MSM410 Access Point Quickstart

The MSM410 is a Wi-Fi Alliance authorized Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 802.11a/b/g/n
product. The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Logo is a certification mark of the 
Wi-Fi Alliance.
MSM410 Access Point Quickstart
This Quickstart shows you how to get started using the MSM410 Access Point (US J9426A/B, WW J9427A/B).
After reading this Quickstart, you can visit and download documents of particular interest such as the MSM3xx / MSM4xx
Access Points Management and Configuration Guide and the MSM7xx Controllers Management and Configuration Guide.
Hardware overview
Cable channel
Status lights (left to right)
Power, Ethernet, Radio
Mounting bracket
tab slots
Lock tab
Ethernet port (Port 1)
Package contents
MSM410, documentation, mounting bracket, two mounting screws with wall anchors, two 
T-bar clips with nuts.
• Ethernet port: Auto-sensing 10/100/1000 BaseT Ethernet port with RJ-45 connector.
The port supports Power over Ethernet (PoE) 802.3af.
Console port
• Console port: Standard console (serial) port with an RJ-45 connector. For details, see
Console Ports in the MSM3xx / MSM4xx Access Points Management and Configuration
Warning: Never connect the Console port to an Ethernet switch or PoE power source.
This may damage the MSM410. Connect it only to other serial ports via an
RJ-45 to DB-9 adapter.
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Radios and antennas
Status light behavior in controlled mode
The MSM410 contains an integrated single 802.11n/a/b/g radio with an internal threeelement, dual-band, MIMO antenna.
During startup/discovery in controlled mode, the status lights indicate the following:
Reset button
The Reset button is accessible via a hole on the bottom of the MSM410 as identified below.
Insert a paper clip under the cable and into the reset button hole at the precise angle shown.
Press and quickly release the button to reset the MSM410. To reset the MSM410 to factory
defaults, press the button until the status lights blink three times, then release.
Reset button hole
Status light behavior
Power light blinks every two seconds.
The MSM410 is starting up.
Power light blinks once per second.
The MSM410 is looking for an IP address, or
building the list of VLANs on which to perform
discovery. The management tool is available until
discovery occurs.
Power, Ethernet, and Radio lights blink
in sequence from left to right.
The MSM410 has obtained an IP address and is
attempting to discover a controller.
Power light is on. Ethernet and Radio
lights blink alternately.
The MSM410 has found a controller and is
attempting to establish a secure management
tunnel with it.
Power and Ethernet lights blink
The MSM410 has received a discovery reply
alternately and quickly. Radio light is off. from two or more controllers with the same
priority setting. It is unable to connect with either
controller until the conflict is resolved.
Power and Radio lights blink slowly.
The MSM410 is attempting to establish a local
mesh link to a master node.
Power and Ethernet lights blink slowly.
The MSM410 is attempting to establish wired
Following a reset to factory defaults, the MSM410 starts up in controlled mode.
About controlled mode and autonomous mode
The MSM410 can operate in one of two modes: controlled (the default) or autonomous.
Switching modes resets all configuration settings to factory defaults.
• Controlled mode: To become operational, the MSM410 must establish a management
tunnel with an MSM7xx Controller. The controller manages the MSM410 and provides
all configuration settings. Discovery of the controller is automatic if default settings are
used on the MSM410 and the controller, and both devices are on the same subnet. See
Working with controlled APs in the MSM7xx Controllers Management and Configuration
Once the discovery process is complete, and the MSM410 has established a secure
management tunnel to a controller, the Power light remains on and the Ethernet and Radio
lights blink to indicate the presence of traffic.
Status light behavior in autonomous mode
In autonomous mode, the status lights indicate the following:
• Autonomous mode: Once switched to autonomous mode, the MSM410 operates as a
stand-alone AP. An autonomous MSM410 is configured and managed via its web-based
management tool as described in Initial configuration (autonomous mode) on page 4.
The MSM410 has no power.
The MSM410 is starting up. If the Power light continues to
blink after several minutes, it indicates that the software
failed to load. Reset or power cycle the MSM410. If this
condition persists, contact HP ProCurve Customer Care.
The MSM410 is fully operational.
The port is not connected or there is no activity.
The port is transmitting or receiving data.
The radio is transmitting or receiving data.
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Important information to read before installing
Warning: PROFESSIONAL INSTALLATION REQUIRED. For indoor installation only.
The MSM410 can be mounted on a wall, a wall-mounted electrical box, or a suspended
ceiling. In either case, the first step is to mount the bracket, and the second step is to attach
the MSM410 to the bracket.
Prior to installing or using the MSM410, 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.
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. Cables with large boots may not insert into the RJ-45 connectors
properly. It is recommended that you do not use such cables. Cat 5e (or better) cabling is
Plenum installation: The MSM410 and appropriate cabling can be installed in a plenum
(UL2043 rating). The MSM410 should be installed with its top surface facing the floor
(similar orientation as in a ceiling installation). However, it is left to a qualified installer to
determine how to install/secure the MSM410 in a plenum in an appropriate and safe manner.
Plenum-rated cables and attachment hardware must be used.
Country of use: In some regions, you are prompted to select the country of use during setup.
Once the country has been set, the MSM410 will automatically limit the available wireless
channels, ensuring compliant operation in the selected country. Entering the incorrect
country may result in illegal operation and may cause harmful interference to other systems.
See Regulatory Notice for European Union and EFTA member countries on page 6.
Safety: Take note of the following safety information during installation.
• If your network covers an area served by more than one power distribution system, be
sure all safety grounds are securely interconnected.
A. Mount the bracket
Mounting directly on a wall
1. Respecting the UP indicator on the bracket, hold the bracket against the wall at the
desired position. Mark two holes for the screws (wall anchors) and one hole in the
cutout area of the bracket for the Ethernet cable.
2. Drill two holes for the wall anchors, typically 4.7 mm (3/16 inch) in diameter.
3. If necessary, drill a hole for the Ethernet cable in the marked cutout area of the bracket.
Alternatively, you can feed the Ethernet cable from above and through the MSM410
cable channel.
4. Insert the anchors and tap them flush with the wall surface.
5. Pull the Ethernet cable through the hole in the wall and the hole in the bracket.
6. Screw the bracket to the wall.
Mounting on a wall-mounted electrical box
1. Disconnect power and take any other needed security precautions.
2. Remove the electrical box cover and any contents.
3. Pull the Ethernet cable down into the box and then through the hole in the bracket.
4. Hold the bracket against the box respecting the UP indicator, and attach the bracket to
the box using appropriate countersunk screws.
• 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.
• The MSM410 is powered-on when connected to a PoE power source.
• The MSM410 and all interconnected equipment must be installed indoors within the
same building (except for outdoor models / antennas), including all PoE-powered
network connections as described by Environment A of the IEEE 802.3af standard.
Powering the MSM410
The MSM410 can be powered by:
• A 10/100 or 10/100/1000 PoE-enabled switch. Various PoE-enabled switches are
available from HP ProCurve.
• An HP ProCurve 1-Port Power Injector (J9407A).
Caution: If the MSM410 will be powered by a user-supplied PoE power injector, use
only a gigabit-compatible power injector. PoE injectors designed for 10/100
networks only are NOT compatible with the MSM410.
Mounting holes
for connecting
to a typical
electrical box.
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Mounting on a suspended ceiling
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Caution: Wireless Security: For initial configuration convenience, a factory-default
MSM410 that has been switched to autonomous mode has all wireless
security options disabled. It is strongly recommended that after performing
this procedure, you enable a wireless security option to properly safeguard
the wireless network from intruders. See Wireless protection in the 
MSM3xx / MSM4xx Access Points Management and Configuration Guide.
The MSM410 can be mounted on a suspended ceiling using the supplied T-bar clips.
1. For ease of assembly, pre-position the
two T-bar clips on the bracket as
illustrated. Work the clip posts in the
holes of the bracket until the posts can
move freely. Remove the clips from the
2. Install the clips on the suspended ceiling
T-bar clip
side of
T-bar at the desired mounting position,
7.9 cm (3 1/8 inches) apart on center.
3. Mount the bracket on the clips, and
secure with a nut on each clip. The
smooth side of the bracket must be
facing the clips.
4. Once the bracket is firmly attached to the T-bar, cut a hole in the ceiling through the
bracket opening for the Ethernet cable.
5. Run the Ethernet cable to the hole and then pull the cable through the hole in the
B. Attach the MSM410 to the bracket
1. Connect the Ethernet cable to the MSM410 Ethernet port. Push excess cable back
through the hole.
2. Position the MSM410 against the bracket so that the bracket tabs fit into the tab slots on
the back of the MSM410. Push the MSM410 against the bracket and then slide the
MSM410 firmly so that it snaps into position on the bracket.
3. Verify that the MSM410 is firmly anchored before letting go of it.
4. Optionally, secure the MSM410 to an immovable object with a Kensington-type cable
lock using the hole below the status lights.
Do not power on the MSM410 until directed.
A. Configure your computer
1. Disconnect your computer LAN port and configure it 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 to do this
in Windows Vista, use Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center > Manage Network
Connections > Local Area Connection, right-click Properties then select Internet
Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) > Properties.
2. Disable any wireless connection on your computer.
B. Connect the cables and power on the MSM410
1. Connect the cables:
• If using a PoE switch, use Ethernet cables to connect your computer and the MSM410
to an unused factory-default PoE switch.
• If using a PoE injector, use Ethernet cables to connect your computer to the data in
port of the PoE injector and the MSM410 to the data and power out port of the PoE
2. Power on the MSM410 by powering on the PoE switch or injector.
Initially, the MSM410 power light will blink once every two seconds. Wait approximately
a minute until it begins blinking once per second before proceeding to the next step.
C. Switch the MSM410 to autonomous mode
Installing in a plenum
See Plenum installation under Important information to read before installing on page 3.
Initial configuration (autonomous mode)
This procedure describes how to switch a factory-default MSM410 to autonomous mode
and then perform its initial configuration that enables you to establish a wireless connection
through the MSM410 to the Internet.
For controlled mode configuration, instead see Working with controlled APs in the
MSM7xx Controllers Management and Configuration Guide.
In autonomous mode, the MSM410 is managed via its web-based management tool using at
least Microsoft Internet Explorer 7/8 or Mozilla Firefox 3.x.
A factory-default MSM410 is assumed.
1. In a Web browser, enter the address:
2. A security certificate warning is displayed the first time you connect to the management
tool. This is normal. Select whatever option is needed in your Web browser to continue
to the management tool. The security warning will not appear again unless you change
the IP address of the MSM410.
3. On the Login page, specify admin for both Username and Password and then select
Login. The MSM410 management tool home page opens.
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4. Select Switch to Autonomous Mode and confirm the change. The MSM410 restarts in
autonomous mode.
To avoid a delay after switching modes, clear the ARP (address
resolution protocol) cache on your computer. In Windows for example,
from the Windows Start menu, select Run and enter “arp -d”
(without the quotes). Select OK.
D. Log in
1. Wait until the Power light stops blinking and remains on.
2. On the Login page, specify admin for both Username and Password and then select
3. On the License Agreement page, read the agreement and select Accept License
4. On the Registration page, register now if desired. You can register later by selecting
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example after Step F.4 below, you could go to the DHCP server log to retrieve the IP
address assigned to the MSM410.
• Assign a static IP address to the MSM410. The address must be on the same subnet as
the network to which the MSM410 will connect.
1. Select Network > DNS, and set the DNS server address. Select Save.
2. Select Network > Ports > Bridge port.
3. Select Static and then Configure. Configure settings as follows:
• IP address: Set an address that is on the same subnet as the network to which
the MSM410 will connect once installed. Respect any DHCP server-mandated
static address ranges.
• Mask: Set the corresponding mask for the IP address.
• Default gateway: Set the IP address of the gateway on the network.
4. Select Save. Connection to the management tool is lost.
Maintenance > Registration.
5. If a Country prompt appears, select the country in which the MSM410 will operate.
Caution: The correct country must be selected. See Country of use on page 3.
6. At the password prompt it is recommended that you change the default password and
select Save. Passwords must be at least six characters long and include four different
The management tool is organized with menus and sub-menus. Instructions for making
menu selections, such as “select Wireless > Local mesh” instruct you to select the Wireless
menu and then the Local mesh sub-menu, as follows:
F. Test the wireless network
For the purposes of this example, the network must have a DHCP server and an Internet
connection. Broadband routers typically include a DHCP server.
1. Disconnect your computer from the PoE switch or injector.
2. Power off the MSM410 by disconnecting the Ethernet cable from the MSM410.
3. Use a standard Ethernet cable to connect the switch or the data in port of the injector to
the network.
4. Reconnect and power on the MSM410. Use a standard Ethernet cable to reconnect the
MSM410 to the PoE switch or the data and power out port of the injector.
5. Enable the wireless network interface of your computer, and verify that it is set to obtain
an IP address automatically.
E. Assigning an IP address to the MSM410
By default the MSM410 operates as a DHCP client. This means that if the network has a
DHCP server, the MSM410 will automatically receive a new IP address in place of its default
address of upon connecting to the network. Use one of the following methods to
assign an IP address to the MSM410:
• Pre-configure the DHCP server to assign a specific IP address to the MSM410. To do
this you need to specify the MSM410 Ethernet MAC address and a reserved IP address
on the DHCP server. The MSM410 Ethernet MAC address is printed on the MSM410
label identified as Ethernet Base MAC, and listed on the management tool Home page
as Ethernet base MAC address.
• Let the DHCP server automatically assign an IP address. By default, the DHCP server
will assign an IP address once the MSM410 connects to the network. Once the DHCP
server has assigned the MSM410 an IP address, you can then find the IP address of the
MSM410 by looking for its Ethernet base MAC address in the DHCP server log. For
For example, to do this in Windows Vista, use Control Panel > Network and Sharing
Center > Manage Network Connections > Wireless Network Connection, right-click
Properties and select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) > Properties, and make
sure that Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain a DNS server address
automatically are both enabled.
6. By default, the MSM410 creates a wireless network named HP ProCurve. Connect your
computer to this wireless network. For example, in Windows Vista from the Start menu,
select Connect to, and then HP ProCurve from the list of available wireless networks.
You may have to wait a short time for this wireless network name to appear in the
wireless networks list.
7. Confirm that you can browse the Internet using the wireless network.
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G. Performing additional configuration
Configure your computer LAN port and connect it to the same network as the MSM410. Relaunch the MSM410 management tool at https://<IP address> where <IP address> is the
MSM410 IP address from Step E above.
See the Caution regarding WIRELESS SECURITY on page 4.
Enabling access to other resources
By default, the MSM410 only permits traffic that is addressed to the default gateway on the
network (which enables you to connect to the Internet). To enable access to other resources:
1. Select VSC > Profiles and then select the HP ProCurve profile.
2. On the Add/Edit Virtual Service Community page clear the Wireless security filters
3. Select Save.
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Regulatory Notice for European Union and EFTA member countries
As of July 1st 2010, all wireless devices sold in EU countries and any countries that participate in the
EU free market must meet stringent Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) requirements for radar
detection and avoidance (EN 301.893 v1.5.1). The MSM410 is compliant.
FCC Notice
This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment this product may cause radio interference in
which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
This Class A digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. Cet appareil numérique de la Classe A
est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case
the user will be required to correct the interference at their own expense.
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information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
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