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Intellinet Network Solutions 503679 User Manual

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Wireless

Super G

Outdoor PoE Access Point and Bridge user manual

Model 503679

INT-503679-UM-0808-02

introduction

Thank you for purchasing the INTELLINET NETWORK SOLUTIONSWireless Super G Outdoor PoE Access Point and Bridge, Model 503679.

This professional Wireless G access point and bridge delivers a wide assortment of features that appeal to wireless users requiring a durable, flexible and powerful solution. The housing is made of rugged aluminum, providing superior protection that includes a water-resistance rating of IP66 and the ability to withstand wind speeds up to 120 km/h (75 mph). And with PoE (Power over Ethernet) — the latest in Ethernet technology — you can place equipment in locations where there are no AC power connections. With power being transferred through the Ethernet cable, the unit can be installed wherever the RJ45 cable can be run!

The instructions in this user manual help make setup and operation quick and simple, so you’ll also soon be enjoying the benefits of these additional features:

Fully compatible with IEEE 802.11b/g WLAN standard

Up to 108 Mbps network data transfer rate

Up to 5 km (3 mi.) wireless distance in PtP bridging mode

Integrated 9 dBi panel antenna

N-type connector for connection of an external high-gain antenna

Supports Wireless Access Point, Repeater, Bridging and AP Client modes

Supports WEP and WPA (TKIP and AES) data encryption

Supports MAC filtering for wireless clients

VPN pass-through for IPSec, PPTP and L2TP

Web, Telnet and SNMP management

Configuration backup and restore via Web interface

Includes Microsoft Windows-based configuration and management utility

Includes PoE injector (non-IEEE802.3af compliant)

Lifetime Warranty

Package Contents

Outdoor AP

48 V DC power adapter (PoE injector)

Power cord

Screws, washers and U-bolts

Mounting brackets (for walls or pole mount)

Grounding wire

RJ45 waterproof plastic plug (IP67)

CD-ROM (utility)

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table of contents

 

section

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HARDWARE/CONNECTIONS.........................................................................

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BASIC IP NETWORKING.................................................................................

7

CONFIGURATION............................................................................................

8

Basic: Site Survey.....................................................................................

8

Basic: Administration.................................................................................

8

Basic: IP Configuration..............................................................................

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Basic: Operation Mode..............................................................................

9

AP Repeater Mode..............................................................................

10

Wireless Bridge Mode.........................................................................

12

Advanced: Radio Setting.........................................................................

13

Advanced: Security Setting.....................................................................

14

WEP Security......................................................................................

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WPA-PSK Security..............................................................................

14

WPA Security.......................................................................................

15

Advanced: MAC Access Control.............................................................

15

Advanced: Protocol Filter........................................................................

15

Advanced: SNMP Configuration.............................................................

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Advanced: Miscellaneous........................................................................

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Status: System Status.............................................................................

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Status: Association Status.......................................................................

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Super User: Super User..........................................................................

18

Super User: Firmware Updgrade............................................................

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Super User: Firmware Version................................................................

18

UTILITY INSTALLATION & OPERATION......................................................

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Software Installation................................................................................

19

Operation.................................................................................................

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SPECIFICATIONS..........................................................................................

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NOTE: Some screen images have been modified to fit the format of this manual.

4 CONTENTS

Regulatory Statements

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the Federal Communications Commission (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 and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, 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 turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one of the following measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

FCC Caution

Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment. 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.

FCC Radiation Exposure Statement

This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This equipment should be installed and operated with a minimum distance of 20 cm (approximately 8 inches) between the radiator and your body. This transmitter must not be co-located or operated in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.

The availability of some specific channels and/or operational frequency bands is country-dependent: Channels are firmware-programmed at the factory to match the intended destination. The firmware setting is not accessible by the end user.

European Union Notice

This product complies with R&TTE Directive (1999/5/EC) and the following:

EN 60950-1:2001+A11:2004 Product Safety

EN 300 328 Technical requirement for radio equipment

EN 301 489-1/-17 General EMC requirements for radio equipment

EN 50385

 

 

 

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HARDWARE/CONNECTIONS

The components, connections and indicators depicted in the image (and directly corresponding to the unit itself) are detailed below as they appear from left to right. In addition, there are four holes on the rear panel of the device (the underside, as shown here) for attaching either of the included mounting brackets.

Ground

Use the included ground wire to ground the device.

Vent

This special Gore membrane vent protects the device by allowing any water moisture to escape while preventing excess moisture from entering. No adjustments are necessary.

PWR

This LED lights green whenever the device is receiving power.

WLAN

This LED flashes blue during LAN activity.

RESET

To return any settings to factory defaults, unscrew the dust cap and press the

button for five seconds or more.

EXT

If you require a higher-gain external antenna, unscrew the dust cap and make your connection. The EXT connector features a mechanical switch function that automatically disables the builtin 9-dBi directional antenna and redirects the RF signal to the external antenna. Conduct any signal alignment from the external antenna. NOTE: Do not use the EXT connector for any other purpose, as doing so could interfere with the sophisticated mechanical switch inside the device. If the

cable used for an external antenna connection includes a built-in surge protector, connect the shorter side of the cable to the Wireless Super G Outdoor PoE Access Point and Bridge.

PoE

External

Antenna

Model 503679

Surge

Protector

Unscrew the dust cap and connect the AP/bridge to the included PoE injector.

6 HARDWARE/CONNECTIONS

basic ip networking

IP (Internet Protocol)

IP stands for Internet protocol. In an IP network, every device has a unique IP address (e.g., 192.168.10.35) to identify itself. There are two ways of assigning an IP address to a PC or router: static and automatic (DHCP). Static IP addresses are keyed in manually, while dynamic IPs are distributed by a DHCP server.

Ports

Every packet of traffic is identified by its source and destination addresses, which ensures that the packet arrives at the correct destination. A port number is also embedded in each packet to identify which software application generated and uses that packet. If it blocks a certain port number, it prevents that particular software from using the connection.

Static IP Address

Static IP addressing ensures that the device will always have the same IP address. Static addressing is commonly used for your servers.

Dynamic IP Address

A dynamic IP address is one that is automatically assigned to a PC. These IP addresses are “dynamic” because they are only temporarily leased to the PC when it connects to the network. This is the most convenient and common way of managing IP addresses in a network. The server that manages this pool of IP addresses is called the DHCP server. This product has a DHCP server built in to simplify the network management.

DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol)

The PC obtaining an IP address from the server is called the DHCP client. If there is already a DHCP server running on your network, you must disable one of the two DHCP servers, as running more than one will cause network problems.

Wireless LAN

A wireless LAN (WLAN) is a computer network that transmits and receives data using radio signals instead of cables. WLAN has become common in homes, offices, airports and public hotspots, and can support the same applications and software that run on a wired network (LAN). It’s also more convenient, since it eliminates the need to lay Ethernet cables in a home or office. WLAN networking involves a few additional parameters that need to be configured:

SSID — The service set identifier is the “network name” for the WLAN network, and can be any set of characters or numbers. The DHCP client “sniffs” the radio frequencies for an AP with the same SSID, then locks onto the AP (thus, they’re “associated”). To enable Plug and Play convenience, most client cards can sniff frequencies to extract available SSIDs for user selection. Encryption — WLAN traffic can be captured by anybody to be read! The solution is to use encryption to make the traffic appear as random characters to an eavesdropper. Both the AP and client must use the same encryption standard

and key to enable them to decode the “rubbish.” If the encryption settings are mismatched, the client and AP cannot associate. WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) is the most common WLAN encryption standard.

Frequency — This device operates in the 2.4 GHz band. Depending on local regulation, not all the frequencies may be available in every country. Frequency is configured on the AP only: The client searches for the AP and locks onto that

AP’s channel.

 

 

 

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Signal Strength — Radio signals drop in power over distance, and even if all the settings are correct, low signal strength makes association impossible. The usable distance between the AP and client can range from a few meters indoors to a few kilometers. When setting up the client, make sure that:

The WLAN signals do not have to pass through too many concrete walls and metal structures to reach the client.

There is a line of sight between the AP and client device.

Interference — Interference happens when two clients with the same channels are placed near one another. The speed of the network drops and the signal strength fluctuates.

Roaming — Association happens when the SSID, Encryption and MAC Address Control settings are correct between the AP and client. If two APs with these same settings are located in the same area, the client would choose to associate to the one that gives it a better signal strength. The client would “roam” over to the second AP when he moves nearer to it, switching AP and frequency as he does so.

CONfiguraTION

Before configuring the Wireless Super G Outdoor PoE Access Point and Bridge, check that the hardware connections have been properly made. If your PC is wireless, check its card utility to make sure that the signal strength is good and that the LEDs light up on the device.

Open a Web browser and enter the device’s LAN IP address in the browser’s address field. The default address is 192.168.10.100.

The Configuration Menu’s left-hand-side navigation panel presents four main sections — Basic, Advanced, Status and Super User — which are detailed below along with each of their subsections.

Basic: Site Survey

This screen presents some of the current basic settings.

Basic: Administration

This screen allows you to change the username and password for admin user and end user. Both defaults are “admin,” reverted to after every resetting to the factory defaults. NOTE: Both the username and the password are case sensitive. After making any changes, reboot the device for these changes to take effect.

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