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WLA-9000AP
108Mbps 802.11a/b/g
Dual Radio Access Point
User’s Manual
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směrnice 1999/5/ES.
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relevante krav i direktiv 1999/5/EF.
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Eesti [Estonian] AirLive WLA-9000AP vastavust direktiivi
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exigences essentielles et aux autres dispositions
pertinentes de la directive 1999/5/CE
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Con la presente OvisLink Corp. dichiara che
Italiano [Italian] questo AirLive WLA-9000AP è conforme ai
requisiti essenziali ed alle altre disposizioni
pertinenti stabilite dalla direttiva 1999/5/CE.
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Ar šo OvisLink Corp. deklarē, ka AirLive WLALatviski [Latvian] 9000AP atbilst Direktīvas 1999/5/EK būtiskajām
prasībām un citiem ar to saistītajiem
noteikumiem.
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Härmed intygar OvisLink Corp. att denna AirLive
Svenska
WLA-9000AP står I överensstämmelse med de
[Swedish]
väsentliga egenskapskrav och övriga relevanta
bestämmelser som framgår av direktiv
1999/5/EG.
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Declaration
Šiuo OvisLink Corp. deklaruoja, kad šis AirLive WLA9000AP atitinka esminius reikalavimus ir kitas
1999/5/EB Direktyvos nuostatas.
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Hierbij verklaart OvisLink Corp. dat het toestel AirLive
Nederlands [Dutch WLA-9000AP in overeenstemming is met de
essentiële eisen en de andere relevante bepalingen
van richtlijn 1999/5/EG.
mt
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Malti [Maltese]
WLA-9000AP jikkonforma mal-ħtiġijiet essenzjali u
ma provvedimenti oħrajn relevanti li hemm fidDirrettiva 1999/5/EC.
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Az OvisLink Corporation kijelenti, hogy az AirLive
WLA-9000AP megfelel az 1999/05/CE irányelv
alapvető követelményeinek és egyéb vonatkozó
rendelkezéseinek.
Niniejszym OvisLink Corp oświadcza, że AirLive
WLA-9000AP jest zgodny z zasadniczymi wymogami
oraz pozostałymi stosownymi postanowieniami
Dyrektywy 1999/5/EC.
OvisLink Corp declara que este AirLive WLA-9000AP
está conforme com os requisitos essenciais e outras
disposições da Directiva 1999/5/CE.
sl
Slovensko
[Slovenian]
OvisLink Corp izjavlja, da je ta AirLive WLA-9000AP
v skladu z bistvenimi zahtevami in ostalimi
relevantnimi določili direktive 1999/5/ES.
pl
Polski [Polish]
sk
OvisLink Corp týmto vyhlasuje, že AirLive WLASlovensky [Slovak] 9000AP spĺňa základné požiadavky a všetky
príslušné ustanovenia Smernice 1999/5/ES.
fi
Suomi [Finnish]
OvisLink Corp vakuuttaa täten että AirLive WLA9000AP tyyppinen laite on direktiivin 1999/5/EY
oleellisten vaatimusten ja sitä koskevien direktiivin
muiden ehtojen mukainen
Hér með lýsir OvisLink Corp yfir því að AirLive WLAÍslenska [Icelandic] 9000AP er í samræmi við grunnkröfur og aðrar kröfur,
sem gerðar eru í tilskipun 1999/5/EC.
no
OvisLink Corp erklærer herved at utstyret AirLive
Norsk [Norwegian] WLA-9000AP er i samsvar med de grunnleggende
krav og øvrige relevante krav i direktiv 1999/5/EF.
A copy of the full CE report can be obtained from the following address:
OvisLink Corp.
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Regulatory Information
Federal Communication Commission Interference Statement
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 and, if not installed and
used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that 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 one of the following measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
- Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
- Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver
is connected.
- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
FCC Caution: To assure continued compliance, (example - use only shielded interface
cables when connecting to computer or peripheral devices) any changes or modifications
not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s
authority to operate this equipment. 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.
IMPORTANT NOTE
FCC Radiation Exposure Statement:
This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled
environment. This equipment should be installed and operated with minimum distance
20cm between the radiator & your body.
This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna
or transmitter.
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
1. Introduction ..............................................................................................1
1.1 Overview..............................................................................................1
1.2 Features...............................................................................................1
1.3 Operational Modes ..............................................................................2
1.3.1 Dual WDS bridge mode ...............................................................................2
1.3.2 Dual AP Mode..............................................................................................2
1.3.3 AP + Client Mode.........................................................................................3
1.3.4 AP + WDS bridge Mode...............................................................................3
2. Install the 802.11 A/G Access Point ..........................................................4
2.1 What’s in the box? ...............................................................................4
2.2 Hardware Presentation ........................................................................4
2.3 Configuration steps ..............................................................................5
2.3.1 Set up a wired connection with Ethernet cable ............................................6
2.3.2 Set up a wireless client as a fixed IP client ..................................................6
3. Basic Configuration ...................................................................................8
3.1 Log On .................................................................................................8
3.2 Setup wizard ........................................................................................9
3.2.1 TIME SETTINGS .........................................................................................9
3.2.2 DEVICE IP SETTINGS ..............................................................................10
3.2.3 OPERATION MODE SETTINGS ............................................................... 11
3.3 Wireless Interface Configuration........................................................13
3.3.1 AP Mode Settings ......................................................................................13
3.3.2 Client Mode Settings .................................................................................23
3.3.3 WDS Bridge Mode Settings .......................................................................28
3.4 ACK Timeout Setup ...........................................................................31
4. Advanced Setting.....................................................................................33
4.1 Password Settings .............................................................................33
4.2 System Management .........................................................................34
4.3 SNMP Settings...................................................................................35
4-4 Multi-SSID Settings............................................................................36
4.5 QoS Settings......................................................................................38
5. Manage the WLA-9000AP......................................................................39
5.1 Device Status .....................................................................................39
5.2 System Log........................................................................................40
5.3 Wireless Client Table .........................................................................40
5.4 Radio Table ........................................................................................41
5.5 Site Survey ........................................................................................41
5.5.1
Signal survey.........................................................................................41
5.6 Firmware Upgrade .............................................................................43
5.7 Configuration Save and Restore........................................................44
5.8 Factory Default ..................................................................................45
5.9 Reboot System ..................................................................................45
5.10 What if you forgot the password? ....................................................45
6. Specifications.........................................................................................47
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1. Introduction
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1. Introduction
1.1 Overview
The WLA-9000AP is a wireless access-point based on IEEE 802.11a/g 5-GHz and 2.4-GHz
radio technologies. It contains an 802.11a/g wireless interface and one half/full-duplex
10/100 LAN interface. WLA-9000AP, with the new 2.0 firmware, features a total of 6
wireless modes: Access Point, Repeater, WDS Bridge, Client Infrastructure, Client Ad
Hoc and WISP Router.
Since the 802.11g shares the same 2.4GHz radio band with the 802.11b technology, it can
interoperate with existing 802.11b (up to 11Mbps) devices. Therefore, you can reserve your
existing investment in 802.11b client cards, and migrate to the high-speed 802.11g
standard as your needs grow.
To address growing security concerns in a wireless LAN environment, different levels of
security can be enabled in WLA-9000AP:
„
To disable SSID broadcast to restrict association to only those client stations that are
already pre-configured with the correct SSID
„
To enable WEP (Wireless Encryption Protocol) 64, 128, or 152-bit encryption to protect
the privacy of your data.
„
Support of Access List Control to allow you to grant/deny access to/from specified
wireless stations
„
Provisioning of centralized authentication through RADIUS Server.
„
WPA-PSK (Wi-Fi Protected Access, Pre-Shared Key) for home users to provide
authentication, data integrity, and data privacy.
„
WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) works with a RADIUS server to provide stronger
authentication as well as data integrity and privacy.
1.2 Features
„
Compliant with 802.11a, 802.11b and 802.11g, Super A™ and Super G™ standards
with roaming capability.
„
Dual Wireless interfaces support multi-function modes: Dual Access Point, Dual WDS
Bridge, AP + Client Infrastructure, AP + WDS mode.
„
Static assignment or DHCP client to set the device IP address.
„
Multiple security measures: SSID hiding, Access Control List, WEP based encryption
(64, 128, 152 bits), enhanced Security with 802.1x using a primary and a backup
RADIUS Server with/without dynamic WEP keys, WPA-PSK, WPA, and WPA2.
„
Extensive monitoring capability such as event logging, traffic/error statistics
monitoring.
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Easy configuration and monitoring through the use of a Web-browser based GUI with
predefined operation mode. SNMP commands from a remote SNMP management
station, and UPnP for users to automatically discover the device.
„
Setup Wizard for easy configuration/installation.
„
Configuration file download and restore.
„
Firmware upgradeable for flexibility to add extra features.
1.3 Operational Modes
There are currently 4 predefined operational modes. Extra operational mode will be added
according to the evolution of firmware.
They are:
1.
Dual WDS bridge mode
2.
Dual AP mode
3.
AP + Client mode
4.
AP + Bridge mode
1.3.1 Dual WDS bridge mode
When configured to operate in the Wireless Distribution System (WDS) Mode, the
WLA-9000AP provides bridging functions between LANs physically separated. When
configured in the Dual WDS Bridge mode, a WLA-9000AP allows solving discontinuous link
due to geographical obstacles, shown as below and extension of distance between two
WDS bridge nodes separated by a building.
WLA-9000AP acts in Dual WDS Mode application as repeater of backbone
1.3.2 Dual AP Mode
In Dual AP mode, both wireless interface of WLA-9000AP are set as AP and provide
hotspot service on each interface.
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WLA-9000AP acts in Dual AP Mode application to serve wider coverage
This Application provides winder coverage that difficult to be reached with a unique omni
antenna by using another adequate antenna such as sector antenna. It’s particularly
suitable for WISP to provide stable and high performance link.
1.3.3 AP + Client Mode
In AP + Client operational Mode, WLA-9000AP can be used as the repeater of backbone, it
provide the possibility to “chain-up” continuously from one point to another despite of long
distance crossing the wide geography.
Multiple WLA-9000AP act in continuous AP-Client Mode application to chain backbone
1.3.4 AP + WDS bridge Mode
Under this operational mode, WDS acts as bridge to pass through data from another
remote node as point-to-point data transmission. The other side acts as AP and provides
coverage as point-to-multi point service. One device satisfies multiple applications
maintaining the performance.
WLA-9000AP acts in AP+WDS Mode application as extension of backbone in long distance.
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2. Install the WLA-9000AP
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2. Install the 802.11 A/G
Access Point
This section describes the installation procedure for the WLA-9000AP. It starts with a
summary of the content of the package you have purchased, followed by steps of how to
power up and connect the WLA-9000AP. Finally, this section explains how to configure a
Windows PC to communicate with the WLA-9000AP.
2.1 What’s in the box?
The WLA-9000AP package contains the following items:
1. One WLA-9000AP main unit
2. One 5.5V 2.5A DC power adapter
3. Indoor detachable Omni Antenna x 2
4. One CD of the WLA-9000AP Quick Start Guide
2.2 Hardware Presentation
2.2.1 Front side introduction
1 2 3 4
5 6
LED #
Display
Description
1
Power
Solid Green LED while the device is powered on, either by power
adaptor or PoE.
2
WLAN1
3
WLAN2
4
LAN 1
5
LAN 2
6
LAN 3
Solid Green LED while the device is powered on. Blinking while there is
Data transmission, dark when this interface is turn off.
LAN ports status LED, Solid Green LED shows when a port is actively
connected, blinking while there is data transmission, turns into dark
when this disconnected.
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2.2.2 Back side introduction
2
1
4
3
5
6
7
Port #
Display
Description
1
WLAN1
Detachable antenna with R-SMA connector. 2 indoor 2dBi antennas
are delivered.
2
Power
Adaptor
5.5V 2.5A power supply adaptor delivered with product.
3
RESET
Reset button for rebooting and reset device as default facory value.
4
LAN 3/PoE
5
LAN 2
LAN port 2
6
LAN 1
LAN port 1
7
WLAN2
LAN port 3 and PoE port. It can be plug 802.3af compliant PoE as
power and data supply.
Detachable antenna with R-SMA connector.
2.3 Configuration steps
This section describes configuration required for the WLA-9000AP before it can work
properly in your network.
Set up the device
The WLA-9000AP can be managed remotely by a PC through either the wired or wireless
network. To do this, the WLA-9000AP must first be assigned an IP address, which can be
done using one of the following 2 methods.
WLA-9000AP’s Factory default value IP
The default IP address of the LAN interface of an WLA-9000AP is a private IP address of
192.168.1.1, and a network mask of 255.255.255.0. This means IP addresses of other
devices on the LAN should be in the range of 192.168.1.2 to 192.168.1.254.
This IP address can be modified to either a different address in this same subnet or to an
address in a different subnet, depending on the existing network settings (if there is any) or
user’s preferences.
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2. Install the WLA-9000AP
First, you need to perform various configuration changes to the WLA-9000AP, including the
SSID, Channel number, the WEP key, …, etc., it is necessary to associate a fixed IP
address with the WLA-9000AP, which is why the WLA-9000AP will be shipped with a
factory default private IP address of 192.168.1.1 (and a network mask of 255.255.255.0).
Therefore, during the system installation time, you need to build an isolated environment
with the WLA-9000AP and a PC, and then perform the following steps.
2.3.1 Set up a wired connection with Ethernet cable
In the case of using a LAN attached PC, the PC must have an Ethernet interface installed
properly, be connected to the WLA-9000AP either directly or through an external LAN
switch, and have TCP/IP installed and configured as fixed IP and same subnet mask scope
as the AP.
Then perform the following steps for either of the cases above. To configure types of
workstations other than Windows 95/98/NT/2000, please consult the manufacturer’s
documentation.
Step 1. From the Win95/98/2000 Start Button, select Settings, then Control Panel. The
Win95/98/2000 Control Panel displays.
Step 2. Double-click on the Network icon.
Manually change the IP address of the PC to become 192.168.1.3. To do this ,
move your mouse and high light the node device (please go to your network
device such as Ethernet card), right click on your mouse. Click Properties, and
check the settings in each of the TCP/IP Properties window. Select fixed IP and
assign the IP as 192.168.1.3 and subnet mask as 255.255.255.0.
Step 3. Once you have modified the PC’s IP as same network scope as the default IP of
WLA-9000AP, you can then open a browser and start to configure the AP by
typing the default IP address into the URL line.
Please note that after you change the IP address of the ACCESS POINT, the PC
client may not be able to reach the ACCESS POINT. This is because they may no
longer belong to the same IP network address space.
2.3.2 Set up a wireless client as a fixed IP client
The following will give detailed steps of how to configure a PC or a wireless client to “obtain
IP addresses automatically”.
In the case of using a wireless client, the client must also have an 802.11a/b/g wireless
interface installed properly, be physically within the radio range of the WLA-9000AP, and
have TCP/IP installed and configured as fixed IP and same subnet mask scope as the AP.
Then perform the following steps for either of the cases above. To configure types of
workstations other than Windows 95/98/NT/2000, please consult the manufacturer’s
documentation.
Step 1. From the Win95/98/2000 Start Button, select Settings, then Control Panel. The
Win95/98/2000 Control Panel displays.
Step 2. Double-click on the Network icon.
Step 3. Check your list of Network Components in the Network window Configuration tab.
If TCP/IP has already been installed, go to Step 8. Otherwise, select Add to install
it now.
Step 4. In the new Network Component Type window, select Protocol. In the new Select
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Network Protocol window, select Microsoft in the Manufacturers area.
Step 5. In the Network Protocols area of the same window, select TCP/IP, then click OK.
You may need your Win95/98 CD to complete the installation. After TCP/IP
installation is complete, go back to the Network window described in Step 4.
Step 6. Select TCP/IP in the list of Network Components.
Step 7. Click Properties, and check the settings in each of the TCP/IP Properties window.
Manually change the IP address of the PC to become 192.168.1.4 and Subnet
mask as 255.255.255.0.
Step 8. With the WLA-9000AP powered on, reboot the PC/wireless client. After the
PC/wireless client is re-booted, you should be ready to configure the WLA-9000AP.
See Chapter 3.
The procedure required to set a static IP address is not too much different from the
procedure required to set to “obtain IP addresses dynamically” - except that at the end of
step 7, instead of selecting “obtain IP addresses dynamically, you should specify the IP
address explicitly.
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3. Basic Configuration
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3. Basic Configuration
This section describes the basic configuration procedure for the WLA-9000AP. It describes
how to set up the WLA-9000AP for wireless connections, and the configuration of the local
LAN environment. All basic configurations may be effected through a standard Web
browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer. From a PC that has been configured as
described in Chapter 2, enter the IP address of the WLA-9000AP as the URL in your
browser, e.g. http://192.168.1.1.
The IP address of your PC must be in the same IP subnet scope as
the WLA-9000AP.
The Home Page of the WLA-9000AP screen will appear. Its main menu displays on the
right hand side of the window. The main menu includes the following choices: Setup Wizard,
Device Status, Advanced Settings, System Tools, and Help.
3.1 Log On
If you attempt to access a configuration item from the browser menu, an administrator
logon screen, shown below, will appear.
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If you are logging on for the first time, you should use the factory default setting “airlive”.
The password is always displayed as a string of wildcards or dots. Click the LOG ON button
to start the configuration session.
3.2 Setup wizard
The Setup Wizard will guide you through a series of configuration screens to set up the
basic functionality of the device. Every time you modify the settings, remember to click
APPLY button to save the changes.
3.2.1 TIME SETTINGS
Setup Wizard>>Time Settings
After logging on, the Time Settings page appears. The device time is automatically set to
the local time of the management PC at the first time a connection is made. To modify the
device’s time, modify the appropriate fields, then click APPLY.
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3.2.2 DEVICE IP SETTINGS
Setup Wizard>> Device IP Settings
The Device IP Settings screen allows you to configure the IP address and subnet of the
device. Although you can rely on a DHCP server to assign an IP address to the
WLA-9000AP automatically, it is recommended that you configure a static IP address
manually in most applications.
If you choose to assign the IP address manually, enable the checkbox of “Assign static IP to
this device” and then fill in the following fields
IP Address and IP Subnet Mask: Default values are 192.168.1.1 and 255.255.255.0
respectively. It is important to note that there are similar addresses falling in the standard
private IP address range and it is an essential security feature of the device. Because of
this private IP address, the device can no longer be accessed (seen) from the Internet.
Gateway IP Address: Enter the IP address of your default gateway.
DNS Server: The Domain Name System (DNS) is a server on the Internet that translates
logical names such as “www.yahoo.com” to IP addresses like 66.218.71.80. In order to do
this, a query is made by the requesting device to a DNS server to provide the necessary
information. If your system administrator requires you to manually enter the DNS Server
addresses, you should enter them here.
Click APPLY to go to the next screen.
If you choose to use a DHCP Server to acquire an IP address for the WLA-9000AP
automatically, enable the checkbox that says, “Use the DHCP client protocol to
automatically get the IP address for this device”. Then click Next to go to the next screen.
Again, as a reminder, it is recommended that your WLA-9000AP should be assigned a
static IP address in order to make it easy for you to manage the device later on.
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3.2.3 OPERATION MODE SETTINGS
Setup Wizard>>Operation Modes >> “Current Operation Mode”
There are two levels of setting while set the device: the operational mode and the detail
parameter of each wireless interface under current operation mode.
To start, please select first the “Operational Mode” under Setup Wizard, to choose an
operational mode, click on radio button and “APPLY”.
Click here to modify operational mode
Current operational mode
Once you decide the operation mode, please press “APPLY” to validate your choice.
The screen will show appear as below according to your choice:
On this page, left lower side appears current operational mode. It’s easy to switch between
operation mode selection and detail parameter setting page: click on “Operational Mode” to
return to Operational mode selection list; if you want to return the detail parameter setting
page without modifying current operational mode, click on current operation mode, current
parameter detail page will appear again.
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Current Operational Mode page
1
2
3
4
This is the page of each operational mode here-by.
The graphic shows current operational mode inside of device, it helps you to
understand and make the configuration with predefined operational mode.
Regulatory Domain: Please make sure that your regulatory domain matches your
region. The default value is “United Kingdom”. You an reconfigure with help of
Telnet. For more detail, please check in the Quick Start Guide.
There are two wireless interfaces parameter to be configured, interfaces are present
as Radio1 and Radio 2, which are shown on the back of antenna R-SMA connector
as WLAN1 and WLAN2.
Each wireless interface can be setup separately, such as SSID, WDS MAC ID
registry, Security, Advanced Setting and Access Control.
Each wireless interface operation mode parameters are presented separately in
following sections.
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3.3 Wireless Interface Configuration
3.3.1 AP Mode Settings
Please find the AP mode parameter page below:
Enable Radio: On WLA-9000AP, both wireless interfaces can work independently from the
other wireless interface. It’s possible to enable/disable a wireless interface without impact
on the other.
Network ID (SSID): The SSID is the network name used to identify a wireless network. The
SSID must be the same for all devices in the wireless network (i.e. in the same BSS).
Several access points on a network can have the same SSID. The SSID length is up to 32
characters. The default SSID is “AirLive1” and “AirLive2”. In WDS bridge mode, the
method allowing association is MAC ID registration. There will not SSID field available.
Disable SSID Broadcasting: An access point periodically broadcasts its SSID along with
other information, which allows client stations to learn its existence while searching for
access points in a wireless network. Check Disable SSID Broadcasting if you do not want
the device to broadcast the SSID.
Mode: The option of two interfaces are different. Only “802.11a” and “SuperA” are available
for the WLAN 1 Interface. “11g/b”, “11g only”, “11b”, “11a”, “Super G” or “Super A” are
available on WLAN 2 interface.
Select “11g/b”, “11g only”, “11b”, “11a”, “Super G” or “Super A”. The wireless module is
IEEE 802.11g and 802.11b compliant, and choosing “11g/b” allows both 802.11b and
802.11g client stations to get associated. However, choosing “11g” allows only 802.11g
client stations to get associated and get better overall performance. 802.11a is not
compliant with either 802.11b or 802.11g; choosing “11a” only allows 802.11a client
stations to get associated. Super A and Super G are proprietary transmission of Atheros
Chip maker. Only equipments of same chip maker provide this feature.
Channel: Select a channel from the drop down menu. All devices in a BSS must use the
same channel. You can select Auto to let the system pick up the best channel for you.
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The available channels are different from country to country and for
different WLAN mode.
Enable Radio eXtended Range: Select the check box to enable the Atheros’s eXtended Range(XR)
technology to extend the wireless coverage range.
Enable Client Isolation (Privacy Separator): Select the check box to prohibit data transmission
between client stations.
Enable 802.11d: Select the check box to enable 802.11d. 802.11d is a standard for use in countries
where systems using other standards in the 802.11 family are not allowed to operate.
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3.3.1.1 Security Settings
Security: Click on this button, a pop-up window appears. On the scroll menu, select
different security policy to provide association authentication and/or data encryption as you
need.
WEP
WEP allows you to use data encryption to secure your data from being eavesdropped by
malicious people. It allows 3 types of key: 64 (WEP64), 128 (WEP128), and 152 (WEP152)
bits. You can configure up to 4 keys using either ASCII or Hexadecimal format.
Key Settings: The length of a WEP64 key must be equal to 5 bytes, a WEP128 key is 13
bytes, and a WEP152 key is 16 bytes.
Key Index: You have to specify which of the four keys will be active.
Once you enable the WEP function, please make sure that both the WLA-9000AP and the
wireless client stations use the same key.
Some wireless client cards only allow Hexadecimal digits for WEP
keys. Please note that when configuring WEP keys, a WEP128 ASCII
key looks like “This is a key”(13 characters), while a WEP128 Hex
key looks like “546869732069732061206b6579”(26 HEX)
(hexadecimal notation are 0-9 and A-F).
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802.1x
802.1x allows users to leverage a RADIUS server to do association authentications. You
can also enable dynamic WEP key (128 bit) to have data encryption. Here you do not have
to enter the WEP key manually because it will be generated automatically and dynamically.
Rekey interval is time period that the system will change the key periodically. The shorter
the interval is, the better the security is.
Server IP and Shared Secret: If you have connect AP to a RADIUS server behind, key in
the Server IP and share secret, it will redirect incoming connection request first to this
RADIUS for Authentication. In general you don’t have to change Port Number, which is
1812 by default and used by most RADIUS server.
After you have finished the configuration wizard, you have to
configure the RADIUS Settings in Advanced Settings in order to make
the 802.1x function work.
Share secret is the key for AP to communicate with RADIUS server, check with your
Authentication provider for more details.
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WPA
Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) requires a RADIUS server available in order to do
authentication (same as 802.1x), thus there is no shared key required.
Encryption Type: There are two encryption types TKIP and CCMP (AES). While CCMP
provides better security than TKIP, some wireless client stations may not be equipped with
the hardware to support it. You can select Both to allow TKIP clients and CCMP clients to
connect to the Access Point at the same time.
Group Rekey Interval: A group key is used for multicast/broadcast data, and the re-key
interval is time period that the system will change the group key periodically. The shorter
the interval is, the better the security is. The default is 300 sec.
WPA-PSK
Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) with Pre-Shared Key (PSK) provides better security than
WEP keys. It does not require a RADIUS server in order to provide association
authentication, but you do have to enter a shared key for the authentication purpose. The
encryption key is generated automatically and dynamically.
Pre-shared Key: This is an ASCII string with 8 to 63 characters. Please make sure that
both the WLA-9000AP and the wireless client stations use the same key.
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Encryption Type: There are two encryption types TKIP and CCMP (AES). While CCMP
provides better security than TKIP, some wireless client stations may not be equipped with
the hardware to support it. You can select Both to allow TKIP clients and CCMP clients to
connect to the Access Point at the same time.
Group Rekey Interval: A group key is used for multicast/broadcast data, and the re-key
interval is time period that the system will change the group key periodically. The shorter
the interval is, the better the security is. The default is 300 sec.
WPA2
WPA2 stands for Wi-Fi Protected Access 2. It provides stronger data protection and
network access control then WPA. Only authorized users can access the wireless
networks.
Encryption Type: There are two encryption types TKIP and CCMP (AES). While CCMP
provides better security than TKIP, some wireless client stations may not be equipped with
the hardware to support it. You can select Both to allow TKIP clients and CCMP clients to
connect to the Access Point at the same time.
Group Rekey Interval: A group key is used for multicast/broadcast data, and the re-key
interval is time period that the system will change the group key periodically. The shorter
the interval is, the better the security is. The default is 300 sec.
WPA2-PSK
Enter the Pre-shared Key to initiate WPA2 security. All devices try to access the network
should have the matching encryption key.
Pre-shared Key: This is an ASCII string with 8 to 63 characters. Please make sure that
both the WLA-9000AP and the wireless client stations use the same key.
Encryption Type: There are two encryption types TKIP and CCMP (AES). While CCMP
provides better security than TKIP, some wireless client stations may not be equipped with
the hardware to support it. You can select Both to allow TKIP clients and CCMP clients to
connect to the Access Point at the same time.
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Group Rekey Interval: A group key is used for multicast/broadcast data, and the re-key
interval is time period that the system will change the group key periodically. The shorter
the interval is, the better the security is. The default is 300 sec.
WPA-AUTO
Encryption Type: There are two encryption types TKIP and CCMP (AES). While CCMP
provides better security than TKIP, some wireless client stations may not be equipped with
the hardware to support it. You can select Both to allow TKIP clients and CCMP clients to
connect to the Access Point at the same time.
Group Rekey Interval: A group key is used for multicast/broadcast data, and the re-key
interval is time period that the system will change the group key periodically. The shorter
the interval is, the better the security is. The default is 300 sec.
WPA-PSK-AUTO
WPA-PSK-AUTO tries to authenticate wireless clients using WPA-PSK or WPA2-PSK.
Pre-shared Key: This is an ASCII string with 8 to 63 characters. Please make sure that
both the WLA-9000AP and the wireless client stations use the same key.
Encryption Type: There are two encryption types TKIP and CCMP (AES). While CCMP
provides better security than TKIP, some wireless client stations may not be equipped with
the hardware to support it. You can select Both to allow TKIP clients and CCMP clients to
connect to the Access Point at the same time.
Group Rekey Interval: A group key is used for multicast/broadcast data, and the re-key interval is
time period that the system will change the group key periodically. The shorter the interval is, the
better the security is. The default is 300 sec.
3.3.1.2 Advanced Settings
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Current Operational mode >> Advanced Settings
A pop-up windows shows when click the setup button “Advanced Settings”. On the top of
the page, indication shows current wireless interface (Radio1 or Radio2) is under
configuration.
Beacon Interval: The WLA-9000AP broadcasts beacon frames regularly to announce its
existence. The beacon Interval specifies how often beacon frames are transmitted in time
unit of milliseconds. The default value is 100, and a valid value should be between 1 and
65,535.
RTS Threshold: RTS/CTS frames are used to gain control of the medium for transmission.
Any unicast (data or control) frames larger than specified RTS threshold must be
transmitted following the RTS/CTS handshake exchange mechanism. The RTS threshold
should have a value between 256-2347 bytes, with a default of 2347. It is recommended
that this value does not deviate from the default too much.
Fragmentation: When the size of a unicast frame exceeds the fragmentation threshold, it
will be fragmented before the transmission. It should have a value of 256-2346 bytes, with a
default of 2346. If you experience a high packet error rate, you should slightly decrease the
Fragmentation Threshold.
DTIM Interval: The WLA-9000AP buffers packets for stations that operate in the
power-saving mode. The Delivery Traffic Indication Message (DTIM) informs such
power-conserving stations that there are packets waiting to be received by them. The DTIM
interval specifies how often the beacon frame should contain DTIMs. It should have a value
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between 1 to 255, with a default value of 3.
User Limitation: The range of user limitation is from 1 to 100.
Age Out Timer: Set the age out time. The default is 300 sec.
Transmit Power: Transmit power output depends upon the size and RF characteristics
because that will determine the number of APs, channels, and need for antennas.
Enable STP: Spanning Tree Protocol prevents the condition known as a bridge loop.
Ack TimeOut (11a)/ (11g): The "ACK time-out" determines how long the program waits
after receiving a packet from a file stream to determine that stream to be a complete file.
For details, please go to Section 3.4.
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3.3.1.3 ACCESS CONTROL
Current interface >> Access Control
The WLA-9000AP allows you to define a list of MAC addresses that are allowed or denied
to access the wireless network. Click on the setup button of “Access Control” of selected
wireless interface.
Disable MAC address control list: When selected, no MAC address filtering will be
performed.
Enable GRANT address control list: When selected, data traffic from only the specified
devices in the table will be allowed in the network.
Enable DENY address control list: When selected, data traffic from the devices specified
in the table will be denied/discarded by the network.
To add a MAC address into the table, enter a Mnemonic Name and the MAC Address,
and then click ADD. The table lists all configured MAC Filter entries.
To delete entries, check the corresponding Select boxes and then press DELETE
SELECTED.
FINISH SETUP WIZARD AND SAVE YOUR SETTINGS
After stepping through the Wizard’s pages, you can click the APPLY button for your
modification to take effect. This also makes your new settings saved into the permanent
memory on your system.
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Congratulations! You are now ready to use the WLA-9000AP.
If you change the device’s IP address, as soon as you click on FINISH
you will no longer be able to communicate with your WLA-9000AP.
You need to change your IP address and then re-boot your computer
in order to resume the communication.
3.3.2 Client Mode Settings
3.3.2.1 Site Survey
The client can search for the SSIDs of APs in the environment, in order to select the AP that he
wants to make connection with. For details, please go to Section 5.5: Device Status>>Site
Survey
3.3.2.2 Security
WEP
WEP allows you to use data encryption to secure your data from being eavesdropped by
malicious people. It allows 3 types of key: 64 (WEP64), 128 (WEP128), and 152 (WEP152)
bits. You can configure up to 4 keys using either ASCII or Hexadecimal format.
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Key Settings: The length of a WEP64 key must be equal to 5 bytes, a WEP128 key is 13
bytes, and a WEP152 key is 16 bytes.
Key Index: You have to specify which of the four keys will be active.
Once you enable the WEP function, please make sure that both the WLA-9000AP and the
wireless client stations use the same key.
Some wireless client cards only allow Hexadecimal digits for WEP
keys. Please note that when configuring WEP keys, a WEP128 ASCII
key looks like “This is a key”(13 characters), while a WEP128 Hex
key looks like “546869732069732061206b6579”(26 HEX)
(hexadecimal notation are 0-9 and A-F).
802.1X as Client mode parameter
While the node is under client mode as a registered authenticated node of a RADIUS
server, the parameter to be set are the EAP type, User Name and Password. Please
contact your networking provider or MIS for further information.
WPA-PSK
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As node of Client WPA-PSK, please check with your network administrator for the
Pre-shared Key for more detail of your network.
3.3.2.3 Advances Wireless Settings
Current Operational mode >> Advanced Settings
When click on Advanced Setup button under client mode, a pop-up window appears and
show parameter as follow:
RTS Threshold: RTS/CTS frames are used to gain control of the medium for transmission.
Any unicast (data or control) frames larger than specified RTS threshold must be
transmitted following the RTS/CTS handshake exchange mechanism. The RTS threshold
should have a value between 256-2347 bytes, with a default of 2347. It is recommended
that this value does not deviate from the default too much.
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Fragmentation: When the size of a unicast frame exceeds the fragmentation threshold, it
will be fragmented before the transmission. It should have a value of 256-2346 bytes, with a
default of 2346. If you experience a high packet error rate, you should slightly decrease the
Fragmentation Threshold.
Transmit Power: Transmit power output depends upon the size and RF characteristics
because that will determine the number of APs, channels, and need for antennas.
Ack TimeOut (for all modes): The "ACK time-out" determines how long the program waits
after receiving a packet from a file stream to determine that stream to be a complete file.
For details, please go to Section 3.4.
3.3.2.4 ACCESS CONTROL
Current interface >> Access Control
The WLA-9000AP allows you to define a list of MAC addresses that are allowed or denied
to access the wireless network. Click on the setup button of “Access Control” of selected
wireless interface.
Disable MAC address control list: When selected, no MAC address filtering will be
performed.
Enable GRANT address control list: When selected, data traffic from only the specified
devices in the table will be allowed in the network.
Enable DENY address control list: When selected, data traffic from the devices specified
in the table will be denied/discarded by the network.
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To add a MAC address into the table, enter a Mnemonic Name and the MAC Address,
and then click ADD. The table lists all configured MAC Filter entries.
To delete entries, check the corresponding Select boxes and then press DELETE
SELECTED.
FINISH SETUP WIZARD AND SAVE YOUR SETTINGS
After stepping through the Wizard’s pages, you can click the APPLY button for your
modification to take effect. This also makes your new settings saved into the permanent
memory on your system.
Congratulations! You are now ready to use the WLA-9000AP.
If you change the device’s IP address, as soon as you click on FINISH
you will no longer be able to communicate with your WLA-9000AP.
You need to change your IP address and then re-boot your computer
in order to resume the communication.
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3.3.3 WDS Bridge Mode Settings
Current Operation Mode>> WDS Bridge
Under WDS mode, APs connects to each other with MAC ID address. It’s important to
register the device MAC ID between each other.
To do this, click first the “Setup” button of “WDS Settings” the register remote node’s MAC
ID.
WDS Settings pop-up screen shows, please input the details of MAC ID address and
desired name for remote device.
Once the registry finished, WLAN Current WDS node shows list of registered nodes.
Finish the reciprocal registry of MAC ID on each device.
Please note that only one set of WEP encryption is allowed set amount all nodes.
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3.3.3.1 Advances Wireless Settings
Current Operational mode >> Advanced Settings
When click on Advanced Setup button under client mode, a pop-up window appears and
show parameter as follow:
RTS Threshold: RTS/CTS frames are used to gain control of the medium for transmission.
Any unicast (data or control) frames larger than specified RTS threshold must be
transmitted following the RTS/CTS handshake exchange mechanism. The RTS threshold
should have a value between 256-2347 bytes, with a default of 2347. It is recommended
that this value does not deviate from the default too much.
Fragmentation: When the size of a unicast frame exceeds the fragmentation threshold, it
will be fragmented before the transmission. It should have a value of 256-2346 bytes, with a
default of 2346. If you experience a high packet error rate, you should slightly decrease the
Fragmentation Threshold.
Transmit Power: Transmit power output depends upon the size and RF characteristics
because that will determine the number of APs, channels, and need for antennas.
Ack TimeOut (for all modes): The "ACK time-out" determines how long the program waits
after receiving a packet from a file stream to determine that stream to be a complete file.
For details, please go to Section 3.4.
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3.3.3.2 ACCESS CONTROL
Current interface >> Access Control
The WLA-9000AP allows you to define a list of MAC addresses that are allowed or denied
to access the wireless network. Click on the setup button of “Access Control” of selected
wireless interface.
Disable MAC address control list: When selected, no MAC address filtering will be
performed.
Enable GRANT address control list: When selected, data traffic from only the specified
devices in the table will be allowed in the network.
Enable DENY address control list: When selected, data traffic from the devices specified
in the table will be denied/discarded by the network.
To add a MAC address into the table, enter a Mnemonic Name and the MAC Address,
and then click ADD. The table lists all configured MAC Filter entries.
To delete entries, check the corresponding Select boxes and then press DELETE
SELECTED.
FINISH SETUP WIZARD AND SAVE YOUR SETTINGS
After stepping through the Wizard’s pages, you can click the APPLY button for your
modification to take effect. This also makes your new settings saved into the permanent
memory on your system.
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Congratulations! You are now ready to use the WLA-9000AP.
If you change the device’s IP address, as soon as you click on FINISH
you will no longer be able to communicate with your WLA-9000AP.
You need to change your IP address and then re-boot your computer
in order to resume the communication.
3.4 ACK Timeout Setup
Ack TimeOut (11a)/ (11g)/: The "ACK time-out" determines how long the program waits
after receiving a packet from a file stream to determine that stream to be a complete file.
WLA-9000AP provides a calculator on UI that helps you to obtain this value only by giving
the distance.
Input distance value in meters. The ACK Timeout value will be automatically calculated
accordingly. This is the value to be entered into the “ACK Timeout (11a)” or “ACK Timeout
(11g)” field according to the spectrum
.
3.4.1 ACK Calculator
Advanced setting >> wireless settings
Click on the “ACK Calculator”
at the right down side of this page.
In the field of “Distance”, input the distance in “meters”.
After input the distance value, move the cursor to any place on the pop-up window out
of three fields. The calculated value will display.
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Enter the calculated value of “AckTimeOut” into the appropriate “Ack TimeOut” field (11a or
11g) in the “Wireless Settings” window.
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4.1 Password Settings
Advanced Settings>> Password Settings
It’s recommended to set your own password instead of using default factory password.
The default factory password is “airlive” all letters are in lower case. To change the
password, press the Password Settings button to enter the Password Settings screen;
then enter the Current Password followed by the New Password twice. The entered
characters will appear as asterisks.
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4.2 System Management
Advanced Settings>> System Management
Clicking the System Management button to configure system related parameters to for the
WLA-9000AP.
System Administration
HTTP Port No.: HTTP stands for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol. The default port for the
HTTP Web server is 80.
Time-out: This setting specifies the duration of idle time (inactivity) before a web browser
or telnet management session times out. The default is 10 minutes.
UPnP: The Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) feature allows a Windows XP/ME PC to
discover this WLA-9000AP and automatically show an icon on the screen. Then a user can
double-click the icon to access this device directly (without having to find out its IP
address).
Syslog: Syslog is an IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force - the Internet standards
body)-conformant standard for logging system events (RFC-3164). When the WLA-9000AP
encounters an error or warning condition (e.g., a log-in attempt with an invalid password), it
will create a log in the system log table. To be able to remotely view such system log events,
you need to check the Enable Syslog box and configure the IP address of a Syslog
daemon. When doing so, the WLA-9000AP will send logged events over network to the
daemon for future reviewing.
Syslog server IP address: System event messages generated by the wireless access
point will be sent to a Syslog daemon running on a server identified by this IP address.
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4.3 SNMP Settings
Advanced Settings>>SNMP Settings
This screen allows you to configure SNMP parameters including the system name, the
location and contact information.
System Name: A name that you assign to your WLA-9000AP. It is an alphanumeric string
of up to 30 characters.
System Location: Enter a system location.
System Contact: Contact information for the system administrator responsible for
managing your 802.11a+g Router. It is an alphanumeric string of up to 60 characters.
Community String For Read: If you intend the router to be managed from a remote SNMP
management station, you need to configure a read-only “community string” for read-only
operation. The community string is an alphanumeric string of up to 15 characters.
Community String For Write: For read-write operation, you need to configure a write
“community string”.
Assign a specific name and IP address for your SNMP trap manager:
A trap manager is a remote SNMP management station where special SNMP trap
messages are generated (by the router) and sent to in the network.
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You can define trap managers in the system.
You can add a trap manager by entering a name, an IP address, followed by pressing the
ADD button.
You can delete a trap manager by selecting the corresponding entry and press the
DELETE SELECTED button.
To enable a trap manager, check the Enable box in the corresponding entry; to disable it,
un-check the Enable box.
Some extra feature of WLA-9000AP does not show in the wizard because some higher
knowledge of parameter of them are required. They are classified in the tab of “Advances
Setting”, such as the Multi SSID for VLAN setting and 802.11e QoS configuration.
4.4 Multi-SSID Settings
Advanced Settings >> SSID Settings
SSID, a name for an access point (or a network), differentiates one WLAN from another. All
devices in a same specific WLAN must use the same SSID.
“Enable VLAN for all SSID” here allows to create multiple SSID on single wireless interface
and apply the VLAN on single wireless. This feature is only available when an interface set
as AP mode. Please do remember to click on “APPLY” button to validate this feature before
adding any additional SSID with VLAN ID.
Without validation, an SSID will not be available for add VLAN ID, in consequent, there is
no VLAN deployment possible. It’s possible to modify VLAN detail with existing Multiple
SSID. After validation of “Enable VLAN for all SSID”, select the radio button of SSID to be
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modified, add extra VLAN information.
In case there is more than one interface set as AP mode, select on the scroll menu of
“Radio” to switch between Radio 1 and Radio 2 as WLAN 1 and WLAN 2 then continue to
set additional SSID on selected interface.
VLAN: VLAN stands for Virtual Local Area Network. It is a technique allows one or more
physical LAN routers or APs to deliver packets as if they were a single physical router or
AP.
DiffServ Marking: Enable DiffServ Marking to have better traffic prioritization and
bandwidth management.
Disable SSID Broadcasting: Select this check box to hide the SSID.
Security Policy: Each SSID can be assigned an encryption mode. Select security policy.
“None”, “WEP”, “802.1x”, “WPA”, “WPA-PSK”, “WPA2”, “WPA2-PSK”, “WPA-AUTO” or
“WPA-PSK-AUTO”.
Only one WEP can be assigned among multiple SSIDs per wireless interface. We
recommend to assign WPA-PSK or higher as encryption if necessary.
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4.5 QoS Settings
Advanced Settings >> QoS Settings
QoS stands for Quality of Service which attempts to provide different levels of quality to
different types of network traffic.
WMM stands for Wi-Fi Multimedia. WMM defines quality of service (QoS) in wireless
networks. WMM improves audio, video and voice applications transmitted over wireless
networks. WMM adds prioritized capabilities to wireless networks and optimizes the
performance when multiple concurring applications.
Check radio button of “Radio 1” and “Radio 2” to switch between WLAN 1 or WLAN
2.
To Enable WMM, WMM Parameters of Access Point and Station are indicated. The
following information is listed: AC TYPE (AC_BE; Best Effort) (AC_BK; Background)(AC_VI;
Video)(AC_VO;Voice)/ ECWMIn/ ECWMax/ AIFS/ TxopLimit (11b)/ TxopLimit (11ag)ACM
and Ack-policy.
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5. Manage the
WLA-9000AP
This Chapter covers other management aspects of your WLA-9000AP:
„ Check Device Information
„ View System Log
„ Wireless Client Table
„ Radio Table
„ Site Survey
„ Upgrade Firmware
„ Save or Restore Configuration Changes
„ Reset to Factory Default
„ Reboot AP
„ What if you forgot the password?
5.1 Device Status
Device status >> Device Information
You can monitor the system status and get general device information from the Device
Information screen:
This is at the left-bottom corner of the Device Status window.
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5.2 System Log
Device Status >> System Log
The WLA-9000AP maintains a system log that you can use to track events that have
occurred in the system. Such event messages can sometimes be helpful in determining the
cause of a problem that you may have encountered.
You can select System Log on the left side of the Device Status window to view log events
recorded in the system. The System Log entries are shown in the main screen along with
the log level, the severity level of messages that are being displayed (lower is severer), and
the uptime, which is the amount of time since the WLA-9000AP was boot-up.
5.3 Wireless Client Table
Device Status >> Wireless Client Table
The wireless client table lists the current wireless clients and its MAC address, state, traffic
statistics and signal strength of connected client node. In consequent, it’s available when at
least one wireless interface is set as AP mode. You can check this table by clicking
Wireless Client Table at the left side of the Device Status window.
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5.4 Radio Table
Device Status >> Radio Table
The Radio Table indicates wireless radio counters’ data under one of the six operational
modes: Access Point; Repeater; WDS Bridge; Client Infrastructure, Client Adhoc and WISP
Router.
Radio Table will indicate the following information: Radio Name, Mode, Op Channel, Assoc.
Tx Pkts, Rx Pkts and Error.
5.5 Site Survey
Device Status >> Site Survey
The Site Survey table shows the wireless Access Point and Ad Hoc stations in your
environment detected by the 802.11 A/G Access Point. You can click the REFRESH button
to get latest environment information.
Site Survey list will indicate the following information:
ESSID, MAC Address, Conn Mode, Channel, Turbo, Super, XR, WME, Signal strength (%),
Security and Network
While the device is under Client mode and being associated with an AP displayed on the
list, the active connected AP will be highlighted with a light blue color.
5.5.1 Signal survey
Device Status >> Site Survey >> Signal Survey
This is a unique feature from AirLive. It provides real-time signal strength between two
nodes. Better signal strength means better link quality, which aims to improve alignment
results.
To observe the signal survey result, select first an AP to be check.
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Click the “SIGNAL SURVEY” button. A pop-up window will continuously display signal
strength of selected AP information in real time. The user can readjust the antenna position
in order to achieve maximum signal strength.
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5.6 Firmware Upgrade
System tools >> Firmware Upgrade
You can upgrade the firmware of your WLA-9000AP (the software that controls your
WLA-9000AP’s operation). Normally, this is done when a new version of firmware offers
new features that you want, or solves problems that you have encountered with the current
version. System upgrade can be performed through the System Upgrade window as
follows:
Step 1
Select System Tools, then Firmware Upgrade from the menu.
Step 2
To update the WLA-9000AP firmware, first download the firmware from the
distributor’s web site to your local disk, and then from the above screen enter the
path and filename of the firmware file (or click Browse to locate the firmware file).
Next, Click the Upgrade button to start.
The new firmware will be loaded to your WLA-9000AP. After a message appears telling you
that the operation is completed, you need to reset the system to have the new firmware
take effect.
Do not power off the device while upgrading the firmware.
It is recommended that you do not upgrade your WLA-9000AP unless
the new firmware has new features you need or if it has a fix to a
problem that you’ve encountered.
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5.7 Configuration Save and Restore
System Tools >> Configuration Save and Restore
You can save system configuration settings to a file, and later download it back to the
WLA-9000AP by following the steps.
Step 1
Select Configuration Save and Restore from the System Tools menu.
Step 2
Enter the path of the configuration file to save-to/restore-from (or click the Browse
button to locate the configuration file). Then click the SAVE TO FILE button to
save the current configuration into the specified file, or click the RESTORE FROM
FILE button to restore the system configuration from the specified file.
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5.8 Factory Default
System Tools >> Factory Default
You can reset the configuration of your WLA-9000AP to the factory default settings. To do it:
Step 1 Select Factory Default from the System Tools menu.
Step 2 Click YES to go ahead and restore the configuration to the factory default.
5.9 Reboot System
System tools>>Reboot System
You can reset your WLA-9000AP from the Browser. To reset it:
Step 1 Select Reboot System from the System Tools menu.
Step 2 Click YES to reboot the WLA-9000AP.
Rebooting the WLA-9000AP would disconnect any active clients and
therefore will disrupt any current data traffic.
5.10 What if you forgot the password?
Hardware Reset To Factory Defaults
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If you forgot the password, the only way to recover is to clear the device configuration and
return the unit to its original state as shipped from the factory.
You can reset the Access Point’s Settings to factory defaults by pushing a paperclip in the
RESET hole on the PCB panel. Push and hold for around 2 seconds until the lights at the
front of the Access Point are off. Doing so will clear your current configuration.
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6. Specifications
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6. Specifications
AP Specifications
Product Name
OS
Standard
TX-Power
(2.412~2.472GHz)
TX-Power
(5125-5825MHz)
Receiver Sensitivity(2.412~2.472GHz)
(Tolerance : max/min= +3/-1.5dB)
Receiver Sensitivity(5125-5825MHz)
(Tolerance : max/min= +3/-1.5dB)
Wireless Transfer Data Rate for
IEEE 802.11a Draft Standard
Power Supply
Hardware & Antenna
Security
IEEE WLA-9000AP
Linux® 2.4.18
• IEEE 802.11a
• IEEE 802.1d Spanning Tree
• IEEE 802.1x
• IEEE 802.3u Ethernet protocol
54 Mbps @ 19 dBm
48 Mbps @ 20 dBm
36 Mbps @ 21 dBm
6, 9, 12, 18, 24 Mbps @ 23 dBm
54 Mbps @ 17 dBm
48 Mbps @ 18 dBm
36 Mbps @ 19 dBm
6, 9, 12, 18, 24 Mbps @ 23 dBm
6Mbps @ -89 dBm
9Mbps @ -88 dBm
12Mbps @ -88 dBm
18Mbps @ -86 dBm
24Mbps @ -82 dBm
36Mbps @ -79 dBm
48Mbps @ -75dBm
54Mbps @ -73dBm
6Mbps @ -90 dBm
9Mbps @ -89 dBm
12Mbps @ -88 dBm
18Mbps @ -86 dBm
24Mbps @ -82 dBm
36Mbps @ -79 dBm
48Mbps @ -73dBm
54Mbps @ -71dBm
IEEE 802.11a Standard: 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12,
9 & 6 Mbps with auto fallback
• 5.5V/2.5A power adaptor
• 802.3af Power over Ethernet with DC48V/0.4A
(optional)
• 3 x RJ45
• 1 x Reset Button
• 2 x R-SMA connector detachable omni
Antenna
• WEP 64-bit, 128-bit, 152-bit Encryption
• MAC Access Control for the wireless interface
• EAP & 802.1x support
• Support Primary & secondary RADIUS server
• WPA and WPA-PSK
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6. Specifications
Management
IP Address Assignment
• Web-Based Management Tool
• UPnP
• Upload & download test-based configuration
file via HTTP browser
• Firmware upgrade via HTTP browser
• SysLog
• DHCP Client
• Static IP Address
L x W x H : 225mm x 122mm x 225mm
Weight :341 g
Dimension
Environmental Specification
EMC Certification
• Operation Temperature: 0oC ~ 40oC.
• Storage Temperature: -20oC ~ 65oC
• Operating Humidity: 10% ~ 90% (without
Condensation)
• CE
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