simple wall mount using the keyholes on the back of the AP150:
1. Remove the attached mounting bracket from the back of the AP150.
2. Mark the location on the wall for two mounting screws. They are placed 4.3"
apart, center-to-center, or one above the other. If you are not using plastic wall
anchors, you must either center the mounting screws on a wall stud or use plastic
wall anchors.
3. Drill holes at the locations you marked:
— 3/16-inch holes if you are using plastic anchors
— 1/8-inch holes if you are using only the screws
4. If you are using plastic anchors, install them in the holes.
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5. Screw in the screws most of the way, so that the screw head is about 1/16 of an
inch from the wall.
6. Align the AP150 keyholes over the mounting screws and slightly pull down (or
across, if mounting sideways).
7. For external antennas, loosen the knurled ring at the base of each antenna (see
Figure 29), point the antenna straight up, then retighten the ring.
8. Connect one end of the PoE 100BaseT Ethernet cable to the 100/1000 Ethernet
connector, shown in Figure 30.
Vertical Mounting with the Mounting Bracket
The AP150 uses thumbscrews to attach to the mounting bracket or mounting plate
that allows the access point to be mounted on a vertical surface. Additionally, three
shoulder screws may be installed on the mounting bracket to allow the AP150 and
attached bracket to mount over a previously installed Cisco 1200 mounting bracket.
To vertically mount an AP:
1. If not mounting the AP150 to a previously third-party installed mounting bracket,
use a 1/8" Allen wrench to remove the shoulder screws from the mounting
bracket, if already attached.
2. Using the bracket holes as a template, remove the bracket from the AP150 (or use
the stencil in Appendix , “Mounting Bracket Stencils”) to mark the location on the
wall for the two AP bracket mounting screws. They are placed 4.3 inches apart,
center-to-center. If you are not using plastic wall anchors, you must center the
mounting screws on a wall stud. If you do not center the mounting screws on a
wall stud, you must use plastic wall anchors.
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Figure 30: AP150 Bracket
Suspended ceiling
cable access
Wall cable access
3. Drill holes at the locations you marked:
— 3/16-inch holes if you are using plastic anchors
— 1/8-inch holes if you are using only the screws
4. If you are using plastic anchors, install them in the holes.
5. Screw in the screws most of the way, so that the screw head is about 1/16 of an
inch from the wall.
6. Mount the bracket on the screws, placing the circular portion of the keyhole
mounts over the screw heads and sliding the bracket down.
7. Tighten the screws to secure the bracket.
8. Align the AP150 with the bracket thumbscrews (see Figure 32) and tighten the
thumbscrews to attach the bracket.
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Figure 31: Aligning the AP150 with the Bracket
9. For external antennas, loosen the knurled ring at the base of each antenna (see
Figure 29), point the antenna straight up, then retighten the ring.
10. Connect one end of the PoE 100BaseT Ethernet cable to the 100/1000 Ethernet
connector, shown in Figure 30.
Mounting Below a Suspended Ceiling
The optional suspended ceiling mounting kit allows the AP150 mounting bracket to
attach to suspended ceiling T-rails (see Figure 33).
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Note: To comply with NEC code, attach a grounding wire to any of the screws used
to attach the AP150 to the mounting bracket.
Figure 32: Mounting the AP150 to a Suspended Ceiling Rail
Suspended ceiling T-rail
Caddy fastener(s)
Spacer(s)
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Mounting bracket
Washers
To mount an AP150 below a suspended ceiling:
1. Using a 1/8" Allen wrench, remove the shoulder screws from the mounting
bracket, if already attached.
2. Determine the location on the ceiling rail where the AP will be mounted and
remove the ceiling tiles.
3. Place each of the two caddy fasteners on the ceiling T-rail and twist to attach to
the rail.
4. Adjust the distance between the caddy fasteners by using the mounting bracket
holes as a guide.
5. Tighten the caddy fasteners in place using a standard screwdriver. Do not
overtighten.
6. Place each spacer on the caddy fastener stud. The spacer legs should contact the
ceiling T-rail.
7. Align the mounting bracket keyholes with the caddy fastener studs and slide the
AP150 to the narrow end of the hole.
8. Attach a keps nut to each caddy fastener stud and hand tighten. Do not
overtighten.
9. Align the AP150 with the bracket thumbscrews (see Figure 32) and tighten the
thumbscrews to attach the bracket.
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10. For each antenna, loosen the knurled ring at the base of the antenna (see
Figure 29), point the antenna straight down, then retighten the ring.
11. Connect one end of the PoE 100BaseT Ethernet cable to the 100/1000 Ethernet
connector, shown in (see Figure 30).
Checking LED Activity
Access point status LEDs are provided on the Ethernet connector and on the face of
the AP150.
AP150 Status LEDs
Four status LEDs on the face of the AP150 also light, as shown in Figure 34.
Figure 33: AP150 Status LEDs
.
RAD
IO 1
RAD
IO 2
PW
R
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LA N
Status LEDs
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When the AP150 is first connected to the controller and any time the access point is
rebooted thereafter, the AP initializes with and then is programmed by the
controller. The Status LED (see Figure 34) color reflects the various operating states
(Table ).
AP150 LED Descriptions
LED
Function
The Power status LED status is as follows:
z
off—power is off
z
solid red—when power is applied, system initializes for 40 seconds and then
the LED turns amber; after discovering the controller the LED turns green.
Otherwise, the system is in an abnormal state (notify Customer Support).
z
solid amber—at any time, if this LED state persists longer than 40 seconds,
notify Customer Support
z
solid green—system is fully operational
Power
Radio I
The Radio I LED is lit when radio packets are being transmitted and when
the radio is beaconing.
Radio II
The Radio II LED is lit when radio packets are being transmitted and
when the radio is beaconing.
The Ethernet LED status is as follows:
Ethernet
z
off—no link
z
solid green—100Mbps connection
z
blinking green—transmit or receive activity at 100Mbps
z
solid amber—10Mbps connection
z
blinking amber—transmit or receive activity at 10Mbps
Where to Go From Here
Now that the AP150 is installed, go to the Meru System Director Getting Started
Guide for instructions on initializing the hardware. Return to this chapter to check
the status of the LEDs once the WLAN is operational.
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Chapter 5
Installing the OAP180
This chapter describes how to physically install the OAP180. It contains the following
sections:
z Safety Precautions
z Unpacking the OAP180
z Installation Requirements
z Installing the Access Points
z Where to Go From Here
z Checking LED Activity
Safety Precautions
IMPORTANT—Read and follow the instructions in Appendix , “Regulatory Information”
on page 93 before installing and operating this product.
This product is intended to be powered by a UL Listed power supply, marked Class 2
or LPS, and rated minimum 5 Vdc, 3A.
Caution! The OAP180 is not certified for plenum installations, and should not be
installed in the plenum space.
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Figure 34: OAP180 Outdoor Access Point
Top panel view
2.4G
Bottom panel view
5G
5G
2.4G
Console
PoE
N-Type External
Antenna Connector
(5 GHz)
N-Type External
Antenna Connector
(2.4 GHz)
Console
Port
Ethernet/PoE
Connector
Water-Tight
Test Point
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Console
Port Cover
Attachment
Confirm that the OAP180 shipping boxes contain the following items:
z OAP180 Outdoor Access Point
z Wall/Pole Mount Hardware Kit for mounting OAP180 to a 1.5” to 2” diameter steel
pole or tube or as part of a radio or tower structure
z N-Type Female connectors for external antennas
z Outdoor CAT5 Ethernet cable—100 feet. Be sure to include this (maximum) 100
foot cable in link path calculation; the PoE does not resend the traffic, it only
provides power.
z Power injector with power cord
Installation Requirements
In addition to the hardware supplied by Meru Networks, you need the following:
Required
z Standard Ethernet cable to connect the power injector to a switch or controller
z Antennas (sold separately)
Ground wire for the OAP180Optional
z RF coaxial cable to connect the antenna to the OAP180
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Selecting a Location
When you plan the OAP180 physical configuration, include the elements shown in this
drawing:
Figure 35: Sample Physical Layout
External Antenna
Indoor
Outdoor
RF Coaxial Cable
LAN Switch
OAP 180
Ethernet Cable
Power Injector
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Ground Wire
AC Power
Radio Position Planning
Never construct a radio mast, pole, or tower near overhead power lines. In addition,
local regulations may limit or prevent construction of a high radio mast or tower. If
your OAP180 link requires a high radio mast or tower, consult a professional
contractor for advice. Once the required antenna height has been determined, other
factors affecting the precise position of the OAP180 must be considered.
z Be sure there are no other radio antennas within 2 m (6 ft.) of the OAP180.
z Place the OAP180 away from power and telephone lines.
z Avoid placing the OAP180 too close to any metallic, reflective surfaces, such as
roof-installed air-conditioning equipment, tinted windows, wire fences, or water
pipes.
Radio Interference
Avoiding radio interference is an important part of wireless planning. Interference is
caused by other radio transmissions using the same or an adjacent channel frequency.
You should first scan your proposed site using a spectrum analyzer to determine if
there are any strong radio signals using the 802.11a or 802.11bg channel frequencies.
Always use a channel frequency that is furthest away from another signal.
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Weather Conditions
Take into account any extreme weather conditions that are known to affect your
location. Consider these factors:
z Temperature — The OAP180 is tested for normal operation in temperatures from
- 40°F to 140°F. Operating in temperatures outside of this range may cause the
unit to fail.
z Wind Velocity — The OAP180 can operate in winds up to 44 m/s and survive higher
wind speeds up to 66 m/s. You must consider the known maximum wind velocity
and direction at the site and be sure that any supporting structure, such as a pole,
mast, or tower, is built to withstand this force.
z Lightning — The OAP180 includes its own built-in lightning surge protection.
However, you should make sure that the unit, any supporting structure, and cables
are all properly grounded. Additional protection using lightning rods, lightning
arrestors, or surge suppressors may also be employed. Antenna sockets should
point upwards in a vertical manner
z Rain — The OAP180 is weatherproofed against rain. Also, prolonged heavy rain has
no significant effect on the radio signal. However, it is recommended to apply
weatherproof sealing tape around the Ethernet port and antenna connectors for
extra protection. If moisture enters a connector, it may cause a degradation in
performance or even a complete failure of the link.
z Snow and Ice — Falling snow, like rain, has no significant effect on the radio
signal. However, a build up of snow or ice on antennas may cause the link to fail.
In this case, the snow or ice has to be cleared from the antennas to restore
operation of the link.
Ethernet Cabling
When a suitable antenna location has been determined, plan a cable route from the
OAP180 outdoors to the power injector module indoors. Consider these points:
z The Ethernet cable length should never be longer than 100 ft.
z Determine a building entry point for the cable.
z Determine if conduits, bracing, or other structures are required for safety or
protection of the cable.
z For lightning protection at the power injector end of the cable, consider using a
lightning arrestor immediately before the cable enters the building.
z The shield of the ethernet cable needs to be grounded at the lightning arrestor.
If, by design, the lightning arrestor cannot provide this ground, the shield of the
ethernet cable will need to be grounded by the installer.
Grounding
It is important that the OAP180, cables, and any supporting structures are properly
grounded. The OAP180 unit includes a grounding screw to attach a ground wire. Be
sure that grounding is available and that it meets local and national electrical codes.
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Test Basic Link Operation
Set up the OAP180 on the ground, either outdoors or indoors. Connect the unit as
indicated in this document and perform the basic configuration tasks outlined below.
When you are satisfied that the OAP180 is operating correctly, proceed to mounting
the unit in the intended location.
Mounting the Access Point
The OAP180 can be mounted on the following (brackets are included):
z 1.5 to 2 inch diameter pole
z Wall
Mounting OAP180 with the Pole-Mounting Bracket
Follow these steps to mount the unit to a 1.5 to 2 inch diameter steel pole or tube
using the mounting bracket:
1. Attach the OAP180 to the mounting bracket.
Figure 36: Square Mounting Bracket Attaches to Bottom of OAP180
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Attach the adjustable
rectangular plate to
the bridge with
supplied screws
2. Place the V-shaped part of the bracket around the pole and tighten the securing
nuts just enough to hold the bracket to the pole. (The bracket may need to be
rotated around the pole during the alignment process.)
Note: Always attach the bracket to a pole with the open end of the mounting
grooves facing up.
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Figure 37: Brackets Attached to a Pole
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Attach the bridge
with bracket to
affixed plate on pole
3. Use the included nuts to tightly secure the wireless OAP180 to the bracket.
4. Connect the OAP180 bracket and the pole bracket.
Mounting OAP180 with the Wall-Mounting Bracket
Attach the bracket to a wall with the flat side flush against the wall. Follow these
steps to mount the unit to a wall using the wall-mounting bracket:
1. Position the bracket in the intended location and mark the position of the four
mounting screw holes.
2. Drill holes in the wall that match the screws and wall plugs included in the
bracket kit, and then secure the bracket to the wall.
02
Figure 38: Mount OAP180 Bracket on Wall
3. Use the included nuts to tightly secure the OAP180 to the bracket.
4. Connect the two brackets as shown below.
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Figure 39: Mount OAP180 on Wall Bracketl
Connect Antennas and Ground Wire to OAP180
OAP180 does not ship with any antenna by default. Since customers have different
outdoor applications, we suggest that you choose from the various antenna options
offered by Meru. See the list in Appendix , “AP Accessories” on page 71.
The OAP180 works both with antennas that attach to the unit and remote antennas.
When using antennas that attach to the unit, attach the antenna before installing the
unit. Use the two connectors on the right (5G-1 and 2.4G-1) as indicated in Figure 8.
When deploying an OAP180 with a remote antenna, first mount remote antennas and
then connect them to the OAP180.
Follow these steps:
1. Remove the two right-most antenna covers indicated in Figure 8.
2. Mount the external antenna on the same supporting structure as you did the
OAP180, within 3 m (10 ft.) of it, using the bracket supplied in the antenna
package.
3. Connect the antenna to the OAP180’s N-type connector (5G-1 and 2.4G-1) using
the RF coaxial cable provided in the antenna box.
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Figure 40: Connect OAP180 Antenna Cables
5 GHz External
High-gain Panel
Antenna
5G-1
2.4G-1
5 GHz N-type
2.4 GHz N-type
Connector (5G-1) Connector (2.4G-1)
RF Coaxial
Cable
2.4 GHz External
Omnidirectional
Antenna
00204
5G-2
2.4G-2
4. Apply weatherproofing tape to the antenna connectors to help prevent water
entering the connectors.
Note: When not using antenna connectors on the OAP180, keep the covers securely
attached for weather protection.
Follow these steps to attach the Ethernet cable and ground wire:
1. Using the included cable, attach the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on the
OAP180.
Note: Use only the provided Ethernet cable. Do not shorten this cable as the path
loss is needed. During periods of lightning activity, do not connect or disconnect
cables or otherwise work with the OAP180.
Figure 41: Attach Ethernet Cable to OAP180
Console Port
PoE (Ethernet) Port
Console
PoE
Ground Wire
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Ethernet
Cable
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2. For extra protection against rain or moisture, apply weatherproofing tape (not
included) around the Ethernet connector.
3. Ground the unit with an appropriate grounding wire (not included) by attaching
it to the grounding screw on the unit. See above.
Caution! Equipment shall be installed in accordance with the National Electrical Code
ANSI/NFPA 70 and the Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1, and when applicable, the National
Electrical Safety Code, IEEE C2.
Equipment shall be properly grounded according to Chapter 8 of ANSI/NFPA 70, the
National Electrical Code (NEC) and the Cable distribution system should be grounded
(earthed) in accordance with ANSI/NFPA 70, the National Electrical Code (NEC), in
particular Section 820.93, Grounding of the Outer Conductive Shield of a Coaxial Cable.
The separate protective earthing terminal provided on this product shall be permanently
connected to earth.
Caution!
Do not locate the power injector outdoors. The unit is for indoor use only.
Note: The wireless Ethernet port does not support Power over Ethernet (PoE) based
on the IEEE 802.3af standard. Do not try to power the unit by connecting it directly
to a network switch that provides IEEE 802.3af PoE. Always connect the unit to the
included power injector module to maintain the warranty.
Note: Each AC power injector requires 1.5 amps of power at 100-240 volts. When
connecting multiple devices to one outlet, be sure to allow 1.5 amps for each AC
power adapter.
Follow these steps to connect the power injector:
1. Connect the other end of the provided Ethernet cable (already connected to the
OAP180) to the RJ-45 port labeled Output on the power injector.
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Figure 42: Connect OAP180 to Power Injector
AC power
Ethernet cable
from LAN switch
Ethernet cable to
wireless bridge
00206
Power LED indicator
2. Connect a straight-through unshielded twisted-pair (UTP) cable (not included)
from a local LAN switch to the RJ-45 port labeled Input on the power injector. See
the illustration above. Use Category 5e or better UTP cable for 10/100BASE-TX
connections.
Note: The RJ-45 port on the power injector is an MDI port. If connecting directly to
a computer for testing the link, use a crossover cable.
3. Insert the power cable plug directly into the standard AC receptacle on the power
injector. See the illustration above.
4. Plug the other end of the power cable into a grounded, 3-pin socket, AC power
source.
Note: For International use, you may need to change the AC line cord. You must use
a line cord set that has been approved for the receptacle type in your country.
5. Check the LED on top of the power injector to be sure that power is being supplied
to the OAP180 through the Ethernet connection.
Align Antenna
After the OAP180 unit is mounted, connected, and the radios are operating, the
antennas must be accurately aligned to ensure optimum performance of the OAP180
links. In this point-to-multipoint configuration all OAP180 nodes must be aligned
with the root OAP180 antenna.
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Checking LED Activity
Checking LED Activity
Check the OAP180 LEDs for activity. Four of the eight LEDs on the bottom of the
OAP180 indicate activity; four LEDs are not used at this time. Check the four active
LEDs to determine if the AP is working.
Figure 43: OAP180 LEDs
Console
PoE
Power On
LED
Transmission LEDs
(radio packets transmitting)
00194
Ethernet link
LED
hese 4 LEDs
re not used
The grey LEDs in the illustration are not currently used. The following chart explains
the meanings for the remaining LEDs.
LED
Function
Power
When power is applied, this LED initially turns amber, then blinks green
when the system power check is applied, and then is a steady green
when power is on.
Radio 1
802.11bg
Radio 2
802.11a
Ethernet
The 11bg connection LED blinks amber when radio packets are being
transmitted and when the radio is beaconing. If there is traffic over the
air on this radio, the blinking rate increases.
The 11a connection LED blinks green when radio packets are being
transmitted and when the radio is beaconing. If there is traffic over the
air on this radio, the blinking rate increases.
The Ethernet Link LED blinks green when a link has been detected and
is in use.
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Antenna Gain Recommendations
The OAP180 auto-adjusts the power level sent from the radio to the antenna, so that
the EIRP emitted from the antenna is the value defined by the controller (100mW by
default). You can increase this setting if you are compensating for signal loss from
long inexpensive cables connecting external antennas. (Configure a false/low dBi
antenna gain to trick the radio into supplying more transmit power to that antenna,
which would then make up for the cable loss.) You may also need to decrease the
EIRP from 100mW to 30mW for a device that only transmits at 30mW. The Antenna
Gain values can be changed from the Web UI Configuration>APs>Antenna Properties
view, or from the CLI using the antenna-property command. Determine the appropriate gain for your antenna by checking the following chart.
Antenna
MN-ACC-ANT-BG08O-NM 802.11 b/g 8 dBi OmniDirectional Antenna, 2400 - 2500GHz (N Male)
8
MN-ACC-ANT-BG08O-NF 802.11 b/g 8 dBi OmniDirectional Antenna, 2400 - 2500GHz (N Female)
8
MN-ACC-ANT-BG18P-NF 802.11 b/g 18 dBi High Gain
Panel Directional Antenna, 2400 - 2500GHz (N Female)
18
MN-ACC-ANT-BG10S-NF 802.11 b/g 10 dBi High Gain
Sector Antenna, 2400 - 2500GHz (N Female)
10
MN-ACC-ANT-A08O-NM-1 802.11a 8 dBi OmniDirectional Antenna, 5150 - 5350GHz (N Male)
8
MN-ACC-ANT-A08O-NM-2 802.11a 8 dBi OmniDirectional Antenna, 5470 - 5875GHz (N Male)
8
MN-ACC-ANT-A08O-NF 802.11a 8 dBi Omni-Directional
Antenna, 4900 - 5350GHz (N Female)
8
MN-ACC-ANT-A23P-NF 802.11a 23 dBi High Gain
Directional Panel, 5150 - 5875GHz (N Female)
23
MN-ACC-ANT-A13S-NF 802.11a 13 dBi High Gain 120degree Sector Antenna, 4900-5150/5150-5875GHz (N
Female)
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Where to Go From Here
Where to Go From Here
Now that the AP300 is installed, go to the Meru System Director Getting Started
Guide for instructions on initializing the hardware. Return to this chapter to check
the status of the LEDs once the WLAN is operational.
As well, check the AP chapter in the Meru System Director Configuration Guide for
instructions on configuring radio band, dual radio, and external antenna operation.
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Wireless Interface
Appendix A
Specifications
This chapter provides specifications for Access Point and contains the following
sections:
z Wireless Interface
z Ethernet Interface
z Physical
Wireless Interface
Wireless Interface Specifications
Feature
Details
Wireless Standards
z
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Antennas
z
Two to six external antennas. Omnidirectional and directional
antennas for specific coverage requirements
Wireless Medium
Access
z
Wi-Fi Compliant 802.11 MAC standard
Power Management
z
Power-save mode for clients in both QoS mode and non-QoS mode
z
Peak frame size of > 2346 bytes
z
Fragmentation and reassembly of 802.11/Ethernet frames
z
Active scanning and passive scanning
z
Pre-authentication
z
Power-save mode supported
Frame Size
Client Activities
Supported
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Ethernet Interface
Ethernet Interface
Feature
Wireline Standard
Detail
z
One Ethernet (IEEE 802.3) interface, supporting halfduplex and full-duplex modes
z
Supports the Power over Ethernet (PoE) IEEE 802.3af
standard
Physical
Physical specifications for Meru Access Points are provided in the Access Point Data
Sheet. Either check online at www.merunetworks.com for the latest version or
contact your Meru sales engineer for a copy of the document.
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Appendix B
AP Accessories
This section provides specifications for the following AP accessories:
z Power Over Ethernet Devices
z Power Supplies
z Antennas
z Mounting Brackets
Power Over Ethernet Devices
PoE
Description
ACC-POE-AT-1AC
Mid-Span High Power pre-802.3at PoE injector (1 Port, 110V/220V AC
input). Ideal for Meru AP300; backward compatible with 802.3af, also
works with Meru AP200 and Meru AP150. Includes US power cords.
ACC-POE-AT-12AC
Mid-Span 802.3af+ High Power PoE injector (12 Port, 110V/220V AC input),
19" rack mountable, remote management capable
ACC-POE1-24AC
Mid-Span 802.3af PoE injector (24 Port, 110V/220V AC input) - Note only
supports 20 access points ?
ACC-POE1-24ACDC
Mid-Span 802.3af PoE injector (24 Port, 110V/220V AC or 48V DC input) - Note only
supports 20 access points
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Power Supplies
Power Supplies
Power Supply
Description
ACC-AP300-PWR
External Universal 5V Power supply for AP300 series
ACC-PWR-OAP180 Spare
High Power POE injector for OAP180. Not rated for outdoors, must be
placed indoors. Does not include power cord, orderable separately as ACCPWR-CRD. Note: This device provides high power, upto 40W to the OAP180
unit and is not compatible with the 802.3af PoE standard.
ACC-PWR-AP150
External Universal Power supply for AP150, ships with interchangeable
plugs. Certified for United States, United Kingdom, EU, China, Australia.
Antennas
A detailed list of all antennas sold and supported by Meru is published in the price
list. This list is broken down by AP type and supported antennas. Using any antenna
other than those offered by Meru Networks is not recommended nor supported. Use
only Meru certified antennas to guarantee performance and coverage and maintain
Meru support. For detailed specification and datasheets for the antennas, check the
website at www.merunetworks.com
For each supported antenna for an AP, the table below shows the RF band supported,
the gain of the antenna and the coverage type, whether it is an omnidirectional,
directional panel or sector antenna.
RF Band
(GHz)
Gain (dBi)
Coverage
Type
Indoor/
Outdoor
Size
(mm)
Conne
ctor
Description
AP300
2.4-2.48/
4.94-5.85
(default)
72
802.11b/g/n
2.4Ghz = 2 dBi
802.11a/n
5Ghz = 3 dBi
P/N: ACC-ANT-ABGN23O-W
omnidirectional
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indoor
only
13 x
131
RPSMA
Use with AP150/ AP200/
AP300. White dual-band
802.11a/b/g/n rubber duck
antenna. Default for AP300.
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Antennas
RF Band
(GHz)
2.4-2.48 /
4.94-5.85
2.4-2.48/
4.94-5.85
Gain (dBi)
802.11b/g/n
2.4Ghz = 2 dBi
802.11a/n
5Ghz = 3 dBi
802.11b/g/n
2.4Ghz = 4.7 dBi
802.11a/n
5Ghz = 4.7 dBi
Coverage
Type
Indoor/
Outdoor
Size
(mm)
Conne
ctor
Description
P/N: MN-ACC-ANTabg
omnidirectional
indoor
only
13.5 x
158
RPSMA
Use with AP150/ AP200/
AP300. Black dual-band
802.11 a/b/g rubber duck
antenna. Default for AP150,
AP201, AP208.
P/N: ACC-ANT-ABGN47O
omnidirectional
indoor
only
102 x
11
RPSMA
High-gain rubber duck
antenna: compact,
cosmetically attractive,
black, dual-band, 4 inch
P/N: ACC-ANT-ABGN-23
2.4-2.5
/4.95.875
802.11b/g/n
2.4Ghz = 3 dBi
802.11a/n
5Ghz = 4 dBi
omnidirectional
indoor
only
309 x
22 x 94
RPSMA
AP300 use only. Flush ceiling
mount, dual-band MIMO
antenna with low profile for
indoor applications requiring
coverage of multiple bands
with minimum visibility.
Mount to drop ceiling tiles or
solid surface with cable
routing. Includes three 5 ft
very low loss pigtails.
pigtails, allows remote
connection of antenna for all
3 antennas per radio of
AP300. Use one unit per
radio, e.g., AP310 needs 1
unit and AP320 needs 2 units.
P/N: ACC-ANT-MIMO-MNT
2.4-2.48/
4.94-5.85
NA
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any
indoor
only
178 x
178 x
178 x 7
RPSMA
AP300 use only. Mount for
MIMO antenna; include three
5 ft pigtails and mounting
hardware. Deploy an AP
below ceiling tile or inside an
enclosure and remotely
connect an antenna to this
external mount. Use one unit
per radio, e.g., AP310 needs 1
unit and AP320 needs 2 units.
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Antennas
RF Band
(GHz)
Gain (dBi)
Coverage
Type
Indoor/
Outdoor
Size
(mm)
Conne
ctor
Description
AP200
2.4-2.48 /
4.94-5.85
(default)
2.4-2.48/
4.94-5.85
2.4-2.48/
4.94-5.85
802.11b/g/n
2.4Ghz = 2 dBi
802.11a/n
5Ghz = 3 dBi
802.11b/g/n
2.4Ghz = 2 dBi
802.11a/n
5Ghz = 3 dBi
802.11b/g/n
2.4Ghz = 4.7 dBi
802.11a/n
5Ghz = 4.7 dBi
P/N: MN-ACC-ANTabg
omnidirectional
indoor
only
13.5 x
158
RPSMA
Use with AP150/ AP200/
AP300. Black dual-band
802.11 a/b/g rubber duck
antenna. Default for AP150,
AP201, AP208.
P/N: ACC-ANT-ABGN23O-W
omnidirectional
indoor
only
13 x
131
RPSMA
Use with AP150/ AP200/
AP300. White dual-band
802.11a/b/g/n rubber duck
antenna. Default for AP300.
P/N: ACC-ANT-ABGN47O
omnidirectional
indoor
only
102 x
11
RPSMA
High-gain rubber duck
antenna: compact,
cosmetically attractive,
black, dual-band, 4 inch
P/N: MN-ACC-ANT-ABG43
2.4-2.48/
4.94-5.85
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802.11b/g/n
2.4Ghz = 3 dBi
802.11a/n
5Ghz = 4 dBi
omnidirectional
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only
108 x
13
RPSMA
AP200 use only. Flush ceiling
mount (drop-ceiling or solid
with cable routing), dualband, low profile. Ideal for
coverage of multiple bands
with minimum visibility.
Includes one 18" pigtail
terminated with RPSMA
connector.
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Antennas
RF Band
(GHz)
Gain (dBi)
Coverage
Type
Indoor/
Outdoor
Size
(mm)
Conne
ctor
Description
P/N: MN-ACC-ANT3-50MD
2.4 - 2.5
802.11b/g/n
2.4Ghz = 5.2 dBi
omnidirectional
indoor
only
RPSMA
For use with AP200 only. High
gain ceiling mount single
band omindirectional antenna
operating at 2.4GHz This
antenna is ideally suited for
applications in indoor
environment. Its broad
elevation plane radiation
pattern has been shaped to
direct energy where it is
needed, while suppressing
the misdirected upper and
lower sidelobe energy. When
ceiling mounted, the antenna
drops down about 10 inches
from the ceiling. Antenna
gain is 5.2 dBi and includes a
3 foot pigtail and one
mounting bracket.
P/N: MN-ACC-ANT3-80MD
2.4 - 2.5
802.11b/g/n
2.4Ghz = 4 dBi
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omnidirectional
indoor
only
248 x
26
RPSMA
For use with AP200 only.
Ceiling mount single band
omindirectional Fiberglass
Antenna operating at 2.4GHz
This antenna is ideally suited
for applications in harsh
indoor environments. When
ceiling mounted, the antenna
drops down 10 inches from
the ceiling. Antenna gain is 4
dBi and includes a 3 foot
pigtail and one mounting
bracket.
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Antennas
RF Band
(GHz)
Gain (dBi)
Coverage
Type
Indoor/
Outdoor
Size
(mm)
Conne
ctor
Description
P/N: MN-ACC-ANT3-80P
2.4 - 2.5
802.11b/g/n
2.4Ghz = 8.5 dBi
directional
panel
indoor/
outdoor
129 x
119 x
38
N
female
For use with AP200 only. This
directional panel single band
antenna is designed to cover
2.4 GHz frequencies with a
VSWR of less than 1.5:1,
obtaining maximum gain with
an attractive, low-profile
package. This antenna can be
mounted indoors or outdoors
and provides a gain of 8.5 dBi.
Provides UL's highest flame
retardant rating allowing
maximum placement
flexibility. Meets the most
stringent building fire rating
codes. Allows the cable to be
installed in the strictest
indoor mounting locations,
including air ducts. 3 foot
pigtail with RPSMA connectors
and mounting hardware
included.
P/N: MN-ACC-ANT3-130P
2.4 - 2.5
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2.4Ghz = 13 dB
directional
panel
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outdoor
224 x
206 x
406
N
female
AP200 use only. Single band,
low-profile antenna covers
2.4 GHz frequencies with a
VSWR of less than 1.5:1.
Provides UL's highest flame
retardant rating and meets
the most stringent building
fire rating codes. Cable can
be installed in the strictest
indoor mounting locations,
including air ducts. One low
loss 3 foot pigtail with RPSMA
connectors and mounting
hardware included. This
antenna is the same as #83000024 (above) but with higher
gain and no mounting bracket
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Antennas
RF Band
(GHz)
Gain (dBi)
Coverage
Type
Indoor/
Outdoor
Size
(mm)
Conne
ctor
Description
AP150
2.4-2.48 /
4.94-5.85
2.4-2.48/
4.94-5.85
(default)
802.11b/g/n
2.4Ghz = 2 dBi
802.11a/n
5Ghz = 3 dBi
802.11b/g/n
2.4Ghz = 2 dBi
802.11a/n
5Ghz = 3 dBi
P/N:MN-ACC-ANTabg
omnidirectional
indoor
only
13.5 x
158
RPSMA
Use with AP150/ AP200/
AP300. Black dual-band
802.11 a/b/g rubber duck
antenna. Default for AP150,
AP201, AP208.
P/N: ACC-ANT-ABGN23O-W
omnidirectional
indoor
only
13 x
131
RPSMA
Use with AP150/ AP200/
AP300. White dual-band
802.11a/b/g/n rubber duck
antenna. Default for AP300.
OAP180
P/N: MN-ACC-ANT-BG08O-NM
2.4 - 2.5
802.11 b/g
2.4Ghz = 8 dBi
omnidirectional
indoor/
outdoor
21 x
580
N male
OAP180 use only; mounts
directly to OAP. Outdoors,
coverage is along the
horizontal plane. Vertical
polarization is limited to 30
degrees.
P/N:MN-ACC-ANT-BG08O-NF
N
female
2.4 - 2.5
802.11 b/g
2.4Ghz = 8 dBi
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omnidirectional
indoor/
outdoor
19 x
520
note:
needs
added
male
OAP180 use only. Outdoors,
coverage is along the
horizontal plane. Vertical
polarization is limited to 30
degrees. Requires additional
male type connector or RF
patch cable (MN-ACC-CBL5NM-NM) to connect to
OAP180. Cable is sold
seperately; connector not
sold by Meru. Mounting
hardware included.
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Antennas
RF Band
(GHz)
Gain (dBi)
Coverage
Type
Indoor/
Outdoor
Size
(mm)
Conne
ctor
Description
P/N: MN-ACC-ANT-BG18P-NF
2.4 - 2.5
802.11 b/g
2.4Ghz = 18
dBi
directional
panel
indoor/
outdoor
360 x
360 x
16
OAP180 use only. High-gain,
single-band panel antenna
ideal for wireless coverage in
a focused, narrow area or for
providing point-to-point
signal. Requires additional
male type connector or RF
patch cable (MN-ACC-CBL5NM-NM) to connect to
OAP180. Cable is sold
seperately; connector not
sold by Meru. Mounting
hardware included.
N
female
note:
needs
added
male
P/N: MN-ACC-ANT-BG10S-NF
2.4 - 2.5
802.11b/g
2.4Ghz = 10
dBi
OAP180 use only. High-gain,
single-band sector antenna
ideal for wireless coverage in
a wide area (120 degree
coverage). Provides 10 dBi
gain. Requires additional
male type connector or RF
patch cable (MN-ACC-CBL5NM-NM) to connect to
OAP180. Cable is sold
seperately; connector not
sold by Meru. Mounting
hardware included.
N
female
sector
indoor/
outdoor
750 x
88 x70
note:
needs
added
male
P/N: MN-ACC-ANT-A08O-NM1
5.1505.350
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802.11a
2.4Ghz = 8 dBi
omnidirectional
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outdoor
22 x
325
N male
OAP180 use only; mounts
directly to OAP180. Singleband, operating at lower UNI I
band between 5.15-5.35GHz
providing 8 dBi gain.
Outdoors, coverage is along
the horizontal plane. Vertical
polarization is limited to 24
degrees.
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Antennas
RF Band
(GHz)
Gain (dBi)
Coverage
Type
Indoor/
Outdoor
Size
(mm)
Conne
ctor
Description
P/N: MN-ACC-ANT-A08O-NM2
5.4705.875
802.11a
2.4Ghz = 8 dBi
omnidirectional
indoor/
outdoor
22 x
325
N male
OAP180 use only; mounts
directly to OAP180. Operates
at higher bands between
5.470-5.875GHz providing 8
dBi gain. Outdoors, coverage
is along the horizontal plane.
Vertical polarization is
limited to 24 degrees.
P/N: MN-ACC-ANT-A08O-NF
N
female
5.5005.825
802.11a
2.4Ghz = 8 dBi
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omnidirectional
indoor/
outdoor
78 x 80
x373
note:
needs
added
male
OAP180 use only. Outdoors,
coverage is along the
horizontal plane with
omnidirectional coverage
along the horizontal plane.
Vertical polarization is
limited to 24 degrees.
Requires additional male type
connector or RF patch cable
(MN-ACC-CBL-5NM-NM) to
connect to OAP180. Cable is
sold seperately; connector
not sold by Meru. Mounting
hardware included.
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Antennas
RF Band
(GHz)
Gain (dBi)
Coverage
Type
Indoor/
Outdoor
Size
(mm)
Conne
ctor
Description
P/N: MN-ACC-ANT-A23P-NF
NN
female
5.1505.875
802.11a
2.4Ghz = 23
dBi
directional
panel
indoor/
outdoor
320 x
320 x18
note:
needs
added
male
OAP180 use only. High-gain,
single-band, directional panel
antenna ideal for wireless
coverage in a focused, narrow
area or for providing point-topoint signal. Operates at
5.150 - 5.875GHz. Requires
additional male type
connector or RF patch cable
(MN-ACC-CBL-5NM-NM) to
connect to OAP180. Cable is
sold seperately; connector
not sold by Meru. Mounting
hardware included.
P/N: MN-ACC-ANT-A13S-NF
N
female
4.9005.875
80
802.11a
2.4Ghz = 23
dBi
sector
Meru Access Point Installation Guide
indoor/
outdoor
620 x
88 x 70
note:
needs
added
male
OAP180 use only. High-gain,
single-band, sector antenna
ideal for wireless coverage in
a wide area (120 degrees of
horizontal coverage).
Operates at 4.9-5.875.
Requires additional male type
connector or RF patch cable
(MN-ACC-CBL-5NM-NM) to
connect to OAP180. Cable is
sold seperately; connector
not sold by Meru. Mounting
hardware included.
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Mounting Brackets
Mounting Brackets
Meru offers various mounting options for access points. The table below lists the
mounting options by AP type.
Part Number
Supported
by AP
ACC-AP300-MNT
AP300
ACC-AP300-BHE
AP300
Description
Spare: Ceiling Mounting Bracket and Screws
for AP300. This bracket ships by default with
the AP300 at no charge to the customer.
Optional Accessory: Custom Mounting
Bracket for mounting AP300 in a Hoffman
Enclosure
ACC-MNT-SCRMKIT
AP150, AP200
and AP300
Suspended Ceiling Rail Mounting Kit
ACC-MNT-ASCMKIT
AP150, AP200
and AP300
Suspended Above Ceiling Mounting Kit (T-Bar
Hanger)
ACC-MNT-AP200
AP200
Spare: Standard Ceiling Mounting Bracket
and Screws for AP200. This bracket ships by
default with the AP200.
ACC-AP150-MNT
AP150
Spare: Ceiling Mounting Bracket and Screws
for AP150. This bracket ships by default with
the AP150.
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AP150 and AP300 Rev A Mounting Bracket Stencil
Appendix C
Mounting Bracket Stencils
B-1
This appendix provides drawings of the AP mounting brackets.
AP150 and AP300 Rev A Mounting Bracket
Stencil
The following page contains the stencil of the mounting bracket used by AP150 and
AP300 Rev A. This stencil should be printed to scale and verified against an actual
mounting bracket before punching holes
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AP300 Rev B Mounting Bracket Stencil
AP300 Rev B Mounting Bracket Stencil
The standard mounting bracket (Revision A) was redesigned in June 2008 and
replaced with a Revision B. This bracket has an extra 3/8th inch clearance from the
wall to provide easier access when securing the AP onto the mounted bracket. The
Revision B bracket also has enhancements for easier mounting compatibility with
existing mounting brackets for various access points such as AP200, AP150, Proxim
AP4000, Cisco 1230 Series Access Point, and Cisco 1240 Series Access Points.
The following page contains the stencil of the AP300 Rev B mounting bracket. This
stencil should be printed to scale and verified against an actual mounting bracket
before punching holes
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Cautions
Appendix D
Cautions and Warnings
The cautions and warnings that appear in this manual are listed below in English,
German, French, and Spanish.
Cautions
A Caution calls your attention to a possible hazard that can damage equipment.
"Vorsicht” weist auf die Gefahr einer möglichen Beschädigung des Gerätes in.
Une mise en garde attire votre attention sur un risque possible d'endommagement de
l'équipement. Ci-dessous, vous trouverez les mises en garde utilisées dans ce manuel.
Un mensaje de precaución le advierte sobre un posible peligro que pueda dañar el
equipo. Las siguientes son precauciones utilizadas en este manual.
Caution! When changing the orientation of the antennas, be sure to slightly loosen the
knurled ring before moving the antenna. Retighten the ring afterward. Otherwise, you
might damage the internal cabling in the AP.
Vorsicht! Bei einer Neuausrichtung der Antennen muss vor Bewegung der Antenne der
Rändelring leicht gelockert werden. Anschließend den Ring wieder festziehen.
Anderenfalls können die internen Kabel im AP beschädigt werden.
Mise en garde En cas de modification d’orientation des antennes, veiller à desserrer
légèrement la bague moletée avant de réorienter l’antenne. Resserrer ensuite la bague,
faute de quoi le câblage interne du point d’accès pourrait être endommagé.
Precaución!
Al cambiar la orientación de las antenas, asegúrese de aflojar ligeramente
el anillo estriado antes de mover la antena. Luego vuelva a apretar el anillo. De otro modo,
podría dañar el cableado interno del punto de acceso.
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Cautions
Caution! Be sure to connect the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port; the cable can
mistakenly be plugged into the Console port.
Vorsicht! Darauf achten, dass das Ethernetkabel am Ethernetanschluss und nicht
versehentlich am Konsolenanschluss angeschlossen wird.
Mise en garde Veiller à bien connecter le câble Ethernet au port Ethernet et non pas au
port Console.
Precaución!
Asegúrese de conectar el cable Ethernet al puerto Ethernet, porque por
error se puede enchufar en el puerto de la consola.
Caution! The radiated output power of the access points is well below the FCC radio
frequency exposure limits. However, the Meru Access Point should be used in such a
manner that the potential for human contact during normal operation is minimized. To
avoid the possibility of exceeding the FCC radio frequency exposure limits, you should keep
a distance of at least 20 cm between you (or any other person in the vicinity) and the
Access Point antennas.
Vorsicht! Die abgestrahlte Ausgangsleistung von Geräten von Meru Networks, Inc. liegt
weit unter den Hochfrequenz-Expositionsgrenzwerten der FCC. Die Meru Access Point
Zugangspunkte von Meru Networks, Inc. sollten jedoch so verwendet werden, dass das
Potenzial für Kontakt mit Menschen während des normalen Betriebs auf ein Mindestmaß
beschränkt wird. Um die Möglichkeit einer Überschreitung der FCC-HochfrequenzExpositionsgrenzwerte zu vermeiden, ist ein Abstand von mindestens 20 cm zwischen Ihnen
(bzw. einer anderen Person in der Nähe) und den Zugangspunkt-Antennen zu wahren.
Mise en garde La puissance de rayonnement émise par les équipements Meru Networks,
Inc. est très inférieure aux limites d'exposition aux fréquences radio définies par la FCC.
Toutefois, les points d'accès de la série Meru Access Point de Meru Networks, Inc. doivent
être utilisés de façon à éliminer tout risque de contact humain en fonctionnement normal.
Pour éviter de dépasser les limites d'exposition aux fréquences radio définies par la FCC,
il est impératif de préserver en permanence une distance supérieure ou égale à 20 cm
entre l'utilisateur (ou toute personne se trouvant à proximité) et les antennes du point
d'accès.
Precaución!
La potencia de radiación de los dispositivos de Meru Networks, Inc. está
muy por debajo de los límites de exposición a radiofrecuencia estipulados por la FCC. No
obstante, los puntos de acceso de la serie Meru Access Point de Meru Networks, Inc. deben
usarse de tal manera que se minimice la posibilidad de contacto para el usuario durante la
operación normal. Para evitar la posibilidad de exceder los límites de exposición a
radiofrecuencia establecidos por la FCC, el usuario (o cualquier otra persona en torno)
debe mantenerse a una distancia de al menos 20 cm respecto a las antenas del punto de
acceso.
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Warnings
Caution!
Exposure to Radio Frequency Radiation.
The installer of this radio equipment must ensure that the antenna is located or pointed
such that it does not emit an RF field in excess of Health Canada limits for the general
population; consult Safety Code 6, obtainable from Health Canada’s website
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/rpb.
Vorsicht!
Exposure to Radio Frequency Radiation.
The installer of this radio equipment must ensure that the antenna is located or pointed
such that it does not emit an RF field in excess of Health Canada limits for the general
population; consult Safety Code 6, obtainable from Health Canada's website
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/rpb.
Mise en garde Exposition aux rayonnements à fréquence radioélectrique
L'installateur de cet équipement radio doit veiller à positionner et orienter l'antenne
de telle sorte qu'elle n'émette pas un champ radioélectrique supérieur aux limites
définies par Santé Canada pour la population générale. Consulter le Code de sécurité
n° 6, disponible sur le site Web de Santé Canada à l'adresse http://www.hcsc.gc.ca/rpb.
Precaución!
Exposición a la radiación de radiofrecuencia.
El instalador de este equipo de radio debe cerciorarse de que la antena está localizada u orientada de tal manera que no emita un campo de radiofrecuencia superior
a los límites estipulados por Health Canada para la población; consulte el Código de
Seguridad 6 que podrá encontrar en el página web de Health Canada, http://www.hcsc.gc.ca/rpb.
Warnings
A warning calls your attention to a possible hazard that can cause injury or death.
The following are the warnings used in this manual.
"Achtung" weist auf eine mögliche Gefährdung hin, die zu Verletzungen oder Tod
führen können. Sie finden die folgenden Warnhinweise in diesem Handbuch:
Un avertissement attire votre attention sur un risque possible de blessure ou de
décès. Ci-dessous, vous trouverez les avertissements utilisés dans ce manuel.
Una advertencia le llama la atención sobre cualquier posible peligro que pueda
ocasionar daños personales o la muerte. A continuación se dan las advertencias
utilizadas en este manual.
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Warnings
Warning! With plastic covers removed, this product is suitable for use in
environmental air space in accordance with the Section 300-22(c) of the National
Electric Code and Sections 2- 128.12 - 010 (3) and 12 - 100 of the Canadian Electrical
Code. Part 1. C22. 1. For other countries, consult local authorities for regulations.
Achtung! Bei abgenommener Kunststoffabdeckung ist dieses Produkt zur Verwendung
in einem Umgebungsluftraum gemäß Abschnitt 300-22(c) des National Electric Code
und Abschnitt 2- 128.12 - 010 (3) und 12 - 100 des Canadian Electrical Code Teil 1.
C22.1 geeignet. Die Vorschriften für andere Länder sind bei den örtlichen Behörden
erhältlich.
Avertissement Sous réserve que ses couvercles de plastique soient déposés, cet
appareil est adapté à une utilisation dans les vides de construction des bâtiments
selon la section 300-22(c) du code NEC (National Electric Code) et les sections 2128.12 - 010 (3) et 12 - 100 du Code électrique du Canada, partie 1. C22. 1. Pour tous
les autres pays, consulter les organismes de réglementation locaux.
Advertencia
Una vez desprendidas las cubiertas de plástico, este producto es
adecuado para su uso en el espacio aéreo circundante en conformidad con la sección
300-22(c) del National Electric Code (Código Eléctrico Nacional de EE.UU.) y las
secciones 2- 128.12 - 010 (3) y 12 - 100 del Código Eléctrico de Canadá. Parte 1. C22.
1. En otros países, consulte a las autoridades locales competentes para informarse
acerca de las normativas vigentes.
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Warnings
Warning! The AP200 with the metal enclosure exposed meets the requirements for
fire resistance and low smoke-generating characteristics required by Section 30022(C) of the National Electrical Code (NEC) for installation in a building’s
environmental air space. You must remove the plastic enclosure to reveal the
plenum-rated AP200 metal case for installations above a suspended ceiling.
Additionally, you must use Ethernet cable that meets the requirements for operating
in plenums and environmental air space (in accordance with Section 300-22(C) of the
NEC).
Achtung! Das AP200 mit exponiertem Metallgehäuse erfüllt die Anforderungen für
Feuerbeständigkeit und Kenndaten für geringe Raucherzeugung, die gemäß Abschnitt
300-22(C) des National Electrical Code (NEC) zur Installation im Umgebungsluftraum
eines Gebäudes vorgeschrieben sind. Bei Installationen über einem Hängeboden muss
das Kunststoffgehäuse abgenommen werden, um das flammwidrige (plenum-rated)
AP200 Metallgehäuse freizulegen.
Außerdem muss ein Ethernetkabel, das die Anforderungen zum Betrieb in einem
Umgebungsluftraum erfüllt, verwendet werden (gemäß Abschnitt 300-22(C) des
NEC).
Avertissement L’équipement AP200 en boîtier métallique à nu est conforme aux
critères de résistance au feu et de faible génération de fumées de la section 30022(C) du code NEC (National Electrical Code) pour installation dans le vide de
construction d’un bâtiment. Il est nécessaire de déposer le boîtier de plastique pour
mettre à nu le boîtier métallique du AP200 en vue de son installation au-dessus d’un
faux plafond.
De plus, selon la section 300-22(C) du code NEC, le câble Ethernet doit répondre aux
critères de fonctionnement en vide de construction.
Advertencia
La unidad AP200 con la carcasa de metal expuesta cumple los
requisitos de resistencia al fuego y de generación de humo especificados en la
sección 300-22(C) del National Electrical Code (NEC, Código Eléctrico Nacional de
EE.UU.) para la instalación en el espacio aéreo circundante del edificio. Es necesario
desprender la cubierta de plástico con el fin de exponer la carcasa metálica de la
unidad AP200 plenum para su instalación encima de techos falsos.
Por otra parte, es necesario utilizar cable Ethernet que cumpla los requisitos de
funcionamiento en el espacio aéreo circundante (en conformidad con la sección 30022(C) del NEC).
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Warnings
Warning! Any Fast Ethernet (FE) cables installed in air-handling spaces should be
suitable under NEC Article 800.50 and marked accordingly for use in plenums and airhandling spaces with regard to smoke propagation, such as CL2-P, CL3-P, MPP (Multi
Purpose Plenum), or CMP (Communications Plenum).
Achtung! Alle Fast-Ethernet (FE)-Kabel, die in Lüftungsräumen installiert werden,
sollten gemäß NEC Artikel 800.50 geeignet sein und entsprechend zur Verwendung in
Hohlräumen (Plenum) und Lüftungsräumen im Hinblick auf Rauchausbreitung
gekennzeichnet sein, z.B. CL2-P, CL3-P, MPP (Multi Purpose Plenum) oder CMP
(Communications Plenum).
Avertissement Les câbles Fast Ethernet (FE) installés dans un vide d’air doivent
correspondre aux critères de l’article 800.50 du code NEC et identifiés en
conséquence comme adaptés à une utilisation dans les vides de construction des
bâtiments en matière de propagation de la fumée (marquages CL2-P, CL3-P, MPP
(Multi Purpose Plenum) ou CMP (Communications Plenum)).
Advertencia
Todos los cables Fast Ethernet (FE) instalados en espacios aéreos
deben cumplir con el artículo 800.50 del NEC y estar marcados adecuadamente para
su uso en espacios aéreos y plenums en lo concerniente a la propagación de humo,
tales como CL2-P, CL3-P, MPP (Plenum multifuncional), o CMP (Plenum de
comunicaciones).
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Warnings
Warning! Inside antennas must be positioned to observe minimum separation of 20
cm. (~ 8 in.) from all users and bystanders. For the protection of personnel working
in the vicinity of inside (downlink) antennas, the following guidelines for minimum
distances between the human body and the antenna must be observed.
The installation of the indoor antenna must be such that, under normal conditions,
all personnel cannot come within 20 cm. (~ 8.0 in.) from any inside antenna.
Exceeding this minimum separation will ensure that the employee or bystander does
not receive RF-exposure beyond the Maximum Permissible Exposure according to FCC
CFR 47, section 1.1310 i.e. limits for General Population/Uncontrolled Exposure.
Achtung! Innenantennen müssen so positioniert werden, dass ein Mindestabstand von
20 cm (ca. 8 Zoll) zu allen Benutzern und anderen Personen gewahrt wird. Zum Schutz
von Personal, das in der Nähe von Innenantennen (Downlink) arbeitet, sind die
folgenden Richtlinien für Mindestabstand zwischen dem menschlichen Körper und der
Antenne zu beachten.
Die Innenantenne muss so installiert werden, dass sich unter normalen Bedingungen
kein Personal bis auf weniger als 20 cm (ca. 8 Zoll) an eine Innenantenne annähern
kann. Durch Überschreitung dieses Mindestabstands wird sichergestellt, dass Mitarbeiter oder andere Personen keiner RF-Exposition über die maximal zulässige Exposition (MPE; Maximum Permissible Exposure) gemäß FCC CFR 47, Abschnitt 1.1310
(Grenzwerte für die allgemeine Bevölkerung/unkontrollierte Exposition) ausgesetzt
werden.
Avertissement Les antennes intérieures doivent être positionnées de façon à
respecter une distance minimum de 20 cm par rapport aux utilisateurs et aux tiers.
Pour la protection du personnel travaillant à proximité des antennes intérieures
(liaison descendante), respecter les directives suivantes pour assurer des distances
minimales entre les êtres humains et les antennes.
Toute antenne intérieure doit être installée de telle sorte que, dans des conditions
normales, le personnel ne puisse s'en approcher à moins de 20 cm. Cette distance
minimale est destinée à garantir qu'un employé ou un tiers ne sera pas exposé à un
rayonnement radioélectrique supérieur à la valeur maximale autorisée, telle qu'elle
est définie dans les limites d'exposition non contrôlées pour la population par la
réglementation de la FCC CFR 47, section 1.1310.
Advertencia
Las antenas interiores deben colocarse de manera que se observe una
separación mínima de 20 cm. (~ 8 pulg.) respecto a todos los usuarios y circunstantes.
Para la protección del personal que trabaje en las inmediaciones de las antenas
interiores (receptoras), deben observarse las siguientes directrices relativas a la
distancia mínima entre el cuerpo humano y la antena.
La instalación de la antena interior debe efectuarse de tal modo que, en condiciones
normales, ningún miembro del personal pueda acercarse a menos de 20 cm. (~ 8,0
pulg.) de cualquier antena interior. El cumplimiento de este mínimo de separación
asegura que el empleado o circunstante no recibirá exposición a radiofrecuencia por
encima de la Exposición Máxima Permisible conforme a la normativa FCC CFR 47,
sección 1.1310, es decir, los límites asignados a la Exposición Incontrolada/Población
Civil.
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Appendix E
Regulatory Information
The Meru Access Point (APs) must be installed and used in strict accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions as described in the user documentation that comes with
the product. For country-specific approvals, see below. Meru Networks, Inc. is not
responsible for any radio or television interference caused by unauthorized modification of APs, or the substitution or attachment of connecting cables and equipment
other than that specified by Meru Networks, Inc. The correction of interference
caused by such unauthorized modification, substitution or attachment is the responsibility of the user. Meru Networks, Inc. and its authorized resellers or distributors
are not liable for any damage or violation of government regulations that may arise
from the user failing to comply with these guidelines.
For OAP180
Radio
z FCC Part 15
z Canada RSS210
z EN 300 328 V1.6.1 (11/2004)
z EN 301 893 V1.3.1 (08/2005)
z Japan Technical Regulations
EMC
z FCC Part 15
z EN 301 489-17 V1.2.1 (08/2002)
z Japan VCCI
Safety
Prolonged exposure to RF radiation can be hazardous. Switch off unit power before
service or installation procedures.
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Limits for Occupational/Controlled Exposure
Frequency
Range (MHz)
Electric Field
Strength (E)
(V/m)
Magnetic
Field Strength
(H) (A/m)
1500-100,000
Power Density
(S) (mW/cm2)
Averaging
Time |E|2,
|H|2 or S
(minutes)
5
6
Limits for General Population/Uncontrolled Exposure
Frequency
Range (MHz)
1500-100,000
Electric Field
Strength (E)
(V/m)
Magnetic
Field Strength
(H) (A/m)
Power Density
(S) (mW/cm2)
Averaging
Time |E|2,
|H|2 or S
(minutes)
1.0
30
Note:
Occupational/controlled limits apply in situations in which persons are exposed as a
consequence of their employment provided those persons are fully aware of the potential
for exposure and can exercise control over their exposure. Limits for
occupational/controlled exposure also apply in situations when an individual is transient
through a location where occupational/controlled limits apply provided he or she is made
aware of the potential for exposure.
Note:
General population/uncontrolled exposures apply in situations in which the general
public may be exposed, or in which persons that are exposed as a consequence of their
employment may not be fully aware of the potential for exposure or can not exercise
control over their exposure.
Frequencies Blocked for Regulatory Compliance
802.11a frequencies 5.25-5.35 GHz and 5.47-5.725 GHz have been blocked for DFS
compliance.
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USA
USA
Underwriters Laboratories
For the AP150 series, the AP300 series, AP200 series, and the OAP180, the following
statement and notices are applicable:
Use only with Listed I.T.E. equipment.
Notices
The unit is intended for installation in Environment A as defined in IEEE 802.3.af. All
interconnected equipment must be contained within the same building, including the
interconnected equipment's associated LAN connection.
Suitable for use in environmental air space in accordance with Section 300-22(c) of
the National Electrical Code, and Sections 2-128, 12-010(3) and 12-100 of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1, C22.1.
FCC Radiation Exposure Statement
Caution!
The radiated output power of the Meru Networks devices is well below the FCC
radio frequency exposure limits. However, the Access Point should be used in
such a manner that the potential for human contact during normal operation is
minimized. When installing and operating these devices, keep a minimum
distance of 20 cm (8 inches) between the antennas and any persons/users in the
vicinity.
Radio Frequency Interference Requirements
The Interference Statement applies to the following APs:
z AP150
z OAP180
z AP201 Rev 2, AP208 Rev 2
FCC Part 15 Statement
This is to certify that the above models are shielded against the generation of
radio interference. Compliance is dependent upon the use of Cat 5e shielded
data cables or a Meru-supplied line filter. Contact Meru Support to obtain a line
filter, free of charge.
z AP300 series
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USA
Interference Statement
Meru Access Points
Note:
All devices except the OAP180 are indoor devices. The FCC requires indoor use for
the frequency range 5.15 GHz to 5.25 GHz to reduce the potential for harmful
interference to co-channel Mobile Satellite systems.
High-power radars are allocated as primary users of the 5.25 to 5.35 GHz and 5.65
to 5.85 GHz bands. These radar stations can cause interference with or damage to
these devices, or both.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy. If the
equipment is not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, the equipment may cause harmful interference to radio communications. There is no guarantee, however, that such interference will not occur in a particular installation. If
this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception
(which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on), the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by taking one or more of the following
measures:
z Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
z Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
z Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from to which the
receiver is connected.
z Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Note:
The Meru Access Point must be installed and used in strict accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions as described in the user documentation that comes
with the product. Any other installation or use may violate FCC Part 15
regulations. Modifications not expressly approved by Meru Networks, Inc. could
void your authority to operate the equipment.
This device must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other
antenna or transmitter.
For products available in the USA and Canadian markets, only channels 1 through 11
can be operated. Selection of other channels is not authorized.
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Canada. Industry Canada (IC)
Canada. Industry Canada (IC)
The Class B digital portion of this apparatus complies with Canadian standard ICES-003.
These devices comply with RSS210 of Industry Canada.
Per RSS 210 A9.5 point 7:
(i) the device for the band 5150-5250 MHz is only for indoor usage to reduce potential for
harmful interference to co-channel mobile satellite systems;
(ii) the maximum antenna gain permitted (for devices in the bands 5250-5350 MHz and 54705725 MHz) to comply with the e.i.r.p. limit; and
(iii) the maximum antenna gain permitted (for devices in the band 5725-5825 MHz) to comply
with the e.i.r.p. limits specified for point-to-point and non point-to-point operation as appropriate, as stated in section A9.2(3).
In addition, users should also be cautioned to take note that high-power radars are allocated as
primary users (meaning they have priority) of the bands 5250-5350 MHz and 5650-5850 MHz
and these radars could cause interference and/or damage to LE-LAN devices.
(iv) These devices are not permitted to operate in the 5600 - 5650 MHz band.
For products available in the USA and Canadian markets, only channels 1 through 11 can be
operated. Selection of other channels is not authorized.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause
undesired operation of this device.
This device and its listed antenna(s) must not be co-located or operated in conjunction with any
other antenna or transmitter
L’utilisation de ce dispositif est autorisée seulement aux conditions suivantes: (1) il ne doit pas
produire de brouillage et (2) l’utilisateur du dispositif doit étre prêt à accepter tout brouillage
radioélectrique reçu, même si ce brouillage est susceptible de compromettre le fonctionnement
du dispositif.
The term "IC" before the equipment certification number only signifies that the Industry
Canada technical specifications were met.
To reduce the potential radio interference to other users, the antenna type and gain should be
chosen so that the equivalent isotropically radiated power (EIRP) is not more than that required
for successful communication.
To prevent radio interference to the licensed service, this device is intended to be operated
indoors and away from windows to provide maximum shielding. Equipment (or its transmit
antenna) that is installed outdoors is subject to licensing.
Pour empecher que cet appareil cause du brouillage au service faisant l’objet d’une licence, il
doit etre utilze a l’interieur et devrait etre place lin des fenetres afin de Fournier un ecram de
blindage maximal. Si le matriel (ou son antenne d’emission) est installe a l’exterieur, il doit
faire l’objet d’une licence.
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Caution!
Exposure to Radio Frequency Radiation.
The installer of this radio equipment must ensure that the antenna is located or
pointed such that it does not emit an RF field in excess of Health Canada limits
for the general population; consult Safety Code 6, obtainable from Health
Canada’s website http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/rpb.
This equipment complies with IC RSS-102 radiation exposure limits set forth for
an uncontrolled environment. This equipment should be installed and operated
with a minimum distance of 20cm between the antennas and any persons/users
in the vicinity.
Note:
Meru Access Points
These devices are restricted to indoor use because they operate in the 5.15 to
5.25 GHz frequency range. Industry Canada requires such products to be used
indoors for the frequency range 5.15 GHz to 5.25 GHz to reduce the potential
for harmful interference to co-channel Mobile Satellite systems.
Access Points have been designed to operate with the antennas listed below. Antennas not
included in this list are strictly prohibited for use with these devices. The required antenna
impedance is 50 ohms.
AP Antennas with Gain
AP Model
Antenna Type
Gain (2.4 GHz)
Gain (5 GHz)
AP300
Dual-Band Omni-Directional
MN-ACC-ANTabg-W
2 dBi
3 dBi
AP300
Dual-Band Omni-Directional
ACC-ANT-ABGN-23
2 dBi
3 dBi
AP300
High-Gain Dipole Omni-Directional
ACC-ANT-ABGN47O
4.7dBi
4.7dBi
2 dBi
3 dBi
4 dBi
5 dBi
2 dBi
3 dBi
AP200
AP200
AP150
Dual-Band Omni-Directional
SAA04-220050
Dual-Band Omni-Directional
TWX-614XRSXX
Dual-Band Omni-Directional
SAA04-220050
To reduce potential radio interference to other users, the antenna type and its gain should be
chosen so that the equivalent isotropically radiated power (e.i.r.p.) is not more than that
permitted for successful communication.
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Europe—EU Declaration of Conformity and Restrictions
Europe—EU Declaration of Conformity and
Restrictions
This equipment is marked with either the CE Mark, the alert symbol, and the notified body's
number and can be used throughout the European Community. This mark indicates compliance
with the R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC and the relevant parts of the following technical specifications.
EN 300 328. Electromagnetic Compatibility and Radio Spectrum Matters (ERM).
Wideband transmission systems, data transmission equipment operating in the 2.4
GHz ISM (Industrial, Scientific, and Medical frequency bands in the range of 902–928
MHz, 2.4–2.485 GHz, and 5.15–5.25 GHz) band and using spread spectrum modulation
techniques, harmonized EN standards covering essential requirements under article
3.2 of the R&TTE directive.
EN 301 893. Broadband Radio Access Networks (BRAN). 5 GHz high-performance
RLAN, harmonized EN standards covering essential requirements of article 3.2 of the
R&TTE directive.
EN 301 489-17. Electromagnetic Compatibility and Radio Spectrum Matters (ERM).
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Standard for Radio Equipment and Services,
Part 17 Specific Conditions for Wideband Data and HIPERLAN Equipment.
EN 55022 Statement (applicable to AP201 Rev 2, AP208 Rev 2 only).This is to certify
that the above models are shielded against the generation of radio interference in
accordance with the application of Council Directive 2004/108/EC, Annex I, 1a.
Conformity is declared by the application of EN 55 022 Class B (CISPR 22). Compliance is dependent upon the use of Cat 5e shielded data cables.
EN 60950-1. Safety of Information Technology Equipment.
EN 50385. Product standard to demonstrate the compliances of radio base stations and fixed
terminal stations for wireless telecommunication systems with the basic restrictions or the
reference levels related to human exposure to radio frequency electromagnetic fields.
Marking by the alert symbol indicates that usage restrictions apply.
Meru Networks, Inc. declares that their Access Points comply with the essential
requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.
Meru Networks, Inc. vakuuttaa täten että Access Points tyyppinen laite on direktiivin
1999/5/EY oleellisten vaatimusten ja sitä koskevien direktiivin muiden ehtojen
mukainen.
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Europe—EU Declaration of Conformity and Restrictions
Hierbij verklaart Meru Networks, Inc. dat het toestel Access Points in overeenstemming is met de essentiële eisen en de andere relevante bepalingen van richtlijn
1999/5/EG.
Bij deze verklaart Meru Networks, Inc. dat deze Access Points voldoet aan de essentiële eisen en aan de overige relevante bepalingen van Richtlijn 1999/5/EC.
Par la présente, Meru Networks, Inc. déclare que l’appareil Access Points est
conforme aux exigences essentielles et aux autres dispositions pertinentes de la
directive 1999/5/CE.
Par la présente, Meru Networks, Inc. déclare que ce Access Points est conforme aux
exigences essentielles et aux autres dispositions de la directive 1999/5/CE qui lui
sont applicables.
Härmed intygar Meru Networks, Inc. att denna Access Points står I överensstämmelse
med de väsentliga egenskapskrav och övriga relevanta bestämmelser som framgår av
direktiv 1999/5/EG.
Undertegnede Meru Networks, Inc. erklærer herved, at følgende udstyr Access Points
overholder de væsentlige krav og øvrige relevante krav i direktiv 1999/5/EF.
Hiermit erklärt Meru Networks, Inc. dass sich dieser/diese/dieses Access Points in
Übereinstimmung mit den grundlegenden Anforderungen und den anderen relevanten
Vorschriften der Richtlinie 1999/5/EG befindet.
Hiermit erklärt Meru Networks, Inc. die Übereinstimmung des Gerätes Access Points
mit den grundlegenden Anforderungen und den anderen relevanten Festlegungen der
Richtlinie 1999/5/EG.
Con la presente Meru Networks, Inc. dichiara che questo Access Points è conforme ai
requisiti essenziali ed alle altre disposizioni pertinenti stabilite dalla direttiva
1999/5/CE.
Por medio de la presente Meru Networks, Inc. declara que el Access Points cumple
con los requisitos esenciales y cualesquiera otras disposiciones aplicables o exigibles
de la Directiva 1999/5/CE.
Meru Networks, Inc. declara que este Access Points está conforme com os requisitos
essenciais e outras disposições da Directiva 1999/5/CE.
Hawnhekk, Meru Networks, Inc. jiddikjara li dan Access Points jikkonforma malhtigijiet essenzjali u ma provvedimenti ohrajn relevanti li hemm fid-Dirrettiva
1999/5/EC.
Käesolevaga kinnitab Meru Networks, Inc. seadme Access Points vastavust direktiivi
1999/5/EÜ põhinõuetele ja nimetatud direktiivist tulenevatele teistele asjakohastele sätetele.
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Alulírott, Meru Networks, Inc. nyilatkozom, hogy a Access Points megfelel a vonatkozó alapvetõ követelményeknek és az 1999/5/EC irányelv egyéb elõírásainak.
Meru Networks, Inc. týmto vyhlasuje, e Access Points splna základné poiadavky a
všetky príslušné ustanovenia Smernice 1999/5/ES.
Meru Networks, Inc. tímto prohlašuje, e tento Access Points je ve shode se základními
poadavky a dalšími príslušnými ustanoveními smernice 1999/5/ES.
Šiuo Meru Networks, Inc. deklaruoja, kad šis Access Points atitinka esminius reikalavimus ir kitas 1999/5/EB Direktyvos nuostatas.
Ar šo Meru Networks, Inc. deklare, ka Access Points atbilst Direktivas 1999/5/EK
butiskajam prasibam un citiem ar to saistitajiem noteikumiem.
Niniejszym, Meru Networks, Inc., deklaruje, ze Access Points spelnia wymagania
zasadnicze oraz stosowne postanowienia zawarte Dyrektywie 1999/5/EC.
These products are intended to be used in all countries of the European Economic
Area with the following restrictions:
IEEE 802.11a Restrictions
z These products are for indoor use only (5150–5250 MHz).
z To ensure compliance with local regulations, be sure to set your Access Point to
the country in which you are using the Access Point.
z The Meru Access Point products can be used only indoors in the following countries:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia,
Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania,
Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Poland, Romania, Spain,
Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and United Kingdom.
EEE 802.11b/g Restrictions
z France—In all Metropolitan départements, wireless LAN frequencies can be used
under the following conditions, either for public or private use:
Indoor use: maximum power (EIRP) of 100 mW for the entire 2400–2483.5 MHz
frequency band.
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Japan
Japan
EN 55022 Statement (applicable to AP201 Rev 2, AP208 Rev 2 only).This is to certify
that the above models are shielded against the generation of radio interference in
accordance with the application of Council Directive 2004/108/EC, Annex I, 1a.
Conformity is declared by the application of EN 55022 Class B (CISPR 22). Compliance
is dependent upon the use of shielded data cables.
Model AP300
Model AP300 module rev 1
003WWA080094
003GZA080095
003XWA080096
Model 208
003NY06089 0000
003GZ06018 0000
003WY06035 0000
Model 208 Rev 2 Module
003NY07014 0000
003GZ07002 0000
003WY07004 0000
Model AP208 Rev 2
003NY07015 0000
003GZ07003 0000
003WY07005 0000
003GZ06026 0000
003WY06043 0000
Model 201
003NY06117 0000
Model AP201 Rev 2
003NY07015 0000
003GZ07003 0000
003WY07005 0000
003GZ06030 0000
003WY06046 0000
Model AP150
003NY06122 0000
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Manufacturing Information
Singapore
For the AP201 Rev 2, AP208 Rev 2, and OAP180, the following approval information applies:
Complies with
IDA Standards
DA103798
For the AP300 series, the following approval information applies:
Complies with
IDA Standards
DB102245
Manufacturing Information
The AP150, AP200, and AP300 are built in Taiwan. Factory information is provided under
NDA and upon request.
AP300 Plenum Requirements
When installing the product in an air-handling space, as described in Article
300.22(C) of the NEC (2005), the unit should only be powered by the Ethernet port
(PoE), not by the AC-powered power supply.
When the product is installed in air-handling spaces, the cables employed should be
suitable under NEC Articles 300.22 and 725 and marked accordingly, for use in
plenums and air-handling spaces with regard to smoke propagation, such as CL2-P,
CL3-P, MPP or CMP.
The products should be installed in accordance with all applicable, local regulations
and practices.
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resale (“Product”), from Meru Networks, Inc. (“Meru”) or its authorized reseller (“Reseller”).
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materials and workmanship for a one-year period after the date of delivery of the
applicable product to you from Meru or its Reseller (the “Hardware Warranty
Period”). If Meru receives written notice from you of such defects during the
Hardware Warranty Period, Meru will, at its option, either repair or replace Meru
hardware that Meru determines to be defective. Replacement products may be
remanufactured units, and will be warranted for the remainder of the original
Hardware Warranty Period, or if greater, for thirty days from delivery of such
replacement. Should Meru be unable to repair or replace the Meru hardware,
Meru (or its Reseller, as applicable) will refund to you the purchase price of the
Product.
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materials or workmanship; and (b) the Meru software will substantially conform
to the functional specifications in the applicable documentation. If Meru receives
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or replace the defective Meru software. Should Meru be unable to repair or
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— Alteration or modification of the Product in any way, including without limitation
configuration with software or components other than those supplied by Meru or
integration with parts other than those supplied by Meru.
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or calibration), relocation of the products (including without limitation damage
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other than as specified in the applicable Meru product documentation (including
without limitation incompatible operating environments and systems), or
improper site preparation or maintenance.
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field, acts of nature or other causes beyond the control of Meru.
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You understand and acknowledge that the Products may generate, use or radiate radio frequency energy and may interfere with
radio communications and/or radio and television receptions if is not used and/or installed in accordance with the documentation
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