Quick Start Guide - NetComm Wireless Support

Quick Start Guide - NetComm Wireless Support
Quick Start Guide
NP720
Wireless Access Point
1. Introduction
Package Contents
The following items should be included:
If any of the above items are damaged or missing, please
contact your dealer immediately.
Physical Details
Front Panel LEDs
Status
On - Error condition.
Off - Normal operation.
Blinking - This LED blinks during start up, or
when the Firmware is being upgraded.
Power
On - Normal operation.
Off - No power
LAN
On - The LAN (Ethernet) port is active.
Off - No active connection on the LAN (Ethernet)
port.
Flashing - Data is being transmitted or received
via the corresponding LAN (Ethernet) port.
Wireless
On - Idle.
LAN
Off - Error- Wireless connection is not available.
Flashing - Data is being transmitted or received
via the Wireless access point. Data includes
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"network traffic" as well as user data.
Rear Panel
Antenna
One antenna (aerial) is supplied. Best results are
usually obtained with the antenna in a vertical
position.
DB9 female RS232 port.
Console
Reset Button This button has two (2) functions:
Reboot. When pressed and released, the Wireless
Access Point will reboot (restart).
Reset to Factory Defaults. This button can also
be used to clear ALL data and restore ALL
settings to the factory default values, as follows:
1. Hold the Reset Button down until the Status
(Red) LED blinks TWICE, usually more than
5 seconds.
2.
Ethernet
Power port
Release the Reset Button.
The factory default configuration has now been
restored, and the Access Point is ready for use.
Use a standard LAN cable (RJ45 connectors) to
connect this port to a 10BaseT or 100BaseT hub
on your LAN.
Connect the supplied power adapter here.
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2. Installation
1.
Select a suitable location for the installation of your
Wireless Access Point. To maximize reliability and
performance, follow these guidelines:
•
Use an elevated location, such as wall mounted or on
the top of a cubicle.
•
Place the Wireless Access Point near the center of
your wireless coverage area.
•
If possible, ensure there are no thick walls or metal
shielding between the Wireless Access Point and
Wireless stations.
2.
Use a standard LAN cable to connect the “Ethernet” port
on the Wireless Access Point to a 10/100BaseT hub on
your LAN.
3.
Connect the supplied power adapter to the Wireless
Access Point and a convenient power outlet, and power up.
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Note:
To use PoE (Power over Ethernet), the Wireless Access Point
should be connected as shown below, rather than using steps 2
and 3 above.
4.
Check the LEDs:
•
The Status LED should flash, then turn OFF.
•
The Power, Wireless LAN, and LAN LEDs should
be ON.
3. Access Point Setup
The default settings are:
Automatic (DHCP Client)
IP Address
If no DHCP Server is detected,
the IP address is 192.168.0.228
wireless
SSID
Disabled
Wireless Security
If you need to change these, follow this procedure.
1. Check the Wireless Access Point to determine its Default
Name. This is shown on a label on the base or rear, and is
in the following format:
SCxxxxxx
xxxxxx is a set of 6 Hex characters (0 ~ 9, and A ~ F).
2.
Use a PC which is already connected to your LAN, either
by a wired connection or another Access Point.
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•
Until the Wireless Access Point is configured,
establishing a Wireless connection to it may be not
possible.
•
If your LAN contains a Router or Routers, ensure the
PC used for configuration is on the same LAN
segment as the Wireless Access Point.
3.
Start your Web browser.
4.
For the Address enter "HTTP://" and the Default Name of
the Wireless Access Point
e.g. HTTP://SC2D631A
5.
You should then see a login prompt, which will ask for a
User Name and Password. Enter admin for the User
Name, and password for the Password.
These are the default values. If they are changed, use the
current values.
6.
You will then see the Status screen, which displays the
current settings and status.
Check the following screens, and configure as necessary
for your environment. Use the on-line help if necessary.
7.
8.
9.
•
Access Control - MAC level access control.
•
System - Identification, location, and Network
settings.
• Wireless - Basic & Advanced.
You may also wish to set the admin password and
administration connection options. These are on the Admin
Login screen accessed from the Management menu.
Use the Apply/Restart button on the menu to apply your
changes and restart the Wireless Access Point.
10. Setup of the Wireless Access Point is now complete.
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4. Client (PC)
Configuration
WEP/WPA-PSK Mode
Each Wireless Station must have the same settings as the
Wireless Access Point.
SSID (ESSID)
On each PC, the mode must be set to
Infrastructure.
This must match the value used on the
Wireless Access Point.
The default value is wireless
Wireless
Security
Note! The SSID is case sensitive.
Default value: Disabled
Use the Security Profile screen on the
main menu to change this as required.
Mode
802.1x Mode
Using 802.1x requires extensive configuration. See the user
manual for details.
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Product Warranty
NetComm products have a standard 12 months warranty from date of purchase. However some products have an extended
warranty option, via registering your product online at the NetComm website www.netcomm.com.au. Refer to the User Guide
for complete product warranty conditions, limitations of warranty and other legal and regulatory information.
Contact Information
If you have any technical difficulties with your product, please do not hesitate to contact NetComm’s Customer Support Department.
Email: [email protected]
www.netcomm.com.au
Note: NetComm Technical Support for this product only covers the basic installation and features outlined in the Quick Start Guide. For further information regarding
the advanced features of this product, please refer to the configuring sections in the User Guide or contact a Network Specialist.
NetComm Limited ABN 85 002 490 486
PO Box 1200, Lane Cove NSW 2066 Australia
E – [email protected] W – www.netcomm.com.au
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