195Ep Quick Start Guide - ESTeem Wireless Modems

195Ep Quick Start Guide - ESTeem Wireless Modems
QUICK START GUIDE
MODEL 195Ep
Before You Begin
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The ESTeem Model 195Ep wireless Ethernet radio modem is compatible with many different applications. The most common
application is to bridge two or more Ethernet devices or networks. This guide will demonstrate the basic configuration and testing of
a pair of 195Ep’s. For a more detailed information, please see the ESTeem Model 195Ep User’s Manual.
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This guide assumes you have a working knowledge of Ethernet networking, TCP/IP protocol and how to identify and set the TCP/IP
address on your computer.
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The 195Ep can be configured using any current web browser software such as Internet Explorer, Netscape or Mozilla.
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The following procedure will provide an initial communication link between two or more Model 195’s for testing purposes. All the
example commands listed in this guide can be adjusted to fit your communication network. Please consult the ESTeem Model
195Ep User’s Manual for more details.
Unpack Contents
Each node in your ESTeem Model 195Ep’s network may have different hardware components based upon the final installation location
(i.e Outdoor, Indoor, Point-to-point or Muti-Point). Antenna types, cable lengths, power supplies may be different, but the following
items will be required for basic setup:
Model 195Ep
AA109 Resource Disk
Antenna
(AA20DMEp
Displayed)
Ethernet Cable (need 2)
(AA09.2)
Power Supply
(AA175.2
Displayed)
Serial Interface Cable
(AA6021.1)
Note: Your accessory model numbers may vary from the above, but you will need to locate each of above items to continue
configuration.
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Front Panel Overview
(RS-232 Data Port and Second Ethernet Port Optional)
RS-232
Reset Switch Data Port
Status
LED
Receive
LED
Transmit
LED
Second
Ethernet
Port
RS-232
Configuration
RJ-45 10/100BaseT
Ethernet Port
Aux Power
LED
Power over
Ethernet LED
12 VDC Input
(Auxiliary
Connector )
Antenna Overview
Antenna Port A
(Single Receive Antenna)
Antenna Port B
(Dual Receive Antennas)
Antenna Connectors
(TNC Female)
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Begin Programming
1.
Assemble the ESTeem Model 195Ep using the following:
Antenna Connections
Single Antenna
Configuration
Dual Antenna
Configuration
Leave
Open
Power and Data Connection
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2.
The Model 195Ep will link to other Model 195Ep’s on the network via the WLAN Media Access Control (MAC) address found on
the bottom of the case. This MAC address is six hexadecimal digits separated by colons and is configured at the factory. Every
MAC address in the world is unique and can not be changed. Complete the following chart to aid in your configuration:
Name
Example Modem 1
Serial Number
E-14001
IP Address
172.16.8.101
Ethernet MAC
00:04:3f:00:01:01
WLAN MAC
00:04:3f:00:01:02
3.
Configuration of the Model 195Ep is completed through the product’s internal web server. To access this configuration page, you
will need to enter the 195Ep’s IP address in your web browser. The IP address set at the factory is Class B (i.e. 172.16.x.x) address
and is printed on the Quality Assurance sheet sent with each 195Ep. If the factory default address matches your network
configuration, please proceed to Using Setup, otherwise continue to step 4.
4.
Install the ESTeem Discovery Utility. The ESTeem Discovery Utility will allow you to configure the IP address on the Model
195Ep to match your network. Install the Discovery Utility on your computer by inserting the Resource Disk in your CD drive.
Note: The ESTeem Resource Disk is stand-alone copy of the ESTeem Web site (Figure 1). Navigation of the Resource Disk is as
simple as using your web browser. All technical documentation, User’s Manuals and the ESTeem Utility Program is available on
the disk.
Place the ESTeem Utility CD in your CD-ROM drive. The CD will auto load the ESTeem main page
Note: If the page does not auto load, open your web browser and set your address line to D:\index.html (Where D: is the drive letter
for your CD-ROM drive).
From the Main Page select Support and click on ESTeem Utility.
Figure 1 –ESTeem Resource Disk Main Page
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Note: This program is saved in a compressed file format. Microsoft
Windows XP® will open the file directly, but other operating systems
will require a common compression program such as WinZip
available for download at http://www.winzip.com
Double click on the 195EdiscoverySetup.exe file listed in the
window to install the program.
5.
Set IP Address on the 195Ep. Connect the Model 195Ep to
your computer either direct to the Ethernet card or through a
HUB/Switch using a CAT-5e Ethernet cable. The Ethernet port
on the 195Ep supports Auto-Negotiation so either a patch cable
or crossover cable will work. Open the ESTeem Discovery
Program and press the Discover Modems button. The Model
195Ep will be displayed in the program by the Ethernet MAC
address and Current IP Address (Figure 3).
Note: The SSID and Mode of Operation will be adjusted later in
the configuration.
Figure 2- ESTeem Utility Download
Double-click on the 195Ep you wish to program and the Configure IP Address window will be displayed (Figure 4). Enter an IP
address and Subnet Mask for the 195Ep that matches your network subnet and press the OK button to save this to the ESTeem. You
will receive notification that the Configuration was Successful and the 195Ep will reboot. Proceed to ESTeem Setup to continue
configuration.
Setup Programming
You should now be ready to configure the Model 195Ep through your web browser. Open the web browser program and enter the IP
address of the ESTeem in the address line and press enter.
Figure 3 – Discovery Program Main Page
Figure 4 – Change IP Address Window
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1.
When prompted, enter admin for both the username and password and press the OK button.
2.
Select Setup on the top menu.
3.
Press the drop-down menu and select AP Bridge and press the Next button.
Step 1 – Sign-In Screen
Step 3 – Select AP Bridge
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4.
Set the DHCP services to NONE and press the Next button.
Step 4 – Turn DHCP Off
5.
Verify the IP address and netmask for the 195Ep (listed as bridge device) are correct press the Next button.
Step 5 – Verify IP Address
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6.
Enter in the Gateway address in the default route IP address block and any DNS information for the server. If this is not know or on
a network without a Gateway, leave these items at factory default.
Step 6 – Enter Gateway Address
7.
All 195Ep modems in the network must be have the exact same Service Set Identification (SSID). The default SSID is ESTeem and
we will use this for demonstration. Enter the SSID as listed above and turn off the wireless security features by selecting the NO
radial. Press the Next button to continue.
Note: It is recommended that security be used in all wireless applications. This procedure will forgo the security configuration for
brevity. Please see the example applications and the security appendix for further information.
Step 7 – Enter SSID
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8.
A warning that wireless security is not enabled will be displayed. Press the Next button to continue.
Step 8 – Security Warning Screen
9.
All Model 195Eps on the network must be on the same radio channel, representing a particular frequency. If a particular channel has
not been assigned for use, leave the 195Ep at a default value of 192 (4960 MHz) and press the Next button.
Step 9 – Set Radio Channel
Step 10 – Repeater Peer Configuration
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10. Configure the repeater peer list by selecting Enable the repeater capability radial to YES (Above). Press the Add button to the right
of the repeater peer table and, using the chart created in the Begin Programming section of this guide, enter the Wireless MAC
(WLAN MAC) address of the opposite 195Ep (the 195Ep this unit you are programming will communicate with) in the Peer 1 –
MAC Addr field (right). Leave the Priority Path Cost settings at the default values and change the Enable Link radial to Enable and
press the Create Repeater Peer button. Press the Next button.
Name
195Ep We Are
Programming
Opposite 195Ep We
Will Create Wireless
Link
Serial Number
E-14096
Example Addresses
IP Address
172.16.48.189
Ethernet MAC
00:04:3f:00:01:01
WLAN MAC
00:04:3f:00:01:02
E-14034
172.16.38.114
00:04:3F:00:0B:00
00:04:3F:00:11:02
Step 10 – Configure Peer Table
11. Press the Commit Changes button and the modem will save all the changes made and reboot. The reboot time is approximately 1
minute to be ready for operation.
12. Complete all steps in this Setup Programming section for the other Model 195Ep’s you will be testing before moving on the
Testing Communication section.
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Testing Communication Link
After you have configured at least two of the Model 195Ep wireless Ethernet modems for operation, you can verify communication with
each the following steps:
Status LED
Solid Red on Link
Status Light – The quickest source of link status is to view the
Status Light on the face of the 195Ep. If the Status light is solid,
the Model 195Ep has a connection to another Model 195Ep
listed in the Peer Table.
Status Screen/Peer Table – To view further information on the
status of the communication link (such as connection speed,
signal strength and last update time) you can open the Status
Screen from the Web Interface. After press the Status tab at the
top of the screen the Status: Summary will be displayed showing
the status of all ports and memory in the 195Ep. Under the
Wireless Status heading click on the View Peer Table (Figure 5). The Peer Table will list all other 802.11b or 802.11g wireless activity
seen by the 195Ep and how it is classified.
Find the opposite 195Ep in the Repeater Peers list and information such as signal strength (in dBm) and time/speed of last data packet
will be displayed.
Note: The data rate displayed is not necessarily indicative of the RF data rate between the ESTeems. The rate show in the Repeater Peer
Opposite Modem’s Wireless MAC
Receive Signal Strength (dBm)
Last Packet Received
Peer Modem ID
Other Access Points
Figure 5 – Repeater Peer Table
table will be the last RF packet, which could consist of either data, repeater beacon or network probes. For a detailed analysis on the
data rate, please consult the ESTeem User’s manual.
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Ping Testing – The easiest method for testing the efficiency of data flow between the ESTeems is to conduct a Ping test to the opposite
modem’s IP address. This will test all links in the Ethernet bridge.
Technical Support
User’s Manual and Technical Documentation
http://www.esteem.com
E-Mail Support
Support@esteem.com
Phone Support (8AM to 5PM PST Monday-Friday)
509-735-9092
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