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C H A P T E R

4

Using the Web-Browser Interface

This chapter describes the web-browser interface that you can use to configure the access point. It contains these sections:

Using the Web-Browser Interface for the First Time, page 4-2

Using the Management Pages in the Web-Browser Interface, page 4-2

Using Online Help, page 4-5

The web-browser interface contains management pages that you use to change access point settings, upgrade firmware, and monitor and configure other wireless devices on the network.

Note

The access point web-browser interface is fully compatible with Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6.0 on Windows 98 and 2000 platforms and with Netscape version 7.0 on Windows 98, Windows 2000, and

Solaris platforms.

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Using the Web-Browser Interface for the First Time

Using the Web-Browser Interface for the First Time

Use the access point’s IP address to browse to the management system. See the

“Obtaining and

Assigning an IP Address” section on page 3-4 for instructions on assigning an IP address to the access

point.

Follow these steps to begin using the web-browser interface:

Step 1

Start your Internet browser.

Note

The access point web-browser interface is fully compatible with Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6.0 on Windows 98 and 2000 platforms and with Netscape version 7.0 on Windows 98,

Windows 2000, and Solaris platforms.

Note

When using the access point browser interface, you should disable your browser pop-up blocker.

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

Enter the access point’s IP address in the browser address line and press Enter. An Enter Network

Password screen appears.

Enter your username in the User Name field. The default username is Cisco.

Enter the access point password in the Password field and press Enter. The default password is Cisco.

The access point Summary Status page appears.

Using the Management Pages in the Web-Browser Interface

The system management pages use consistent techniques to present and save configuration information.

A navigation bar is on the left side of the page, and configuration action buttons appear at the bottom.

You use the navigation bar to browse to other management pages, and you use the configuration action buttons to save or cancel changes to the configuration.

Note

Changes are applied only when you click Apply. Always remember to click Apply before changing the page or clicking your browser’s Back button. Clicking Cancel cancels any changes you made on the page and keeps you on that page.

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Figure 4-1 shows the web-browser interface home page.

Figure 4-1 Web-Browser Interface Home Page

Using Action Buttons

Table 4-1

lists the page links and buttons that appear on most management pages.

Table 4-1

Button/Link

Navigation Links

Home

Common Buttons on Management Pages

Description

Express Setup

Express Security

Network Map

Association

Displays access point status page with information on the number of radio devices associated to the access point, the status of the Ethernet and radio interfaces, and a list of recent access point activity.

Displays the Express Setup page that is used to quickly configure basic access point settings such as system name, IP address, SNMP community, radio roles, and radio activation or deactivation.

Displays the Express Security page that is used to quickly setup basic security settings for both radios such as SSID, VLAN, and the type of security.

Displays a list of infrastructure devices on your wireless LAN.

Displays a list of wireless devices associated to your access point, listing their system names, IP address, MAC address, parent-client relationships, and the

VLAN.

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Table 4-1 Common Buttons on Management Pages (continued)

Button/Link

Network Interfaces

Security

Services

Description

Displays status and statistics for the Ethernet and radio interfaces and provides links to configuration pages for each interface.

Displays a summary of security settings and provides links to security configuration pages that are used to configure all security options for each radio interface.

Displays status for several access point features and links to configuration pages for Telnet/SSH, CDP, domain name server, filters, proxy Mobile IP, QoS, SNMP,

SNTP, and VLANs.

Wireless Services

System Software

Displays a summary of wireless services used with CCKM and provides links to

WDS configuration pages.

Displays the version number of the firmware that the access point is running and provides links to configuration pages for upgrading and managing firmware.

Event Log Displays the access point event log and provides links to configuration pages where you can select events to be included in traps, set event severity levels, and set notification methods.

Configuration Action Buttons

Apply

Cancel

Clear

Refresh

Saves changes made on the page and remains on the page.

Discards changes to the page and remains on the page.

Clears the selected options on the page.

Updates status information or statistics displayed on a page.

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Character Restrictions in Entry Fields

Because the access point uses Cisco IOS software, there are certain characters that you cannot use in the

entry fields on the web-browser interface. Table 4-2 lists the prohibited characters and the fields in which

you cannot use them.

Table 4-2 Prohibited Characters for Web-Browser Interface Entry Fields

Entry Field Type

Password entry fields

All other entry fields

!

#

;

Prohibited Characters

$

[

?

+

$

[

?

+

You also cannot use these three characters as the first character in an entry field:

Using Online Help

Click the help icon at the top of any page in the web-browser interface to display online help.

Figure 4-2

shows the help and print icons.

Figure 4-2 Print and Help Icons

When a help page appears in a new browser window, use the Select a Topic drop-down menu to display the help index or instructions for common configuration tasks, such as configuring VLANs.

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