4 Basic Concepts - 1/3 Gateway The Mesh node that connected to the wired network infrastructureIn the same Mesh Group, only ONE gateway is allowedRelayThe Mesh Node that bridging between WiFi AP interfaces and Mesh backhaul interfaceIn the same Mesh Group, no limits in the number of Relay nodes
5 Basic Concept – 2/3 Layer 2 / Layer 3 MAC layer bridging or IP layer routing for Mesh AP nodes.The MAP-3120 supports Layer 2 bridging.At Layer 2 mode, all the packet forwarding are base on Layer 2 MAC address just like Ethernet SwitchesBackhaulThe connection between Mesh APs.Basically, it is the same “group” of Mesh AP using the same SSID, Wireless Frequency / Channel, and Security settingsNo limits in the Mesh Nodes, BUT, the same Mesh Group will use the same backhaul bandwidth, say, a 54Mbps
6 Basic Concepts - 3/3 WiFi AP The second RF interface of MAP-3120 that support standard Wireless Access Point featuresVLANThe MAP-3120 supports multiple VLAN (up to 15), when one more new VLAN enabled, MAP-3120 will automatically create a new SSID (a new virtual AP) for the system so that different wireless group can use different SSID to access different wired network (through 802.1q VLAN tagging)NMSNetwork Management Software, MAP-3120 supports central management through one software installed PC. The PC can find all the configured Mesh AP in one management screen
7 Install Hypothesis – 1/2 Network Environment Office Building Users located in different floorsDaily operation: , Internet surfing, data processing, etc.Mobile workers could walk aroundNetwork PlanAll the Users use DHCP to get the IP Address ( x)DHCP Server locate at computer room ( )Mesh Network Management PC ( )Internet Router locate at computer room ( )
8 Install Hypothesis -2/2 Network Requirement N x MAP (depends on the real environment, in this guide, Say: 3 Mesh Nodes, 1 Gateway, 2 Relay)1 x Ethernet Switch1 x Internet Router1 x DHCP server (or Router with DHCP enabled)2.4GHz b/g Wireless Coverage5.8GHz a Wireless Backhaul Link5.8GHz a Wireless Backhaul Indirect Link
9 Install Steps at Web Interface With the Network Hypothesis, please follow the steps below to Configure your MAP-3120 one by oneStep 1: Knowing the Default SettingStep 2: Operating ModeStep 3: Country ModeStep 4: DNS SettingsStep 5: IP SettingsStep 6: Mesh SettingsStep 7: Wireless AP SettingsStep 8: Reboot
10 Step 1: The Settings The MAP-3120 comes with the default setting Operation Mode: GatewayIP Address: /24Gateway IP:Country Mode: FCCMesh Settings:RF Band: aFrequency: Channel 160: 5.8GHzData Rate: AutoTX Power: 20dbmSecurity: OpenWireless Settings:RF Band: gFrequency: Auto
11 Step 1: The Settings Please setup the management PC to 192.168.0.250 Start up the Web page with HTTPSUser name / Password: admin / adminClick on Radio button to pull down the command menuHint:In this Guide, to quick install the three Mesh AP, we will start the settings from Relay AP first!That is: Setup Relay 1 -> Relay 2 -> GatewayClick on menu options to show up the command page
12 Step 2: Operating Mode Click on System -> System Hint: Hint: Here should shows the configuration saved messageHint:In the following sections, please check “Configuration Saved” after you click on Apply button.And after all the configuration are settle down, we will reboot to activate them at one time.If this saved message do not show up, you will need to Apply again.Hint:You can also key in the meaningful message to the related column.For example,Name: Relay1Location: Accounting Dept.Select the Mode to L2 RelayClick on Apply to save the settings
13 Step 3: Country Mode Click on System -> Advance Scroll down to “Wireless” sectionSelect the Country follow your locationClick on Apply to save the settings
14 Step 4: DNS Settings Click on Network -> DNS Settings In here we will setup the DNS and the GatewayKey in the DNS IP address of your ISPKey in the Gateway IP address. In this guide:Click on Apply to save the settings
15 Step 5: IP Address Settings Click on Network -> VLANIn here we will setup the IP addressKey in the IP address. In this guide: ~ 3Click on Edit to modify default VLAN’s IP addressHint:By default VLAN 0 will be: Enabled and packet type is Untagged.If click on Inactive VLAN and enable VLAN1 ~ 15, then VLAN1 ~ 15 will be Tagged packets follow its VLAN ID.Please be ware of this and setup the VLAN of the Switch accordingly.Click on Apply to save the settings
16 Step 6: Mesh Settings Here to setup the Wireless Backhaul Hint: Hint: Frequency could vary on different country.Hint:ESSID should be the same for the rest Mesh AP in this same Mesh Group. Different ESSID will results in another Mesh groups.Hint:If there are security concern, you can also turn on the Security options.And there can be: WEP or AES.
17 Step 7: Wireless AP Settings Setup the Local AP interfaceClick on Edit to modify the Logical AP Settings.Click on Apply to save the settings if there is any change to the AP Logical Settings.Hint:If there is other VLAN enabled, you will find that MAP-3120 will automatically create a new Virtual AP here.Click on Apply if there is any change to Physical Settings above.
18 Click on Reboot to restart the device Step 8: RebootAfter the 7 steps above, you’d just configured the first MAP-3120You can either Reboot this device or, Power off and on to make the settings applied to the systemClick on Reboot to restart the deviceHint:After the reboot process, please use the new IP address for further configuration or management.
19 Now, the three Mesh AP is configured and ready for services! Step 8: RebootPlease continue for your second MAP-3120 (Relay 2) and third (Gateway) follow the 7 steps againConfigured!Configured!Configured!Now, the three Mesh AP is configured and ready for services!
20 SummaryThis guide base on the topology right-hand side to configure the three MAP-3120For more about the device setup, please also refer to the User’s ManualOr, you can get some more from App Guide 2.@ 2F@ 1F@ 1F