MSM323 Integrated Services Access Point Quickstart

MSM323 Integrated Services Access Point Quickstart
The MSM323 (MSC-3300) is a Wi-Fi Alliance authorized Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 802.11a/b/g
product. The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Logo is a certification mark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. The
MSM323 is certified under the SpectraLink Voice Interoperability for Enterprise
Wireless (VIEW) Certification Program.
MSM323 Integrated Services Access Point Quickstart
This Quickstart introduces the MSM323 (US J9337A, WW J9341A) Integrated Services Access Point (formerly the MSC-3300 MultiService Controller) and
shows you how to get started using it. After following the directions in this Quickstart, see the MSC-3000 Series Admin Guide available at:
Hardware overview
Package contents
MSM323, four 2.4-GHz (2-dBi) / 5-GHz (2-dBi) dual-band omnidirectional antennas.
The MSM323 ships fully assembled and ready to operate.
The MSM323 has two radios, each with two antenna connectors. Radio 1 connectors are
located on the front panel; radio 2 connectors are located on the rear panel.
By default radio 1 is set to b/g mode, and radio 2 is set to Monitor mode (scanning
The antenna connectors are reverse-polarity SMA jacks. Antennas or cable connectors must
use RP-SMA plugs. Antennas can be mounted directly on the MSM323 or external antennas
can be connected to the Main antenna connectors.
Ethernet ports
• Ethernet ports: Two 10/100 Mbps Ethernet ports with RJ-45 connectors. Only the LAN
port supports Power over Ethernet (PoE).
• Serial port: To connect to a computer, use a standard (straight-through) serial cable
with an RJ-11 connector. For details, see Ports in the MSC-3300 section of the
MSC-3000 Series Admin Guide.
Reset button
Press and quickly release the button to reset the MSM323. To reset to factory default
settings, press and hold the reset button until the status lights flash three times, then
release. For details, see Resetting to factory defaults in the MSC-3000 Series Admin Guide.
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Status lights
The status lights provide the following information:
Take note of the following safety information during installation:
• If your network covers an area served by more than one power distribution system, be
The MSM323 has no power.
The MSM323 is starting up. If the power light
continues to flash after several minutes, it indicates
that the firmware failed to load. Reset or power cycle
the MSM323. If this condition persists, contact HP
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sure all safety grounds are securely interconnected.
• Network cables may occasionally be subject to hazardous transient voltages (caused by
lightning or disturbances in the electrical power grid).
• Handle exposed metal components of the network with caution.
• This product does not have a power switch. It is powered-on when the LAN port is
plugged into a PoE power source or when an external power supply is connected.
• This product and all interconnected equipment must be installed indoors within the
The MSM323 is fully operational.
Port is not connected or there is no activity.
Port is transmitting or receiving data.
Installation guidelines
Stays on for a short period when the link is
When mounting the MSM323 on a wall or ceiling, ensure that the surface to which you
attach the MSM323 and the fasteners you use can support at least .9 kg (2 pounds). Allow
extra weight for cables.
Wireless port is transmitting or receiving data.
same building (except for outdoor models / antennas), including all PoE-powered
network connections as described by Environment A of the IEEE 802.3af standard.
If the MSM323 is installed inside a plenum, plenum-rated cables and attachment hardware
must be used. Only the MSM323 and appropriate cabling can be located in the plenum. The
power injector or power supply cannot be installed in a plenum.
this device, consult with a professional installer trained in RF
installation and knowledgeable in local regulations including building
and wiring codes, safety, channel, power, indoor/outdoor restrictions,
and license requirements for the intended country. It is the responsibility
of the end user to ensure that installation and use comply with local
safety and radio regulations.
• Surge protection and grounding: If you plan on connecting an outdoor antenna to the
unit make sure that proper lightning surge protection and grounding precautions are
taken according to local electrical code. Failure to do so may result in personal injury,
fire, equipment damage, or a voided warranty. The HP ProCurve hardware warranty
provides no protection against damage caused by static discharge or a lightning strike.
• Cabling: You must use the appropriate cables, and where applicable, surge protection,
for your given region. For compliance with EN55022 Class-B emissions requirements
use shielded Ethernet cables.
• Country of use: Some versions of the unit require the installer to select the appropriate
country during the initial set up. Once the country has been set, the unit will
automatically limit the available channels, ensuring compliant operation in the selected
country. Incorrectly entering the country may result in illegal operation and may cause
harmful interference to other systems.
Before installing, it is recommended that you first verify device operation.
Powering the MSM323
The MSM323 can be powered by:
• A PoE-enabled switch. A number of PoE-enabled switches are available from HP
• HP ProCurve PoE 1-Port Power Injector (J9407A)
• HP ProCurve MSM32x Power Supply (J9405A).
Initial configuration
This section walks you through the steps needed to configure the MSM323 and establish a
connection through the MSM323 to the Internet.
The MSM323 is managed via its web-based management tool using at least Microsoft
Internet Explorer 7.0 or Mozilla Firefox 2.0.
Do not power on the MSM323 until directed.
A. Configure your computer
1. Use a crossover Ethernet cable (not supplied) to connect the LAN port on your
computer to the LAN port on the MSM323.
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2. Configure your computer to use a static IP address in the range to, and a subnet mask of Set the default gateway to, and DNS server to
For example, in Windows XP, use Control Panel > Network Connections > Local Area
Connection > Properties > Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) > Properties.
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D. Create a test user account
1. Select Users > Users.
2. Add a user, “Test” for example, specifying 0 for Idle timeout, Session timeout, and
Concurrent sessions. Select Add.
3. Disable any wireless connection.
B. Start the MSM323
Power on the MSM323. The MSM323 is fully operational when the power light stops
C. Perform these initial login tasks
Some prompts only appear when the MSM323 is in its factory-default state.
1. In a web browser, open page:
2. You may be prompted to accept a security certificate. To continue, proceed as follows:
At the security certificate prompt, in Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, select Continue to
this website; in Firefox 2, select Accept this certificate temporarily for this session and
For information on how you can replace the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate that
ships with the MSM323 with one of your own, see Managing certificates in the
MSC-3000 Series Admin Guide.
3. On the Login page, specify admin for Username and Password and then select Login.
4. If the License Agreement page appears, read the agreement and select Accept License
5. The registration page may appear. It is recommended that you register later by selecting
Maintenance > Registration.
6. In some cases, a Country prompt appears. If it does, select the country in which this
product will be used and select Save.
WARNING: The country must be set accurately to the country in which the MSM323 will
7. At the password prompt it is recommended that you change the password. Specify the
new password and select Save.
Passwords must contain at least six characters, including four different characters.
Management tool
The management tool home page opens. The management tool is organized with menus and
sub-menus. Instructions for making menu selections, such as “select Network > Ports”
instruct you to select the Network menu and then the Ports sub-menu, as in this image:
E. Configure the Internet connection
By default, the MSM323 operates as a DHCP client to obtain its IP address from a DHCP
Alternative Internet port IP addressing is possible. See Assigning an IP address on
page 4.
1. Using a standard Ethernet cable, connect the MSM323 Internet port to the network on
which it will be used. For the purposes of this example, the network must have a DHCP
server and an Internet connection. Broadband routers typically include a DHCP server.
2. Verify that the wireless network interface of your computer is set to obtain an IP address
automatically and enable the interface.
For example, to obtain an IP address automatically in Windows XP, use Control Panel >
Network Connections > Local Area Connection > Properties > Internet Protocol (TCP/
IP) > Properties, and make sure that Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain a
DNS server address automatically are both checked.
3. Connect to the wireless network. For example, from the Windows XP Start menu, select
Settings > Network Connections > Wireless Network Connections. The list of available
wireless networks appears. By default the MSM323 creates a wireless network named
HP ProCurve. Select this network and then Connect.
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F. Test the public access interface
Test the public access interface by using a wireless connection to log in.
1. In a Web browser enter the address of an Internet site such as The
MSM323 intercepts the URL and displays the public access interface Login page. Enter
the Username and Password for the test account you created earlier and select Go.
2. Both the desired web page and the public access interface session page open.
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Assigning an IP address
The Internet port defaults to being a DHCP client. If your Internet service provider or network
administrator requires a different configuration, for example static IP address assignment,
configure it as follows:
1. From the MSM323 management tool, select Network > Ports > Internet port and choose
another option in the Internet port configuration page.
A popup blocker may prevent the session page from being displayed.
3. When finished, close the Web browser.
G. Performing additional configuration
1. Make sure that your computer is configured to obtain an IP address and DNS Server
address automatically, as explained in step E.2 above.
2. Connect your computer to the same network as the MSM323.
3. Look in the DHCP server log for the Ethernet Base MAC address shown on the MSM323
label and take note of the corresponding IP address.
4. Relaunch the MSM323 management tool, this time using: https://<IP address
discovered in previous step>, to continue configuring the MSM323.
2. Select the corresponding Configure button and configure. For more information see
Port configuration in the MSC-3000 Series Admin Guide.
Caution: WIRELESS SECURITY: HP ProCurve recommends that once the MSM323 is
installed, you review the security information in the
MSC-3000 Series Admin Guide and adjust the security to further safeguard
the wireless network from intruders.
© Copyright 2009 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information
contained herein is subject to change without notice.
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