User Manual
LWE120ALWE120A-KIT
LWE120AELWE120AE-KIT
Wireless Ethernet Extender
User Manual
• Operates at 2.4-GHz to provide superior Wi-Fi connectivity at a low cost.
• Use for SMB or hotspot networks.
• Provides centralized management and monitoring of all the VAC-managed
APs on the network.
Customer
Support
Information
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FCC and IC RFI Statements/FCC Radiation Exposure Statement
Federal Communications Commission and Industry Canada Radio Frequency Interference
Statements
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio-frequency energy, and if not installed and used properly, that is, in strict
accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, may cause inter­ference to radio communication. It has been tested and found
to comply with the limits for a Class A computing device in accordance with the specifications in Subpart B of Part 15 of FCC
rules, which are designed to provide reasonable protection against such interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause interference, in which case the user at his
own expense will be required to take whatever measures may be necessary to correct the interference.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to
operate the equipment.
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class A limits for radio noise emis­sion from digital apparatus set out in the Radio
Interference Regulation of Industry Canada.
Le présent appareil numérique n’émet pas de bruits radioélectriques dépassant les limites applicables aux appareils numériques
de la classe A prescrites dans le Règlement sur le brouillage radioélectrique publié par Industrie Canada.
FCC Radiation Exposure Statement
This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. To avoid the possibility
of exceeding radio frequency exposure limits, you shall beep a distance of at least 100 cm between you and the antenna of the
installed equipment. This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
The availability of some specific channels and/or operational frequency bands are country dependent and are firmware
programmed at the factory to match the intended destination. The firmware setting is not accessible by the end user.
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NOM Statement
Instrucciones de Seguridad
(Normas Oficiales Mexicanas Electrical Safety Statement)
1. T odas las instrucciones de seguridad y operación deberán ser leídas antes de que el aparato eléctrico sea operado.
2. Las instrucciones de seguridad y operación deberán ser guardadas para referencia futura.
3. Todas las advertencias en el aparato eléctrico y en sus instrucciones de operación deben ser respetadas.
4. T odas las instrucciones de operación y uso deben ser seguidas.
5. E l aparato eléctrico no deberá ser usado cerca del agua—por ejemplo, cerca de la tina de baño, lavabo, sótano mojado o cerca
de una alberca, etc.
6. E l aparato eléctrico debe ser usado únicamente con carritos o pedestales que sean recomendados por el fabricante.
7. El aparato eléctrico debe ser montado a la pared o al techo sólo como sea recomendado por el fabricante.
8. S ervicio—El usuario no debe intentar dar servicio al equipo eléctrico más allá a lo descrito en las instrucciones de operación.
Todo otro servicio deberá ser referido a personal de servicio calificado.
9. El aparato eléctrico debe ser situado de tal manera que su posición no interfiera su uso. La colocación del aparato eléctrico
sobre una cama, sofá, alfombra o superficie similar puede bloquea la ventilación, no se debe colocar en libreros o gabinetes
que impidan el flujo de aire por los orificios de ventilación.
10. E l equipo eléctrico deber ser situado fuera del alcance de fuentes de calor como radiadores, registros de calor, estufas u otros
aparatos (incluyendo amplificadores) que producen calor.
11. E l aparato eléctrico deberá ser connectado a una fuente de poder sólo del tipo descrito en el instructivo de operación, o como
se indique en el aparato.
12. P recaución debe ser tomada de tal manera que la tierra fisica y la polarización del equipo no sea eliminada.
13. L os cables de la fuente de poder deben ser guiados de tal manera que no sean pisados ni pellizcados por objetos colocados
sobre o contra ellos, poniendo particular atención a los contactos y receptáculos donde salen del aparato.
14. El equipo eléctrico debe ser limpiado únicamente de acuerdo a las recomendaciones del fabricante.
15. E n caso de existir, una antena externa deberá ser localizada lejos de las lineas de energia.
16. El cable de corriente deberá ser desconectado del cuando el equipo no sea usado por un largo periodo de tiempo.
17. Cuidado
debe ser tomado de tal manera que objectos liquidos no sean derramados sobre la cubierta u orificios de ventilación.
18. S ervicio por personal calificado deberá ser provisto cuando:
A: El cable de poder o el contacto ha sido dañado; u
B: Objectos han caído o líquido ha sido derramado dentro del aparato; o
C: El aparato ha sido expuesto a la lluvia; o
D: El aparato parece no operar normalmente o muestra un cambio en su desempeño; o
E: El aparato ha sido tirado o su cubierta ha sido dañada.
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
1. Specifications..........................................................................................................................................................................8
2. Overview ............................................................................................................................................................................9
2.1Description.....................................................................................................................................................................9
2.2Features..........................................................................................................................................................................9
2.3 What’s Included.............................................................................................................................................................9
2.4 Hardware Description................................................................................................................................................... 10
2.5 Typical Management Scenario...................................................................................................................................... 12
3. Installation
3.1 Preparing for Installation............................................................................................................................................... 14
3.2 Safety Precautions........................................................................................................................................................ 14
3.3 Installation Precautions................................................................................................................................................. 14
3.4 System Installation........................................................................................................................................................ 14
3.4.1 Connect Up....................................................................................................................................................... 14
3.4.2 Using the Grounding Wire................................................................................................................................ 15
3.4.3 Mount the AP on a Pole.................................................................................................................................... 16
3.4.4 Power Up.......................................................................................................................................................... 17
3.4.5 Connect to the Extender................................................................................................................................... 18
4. Quick Setup Tutorial............................................................................................................................................................. 21
4.1 Access the Web Configurator....................................................................................................................................... 21
4.2 Configure the AC+Thin AP Mode.................................................................................................................................22
4.3 Firmware Upgrade for Ethernet Extender in AC mode................................................................................................. 24
4.4 Install the Managed Thin AP........................................................................................................................................24
4.5 Manage the Extender-Managed APs............................................................................................................................25
4.6 Firmware Upgrade for Managed Thin APs...................................................................................................................26
4.7 Monitor the Ethernet Extender-Managed APs..............................................................................................................27
4.8 Configure the Fat AP Mode.........................................................................................................................................27
4.8.1 AP Mode...........................................................................................................................................................28
4.8.2 Wireless Client Mode........................................................................................................................................29
4.8.3 Bridge Mode..................................................................................................................................................... 31
4.8.4 AP Repeater Mode............................................................................................................................................33
5. Navigating the Web Configurator........................................................................................................................................34
5.1 Virtual AC+Thin AP Mode............................................................................................................................................34
5.1.1Status................................................................................................................................................................34
View Basic Information......................................................................................................................................34
View Managed APs...........................................................................................................................................34
View Wireless Users..........................................................................................................................................35
View DHCP Client Table....................................................................................................................................35
5.1.2 Wireless Settings...............................................................................................................................................35
WIreless Networks (VAP Profiles Settings).........................................................................................................35
Network Basic Setting.......................................................................................................................................39
Wireless Protocols..............................................................................................................................................39
Traffic Shaping...................................................................................................................................................42
Radius Settings..................................................................................................................................................42
TCP/IP Settings..................................................................................................................................................43
Captive Portal....................................................................................................................................................44
Firewall Settings.................................................................................................................................................45
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5.1.3Management.....................................................................................................................................................48
AP Management...............................................................................................................................................48
System Settings.................................................................................................................................................50
Time Settings..................................................................................................................................................... 51
Firmware Upgrade............................................................................................................................................. 51
Backup/Retrieve Settings...................................................................................................................................52
Restore Factory Default Settings........................................................................................................................53
Reboot..............................................................................................................................................................53
Password Settings.............................................................................................................................................54
Syslog Settings..................................................................................................................................................54
System Log........................................................................................................................................................55
System Alert......................................................................................................................................................55
5.1.4Tools..................................................................................................................................................................56
Ping...................................................................................................................................................................56
Trace Route.......................................................................................................................................................57
5.2 Thin AP Mode..............................................................................................................................................................57
5.2.1Information........................................................................................................................................................57
5.2.2 Basic Settings.....................................................................................................................................................58
5.3 Fat AP Mode................................................................................................................................................................58
5.3.1Status................................................................................................................................................................58
View Basic Information......................................................................................................................................58
View Association List.........................................................................................................................................59
View Network Flow Statistics............................................................................................................................60
View ARP Table................................................................................................................................................. 61
View Bridge Table.............................................................................................................................................. 61
View Active DHCP Client Table.......................................................................................................................... 61
View Network Activities....................................................................................................................................62
5.3.2System...............................................................................................................................................................62
Basic System Settings........................................................................................................................................62
TCP/IP Settings..................................................................................................................................................62
Time Settings.....................................................................................................................................................64
RADIUS Settings................................................................................................................................................64
Firewall Settings.................................................................................................................................................65
UDP Passthrough...............................................................................................................................................68
DMZ..................................................................................................................................................................68
5.3.3Wireless.............................................................................................................................................................69
VAP Profile Settings........................................................................................................................................... 71
VLAN.................................................................................................................................................................73
Advanced Settings............................................................................................................................................. 74
Access Control...................................................................................................................................................75
Traffic Shaping...................................................................................................................................................77
Captive Portal....................................................................................................................................................77
WDS Settings....................................................................................................................................................78
5.3.4Management.....................................................................................................................................................79
Password...........................................................................................................................................................79
Upgrade Firmware.............................................................................................................................................80
Backup/Retrieve Settings...................................................................................................................................80
Restore Factory Default Settings........................................................................................................................ 81
Reboot..............................................................................................................................................................82
Remote Management.......................................................................................................................................82
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SNMP Management..........................................................................................................................................82
Certificate Settings............................................................................................................................................83
5.3.5Tools
..........................................................................................................................................................................84
System Log........................................................................................................................................................84
Ping Watchdog..................................................................................................................................................84
Appendix.ASCII.....................................................................................................................................................................86
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Chapter 1: Specifications
1. Specifications
Environmental
Operating temperature
-4 to +158° F (-20 to +70° C)
Storage temperature
-40 to +158° F (-40 to +70° C)
Humidity
10-95% noncondensing
Management
Access Method
Web User Interface (HTTP/S), Telnet, SSH, FTP, SNMP V1, V2c, V3
Configuration on File
Backup and restore, Reset to factory default, Reboot device injector via PoE
Operating Modes
VAC, Thin AP, FAP (AP, Wireless Client, Bridge, AP Repeater)
Restore Factory Default
Web, Push button
Wireless
Antenna
(2) Transmit, (2) Receive; 2.4 GHz: internal 9 dBi directional antennas
Data Rates
80 Mbps maximum
Distance
6 miles (10 km)
Frequency
802.11 b/g/n: 2.4 – 2.484 GHz
Radio Chains
2x2 MIMO with two spatial streams
Operating Channels
2.4 GHz – FCC 1-11; ETSI 1-13
RF Output Power
2.4 GHz: 30 dBm (2 TX) (The maximum power setting will vary by channel and according to
individual country regulations.)
Receive Sensitivity
IEEE 802.11b: 85 dBm @ 11 Mbps;
IEEE 802.11g: 89 dBm @ 6 Mbps;
IEEE 802.11n: 86 dBm @ HT20,
83 dBm @ HT40
RF Channels
Security
Standards
20-, 40-MHz
Open, Share key (64/128/152-bits WEP;
Legacy 802.1X;
WPA WAP2, WPA-PSK(TKIP), WPA2-PSK(AES), WPA-PSK + WPA2-PSK
IEEE 802.11b/g/n, 2.4 GHz
Subscribers
32 maximum
General
Approvals
FCC : 5725-5850 MHz; CE: 5470-5725 MHz (DFS band); RoHS
Enclosure
IP55 rated
Indicators
LEDs: Power, WLAN, LAN, Signal
Interfaces
(1) 10/100BASE-T RJ-45; (1) DC power
Power
DC Input: 15 V @ 0.8A
Dimensions
Each unit: 8.1"H x 2.4"W x 2.5"D (20.5 x 6.4 x 6.1 cm)
Weight
Each unit: 1.1 lb (.5 kg)
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Chapter 2: Overview
2. Overview
2.1 Introduction
The Wireless Ethernet Extender is a 2x2 outdoor access point. The LWE120A operates at 2.4-GHz band. Ideally suited for SMB or
hotspot networks, this breakthrough innovation provides superior Wi-Fi network solutions at significantly lower cost.
In addition, the easy-to-install Wireless Ethernet Extender is also a high-performance last-mile broadband solution that provides
reliable wireless network coverage for outdoor broadband application.
While operating as access point, the Wireless Ethernet Extender also provides centralized management and monitoring of all the
VAC-managed APs on the network. In addition, the easy-to-install Wireless Ethernet Extender is also a high-performance last-mile
broadband solution that provides reliable wireless network coverage for outdoor broadband application.
2.2 Features
• Centralized configuration control for your network.
• Compliant with IEEE 802.11n standard.
• Support passive PoE supplied with 24V.
• High reliable watertight housing endures almost any harsh environments.
• Three management modes including AC, AC+Thin AP, Thin AP and Fat AP.
• Four wireless operation modes in FAT AP mode including AP, Wireless Client, WDS and AP Repeater.
• Up to 8 BSSIDs available for service deployment.
• S upport encryption: 64/128/152-bit WEP and 802.1X, WPA, WPA2, WPA & WPA2, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, and WPA-PSK &
WPA2-PSK.
• User-friendly Web and SNMP-based management interface.
2.3 What’s Included
Your package should contain the following items. If anything is missing or damaged, contact Black Box Technical Support
at 724-746-5500 or [email protected]
The LWE120A and LWE120AE packages contain the following items:
• (1) IEEE 802.11n Wireless Ethernet Extender
• (1) pole-mounting ring
• (1) 24-VDC power cord and PoE injector
• (1) ferrite suppression core
• (1) grounding wire
• A printed quick installation guide
The LWE120A-KIT and LWE120AE-KIT packages contain two each of the items listed above for LWE120A and LWE120AE.
To download the user manual from the Web site:
1. Go to www.blackbox.com
2. Enter the part number (LWE120A) in the search box:
3. C
lick on the “Resources” tab on the product page, and select the document you wish to download.
NOTE: Users MUST use the power cord and PoE injector shipped in the box with the Wireless Ethernet Extender. Using other
options will damage the unit.
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2.4 Hardware Description
Figure 2-1. Front view.
Figure 2-2. Back view.
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Grounding point
Reset button
RJ-45 port
Figure 2-3. Inside the bottom cover.
Figure 2-4. Pole-mounting ring.
Figure 2-5. Power supply.
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Table 2-1. LED indicators.
LED
Color
Status
Description
PWR
Green
ON
The device is powered on.
OFF
The device is not receiving power.
ON
The device has an Ethernet connection.
OFF
The device has no Ethernet connection.
Blinking
Transmitting/receiving Ethernet packets.
ON
The WLAN is active.
OFF
The WLAN is inactive.
Blinking
Transmitting/receiving wireless packets.
3 LED ON
The signal strength is excellent.
2 LED ON
The signal strength is good.
1 LED ON
The signal strength is weak.
LAN
WLAN
Signal
Green
Green
Green
2.5 Typical Management Scenario
This section describes the typical management of Wireless Ethernet Extender. By default, it is set to thin AP mode (managed AP)
which allows it to be managed by the Wireless Ethernet Extender in AC mode. The following figure illustrates a VAC wireless
network.
LWE120A
LWE121A
operating as an
access point
LWE120A
HVAC
HVAC
LWE120A
HVAC
HVAC
Figure 2-6. Typical management scenario.
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When a thin AP mode joins a wired network, it will start to look for a Wireless Ethernet Extender in AC mode. If the thin AP fids
the AP controller on the network, it will send the registration request to the AP controller. Once the registration is successfully
made, the AP that acts as the AP controller will add the thin AP to its management list and provides it configuration information.
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3. Installation
3.1 Preparing for Installation
CAUTION: P
rofessional Installation Required. Seek assistance from a professional installer who is well trained in RF
installation and knowledgeable in the local regulations.
3.2 Safety Precautions
To keep you safe and install the hardware properly, read and follow these safety precautions.
1. If you are installing the Wireless Ethernet Extender for the first time, for your safety as well as others’, please assistance from a
professional installer who has received safety training on the hazards involved.
2. Keep safety as well as performance in mind when selecting your installation site, especially where there are electric power and
phone lines.
3. When installing the Wireless Ethernet Extender, note the following things:
• Do not use a metal ladder;
• Do not work on a wet or windy day;
•W
ear shoes with rubber soles and heels, rubber gloves, and a long-sleeved shirt or jacket.
4. W
hen the system is operational, avoid standing directly in front of it. Strong RF fields are present when the transmitter is on.
3.3 Installation Precautions
To keep the Wireless Ethernet Extender well while you are installing it, read and follow these installation precautions.
1. U
sers MUST use a proper and well-installed grounding and surge arrestor with the Wireless Ethernet Extender; otherwise, random lightning could easily cause fatal damage to the unit.
WARNING: EMD (Lightning) DAMAGE IS NOT COVERED UNDER WARRANTY.
2. U
sers MUST use the power cord and PoE injector shipped in the box with the Wireless Ethernet Extender. Using other options
will damage the unit.
3. U
sers MUST power off the Wireless Ethernet Extender first before connecting the external antenna to it. Do not switch from
the built-in antenna to the external antenna from Web management without physically installing the external antenna onto the
unit. Otherwise, the Wireless Ethernet Extender might be damaged.
3.4 System Installation
3.4.1 Connect up
1. T he bottom of the Wireless Ethernet Extender is a movable cover. Grab the cover and pull it back harder to take it out as the
figure shown below.
Figure 3-1. Removing the bottom cover from the extender.
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2. Plug a standard Ethernet cable into the RJ-45 port.
Figure 3-2. Plugging a standard Ethernet cable into the RJ-45 port.
3. S lide the cover back and press down the lock button to seal the bottom of the Wireless Ethernet Extender.
Figure 3-3. Replacing the bottom cover.
3.4.2 Using the Grounding Wire
The extender is equipped with a grounding wire. Be sure to properly connect the extender, cables, and PoE injector to earth
ground to protect against surges or ESD during normal use.
1. R
emove the screw on the grounding point at the bottom of the Wireless Ethernet Extender.
Remove the
grounding screw
Figure 3-4. Grounding point on the extender.
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2. Put the grounding wire on the grounding point at the bottom of the Wireless Ethernet Extender. Then screw the grounding
wire to tighten up.
Figure 3-5. Tighten the grounding wire.
3. Connect the grounding wire to earth ground.
3.4.3 Mount the AP on a Pole
1. T urn the Wireless Ethernet Extender over. Put the pole mounting ring through the middle hole of it.
NOTE: Unlock the pole mounting ring with a screw driver before putting it through the device as the following right picture
shows.
Figure 3-6. Installing the pole mounting ring on the extender.
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2. Mount the Wireless Ethernet Extender steadily to the pole by locking the pole mounting ring tightly.
Figure 3-7. Extender mounted on a pole.
3.4.4 Power Up
1. P lug the power cord into the DC port of the power supply as the following picture shows.
Figure 3-8. Power cord plugged into the power supply’s DC port.
2. U
se an Ethernet cable to connect the Wireless Ethernet Extender to the “POE” port of the power supply as shown next.
Figure 3-9. Power up the extender.
3. C
onnect the power plug to a power socket. The Wireless Ethernet Extender will be powered up immediately.
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3.4.5 Connect to the Extender
To be able to configure and manage the extender, do the following:
1. O
pen the ferrite core by unsnapping the connector latches. The core will open, revealing a concave surface.
Figure 3-10. Open the connector latches.
2. Lay the Ethermet cable into the core, usually within 2 to 3 inches of the connector.
Figure 3-11. Putting cable into the core.
3. L oop the cable around and through the core. This helps “lock” the core in place, and may be required in circumstances with
severe interference.
Figure 3-12. Loop cable around core.
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4. Close the core and snap the halves back together.
Figure 3-13. Close core.
5. C
onnect the Ethernet cable with suppression core to the “Data In” port of the PoE injector.
Figure 3-14. Connecting cable to data-in port.
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6. C
onnect the other end of the Ethernet cable to a PC or a switch hub. The harware installation is complete.
Figure 3-15. Completed installation.
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Chapter 4: Quick Setup Tutorial
4. Quick Setup Tutorial
4.1 Access the Web Configurator
The Wireless Ethernet Extender provides you with user-friendly Web-based management interface to easily manage the access
point.
•C
onfigure the computer with a static IP address of 192.168.1.x, as the default IP address of the VAC Access Point is 192.168.1.1.
(X cannot be 0, 1, or 255);
•O
pen a Web browser and enter the IP address (Default: 192.168.1.1) of the Wireless Ethernet Extender into the address field.
You will see the login page as below.
Figure 4-1. Login page.
• E nter the username (Default: admin) and password (Default: password) respectively and click “Login” to login the main page
of the Wireless Ethernet Extender.
Figure 4-2. Main page.
NOTE: The username and password are case-sensitive, and the password should be no more than 19 characters!
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4.2 Configure the AC+Thin AP mode
To operate as AC+Thin AP mode, go to Basic Settings. From the Device Mode drop-down list, select “Virtual AC” mode. To use
the extender as a virtual controller and access point concurrently, select “Virtual AC + Thin AP” mode. Then assign an IP address
to the Wireless Ethernet Extender and specify subnet mask, gateway, and DNS address, respectively. Press “Apply” and wait for
about 50 seconds to take effect.
Figure 4-3. Basic settings screen.
NOTE: A
C+ Thin AP mode allows the Wireless Ethernet Extender to operate as access controller and thin AP at the same time.
NOTE: T o operate the extender as a standalone Access Point, wireless client, or bridge, select FAT AP from device mode.
For Virtual Controller + Thin AP mode, if you need to configure the wireless settings for the Wireless Ethernet Extender, especially
SSID and encryption method, go to Wireless Settings —> Wireless Networks and click on “#1 Wireless SSID” for configuration.
Click “Save” to save the settings.
Figure 4-4. Wirelss Networks screen.
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Figure 4-5. Wireless Settings screen.
The wireless setting will also apply to the VAC-managed APs. A dialog message will pop up to remind you changes will also apply
to other extender-managed APs. Click “Apply” to apply the configuration immediately.
Figure 4-6. Wireless Settings screen.
To make the change on the Wireless Ethernet Extender itself take effect, you need to reboot the extender. To reboot the Wireless
Ethernet Extender, go to Management —> Configuration File and click the “Reboot” button. The reboot process will take about
50 seconds.
Figure 4-7. Configuration file screen.
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4.3 Firmware Upgrade for Ethernet Extender in AC mode
To upgrade the firmware for the Wireless Ethernet Extender in AC mode, go to Management —> Firmware Upload and from
Upgrade AC Firmware, browse the firmware file where it is placed. Press “Upload” to start the upgrade process. It will take
approximately two minutes to complete the update.
Figure 4-8. Upgrade Firmware screen.
4.4 Install the Managed Thin AP
Install and connect the rest of managed Access Points to your network with the Ethernet cable. Power them up respectively. They
will automatically discover the Wireless Ethernet Extender in AC mode and issue registration request.
To check whether the thin APs are successfully registered or not, enter the web page of the Wireless Ethernet Extender master
access controller and go to Management —> AP Management. You will see “Registered” in the Status
column. You can also see other information, such as MAC address, IP address, FW version, number of clients that associate to
each thin AP, and upload/download speed.
Figure 4-9. AP Management screen, Registered APs highlighted.
Moving the mouse over MAC address of each managed AP will also display relevant RF infofmation such as channel mode, current channel, antenna being used, and transmit output power.
Figure 4-10. AP Management screen, RF information.
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4.5 Manage the extender-managed APs
To configure and manage the managed APs:
1. E nter the web page of the Wireless Ethernet Extender in AC mode and go to Management —> AP Management. The
following screen appears.
Figure 4-11. AP Management screen.
The Wireless Ethernet Extender AP in Virtual AC+Thin AP mode on the list is
highlighted in bold font. Select it and press “Radio” to configure its radio setting, including channel bandwidth, channel, antenna,
and output power.
Figure 4-12. AP Management screen, Radio button highlighted.
Besides radio setting, you may also reboot the managed AP, change its IP address, and upgrade the firmware for a managed AP.
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4.6 Firmware Upgrade for the Ethernet Extender in AC mode
For firmware upgrade, you may choose to upgrade the selected managed AP by pressing “Upgrade Selected,” or do the group
upgrade by pressing “Upgrade All.”
Before upgrading the managed AP, you need to locate the new firmware in the Wireless Ethernet Extender. Go to Management
—> Firmware Upload, browse the firmware file where it is located, click “Upload” and Click “OK.”
Figure 4-13. Upgrade Firmware screen.
Figure 4-14. Upload Firmware screen.
Then go back to Management > AP Management to do single or group updates.
Figure 4-15. AP Management screen, Upgrade.
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4.7 Monitor the Ethernet Extender-Managed AP
To view each managed AP’s status, go to Status —> Managed APs. Besides viewing device information such as device name,
MAC address, IP address, and FW version, you may also monitor the wireless clients that are currently associated with the managed APs as well as packets statistics.
Figure 4-16. Managed APs screen.
4.8 Configure the Fat AP mode
Fat AP mode operates as standalone AP that cannot be managed by the Wireless Ethernet Extender.
To switch from Virtual AC mode to Fat AP mode, go to Management —> System Settings. From the Device Mode drop-down
list, select “Fat AP” and press “YES” to make the change take effect.
Figure 4-17. System settings.
To switch from default mode Thin AP to Fat AP mode for the first time configuration, go to Basic Settings. From the Device Mode
drop-down list, select “Fat AP” and press “YES” to make the change take effect.
Figure 4-18. Basic Settings screen.
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The Fat AP covers “AP mode,” “Wireless Client mode,” “Bridge mode,” and “AP Repeater mode.”
4.8.1 AP Mode
1. C
hoose Wireless —> Basic Settings. The default is AP mode already. Here, you can set the parameters to optimize your application, or you can leave them as the default. Click “Apply” to save the parameters.
Figure 4-19. Wireless Basic Settings screen.
2. If security is required, open Wireless —> Profile Setting and enter “VAP Profile 1 Settings” as below. You may set the parameters such as “Network Authentication” and “Data Encryption” for more secure network communication in your application.
Click “Apply” to save the parameters.
Figure 4-20. VAP Profile1 Settings screen.
3. Y
ou may configure Network Authentication and Data Encryption parameters for more secure network communication in your
application. After you configure these parameters, click “Apply” to save the parameters.
Figure 4-21. VAP1 Profile Settings screen.
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4. T o decrease the chances of data retransmission at long distances, †he extender can automatically adjust proper ACK timeout
value by specifying the distance between the nodes. Go to WIreless —> Advanced Settings and fill in the
number in the Distance field. If the distance is below 3280 feet (1000 meters), do not change it.
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Figure 4-22. Advanced settings screen specifying distance.
4.8.2 Wireless Client Mode
1. C
hoose Wireless —> Basic Settings. Then you will see the “Wireless Basic Settings” page. Choose “Wireless Client” from
Wireless Mode, and click “Apply” to save it. You can then change the other parameters to optimize your application before
clicking “Apply.”
Figure 4-23. Basic Settings page.
2. Click the “Site Survey” button beside Wireless Mode. It will scan all the
available access points within coverage. Select the one you prefer to connect to, and click “Selected” to establish the connection.
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Figure 4-24. Select the preferred extender.
Figure 4-25. Wireless Site Survey screen.
3. If the AP you connect to require authentication or encryption keys, click “Profile Settings” in the left column, fill out the corresponding items, and click “ Apply” for data encryption.
Figure 4-26. Basic Settings screen, Wireless tab.
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4. T o check whether the association with the extender has been successfully made, go to Status —> Connections. If the connection is established, it will display association information including MAC addres, wireless mode, signal strength, and connection
time.
Figure 4-27. Association list.
4.8.3 Bridge Mode
1. C
hoose Wireless —> Basic Settings. Then you will see the “Wireless Basic Settings” page. Choose “Bridge” from Wireless
Mode, and click “Apply” to save it. You can change the other parameters to optimize your application before clicking “Apply.”
Figure 4-28. Wireless Basic Settings screen.
2. G
o to “WDS Settings” in “Wireless,” type in the MAC address of the remote bridge to “Remote AP MAC Address 1” field and
click “Apply.”
Figure 4-29. WDS Settings screen.
NOTE: T he bridge uses the WDS protocol that is not defined as the standard, so compatibility issues between equipment from
different vendors may arise. Moreover, Tree or Star shape network topology should be used in all WDS use-cases (i.e. if
AP2 and AP3 are specified as the WDS peers of AP1, AP2 should not be specified as the WDS peer of AP3 and AP3
should not be specified as the WDS peer of AP2 in any case). Mesh and Ring network topologies are not supported by
WDS, so do not use them.
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epeat the above procedures to configure the remote IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wireless Ethernet Extender.
2. Enter the actual distance in meters. For example, if the distance between the two VAC bridges is 3 kilometers, enter 3000 in
the field.
Figure 4-30. Advanced settings screen.
3. Use ping to check whether the link between the two bridges is OK.
4. T o check the wireless connectivity, go to Status —> Connections. If the
connection is established, it will display association information of the remote bridge, including MAC address, wireless mode,
signal strength, and connection time.
Figure 4-31. Association list screen.
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1. C
hoose Wireless > Basic Settings. Choose “AP Repeater” from Wireless Mode, and click “Apply” to save it. You can also
change the other parameters to optimize your application before clicking “Apply.”
Figure 4-32. Wireless Basic Settings screen.
To establish a point-to-point bridge connection, follow the procedures described in Bridge mode. To connect the wireless client to
the AP, follow the procedures described in Wireless Client mode.
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5. Navigate the Web Configurator
5.1 Virtual AC+Thin AP Mode
5.1.1 Status
View Basic Information
Open “Information” in “Status” to check the basic information of the Wireless Ethernet Extender, which is read only. Information
includes system information, IP settings, and wireless network setting. Click “Refresh” at the bottom of the page to display the
real-time information.
Figure 5-1. Information screen.
View Managed APs
Open “Managed APs” in “Status” to check information of managed AP such as device name, MAC address, IP address, numbers
of associated clients, and uploaded/downloaded packets. All options are read only. Click “Refresh” at the bottom of the page to
update the list.
Figure 5-2. Managed APs screen.
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View Wireless Users
Open “Wireless Users” in “Status” to check the information of all the wireless clients such as MAC address, SSID of the managed
APs that are associated with, signal strength, connection up time, and uploaded/downloaded packets. All options are read only.
Click “Refresh” at the bottom of the page to update the list.
Figure 5-3. Wireless Users screen.
View DHCP Client Table
Open “DHCP Clients” in “Status” as shown next to check the assigned IP address, MAC address, and lease time for each DHCP
client. Click “Refresh” to update the table.
Figure 5-4. DHCP Clients screen.
5.1.2 Wireless Settings
Wireless Settings allow you to configure wireless parameters, security method, access control, and flow control for your Wireless
Ethernet Extender.
NOTE: The configuration will also apply on all the other VAC-managed APs.
Wireless Networks (VAP Profiles Settings)
The IEEE 802.11n VAC Access Point allows up to 8 virtual SSIDs on a single BSSID and to configure different profile settings such
as security and VLAN ID to each SSID. To create a virtual AP, you may check the Enable box of the profile and click on the profile
(eg. Profile 2) to configure wireless and security settings. Hit Apply to active the profile.
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Figure 5-5. Wireless Networks screen.
Figure 5-6. VAP Profile1 Settings screen.
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Basic Setting
SSID: This wireless network name is shared among all associated devices in your wireless network. Keep it identical on all those
devices.
NOTE: The SSID is case-sensitive and cannot exceed 32 characters.
Description: Name of the VAP profile
Broadcast SSID: In AP mode, hiding the network name is necessary when you are in a wireless environment that may have
potential risk. By disabling broadcast SSID, the STA cannot scan and find the Wireless Ethernet Extender, so that malicious attack
by an illegal STA can be avoided.
Wireless Separation: Wireless separation is an ideal way to enhance the security of network transmission. Enabling “Wireless
Separation” can prevent the communication among associated wireless clients.
WMM Support: WMM (Wi-Fi Multimedia) is a subset of 802.11e. It allows wireless communication to define a priority limit on the
basis of data type under AP mode only, thus those time-sensitive data, like video/audio data, may own a higher priority than
common ones. To enable WMM, the wireless client should also support it. By default, it is enabled and cannot be disabled in
b/g/n mode.
Max. Station Number: By default the “Max. Station Num” the VAC Access Point will only allow up to 32 wireless clients to
associate with for better bandwidth for each client. Tick the box and enter the preferable limits for maximum client association
number.
Security Setting
To prevent unauthorized radios from accessing data transmitting over the connectivity, the IEEE 802.11a/n VAC Access Point
provides you with rock-solid security settings.
Figure 5-7. VAP Profile1 Settings screen.
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Network Authentication
Open System: Allows any device to join the network without performing any security check.
Shared Key: Data encryption and key are required for wireless authentication (Not available in Bridge/AP Repeater mode).
Legacy 802.1x: Provides the rights to access the wireless network and wired Ethernet. With User and PC identity, centralized
authentication as well as dynamic key management, it reduces the security risk. To serve the 802.1x, at least one EAP type should
be supported by the RADIUS Server, AP and wireless client.
WPA with RADIUS: Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) is a subset of the IEEE 802.11i standard. With warrant (username, password
and etc.) offered by user, this kind of authentication can be realized with specific RADIUS server. This is the common way to be
adopted in large enterprise network.
WPA2 with RADIUS: WPA2 (IEEE 802.11i) is a wireless security standard that defines stronger encryption, authentication and key
management than WPA. If it is selected, AES encryption and RADIUS server are required.
WPA&WPA2 with RADIUS: It provides options of WPA (TKIP) or WPA2 (AES) for the client. If it is selected, the data encryption
type must be TKIP + AES and the RADIUS server must be set.
NOTE: If Radius-relevant authentication type is selected, go to Wireless—>Radius Settings for further radius server configuration.
WPA-PSK: It is a simplified WPA mode with no need for specific authentication server. In this so-called WPA Pre-Shared Key, all
you have to do is just pre-enter a key in each WLAN node. This is commonly used in large and middle enterprise, as well as
residential networks.
WPA2-PSK: As a new version of WPA, only all the clients support WPA2, can it be available. If it is selected, the data encryption
can only be AES and the passphrase is required.
WPA-PSK&WPA2-PSK: Available in AP mode, it provides options of WPA (TKIP) or WPA2 (AES) encryption for the client. If it is
selected, the data encryption can only be TKIP + AES and the passphrase is required.
Data Encryption
If data encryption is enabled, the key is required and other wireless devices can communicate only if they share the same key.
None: Available only when the authentication type is open system.
64 bits WEP: It is made up of 10 hexadecimal numbers.
128 bits WEP: It is made up of 26 hexadecimal numbers.
152 bits WEP: It is made up of 32 hexadecimal numbers.
TKIP: Temporal Key Integrity Protocol, which is a kind of dynamic encryption, is used with WPA-PSK, etc.
AES: Advanced Encryption Standard, it is commonly used with WPA2-PSK, WPA, WPA2, etc.
TKIP + AES: It allows for backwards compatibility with devices using TKIP.
NOTE: We strongly recommend you enable wireless security on your network!
NOTE: Only Wireless Ethernet Extenders and wireless clients with the same Authentication, Data Encryption, and Key can
communicate.
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Network Basic Setting
Figure 5-8. Network Basic Setting screen.
Network Mode: Specify the network mode. It includes Bridge and Router. When switched to Router mode, the LAN IP address
for web page access will become 192.168.0.99.
Wireless Protocols
Allows the user to change country code, 802.11 mode and other advanced parameters for the Wireless Ethernet Extender.
Figure 5-9. Wireless Basic Settings screen.
Basic Settings
Country Region: The availability of some specific channels and/or operational frequency bands is country-dependent.
802.11 Mode: The IEEE 802.11n VAC Access Point can communicate with wireless devices using 802.11b/g or 802.11b/g/n.
Data Rate: Usually “Auto” is preferred. Under this rate, the IEEE 802.11n VAC Access Point will automatically select the highest
available rate to transmit. In some cases, for example where there is no great demand for speed, you can set a relatively low
transmit rate and get longer distance.
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Advanced Settings
Figure 5-10. Advanced Settings screen.
A-MPDU/A-MSDU Aggregation: The data rate of your AP except wireless client mode could be enhanced greatly with this option
enabled; however, if your wireless clients don’t support A-MPDU/A-MSDU aggregation, we do not recommend enabling it.
Short GI: Under 802.11n mode, enables better data rate if there is no negative compatibility issue.
IGMP Snooping: IGMP snooping is the process of listening to IGMP network traffic. By enabling IGMP snooping, the AP will listen
to IGMP membership reports and queries, and leave messages to identify the ports that are members of multicast groups.
Multicast traffic will only be forwarded to ports identified as members of the specific multicast group.
RIFS: RIFS (Reduced Interframe Spacing) reduces overhead and thereby increases network efficiency.
HT Protect: Enable HT (High Throughput) protect to ensure HT transmission with MAC mechanism. Under 802.11n mode, wireless
client can be divided into HT STA and Non-HT STA, among which the one with HT protect enabled gets higher throughput.
Preamble Type: It defines some details on the 802.11 physical layer. “Long” and “Auto” are available.
RTS Threshold: The Wireless Ethernet Extender sends RTS (Request to Send) frames to certain receiving stations and negotiates
the sending of a data frame. After receiving an RTS, that STA responds with a CTS (Clear to Send) frame to acknowledge the
right to start transmission. The setting range is 0 to 2346 bytes. Setting it too low may result in poor network performance. Leave
We recommend using the default setting, 2346.
Fragmentation Threshold: Specify the maximum size in byte for a packet before data is fragmented into multiple packets. Setting
it too low may result in poor network performance. Leave it at its default of 2346 is recommended.
Beacon Interval: Specify the frequency interval to broadcast packets. Enter a value between 20 and 1024.
DTIM Interval: DTIM, which stands for Delivery Traffic Indication Message, is contained in the data packets. It is for enhancing the
wireless transmission efficiency. The default is set to 1. Enter a value between 1 and 255.
Channel Protection Mode: This is to avoid conflict with other wireless network and boost the ability of your device to catch all
802.11g transmissions. However, it may decrease wireless network performance. Compared to CTS-Self; the transmission amount
of CTS-RTS is much lower.
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Distance: To decrease the chances of data retransmission at long distance, the Wireless Ethernet Extender can automatically adjust
proper ACK timeout value by specifying distance of the two nodes.
Access Control
The Access Control appoints the authority to wireless client for accessing the Wireless Ethernet Extender, thus a further security
mechanism is provided. This function is available only under AP/Router mode.
Open “Access Control” in “Wireless Settings” as shown next.
Figure 5-11. Wireless Access Control screen.
Wireless Network: Select the VAP network you would like to enable access control.
Access Control Mode
If you select “Allow Listed”, only those clients whose wireless MAC addresses are in the access control list will be able to connect
to your AP. When “Deny Listed” is selected, those wireless clients on the list will not be able to connect the AP.
MAC Address
Enter the MAC address of the wireless client that you would like to list into the access control list, click “Apply” then it will be
added into the table at the bottom.
Delete Selected/All
Check the box before one or more MAC addresses of wireless client(s) that you would like to cancel, and click “Delete Selected”
or “Delete All” to cancel that access control rule.
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Traffic Shaping
This allows the administrator to manage the traffic flow to ensure optimal performance.
Figure 5-12. Traffic Shaping screen.
Enable Traffic Shaping
Check this box to control the overall bandwidth for a specific VAP network.
Interface Selection
Select the VAP network you would like to enable traffic shaping.
Outgoing Traffic Rate
This specifies maximum outgoing bandwidth to a certain rate in kbps.
Outgoing Traffic Burst
This specifies the buffer size for outgoing traffic that can be sent within a given unit of time. The suggested value is 20 KB. You
may just leave the default value there, and then the connection will be bound to the traffic shaping rule at all times. You may
decrease it to smaller value if the incoming traffic limit is smaller.
Radius Settings
RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service) is a server for remote user authentication and accounting; it plays a central
role in the network in providing the capabilities of authenticating, authorizing, accounting, auditing, alarming, and etc. It allows
an organization to maintain user profiles in a central database that all remote servers can share. If 802.1X, WPA(2) is used, you
need to configure radius settings.
Go to “RADIUS Settings” in “Wireless Settings” to make RADIUS configuration.
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Figure 5-13. RADIUS Settings.
Authentication RADIUS Server
This is for RADIUS authentication. It can communicate with RADIUS through IP Address, Port, and Shared Secret.
IP Address: Enter the IP address of the Radius Server;
Port: Enter the port number of the Radius Server;
Shared Secret: This secret, which is composed of no more than 31 characters, is shared by the Wireless Ethernet Extender and
RADIUS during authentication.
Global-Key Update
Check this option and specify the time interval between two global-key updates. Default is 3600 seconds.
TCP/IP Settings
When the Router mode is activated, the TCP/IP Settings will show up in Wireless Settings so the user can configure the TCP/IP for
the VAC-managed Access Point.
Figure 5-14. TCP/IP Settings screen.
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LAN Settings
IP Address: Specify the IP address for the Wireless Ethernet Extender .
Subnet Mask: Specify the Subnet mask for the Wireless Ethernet Extender .
DHCP Server: Select to enable or disable DHCP server on the Wireless Ethernet Extender .
DHCP IP Address Range: When the DHCP Server is enabled, users may specify DHCP IP Address Range for the Wireless Ethernet
Extender .
DHCP Subnet Mask: Specify the DHCP Subnet Mask for the Wireless Ethernet Extender .
Lease Time: Specify the lease time (15–44640 minutes) for the Wireless Ethernet Extender
NOTE: For wireless clients who want to access the unit’s web page in Router mode, type the IP address here in the browser’s
address bar to enter the web page.
Captive Portal
Captive portal is a management which allows WLAN users to easily and securely access the Internet. Under Router mode, when
captive portal is enabled, the IEEE 802.11n VAC Access Point will redirect the client to go to an authentication web page before
browsing Internet web pages. Captive portals are used on most Wi-Fi hotspots networks. Therefore, to use captive portal, you
need to find the service providers that have the additional services needed to make captive portal work.
Figure 5-15. Captive Portal screen.
To enable Captive Portal, check “Captive Portal” and select the VAP network needed for captive portal.
Radius Settings
Primary Radius Server: Enter the name or IP address of the primary radius server.
Secondary Radius Server: Enter the name or IP address of the secondary radius server if any.
Radius Auth Port: Enter the port number for authentication.
Radius Acct Port: Enter the port number for billing.
Radius Shared Secret: Enter the secret key of the radius server.
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Radius NAS ID: Enter the name of the radius server if any.
Radius Administrative-User
Radius Admin Username: Enter the username of the Radius Administrator.
Radius Admin Password: Enter the password of the Radius Administrator.
Captive Portal
UAM Portal URL: Enter the address of the UAM portal server.
UAM Secret: Enter the secret password between the redirect URL and the Hotspot.
Firewall Settings
The firewall is a system or group of systems that enforce an access control policy between two networks. It may also be defined
as a mechanism used to protect a trusted network from an un-trusted network. The Wireless Ethernet Extender uses Source IP
Filtering, Destination IP Filtering, Source Port Filtering, Destination Port Filtering, and Port Forwarding, as well as DMZ. This is
available only under Router Mode.
Source IP Filtering
Figure 5-16. Source IP Filtering screen.
You may create and activate a rule that filters a packet based on the source IP address from your local network to Internet. Check
“Enable Source IP Filtering” to activate rule.
Local IP Address: Enter the IP address you would like to restrict.
Comment: Make comments to record your filtering rule.
Click Apply and the IP address will be added in the list. To delete the IP address from filtering, click Select checkbox of the designated IP address and click the Delete Selected button. You may delete all the IP addresses in the list by clicking Delete All.
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Destination IP Filtering
Figure 5-17. Destination IP Filtering screen.
You may create and activate a rule that filters a packet based on the destination IP address to restrict the local computers from
accessing certain websites. Check “Enable Destination IP Filtering” to activate rule.
Destination IP Address: Enter the IP address to be restricted.
Comment: Make comments to record your filtering rule.
Click Apply and the IP address will be added in the list. To delete the IP address from filtering, click Select checkbox of the
designated destination IP address and click the Delete Selected button. You may delete all the IP addresses in the list by clicking
Delete All.
Source Port Filtering
Figure 5-18. Source Port Filtering screen.
You may create and activate a rule that filters a packet based on the source port from your local network to Internet. Check
“Enable Source Port Filtering” to activate rule.
Port Range: Enter the port range you would like to restrict.
Protocol: Select port protocol: Both, TCP, UDP.
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Comment: Make comments to record your filtering rule.
Click Apply and the IP address will be added in the list. To delete the restricted source ports, click Select checkbox of the designated ports and click the Delete Selected button. You may delete all the IP addresses in the list by clicking Delete All.
Destination Port Filtering
Figure 5-19. Destination Port Filtering screen.
You may create and activate a rule that filters a packet based on the destination port from your local network to Internet. Check
“Enable Destination Port Filtering” to activate rule.
Port Range: Enter the port range you would like to restrict.
Protocol: Select port protocol: Both, TCP, UDP.
Comment: Make comments to record your filtering rule.
Click Apply and the IP address will be added in the list. To delete the restricted destination ports, click Select checkbox of the
designated ports and click the Delete Selected button. You may delete all the IP addresses in the list by clicking Delete All.
Port Forwarding
Figure 5-20. Port Forwarding screen.
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Port forwarding allows you to automatically redirect common network services to a specific machine behind the NAT firewall.
These settings are only necessary if you wish to host some a server such as a web server or mail server on the private local
network behind the Wireless Ethernet Extender NAT firewall.
5.1.3 Management
The Wireless Ethernet Extender can manage up to 50 VAC-managed APs. The Wireless Ethernet Extender provides thin AP
management for editing the VAC-managed AP settings, upgrading the firmware, and monitoring, etc.
AP Management
AP Management allows you to configure and upgrade the VAC-managed APs. Select the VAP-managed AP you would like to
specifically configure.
Figure 5-21. AP Management screen.
Restart: Restart the selected VAC-managed AP.
Rename: Rename the selected VAC-managed AP.
Set IP: Assign a static IP address for the selected VAC-managed AP or obtain the IP address from the Wireless Ethernet Extender in
AC mode. Default is DHCP client.
Figure 5-22. DHCP Client/Static IP screen.
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Radio: Allows you to configure the channel bandwidth, operating channel, antenna, and output power for the selected VACmanaged Access Point.
Figure 5-23. Radio channel screen.
From the AP Management list, move the mouse cursor to the MAC address of the selected VAC-managed AP the screen will pop
up radio configuration information.
AP Management
Figure 5-24. AP Management screen.
Upgrade Selected: Upgrade firmware for the selected Wireless Ethernet Extender.
NOTE: You need to upload the firmware file into the Wireless Ethernet Extender mode before upgrading firmware;
otherwise, a window will pop up saying TAP firmware hasn’t been uploaded.
Figure 5-25. TAP Firmware prompt.
Upgrade All: Click to upgrade all the VAC-managed APs simultaneously.
Refresh: Refresh the AP management list manually.
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System Settings
Allows you to configure device and IP settings for the Wireless Ethernet Extender in AC mode.
Figure 5-26. System Settings screen.
Device Settings
Device Mode: Three modes are provided: AC+Thin AP, Thin AP, and FAT AP. Select AC+Thin AP to have the device act as a virtual
access controller to manage other VAC-managed APs on your network. Select “Thin AP” to have the VAC Access Point managed
by the VAC AP in AC mode. Select FAT AP to perform as a standalone AP, neither managing nor managed by other VAC APs.
Device Name: Specify the device name, which is composed of no more than 15 characters with (0-9), (A-Z), (a-z) or (-).
Ethernet Data Rate: Specify the transmission rate of data for Ethernet. Default is Auto.
Spanning Tree: Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) is a link management protocol for AP which provides path redundancy while
preventing loops in a network. STP allows only one active path at a time between the access points but establishes the redundant
link as a backup if the initial link fails.
STP Forward Delay: STP Forward Delay is the time spent in detecting and learning network tree topology state before entering
the forward state. Default time value is 1 sec.
IP Address Assignment
Figure 5-27. IP Address Assignment screen.
Obtain IP Address Automatically: If a DHCP server exists in your network, you can check this option, so the IWireless Ethernet
Extender can obtain IP settings automatically from the DHCP server.
Use Fixed IP Address: Check this option.You have to specify a static IP address, subnet mask, default gateway and DNS server for
the Wireless Ethernet Extender manually. Make sure the specified IP address is unique on your network in order to prevent IP
conflict.
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DHCP Server
The Wireless Ethernet Extender in AC mode can perform a DHCP server to assign IP address to the VAC-managed APs. Default is
enabled.
Figure 5-28. DHCP Server screen.
DHCP IP Address Range: Specify the IP range.
DHCP Subnet Mask: Specify the DHCP Subnet Mask.
DHCP Gateway: Specify the gateway address.
Lease Time: Specify the DHCP lease time.
Time Settings
Compliant with NTP, the IEEE 802.11n VAC Access Point is capable of keeping its time in complete accord with the Internet time.
To use this feature, check “Enable NTP Client Update” in advance.
Figure 5-29. Time Settings screen.
Current Time
Display the present time in Yr, Mon, Day, Hr, Min and Sec.
Time Zone Select
Select the time zone from the dropdown list.
NTP Server
Select the time server from the “NTP Server” dropdown list. or manually input the IP address of available time server into
“Manual IP”.
Firmware Upgrade
Besides upgrading firmware for the Wireless Ethernet Extender in AC mode, it also provides firmware update for the
VAC-managed APs.
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Figure 5-30. Upgrade Firmware screen.
Upload AC Firmware
Allows the network administrator to upgrade firmware for the Wireless Ethernet Extender in AC mode.
Upload TAP Firmware
Before updating the firmware for the VAC-managed APs, you need to upload the firmware into the VAC Access Point in AC mode
that allows the virtual controller AP to do the firmware upgrade for VAC-managed APs.
CAUTION: Do NOT cut the power off during upgrade; otherwise, the system may crash!
Backup/ Retrieve Settings
We strongly recommend you back up configuration information in case of something unexpected. If tragedy hits your device, you
may have access to restore the important files by the backup. All these can be done by the local or remote computer.
Figure 5-31. Backup configuration screen.
Save AC Settings to File
Click Save to export the configuration file of the Wireless Ethernet Extender in AC mode. Then the configuration file ac.cfg will be
generated and saved to the specified location.
Save TAP Settings to File
Click Save to export the configuration file of the Wireless Ethernet Extender. Then the configuration file tap.cfg will be generated
and saved to the specified location.
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Load Settings from File
Import ac.cfg load into the VAC Access Point in AC mode.
Restore Factory Default Settings
The IEEE 802.11n VAC Access Point provides two ways to restore the factory default settings:
Restore factory default settings via Web
From Configuration File in Management, click Reset restore factory default settings.
Figure 5-32. Configuration file screen.
Restore factory default settings via Reset Button
If software in the Wireless Ethernet Extender unexpectedly crashes and you can no longer reset the unit via Web, you may do a
hardware reset via the reset button. Press and hold the button for at least 5 seconds and then release it until the PWR LED blinks.
The hardware reset will take about 2 minutes to complete.
Reboot
You can software reboot your Wireless Ethernet Extender from Configuration File in Management as described next:
Figure 5-33. Rebooting from the Configuration screen.
Click “Reboot” and c lick “Yes” when prompt appears to start reboot process. This takes a few minutes.
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Password Settings
You can change the password for your Wireless Ethernet Extender.
Figure 5-34. Password Settings screen.
Current Password
Enter the current password.
New Password
Enter the new password.
Confirm Password
Enter the new password again for confirmation.
NOTE: The password is case-sensitive and its length cannot exceed 19 characters!
Syslog Settings
The Wireless Ethernet Extender provides remote syslog management by sending logs to an external syslog server. The log can be
also sent through Email.
Figure 5-35. Syslog Settings screen.
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Remote Syslog Server
Enable Remote Syslog: Enable to send log to remote syslog server.
IP Address: Specify the IP address of the remote server.
Port: Specify the port number of the remote server.
Send Syslog via Email
Log Schedule: Configure the frequency of logs being sent. Five scheduling options are provided: Never, Hourly, Daily, Weekly, and
When log is full.
Severity Level: Choose All to send all the logs or Alert to send only the alert messages.
Send Log to: Specify the email address where you would like to send the log.
Day for Sending Log: When Weekly scheduling is selected, you may specify which week day to send the log.
Time for Sending Log: Specify the time of the day to send the log.
Clear Log: To clear log after sending logs via email, check the After Sending Mail checkbox.
Mail Server Setting
Send Log From: Enter the email address of the mail server.
Mail Subject: Type a title to be presented in the subject line of the log email message.
SMTP Server: Enter the IP address of the SMTP sever.
SMTP Authentication: If you want to use SMTP authentication, check SMTP Authentication checkbox and enter the user account
and password.
System Log
System log record and display all logs and alert message in this page. Once the log entries are all used, the log will wrap around
and the old logs will be deleted. You may click Clear to delete logs manually as well.
Figure 5-36. System Log screen.
System Alert
System alert record and events occurred on both Wireless Ethernet Extender in AC mode and VAC-managed AP in this page.
Once the log entries are all used, the log will wrap around and the old logs will be deleted. Click Clear to delete logs manually as
well.
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Figure 5-37. System Alert screen.
5.1.4 Tools
The IEEE 802.11n VAC Access Points provide two tools to test the link status with other VAC-managed Access Points or anyone on
the network.
Ping
Figure 5-38. Ping screen.
Ping Address
Enter IP address of the remote destination.
Ping Count
Enter the number of pings.
Packet Size
Specify ping packet size.
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Trace Route
This tool is used to discover the routes that packets take when traveling to the destination destination.
Figure 5-42. Trace Route screen.
Destination IP Address
Enter IP address of the remote destination and click Start to start.
5.2 Thin AP Mode
5.2.1 Information
You may see some VAC-managed AP’s basic information such as model name, firmware version, MAC address, current up time,
registration status as well as MAC address.
Figure 5-39. Information screen.
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5.2.2 Basic Settings
Allows you to configure device and IP settings for the VAC-managed AP.
Figure 5-40. Basic Settings screen.
General Settings
Device Mode: Three modes are provided: AC+Thin AP, Thin AP, FAT AP. Select AC+Thin AP to have the device act as virtual
access controller to manage other VAC-managed APs on your network. Select “Thin AP” to have the VAC Access Point managed
by the VAC AP in AC mode. Select FAT AP to perform as a standalone AP, neither managing nor managed by other VAC APs.
Device Name: Specify the device name, which is composed of no more than 15 characters with (0-9), (A-Z), (a-z) or (-).
Ethernet Data Rate: Specify the transmission rate of data for Ethernet. Default is Auto.
IP Address Assignment
Obtain IP Address Automatically: If a DHCP server exists in your network, you can check this option, thus the IEEE 802.11n VAC
Access Pioint is able to obtain IP settings automatically from the DHCP server.
Use Fixed IP Address: Check this option. You have to specify a static IP address, subnet mask, default gateway and DNS server for
the VAC Access Point manually. Make sure the specified IP address is unique on your network in order to prevent IP conflict.
Enable 802.1Q VLAN
To be able to access the web page of the VAC-managed AP in the VLAN network, you need to assign the VLAN management ID
for the VAC-managed AP. Note that the ID on the switch must be identical of the AP’s VLAN ID. Check Enable 802.1Q VLAN
checkbox to activate it.
Management VLAN ID: Enter the VLAN ID.
5.3 FAT AP Mode
5.3.1 Status
View Basic Information
Open “Information” in “Status” to check the basic information of the Wireless Ethernet Extender, which is read only. Information
includes system information, LAN settings, wireless setting, and interface status. Click “Refresh” at the bottom for real-time
information.
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Figure 5-41. Information screen.
View Association List
Open “Connections” in “Status” to check the information of associated wireless devices such as MAC address, signal strength,
connection time, IP address, etc. All options are read only. Click “Refresh” at the bottom to update the current association list.
Figure 5-42. Association List.
By clicking on the MAC address of the selected device on the web, you may see more details including device name, connection
time, signal strength, noise floor, ACK timeout, link quality, IP information, current data rate, and current TX/RX packets.
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Figure 5-43. Association Node Details screen.
View Network Flow Statistics
Open “Statistics” in “Status” to check the data packets received on and transmitted from the wireless and Ethernet ports. Click
“Refresh” to view current statistics.
Figure 5-44. Statistics screen.
Poll Interval
Specify the refresh time interval in the box beside “Poll Interval” and click “Set Interval” to save settings. “Stop” helps to stop the
auto refresh of network flow statistics.
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View ARP Table
Open “ARP Table” in “Status” as below. Click “Refresh” to view current table.
Figure 5-45. ARP Table screen.
View Bridge Table
Open “Bridge Table” in “Status” as shown next. Click “Refresh” to view current connected status.
Figure 5-46. Bridge Table screen.
View Active DHCP Client Table
Open “DHCP Clients” in “Status” as shown next to check the assigned IP address, MAC address, and time expired for each DHCP
leased client. Click “Refresh” to view the current table.
Figure 5-47. DHCP Clients screen.
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View Network Activities
The network activities allows you to monitor the current Wireless and Ethernet TX/RX data traffic in graphical and numerical form
on the Web of the Skyport. The chart scale and throughput dimension (Bps, Kbps, Mbps) changes dynamically according to the
mean throughput value. Throughput statistics can be updated manually using the “Refresh” button.
Figure 5-48. Network Activities screen.
5.3.2 System
Basic System Settings
Device Settings
Device Mode: Three modes are provided: AC+Thin AP, Thin AP, FAT AP. Select AC+Thin AP to have the device act as virtual access
controller to manage other VAC-managed APs on your network. Select “Thin AP” to have the VAC Access Point managed by the
VAC AP in AC mode. elect FAT AP to perform as a standalone AP, neither managing nor managed by other VAC APs.
Device Name: Specify the device name, which is composed of no more than 15 characters with (0-9), (A-Z), (a-z) or (-).
Network Mode: Specify the network mode, including Bridge and Router. It is easy to configure parameters in Bridge Mode;
however, users must pay extra attention to the way they configure the device when it is set to Router Mode. For details, please
refer to TCP/IP Settings.
Ethernet Data Rate: Specify the transmission rate of data for Ethernet. Default is Auto.
Country Region: The availability of some specific channels and/or operational frequency bands is country dependent.
Spanning Tree: Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) is a link management protocol for AP which provides path redundancy while
preventing loops in a network. STP allows only one active path at a time between the access points but establish the redundant
link as a backup if the initial link fails.
STP Forward Delay: STP Forward Delay is the time spent in detecting and learning network tree topology state before entering
the forward state. Default time value is 1 sec.
GPS Coordinate Settings
The GPS Coordinate Setting helps you mark the latitude and longitude of the Wireless Ethernet Extender. Just enter the
coordinates and click the Apply button.
TCP/IP Settings
Open “TCP/IP Settings” in “System” as shown next to configure the parameters for the LAN that connects to the LAN port of the
Wireless Ethernet Extender. In this page, users may change the settings for IP Address, Subnet Mask, and DHCP Server.
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Figure 5-49. TCP/IP Settings screen.
Obtain IP Address Automatically: If a DHCP server exists in your network, you can check this option, so the Wireless Ethernet
Extender can obtain IP settings automatically from that DHCP server.
NOTES:
When the IP address of the VAC Access Point is changed, the clients on the network often need to wait for a while or even
reboot before they can access the new IP address. For an immediate access to the bridge, flush the netbios cache on the client
computer by running the “nbtstat –r” command before using the device name of the Wireless Ethernet Extender to access its
Web Management page.
In case the Wireless Ethernet Extender is unable to obtain an IP address from a valid DHCP server, it will fall back to default static
IP address.
Use Fixed IP Address: Check this option. You have to specify a static IP address, subnet mask, default gateway and DNS server for
the VAC ACCESS POINT manually. Make sure the specified IP address is unique on your network in order to prevent IP conflict.
If the IEEE 802.11n VAC Access Point is configured as Router mode, you need to configure some additional TCP/IP parameters for
accessing the Internet.
Figure 5-50. TCP/IP Settings screen, WAN and LAN Settings.
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WAN Settings: Specify the Internet access method to Static IP, DHCP, or PPPOE. Users must enter WAN IP Address, Subnet Mask,
and Gateway settings provided by your ISPs.
LAN Settings: When DHCP Server is disabled, users can specify IP address and subnet mask for the Wireless Ethernet Extender
manually. Make sure the specified IP address is unique on your network in order to prevent IP conflict. When DHCP Server is
enabled, users may specify DHCP IP Address Range, DHCP Subnet Mask, DHCP Gateway and Lease Time (15–44640 minutes).
A DHCP relay agent is used to forward DHCP requests and replies between clients and servers when they are not on the same
physical subnet. To enable the DHCP relay agent, check the “Enable DHCP Relay” checkbox and enter the IP address of the DHCP
server.
WARNING:
In AP mode, the IEEE 802.11n VAC Access Point must establish connection with another wireless device before it is set to Router
mode. To access the unit in Router mode via wired port, type the WAN IP address to enter the web page for WAN on the wired
port and LAN the on wireless port. Or, you can access device through the wireless device connected with the Wireless Ethernet
Extender.
In wireless client mode, users can access the Wireless Ethernet Extender via its wired port, for WAN is on wireless port and LAN is
on wired port when device is set to Router mode.
Bridge mode and AP Repeater mode are similar to AP mode when device is set to Router mode; WAN is on wired port and LAN
is on wireless port. Thus users must also connect the Wireless Ethernet Extender with another wireless device before it is set to
Router mode and access the VAC Access Point via the connected wireless device.
Time Settings
Compliant with NTP, the Wireless Ethernet Extender can keep its time in accord with the Internet time. To use this feature, check
Enable NTP Client Update in advance.
Figure 5-51. Time Settings screen.
Current Time
Display the present time in Yr, Mon, Day, Hr, Min, and Sec.
Time Zone Select
Select the time zone from the dropdown list.
NTP Server
Select the time server from the “NTP Server” dropdown list. Or manually input the IP address of the available time server into
“Manual IP.”
RADIUS Settings
RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service) is a server for remote user authentication and accounting; playing a central
role in the network in providing the capabilities of authenticating, authorizing, accounting, auditing, alarming, etc. It allows an
organization to maintain user profiles in a central database that all remote servers can share. If 802.1X, WPA(2) is used, you need
to configure radius settings.
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Open “RADIUS Settings” in “System” to make RADIUS configuration.
Figure 5-52. RADIUS Settings screen.
Authentication RADIUS Server
This is for RADIUS authentication. It can communicate with RADIUS through IP Address, Port, and Shared Secret.
IP Address: Enter the IP address of the Radius Server;
Port: Enter the port number of the Radius Server;
Shared Secret: This secret, which is composed of no more than 31 characters, is shared by the IEEE 802.11n VAC Access Point and
RADIUS during authentication.
Global-Key Update
Check this option and specify the time interval between two global-key updates. Default is 3600 seconds.
Firewall Settings
The firewall is a system or group of systems that enforce an access control policy between two networks. It may also be defined
as a mechanism used to protect a trusted network from an un-trusted network. The Wireless Ethernet Extender uses Source IP
Filtering, Destination IP Filtering, Source Port Filtering, Destination Port Filtering, Port Forwarding, and DMZ. This is available only
under Router Mode.
Source IP Filtering
Figure 5-53. Source IP Filtering screen.
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You may create and activate a rule that filters a packet based on the source IP address from your local network to Internet. Check
“Enable Source IP Filtering” to activate rule.
Local IP Address: Enter the IP address you would like to restrict.
Comment: Make comments to record your filtering rule.
Click Apply and the IP address will be added in the list. To delete the IP address from filtering, click Select checkbox of the
designated IP address and click the Delete Selected button. You may delete all the IP addresses in the list by clicking Delete All.
Destination IP Filtering
Figure 5-54. Destination IP Filtering screen.
You may create and activate a rule that filters a packet based on the destination IP address to restrict the local computers from
accessing certain websites. Check “Enable Destination IP Filtering” to activate a rule.
Destination IP Address: Enter the IP address to be restricted.
Comment: Make comments to record your filtering rule.
Click Apply and the IP address will be added in the list. To delete the IP address from filtering, click Select checkbox of the
designated destination IP address and click the Delete Selected button. To delete all the IP addresses in the list, click Delete All.
Source Port Filtering
Figure 5-55. Source Port Filtering screen.
You may create and activate a rule that filters a packet based on the source port from your local network to Internet. Check
“Enable Source Port Filtering” to activate a rule.
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Port Range: Enter the port range you would like to restrict.
Protocol: Select port protocol: Both, TCP, UDP.
Comment: Make comments to record your filtering rule.
Click Apply and the IP address will be added in the list. To delete the restricted source ports, click Select checkbox of the
designated ports and click the Delete Selected button. To delete all the IP addresses in the list, click Delete All.
Destination Port Filtering
Figure 5-56. Destination Port Filtering screen.
You may create and activate a rule that filters a packet based on the destination port from your local network to Internet. Check
“Enable Destination Port Filtering” to activate rule.
Port Range: Enter the port range you would like to restrict.
Protocol: Select port protocol: Both, TCP, UDP.
Comment: Make comments to record your filtering rule.
Click Apply and the IP address will be added in the list. To delete the restricted destination ports, click Select checkbox of the
designated ports and click the Delete Selected button. To delete all the IP addresses in the list, click Delete All.
Port Forwarding
Figure 5-57. Port Forwarding screen.
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Port forwarding allows you to automatically redirect common network services to a specific machine behind the NAT firewall.
These settings are only necessary if you wish to host some sort of server like a web server or mail server on the private local
network behind th Wireless Ethernet Extender’s NAT firewall. Check the Enable Port Forwarding checkbox to activate port
forwarding.
IP Address: Enter the IP address the local server.
Protocol: Select Both, UDP, or TCP.
Port Range: Specify the port range.
Comment: Make comments to record the port forwarding rule.
UDP Pass Through
Figure 5-58. UDP Passthrough screen.
Check Enable UDP Pass through to allow all the UDPs packets to pass through the firewall.
NOTE: Opening all the UDP ports will be very likely to expose the network to intruders.
DMZ
A Demilitarized Zone is used to provide Internet services without sacrificing unauthorized access to its local private network.
Typically, the DMZ host contains devices accessible to the Internet traffic, such as Web (HTTP) servers, FTP servers, SMTP (e-mail)
servers and DNS servers. To activate DMZ, check the Enable DMZ checkbox.
Figure 5-59. DMZ screen.
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DMZ Host IP Address: Enter the local host IP address.
5.3.3 Wireless
Open “Basic Settings” in “Wireless” as shown next to make basic wireless configuration.
Figure 5-60. Wireless Basic Settings screen.
Disable Wireless LAN Interface
Check this option to disable the WLAN interface, then the wireless module of Wireless Ethernet Extender will stop working and
no wireless device can connect to it.
Operation Mode
Four operating modes are available in IEEE 802.11n VAC Access Point when it acts as a FAT AP.
AP: The Wireless Ethernet Extender establishes a wireless coverage and receives connectivity from other wireless devices.
Wireless Client: The Wireless Ethernet Extender is able to connect to the AP and thus join the wireless network around it.
Bridge: The Wireless Ethernet Extender establishes wireless connectivity with other APs by keying in remote MAC address. Please
refer to the “WDS Settings” for detailed configuration.
AP Repeater: The Wireless Ethernet Extender serves as AP and Bridge concurrently. In other words, the IEEE 802.11n VAC Access
Point can provide connectivity services for CPEs under Bridge mode.
Wireless Network Name (SSID)
This wireless network name is shared among all associated devices in your wireless network. Keep it identical on all those devices.
NOTE: The SSID is case-sensitive and can not exceed 32 characters.
Broadcast SSID
Under AP mode, hiding network name is necessary when you are in a wireless environment that may have potential risk. By |
disabling broadcast SSID, the STA can not scan and find the Wireless Ethernet Extender, so that malicious attack by some illegal
STA could be avoided.
802.11 Mode
The Wireless Ethernet Extender can communicate with 802.11b/g or 802.11b/g/n wireless devices.
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HT Protect
Enable HT (High Throughput) protect to ensure HT transmission with MAC mechanism. Under 802.11n mode, a wireless client can
be divided into HT STA and Non-HT STA, among which the one with HT protect enabled gets higher throughput.
Frequency/Channel
Channel varies much as the available band differs from country to country. Select a proper operating channel in the drop-down
list according to your situation.
Extension Channel
Only applicable to AP, AP Repeater, and 40 MHz channel width, extension channel indicates the use of channel bonding that
allows the Wireless Ethernet Extender to use two channels at once. Two options are available: Upper Channel and Lower Channel.
Channel Mode
Four levels are available: 5 MHz, 10 MHz, 20 MHz, and 40 MHz. The last one can enhance data throughput, but it takes more
bandwidth, thus it might cause potential interference.
Antenna
By default, IEEE 802.11n VAC Access Point uses its built-in antenna for directional transmission; however, if you prefer to use an
external antenna for your case-dependent applications, you can switch from “Internal (8 dBi)” to”External (N-Type).”
When External (N-Type) is selected, an Antenna Gain bar will appear to allow you specify the gain of the external antenna. The
antenna gain calculates the TX power back off needed to remain in compliance with regulations.
NOTES:
You are able to choose “External (N-Type)” only when you have installed the external antenna properly; otherwise, the Wireless
Ethernet Extender might be damaged.
The maximum output power will vary depending on the country selected in order to comply with the local
regulation.
The output power here is counted from the RF single chain only not including the 8dBi internal antenna.
Maximum Output Power (per chain)
Specify the signal transmission power. The higher the output power is, the wider the signal can cover, but the power consumption
will be greater accordingly. The output power will vary depending on each country’s regulation.
Data Rate
Usually “Auto” is preferred. Under this rate, the Wireless Ethernet Extender will automatically select the highest available rate to
transmit. In some cases, however, where there is no great demand for speed, you can have a relatively-low transmit rate for
compromise of a long distance.
Extension Channel Protection Mode
This is to avoid conflict with other wireless network and boost the ability of your device to catch all 802.11g transmissions.
However, it may decrease wireless network performance. Compared to CTS-Self; the transmission amount of CTS-RTS is much
lower.
Enable MAC Clone
Available only under wireless client mode, this hides the MAC address of the AP while it displays the one of associated wireless
client or the MAC address is designated manually.
Site Survey
Under wireless client mode, the Wireless Ethernet Extender can perform site survey, detecting information on the available access
points.
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Open “Basic Settings” in “Wireless” by clicking the “Site Survey” button beside the “Wireless Mode” option. The wireless site
survey window will pop up with a list of available AP in the vicinity. elect the AP you would like to connect and click “Selected”
to establish connection.
Figure 5-61. Wireless Site Survey screen.
VAP Profile Settings
Available in AP mode, the Wireless Ethernet Extender allows up to 16 virtual SSIDs on a single BSSID and to configure different
profile settings such as security and VLAN ID to each SSID. To create a virtual AP, you may check the Enable box of the profile and
click on the profile (eg. Profile 2) to configure wireless and security settings. Click Apply to active the profile.
Figure 5-62. VAP Profile Settings screen.
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Figure 5-63. VAP Profile1 Settings screen.
Basic Setting
Profile Name: Name of the VAP profile.
Wireless Network Name: Enter the virtual SSID for the VAP.
Broadcast SSID: In AP mode, hiding network name is necessary when you are in a wireless environment that may have potential
risk. By disabling broadcast SSID, the STA cannot scan and find the Wireless Ethernet Extender, so that malicious attack by some
illegal STA can be avoided.
Wireless Separation: Wireless separation is an ideal way to enhance the security of network transmission. Under the mode except
wireless client mode, enabling “Wireless Separation” can prevent the communication among associated wireless clients.
WMM Support: WMM (Wi-Fi Multimedia) is a subset of 802.11e. It allows wireless communication to define a priority limit on the
basis of data type under AP mode only, thus those time-sensitive data, like video/audio data, may own a higher priority than a
common one. To enable WMM, the wireless client should also support it
Max. Station Number: By checking the “Max. Station Num” the Wireless Ethernet Extender will only allow up to 32 wireless
clients to associate with for better bandwidth for each client. By disabling the checkbox the Wireless Ethernet Extender will allow
up to 128 clients to connect, but it is likely to cause network congestion or poor performance.
Security Setting
To prevent unauthorized radios from accessing data transmitting over the connectivity, the Wireless Ethernet Extender provides
you with rock-solid security settings.
Network Authentication
Open System: This allows any device to join the network without performing any security check.
Shared Key: Data encryption and key are required for wireless authentication (Not available in Bridge/AP Repeater mode).
Legacy 802.1x: This provides the rights to access the wireless network and wired Ethernet. With User and PC identity, centralized
authentication as well as dynamic key management, it controls the security risk of wireless network to the lowest. To serve the
802.1x, at least one EAP type should be supported by the RADIUS Server, AP, and wireless client.
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WPA with RADIUS: Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) is a subset of the IEEE 802.11i standard. With warrant (username, password
and etc.) offered by user, this kind of authentication can be realized with specific RADIUS server. This is the common way to be
adopted in large enterprise network.
WPA2 with RADIUS: WPA2 (IEEE 802.11i) is a wireless security standard that defines stronger encryption, authentication and key
management than WPA. If it is selected, AES encryption and RADIUS server are required.
WPA&WPA2 with RADIUS: It provides options of WPA (TKIP) or WPA2 (AES) for the client. If it is selected, the data encryption
type must be TKIP + AES and the RADIUS server must be set.
NOTE: If Radius relevant authentication type is selected, please go to Wireless—>Radius Settings for further radius server
configuration.
WPA-PSK: This is a simplified WPA mode with no need for specific authentication server. In this so-called WPA Pre-Shared Key, all
you have to do is just pre-enter a key in each WLAN node and this is the common way to be adopted in large and middle
enterprise as well as residential network.
WPA2-PSK: As a new version of WPA, only if all the clients support WPA2 can it be available. If it is selected, the data encryption
can only be AES and the passphrase is required.
WPA-PSK&WPA2-PSK: Available in AP mode, this provides WPA (TKIP) or WPA2 (AES) encryption options for the client. If it is
selected, the data encryption can only be TKIP + AES and the passphrase is required.
Data Encryption
If data encryption is enabled, the key is required and only by sharing the same key with other wireless devices can the
communication be established.
None: Available only when the authentication type is open system.
64 bits WEP: This is made up of 10 hexadecimal numbers.
128 bits WEP: This is made up of 26 hexadecimal numbers.
152 bits WEP: This is made up of 32 hexadecimal numbers.
TKIP: Temporal Key Integrity Protocol, which is a kind of dynamic encryption, is used with WPA-PSK, etc.
AES: Advanced Encryption Standard, it is commonly used with WPA2-PSK, WPA, WPA2, etc.
TKIP + AES: It allows for backwards compatibility with devices using TKIP.
NOTES:
We strongly recommend you enable wireless security on your network!
Only with the same Authentication, Data Encryption and Key among the Wireless Ethernet Extender and wireless clients can the
communication be established!
VLAN
If your network uses VLANs, you can assign one SSID to a VLAN, and client devices using the SSID are grouped in that VLAN.
To allow users on the VLAN to access the Wireless Ethernet Extender’s Web page, you need to enable “Enable 802.1Q VLAN”
and assign a management VLAN ID for your device. Make sure the assigned management VLAN ID is identical to your network
VLAN ID to avoid failures in accessing the Wireless Ethernet Extender’s Web page.
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Figure 5-64. VLAN screen.
Advanced Settings
Open “Advanced Settings” in “Wireless” to make advanced wireless settings.
A-MPDU/A-MSDU Aggregation
The data rate of your AP except wireless client mode could be enhanced greatly with this option enabled; however, if your
wireless clients don’t support A-MPDU/A-MSDU aggregation, we do not recommend to enabling it.
Short GI
Under 802.11n mode, enable it to obtain a better data rate if there is no negative compatibility issue.
RTS Threshold
The Wireless Ethernet Extender sends RTS (Request to Send) frames to certain receiving station and negotiates the sending of a
data frame. After receiving an RTS, that STA responds with a CTS (Clear to Send) frame to acknowledge the right to start
transmission. The setting range is 0 to 2346 bytes. Setting it too low may result in poor network performance. We recommend
leaving it at its default of 2346.
Fragmentation Length
Specify the maximum byte size for a packet before data is fragmented into multiple packets. Setting it too low may result in poor
network performance. We recommend leaving it at its default of 2346.
Beacon Interval
Specify the frequency interval to broadcast packets. Enter a value between 20 and 1024.
DTIM Interval
DTIM, which stands for Delivery Traffic Indication Message, is contained in the data packets. It is for enhancing the wireless
transmission efficiency. The default is set to 1. Enter a value between 1 and 255.
Preamble Type
This defines some details on the 802.11 physical layer. “Long” and “Auto” are available.
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IGMP Snooping
Available in AP/Router mode, IGMP snooping is the process of listening to IGMP network traffic. By enabling IGMP snooping, the
AP will listen to IGMP membership reports, queries, and leave messages to identify the ports that are members of multicast
groups. Multicast traffic will only be forwarded to ports identified as members of the specific multicast group or groups.
RIFS
RIFS (Reduced Interframe Spacing) reduces overhead, thereby increasing network efficiency.
Link Integration
Available under AP/Bridge/AP repeater mode, this monitors the connection on the Ethernet port by checking “Enabled.” It can
inform the associating wireless clients as soon as the disconnection occurs.
TDM Coordination
Stands for “Time-Division Multiplexing Technique,” this resource reservation control mechanisms can avoid packet collisions and
send the packets much more efficiently allowing for higher effective throughput rates. This function is only available in AP/CPE
mode. We highly recommend enabling TDM coordination when there are multiple CPEs needed to connect to the AP in your
application.
LAN2LAN CPE
LAN2LAN CPE mode enables packet forwarding at layer 2 level. It is fully transparent for all the Layer 2 protocols.
Space in Meter
To decrease the chances of data retransmission at long distance, the Wireless Ethernet Extender can automatically adjust proper
ACK timeout value by specifying distance of the two nodes.
Flow Control
This allows the administrator to specify the incoming and outgoing traffic limit by checking “Enable Traffic Shaping.” This is only
available in Router mode.
NOTE: We strongly recommend you leave most advanced settings at their defaults except “Distance in Meters.” Adjust this
parameter for real distance; any modification may negatively impact the performance of your wireless network.
Access Control
The Access Control appoints the authority to wireless client on accessing IEEE 802.11n VAC Access Point, thus a further security
mechanism is provided. This function is available only under AP/Router mode.
Open “Access Control” in “Wireless Settings” as shown next.
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Figure 5-65. Wireless Access Control screen.
Profile Selection
Select the VAP network you would like to enable access control.
Access Control Mode
If you select “Allow Listed,” only those clients whose wireless MAC addresses are in the access control list will be able to connect
to your AP. When “Deny Listed” is selected, those wireless clients on the list will not be able to connect the AP.
MAC Address
Enter the MAC address of the wireless client that you would like to list in the access control list, then click “Apply” and it will be
added to the table at the bottom.
Delete Selected/All
Check the box before one or more MAC addresses of wireless client(s) that you would like to cancel, and click “Delete Selected”
or “Delete All” to cancel that access control rule.
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Traffic Shaping
This allows the administrator to manage the traffic flow to ensure optimal performance.
Figure 5-66. Traffic Shaping screen.
Overall Traffic Shaping
Check this box to control the overall bandwidth of the Wireless Ethernet Extender.
Incoming Traffic Limit: To specify the maximum incoming bandwidth to a certain rate in kbps.
Incoming Traffic Burst: To specify the buffer size for incoming traffic that can be sent within a given unit of time. The suggested
value is 20 KBytes. You may just leave the default value there, and then the connection will be bound to the traffic shaping rule at
all times. You may decrease it to smaller value if the incoming traffic limit is smaller.
Outgoing Traffic Limit: To limit the outbound traffic to a certain rate in kbit/s.
Outgoing Traffic Burst: To specify the buffer size for outbound traffic. The suggested value is 20KBytes. You may decrease it to
smaller value if the outbound traffic limit is smaller.
VAP Traffic Shaping
Check this box to control the overall bandwidth for a specific VAP network.
Incoming Traffic Limit: To specify maximum incoming bandwidth to a certain rate in kbps.
Incoming Traffic Burst: To specify the buffer size for incoming traffic that can be sent within a given unit of time. The suggested
value is 20 KBytes. You may just leave the default value there, and then the connection will be bound to the traffic shaping rule at
all times. You may decrease it to smaller value if the incoming traffic limit is smaller.
Captive Portal
Captive portal is management that allows WLAN users to easily and securely access the Internet. Under Router mode, when
captive portal is enabled, the Wireless Ethernet Extender will redirect the client to go to an authentication web page before
browsing Internet web pages. Captive portals are used on most Wi-Fi hotspots networks. Therefore, to use captive portal, you
need to find the service providers that have the additional services needed to make captive portal work.
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Figure 5-67. Captive Portal screen.
To enable Captive Portal, check “Captive Portal” and select the VAP network needed for captive portal.
Radius Settings
Primary Radius Server: Enter the name or IP address of the primary radius server.
Secondary Radius Server: Enter the name or IP address of the secondary radius server if any.
Radius Auth Port: Enter the port number for authentication.
Radius Acct Port: Enter the port number for billing.
Radius Shared Secret: Enter the secret key of the radius server .
Radius NAS ID: Enter the name of the radius server if any.
Radius Administrative-User
Radius Admin Username: Enter the username of the Radius Administrator.
Radius Admin Password: Enter the password of the Radius Administrator.
Captive Portal
UAM Portal URL: Enter the address of the UAM portal server.
UAM Secret: Enter the secret password between the redirect URL and the Hotspot.
WDS Settings
Extend the range of your network without having to use cables to link the Access Points by using the Wireless Distribution System
(WDS): Simply put, you can link the Access Points wirelessly. Open “WDS Settings” in “Wireless” as shown next:
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Figure 5-68. Wireless Broadband Access Point screen.
Enter the MAC address of another AP you wirelessly want to connect to into the appropriate field and click “Apply” to save the
settings.
NOTES:
WDS Settings is available only under Bridge and AP Repeater Mode.
Bridge uses the WDS protocol that is not defined as the standard, so compatibility issues between equipment from different
vendors may arise. Moreover, Tree or Star shape network topology should be used in all WDS use-cases (i.e. if AP2 and AP3 are
specified as the WDS peers of AP1, AP2 should not be specified as the WDS peer of AP3 and AP3 should not be specified as the
WDS peer of AP2 in any case). Mesh and Ring network topologies are not supported by WDS and should be avoided in all the
use cases.
5.3.4 Management
Password
From the “Password Settings” screen in “Management,” you can change the password to manage your Wireless Ethernet
Extender.
Figure 5-69. Password Settings screen.
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Current Password
Enter the current password.
New Password
Enter the new password.
Confirm Password
Enter the new password again for confirmation.
NOTE: The password is case-sensitive and its length cannot exceed 19 characters!
Upgrade Firmware
Open “Firmware Upload” in “Management” and follow the steps below to upgrade firmware locally or remotely through the
Wireless Ethernet Extender’s Web:
Figure 5-70. Firmware Upgrade screen.
Click “Browse” to select the firmware file you would like to load;
Click “Upload” to start the upload process;
Wait a few minutes, the VAC Access Point will reboot after successful upgrade.
CAUTION: Do NOT cut the power off during upgrade, otherwise the system may crash!
Backup/Retrieve Settings
We strongly recommend you back up configuration information in case of something unexpected. If tragedy hits your device, you
may have an access to restore the important files by the backup. All these can be done by the local or remote computer.
Open “Configuration File” in “Management” as shown next:
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Figure 5-71. Configuration File screen.
Save Setting to File
Click “Save,” and a dialog box will pop up. Save it, then the configuration file ap.cfg will be generated and saved to your local
computer.
Load Settings from File
Click “Browse,” and a file selection menu will appear. Select the file you want to load, like ap.cfg; Click “Upload” to load the file.
After automatically rebooting, new settings are applied.
Restore Factory Default Settings
The IEEE 802.11n VAC Access Point provides two ways to restore the factory default settings:
Restore factory default settings via Web
From the “Configuration File” screen, clicking “Reset” will eliminate all current settings and reboot your device, then will apply
default settings.
Figure 5-72. Configuration File screen, Reset settings to default.
Restore factory default settings via Reset Button
If software in the Wireless Ethernet Extender unexpectedly crashes, you can no longer reset the unit via Web. You may do
hardware reset via the reset button. Press and hold the button for at least 5 seconds and then release it until the PWR LED blinks.
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Reboot
You can reboot your Wireless Ethernet Extender from the “Configuration File” screen in “Management” as shown next:
Click “Reboot” and click “Yes” when the prompt appears to start reboot process. This takes a few minutes.
Figure 5-73. Configuration File screen, Reboot the device option.
Remote Management
TheWireless Ethernet Extender provides a variety of remote management, including Telnet, SNMP, FTP, SSH, HTTPS and exclusive
WISE tool, making configuration more convenient and secure.
SNMP Management
The Wireless Ethernet Extender supports SNMP for convenient remote management. Open the “SNMP Settings” screen in
“Management” shown next. Set the SNMP parameters and obtain MIB file before remote management.
Figure 5-74. SNMP Settings screen.
Protocol Version: Select the SNMP version, and keep it identical on the IEEE 802.11n VAC Access Point and the SNMP manager.
The Wireless Ethernet Extender supports SNMP v2/v3.
Server Port: Change the server port for a service if needed; however, you have to use the same port to use that service for remote
management.
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Get Community: Specify the password for the incoming Get and GetNext requests from the management station. By default, it is
set to public and allows all requests.
Set Community: Specify the password for the incoming Set requests from the management station. By default, it is set to private.
Trap Destination: Specify the IP address of the station to send the SNMP traps to.
Trap Community: Specify the password sent with each trap to the manager. By default, it is set to public and allows all requests.
Configure SNMPv3 User Profile
For SNMP protocol version 3, you can click “Configure SNMPv3 User Profile” in blue to set the details of SNMPv3 user. Check
“Enable SNMPv3 Admin/User” in advance and make further configuration.
User Name: Specify a user name for the SNMPv3 administrator or user. Only the SNMP commands carrying this user name are
allowed to access the Wireless Ethernet Extender.
Password: Specify a password for the SNMPv3 administrator or user. Only the SNMP commands carrying this password are
allowed to access the Wireless Ethernet Extender.
Confirm Password: Input that password again to make sure it is your desired one.
Access Type: Select “Read Only” or “Read and Write” accordingly.
Authentication Protocol: Select an authentication algorithm. SHA authentication is stronger than MD5 but is slower.
Privacy Protocol: Specify the encryption method for SNMP communication. None and DES are available. None means no
encryption is applied. DES is a Data Encryption Standard that applies a 58-bit key to each 64-bit block of data.
Certificate Settings
Under Wireless Client mode, when EAP-TLS is used, the RADIUS server must know which user certificates to trust. The Server can
trust all certificates issued by a given CA.
To import a user certificate, from Import User Certificates, click “Browse” and specify the location where the user certificate is
placed. Click “Import.”
Figure 5-75. User Certificates screen.
Delete User Certificate
Delete the selected user certificate.
Import User Certificates
Import the user certificate.
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5.3.5 Tools
System Log
System log is used for recording events occurred on the Wireless Ethernet Extender, including station connection, disconnection,
system reboot and etc.
Open “System Log” in “Tools” as shown next.
Figure 5-76. System Log screen.
Remote Syslog Server
Enable Remote Syslog: Enable System log to alert remote server.
IP Address: Specify the IP address of the remote server.
Port: Specify the port number of the remote server.
Ping Watch Dog
If you mess your connection up and cut off your ability the log in to the unit, the ping watchdog has a chance to reboot due to
loss of connectivity.
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Figure 5-77. Ping Watchdog screen.
Ping Watchdog
Enable Ping Watchdog: To activate ping watchdog, check this checkbox.
IP Address to Ping: Specify the IP address of the remote unit to ping.
Ping Interval: Specify the interval time to ping the remote unit.
Startup Delay: Specify the startup delay time to prevent reboot before the Wireless Ethernet Extender is fully initialized.
Failure Count To Reboot: If the ping timeout packets reached the value, the Wireless Ethernet Extender will reboot automatically.
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Appendix. ASCII
WEP can be configured with a 64-bit, 128-bit or 152-bit Shared Key (hexadecimal number or ACSII). As defined, a hexadecimal
number is represented by 0–9, A–F or a–f; ACSII is represented by 0–9, A–F, a–f, or punctuation. Each one consists of a two-digit
hexadecimal value.
Table A-1. ASCII and Hex Equivalents.
ASCII
Character
Hex
Equivalent
ASCII
Character
Hex
ASCII
Equivalent Character
Hex
Equivalent
ASCII
Character
Hex
Equivalent
!
21
9
39
Q
51
i
69
"
22
:
3A
R
52
j
6A
#
23
;
3B
S
53
k
6B
$
24
<
3C
T
54
l
6C
%
25
=
3D
U
55
m
6D
&
26
>
3E
V
56
n
6E
'
27
?
3F
W
57
o
6F
(
28
@
40
X
58
p
70
)
29
A
41
Y
59
q
71
*
2A
B
42
Z
5A
r
72
,
2B
C
43
[
5B
s
73
-
2C
D
44
\
5C
t
74
.
2D
E
45
]
5D
u
75
/
2E
F
46
^
5E
v
76
0
2F
30
G
H
47
48
_
'
5F
60
w
x
77
78
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1
2
31
I
49
a
61
y
79
32
J
4A
b
62
z
7A
3
33
K
4B
c
63
{
7B
4
34
L
4C
d
64
|
7C
5
35
M
4D
e
65
}
7D
6
36
N
4E
f
66
~
7E
7
37
O
4F
g
67
8
38
P
50
h
68
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