Manual

EnGenius®
EZ Controller Network Management Software
User Manual
V1.1.0
TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Installing and Uninstalling
Install EZ Controller
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Step 1: Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-2
Step 2: License Agreement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-2
Step 3: Choose Install Folder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-3
Step 4: Choose Shortcut Folder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-4
Step 5: Pre-Installation Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-5
Step 6: Installing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-6
Step 7: Install Complete. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-6
Uninstall EZ Controller
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Step 1: Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-8
Step 2: Uninstalling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-8
Step 3: Uninstall Complete . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-9
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Software Layout
Software Layout
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Map Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-1
Statistics Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-2
Device Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-2
User Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-3
Feature List
First Time Login
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Logging Out
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User Accounts
3-4
Viewing the User List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-4
Creating a User Account . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-5
Editing a User Account . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-6
Delete a User Account . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-7
Network Discovery
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MAP Tab
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Background Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-10
Transparency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-11
Map Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-12
Map Scale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-12
Create New Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-14
Node Labels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-15
Node Details . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-18
Node Coverage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-18
Nodes Properties
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Block Node
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Import/Export Profile
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STATS Tab
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DEVICE Tab
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USER Tab
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Block User
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Unblock User
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Node Reboot
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Node Firmware Upgrade
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IV
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Quick Config
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Configure Node
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General Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-38
Wireless Screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-39
Wireless > Security Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-39
Appendix A
Community Name Setting for Security
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Appendix B
WorldWide Technical Support
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CONVENTIONS
Conventions
The following conventions are used to give the user additional
information about specific procedures or content. It is important
to pay attention to these conventions as they will prevent the
user from causing damage to themselves, equipment, or the
their environment.
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General Conventions
WARNING!
Warning information appears before the text it references to
emphasize that the content may prevent damage to the
device or equipment.
CAUTION!
CAUTIONS APPEAR BEFORE THE TEXT IT REFERENCES. CAUTIONS
APPEAR IN CAPITAL LETTERS TO EMPHASIZE THAT THE MESSAGE
CONTAINS VITAL HEALTH AND SAFETY INFORMATION.
The following general conventions are used in this document.
Example:
Indicates information used to demonstrate or explain an associated concept.
Note:
Indicates additional information that is relevant to the current
process or procedure.
Important:
Indicates information that is important to know for the proper
completion of a procedure, choice of an option, or completing
a task.
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CONVENTIONS
Typographical Conventions
The following typographical conventions are used in this document.
Italics
Indicates book titles, directory names, file names, path names,
and program/process names.
Constant width
Indicates computer output shown on a computer screen, including menus, prompts, responses to input, and error messages.
Constant width bold
Indicates commands or information literally entered by a user
on the computer. Variables contained within user input are
shown in angle brackets (< >).
Bold
Indicates keyboard keys that are pressed by the user.
VII
Installing and Uninstalling
Chapter 1
INSTALLING AND UNINSTALLING
INSTALL EZ CONTROLLER
1.1 Install EZ Controller
1. Copy the installation file ezc_installer_3_2.exe (Windows)
or ezc_installer_3_2.bin (Linux) from the companion CD
to a PC.
Wait for the installer to load completely and follow the installation wizard instructions.
Note:
The installation executables may also be downloaded from
the following FTP site:
2. Click on the executable to begin the installation.
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INSTALLING AND UNINSTALLING
STEP 1: INTRODUCTION
Step 1: Introduction
Step 2: License Agreement
1. Read the installation introduction and follow the instructions.
3. Read the license agreement.
4. Click I Accept the terms of the License
Agreement to continue the installation or I do NOT
Accept the terms of the License Agreement to
not continue.
Note:
Clicking I do NOT Accept the terms of the
License Agreement will not allow the installation to
proceed.
2. Click Next to continue to the next step, Previous to go
back to the previous step or Cancel to abort the process.
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INSTALLING AND UNINSTALLING
STEP 3: CHOOSE INSTALL FOLDER
Step 3: Choose Install Folder
5. Click Next to continue to the next step, Previous to go
back to the previous step or Cancel to abort the process.
1. Click Choose, or enter a file path name in the text box, to
define a program installation folder.
Note:
For a Windows installation the default folder is \Program
Files\Engenius Zone Controller #.#\
For a Linux installation the default folder is
~\home\[user]\Engenius Zone Controller #.#\
2. Click Restore Default Folder to restore the default
folder settings.
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INSTALLING AND UNINSTALLING
STEP 4: CHOOSE SHORTCUT FOLDER
Step 4: Choose Shortcut Folder
3. Click Next to continue to the next step, Previous to go
back to the previous step or Cancel to abort the process.
1. To choose a location for a shortcut file click on one of the
following choices:
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
In a new Program Group, enter the name of the
program group in the text box.

In an existing Program Group, select a program group from the dropdown list.

In the Start Menu

On the Desktop

In the Quick Launch Bar

Other, click Choose to browse for a program group
folder.

Don’t create icons, skip this feature
INSTALLING AND UNINSTALLING
STEP 5: PRE-INSTALLATION SUMMARY
Step 5: Pre-Installation
Summary
2. Click Create Icons for All Users to create shortcut icons for all user accounts on the PC or leave
unchecked to create shortcuts for the current account.
1. Review the installation properties before continuing.
3. Click Next to continue to the next step, Previous to go
back to the previous step or Cancel to abort the process.
2. Click Install to begin the installation procedure, Previous to go back to the previous step(s) or Cancel to
abort the process.
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INSTALLING AND UNINSTALLING
STEP 6: INSTALLING
Step 6: Installing
Step 7: Install Complete
View the progress of the installation in the following screen.
When the installation finishes the Install Complete screen
is shown.
1. Review the notes on the Install Complete screen.
2. Click Done to close the installation wizard.
3. Launch EZ Controller from the application shortcut.
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INSTALLING AND UNINSTALLING
UNINSTALL EZ CONTROLLER
1.2 Uninstall EZ Controller
1. To uninstall EZ Controller from the system click the uninstaller executable shortcut.
2. Wait for the uninstaller to load completely and follow the
installation wizard instructions.
Note:
If there is no shortcut to an uninstall executable, locate [EZ
Controller install path]\_Engenius Zone Controller
2.1_installation folder. Run the uninstall executable Change
Engenius Zone Controller 3.2 Installation.exe
(Windows) or Change Engenius NMS 3.x Installation.bin (Linux).
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INSTALLING AND UNINSTALLING
STEP 1: INTRODUCTION
Step 1: Introduction
Step 2: Uninstalling
1. Read the uninstall introduction and follow the instructions.
The un-installation in progress. This could take about 30 seconds.
View the progress of the uninstalling procedure in the following
screen. When the installation finishes the Uninstall Complete screen is shown.
2. Click Uninstall to begin uninstalling the application or
Cancel to abort the process.
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INSTALLING AND UNINSTALLING
STEP 3: UNINSTALL COMPLETE
Step 3: Uninstall Complete
The uninstall process is complete. The EZ Controller application is now removed from the PC. Please note that the files created after the installation, such as profiles and data files, will not
be removed by the uninstall process.
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Software Layout
Chapter 2
SOFTWARE LAYOUT
SOFTWARE LAYOUT
2.1 Software Layout
The EZ Controller software application is divided into four panels, Map, Statistics, Device (Managed Access Points) and User
(User List). Switch between panels by clicking on one of the
tabs located near the top of the screen.
To place a device on the graph drag the item from the
Unplaced APs section to the line graph section.
Map Panel
The Map panel displays the live status of managed network
devices as a line graph. Devices that have been discovered
and placed are plotted on the map area in the left section of the
panel. Devices that are new and have not been placed are
listed in the Unplaced APs list in the right section of the panel.
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SOFTWARE LAYOUT
STATISTICS PANEL
Statistics Panel
4. Click Upload, Download or Clients to view specific
information.
The Statistics panel monitors the network traffic statistics of
node units in the access point (AP) list.
Device Panel
To view upload, download or client information do the following:
The device panel shows discovered APs and associated network information. From this panel, individual devices can be
located, rebooted, have firmware upgraded or reset to default
settings.
1. Click on an device in the AP list.
2. Select either a default Period or Start Date and End
Date.
3. Click Generate.
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SOFTWARE LAYOUT
USER PANEL
User Panel
The User panel shows network information for clients connected to a specific AP. From this panel individual users can be
blocked or unblocked from connecting to an AP.
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Feature List
Chapter 3
FEATURE LIST
FIRST TIME LOGIN
3.1 First Time Login
The first task to perform after installation is to change the
default administrative password. Failure to do so could allow
access to the network by unauthorized users.
2. Enter the default administrator ID and password and click
Login to show the main screen.
Note:
The default administrator id is admin and the default password is admin.
To change the default administrative password do the following:
3. Click SETTINGS to show the settings dialog.
1. Click on the EZ Controller shortcut created during the
installation to show the login screen.
4. Click Admin to show the Login Details panel.
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FEATURE LIST
FIRST TIME LOGIN
5. Click Change to show the Change Password dialog.
6. Enter admin in the Current Password text box.
7. Enter a new password in the New Password text box.
8. Enter the new password again in the Confirm text box.
9. Click OK to save changes or Cancel to abort.
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FEATURE LIST
LOGGING OUT
3.2 Logging Out
Log out at the end of each session to avoid unauthorized
access by users.
To log out from the system, click Logout.
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FEATURE LIST
USER ACCOUNTS
3.3 User Accounts
Multiple users can access and use the EZ Controller Network
Management Software. Each user has the same privileges as
the administrator except for the ability to create, edit and delete
users.
2. Click Admin to show the Login Details panel.
Viewing the User List
To view the user list do the following:
1. On the main screen click SETTINGS to show the Settings dialog.
The list of users is located at the bottom of the screen.
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FEATURE LIST
CREATING A USER ACCOUNT
Creating a User Account
Note:
Setting a user status to Active allows the user to login
immediately. Setting the status to Inactive creates the user
account but does not allow the user to login.
The administrator creates user roles to allow multiple user
access to the EZ Controller Network Management Software. A
user role is comprised of a user name, password, user privilege
level and status.
7. Select Active or Inactive from the Status dropdown
list.
To create a user do the following:
8. Click OK to save changes or Cancel to abort.
1. View the User List in the Settings dialog. See Viewing
the User List.
2. Click Add to show the Add New User dialog.
3. Enter a user name in the User Name text box.
4. Enter a password in the Password text box.
5. Enter the password again in the Confirm text box.
6. Select User from the User Level dropdown list.
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FEATURE LIST
EDITING A USER ACCOUNT
Editing a User Account
6. To change the status, select Active or Inactive from
the Status dropdown list.
7. Click OK to save changes or Cancel to abort.
The administrator has the privilege level to edit the properties of
a user account.
To edit a user account do the following:
1. View the User List in the Settings dialog. See Viewing
the User List.
2. Select a user account from the list.
3. Click Edit to show the Edit User dialog.
4. To change the user name, enter a user name in the User
Name text box.
5. To change the password, click Change Password.
a. Enter a password in the Password text box.
b. Enter the password again in the Confirm text box.
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FEATURE LIST
DELETE A USER ACCOUNT
Delete a User Account
4. Click Yes to confirm deleting the user account or No to
abort.
The administrator has the privilege level to delete a user
account.
To delete a user account do the following:
1. View the User List in the Settings dialog. See Viewing
the User List.
2. Select a user account from the list.
3. Click Delete to show the Delete User dialog.
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FEATURE LIST
NETWORK DISCOVERY
3.4 Network Discovery
The primary purpose of the EZ Controller Network Management Software is to monitor and manage network devices. To
accomplish this task, EZ Controller broadcasts SNMP packets
across the network and waits for responses from network
devices, or nodes. Active devices respond to the packets and
report their availability.
To view a graphical representation of the node, drag-and-drop
the node to the map area.
To stop the discovery process, click Stop.
Note:
An active device, or network node, must implement an SNMP
interface for the EZ Controller Network Management Software
to discover it.
To start the discovery process, do the following:
1. Open the main screen of the application.
2. Click MAP to view the map panel.
3. Click Start to begin the scanning process.
During the scanning process the software discovers active network nodes and adds the nodes to UNPLACED APs. The frequency of the scanning process is determined by the REFRESH
INTERVAL value. The default value is 30 but can be changed
by clicking on the dropdown list and selecting a different value.
If a network node’s SNMP interface is implemented but the EZ
Controller Network Management Software can not discover it,
the scan settings may need to be changed.
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FEATURE LIST
NETWORK DISCOVERY
To change the discovery settings, do the following:
Restart the discovery scan to apply the changes.
4. Click SETTINGS to show the settings dialog.
5. Click Scan to show the Scan panel.
6. Enter a value shared by all network devices in ReadOnly Community. Default value is public.
7. Enter the IP address of the default gateway of the network in IP Address. Default value is
255.255.255.255.
8. Enter the network device SNMP port number in Port.
Default value is 161.
9. Click Change to save the settings
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FEATURE LIST
MAP TAB
3.5 MAP Tab
The map is the plotting area for the EZ Controller Network Management Software to illustrate the actual deployment of network
node units at a site.
2. Select a map image.
Background Image
A user can upload an image file to use as the background map
for EZ Controller. For example, if EZ Controller is monitoring a
network on a campus, a user can upload a map of the campus
to EZ Controller and drag the network node unit to a position on
the map that represents the actual deployment position. The
map helps users get a better understanding about the position
and arrangement of the nodes.
To upload a new background image do the following:
1. Click the import
browse dialog.
icon on the map to show the image
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FEATURE LIST
TRANSPARENCY
Transparency
3. Click Open to show the image in the map area.
Users can alter the transparency of the background map to
more effectively emphasize the network nodes and the map.
To change the transparency of the map image click 0% to
decrease visibility and 100% to increase visibility.
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FEATURE LIST
MAP ZOOM
Map Zoom
Map Scale
Users can zoom in and out of the map area to focus on specific
content.
The map scale is the ratio of the distance on the map to the corresponding distance on the actual ground. Use the scale ruler
located at the top left corner of the map to view the ratio.
Note:
In the following image, the map scale is 0.4633m per 100 pixels
on the map, meaning every 100 pixels on the map indicate
0.4633 meters on the actual site.
Users are advised to zoom out on the map to the maximum
when plotting a network node to get the most accurate coordinates.
The zoom tool is located on the right side of the map. To zoom
Note:
in, click the Zoom in
The width of the scale bar is equal to 100 pixels.
icon.
To define the scale ratio or a map do the following:
To zoom out click the Zoom out
icon.
1. Click SCALING on the bottom menu bar to show an
instruction dialog.
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FEATURE LIST
MAP SCALE
4. Enter the actual distance value for the scale bar in the
Scale text box.
2. On the map area, click a starting point (A) and an ending
point (B) to define the scaling distance.
5. .Click the scale unit dropdown to select a unit of measurement.
B
6. Click OK to save changes or Cancel to abort.
A
3. Click Next to proceed to the next step or Cancel to
abort.
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FEATURE LIST
CREATE NEW MAP
Create New Map
3. Enter a map name in Map Name.
Users can create multiple maps with different backgrounds and
view them simultaneously in a tiled or cascading pattern.
An example might be when the network node units are located
on different floors in the same building. A user can create separate maps, each with a different background image, and place
the node units accordingly.
To create a new map do the following:
4. Enter the file path for the map image in Map Image.
1. Open the main screen.
5. Click OK to save changes or Cancel to abort.
2. ,Click New to show the Create Map dialog.
When more than one map is loaded, the maps are by default
displayed in cascading form. Users can switch to any map by
using the Map Load dropdown.
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FEATURE LIST
NODE LABELS
Node Labels
Users can switch the map view to tile mode by clicking Tile.
The following image shows two maps in tile mode.
Network nodes can be labeled with an IP address, a MAC
address or a custom value.
Note:
The default label for a network node is their IP address.
To change a network node’s label do the following:
1. Open the main screen.
To switch back to cascade mode click Cascade.
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FEATURE LIST
NODE LABELS
2. Click LABELS to show the label properties dialog.
5. To select the type of label click IP Address, MAC Address
or Alias.
Figure 3-1: Label Type: IP Address
Figure 3-2: Label Type: Mac Address
3. To show the network node model name on the map click
Show Model Name.
4. To show the network node label on the map click Show
Label.
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FEATURE LIST
NODE LABELS
2. Click Change Alias on the context menu to show the
change AP alias dialog.
3. Enter a new alias for the selected node.
Figure 3-3: Label Type: Alias
The default alias for a network node is the system name
assigned to that device.
4. Click OK to save changes or Cancel to abort.
To edit a network node alias do the following:
1. Right click on a node.
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NODE DETAILS
Node Details
Node Coverage
User can set the EZ Controller Network Management Software
to display the system information of the nodes plotted on the
map.
EZ Controller Network Management Software can show the
estimated network node coverage area. The coverage map is
plotted based on the transmit power of the node, with the
assumption value of cable loss and antenna gain.
To display system information for all nodes click DETAILS.
To configure the value of cable loss and antenna gain do the
following:
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FEATURE LIST
NODE COVERAGE
1. Click the assumption link to show Coverage Calculation
Constant dialog.
1. Right click on a node on the map
2. Enter the cable loss value in Cable Loss.
2. Click Coverage Constant on the context menu to
show the Coverage Calculation Constant dialog.
3. Enter the antenna gain value in Antenna Gain.
4. Click Change to save changes or Cancel to abort.
Note:
These values are the common values that apply to all nodes
that are discovered by EZ Controller.
3. Enter the cable loss value for the node in Cable Loss.
4. Enter the antenna gain value for the node in Antenna
Gain.
To specify the cable loss and antenna gain for a specific node
do the following:
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NODE COVERAGE
5. Click Change to save changes or Close to abort.
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NODES PROPERTIES
3.6 Nodes Properties
Network nodes are classified by type and visually defined on
the map with icons. The node details, radio type and client list
can are shown by viewing a node’s properties. The icon definitions are located in a legend that can be accessed by clicking
LEGEND.
2. Click Properties on the context menu to show the
properties dialog.
3. Click Details to show a network node’s system information.
To show node properties do the following:
1. Right-click a node on the map.
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FEATURE LIST
NODES PROPERTIES
4. Click Radio to show information about the wireless interface.
5. Click Users to show all clients connected to a specific
node.
Click the refresh icon (A) to reload the information shown in the
properties window.
A
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FEATURE LIST
BLOCK NODE
3.7 Block Node
The Block List allows the administrator define unwanted
network nodes to be filtered by the discovery loop.
Note:
To manage the block list do the following:
The
and
buttons work identical to the left
and right buttons except they move all the nodes at once.
1. Open the main screen.
2. Click SETTINGS to show the Settings dialog.
3. Click Block List to show the Block List panel.
Note:
When network nodes are discovered by EZ Controller they
are automatically added to the Allowed List.
4. To block a network node do the following:

Click on the node in Allowed List.

Click the right arrow button
selected unit to the Blocked List.
to move the
5. To unblock a network node do the following:

Click on the node in Blocked List.

Click the left arrow button
unit to the Allowed List.
6. Select Save to save changes.
to move the selected
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IMPORT/EXPORT PROFILE
3.8 Import/Export Profile
When a user has configured EZ Controller with background
images and set network node properties, the user can save the
current settings as a profile. This profile can be loaded the next
time the application is run so user does not need to repeat the
configuration task again.
2. Enter a profile name in File Name.
To save map and node settings as a profile do the following:
1. Click Export to show the Export Map Profile dialog.
3. Click Save to save the file name or Cancel to abort.
To load a profile into the current EZ Controller session do the
following:
1. Click Import to show the Import Map Profile dialog.
2. Click on a profile in the dialog.
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IMPORT/EXPORT PROFILE
3. Click Open to load the profile or Cancel to abort.
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STATS TAB
3.9 STATS Tab
The Statistics panel shows discovered network nodes and their
upload, download and client connection information.
Click UPLOAD to view upload data usage.
To view statistical information for a specific network node do the
following:
1. Click on an IP address in the AP List.
2. To select a default period do the following:

Click Period to enable the period dropdown list.

Click the period dropdown list and select an item from
the list.
3. To select a custom period do the following:

Click Start Date to enable the start and end date calendars.

Click the start date calendar and select a date value.

Click the end date calendar and select a date value.
Figure 3-4: Upload Data (Kbytes)
4. Click Generate.
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STATS TAB
Click DOWNLOAD to view download data usage.
Click CLIENTS to view client connections.
Figure 3-5: Download Data (Kbytes)
Figure 3-6: Client Count.
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DEVICE TAB
3.10 DEVICE Tab
The DEVICE tab, or Managed Access Point panel, shows a full
or filtered table of devices connected to the active network
node.
By clicking on an individual device in the table and clicking
Locate, a user can view the location of the node on a map.
This feature is useful when EZ Controller is monitoring a number of nodes or loading multiple maps.
If the user is an administrator they can also use the reboot and
upgrade firmware features on selected nodes. For more information about the reboot feature, refer to Node Reboot. For
more information about the upgrade firmware feature, refer to
Node Firmware Upgrade.
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USER TAB
3.11 USER Tab
The USER tab, or USER List panel, shows the active clients
that are connected to the network node unit. The Search User
and Filter by AP fields can be used to filter clients displayed in
the list.
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BLOCK USER
3.12 Block User
5. Click Execute to add the selected client to the block list
of the network node unit.
The administrator can block users from connecting to specific
network nodes.
Note:
Blocked users are not allowed to connect to managed network
nodes until they are unblocked by the administrator.
Some network node units require a reboot for the changes to
take effect. For this purpose, the administrator must click
Reboot to complete the task.
To block a user do the following:
1. Open the main screen.
2. Click on USER to show the User list.
3. Click on a user in the user table.
4. Click Block User to show the Block User dialog.
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UNBLOCK USER
3.13 Unblock User
The administrator can unblock users who have been blocked
from connecting to specific network nodes.
Click Unblock User to show the UnBlock User dialog.
On the other hand, unblock a client is similar to the block action.
Select one or more blocked client from the user list, and click
the Unblock button. The Unblock User window would popup as
illustrated
To block a user do the following:
1. Open the main screen.
2. Click on USER to show the User list.
3. Click on blocked user(s) in the user table.
4. Click Execute to remove the selected client from the
block list of the network node unit.
Note:
Some network node units require a reboot for the changes to
take effect. For this purpose, the administrator must click
Reboot to complete the task.
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NODE REBOOT
3.14 Node Reboot
There are occasions when an administrator needs to reboot a
device and this can be accomplished remotely using the EZ
Controller Network Management Software.
5. Click Reboot Now to reboot the device(s).
There are two methods to rebooting network node units. To use
the first method do the following:
1. Open the main screen.
2. Click DEVICE to show the Managed Access Point panel.
3. Click on network node unit(s) to be rebooted.
4. Click Reboot to show the Reboot dialog.
To use the first method do the following:
1. Right-click on a network node to show the context menu.
2. Click Properties to show Properties dialog.
3. Click Restart to show the Reboot dialog.
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NODE REBOOT
4. Click Reboot Now to reboot the device(s).
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NODE FIRMWARE UPGRADE
3.15 Node Firmware Upgrade
5. Click on a firmware upgrade file in File List.
The administrator can use EZ Controller Network Management
Software to perform firmware upgrades on the network node
units.
Note:
The upgrade process is executed via the web config method
so users need the Web GUI Configuration page username
and password.
First of all, switch EZ Controller to the DEVICE tab and select
the unit you would like to upgrade. Then, select the Upgrade
button at the bottom of the device list.
To perform a firmware upgrade do the following:
1. Open the main screen.
6. Click OK to upgrade or Cancel to abort.
2. Click DEVICE to show the Managed Access Point panel.
3. Click on network node unit(s) to be upgraded.
4. Click Upgrade to show the firmware upgrade dialog.
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NODE FIRMWARE UPGRADE
Note:
The upgrade and reboot process takes about 60 seconds.
Click OK to continue.
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QUICK CONFIG
3.16 Quick Config
Quick Config allows simultaneous configuration of multiple
nodes of the same model.
Note:
When a node is checked other nodes that are different models are disabled.
To perform a quick configuration do the following:
1. Open the main screen.
2. Click MAP to show the Map panel.
3. Click CONFIGURE to show the Quick Config dialog.
4. Click the nodes to configure.
5. Click Next to proceed to the next step.
6. Click the Parameter dropdown list to select a parameter.
7. Click the Value dropdown list to select a value.
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QUICK CONFIG
8. Click Save to save the configuration and show the Status
screen or Back to return to the previous step.
10.Click on nodes in the list to reboot.
11.Click Reboot to reboot the device(s).
9. Click Next to proceed to the Reboot List screen or Back
to return to the previous step.
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CONFIGURE NODE
3.17 Configure Node
Network nodes discovered by EZ Controller Network Management Software can be configured using the Configurator.
General Screen
To use the Configurator do the following:
The General screen shows the general parameters of the node
to be set, such as operating mode, WAN, LAN, DHCP, etc.
1. Right click on a network node on a map to show the context menu.
2. Click Configure AP to show the AP Configurator dialog.
Note:
Only basic configuration can be done via the AP Configurator.
For more advanced configuration, the user is required to
launch the Web GUI configuration page of the device. The
Web config page can be launched via the popup menu, as
illustrated by the previous image.
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WIRELESS SCREEN
Wireless Screen
Wireless > Security Screen
The Wireless screen shows the wireless parameters of the
device to be set. To configure the security settings for the wireless profile click Edit.
The Wireless Security screen shows the security parameter
options available for a device. The security mode levels available are WEP, WPA and WPA2. WEP is the oldest protocol and
provides the least protection while WPA and WPA2 are newer
and provide greater protection.
It is recommended that WPA2 be selected as the security
mode.
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WIRELESS > SECURITY SCREEN
Click Back to return to the Wireless screen.
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APPENDIX A
COMMUNITY NAME SETTING FOR SECURITY
Appendix A
A.1 Community Name Setting for Security
EZ Controller Network Management Software can not access a
network node unit if the community name of the node unit and
the NMS are identical.
Default Community Name
Read Only: public
Read/Write: private
Figure A-2: NMS > Settings > Scan
Figure A-1: Web page-SNMP settings
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APPENDIX A
COMMUNITY NAME SETTING FOR SECURITY
Figure A-3: MIB browser-Preferences
A-2
APPENDIX B
WORLDWIDE TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Appendix B
B.1 WorldWide Technical Support
REGION/COUNTRY OF PURCHASE
SERVICE CENTRE
SERVICE INFORMATION
CANADA
Canada
LOS ANGELES, USA
USA
Mexico, Central and Southern America
MIAMI, USA
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web site
www.engeniuscanada.com
email
rma@engeniuscanada.com
contact numbers
Toll Free: (+1) 888-397-2788
Local: (+1) 905-940-8181
hours of operation
Monday - Friday
9:00AM to 5:30PM EST (GMT-5)
web site
www.engeniustech.com
email
support@engeniustech.com
contact numbers
Toll Free: (+1) 888-735-7888
Local: (+1) 714-432-8668
hours of operation
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM PST (GMT-8)
web site
[ES] es.engeniustech.com
[PT] pg.engeniustech.com
email
miamisupport@engeniustech.com
APPENDIX B
WORLDWIDE TECHNICAL SUPPORT
REGION/COUNTRY OF PURCHASE
SERVICE CENTRE
SERVICE INFORMATION
NETHERLANDS
Europe
Africa
Middle East
Russia
CIS / Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus,
Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan,
Moldova, Tajikistan,
Turkmenistan, Ukraine,
Uzbekistan
Turkey
Afghanistan
Pakistan
Bangladesh, Maldives,
Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka
DUBAI, UAE
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contact numbers
Miami: (+1) 305-887-7378
Sao Paulo, Brazil: (+55)11-3957-0303
D.F., Mexico:(+52)55-1163-8894
hours of operation
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM to 5:30PM EST (GMT-5)
web site
www.engeniusnetworks.eu
email
support@engeniusnetworks.eu
contact numbers
(+31) 40-8200-887
hours of operation
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (GMT+1)
web site
www.engenius-me.com
email
support@engenius-me.com
contact numbers
Toll Free:
U.A.E.: 800-EnGenius
800-364-364-87
General:
(+971) 4357-5599
hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM (GMT+4)
APPENDIX B
WORLDWIDE TECHNICAL SUPPORT
REGION/COUNTRY OF PURCHASE
Singapore, Cambodia,
Indonesia, Malaysia,
Thailand, Philippines,
Vietnam
China, Hong Kong, Korea
India
South Africa
Oceania
Others
SERVICE CENTRE
SERVICE INFORMATION
SINGAPORE
TAIWAN, R.O.C.
Note:
* Service hours are based on the local time of the service center.
* Please visit the website for the latest information about customer service.
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web site
www.engeniustech.com.sg/e_warranty_form
email
techsupport@engeniustech.com.sg
contact numbers
Toll Free:
Singapore: 1800-364-3648
hours of operation
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM (GMT+8)
web site
www.engeniusnetworks.com
email
technology@senao.com