Enterasys RBTSA-AA User guide

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RoamAbout ®
Wireless Networking
11a/b/g Wireless Ethernet Adapter User Guide
RBTSA-AA / RBTSA-AB
P/N 9034149
CONTENTS
ABOUT THIS GUIDE
Conventions 2
Related Documentation 4
Accessing Online Documentation
Product Registration and Support
1
4
5
INTRODUCTION
Product Features 7
Security 7
Wireless Network Standards 8
Network Configuration and Planning
Example Configurations 10
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9
INSTALLING THE ETHERNET ADAPTER
Unpacking the Ethernet Adapter 11
Observing Safety Precautions 12
Deciding Where to Place the Ethernet Adapter 13
Wall-Mounting the Ethernet Adapter 13
Connecting the Ethernet Adapter 15
Connecting to a Serial Device 15
Connecting to an Ethernet Device 16
About the Client List 16
Connecting to a Hub 17
Connecting to a Network Printer 17
Connecting to a Computer 18
Checking the LED Indicators 18
Attaching An External Antenna 20
Determining if you Need to Configure the Ethernet Adapter
Using the Enterasys Networks Installation CD 23
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CONFIGURING THE ETHERNET ADAPTER
Using Secure Web Server Connection 25
Using the Enterasys Networks Wireless Infrastructure Device Manager
Using the Configuration Management System 29
Clearing and Applying System Configuration Settings 30
Changing System Properties 31
Setting IP Network Properties 32
Setting Wireless Network Properties 33
Manually Selecting Radio Channels 35
Setting Up an Ad-Hoc Network 35
Changing Wireless Security Settings 36
Changing RADIUS Settings 39
Changing SNMP Settings 40
Using the Access Control List 40
Serial Port 42
Resetting the Ethernet Adapter 45
Restoring the Ethernet Adapter to Factory Defaults 45
Upgrading the System 46
Changing the Administration Login Name and Password 47
Backing up a Configuration 48
Restoring a Configuration 48
Logging Out 48
Clearing the Ethernet Client List 49
Viewing Connection Status 49
Viewing System Summary 50
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Diagnosing Problems 51
Disconnecting the Ethernet Adapter 53
Uninstalling Software and Documentation 54
Upgrading Ethernet Adapter Firmware 54
A
OBTAINING SUPPORT FOR YOUR ENTERASYS NETWORKS
PRODUCT
Getting Help
55
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END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT
REGULATORY INFORMATION
ABOUT THIS GUIDE
This guide provides all the information you need to install and use the
Enterasys Networks 11a/b/g Wireless Ethernet Adapter in its default state.
The guide is intended for use by IT managers and experienced network
installation and administration professionals who have a basic knowledge
of current networking concepts.
If the information in the release notes that are shipped with your product
differ from the information in this guide, follow the instructions in the
release notes.
Most user guides and release notes are available in Adobe Acrobat
Reader Portable Document Format (PDF) or HTML on the Enterasys
Networks World Wide Web site:
http://www.enterasys.com/products/wireless/
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ABOUT THIS GUIDE
Conventions
Table 1 and Table 2 list conventions that are used throughout this guide.
Table 1 Notice Icons
Icon
Notice Type
Description
Information note
Information that describes important features or
instructions.
Caution
Information that alerts you to potential loss of data or
potential damage to an application, system, or device.
Achtung:
Verweist auf wichtige Informationen zum Schutz
gegen Beschadigungen.
Warning
Information that alerts you to potential personal
injury.
Warnung
Warnung vor samtlichen Handlungen, die zu Verletzung
von Personen oder Todesfallen - hervorgerufen durch
elektrische Spannung - fuhren konnen!
Table 2 Text Conventions
Convention
Screen displays
Syntax
Description
This typeface represents information as it appears on the
screen.
The word “syntax” means that you must evaluate the syntax
provided and then supply the appropriate values for the
placeholders that appear in angle brackets. Example:
To change your password, use the following syntax:
system password <password>
The words “enter”
and “type”
Keyboard key names
In this example, you must supply a password for <password>.
When you see the word “enter” in this guide, you must type
something, and then press Return or Enter. Do not press
Return or Enter when an instruction simply says “type.”
If you must press two or more keys simultaneously, the key
names are linked with a plus sign (+). Example:
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del
Conventions
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Table 2 Text Conventions (continued)
Convention
Words in italics
Description
Italics are used to:
■
■
■
Emphasize a point.
Denote a new term at the place where it is defined in the
text.
Identify menu names, menu commands, and software
button names. Examples:
From the Help menu, select Contents.
Click OK.
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ABOUT THIS GUIDE
Related
Documentation
Accessing Online
Documentation
In addition to this guide, each Ethernet Adapter documentation set
includes the following:
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Quick Start Guide—printed guide that describes basic installation.
■
Online Help—product help systems that describe how to use the
Configuration Management System and Enterasys Networks Wireless
Infrastructure Device Manager.
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Release Note—printed note that describes important product
information.
■
README.TXT file—text file located on the Enterasys Networks
Installation CD that describes last-minute product information.
The CD supplied with your Ethernet Adapter contains the following
online documentation:
■
Enterasys Networks 11a/b/g Wireless Ethernet Adapter User Guide
■
Enterasys Networks Wireless Infrastructure Device Manager Online
Help
■
Enterasys Networks 11a/b/g Wireless Ethernet Adapter Configuration
Management System Online Help
To access the online documentation from the CD:
1 Insert the Enterasys Networks Installation CD supplied with your Ethernet
Adapter in the CD-ROM drive.
The setup menu appears. If it does not appear, you can start the setup
menu from the Windows Start menu. For example: Start > Run >
d:launch.exe.
2 In the menu, click View the Documentation to view the Ethernet Adapter
User Guide.
To view the online help, install and launch the Wireless Infrastructure
Device Manager or Configuration Management System. See Chapter 3
for instructions.
Product Registration and Support
Product
Registration and
Support
5
To register your product with Enterasys Networks, go to the following
Web page:
http://www.enterasys.com/support
For support information, see “Obtaining Support for Your Enterasys
Networks Product” on page 55 or log on to the Enterasys Networks Web
site at http://www.enterasys.com/products/wireless and
navigate to the product support page.
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ABOUT THIS GUIDE
1
INTRODUCTION
Enterasys Networks wireless technology has all of the benefits of a local
area network (LAN) without the constraints and expense of network
wiring.
Enterasys Networks 11a/b/g Wireless LAN products provide easy,
affordable, flexible ways to extend wireless networks to more users. This
guide shows how you can use the Enterasys Networks 11a/b/g Wireless
Ethernet Adapter in your office or classroom to connect groups of wired
Ethernet client devices to your wireless LAN.
Product Features
Security
The Enterasys Networks 11a/b/g Wireless Ethernet Adapter includes a
robust suite of standards-based security features, and supports wireless
network standards including 802.11a and 802.11g.
To protect sensitive data broadcast over the radio, Enterasys Networks
supports Wireless Equivalent Privacy (WEP) RC4 64-bit, 128-bit and
152-bit shared-key encryption. Enterasys Networks strengthens this basic
security mechanism with additional security features, including:
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MAC address access control lists
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IEEE 802.1x per-port user authentication with RADIUS server
authentication support
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Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP)
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Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)
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WiFi Protected Access (WPA)
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Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) support: EAP-TTLS and PEAP
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CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION
Wireless Network
Standards
Understanding the characteristics of the 802.11a and 802.11g standards
can help you make the best choice for your wireless implementation plans.
802.11a
Ratified in 2002, 802.11a is IEEE’s more recent wireless standard. It
operates at the 5 GHz band and supports data rates at up to 54 Mbps.
Because there are fewer devices in the 5 GHz band, there’s less potential for
RF interference. However, because it is at an entirely different radio spectrum,
it is not compatible with 802.11g.
The higher spectrum provides about 50 m (164 ft) of coverage—about
half what 802.11g offers.
Consider 802.11a when you need high throughput in a confined space
and you are:
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Running high-bandwidth applications like voice, video, or multimedia
over a wireless network that can benefit from a five-fold increase in
data throughput.
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Transferring large files like computer-aided design files, preprint
publishing documents or graphics files, such as MRI scans for medical
applications, that demand additional bandwidth.
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Supporting a dense user base confined to a small coverage area.
Because 802.11a has a greater number of non-overlapping channels,
you can pack more wireless devices in a tighter space.
802.11g
802.11g operates in the 2.4 GHz band at up to 54 Mbps. Ratified in
2003, it supports the widest coverage—up to 100 m (328 ft). However, is
subject to a greater risk of radio interference because it operates in the more
popular 2.4 GHz band.
802.11b operates at up to 11 Mbps and supports coverage up to 100 m
(328 ft).
Network Configuration and Planning
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Consider 802.11g when you need wider coverage and vendor
compatibility and you are:
Network
Configuration and
Planning
■
Maintaining support for existing 802.11b users and the existing
wireless investment while providing for expansion into 802.11g.
■
Implementing a complete wireless LAN solution, including Ethernet
Adapters, gateways, access points and clients; Wi-Fi certification
guarantees compatibility among vendors.
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Providing access to hot spots in public spaces such as coffee shops or
university cafeterias.
The Ethernet Adapter can operate in either infrastructure or ad-hoc
mode, and can support a stand-alone wireless network configuration or
an integrated configuration with 10/100 Mbps Ethernet LANs.
Operating in infrastructure mode and connected to an Ethernet hub, a
single Ethernet Adapter can combine up to 16 client devices—such as
computers with network adapters and printers—into a multiclient
workgroup. The workgroup associates with the wired network through a
wireless LAN access point such as the Enterasys Networks 11a/b/g
Wireless LAN Access Point. Infrastructure configurations extend your
wireless LAN to devices that would otherwise have to be connected to
the wired network.
Operating in ad-hoc mode, two or more Ethernet Adapters can associate
among themselves and communicate with one another at close range
without an access point. You may wish to set up an ad-hoc network, for
example, if a group is working away from the office, or if a group in the
office needs to share files apart from the wired LAN.
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Example
Configurations
The following examples illustrate ways you can use the Ethernet Adapter to
configure Ethernet client devices into workgroups. (Details for setting up
specific configurations are in “Installing the Ethernet Adapter” on page 11.)
Wireless Infrastructure Network
You can connect several computers, including those with non-Windows
operating systems, and network printers, as shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1 Wireless Infrastructure Network
Access
Point
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Workgroup Ad-Hoc Network
You can provide flexible wireless network association for small groups in
areas that cannot be wired, as shown in Figure 2.
Figure 2 Workgroup Ad-Hoc Network
Hub
11a/b/g Wireless
Ethernet Adapter
Hub
11a/b/g Wireless
Ethernet Adapter
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INSTALLING THE ETHERNET
ADAPTER
This chapter contains the information you need to install and set up the
Ethernet Adapter. It covers the following topics:
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Unpacking the
Ethernet Adapter
Unpacking the Ethernet Adapter
Observing Safety Precautions
Deciding Where to Place the Ethernet Adapter
Connecting the Ethernet Adapter
Checking the LED Indicators
Attaching An External Antenna
Determining if you Need to Configure the Ethernet Adapter
Using the Enterasys Networks Installation CD
Make sure that you have the following items, which are included with the
Ethernet Adapter:
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■
■
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Power adapter and power cord.
Standard Category 5 unshielded twisted pair (UTP) Ethernet cable.
Rubber feet (four; used for a flat-surface installation).
Enterasys Networks Installation CD.
For wall-mounting installations, you need the following items, which
are not included with the Ethernet Adapter:
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Mounting screws.
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Plastic anchors (for drywall mounting).
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Figure 3 shows the front view of the Ethernet Adapter, including the LEDs and
connecting ports. It also shows the cradle, which is used to mount the
Ethernet Adapter to a wall or to install the Ethernet Adapter on a flat surface.
Figure 3 Ethernet Adapter
11a/b/g Wireless
Ethernet Adapter
Power Port
Serial Port
Ethernet Port
Observing Safety
Precautions
This equipment must be installed in compliance with local and national
building codes, regulatory restrictions, and FCC rules. For the safety of
people and equipment, only professional network personnel should
install the Ethernet Adapter.
WARNING: To comply with FCC radio frequency (RF) exposure limits, a
minimum body-to-antenna distance of 20 cm (8 in.) must be maintained
when the Ethernet Adapter is operational.
WARNING: To avoid possible injury or damage to equipment, you must
use either the provided power supply or power supply equipment that is
safety certified according to UL, CSA, IEC, or other applicable national or
international safety requirements for the country of use. All references to
power supply in this document refer to equipment meeting these
requirements.
WARNUNG: In Übereinstimmung mit den von der FCC (Federal
Communications Commission) festgelegten Grenzwerten für die
Einwirkung von Radiowellen muss bei Betrieb des Ethernet-Adapters der
Abstand zwischen Körper und Antenne 20 cm betragen.
WARNUNG: Zur Vermeidung möglicher Verletzungen oder Schäden am
Gerät muss entweder das mitgelieferte Netzteil oder ein Netzteil
verwendet werden, das von der UL (Underwriters Laboratories Inc.), CSA
Deciding Where to Place the Ethernet Adapter
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(Canadian Standards Organisation), IEC (International Electrotechnical
Commission) oder von anderen, nationalen oder internationalen
Sicherheitsvorschriften für das entsprechende Land zugelassen wurde.
Alle Verweise auf Netzteile in diesem Dokument beziehen sich auf
Netzgeräte, die diesen Anforderungen entsprechen.
CAUTION: The Enterasys Networks power supply (part number
61-0107-000) input relies on a 16A rated building fuse or circuit
protector for short circuit protection of the line to neutral conductors.
VORSICHT: Der Eingang des Enterasys Networks-Netzteils (Teilenummer
61-0107-000) benötigt zum Schutz vor Kurzschlüssen in den Nullleitern
eine 16-A-Sicherung oder eine Überstromsicherung.
Deciding Where to
Place the Ethernet
Adapter
Place the Ethernet Adapter in a dry, clean location near the hub,
computer, or printer that will be connected to the Ethernet Adapter. The
location must have a power source and be within the following distance
of a Wi-Fi compliant wireless LAN access point or ad-hoc wireless station:
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For 802.11a compatibility, place the Ethernet Adapter within 50 m
(164 ft) of a Wi-Fi compliant wireless LAN access point.
■
For 802.11b/g compatibility, place the Ethernet Adapter within 100 m
(328 ft) of a Wi-Fi compliant wireless LAN access point.
The location should be away from transformers, heavy-duty motors,
fluorescent lights, microwave ovens, refrigerators, or other equipment
that could cause radio signal interference.
Wall-Mounting the
Ethernet Adapter
The Ethernet Adapter comes with two plastic anchors and two flat head
mounting screws for mounting on a wall.
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To wall-mount the Ethernet Adapter:
1 1 Place the two plastic anchors into a wall, then place two flat head
mounting screws inside the plastic anchors, as shown in Figure 4.
Figure 4 Place the screw on the wall
2 Place the Ethernet Adapter onto the wall, as shown in Figure 5.
Figure 5 Place the unit onto the wall
CAUTION: Do not place the Ethernet Adapter on any type of metal
surface. Select a location that is clear of obstructions and provides good
reception.
VORSICHT: Legen Sie den Ethernet-Adapter nicht auf Metallflächen ab.
Wählen Sie einen Ort ohne Störungen und mit gutem Empfang aus.
Connecting the Ethernet Adapter
Connecting the
Ethernet Adapter
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The Ethernet Adapter has power, Ethernet, and serial ports, as shown in
Figure 6. Before connecting the Ethernet Adapter to an Ethernet device,
connect the power.
Figure 6 Connecting the Power
Power
Cable
Ethernet
Cable
Connecting to a
Serial Device
The Ethernet Adapter can also be connected to a serial device, as shown
in Figure 7. Serial cables come with a variety of connector sizes.
Figure 7 Connecting a Serial Cable
Serial Cable
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Connecting to an
Ethernet Device
The Ethernet Adapter is designed to be connected to an Ethernet client
device such as a hub, computer, or printer.
CAUTION: To avoid the possibility of a transmission loop situation between
the Ethernet Adapter and an access point, which could disrupt network
operation, do not connect a Ethernet Adapter that is set in Wireless Client
(Infrastructure) mode directly to the LAN (for example, through a wall port or
through a hub that is connected directly to the LAN).
VORSICHT: Um eine Übertragungsschleife zwischen dem
Ethernet-Adapter und einem Access Point zu verhindern, die den
Netzwerkbetrieb stören könnte, darf ein im Modus Wireless Client
(Infrastructure) (Drahtloser Client [Infrastruktur]) eingerichteter
Ethernet-Adapter nicht direkt mit dem LAN verbunden werden (z. B. über
eine Wandbuchse oder über einen direkt mit dem LAN verbundenen Hub).
About the Client List
The Ethernet Adapter supports up to 16 specific Ethernet client devices. It
uses a client list of MAC addresses to keep track of specific devices that
have been connected.
After 16 different devices have been connected, the client list is full, and
you must clear it before the next new device can associate with the
network through the Ethernet Adapter.
To clear the list, you must access the Ethernet Adapter’s Configuration
Management System. Details are in “Clearing the Ethernet Client List” on
page 49.
Connecting the Ethernet Adapter
Connecting to a Hub
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You can supply network connections for up to 16 devices, such as
computers and network printers, by connecting the Ethernet Adapter to
an Ethernet hub, as shown in Figure 8.
Figure 8 Connecting to a Hub
Hub
Access
Point
Uplink Port
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WIRE
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Ethernet Adapter
You can directly connect the Ethernet Adapter to a hub that does not have
an uplink (MDIX) port, without the need of an Ethernet crossover cable.
Connecting to a
Network Printer
You can connect a network printer directly to the Ethernet Adapter or to
a hub that is connected to the Ethernet Adapter. Used this way, the
Ethernet Adapter allows you to place network printers in areas that are
not wired for Ethernet.
1 Configure the network printer as you would for connecting it to the wired
LAN. For details on configuring the printer, see your printer documentation.
2 If necessary, configure the Ethernet Adapter to associate with your access
point.
3 Connect the Ethernet Adapter to the power supply in its permanent location.
4 Connect the network printer directly to the Ethernet Adapter as shown in
Figure 9, or to a hub that is connected to the Ethernet Adapter as shown
in “Connecting to a Hub” on page 17.
Figure 9 Connecting to a Network Printer
Access
Point
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Ethernet Adapter
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Connecting to a
Computer
You can connect the Ethernet Adapter directly to a computer through
Ethernet as shown in Figure 10. Used this way, the Ethernet Adapter can
convert a desktop computer to a wireless computer. This connection also
allows you to configure a Ethernet Adapter before connecting it to
another device.
Figure 10 Connecting to a Computer
Access
Point
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WIRE
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Wireless
Ethernet
Adapter
Checking the LED
Indicators
When the Ethernet Adapter is connected to power, LEDs indicate activity
as follows:
Figure 11 LED Indicators
Checking the LED Indicators
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Table 3 LED Descriptions
LED
Color
Indicates
Power
Green
The Ethernet Adapter is powered up and
operating normally.
Off
The Ethernet Adapter is not receiving power or
there is a fault with the power supply.
Green (solid)
The Ethernet Adapter has an 802.11a 5 GHz
radio band connection.
11a
Green (blinking) The Ethernet Adapter has WLAN frame
transmission over the 802.11a 5 GHz radio band.
11b/g
Off
No link is present.
Green (solid)
The Ethernet Adapter has an 802.11g 2.4 GHz
radio band connection.
Green (blinking) The Ethernet Adapter has WLAN frame
transmission over the 802.11g 2.4 GHz radio band.
100
Off
No link is present.
Green (solid)
The Ethernet Adapter has a 100 Mbps Fast
Ethernet connection.
Green (blinking) The Ethernet Adapter has 100 Mbps Fast
Ethernet activity.
10
Off
No link is present.
Green (solid)
The Ethernet Adapter has a 10 Mbps Ethernet
connection.
Green (blinking) The Ethernet Adapter has 10 Mbps Ethernet
activity.
Off
No link is present.
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Attaching An
External Antenna
The Ethernet Adapter has two internal diversity dual-band antennas.
If you want to increase the range of the Ethernet Adapter, an external
antenna can be attached to the external antenna connector on the
Ethernet Adapter.
The Enterasys Networks-approved external antenna for this Ethernet
Adapter is the Enterasys Networks 2.4/5 GHz Omnidirectional Workgroup
Ethernet Adapter Antenna. For more information, go to
http://www.enterasys.com/products/wireless
Determining if you
Need to Configure
the Ethernet
Adapter
If your network has a DHCP server and no special security requirements,
you can most likely use the Ethernet Adapter just as it is shipped from the
factory.
It takes approximately one to two minutes for the Ethernet Adapter to
determine if there is a DHCP server on the network.
View the Ethernet Adapter’s default settings on page 22 to determine
whether or not you need to configure the Ethernet Adapter for your
network. If the factory defaults meet your requirements, you can connect
the Ethernet Adapter as described in “Connecting the Ethernet Adapter”
on page 15.
If your network does not have a DHCP server or is more complex, you
may have to configure the Ethernet Adapter and organize devices so that
you can manage the wireless LAN easily and keep it secure. You can use
the Enterasys Networks Wireless Infrastructure Device Manager (Widman)
included on the Enterasys Networks Installation CD.
For non-U.S. versions of the Ethernet Adapter, you need to set the Country
mode. This is done when you first open the Ethernet Adapter’s Configuration
Management System. See “Using the Configuration Management System” on
page 29 for instructions.
Networks with a DHCP Server
If your network has a DHCP server, an IP address is automatically assigned
to the Ethernet Adapter. It takes approximately one to two minutes for the
Ethernet Adapter to determine if there is a DHCP server on the network.
Use the Enterasys Networks Wireless Infrastructure Device Manager
Determining if you Need to Configure the Ethernet Adapter
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(Widman) included on the Enterasys Networks Installation CD to locate the
Ethernet Adapter on the network and view its IP address.
Alternatively, you can enter the Ethernet Adapter’s IP address into a web
browser on a computer on the same subnet to view the Ethernet
Adapter’s system status or change its configuration. See “Configuring
the Ethernet Adapter” on page 25 for instructions.
Networks without a DHCP Server
If your network does not have a DHCP server, the Ethernet Adapter uses a
default IP address (169.254.2.2) that is assigned at the factory. You can
use that IP address to configure the Ethernet Adapter, or you can assign a
new IP address to the Ethernet Adapter.
To verify that the Ethernet Adapter is using the default IP address
assigned at the factory:
1 Connect a computer directly to the Ethernet Adapter using the supplied
standard Category 5 UTP Ethernet cable.
See Figure 10 on page 18 for a connection diagram.
2 Enter the Ethernet Adapter’s default IP address (169.254.2.2) into the
computer’s web browser.
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If the Configuration Management System starts, the Ethernet Adapter
is using the factory assigned IP address. You can configure the
Ethernet Adapter with the following login information:
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Login name: admin
■
Password: none (blank)
See “Configuring the Ethernet Adapter” on page 25 for detailed
instructions.
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If the Configuration Management System does not start, the Ethernet
Adapter is on a different subnet than the computer. Install and start
the Enterasys Networks Wireless Infrastructure Device Manager to
discover the Ethernet Adapter’s IP address. See “Using the Enterasys
Networks Wireless Infrastructure Device Manager” on page 26 for
instructions.
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Ethernet Adapter Default Settings
Table 4 shows the Ethernet Adapter configuration factory defaults.
Table 4 Factory Default Settings
Property
Default Setting
Device Name
RoamAbout Ethernet Adapter - RBTSA
Device Location
None (blank)
Country
For U.S. version, United States and Canada
For non-U.S. version, set by the user
Client Mode
Support multiple wired Ethernet clients
IP Network Setting
Obtain IP address automatically
IP Address
Obtained automatically (with a DHCP server)
169.254.2.2 (without a DHCP server)
Subnet Mask
Obtained automatically (with a DHCP server)
255.255.0.0 (without a DHCP server)
Gateway IP Address
Obtained automatically (with a DHCP server)
0.0.0.0 (without a DHCP server)
Network Mode
Wireless Client (Infrastructure)
Radio Mode
Auto Select
Wireless LAN Service Area
Attach to any WLAN Service Area (ESSID) automatically
Channel Selection
Automatic Best Channel (uses access point setting)
Transmit Power
100%
Antenna Selection
Internal
Data Preamble
Long (if Network Mode is set to Ad-Hoc)
Same as access point setting (if Network Mode is set
to Wireless Client [Infrastructure])
Security Setting
Open System (no security)
802.1x Authentication State
Disabled
SNMP
Enabled
Access Control List
Disabled
Administration Login Name
admin
Administration Password
None (blank)
TFTP Server IP Address
None
FTP Server IP Address
None
Using the Enterasys Networks Installation CD
Using the Enterasys
Networks
Installation CD
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The Enterasys Networks Installation CD contains the following tools and
utilities:
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Enterasys Networks Wireless Infrastructure Device
Manager—an administration tool that helps you select Enterasys
Networks wireless LAN devices and launch their configurations in your
Web browser.
To use the Enterasys Networks Installation CD, you need a computer
running one of the operating systems and browser listed in Table 5.
Table 5 Supported Operating Systems and Browser
Operating Systems
Windows XP
Windows 2000
Windows NT 4.0
Windows Me
Windows 98
Browser
Internet Explorer (latest version is recommended)
To install one of the tools on your computer:
1 Turn on the computer.
2 Insert the Enterasys Networks Installation CD in the CD-ROM drive.
The setup menu appears. If it does not appear, you can start the setup
menu from the Windows Start menu. For example: Start > Run >
d:launch.exe.
3 In the menu, click Tools and Utilities.
4 In the next screen, click the tool you want to install.
5 Follow the instructions on the screens to complete the installation.
Reboot the computer if prompted to do so.
6 Launch the tool from the Windows Start menu.
For details on using the Wireless Infrastructure Device Manager, see
“Using the Enterasys Networks Wireless Infrastructure Device Manager”
on page 26.
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CONFIGURING THE ETHERNET
ADAPTER
If the Ethernet Adapter configuration that was set at the factory does not
meet your network requirements, or if you want to customize the
settings, you can use these tools to change the configuration:
Table 6 Configuration Tools
Configuration Tool
Description
Enterasys Networks
Wireless Infrastructure
Device Manager
(Widman)
Helps you locate Enterasys Networks wireless LAN
devices on the network, select a device and view its
properties, and launch the device’s configuration in your
Web browser.
See “Using the Enterasys Networks Wireless
Infrastructure Device Manager” on page 26 for details.
Enterasys Networks
Resides on the Ethernet Adapter and lets you configure
11a/b/g Wireless Ethernet the Ethernet Adapter through your web browser. The
Adapter Configuration
latest version of Internet Explorer is recommended.
Management System
See “Using the Configuration Management System” on
page 29 for details.
Using Secure Web
Server Connection
The Ethernet Adapter can be configured using Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
technology, which is used to encrypt data exchanged between the
computer and the Ethernet Adapter during a configuration session.
Without SSL enabled, data is exchanged in the form of plain text and can
be intercepted during the configuration session.
You must enable the HTTPS option to establish a secure session.
See “Web GUI Protocol” in Table 9 on page 32 for instructions.
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Using the Enterasys
Networks Wireless
Infrastructure
Device Manager
The Enterasys Networks Wireless Infrastructure Device Manager
(Widman) helps you locate Enterasys Networks wireless LAN devices on
the network, select a device and view its properties, and launch the
Configuration Management System in your Web browser.
The Wireless Infrastructure Device Manager must be installed on a
computer that:
■
Has a working Ethernet adapter.
■
Is running Internet Explorer and one of the Windows operating
systems listed in “Using the Enterasys Networks Installation CD” on
page 23.
■
Is on the same subnet as the Ethernet Adapter.
See “Using the Enterasys Networks Installation CD” on page 23 for
installation instructions.
The device to be configured using the Wireless Infrastructure Device
Manager must be:
■
Connected to power.
■
Wired to the network, associating with the wireless network, or, in
some cases with the Ethernet Adapter, connected directly to the
computer.
If there is more than one device with the same name in the network (for
example, RoamAbout Ethernet Adapter - RBTSA), make a note of the
MAC address of the device you want to select so that you can identify it
in the device manager.
If you do not have a DHCP server on your network, it can take up to one
minute for a device to become discovered after it has been powered up.
To use the Enterasys Networks Wireless Infrastructure Device Manager:
1 Launch the device manager by selecting Start > Programs > Wireless
Infrastructure Device Manager.
If you have more than one network adapter installed on your computer,
you may be prompted to choose a network adapter. Choose the
appropriate adapter and click OK.
The Wireless Network Tree appears in the Enterasys Networks Wireless
Infrastructure Device Manager window, as shown in Figure 12.
Using the Enterasys Networks Wireless Infrastructure Device Manager
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The tree lists all WLAN service areas on the network and expands to show the
Enterasys Networks wireless LAN devices that are associated to each service
area. Devices in a different subnet than your computer are identified with
exclamation points (!). You can refresh this display by clicking Refresh. You
should refresh the display, for example, after you change a device IP address.
Figure 12 Wireless Infrastructure Device Manager Wireless Network Tree
2 In the Wireless Network Tree, select the device you want to configure.
If more than one wireless LAN device appears in the tree and you are not
sure that you have selected the right one, click Properties and check the
MAC address to verify that it is the one you want.
3 Click Configure.
■
If the selected device is on the same subnet as your computer, the
Configuration Management System main page appears in your Web
browser. See “Using the Configuration Management System” on
page 29, for details.
■
If the selected device is on a different subnet, the device manager
helps you to assign an IP address on the same subnet as your
computer, as shown in Figure 13. You may accept the address offered
or enter an address and click Next.
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Figure 13 Wireless Infrastructure Device Manager Pre-IP Configuration
4 The next window prompts for an administrative password to allow the
new IP address to be set. If this is the first time the device is being
configured, leave the password field blank and click Next.
The configuration main page appears in your Web browser. See “Using
the Configuration Management System” on page 29 for details.
Table 7 describes the functions of the buttons in the Enterasys Networks
Wireless Infrastructure Device Manager window.
Table 7 Infrastructure Device Manager Options
Button
Description
Properties
Displays the following properties of the selected device:
Device Name, Device Type, Wireless LAN Service Area (ESSID),
IP Address, Subnet Mask, and MAC Address.
Configure
Launches the Configuration Management System for the
selected device. If the selected device is on a different subnet,
you are prompted to assign an address on the same subnet as
your computer.
Refresh
Scans the network and displays the connected Enterasys
Networks 11a/b/g Wireless LAN devices.
Choose NIC
If your computer has more than one network interface card
installed, allows you to choose which card to use.
Close
Closes the device manager window and ends the session.
Help
Launches the device manager help page in your browser.
Using the Configuration Management System
Using the
Configuration
Management
System
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The Enterasys Networks11a/b/g Wireless Ethernet Adapter Configuration
Management System resides on the Ethernet Adapter and lets you
configure the Ethernet Adapter through your Web browser.
To use the Configuration Management System, the computer you are
using to connect to the Ethernet Adapter must be located on the same
subnet as the Ethernet Adapter.
There are two ways to access the Configuration Management System:
■
Enter the IP address of the Ethernet Adapter in your computer’s web
browser.
■
Start the Enterasys Networks Wireless Infrastructure Device Manager,
locate the Ethernet Adapter, and then click Configure.
For non-U.S. versions of the Ethernet Adapter, when you first open the
Configuration Management System you are prompted to select the
country in which the Ethernet Adapter is operating. Select the country in
which the Ethernet Adapter is installed to ensure compliance with local
regulations, and then click Apply.
When you first open the Configuration Management System, you are
prompted for a user name and password:
■
User name — admin
■
Password — blank (press enter)
The Configuration Management System displays the Connection Status
page, as detailed in Table 8.
Table 8 Connection Status Page
Property
Description
Default Value
Connection
The MAC address of the associated N/A
access point.
Network Type
The type of network for which the
Ethernet Adapter is configured:
Wireless Client (Infrastructure) or
Ad-hoc (Peer-to-Peer).
Wireless Client
(Infrastructure)
SSID
The Service Set ID.
Varies
Radio Mode
The way in which the Ethernet
Adapter selects a radio band.
Auto-Select
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Table 8 Connection Status Page (continued)
Current Channel
The channel over which the
Ethernet Adapter is
communicating with clients.
Varies
Security
The type of security for which the
Ethernet Adapter is configured.
Open System
(no security)
Rx Data Rate (Mbps) The most recent data reception
rate.
N/A
Tx Data Rate (Mbps) The most recent data transmission
rate.
N/A
Link Quality
N/A
The normalized transmitted data
rate (that is, the current data rate
over the maximum data rate).
Note: Link Quality is shown in
Infrastructure mode only.
Received Signal
Strength
The strength of the radio signal
that the Ethernet Adapter detects.
N/A
Note: Received Signal Strength is
shown in Infrastructure mode only.
Clearing and
Applying System
Configuration
Settings
Activity (Packets Rx)
The number of packets the
Ethernet Adapter has received.
N/A
Activity (Packets Tx)
The number of packets the
Ethernet Adapter has transmitted.
N/A
IP Address
The IP address of the Ethernet
Adapter.
Varies
The pages in the Configuration Management System have two buttons:
Clear and Apply.
■
Clear returns the settings to the values they were when you last
clicked Apply.
■
Apply stores the settings permanently in the nonvolatile flash memory.
After you click Apply, the new settings take effect and you can see the
changes on the System Summary page.
CAUTION: Your changes are lost if you forget to click Apply before
moving to a new configuration page.
VORSICHT: Wenn Sie nicht auf "Apply" (Übernehmen) klicken, bevor Sie
zu einer neuen Konfigurationsseite wechseln, gehen Ihre Änderungen
verloren.
Using the Configuration Management System
Changing System
Properties
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Under System Configuration, click System Properties. The System Properties
page displays the properties of the selected Ethernet Adapter. You can
change properties by entering a value in a field (see Table 9). When you are
finished, click Apply. Table 9 describes the properties.
Table 9 System Properties Page
Property
Description
Device Name
This name appears in the System
RoamAbout Ethernet
Summary window. You can change the Adapter - RBTSA
default name to one of your choice.
Device Location
If you use the default device name,
entering the location is optional.
Client Mode
This setting allows the Ethernet Adapter Support multiple wired
to support single or multiple Ethernet
Ethernet clients
clients attached to the Ethernet Adapter.
Support Single Wired Ethernet Client is
used only when the Ethernet Adapter is
used for replacement of a Enterasys
Networks Ethernet Client Ethernet
Adapter. Select a MAC option:
■
Capture: Each time the Ethernet
Adapter is powered on, it captures its
MAC address from the first packet it
receives on the Ethernet port. The
Ethernet Adapter detects and uses
the same MAC address as the device
plugged into the Ethernet port.
The Ethernet Adapter uses the
previously captured MAC address
upon power-on until the first packet
is received on the Ethernet port.
■
Dynamic: The Ethernet Adapter
changes its MAC address each time
the device plugged into the Ethernet
port changes.
The Ethernet Adapter detects the
MAC address of the device plugged
into the Ethernet port and uses that
as its own. The Ethernet Adapter uses
the built-in MAC address upon
power-on until a packet is received
on the Ethernet port.
■
Built-in: The Ethernet Adapter uses
the manufacturing radio MAC
address as default.
Default Value
None
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Table 9 System Properties Page (continued)
Setting IP Network
Properties
Property
Description
Default Value
Web GUI
Protocol
This setting allows users to enable the
secure data exchange scheme over SSL
during a configuration session.
HTTP
■
HTTPS — enables SSL technology.
■
HTTP — disables SSL technology.
Under System Configuration, click IP Network. The IP Network Properties
page appears, where you can change the settings shown in Table 10.
If you change the IP address and click Apply, you cannot continue to
configure the device using the old IP address. Therefore, you must do the
following steps after changing the IP address:
1 Close your browser.
2 Return to the Enterasys Networks Wireless Infrastructure Device Manager
and click Refresh.
3 Select the device and click Configure to start a new configuration session.
Table 10 describes the IP Network properties.
Table 10 IP Network Properties Page
Setting
Description
IP Network Setting
This setting allows you to change the IP address of the device.
To let the device get an IP address automatically from a DHCP
server, select Obtain an IP address automatically and click
Apply.
To specify an IP address, select Specify an IP address, enter the
IP address parameters in the spaces provided, and click Apply.
IP Address
When Specify an IP address is selected, enter the IP address in
the space provided, and click Apply.
Subnet Mask
When Specify an IP address is selected, enter the Subnet Mask
in the space provided, and click Apply.
Gateway IP
Address
When Specify an IP address is selected, enter the Gateway IP
Address in the space provided, and click Apply.
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Setting Wireless
Network Properties
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Under System Configuration, click Wireless Network. The Wireless
Network Properties page appears, where you can select different wireless
settings, as described in Table 11. When you are finished, click Apply.
The Ethernet Adapter supports Dynamic and Static Turbo modes and
boosts throughput up to 108 Mbps.
The Dynamic Turbo mode allows automatic switching between normal and
turbo modes without modification by the user. The feature increases
throughput when bandwidth demands are high. When bandwidth demands
are low and at regular intervals, normal mode allows legacy connectivity and
new associations. The Dynamic Turbo mode connection between the
Ethernet Adapter and the access point may turn to normal mode connection
if another station associates with the access point in normal mode.
The Static Turbo mode operates by using two radio channels and does
not switch to normal mode. Static Turbo mode must be configured by the
user on both the access point and the station.
Table 11 Wireless Network Page
Setting
Description
Network Mode
Select Wireless Client (Infrastructure) to associate with an
access point.
Select Ad-hoc (Peer-to-Peer) to join or form an ad-hoc network.
Radio Mode
See “Network Configuration and Planning” on page 9 for
information on selecting the best Radio Mode for your network.
■
■
■
■
■
Select Auto Select to have the Ethernet Adapter select the
best Radio Mode automatically.
Select 802.11a to set the Ethernet Adapter to operate with
either 802.11a mode or 802.11a Dynamic Turbo mode.
Dynamic Turbo mode is entered only when the channel is
set to 40, 48, 56, 153, or 161 for 802.11a networks.
Select 802.11a Turbo to set the Ethernet Adapter to
operate with 802.11a Static Turbo mode. Do not select this
mode unless the access point you intend to associate with is
running in 802.11a Static Mode.
Select 802.11b/802.11g to set the Ethernet Adapter to
operate with either 802.11b/g mode or 802.11g Dynamic
Turbo mode. Dynamic Turbo mode is entered only when
the channel is set to 6 for 802.11g networks.
Select 802.11g Turbo to set the Ethernet Adapter to
operate with 802.11g Static Turbo mode. Do not select this
mode unless the access point you intend to associate with is
running in 802.11g Static mode.
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Table 11 Wireless Network Page (continued)
Setting
Description
Wireless LAN
Service Area
Select Attach to any WLAN Service Area (ESSID) automatically
to allow the Ethernet Adapter to associate with any access
point without specifying the ESSID. In this mode, the Ethernet
Adapter uses the ESSID of the access point with the best signal
strength. This mode is not available when the network mode is
Ad-hoc (Peer-to-Peer).
Select Specify the Wireless LAN Service Area to allow the
Ethernet Adapter to associate only with access points with the
same service area. You may enter the WLAN service area name
or select it from the list. You must specify the WLAN service
area when the network mode is Ad-hoc (Peer-to-Peer).
To maintain a wireless association, the WLAN service area on a
Ethernet Adapter and the access point with which it is
associated must match exactly. Therefore, if the Ethernet
Adapter is set to Specify the WLAN Service Area and you
change the access point WLAN service area, make sure to also
change the Ethernet Adapter WLAN service area.
Channel Selection
If Radio Mode is set to Auto Select, you do not have the
following options to choose from.
When the network mode is Wireless Client (Infrastructure), a
user may have the Ethernet Adapter automatically select an
appropriate channel by using Automatic Best Channel or
specify the channels by using Specify Channel.
When the network mode is Ad-hoc (Peer-to-Peer) you may
specify channel selection as follows:
■
■
Transmit Power
Automatic Best Channel—When this option is enabled, the
Ethernet Adapter scans the primary channels. If the
Ethernet Adapter is establishing a new ad-hoc network, it
chooses the channel with the least number of packets. If
the Ethernet Adapter is joining an existing ad-hoc network,
it selects the channel in use.
Specify Channel—Click the button preceding this option
and enter the Advanced Wireless Network page. On this
page, you can choose channels from the Channel list.
This option specifies the level of transmission power. Select
one of the values (100%, 50%, 25%, 12%, min) from the
drop-down menu.
Decrease the Transmit Power setting if more than one Ethernet
Adapter is using the same channel frequency.
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Table 11 Wireless Network Page (continued)
Setting
Description
Antenna Selection
Select an antenna for the radio signal:
■
■
Data Preamble
Internal—this default setting should be used in most
circumstances.
External and one internal antenna—this setting
automatically determines which antenna is best for sending
packets to individually attached clients. Choose this setting
if the Ethernet Adapter is located in a place that is
surrounded or hindered by metal paths or walls.
To increase performance, click Short (Enhanced performance).
When equipment that does not support short preamble is also
being used, click Long (Wi-Fi Interoperable).
Note: The Data Preamble option is available in ad-hoc mode
only. However, the Short Data Preamble option is not available
for 802.11a and 802.11a Turbo modes in ad-hoc mode.
Manually Selecting
Radio Channels
Setting Up an Ad-Hoc
Network
On the Advanced Wireless Network page, you can manually select the
radio channels and radio modes. The Ethernet Adapter only looks for a
best SSID that matches the specified radio mode on the specified
channels.
Operating in ad-hoc mode, two or more Ethernet Adapters can associate
among themselves to form an ad-hoc network without the intervention
of an access point. You may wish to set up an ad-hoc network, for
example, if a group is working away from the office, or if a group in the
office needs to share files apart from the wired LAN.
CAUTION: To ensure correct operation, the settings on the two Ethernet
Adapters must match exactly. To avoid the possibility of losing wireless
association while you are configuring, Enterasys Networks recommends
that you connect the Ethernet Adapter directly to the computer.
VORSICHT: Um einen fehlerfreien Betrieb zu gewährleisten, müssen die
Einstellungen auf den beiden Ethernet-Adaptern genau übereinstimmen.
Es wird empfohlen, den Ethernet-Adapter direkt mit dem Computer zu
verbinden, um während der Konfiguration die drahtlose Verbindung
nicht zu verlieren.
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1 Connect the first Ethernet Adapter to power and use the Ethernet cable
to connect it to the computer.
2 Use the Enterasys Networks Wireless Infrastructure Device Manager to
select the Ethernet Adapter and launch the Configuration Management
System.
3 Under System Configuration, click Wireless Network.
4 In the Wireless Network page:
a Locate the Network Mode field and select Ad-hoc (Peer-to-Peer).
b Specify the Wireless LAN Service Area and the Channel Selection as
described in “Setting Wireless Network Properties” on page 33.
c Set the Data Preamble.
To increase performance, select Short (Enhanced performance). When
equipment that does not support short preamble is also being used,
select Long (Wi-Fi Interoperable). When you are finished, click Apply.
Security settings default to Open System (no security). Optionally, you can
set different WEP settings as described in “Changing Wireless Security
Settings” on page 36.
5 When you are finished, click Apply.
6 End the browser session.
7 Repeat steps 1–6 with the second Ethernet Adapter. Make sure you
configure Ethernet Adapter settings to match exactly. When you are
finished, click Apply and end the browser session.
8 Connect the Ethernet devices to the Ethernet Adapters. If you use hubs,
make sure that the Ethernet Adapters are connected through the hub
uplink ports.
Changing Wireless
Security Settings
Under System Configuration, click Wireless Security. The Wireless Security
Settings page appears, where you can select the type of security to be
used on the Ethernet Adapter.
The Ethernet Adapter can be configured to support three types of data
encryption: WEP, TKIP, and AES. After selecting a data encryption type,
you can select an authentication type.
The following sections describe the settings. To maintain wireless
association, the settings on clients and the access points they associate
with (or other members of an ad-hoc network) must match exactly.
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No Security (Open System)
No encryption is used. Network communications could be intercepted by
unintended recipients.
40/64-bit Shared Key (WEP)
This option encrypts the wireless transmissions to protect data, but still
allows communication among compatible wireless LAN clients and access
points from third-party manufacturers that are Wi-Fi certified.
This type of security requires you to set up encryption in one of the
following ways:
■
Shared keys—Hexadecimal keys are sequences of hexadecimal digits
arranged into four keys. A hexadecimal digit may be a letter from
A to F or a number from 0 to 9. This type of encryption is compatible
with equipment from other manufacturers that use Wi-Fi certified
40-bit encryption. To enter the keys, select Specify shared keys and
which to use. In the shared keys window, enter all the keys in the
provided spaces, then select a radio button in the Selected Key
column to specify which key to use and select Apply.
104/128-bit Shared Key
This option can be used with other Enterasys Networks 11a/b/g Wireless
LAN devices and with equipment from certain manufacturers that also
support 128-bit shared key encryption. It provides a higher level of security
than the 40-bit Shared Key (Wi-Fi) option and uses a more complicated
type of encryption. This type of security requires you to set up encryption
using a string or shared keys as described in “40/64-bit Shared Key (WEP)”
on page 37.
128/152-bit Shared Key
This option can be used with other Enterasys Networks 11a/b/g Wireless
LAN devices and with equipment from certain manufacturers that also
support 152-bit shared key encryption. It provides a higher level of security
than the 128-bit Shared Key option and uses a more complicated type of
encryption. This type of security requires you to set up encryption using a
string or shared keys as described in “40/64-bit Shared Key (WEP)” on
page 37.
Click the button preceding Specify Shared Keys and Which Key to Use to
create or modify WEP keys.
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TKIP
The Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) option improves data
encryption over WEP scheme by dynamically updating the encryption
keys every 10,000 packets. TKIP provides per-packet key mixing, a
message integrity check, and a re-keying mechanism.
To use TKIP:
1 On the Wireless Security page, select TKIP.
2 Select WPA-PSK for home network or WPA for the scenarios where
RADIUS servers are employed:
■
WPA-PSK: Enter a pass-phrase key or hexadecimal key. The key can be
generated based on a pass-phrase or a sequence of manually entered
64 hexadecimals. The 64 hexadecimals can be automatically
generated by selecting Generate a Random Key.
■
WPA: Select an authentication scheme (TTLS or PEAP) and a relevant
authentication type, and enter a user name and a password.
3 Select Apply.
Click the button of TKIP to set TKIP relevant parameters.
AES
The Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) option uses the highest security
cipher for data encryption.
To use AES:
1 On the Wireless Security page, select AES.
2 Select WPA-PSK for home network or WPA for the scenarios where
RADIUS servers are employed:
■
WPA-PSK: Enter a pass-phrase key or hexadecimal key. The key can be
generated based on a pass-phrase or a sequence of manually entered
64 hexadecimals. The 64 hexadecimals can be automatically
generated by selecting Generate a Random Key.
If the network mode is set to Ad-hoc (Peer-to-Peer), the option
WPA-NONE appears, instead of WPA-PSK.
■
WPA: Select an authentication scheme (TTLS or PEAP) and a relevant
authentication type, and enter a user name and a password.
3 Select Apply.
Click the button of AES to set or modify AES relevant parameters.
Using the Configuration Management System
Changing RADIUS
Settings
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Under System Configuration, click RADIUS. The RADIUS page appears,
where you can set the primary and secondary RADIUS Server settings.
This page allows for configuration of a Remote Access Dial-in User Service
(RADIUS) server for authentication purposes in 802.1x networks. You can
change the settings by entering values in the fields as described in
Table 12. When you are finished, select Apply.
Table 12 RADIUS Authentication Server Settings
Setting
Description
802.1x Authenticator Enable or disable RADIUS authentication by selecting Enable
State
or Disable.
Primary RADIUS
Server
Enter the IP address of the primary RADIUS Authentication
Server. Make sure this address matches the address set in the
RADIUS Authentication software.
Primary RADIUS Port
Enter the port number of the primary RADIUS Authentication
Server. Make sure this number matches the number set in the
RADIUS Authentication software. The default port is 1812.
Primary RADIUS
Secret
Enter the password of the primary RADIUS Authentication
Server. Make sure this password matches the password set in
the RADIUS Authentication software.
Secondary RADIUS
Server
Enter the IP address of the secondary RADIUS Authentication
Server. Make sure this address matches the address set in the
RADIUS Authentication software.
Secondary RADIUS
Port
Enter the port number of the secondary RADIUS
Authentication Server. Make sure this number matches the
number set in the RADIUS Authentication software. The
default port is 1812.
Secondary RADIUS
Secret
Enter the password of the secondary RADIUS Authentication
Server. Make sure this password matches the password set in
the RADIUS Authentication software.
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Changing SNMP
Settings
Under System Configuration, click SNMP to display and change settings
for the Simple Network Management Protocol.
To communicate with the Ethernet Adapter, the SNMP agent must first be
enabled and the Network Management Station must submit a valid
community string for authentication. Select SNMP Enable and enter data
into the fields as described below. When you are finished, click Apply.
Table 13 SNMP Settings
Using the Access
Control List
Setting
Description
SNMP
Enables or disables SNMP.
Contact
Sets the location string that describes the system location.
Maximum length: 255 characters.
Community Name
(Read Only)
Specifies a community string with read-only access.
Authorized management stations are able to retrieve MIB
objects. Maximum length: 23 characters.
Community Name
(Read/Write)
Specifies a community string with read-write access.
Authorized management stations are able to both retrieve
and modify MIB objects. Maximum length: 23 characters.
Trap Destination
IP Address
Enter the IP address of the trap manager that will receive
these messages.
Trap Destination
Community Name
Enter the community name of the trap manager that will
receive these messages.
You can use the Access Control List to allow or prohibit access to the
wireless network from Ethernet clients.
Follow these steps to build the Access Control List:
1 Under System Configuration, click Access Control List.
2 On the Access Control List page, click Add.
The Access Control List New ACL page appears.
3 On the New ACL page, enter the MAC address of the client you want to
add to the Access Control List, select the permission type, and click the
Add button to substantially add it.
4 Repeat steps 2 and 3 for each client.
5 Select the System Default Mode:
■
Allow—allows the client to access the Ethernet Adapter.
■
Deny—prohibits the client from accessing the Ethernet Adapter.
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CAUTION: With the Allow option of the System Default Mode selected,
the Ethernet Adapter allows all Ethernet frames except those carrying the
MAC addresses that are specified in the Access Control List and have the
permission type Deny. Similarly, with the Deny option of the System
Default Mode selected, the Ethernet Adapter denies all Ethernet frames
except those carrying the MAC addresses that are specified in the Access
Control List and have the permission type Allow.
Make sure that the MAC address of the computer through which you are
configuring the Ethernet Adapter is not specified in the Access Control
List with the permission type Deny if you want to set the access control
type to Allow. If you want to set the Access Control Type to Deny, make
sure that the MAC address of the computer is included in the Access
Control List with the permission type Allow. Failure to do so results in
access to the Ethernet Adapter being blocked; the Ethernet Adapter will
no longer be configurable through the computer.
VORSICHT: Wenn im System Default Mode (Standardsystemmodus) die
Option "Allow" (Zulassen) aktiviert ist, werden im Ethernet-Adapter alle
Ethernet-Frames außer denen zugelassen, die in der
Zugriffssteuerungsliste angegebene MAC-Adressen enthalten und den
Berechtigungstyp "Deny" (Blockieren) besitzen. Wenn im System Default
Mode (Standardsystemmodus) die Option "Deny" (Blockieren) aktiviert
ist, werden im Ethernet-Adapter dementsprechend alle Ethernet-Frames
außer denen gesperrt, die in der Zugriffssteuerungsliste angegebene
MAC-Adressen enthalten und den Berechtigungstyp "Allow" (Zulassen)
besitzen.
Die MAC-Adresse des Computers, über den der Ethernet-Adapter
konfiguriert wird, darf daher in der Zugriffssteuerungsliste nicht den
Berechtigungstyp "Deny" (Blockieren) besitzen, wenn Sie den
Zugriffssteuerungstyp auf "Allow" (Zulassen) festlegen möchten. Soll der
Zugriffssteuerungstyp auf Deny (Blockieren) festgelegt werden, muss die
MAC-Adresse des Computers in der Zugriffssteuerungsliste enthalten sein
und den Berechtigungstyp "Allow" (Zulassen) aufweisen. Andernfalls
wird der Zugang zum Ethernet-Adapter blockiert, der dann nicht mehr
über den Computer konfiguriert werden kann.
6 Click Apply.
To delete one or more than one client(s) from the Access Control List,
select the client(s) and then click Delete.
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Serial Port
Under System Configuration, click Serial Port to set up network serial port
operation.
About UART
A Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter (UART) is the fundamental
hardware for serial communication, controlling the speed and method of
data transfer of the serial port.
Applications utilizing a network serial port between an RS-232 interface and
a wireless device use a TCP/IP socket connection. Any program that uses standard
TCP/IP network sockets may be used to communicate with the serial port of the
Ethernet Adapter. Once a socket is established to the Ethernet Adapter, any data
written to the socket is sent out the serial port of the Ethernet Adapter. At the
same time, any data received by the serial port of the Ethernet Adapter is returned
via the socket connection. The serial port communicates to the wireless port only.
The serial port cannot communicate with the wired Ethernet port.
The Ethernet Adapter network serial port may be used in two modes:
■
Server Mode — TCP Listen Port
■
Client Mode — TCP Connect Port
In Server Mode, the Ethernet Adapter waits for a TCP/IP socket connection
to be made over the wireless port by the network program with which it
will communicate. Server mode should be used if you have a central server
that expects to open a TCP/IP socket connection to the Ethernet Adapter.
In Client Mode, the Ethernet Adapter establishes socket connection over
the wireless port to the IP address and port number specified in the
configuration. Client mode should be used if your system expects the
Ethernet Adapter to open a TCP/IP socket connection to a central server.
Configuring Operation Mode
Attach your computer to the serial port on the Ethernet Adapter, and
then configure the Ethernet Adapter through the computer.
■
Select Enable to establish a TCP/IP socket with a remote computer in
either infrastructure or ad-hoc mode. This allows you to do data
communication with the remote computer.
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Select Disable to disable the Network Serial Port.
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Configuring UART Settings
For proper operation, it is imperative that these settings always match the
settings of the device to which the Ethernet Adapter is connected via the
RS-232 port. There are two groups of parameters that need to be configured
to accomplish this task: UART Settings and Flow Control Settings.
Flow control is the process of adjusting the flow of data from one device
to another to ensure that the receiving device can handle all of the
incoming data.
To configure the UART settings:
1 Select the baud rate of your device.
The baud rate indicates the data transfer rate of the serial port.
2 Determine the data bits setting of the device you are connecting to the
Ethernet Adapter, then set the Data Bits setting for the Ethernet Adapter that
matches the data bits setting of that device.
The Data Bits setting determines the number of bits used to transmit
data. The possible values are 7 and 8.
3 Determine the stop bits setting of the device you are connecting to the
Ethernet Adapter, then set the Stop Bits setting on the Ethernet Adapter that
matches the stop bits setting of that device.
The Stop Bits setting determines the number of bits used to represent an
end of a character. The value can be 1 or 2.
4 Determine the parity bit setting of the device you are connecting to the
Ethernet Adapter, then set the Parity Bit setting on the Ethernet Adapter that
matches the parity bit setting of that device.
The Parity Bit setting is used to check for correct data transmission.
Options are: none, even, and odd.
Configuring Network Serial Port Settings
For Server Mode, click Server Mode and enter the port number to which
the Ethernet Adapter connects in the List on port field. The default port
number is 4000.
For Client Mode, select Client Mode and enter the IP address and port
number to which the Ethernet Adapter connects. The default port
number is 4000.
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After configuring the port mode, you also need to configure the
following options:
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Line Length – As data arrives on the serial port it is accumulated in a
buffer in the Ethernet Adapter. The Line length parameter sets the
maximum size for this buffer. When the number of characters in the
buffer reaches the Line length value the entire buffer is sent as the
data in a single network packet.
The value of Line length can range from 1 to 1,408 bytes. The default
value is 1,408.
Do not use values of line length less than 5 with a serial baud rate of
115,200 or greater.
■
Timeout – Often serial data arrives in small bursts of characters. When
the Ethernet Adapter receives a burst of data it will wait for a certain
period of time for additional data to be received. If additional data is
received, it is added to the receive buffer, and the Ethernet Adapter
begins to wait again. If additional data is not received for longer than
the period specified by the Timeout value, then the buffer of
characters received is sent in a single network packet, and the process
begins again.
The value of timeout is in units of milliseconds, and should be specified in
10 millisecond increments. The valid range for timeout is from 10 (0.01
second) to 65,000 (650 seconds). The default value is 10.
■
Delimiters – Some serial devices transmit and receive data in a known
structure. In these cases, there are often special characters that the
transmitting device uses to indicate a complete message has been
sent. These characters are referred to as delimiters. You can specify up
to five different delimiting characters to the Ethernet Adapter. When
the Ethernet Adapter adds one of these characters to its buffer of
serial received characters, it will immediately send that buffer as a
network packet.
The value of delimiters is specified as a list of hexadecimal values
separated by spaces. You may specify up to five different delimiter
values. For example, if you want to use the delimiter 41375, you must
type the following hex values:
0x34 0x31 0x33 0x39 0x35
If you are unsure of the hex value for your delimiter character, consult
the Web page www.asciitable.com for reference.
Using the Configuration Management System
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Applying Settings
After you set the UART settings, network serial port settings, and
operation mode, select Apply to make the settings take effect.
Resetting the
Ethernet Adapter
If the Ethernet Adapter stops responding correctly, you can perform a
reset, which disrupts the network association temporarily, but does not
affect Ethernet Adapter configuration settings that have already been
applied with Apply.
To reset the Ethernet Adapter, under Tools, click Reset Wireless Ethernet
Adapter. In the next page, click Reset.
The Ethernet Adapter can also be reset using the Wireless Infrastructure
Device Manager (Widman). Right-click the Ethernet Adapter in Widman,
and then select Reset.
Restoring the
Ethernet Adapter to
Factory Defaults
You can restore Ethernet Adapter settings to the defaults that were set at
the factory either manually or through software.
To restore the settings manually, insert a pointed object (such as the end
of a straightened paper clip) into the reset hole on the back of the
Ethernet Adapter, and hold for five seconds.
Figure 14 Manually Resetting the Ethernet Adapter
Reset Hole
RESET
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To restore the settings through software:
1 Under Tools, click Restore Factory Defaults.
2 Click Restore.
If the Ethernet Adapter was using an IP address setting other than the
default, restoring the factory defaults will change the IP address. If you
want to continue configuring the Ethernet Adapter, do the following:
1 Close your browser.
2 Return to the Enterasys Networks Wireless Infrastructure Device Manager and
click Refresh.
3 Select the device and click Configure to start a new configuration session.
Upgrading the
System
You can download firmware updates or updates to the Configuration
Management System from the Enterasys Networks Web site and install
these on the Ethernet Adapter.
Options for upgrading the system include using a Trivial File Transfer
Protocol (TFTP) server or File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server. The Ethernet
Adapter acts as a TFTP or FTP client to receive the download. Alternatively,
you an use the HTTP option and upload the firmware from a downloaded
file placed on your computer.
Using FTP (default)
The general instructions for installing the upgrade using FTP are:
1 Launch the Configuration Management System.
2 Under Tools, click Upgrade System.
3 Select FTP.
4 Enter the IP address of the FTP server where the upgrade files are located.
5 Enter the user name, password, path and filename in the appropriate
fields.
6 Click Upgrade.
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Using TFTP
The general instructions for installing the upgrade using TFTP are:
1 Launch the Configuration Management System.
2 Under Tools, click Upgrade System.
3 Select TFTP.
4 Enter the file name for the firmware.
5 Enter the IP address of the TFTP server where the upgrade files are located.
6 Click Upgrade.
Using HTTP
The general instructions for installing the upgrade using HTTP are:
1 Launch the Configuration Management System.
2 Under Tools, click Upgrade System.
3 Select HTTP.
4 Click Browse to locate the downloaded firmware file.
5 Click Upgrade to start the upgrade process.
The upgrade takes place through the HTTP protocol from the local
computer.
Changing the
Administration Login
Name and Password
Enterasys Networks recommends that you set a password to protect
against unauthorized access. After you set the password, you must enter
it each time you launch the configuration for the device.
Under Tools, click Change Administration Password. The Change
Administration Password page appears, where you can change the login
name and administration password for the device. Enter the current
password and new password in the spaces provided and click Save.
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Backing up a
Configuration
As part of system maintenance, you should save and back up the
configurations of individual Ethernet Adapters in case you need to reload
them in the future. The backup saves all the parameters of the selected
Ethernet Adapter in a file on your computer. The file can be used later to
restore the configuration on this or another Ethernet Adapter.
1 Set the Ethernet Adapter parameters in the System Configuration pages.
2 Under Tools, click Backup Wireless Ethernet Adapter.
3 In the next page, click Backup Now.
4 Specify a name and location for the backup, and click OK.
Restoring a
Configuration
If you have stored a backup configuration on your computer, you can
restore the configuration as follows:
1 Under Tools, click Restore Wireless Ethernet Adapter.
2 In the next page, click Browse and select the backup file to upload.
3 Click Restore.
The configuration is restored and activated on the Ethernet Adapter. This
operation may cause the Ethernet Adapter to reboot.
If the Ethernet Adapter was using an IP address setting other than the
backup, restoring the configuration will change the IP address. If you
want to continue configuring the Ethernet Adapter, do the following:
1 Close your browser.
2 Return to the Enterasys Networks Wireless Infrastructure Device Manager and
click Refresh.
3 Select the device and click Configure to start a new configuration session.
Logging Out
To log out of the Configuration Management System, click Logout under
Tools.
Using the Configuration Management System
Clearing the Ethernet
Client List
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The Ethernet Adapter supports up to 16 specific clients (for example,
computers and printers) and keeps track of the clients with a list of their
MAC addresses.
After the client limit is reached, you must clear the client list to allow a
new client to associate with the network. For example, in a hub
configuration with 16 clients connected, if you disconnect a desktop
computer and connect a new laptop in its place, you must clear the client
list to establish network association for the laptop.
To clear the Ethernet Client List:
1 Disconnect a client by unplugging its Ethernet cable from the hub or the
Ethernet Adapter.
2 Launch the Configuration Management System.
3 Under System Status, click Ethernet Client List.
4 In the Ethernet Client List page, click Clear Client List.
The Ethernet Adapter erases the client list. Clients that remain connected to
the Ethernet Adapter are added to the list automatically when they next
interact with the network.
5 Connect the new client by plugging its Ethernet cable into the hub or the
Ethernet Adapter.
Viewing Connection
Status
Under System Summary, click Connection Status to view a summary of the
Ethernet Adapter’s current connection information. See Table 8 on page 29
for details.
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Viewing System
Summary
Under System Summary, you can view the following information:
Table 14 System Summary Page
Property
Description
Default Value
Device Name
The name assigned to the Ethernet Adapter.
You can change the default name to one of
your choice by clicking System Properties
under System Configuration.
RoamAbout
Ethernet
Adapter RBTSA
Device Location
If you use the default device name, entering None
the location is optional.
Country Code
The Country Code determines the available Varies
channels and transmission power level
based on regulatory restrictions in the
county where the Ethernet Adapter is
installed.
Transmit Power
The level of transmission power (100%,
50%, 25%, 12%, or Min).
100%
You can change this setting by clicking
Wireless Network under System Configuration.
MAC Address
The MAC address of the Ethernet Adapter.
N/A
Serial Number
The serial number of the Ethernet Adapter. Varies
Firmware Version
The version of firmware the Ethernet
Adapter is currently using.
DHCP Client
Determines if the Ethernet Adapter obtains On
its IP address from the DHCP server on the
network.
IP Address
The IP address of the Ethernet Adapter. You Varies
can change this address by clicking IP
Network under System Configuration.
Subnet Mask
The subnet mask address of the Ethernet
Adapter. You can change this address by
clicking IP Network under System
Configuration.
Data Preamble
The data preamble setting (Short [Enhanced Long
performance] or Long [Wi-Fi Interoperable]).
N/A
Varies
To change this setting, click Wireless
Network under System Configuration.
System Up Time
The elapsed time since the Ethernet Adapter
booted up.
Day 0, 0:00:00
Date Manufactured
The date the Ethernet Adapter was
manufactured.
N/A
Click Refresh to update the information.
4
Diagnosing
Problems
TROUBLESHOOTING
If you have difficulty with the Ethernet Adapter, try the solutions in the
following table.
Table 15 Troubleshooting
Symptom
Solution(s)
16 devices have been
connected to the Ethernet
Adapter, either simultaneously
or sequentially. After
connecting another device,
the new device cannot
associate with the network.
The Ethernet Adapter supports up to 16 specific clients
(for example, computers and printers) and keeps track
of them using a client list of MAC addresses. After the
client limit is reached, you must clear the client list to
allow a new client to associate. For example, in a hub
configuration with 16 clients connected, if you
disconnect a desktop computer and connect a laptop
in its place, you must clear the client list to establish
network association.
1 Disconnect a client by unplugging its Ethernet cable
from the hub.
2 Use the Enterasys Networks Wireless Infrastructure
Device Manager to select the Ethernet Adapter and
launch its Configuration Management System.
3 Under System Configuration, click Ethernet Client
List. The Ethernet Client List page appears. Click
Clear Client List.
4 Connect the new client by plugging its Ethernet
cable into the hub.
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Table 15 Troubleshooting (continued)
Symptom
Solution(s)
After you change the IP
address, after you restore a
backup configuration, or after
you reset the Ethernet
Adapter to factory defaults,
the Configuration
Management System stops
responding and you cannot
continue configuring the
Ethernet Adapter.
If you change the IP address and click Apply, you
cannot continue to configure the device using the old
IP address. Similarly, after you restore a backup
configuration or reset the Ethernet Adapter to factory
defaults, the IP address setting may be changed.
To recover from this situation and continue configuring
the Ethernet Adapter:
1 Close your browser.
2 Return to the Enterasys Networks Wireless
Infrastructure Device Manager and click Refresh.
3 Select the device and click Configure to start a new
configuration session and set its IP address.
The Ethernet Adapter cannot
associate with an access point.
■
■
Adjust the position of the Ethernet Adapter to
improve reception.
Launch the Ethernet Adapter Configuration
Management System and make sure the security
settings on the Ethernet Adapter match those on
the access point.
The Wireless Network Tree does
not appear in the Enterasys
Networks Wireless Infrastructure
Device Manager window.
Verify that you are using the correct network adapter.
In the device manager window, click Choose NIC.
Select the network adapter for the network you want
to scan, and click OK.
The Ethernet Adapter has a
yellow exclamation point (!)
next to it in the Wireless
Infrastructure Device
Manager.
The Ethernet Adapter is on a different subnet than the
computer attempting to configure it.
To recover from this situation and continue configuring
the Ethernet Adapter:
1 Close your browser.
2 Return to the Enterasys Networks Wireless
Infrastructure Device Manager and click Refresh.
3 Select the device and click Configure to start a new
configuration session.
4 Make sure the subnet address matches that of the
computer.
Two Ethernet Adapters cannot
communicate in ad-hoc mode.
■
■
Adjust the positions of the Ethernet Adapters to improve
reception.
To ensure correct operation in ad-hoc mode, the
settings on the two Ethernet Adapters must match
exactly. Launch the Ethernet Adapter Configuration
Management System and make sure that the
Wireless LAN Service Area, channel selections, Data
Preamble setting, and security setting are the same
on both Ethernet Adapters.
Disconnecting the Ethernet Adapter
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Table 15 Troubleshooting (continued)
Symptom
Solution(s)
You are running Windows NT.
After you connect the
Ethernet Adapter, your
computer cannot obtain a
valid IP address.
The Ethernet Adapter configuration settings may not be
compatible with the network. If they are not, and your
Windows NT computer is set up to obtain its IP address
from a DHCP server, the Ethernet Adapter is unable to
associate with the network to obtain the IP address.
To work around this, set a static IP address on your
computer. Then set the Ethernet Adapter
configuration to match the network. When the
Ethernet Adapter is able to associate, reset your
computer to obtain its IP address from the DHCP
server. If the Ethernet Adapter should also obtain its IP
settings from the DHCP server, make sure this is
configured properly on the IP Network page and
applied just before ending the session.
Access to the Ethernet
Adapter through Ethernet is
blocked because of incorrect
settings in the Access Control
List.
Disconnecting the
Ethernet Adapter
Restore the Ethernet Adapter to factory default settings
(see “Restoring the Ethernet Adapter to Factory Defaults”
on page 45). The factory default setting for the Access
Control List is disabled. After the factory default settings
are restored, the Ethernet Adapter can be accessed
through Ethernet again.
To disconnect the Ethernet Adapter:
CAUTION: Disconnecting the Ethernet Adapter ends the network
association. To avoid possible data loss, exit all networking applications on
connected devices before you disconnect the Ethernet Adapter.
VORSICHT: Wird die Verbindung des Ethernet-Adapters getrennt, wird
damit auch die Netzwerkverbindung unterbrochen. Zur Vermeidung von
eventuellen Datenverlusten müssen alle Netzwerkanwendungen auf
verbundenen Geräten beendet werden, bevor die Verbindung des
Ethernet-Adapters getrennt wird.
1 Unplug the Ethernet Adapter Ethernet cable from the hub or other
device.
2 Unplug the Ethernet Adapter power cord.
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Uninstalling
Software and
Documentation
If you want to uninstall the Enterasys Networks 11a/b/g Wireless Ethernet
Adapter software and documentation, you can either use the standard
operating system procedure for removing programs or use the following
shortcut:
1 For WIN2000: select Start>Settings>Control Panel>Add/Remove
Programs Click "Change/Remove" button on "Wireless Infrastructure
Device Manager"
For WinXP: select Start>Control Panel>Add/Remove Programs
2 Click "Change/Remove" button on "Wireless Infrastructure Device
Manager"
3 When prompted to confirm, click OK.
Upgrading Ethernet
Adapter Firmware
Firmware is the software that is installed on the Ethernet Adapter at the
factory. Some problems can be solved by installing a new version of the
firmware.
For details on how to download a firmware update from the Enterasys
Networks customer support Web site and install it on your Ethernet
Adapter, see “Upgrading the System” on page 46.
A
Getting Help
OBTAINING SUPPORT FOR YOUR
ENTERASYS NETWORKS PRODUCT
For additional support related to this device or document, contact
Enterasys Networks using one of the following methods.
World Wide Web:
www.enterasys.com/support
Phone:
(603) 332-9400
1-800-872-8440 (toll-free in the U.S. and Canada)
For the Enterasys Networks Support toll-free number in
your country:
www.enterasys.com/support/gtac-all.html
Email:
support@enterasys.com
To expedite your message, please type [wireless] in
the subject line.
To send comments or suggestions concerning this document to the Technical
Publications Department: techpubs@enterasys.com
To expedite your message, please include the document Part Number in the email
message.
Before calling Enterasys Networks, please have the following information
ready:
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Your Enterasys Networks service contract number
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A description of the failure
■
A description of any action(s) already taken to resolve the problem
■
The serial and revision numbers of all involved Enterasys Networks
products in the network
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A description of your network environment (for example, layout and
cable type.)
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Network load and frame size at the time of trouble (if known)
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The device history (for example, have you returned the device before,
is this a recurring problem.)
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Any previous Return Material Authorization (RMA) numbers
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REGULATORY INFORMATION
The Enterasys Networks 11 a/b/g Wireless Ethernet Adapter (Model RBTSA-AA / RBTSA-AB) must be installed
and used in strict accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions as described in the user documentation
that comes with the product. This device complies with the following radio frequency and safety standards.
This product contains encryption. It is unlawful to export out of the U.S. without obtaining a U.S. Export
License.
This product does not contain any user serviceable components. Any unauthorized product changes or
modifications will invalidate Enterasys Networks’s warranty and all applicable regulatory certifications and
approvals.
CAUTION: EXPOSURE TO RADIO FREQUENCY RADIATION.
This device generates and radiates radio-frequency energy. In order to comply with FCC radio-frequency
exposure guidelines for an uncontrolled environment, this equipment must be installed and operated while
maintaining a minimum body to antenna distance of 20 cm (approximately 8 in.).
This device must not be co-located or operated in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
The installer of this radio equipment must ensure that the antenna is located or pointed such that it does not
emit RF field in excess of Health Canada limits for the general population; consult Safety Code 6, obtainable
from Health Canada’s website www.hc-sc.gc.ca/rpb.
USA - RADIO FREQUENCY REQUIREMENTS.
This device is for indoor use only when using channels 36, 40, 44 or 48 in the 5.15 to 5.25 GHz frequency
range.
High power radars are allocated as primary users of the 5.25 to 5.35 GHz and 5.65 to 5.85 GHz bands. These
radar stations can cause interference with and/or damage this device.
USA-FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1)
This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to
Part 15 of FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy. If not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, it may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined
by tuning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try and correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
■
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna
■
Increase the distance between the equipment and the receiver
■
Connect the equipment to outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected
■
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help
The user may find the following booklet prepared by the Federal Communications Commission helpful:
The Interference Handbook
This booklet is available from the U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402. Stock No.
004-000-0034504.
Enterasys Networks is not responsible for any radio or television interference caused by unauthorized
modification of the devices included with this Enterasys Networks 11a/b/g Wireless Ethernet Adapter (Model
WL-560), or the substitution or attachment of connecting cables and equipment other than specified by
Enterasys Networks.
The correction of interference caused by such unauthorized modification, substitution or attachment will be
the responsibility of the user.
MANUFACTURER’S DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
Enterasys Networks, Inc.
50 Minuteman Road
Andover, MA 01810 USA
1-800-872-8440 (toll-free in the U.S. and Canada)
Date: June 30, 2004
Declares that the Product:
Brand Name: Enterasys Networks, Inc.
Model number: RBTSA-AA / RBTSA-AB
Equipment Type: 11a/b/g Wireless Ethernet Adapter
Complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device
may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
CANADA – INDUSTRY CANADA (IC)
This device complies with RSS 210 of Industry Canada.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this
device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of this
device.”
L ‘ utilisation de ce dispositif est autorisée seulement aux conditions suivantes: (1) il ne doit pas produire de
brouillage et (2) l’ utilisateur du dispositif doit étre prêt à accepter tout brouillage radioélectrique reçu, même
si ce brouillage est susceptible de compromettre le fonctionnement du dispositif.
The term "IC" before the equipment certification number only signifies that the Industry Canada technical
specifications were met.
To reduce potential radio interference to other users, the antenna type and its gain should be so chosen that
the equivalent isotropically radiated power (EIRP) is not more than that required for successful
communication. To prevent radio interference to the licensed service, this device is intended to be operated
indoors and away from windows to provide maximum shielding. Equipment (or its transmit antenna) that is
installed outdoors is subject to licensing.
Pour empecher que cet appareil cause du brouillage au service faisant l'objet d'une licence, il doit etre utilize
a l'interieur et devrait etre place loin des fenetres afin de Fournier un ecram de blindage maximal. Si le matriel
(ou son antenne d'emission) est installe a l'exterieur, il doit faire l'objet d'une licence.
High power radars are allocated as primary users of the 5.25 to 5.35 GHz and 5.65 to 5.85 GHz bands. These
radar stations can cause interference with and/or damage this device.
INDUSTRY CANADA (IC) EMISSIONS COMPLIANCE STATEMENT
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
AVIS DE CONFORMITé à LA RéGLEMENTATION D’INDUSTRIE CANADA
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conform à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
SAFETY COMPLIANCE NOTICE
This device has been tested and certified according to the following safety standards and is intended for use
only in Information Technology Equipment which has been tested to these or other equivalent standards:
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UL Standard 60950 (3rd Edition) or 60950-1
■
CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950 or 60950-1
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IEC 60950 or 60950-1
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EN 60950 or 60950-1
EUROPE – EU DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
Marking by the above symbol indicates compliance with the Essential Requirements and other relevant
provisions of the R&TTE Directive of the European Union (1999/5/EC). This equipment meets the following
conformance standards:
EN300 328, EN301 893, EN301 489-17, EN60950
NOTE: To ensure product operation is in compliance with local regulations, select the country in which the
product is installed. Refer to “Configuring the Ethernet Adapter” in the user guide.
EUROPE - DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY IN LANGUAGES OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY
English
Hereby, Enterasys Networks, Inc., declares that this 11a/b/g Wireless Ethernet
Adapter is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant
provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.
Finnish
Enterasys Networks, Inc. vakuuttaa täten että 11a/b/g Wireless Ethernet Adapter
tyyppinen laite on direktiivin 1999/5/EY oleellisten vaatimusten ja sitä koskevien
direktiivin muiden ehtojen mukainen.
Dutch
Hierbij verklaart Enterasys Networks, Inc. dat het toestel 11a/b/g Wireless Ethernet
Adapter in overeenstemming is met de essentiële eisen en de andere relevante
bepalingen van richtlijn 1999/5/EG
Bij deze verklaart Enterasys Networks, Inc. dat deze 11a/b/g Wireless Ethernet
Adapter voldoet aan de essentiële eisen en aan de overige relevante bepalingen
van Richtlijn 1999/5/EC.
French
Par la présente Enterasys Networks, Inc. déclare que l'appareil 11a/b/g Wireless
Ethernet Adapter est conforme aux exigences essentielles et aux autres dispositions
pertinentes de la directive 1999/5/CE
Par la présente, Enterasys Networks, Inc. déclare que ce 11a/b/g Wireless Ethernet
Adapter est conforme aux exigences essentielles et aux autres dispositions de la
directive 1999/5/CE qui lui sont applicables
Swedish
Härmed intygar Enterasys Networks, Inc. Company att denna 11a/b/g Wireless
Ethernet Adapter står I överensstämmelse med de väsentliga egenskapskrav och
övriga relevanta bestämmelser som framgår av direktiv 1999/5/EG.
Danish
Undertegnede Enterasys Networks, Inc. Company erklærer herved, at følgende udstyr
11a/b/g Wirelss Workgroup Ethernet Adapter overholder de væsentlige krav og øvrige
relevante krav i direktiv 1999/5/EF.
German
Hiermit erklärt Enterasys Networks, Inc., dass sich dieser/diese/dieses 11a/b/g
Wireless Ethernet Adapter in Übereinstimmung mit den grundlegenden
Anforderungen und den anderen relevanten Vorschriften der Richtlinie 1999/5/EG
befindet". (BMWi)
Hiermit erklärt Enterasys Networks, Inc. die Übereinstimmung des Gerätes 11a/b/g
Wireless Ethernet Adapter mit den grundlegenden Anforderungen und den
anderen relevanten Festlegungen der Richtlinie 1999/5/EG. (Wien)
Greek
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Italian
Con la presente Enterasys Networks, Inc. dichiara che questo 11a/b/g Wireless
Ethernet Adapter è conforme ai requisiti essenziali ed alle altre disposizioni
pertinenti stabilite dalla direttiva 1999/5/CE.
Spanish
Por medio de la presente Enterasys Networks, Inc. declara que el 11a/b/g Wireless
Ethernet Adapter cumple con los requisitos esenciales y cualesquiera otras
disposiciones aplicables o exigibles de la Directiva 1999/5/CE
Portuguese
Enterasys Networks, Inc. declara que este 11a/b/g Wireless Ethernet Adapter está
conforme com os requisitos essenciais e outras disposições da Directiva 1999/5/CE.
EUROPE – RESTRICTIONS FOR USE OF 2.4GHZ FREQUENCIES IN EUROPEAN COMMUNITY COUNTRIES
België/
Belgique:
For private usage outside buildings across public grounds over less than 300m no special
registration with IBPT/BIPT is required. Registration to IBPT/BIPT is required
for private usage outside buildings across public grounds over more than 300m. For
registration and license please contact IBPT/BIPT.
Voor privé-gebruik buiten gebouw over publieke groud over afstand kleiner dan 300m
geen registratie bij BIPT/IBPT nodig; voor gebruik over afstand groter dan 300m is wel
registratie bij BIPT/IBPT nodig. Voor registratie of licentie kunt u contact opnemen met
BIPT.
Dans le cas d’une utilisation privée, à l’extérieur d’un bâtiment, au-dessus d’un espace
public, aucun enregistrement n’est nécessaire pour une distance de moins de 300m. Pour
une distance supérieure à 300m un enregistrement auprès de I’IBPT est requise. Pour les
enregistrements et licences, veuillez contacter I’IBPT.
Deutschland:
License required for outdoor installations. Check with reseller for procedure to follow
Anmeldung im Outdoor-Bereich notwendig, aber nicht genehmigungspflichtig.Bitte mit
Händler die Vorgehensweise abstimmen.
France:
Restricted frequency band: only channels 1 to 7 (2400 MHz and 2454 MHz respectively)
may be used outdoors in France. Please contact A.R.T. (http://www.arttelecom.fr) for
applicable procedures to follow.
Bande de fréquence restreinte: seuls les canaux 1- 7 (2400 et 2454 MHz respectivement)
doivent être utilisés endroits extérieur en France. Vous pouvez contacter I’Autorité de
Régulation des Télécommuniations (http://www.art-telecom.fr) pour la procédure à
suivre.
Italia:
License required for indoor use. Use with outdoor installations not allowed.
E’necessaria la concessione ministeriale anche per l’uso interno.
Verificare con i rivenditori la procedura da seguire.
Nederland:
License required for outdoor installations. Check with reseller for procedure to follow.
Licentie verplicht voor gebruik met buitenantennes. Neem contact op met verkoper voor
juiste procedure.
EUROPE – RESTRICTIONS FOR USE OF 5GHZ FREQUENCIES IN EUROPEAN COMMUNITY COUNTRIES
European Community
Countries
5150-5250 MHz
5250-5350 MHz
5470-5725MHz
Channels: 36, 40,
44, 48
Channels: 52, 56,
60, 64
Channels: 100, 104,
108, 112, 116, 120,
124, 128, 132, 136, 140
Indoor Only
Indoor Only
Indoor/Outdoor
✔
X
X
✔
✔
X
✔
✔
✔
Austria
Belgium, France,
Switzerland,
Liechtenstein
Denmark, Finland,
Germany, Greece,
Iceland, Ireland, Italy,
Luxembourg,
Netherlands, Norway,
Portugal, Spain, Sweden,
UK
✔ allowed
X not allowed
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To remain in conformance with European spectrum usage laws for Wireless LAN operation, the above
2.4GHz and 5GHz channel limitations apply. The user should check the current channel of operation. If
operation is occurring outside of the allowable frequencies as listed above, the user must cease operating
the 11a/b/g Wireless Ethernet Adapter at that location and consult the local technical support staff
responsible for the wireless network.
■
The 5GHz Turbo mode feature is not allowed for operation in any European Community country.
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This device must not be operated in ad-hoc mode using channels in the 5GHz bands in the European
Community. Ad-hoc mode provides a direct communication between two client devices without a
Wireless LAN Access Point.
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This device must be used with Access Points that have employed and activated a radar detection feature
required for European Community operation in the 5GHz bands. This device will operate under the control
of the Access Point in order to avoid operating on a channel occupied by any radar system in the area. The
presence of nearby radar operation may result in temporary interruption in communications of this device.
The Access Point’s radar detection feature will automatically restart operation on a channel free of radar.
You may consult with the local technical support staff responsible for the wireless network to ensure the
Access Point device(s) are properly configured for European Community operation.