EWS550AP - EnGenius Networks Europe BV

EWS550AP
version 1.0
Wireless Managed Wall Plate Access Point
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 5
Key Features ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 6
Introduction .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 7
System Requirements ............................................................................................................................................................................... 8
Package Contents ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 8
Applications ............................................................................................................................................................................................. 9
Technical Specifications ........................................................................................................................................................................ 10
Physical Interface ................................................................................................................................................................................... 12
Chapter 2 ......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 13
Considerations for Wireless Installation ................................................................................................................................................ 14
Computer Settings .................................................................................................................................................................................. 15
Hardware Installation ............................................................................................................................................................................. 19
Mounting the Access Point .................................................................................................................................................................... 20
Connecting using the 110 Punch-down Block ....................................................................................................................................... 22
Chapter 3 ......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 23
Default Settings ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 24
Web Configuration ................................................................................................................................................................................. 25
Chapter 4 ......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 27
Device Status .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 29
Connections ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 32
Realtime ................................................................................................................................................................................................. 32
Chapter 5 ......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 35
IPv4 Settings .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 36
IPv6 Settings .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 37
Spanning Tree Settings........................................................................................................................................................................... 38
LAN Port Settings .................................................................................................................................................................................. 39
Chapter 6 ......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 40
Wireless Settings .................................................................................................................................................................................... 41
2.4 GHz/5 GHz Wireless Network ......................................................................................................................................................... 43
2.4GHz/5GHz SSID Profile ................................................................................................................................................................... 45
Wireless Security ................................................................................................................................................................................... 47
Wireless MAC Filter .............................................................................................................................................................................. 50
Traffic Shaping ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 51
Fast Roaming ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 51
Guest Network ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 53
RSSI Threshold ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 55
Management VLAN Settings ................................................................................................................................................................. 56
Chapter 7 ......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 57
Status ...................................................................................................................................................................................................... 58
Settings ................................................................................................................................................................................................... 59
Tools ....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 60
Node List ................................................................................................................................................................................................ 60
Link Status ............................................................................................................................................................................................. 61
Ping ........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 62
Trace Route ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 62
Throughput ............................................................................................................................................................................................. 63
Chapter 8 ......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 64
Controller Settings ................................................................................................................................................................................. 65
SNMP Settings ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 65
CLI/SSH Settings ................................................................................................................................................................................... 68
HTTPS Settings...................................................................................................................................................................................... 69
Email Alert ............................................................................................................................................................................................. 70
Date and Time Settings .......................................................................................................................................................................... 71
WiFi Scheduler....................................................................................................................................................................................... 72
Tools ....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 74
LED Control ........................................................................................................................................................................................... 77
Device Discovery ................................................................................................................................................................................... 78
Chapter 9 ......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 79
Account Setting ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 80
Firmware Upgrade ................................................................................................................................................................................. 81
Backup/Restore ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 82
System Log ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 83
Reset ....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 85
Logout .................................................................................................................................................................................................... 86
Appendix .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 87
Appendix A - FCC Interference Statement ............................................................................................................................................ 88
Appendix B - CE Interference Statement............................................................................................................................................... 89
Chapter 1
Product Overview
Introduction
Key Features
 Deploy and manage with ease using EWS Series Wireless Management Switches.
 Dual radio 2x2 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n Access Point with multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO) and 3 port Ethernet switch.
 Built-in Turbo Engine solution with a Quad-core powerful chipset solution to process multiple tasks for driving and enhancing per-formance effectively.
 Gigabit Ethernet uplink provides high speed Internet access.
 3 x 10/100Mbps Ethernet port for wired device connectivity (1 port includes PoE output).
 Support 802.11ac Wave 2.0 technology to enhance overall bandwidth and speed to wireless client devices.
 Support Tx Beamforming to enlarge the transmitting distance.
 Perform 256-QAM under 2.4GHz for enhanceing data rate to 400Mbps.
 Additional RJ45 pass-through port for connecting to phone systems.
 Power Over Ethernet supports 802.3af output when PoE input is 802.3at.
 Internal high-performance antennas for low profile design.
 Effective and flexible bandwidth management.
 Secure Guest Network option available.
 Ideal for audio, video and voice application.
 Mounts onto any standard wall box.
Introduction
This device is an enhanced-powered, long-range wireless access point. It is designed to operate in numerous environments; from large homes, small and medium-sized
businesses, multiple-floor offices, hotels, and other venues, to larger enterprise deployments. Its enhanced-powered, long-range characteristics make it a
cost-effective alternative to ordinary Access Points that don’t have the range and reach to connect to a growing number of wireless users who wish to connect to a large
hotspot or business network.
To protect sensitive data during wireless transmissions, the device offers different encryption settings for wireless transmissions, including industry standard WPA
and WPA2 encryption. The device also includes MAC address filtering to allow network administrators to offer network access only to known computers and other
devices based on their MAC addresses.
System Requirements
The following are the Minimum System Requirements in order to configure the device:
 Computer with an Ethernet interface or wireless network capability
 Windows OS (XP, Vista, 7, 8), or Mac OS, Linux-based operating systems
 Web-Browsing Application (i.e. Edge, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, or another similar browser application)
Package Contents
The package contains the following items (all items must be in package to issue a refund):
 EWS Wall Plate Access Point
 Mounting Bracket
 Bracket Screw
 Quick Installation Guide
Applications
Wireless LAN (WLAN) products are easy to install and highly efficient. The following list describes some of the many applications made possible through the power
and flexibility of WLANs:
 Difficult-to-Wire Environments: There are many situations where wires cannot be installed, deployed easily, or cannot be hidden from view. Older
buildings, sites with multiple buildings, and/or areas that make the installation of a Ethernet-based LAN impossible, impractical or expensive are sites
where WLAN can be a network solution.
 Temporary Workgroups: Create temporary workgroups/networks in more open areas within a building; auditoriums, amphitheaters classrooms,
ballrooms, arenas, exhibition centers, or temporary offices where one wants either a permanent or temporary Wireless LAN established.
 The Ability to Access Real-Time Information: Doctors/Nurses, Point-of-Sale Employees, and/or Warehouse Workers can access real-time information
while dealing with patients, serving customers, and/or processing information.
 Frequently Changing Environments: Set up networks in environments that change frequently (i.e.: Show Rooms, Exhibits, etc.).
 Small Office and Home Office (SOHO) Networks: SOHO users require a cost-effective, easy, and quick installation of a small network.
 Training/Educational Facilities: Training sites at corporations or students at universities use wireless connectivity to exchange information between peers
and easily access information for learning purposes.
Technical Specifications
Physical Interface
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LED Indicators: LEDs for Power, Uplink, 5GHz, 2.4GHz, PoE out, Reserve
Reset Button: Press and hold for over 10 seconds to reset to factory default settings.
10/100 LAN Ports: Two RJ45 access ports
10/100 LAN Port (PoE Out): RJ45 access port with PoE Out (support 802.3af output when PoE input is 802.3at)
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RJ45 Pass Through Port: Pass through port
10/100/1000 RJ45 Uplink (PoE In): Uplink port that supports 802.3af/at PoE input
110 Punch Down Block
Chapter 2
Before You Begin
Before You Begin
This section will guide you through the installation process. Placement of the EnGenius Access Point is essential to maximize the Access Point’s performance.
Avoid placing the Access Point in an enclosed space such as a closet, cabinet, or stairwell.
Considerations for Wireless Installation
The operating distance of all wireless devices can often not be pre-determined due to a number of unknown obstacles in the environment in which
the device is deployed. Obstacles such as the number, thickness, and location of walls, ceilings, or other objects that the Access Point’s wireless
signals must pass through can weaken the signal. Here are some key guidelines for allowing the Access Point to have an optimal wireless range
during setup.
 Keep the number of walls and/or ceilings between the Access Point and other network devices to a minimum. Each wall and/or ceiling can reduce the
signal strength, resulting in a lower overall signal strength.
 Building materials make a difference. A solid metal door and/or aluminum stubs may have a significant negative effect on the signal strength of the
Access Point. Locate your wireless devices carefully so the signal can pass through drywall and/or open doorways. Materials such as glass, steel, metal,
concrete, water (example: fish tanks), mirrors, file cabinets, and/or brick can also diminish wireless signal strength.
 Interference from your other electrical devices and/or appliances that generate RF noise can also diminish the Access Point’s signal strength. The most
common types of devices are microwaves or cordless phones.
Computer Settings
Windows XP/Windows 7
In order to use the Access Point, you must first configure the TCP/IPv4 connection of your Windows OS computer system.
1. Click the Start button and open the Control Panel.
Windows XP
2a. In Windows XP, click on Network Connections.
Windows 7
2b. In Windows 7, click View network status and tasks in the Network and Internet section, then select Change adapter settings.
3. Right click on Local Area Connection and select Properties.
4. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and then select Properties.
5. Select Use the following IP address and enter an IP address that is different from the Access Point and Subnet
mask, then click OK.
Note: Ensure that the IP address and Subnet mask are on the same subnet as the device.
For example: Access Point IP address: 192.168.1.1
PC IP address: 192.168.1.2 – 192.168.1.255
PC Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
Apple Mac OS X
1. Go to System Preferences (it can be opened in the Applications folder or by selecting it in the Apple Menu).
2. Select Network in the Internet & Network section.
3. Highlight Ethernet.
4. In Configure IPv4, select Manually.
5. Enter an IP address that is different from the Access Point and Subnet mask, then
click OK.
Note: Ensure that the IP address and Subnet mask are on the same subnet as the
device.
For example:
Access Point IP address: 192.168.1.1
PC IP address: 192.168.1.2 – 192.168.1.255
PC Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
6. Click Apply when finished.
Hardware Installation
1. Connect one end of a RJ45 Ethernet cable to the PoE In (LAN/Uplink) port on the rear of the Access Point.
2. Connect the other end of the RJ45 Ethernet cable to a PoE Ethernet switch or the PoE Out port on the PoE injector.
3. Using another RJ45 Ethernet cable, connect one end to the Ethernet port on the computer, and connect the other end to another port on the PoE
Ethernet switch or to the Data In port on the PoE injector.
4. Provide power to the PoE injector/switch.
5. Verify that the Power LED on the AP is steady orange.
6. Proceed to set up the Access Point using the computer.
Mounting the Access Point
The EWS Wall Plate AP is designed to be mounted on an electrical outlet box.
1. Remove the cover from the outlet box, retaining the original cover screws.
2. Gently pull the required cables through the center of the mounting bracket.
3. Align the mounting bracket with the outlet box and affix the mounting bracket to the outlet box using the original cover screws.
4. Connect the cables to the access point before mounting it to the bracket.
5. Hook the two tabs on the bottom of the bracket into the slots on the bottom of the AP and slide the AP down gently until it holds in place.
6. Use the bracket screw provided to secure the AP to the bracket.
Connecting using the 110 Punch-down Block
The 110 punch-down block can be used to connect the AP to the network instead of the RJ45 connector.
Chapter 3
Configuring Your Access Point
Configuring Your Access Point
This section will show you how to configure the device using the web-based configuration interface.
Default Settings
Please use your Ethernet port or wireless network adapter to connect the Access Point.
IP Address 192.168.1.1
Username/Password admin/admin
Web Configuration
1. Open a web browser (Internet Explorer/Firefox/Safari) and enter the IP Address http://192.168.1.1.
Note: If you have changed the default LAN IP Address of the Access Point, ensure you enter the correct IP Address.
2. The default username and password are: admin. Once you have entered the correct username and password, click the Login button to open the
web-based configuration page.
3. If successful, you will be logged in and see the Access Point User Interface.
*Model name varies depending on model.
Chapter 4
Overview
Overview
This page lets you save and apply the settings shown under Unsaved changes list, or Revert the unsaved changes and revert to the
previous settings that were in effect.
The Overview section contains the following options:
• Device Status
• Connections
• Realtime
The following sections describe these options.
Device Status
Clicking the Device Status link under the Overview menu shows the status information about the current operating mode.
 The Device Information section shows general system information such as Device Name, MAC address, Current Time, Firmware Version, and
Management VLAN ID
 The Memory Information section shows usage of memory such as Total Available, Free, Cached, Buffered.
 The LAN Information section shows the Local Area Network settings such as the LAN IP Address, Subnet mask, Gateway, DNS Address, DHCP Client, and
Spanning Tree Protocal (STP) status.
 The Wirelesss LAN Information 2.4 GHz/5GHz section shows wireless information such as Operating Mode, Frequency, and Channel. Since the Access
Point supports multiple-SSIDs, information about each SSID and security settings are displayed.
*Wireless LAN Information - 5GHz only available for 5GHz capable models.
 The Statistics section shows Mac information such as SSID, MAC address, RX and TX.
Connections
Clicking the Connections link under the Device Status menu displays the list of clients associated to the Access Point’s 2.4GHz/5GHz, along with the MAC
address, TX, RX and signal strength for each client. Clicking Kick in the Block column removes this client.
Click Refresh to refresh the Connection List page.
Realtime
Realtime
The Realtime section contains the following options:
CPU Loading: 3 minutes CPU loading percentage information, it displays current loading, average loading and peak loading status. Left bar is loading
percentage; button is time tracing. Interval is every 3 seconds
Traffic Loading: 2.4GHz and 5GHz and Ethernet port inbound and outbound traffic by current, average and peak time.
Realtime Connection (Pkts): Overview on current active network connections. It displays UDP and TCP packets information and other connection status.
UDP connections curve is in blue; TCP connection curve is in green; others curve is in red. Below of chart shows connections source and destination.
Chapter 5
Network
Basic
This page allows you to modify the device’s IP settings and the Spanning Tree settings. Enabling Spanning Tree protocol will prevent network loops in your LAN
network.
IPv4 Settings
IP Network Setting: Select whether the device IP address will use the static IP address specified in the IP Address field or be obtained automatically when the
device connects to a DHCP server.
IP Address: The IP Address of this device.
IP Subnet Mask: The IP Subnet mask of this device.
Gateway: The Default Gateway of this device. Leave it blank if you are unsure of this setting.
Primary/Secondary DNS: The primary/secondary DNS address for this device.
IPv6 Settings
Link-Local Address: Check this if you want to use Link-Local Address.
IP Address: The IPv6 IP Address of this device.
Subnet Prefix Length: The IPv6 Subnet Prefix Length of this device.
Gateway: The IPv6 Default Gateway of this device. Leave it blank if you are unsure of this setting.
Primary / Secondary DNS: The primary / secondary DNS address for this device.
Spanning Tree Settings
Status: Enables or disables the Spanning Tree function.
Hello Time: Specify Bridge Hello Time, in seconds. This value determines how often the device sends handshake packets to communicate information about the
topology throughout the entire Bridged Local Area Network.
Max Age: Specify Bridge Max Age, in seconds. If another bridge in the spanning tree does not send a hello packet for a long period of time, it is assumed to be
inactive.
Forward Delay: Specifies Bridge Forward Delay, in seconds. Forwarding Delay Time is the time spent in each of the Listening and Learning states before the
Forwarding state is entered. This delay is provided so that when a new bridge comes onto a busy network, it analyzes data traffic before participating.
Priority: Specify the Priority Number. A smaller number has greater priority.
Save: Click Save to confirm the changes.
LAN Port Settings
Enable Port: All Ethernet ports are enabled by default. Unchecking this box disables that port. If you do not want to provide wired access through the AP, uncheck
box next to the corresponding LAN port.
VLAN: Check this box to enable VLAN for the LAN port.
VLAN ID: Enter a VLAN ID to segment traffic arriving on this port to a specific VLAN.
Chapter 6
2.4GHz & 5GHz Wireless
Basic
Wireless Settings
Device Name: Enter a name for the device. The name you type appears in SNMP management. This name is not the SSID and is not broadcast to other devices.
Band Steering: Enable Band Steering to send 802.11n clients to the 5 GHz band, where 802.11b/g clients cannot go, and leave 802.11b/g clients in 2.4GHz to
operate at their slower rates. Before implementing this feature, we suggest you to assure the both 2.4GHz and 5GHz SSID, as welll as security settings must be
the same. EnGenius Band Steering supports following advanced settings,
*Force 5GHz: When band steering is configured to Force 5GHz mode, the AP will not dual band capable client devices to network to the 2.4GHz band only if the
client devices are not currently associated on 2.4GHz radio in this AP.
*Prefer 5GHz: When band steering is configured to Prefer 5GHz mode, the AP will steer dual band capable client devices to 5GHz radio when the RSSI value of
these client devices on 5GHz radio is more than set one. The allowed RSSI value for default setting is -75dBm.
*Band Balance: When band steering is configured to Band Balance mode, the AP will steer dual band capable client devices to 5GHz when the RSSI value of
these client devices on 5GHz radio is more than set one. To evenly allocate RF resource on the both 2.4GHz and 5GHz radios, users also can set the portion of
client devices on 5GHz radio to assure smoothly connection. The default value of the 5GHz radio is 75%.
Save: Click Save to confirm the changes.
2.4 GHz/5 GHz Wireless Network
Operation Mode: Scrow down this list to select operation modes (Access Point, WDS Access Point and WDS Bridge) for implementing on this radio. The default
operation mode is Access Point.
Wireless Mode: Scrow down this list to select wireless broadcasting standard on 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequency bands.
Channel HT Mode: Scrow down this list to select bandwidth for operating under a frequency band. The default channel bandwidth is 20 MHz on 2.4GHz frequency
radio and 40 MHz on 5GHz frequency radio. Considering the different applications, users can decide to implement a channel bandwidth to fulfill real applications.
The larger of the channel, the greater of transmission quality and speed.
Transmit Power (Tx Power): Default Tx power is Auto to obey regulatory power of each country.
Channel: Click Configuration button to open a new window to configure channels for performing wireless service.
*Default configuration: Default setting of channel selection is “All” to perform auto channel on exist channel list.
*None: Click “None” to disable the setting on this radio. This radio is disabled.
*Group Configuration: Click specific groups of channels for performing auto channel function. For example, users can click U-NII-1 and U-NII-3 to perform auto
channel on these bands; the mechanism of this AP will select the relatively optimal channel to preform wireless service.
Data Rate: Select a data rate from the drop-down list. The data rate affects throughput of data in the AP. Select the best balance for you and your network but
note that the lower the data rate, the lower the throughput, though transmission distance is also lowered.
RTS/CTS Threshold: Specifies the threshold package size for RTC/CTS. A small number causes RTS/CTS packets to be sent more often and consumes more
bandwidth.
Client Limits: Limits the total number of clients on this radio. Once setting the ceiling of client numbers, the maximum associated client devices will be restricted
at this number.
Aggregation: Integrate multiple data packets into one packet to deliver to client devices. This option reduces the number of packets, but also increases packet
sizes.
AP Detection: AP Detection can select the best channel to use by scanning nearby areas for Access Points.
Distance: Specifies the distance between Access Points and client devices. The proper setting for this parameter may assist Access Points to avoid the improper
operation when transmitting data under a filed application.
Save: Click Save to confirm the changes or Cancel to cancel and return to previous settings.
2.4GHz/5GHz SSID Profile
Under Wireless Settings, you can edit the SSID profile to fit your needs. Click Edit under the SSID you would like to make changes to.
Current Profile: You can configure up to sixteen (16) different SSIDs (eight (8) per band). If multiple client devices will be accessing the network, you can arrange
the devices into SSID groups. Click Edit to configure the profile and check whether you want to enable extra SSID.
Enable: Check this option to enable this profile.
SSID: Specifies the SSID for the current profile.
Security: Displays the Security Mode the SSID uses. You can click Edit to change the security mode. For more details, see the next section.
Hidden SSID: Check this option to hide the SSID from clients. If checked, the SSID will not appear in the site survey.
Client Isolation: Check this option to prevent communication between client devices.
VLAN Isolation: Check this option to enable VLAN Isolation feature.
VLAN ID: Specifies the VLAN ID for the SSID profile.
Wireless Security
The Wireless Security section lets you configure the Access Point’s security modes: WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK Mixed, WPA-Enterprise,
WPA2-Enterprise and WPA Mixed Enterprise.
It is strongly recommended that you use WPA2-PSK. Click on the Edit button under Wireless Settings next to the SSID to change the security settings.
WEP
Auth Type: Select Open System or Shared Key.
Input Type: ASCII: Regular Text (Recommended) or HEX: Hexadecimal Numbers (For advanced users).
Key Length: Select the desired option and ensure the wireless clients use the same setting. Your choices are: 64, 128, and 152-bit password lengths.
Default Key: Select the key you wish to be default. Transmitted data is ALWAYS encrypted using the Default Key; the other Keys are for decryption only. You must
enter a Key Value for the Default Key.
Encryption Key: Enter the Key Value or values you wish to use. The default is none.
WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK (Pre-Shared Key)
Encryption: Select the WPA/WPA2 encryption type you would like to use. Available options are Both, TKIP(Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) and AES(Advanced
Encryption Standard). Please ensure that your wireless clients use the same settings.
Passphrase: Wireless clients must use the same Key to associate the device. If using ASCII format, the Key must be from 8 to 63 characters in length. If using HEX
format, the Key must be 64 HEX characters in length.
Group Key Update Interval: Specify how often, in seconds, the Group Key changes.
WPA/WPA2-Enterprise
Encryption: Select the WPA/WPA2 encryption type you would like to use. Available options are Both, TKIP(Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) and AES(Advanced
Encryption Standard). Please ensure that your wireless clients use the same settings.
Group Key Update Interval: Specify how often, in seconds, the group key changes.
Radius Server: Enter the IP address of the Radius server.
Radius Port: Enter the port number used for connections to the Radius server.
Radius Secret: Enter the secret required to connect to the Radius server.
Radius Accounting: Enables or disables the accounting feature.
Radius Accounting Server: Enter the IP address of the Radius accounting server.
Radius Accounting Port: Enter the port number used for connections to the Radius accounting server.
Radius Accounting Secret: Enter the secret required to connect to the Radius accounting server.
Interim Accounting Interval: Specify how often, in seconds, the accounting data sends.
Note: 802.11n does not allow WEP/WPA-PSK TKIP/WPA2-PSK TKIP security mode. The connection mode will automatically change from 802.11n to 802.11g.
Wireless MAC Filter
Wireless MAC Filter is used to allow or deny network access to wireless clients (computers, tablet PCs, NAS, smart phones, etc.) according to their MAC addresses.
You can manually add a MAC address to restrict permission to access the Access Point. The default setting is: Disable Wireless MAC Filter.
ACL (Access Control List) Mode: Determines whether network access is granted or denied to clients whose MAC addresses appear in the MAC address table on
this page. Choices given are: Disabled, Deny MAC in the list, or Allow MAC in the list.
MAC Address: Enter the MAC address of the wireless client.
Add: Click Add to add the MAC address to the MAC Address table.
Delete: Deletes the selected entries.
Traffic Shaping
Traffic Shaping regulates the flow of packets leaving an interface to deliver improved Quality of Service.
Enable Traffic Shaping: Select to Enable or Disable Wireless Traffic Shaping.
Download Limit: Specifies the wireless transmission speed used for downloading.
Upload Limit: Specifies the wireless transmission speed used for uploading.
Per User: Check this option to enable wireless traffic shaping per user function. This function allow users to limit the maximum download / upload
bandwidth for each client devices on this SSID.
Save: Click Save to apply the changes.
Fast Roaming
Enable the function to serve mobile client devices that roam from Access Point to Access Point. Some applications running on Client devices require fast
re-association when they roam to a different Access Point
Please enter the settings of the SSID and initialize the Security mode to WPA enterprise, as well as to set the Radius Server firstly. Users can enable the Fast
Roaming and implement the advanced search.
Please also set the same enterprise Encryption under the same SSID on other Access Points and enable the Fast Roaming. When the configuration is
realized on different Access Point, the mobile client devices can run the voice service and require seamless roaming to prevent delay in conversation from
Access Point to Access Point.
Enable Fast Roaming: Enable or disable fast roaming feature.
Enable Advanced Search: Enable or disable advanced search feature.
Guest Network
The Guest Network function allows administrators to grant Internet connectivity to visitors or guests while keeping other networked devices (computers and
hard drives) and sensitive personal or company information private and secure.
Enable SSID: Select to Enable or Disable SSID broadcasting.
SSID: Specify the SSID for the current profile. This is the name visible on the network to wireless clients.
Security: You can use None or WPA-PSK / WPA2-PSK security for this guest network.
Hidden SSID: Check this option to hide the SSID from broadcasting to discourage wireless users from connecting to a particular SSID.
Client Isolation: Check this option to prevent wireless clients associated with your access point to communicate with other wireless devices connected to the
AP.
After enabling Guest Network in the SSID Config page, assign an IP Address, Subnet Mask and DHCP server IP address range for this Guest Network.
Manual IP Settings
IP Address: Specify an IP Address for the Guest Network
Subnet Mask: Specify the the Subnet Mask IP Address for the Guest Network
Automatic DHCP Server Settings
Starting IP Address: Specify the starting IP Address range for the Guest Network.
Ending IP Address: Specify the ending IP Address range for the Guest Network.
WINS Server IP: Specify the WINS Server IP Address for the Guest Network. WINS means Windows Internet Name Service. It is Microsoft's implementation
of NetBIOS Name Service (NBNS), a name server and service for NetBIOS computer names.
RSSI Threshold
With RSSI Threshold enabled, the AP will send a disassociation request to the wireless client and let it find another AP to handover and associate upon
detecting the wireless client’s RSSI value lower than specified. The RSSI value can be adjusted to allow more clients to stay associated to this AP. Note that
setting the RSSI value too low may cause wireless clients to reconnect frequently.
RSSI Threshold: Enable the RSSI Threshold feature by ensuring that each client is served by at least one Access Point at any time. Access Points
continuously monitor the connectivity quality of any client in their range and efficiently share this information with other Access Points in the vincinity of that
client to coordinate which of them should serve the client best.
RSSI: Enter the RSSI (Received Signal Strength Index) in order to determine the handover procedure which the current wireless link will terminate. RSSI is an
indication of the power level being received by the antenna. Therefore, the higher the RSSI number, the stronger the signal.
Management VLAN Settings
This section allows you to assign a VLAN tag to the packets. A VLAN is a group of computers on a network whose software has been configured so that they
behave as if they were on a separate Local Area Network (LAN). Computers on VLAN do not have to be physically located next to one another on the LAN.
Status: If your network includes VLANs and if tagged packets need to pass through the Access Point, select Enable and enter the VLAN ID. Otherwise, click
Disable.
Save: Click Save to apply the changes.
Note: If you reconfigure the Management VLAN ID, you may lose your connection to the Access Point. Verify that the DHCP server supports the reconfigured
VLAN ID and then reconnect to the Access Point using the new IP address.
Chapter 7
Mesh
Simple to deploy and create a mesh network by the EWS controller or EzMaster in minutes, but for standalone mode without these two applications, user
needs to configure the same settings of Mesh network in each device, once EWS550AP plugged into any power source, the EnGenius mesh devices
automatically optimizes routes between wireless mesh devices and creates a truly adaptive mesh infrastructure with all system. As the wireless environment
changes, such as the addition of a new node or link broken, data paths are re-evaluated, and the mesh network self-tunes automatically to maintain its
performance. All self-tuning processes are dynamic, occurring in the background and in real time.
Status
It shows the current status of mesh network, such as Enable/Disable, Interface, ID, Channel, and Type.
For this mesh device list, system will display the information as device name, MAC address and IP address which connect to the mesh network. You can click the
“Refresh” button to get the new status again.
Settings
Each device must have the same settings in this setting page.
Note: If you have changed the settings in Network Wireless page, please make sure all the settings must be the same in each device.
Mesh: Enable or Disable the mesh function, system will save the settings even mesh function is disable.
Operation Mode: The Mesh AP mode is mesh point with wireless AP function. And system will auto disable the wireless AP function when user selected the Mesh Point
mode.
Mesh Device Name: You can click the hyper link to modify the Mesh device name from wireless setting page of device name.
Mesh Band: Select the 2.4GHz or 5GHz for the mesh backbone connection.
Mesh ID: The mesh ID should be maximum up to 8 characters in numbers 0 ~ 9.
Password: The mesh password should be maximum up to 12 characters.
Mesh RSSI: Enter the Mesh RSSI in order to determine the connection procedure which the current wireless link will terminate. The higher the RSSI number,
the stronger the signal.
Tools
This diagnostic tools page provides easy ways to check the current status of the mesh network. This section contains the following options:
Node List
All the connected Mesh nodes will be displayed in this page.
Node: It shows the device name and MAC address.
Type: There are two types of the node. The Root node uplink to the gateway by wire, and connect with other mesh node by wireless simultaneously.
Hops Count: The hops count refers to the number of intermediate devices through which data must pass between the Mesh node itself and Root node. If the Hops Count
number is more than 3, we recommend that you have to optimize your deployment of the device location. System shows “—“ when the node is Root or alone node
Neighbor Nodes: Display all the neighbor nodes which discovered by individually mesh node, no matter with its signal strength allowed to link or not.
RSSI: The current signal strength of the node.
Signal Strength: There are four levels signal bar to display the RSSI, if the RSSI is below -76db, then it will display a red bar.
Link Status
The Mesh network view is an overview for all mesh nodes.
Mesh View: Mouse over on any Mesh node (black) for the linking status which is linking to other Mesh nodes (blue) with green line.
Unreachable Mesh Node(s): The nodes which can't be connected to the mesh network, due to the weak signal detected by neighbor nodes.
RSSI: The node is not allowed to link with mesh if its current signal strength is continuously lower than the Mesh RSSI which is in the mesh settings page.
Detector Nodes: The neighbor node(s) which detected the unreachable mesh node.
Ping
This page allows you to analyze the connection quality of a mesh node to other mesh node in the mesh network.
Trace Route
This page allows you to analyze the routing table to a target from a mesh node to other mesh node in the mesh network.
Throughput
This page allows you to analyze the throughput from a mesh node to other mesh node in the mesh network.
Chapter 8
Management
Controller Settings
With EnGenius EWS switch or EzMaster management, user can add the Access Point to the management list by itself check code.
Controller Address: Input the IP address of EnGenius EWS switch or EzMaster, then click “Test”.
Connection Status: After click “Test”, it will display the connection between Access Point and EnGenius EWS switch or EzMaster.
SNMP Settings
This page allows you to assign the Contact Details, Location, Community Name, and Trap Settings for Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). This is a networking
management protocol used to monitor network attached devices. SNMP allows messages (called protocol data units) to be sent to various parts of the network. Upon
receiving these messages, SNMP compatible devices (called agents) returns the data stored in their Management Information Bases. To configure SNMP Settings, click
under the Advanced tab on the side bar under Management.
Status: Enables or Disables the SNMP feature.
Contact: Specifies the contact details of the device.
Location: Specifies the location of the device.
Port: Displays the port number.
Community Name (Read Only): Specifies the password for the SNMP community for read only access.
Community Name (Read/Write): Specifies the password for the SNMP community with read/write access.
Trap Destination Address: Specifies the port and IP address of the computer that will receive the SNMP traps.
Trap Destination Community Name: Specifies the password for the SNMP trap community.
SNMPv3 Status: Enables or Disables the SNMPv3 feature.
User Name: Specifies the username for the SNMPv3.feature
Auth Protocol: Select the Authentication Protocol type: MDS or SHA.
Auth Key: Specify the Authentication Key for authentication.
Priv Protocol: Select the Privacy Protocol type: DES.
Priv Key: Specifies the privacy key for privacy.
Engine ID: Specifies the Engine ID for SNMPv3.
CLI/SSH Settings
Most users will configure the device through the graphical user interface (GUI). However, for those who prefer an alternative method there is the command line
interface (CLI). The CLI can be access through a command console, modem or Telnet connection. For security’s concern, you can enable SSH (Secure Shell) to
establish a secure data communication.
CLI Status: Select Enable or Disable to enable or disable the ability to modify the Access Point via a command line interface (CLI).
SSH Status: Select Enable or Disable to enable or disable the ability to modify the Access Point via a command line interface (CLI) with a secure channel.
HTTPS Settings
Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is a communications protocol for secure communication over a computer network, with especially wide deployment on
the Internet. Technically, it is not a protocol in and of itself; rather, it is the result of simply layering the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) on top of the SSL/TLS
protocol, thus adding the security capabilities of SSL/TLS to standard HTTP communications.
Status: Select Enable or Disable to enable or disable the ability to modify the Access Point via a HTTPS.
HTTPS forward: Enable this option; it will be forwarded to HTTPS if user uses HTTP to access the Access Point.
Email Alert
The Access Point will send email alerts when configurations have been changed.
Status: Check Enable to enable Email Alert feature.
From: Enter the address to show as the sender of the email.
To: Enter the address to show as the receiver of the email.
Subject: Enter the subject to show as the subject of the email.
Email Account
Username/Password: Enter the username and password required to connect to the SMTP server.
SMTP Server/Port: Enter the IP address/domain name and port of the SMTP server. The default port of SMTP Server is port 25.
Security Mode: Select the mode of security for the Email alert. The options are None, SSL/TLS and STARTTLS.
Send Test Mail: Click Send Test Mail button to test the Email Alert setup.
Apply: Click Apply to save the changes.
Date and Time Settings
This page allows you to set the internal clock of the Access Point. To access the Date and Time settings, click Time Zone under the Management
tab on the side bar.
Manually Set Date and Time: Manually specify the date and time.
Synchronize with PC: Click to synchronize the Access Point’s internal clock with the computer’s time.
Automatically Get Date and Time: Enter the IP address of an NTP server or use the default NTP server to have the internal clock set automatically.
Time Zone: Choose the time zone you would like to use from the drop-down list.
Enable Daylight Savings: Check the box to enable or disable daylight savings time for the Access Point. Next, enter the dates that correspond to
the present year’s daylight savings time.
Click Apply to save the changes.
WiFi Scheduler
Use the schedule function to reboot the Access Point or control the wireless availability on a routine basis. The Schedule function relies on the
GMT time setting acquired from a network time protocol (NTP) server. For details on how to connect the Access Point to an NTP server, see Date
and Time Settings.
Auto Reboot Settings
You can specify how often you would like to reboot the Access Point.
Status: Enables or disables the Auto Reboot function.
Timer: Specifies the time and frequency in rebooting the Access Point by Min, Hour and Day.
WiFi Scheduler
Status: Enables or disables the WiFi Scheduler function.
Wireless Radio: Select 2.4GHz or 5GHz* to use WiFi Schedule.
SSID Selection: Select a SSID to use WiFi Schedule.
Schedule Templates: There are 3 templates available: Always available, Available 8-5 daily and Available 8-5 daily except weekends. Select Custom schedule if
you want to set the schedule manually.
Day(s): Place a checkmark in the boxes for the desired days or select the All Week radio button to select all seven days of the week.
Duration: The Start Time is entered in two fields. The first box is for hours and the second box is for minutes. The End Time is entered in the same format as the
Start time.
Schedule Table: Set the schedule manually.
Tools
This section allows you to analyze the connection quality of the Access Point and trace the routing table to a target in the network.
Ping Test Parameters
Target IP/Domain Name: Enter the IP address or Domain name you would like to search.
Ping Packet Size: Enter the packet size of each ping.
Number of Pings: Enter the number of times you wish to ping.
Start: Click Start to begin pinging target device (via IP).
Traceroute Parameters
Target IP/Domain Name: Enter an IP address or domain name you wish to trace.
Start: Click Start to begin the trace route operation.
Stop: Halts the traceroute test.
Speed Test Parameters
Target IP/Domain Name: Enter an IP address or domain name you wish to run a Speed Test for.
Time Period: Enter the time in seconds that you would like the test to run for and in how many inte rvals.
Start: Starts the Speed Test.
IPv4 / IPv6 Port: The Access Point uses IPv4 port 5001 and IPv6 port 5002 for the speed test.
LED Control
This section allows you to control the LED control functions: Power status, LAN interface and 2.4GHz/5GHz WLAN interface.
Power: Enables or disables the Power LED indicator.
LAN: Enables or disables the LAN LED indicator.
WLAN-2.4 GHz: Enables or disables the WLAN-2.4 GHz LED indicator.
WLAN-5 GHz: Enables or disables the WLAN-5 GHz LED indicator.
Mesh : Enables or disables the Mesh LED indicator.
Click Apply to save the settings after selecting your choices from the boxes.
Device Discovery
Under Device Discovery, you can choose for the Access Point to automatically scan for local devices to connect to. Click Scan to begin the process.
Chapter 9
System Manager
Account Setting
This page allows you to change the username and password of the device. By default, the username is admin and the password is admin. The password can
contain from 0 to 12 alphanumeric characters and is case sensitive.
Administrator Username: Enter a new username for logging in to the Administrator Username entry box.
Current Password: Enter the old password for logging in to the Current Password entry box.
New Password: Enter the new password for logging in to the New Password entry box.
Verify Password: Re-enter the new password in the Verify Password entry box for confirmation.
Apply: Click Apply to save the changes.
Note: it is highly recommended that you change your password to something more unique for greater security.
Firmware Upgrade
This page allows you to upgrade the Firmware of the Access Point.
To Perform the Firmware Upgrade:
1. Click the Browse… button and navigate the OS File System to the location of the Firmware upgrade file.
2. Select the upgrade file. The name of the file will appear in the Upgrade File field.
3. Click the Upload button to commence the Firmware upgrade.
Note: The device is unavailable during the upgrade process and must restart when the upgrade is completed. Any connections to or through the device will be
lost.
Backup/Restore
This page allows you to save the current device configurations. When you save the configurations, you can also reload the sav ed configurations
into the device through the Restore New Settings from a file folder. If extreme problems occur, or if you have set the Access Point incorrectly, you
can use the Reset button in the Reset to Default section to restore all the configurations of the Access Point to the original default settings. To
Configure the Backup/Restore Settings, click Firmware under the Systems Manager tab.
Factory Setting
Backup Setting: Click Export to save the current device configurations to a file.
Restore New Setting: Choose the file you wish restore for settings and click Import.
Reset to Default: Click the Reset button to restore the Access Point to its factory default settings.
User Setting
The function allows you to backup the current device configurations into the AP as the default value. If ex treme problems occur, or if you have set
the AP incorrectly, you can push the Reset button to revert all the configurations of the AP to the user default.
Back Up Setting as Default: Click Backup to backup the user settings you would like to use as the default settings.
Restore to User Default: Click Restore to restore the Access Point to user’s default settings.
Note1: After setting the current settings as the default, you should click the Restore to Default on the web interface for reverting the settings into the factory
default instead of pushing the reset button.
Note2: Please write down your account and password before saving. The user settings will now become the new default settings at the next successful login.
System Log
The AP automatically logs (records) events of possible interest in its internal memory. To view the logged information, click the Log link under the System Manager
menu. If there is not enough internal memory to log all events, older events are deleted from the log. When powered down or rebooted, the log will be cleared.
Status: Enables or disables the System Log function.
Log Type: Select the Log Type mode you would like to use.
Remote Log: Enables or disables the Remote Log feature. If enabled, enter the IP address of the Lo g you would like to remote to.
Log Server IP Address: Enter the IP address of the log server.
Apply: Click Apply to save the changes
Reset
In some circumstances, you may be required to force the device to reboot. Click on Reboot the Device to reboot the device.
Once you click reset button, you will see the options for reboot or restore this AP.
Reboot the device: Click it to reboot this device.
Restore to Factory Default: Click it to reset this device to factory default setting.
Restore to User Default: Click it to reset this device to user default settings.
Logout
Click Logout, it will pop up a warning window. Click OK to logout.
Appendix
Appendix A - FCC Interference Statement
Federal Communication Commission Interference Statement
FCC Caution:
IMPORTANT NOTE:
Radiation Exposure Statement
Appendix B - CE Interference Statement
Europe – EU Declaration of Conformity
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