You will have to log into each unit and set them up. They come from the factory with the address 192.168.1.20 and mask 255.255.255.0. You will have to set a computer temporarily to an address in that subnet (I use 192.168.1.100) and mask, then plug it into the LAN port of the power injector with an ethernet cable. You should then be able to use a web browser to connect to 192.168.1.20 and log in with the default user name and password.
From there you can refer to this quick guide
. You might print this out as I will refer to it from here on.
At step 2 make sure the Network Mode is set to Bridge. For the IP address you could choose to use DHCP, but that will make it difficult to locate the radios later if you need to make changes, so I would suggest choosing two addresses from your current LAN network, like 192.168.1.10 and 1.11 (assuming your exiting router uses 192.168.1.1 for it's LAN address). Set the first radio to the first selected address (192.168.1.10 in my example) and the Netmask to 255.255.255.0, and the Gateway and DNS both to the address of your existing router, probably 192.168.1.1. Once you save this you will have to reconnect to the radio using the address you assigned.
At Step 3 you need to configure one unit, the one that will be connected to your current LAN, as Access Point. Give it an SSID (network name) different from the one you use in the house, and choose a channel, either 1, 6, or 11, that is not used by your home router. We will configure this one all the way first, then go back to set up the second.
Step 4 should look pretty much like the the guide, but should reflect your country as needed.
Step 5 should look like the example, except the key should be your own passphrase. (The only active fields should be WPA2, PSK, and the Passphrase.)
You might want a slight detour at this point to look at the settings in the System and Advanced menus. I change the system name to something meaningful and usually set the NTP client to use pool.ntp.org so the time is correct if I need to use the logs for troubleshooting. Logging is turned off by default, so no big deal here. The basic rule is, if you don't understand what it is, don't change it.
Choose a new login password for the radio for Step 6, then apply changes per Step 7.
Now connect your Access Point radio to your existing network and point it at the other building. Take the second radio out to the other building and point it back at the first. Connect your computer to the LAN port of the power injector and the radio to the POE port and fire it up. Login to the address you assigned it with a web browser.
At Step 3 select Station (which should be the default) and then click the Select... button. The radio will do a quick sniff and show you the access points it is receiving. One of them should be the one we just set up. Select it from the list and it should populate back into the field on the main page.
Steps 4 to 6 should match the other unit, along with any other settings you changed.
Apply the changes and the units should link. Set your computer back to DHCP for it's address and connect to the LAN port on the second radio's POE injector and you should get a DHCP address from the home router and be online.
Physically the setup should look like:
->Access Point Radio->Wireless
->Remote PC or Switch
One more step - write the IP address and administrator login info on a label for each radio and stick it on the power injector for future reference. If someone has physical access at that point the passwords don't matter much anyway as the reset button on the radio will reset them.
Let me know if you still have problems.
Edited by Orecomm, 21 September 2010 - 02:39 PM.