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Table Of Contents

Internet Browser Interface

Information You Need For Configuration

Configuring the Radio Card and PC

Initial Configuration of Base Station

PC Setup

Radio Settings

Subsequent Configuration Changes to Base Station

PC Setup

Radio Settings

Using the IP Setup Utility

Installing the IPSU

Finding the Base Station's IP Address

Using an Internet Browser

NAT Function

DHCP Server Function

Cable or DSL Modem Mode

WEP Key Conversion

Access Point Mode

PPP-Over-Ethernet Mode

Dial-Up Mode


Internet Browser Interface


You can use a wireless PC with an IEEE 802.11 DSSS client radio card (hereafter referred to as a radio card) and an Internet browser to initially set or change the base station configuration. The following sections describe the Internet browser procedures you must follow to configure the base station.

This chapter describes using the base station's Internet browser interface from a wireless PC. Also, this chapter describes the wireless PC settings needed to communicate with the base station.

Here's what you'll find in this chapter:

Information You Need For Configuration

Configuring the Radio Card and PC

Using the IP Setup Utility

Using an Internet Browser

Information You Need For Configuration

For you to communicate with the base station, certain parameters must be set on the wireless PC and the base station. For proper operation, parameters in the base station must match the ISP settings.

Before configuring the base station, gather the following information (your network administrator or ISP should be able to provide any missing information):

Choose the operating mode of the base station from the following options:

Cable or DSL modem mode for connections to an ISP through a cable or DSL modem.

Dial-up mode connects the base station to a telephone line and uses the internal modem to communicate with an ISP.

PPP-over-Ethernet mode connects the base station to an ISP by using a point-to-point protocol over cable or DSL modem.

Access Point mode supports a standalone wireless network or connects to an internal LAN for wireless access. This configuration allows wireless terminals to access local LAN resources such as printers and servers.

For radio parameters, the following information is needed:

SSID—service set identifier (SSID) is a special unique name assigned to a wireless radio network for identification purposes. To communicate, all wireless PCs and the base station must use the same SSID. Typically, this can be any name (1 to 32 ACSII characters); for example: Fido, Rover, 123, Air Plane, Apollo 10, Base Station 1, Charlie Brown, Alice, and so on.

WEP Encryption Key—A special sequence of characters used to restrict access to the wireless network. If you are using encryption, all wireless PCs and the base station must use the same encryption key. This is the same as the Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) Key parameter of an enterprise wireless device. Typically, this can be any value (1 to 13 ASCII characters or 1 to 26 hexadecimal characters); for example: 1234567890123, 5ABC234590123, 101Hubble2011, a@5gh%jk&V2+$, 31A454F1234BC89DE45CDE1237, and so on.


Note In some ISP systems, the login username might have a longer format similar to username@ISPname.net, or username@netname.ISPname.net.


For dial-up modem operation, gather the following information:

Login username—The name of the ISP account.

Login password—The password associated with the ISP account.

Phone number—The dial-in telephone number for the ISP.

Tone or pulse dial—A telephone line setting used by the modem.

Domain name—The domain name of the ISP network, such as ISPname.net or netname.ISPname.net.

For cable or DSL modem operation, gather the following information:

Base station name—Name assigned to the base station.

Auto DHCP—Indicates if an external DHCP server is used.

Base station IP address—The ISP assigned external address.

Subnet mask—The ISP assigned subnet mask.

Default gateway—The ISP assigned gateway.

DNS Server 1—The ISP assigned primary server.

DNS Server 2—The ISP assigned secondary server.

Domain name—The Domain name of the ISP network, such as ISPname.net or netname.ISPname.net.

For PPP-over-Ethernet operation, gather the following information:

Login username—The name of the ISP account.

Login password—The password associated with the ISP account.

Service name—The name of the ISP.

Domain name—The domain name of the ISP network; for example: ISPname.net or netname.ISPname.net.

For Access Point operation, gather fhe following information:

Base station name—The name assigned to the base station.

Auto DHCP—Indicates whether an external DHCP server is used.

Base station IP address—The base station assigned IP address.

Subnet Mask—The network subnet mask.

Default Gateway—The network gateway.

DNS Server 1—The network primary server.

DNS Server 2—The network secondary server.

Configuring the Radio Card and PC

For you to communicate with the base station, the radio card in the wireless PC must be installed and operational. Also, the wireless PC and radio card must be properly configured as indicated in the following sections.

Initial Configuration of Base Station

For the initial configuration, the base station default parameters must be used, which requires specific settings for the wireless PC and the radio card. To revise the wireless PC network parameters, refer to "Wireless PC Network Settings," and to the Help guides provided by your operating system. To revise the radio card parameters, use the utilities provided by the vendor of your radio card.

PC Setup


Step 1 In the PC's TCP/IP Protocol properties set your radio card to automatically obtain an IP address from a DHCP server. This is the easiest and recommended method; however, the user can manually set the following IP address information:

Set the IP address to 192.168.200.xxx, where xxx is a value from 102 to a maximum value of 254.

Set the subnet mask to 255.255.255.000

Set the default gateway to 192.168.200.1


Note Each wireless PC must have a unique IP address. To configure the base station, the wireless PC must be on the same subnet as the base station.


Radio Settings

To configure the base station for the first time, you must configure the wireless PC's radio card with the base station default parameters. Activate the radio card driver and use your vendor-supplied utilities to revise the following radio card settings:

Set the SSID parameter to tsunami

Set the WEP Encryption Key parameter to the following value:

Hexadecimal input—30313233343536373839303132

Set the Network Type parameter to Base Station (Infostructure), or Enterprise

Set the Data Rate parameter to Auto

Set Authentication Request parameter to Open

Set Encryption parameter to Enabled or OFF


Caution The base station default parameters are set to 128-bit encryption and mixed-cell operation. Radio cards that do not provide 128-bit encryption or mixed-cell operation should have encryption set to Off. You should verify the encryption capability of the radio card prior to enabling encryption. For Cisco Aironet radio cards, you can use the BSCU to check the encryption capability of your card. The BSCU only allows encryption when the radio card supports 128-bit encryption.

If the Encryption parameter is enabled, set to 128 bit Encryption.

If the Encryption parameter is enabled, set Allow Association to Mixed Cells.


Note The Allow Association to Mixed Cells parameter is turned on when the base station contains the default SSID setting and turned off when changed from this default value.


Subsequent Configuration Changes to Base Station

After the base station is initially configured, the settings required in the wireless PC and radio card depend on the base station's new settings. Also, when the base station is configured for Access Point mode and to automatically obtain IP address information, you must obtain the base station's assigned network IP address information to use an Internet browser to access the base station. This can be done through the IP Setup Utility found on the Cisco Aironet 340 Series Base Station CD (see "Installing the IPSU" section). To revise the wireless PC network parameters, refer to "Wireless PC Network Settings," and to the Help guides provided by your operating system. To revise the radio card parameters, use the utilities provided by the vendor of your radio card.

PC Setup

In the PC's TCP/IP Protocol properties, set the radio card to automatically obtain an IP address through a DHCP server. This is the easiest and recommended method; however, you can manually set the network address information.

All Modes Except Access Point Mode

You can manually set the network address information as shown below:

Set the IP address to 192.168.200.xxx, where xxx is a value from 102 to a maximum value of 254.

Set the subnet mask to 255.255.255.000.

Set the default gateway to 192.168.200.1.


Note Each wireless PC must have a unique IP address. To configure the base station, the wireless PC must be in the same subnet as the base station.


Access Point Mode

When a wired network is connected to the base station, the base station network address settings depend on the settings used on the wired network. Typically, this information is provided by a network administrator or the person who defined the settings for the wired network. You must set the values specified for the following paramters:

IP address

Subnet mask

Default gateway

DNS server 1

DNS server 2


Note Each wireless PC must have a unique IP address. To configure the base station, the wireless PC must be in the same subnet as the base station.


Radio Settings

After the base station is initially configured, you must verify or change the wireless PC's radio card settings to match the base station settings. Verify the following radio card parameters:

SSID

WEP Encryption Key or WEP Key

Network Type

Data Rate

Authentication Request

Encryption

128-bit Encryption

Allow Association to Mixed Cells

Using the IP Setup Utility

You can use the IP Setup Utility (IPSU) to determine the IP address of a device by using the MAC address. This is useful when a DHCP server automatically assigns the device IP address. IPSU is needed to find the base station's IP address when the base station is configured for Access Point mode, and has a DHCP server assigned IP address

You must use the base station IP address in order to use an Internet browser to configure the base station from a wireless PC. In all modes except Access Point mode, the base station uses the default IP address of 192.168.200.1 on the wireless network. In Access Point mode, the base station external IP address is used on the wireless network. Therefore, you must use the IPSU to obtain the IP address in Access Point mode.

The following sections explain how to install and use the utility to find the base station IP address.

Installing the IPSU

IPSU is on the Cisco Aironet 340 Series Base Station CD. Follow these steps to install IPSU:


Step 1 Put the Cisco Aironet 340 Series Base Station CD in the CD-ROM drive of the wireless PC you are using to configure the base station.

Step 2 Use Windows Explorer to view the contents of the CD. Double-click the IPSU folder, and double-click setup.exe. Follow the steps provided by the installation wizard.

Step 3 Double-click the IPSU icon on your computer desktop to start the utility.


Finding the Base Station's IP Address

To use IPSU on a wireless PC, the radio card must be associated to the base station. On a Cisco Aironet client radio card, verify that the green LED is blinking slowly. When using other vendor radio cards, check with the vendor documentation. Follow these steps to find the base station IP address:


Step 1 When the utility window opens, make sure Get IP addr is selected in the entry box.


Note Do not click on Set Parameters. To change the base station name or IP address use the Internet browser or the BSCU.


Step 2 Type the base station MAC address in the Device MAC ID field. The MAC address is a 12-digit number printed on a label on the bottom of the unit. The base station MAC address might look like the following example: 0040964D5566.


Note The MAC address field in the IPSU is not case-sensitive.


Step 3 Click Get IP Address. You should record the base station IP address for future reference.


Using an Internet Browser

The base station supports access to the main configuration menu through an Internet browser. To start a connection using an Internet browser, type the base station IP address (similar to 192.168.200.1) in the browser's location field. (If you are using Netscape, the field is labeled Netsite or Location; if you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer, the field is labeled Address.) Press Enter.


Caution Because the base station is being configured through a wireless connection, enabling a new SSID or WEP Encryption Key parameter could interrupt connectivity to the device. To communicate with the base station these parameters in the wireless device must exactly match the base station's settings. Do not click Use new SSID and key until all other base station configuration changes are made.

shows the base station default Main menu screen. To make changes to the base station configuration options, click on selections or type text in the entry boxes.

The Main menu screen displayed through an Internet browser depends upon the setting of the base station's configuration parameters. Specifically, the Operating mode parameter has four options that produce individual screens; these screens can contain extra parameters if the base station does not automatically obtain network addresses. The base station supports the following operating modes:

Cable or DSL modem mode—See "Cable or DSL Modem Mode" section

Access Point mode—See "Access Point Mode" section

PPP-over-Ethernet mode—See "PPP-Over-Ethernet Mode" section

Dial-up mode—See "Dial-Up Mode" section

Figure 3-1 Base Station Default Main Menu Screen

NAT Function

Network Address Translation (NAT) is an Internet standard that allows a device to use a set of IP addresses for local traffic and a different set for external Internet traffic. Before a packet is sent from an internal LAN, the NAT function translates the internal IP address into an external IP address. This address translation shields the internal IP addresses from the public Internet.

When configured for cable or DSL modem, PPP-over-Ethernet, or dial-up operating modes, the base station provides a NAT function for all connected devices. The base station NAT function uses the base station external IP address for all wireless devices and wired devices that communicate on the Internet.

Using the NAT function can lower communication performance when multiple devices access the Internet at the same time. Performance degradation is most noticeable in dial-up operations.

DHCP Server Function

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) allows network devices to automatically request an IP address from a DHCP server. The server issues IP addresses from an assigned address pool or range.

When configured for cable or DSL modem, PPP-over-Ethernet, or dial-up operating mode, the base station provides a DHCP server function for the wireless devices. In dial-up mode, the base station also provides the DHCP function for all wired devices on an internal LAN connected to the Ethernet port.


Caution When the base station is configured for dial-up operation, do not connect it to a wired LAN supported by a DHCP server. Doing so produces incorrect IP address assignments on the wired LAN because the base station DHCP server function supports both wireless and wired devices in dial-up mode.

The base station DHCP server function assigns addresses based on its default IP address of 192.168.200.1. The base station increments its IP address by one for each requesting device; for example, the first device requesting an IP address receives an IP address of 192.168.200.2, the second device receives 192.168.200.3, and so on. The DHCP server function in the base station is limited to 100 IP addresses for both wired and wireless devices. When the limit is reached, additional DHCP requests are ignored.

Cable or DSL Modem Mode

The cable or DSL modem operating mode supports an ISP-provided high-speed Ethernet connection for the base station using a cable modem or DSL modem. To access your ISP account, you must configure specific ISP-supplied parameters into the base station. Table 3-1 lists and describes the cable or DSL modem parameters. Follow the instructions in the tables to set or change any parameter.

shows the Cable or DSL Modem screen with the network address fields that must be manually entered when the "Obtain network address automatically" parameter is set to Off.


Note When entering information in the Internet browser entry boxes, you must complete the entry by pressing the Enter key.


Figure 3-2 Cable or DSL Modem Mode Screen with Manual Address Fields

Table 3-1 Cable or DSL Modem and Access Point Mode Parameters 

Parameter
Description

SSID

This entry identifies the base station radio network and must be used by all wireless devices communicating with the base station.

To change this value, enter a new name in the entry box, and press Enter.

Range: 1 to 32 ASCII characters

Default: tsunami

WEP encryption key in ASCII

The WEP encryption key can be entered in ASCII or hexidecimal (hex). This field is used to input ASCII characters for the key.

This entry is used with 128-bit encryption to provide security. The encryption key used must be set up exactly the same on all wireless devices and the base station. On enterprise wireless devices the encryption key corresponds to the WEP key.

To change the key, enter off or a new encryption key in the entry box, and press Enter.


Note The WEP Encryption Key is displayed only while it is being entered. After the key is entered, the field is blank.


(For additional information see "WEP Key Conversion" section.)

Range: off, or 1 to 13 ASCII characters

Default: 0123456789012—ASCII entry

WEP encryption key in hex

The WEP encryption key can be entered in ASCII or hexidecimal (hex). This field is used to input hex characters for the key.

This entry is used with 128-bit encryption to provide security. The encryption key used must be set up exactly the same on all wireless devices and the base station. On enterprise wireless devices this key corresponds to the WEP key.

To change the key, enter off or a new encryption key in the entry box, and press Enter.


Note The WEP Encryption Key is displayed only while it is being entered. After the key is entered, the field is blank.


(For additional information see "WEP Key Conversion" section.)

Range: off, or 1 to 26 characters (0 to 9 and a to f )

Default: 30313233343536373839303132—Hex entry

Use new SSID and key

To activate the new SSID and WEP encryption key, click Use new SSID and key.


Note To change the SSID, you must enter the WEP encryption key.


Operating mode

This field specifies the operating mode (or connection type) used by the base station. To change the operating mode, click on the desired mode.

Range: cable_DSL_modem, accesspoint, PPP over ethernet, or dialup

Default: cable_DSL_modem

Base station name

This entry specifies the name that identifies the base station. To change this value, enter a new name in the entry box, and press Enter.

Range: 1 to 16 ASCII characters

Default: BSM340_xxxxxx, or BSE340_xxxxxx

Where xxxxxx denotes the last 6 digits of the base station MAC address—a unique hardware based number used to identify the base station on Ethernet links.

Where BSM denotes an integrated modem, and BSE denotes Ethernet only.

Obtain network address automatically

The on option specifies that the base station automatically obtains IP address information from a DHCP server. The off option specifies that the entries are manually entered. To changes this field, click On or Off.

Range: on or off

Default: on

Internet address

In cable or DSL modem mode, this entry specifies the base station IP address used on the Internet. In Access Point mode, this entry specifies the base station IP address used on the wireless and internal wired networks.

Type a new IP Address in the edit box to change this value, and press Enter.

Default: no default value

Internet subnet mask

This entry specifies the address mask used to determine if a message is to or from a supported subnet. Typical form for the entry is 255.255.0.0. Type a new subnet mask in the edit box to change this value, and press Enter.

Default: no default value

Internet default gateway

This entry specifies the IP address for the network gateway used for routing messages. Type a new IP address in the edit box to change this value, and press Enter.

Default: no default value

DNS server 1

This entry specifies the IP address of the primary DNS server. Type a new IP address in the edit box to change this value, and press Enter.

Default: no default value

DNS server 2

This entry specifies the IP address of the secondary DNS server. Type a new IP address in the edit box to change this value, and press Enter.

Default: no default value

Domain name

This entry specifies the domain name of your ISP, such as ISPname.net. Enter a new name in the edit box to change this value, and press Enter.


Note In Access Point mode, the Domain name field is not used by the base station.


Range: 1 to 50 ASCII characters

Default: no default value

Log and alarm history

This field displays the log and alarm history information. To view this information click Log and alarm history.

Load new firmware via browser

This field allows the base station firmware to be upgraded. See "Upgrading the Firmware in the Base Station."


WEP Key Conversion

The base station supports two formats for the WEP Encryption Key parameter:

ASCII—1 to 13 ASCII characters

When using ASCII format option, the base station converts each ASCII character into its corresponding 8-bit hexadecimal code value. For example: the entry 1 2 3 4 A B C ! @ # [ is converted into 31 32 33 34 41 42 43 21 40 23 5B 00 00 (spaces added for clarity). In this example, two null characters were inserted to complete the entry.


Note For entries less than 13 characters, the base station inserts ASCII null characters to complete the 13 characters. Each ASCII null character converts into the 00 hexadecimal character.


Hexadecimal—1 to 26 characters, using 0 to 9 and A to F.

When using the Hexadecimal format option, the base station converts two entered characters into one 8-bit hexadecimal code. For example: the entry 0 1 2 3 8 9 0 5 A B C D E F 7 is converted into 01 23 89 05 AB CD EF 70 00 00 00 00 00 (spaces added for clarity). In this example, 11 null characters were inserted to complete the entry.


Note For entries less than 26 characters, the base station inserts ASCII null characters to complete the 26 characters. Two ASCII null characters convert into the 00 hexadecimal character.


Access Point Mode

Access Point mode allows the base station to connect to an internal wired LAN. In this mode the wireless devices can access the wired LAN for network resources. Table 3-1 describes Access Point mode parameters. Follow the instructions in the tables to set or change any parameter.

shows the Access Point mode screen with network address fields for you to manually enter. The extra network address fields occur when the "Obtain network address automatically" parameter is set to off. When this parameter is set to on, the base station obtains the network address information from a DHCP server on the wired network.

In Access Point mode the base station does not provide a DHCP server function or NAT function for the wireless devices. If the wired network contains a DHCP server, it is recommended that the wireless PCs be set to automatically obtain network information through DHCP. The base station will function as a typical Access Point and pass DHCP packets to or from the DHCP server.


Note The base station's IP address is required to use an Internet browser to access or change the configuration of the base station. To obtain the base station IP address, you can use the IP Setup Utility (IPSU) found on the Cisco Aironet 340 Series Base Station CD (see "Installing the IPSU" section).



Note In Access Point mode, the Domain name field is not used by the base station.


You can also use an Ethernet cross-over cable to connect a single wired PC to the base station (refer to the Cisco Aironet 340 Series Base Station Hardware Installation Guide for additional information).


Note When entering information in the Internet browser entry boxes, you must complete the entry by pressing the Enter key.


Figure 3-3 Access Point Mode Screen with Manual Network Address Fields

PPP-Over-Ethernet Mode

PPP-over-Ethernet mode is used when your ISP uses the Point-to-Point Protocol through a cable or DSL modem. You can change the parameters used to access your ISP account, but you must obtain the parameter values from your ISP. Figure 3-4 contains the PPP-over-Ethernet Mode screen. Table 3-2 describes the PPP-over-Ethernet Mode parameters; follow the instructions in the table to set or change any parameter.


Note When entering information in the Internet browser entry boxes, you must complete the entry by pressing the Enter key.


Figure 3-4 PPP-over-Ethernet Mode Screen

Table 3-2 PPP-Over-Ethernet Mode Parameters  

Parameter
Description

SSID

This entry identifies the base station radio network and must be used by all wireless devices communicating with the base station.

To change this value, enter a new name in the entry box, and press Enter.

Range: 1 to 32 ASCII characters

Default: tsunami

WEP encryption key in ASCII

The WEP encryption key can be entered in ASCII or hexidecimal (hex). This field is used to input ASCII characters for the key.

This entry is used with 128-bit encryption to provide security. The encryption key used must be set up exactly the same on all wireless devices and the base station. On enterprise wireless devices this key corresponds to the WEP key.

To change the password, enter off or an encryption key in the entry box, and press Enter.


Note The WEP Encryption Key is displayed only while it is being entered. After the key is entered, the field is blank.


(For additional information see "WEP Key Conversion" section.)

Range: off, or 1 to 13 ASCII characters

Default: 0123456789012—ASCII entry

WEP encryption key in hex

The WEP encryption key can be entered in ASCII or hexidecimal (hex). This field is used to input hex characters for the key.

This entry is used with 128-bit encryption to provide security. The encryption key used must be set up exactly the same on all wireless devices and the base station. On enterprise wireless devices this key corresponds to the WEP key.

To change the key, enter off or a new encryption key in the entry box, and press Enter.


Note The WEP Encryption Key is displayed only while it is being entered. After the key is entered, the field is blank.


(For additional information see "WEP Key Conversion" section.)

Range: off, or 1 to 26 characters (0 to 9 and a to f)

Default: 30313233343536373839303132—Hex entry

Use new SSID and key

To activate the new SSID and WEP encryption key parameters, click Use new SSID and key.


Note To change the SSID, you must enter the WEP encryption key.


Operating mode

This field specifies the operating mode (or connection type) used by the base station. To change the operating mode, click on the desired mode.

Range: cable_DSL_modem, accesspoint, PPP over ethernet, or dialup

Default: cable_DSL_modem

Base station name

This entry specifies the name that identifies the base station. To change this value, enter a new name in the entry box, and press Enter.

Range: 1 to 16 ASCII characters

Default: BSM340_xxxxxx, or BSE340_xxxxxx

Where xxxxxx denotes the last 6 digits of the base station MAC address—a unique hardware-based number used to identify the base station on Ethernet links.

Where BSM denotes an integrated modem, and BSE denotes Ethernet only.

Login user name

This entry specifies the name you use to log into your ISP account. Enter a new name in the edit box to change this value, and press Enter.


Note In some ISP systems, the login username might have a longer format similar to username@ISPname.net. or username@netname.ISPname.net.


Range: 1 to 50 ASCII characters

Default: no default value

Login password

This entry specifies the password used to access your ISP account. Type a new password in the edit box to change this value, and press Enter.

Range: 1 to 50 ASCII characters

Default: no default value

Service name

This entry specifies the ISP service used for this connection. To change this value, enter a new name in the entry box, and press Enter.

Range: 1 to 50 ASCII characters

Default: no default value

Domain name

This entry specifies the domain name for your ISP, such as ISPname.net.

Enter a new name in the edit box to change this value, and press Enter.

Range: 1 to 50 ASCII characters

Default: no default value

Log and alarm history

This field displays the log and alarm history information. To view this information click Log and alarm history.

Load new firmware via browser

This field allows the base station's firmware to be upgraded. See "Upgrading the Firmware in the Base Station."


Dial-Up Mode

The dial-up mode supports the optional built-in modem with which the base station connects to your ISP. In this mode the base station can be connected to an Ethernet hub to provide dial-up Internet connection for wireless and wired devices. You can also use an Ethernet cross-over cable to connect a single wired PC to the base station. shows the Dial-Up mode Screen. Table 3-3 describes the Dial-Up Mode screen parameters. Follow the instructions in the table to change any parameter, but you must obtain the values from your ISP.


Caution When the base station is configured for dial-up operation, do not connect it to a wired LAN supported by a DHCP server. Doing so will produce incorrect IP address assignments on the wired LAN because the base station's DHCP server function supports both wireless and wired devices in dial-up mode.


Note The base station does not support the proprietary AOL dial-up protocol.



Note If your wireless PC's Internet browser and e-mail programs initiate auto-dial, you must reconfigure the programs to use a LAN connection rather than a dial-up connection to prevent them from attempting to dial the ISP.



Note When entering information in the Internet browser entry boxes, you must complete the entry by pressing the Enter key.


Figure 3-5 Dial-Up Mode Screen with Manual Network Address Fields

Table 3-3 Dial-Up Mode Parameters  

Parameter
Description

SSID

This entry is used to identify the base station radio network and must be used by all wireless devices communicating with the base station.

To change this value, enter a new name in the entry box, and press Enter.

Range: 1 to 32 ASCII characters

Default: tsunami

WEP encryption key in ASCII

The WEP encryption key can be entered in ASCII or hexidecimal (hex). This field is used to input ASCII characters for the key.

This entry is used with 128-bit encryption to provide security. The encryption key used must be set up exactly the same on all wireless devices and the base station. On enterprise wireless devices this key corresponds to the WEP key.

To change the key, enter off or a new encryption key in the entry box, and press Enter.


Note The WEP Encryption Key is displayed only while it is being entered. After the key is entered, the field is blank.


(For additional information see "WEP Key Conversion" section.)

Range: off, or 1 to 13 ASCII characters

Default: 0123456789012—ASCII entry

WEP encryption key in hex

The WEP encryption key can be entered in ASCII or hexidecimal (hex). This field is used to input hex characters for the key.

This entry is used with 128-bit encryption to provide security. The encryption key used must be set up exactly the same on all wireless devices and the base station. On enterprise wireless devices this key corresponds to the WEP key.

To change the key, enter off or a new encryption key in the entry box, and press Enter.


Note The WEP Encryption Key is displayed only while it is being entered. After the key is entered, the field is blank.


(For additional information see "WEP Key Conversion" section.)

Range: off, or 1 to 26 characters (0 to 9 and a to f)

Default: 30313233343536373839303132—Hex entry

Use new SSID and key

To activate the new SSID and WEP encryption key parameters, click Use new SSID and key.


Note To change the SSID, you must enter the WEP encryption key.


Operating mode

This field specifies the operating mode (or connection type) used by the base station. To change the operating mode, click on the desired mode.

Range: cable_DSL_modem, accesspoint, PPP over ethernet, or dialup

Default: cable_DSL_modem

Base station name

This entry specifies the name that identifies the base station. To change this value, enter a new name in the entry box, and press Enter.

Range: 1 to 16 ASCII characters

Default: BSM340_xxxxxx, or BSE340_xxxxxx

Where xxxxxx denotes the last 6 digits of the base station MAC address—a unique hardware-based number used to identify the base station on Ethernet links.

Where BSM denotes an integrated modem, and BSE denotes Ethernet only.

Dial on demand

When set to On, the modem automatically dials up and logs onto your ISP account whenever Internet access is required. When set to Off, you must manually initiate the dial-up operation.

Click on or off to change this setting.

Range: on or off

Default: on

Minutes of idle time to cause hangup

This entry specifies the amount of idle time allowed before the modem hangs up the telephone. Type a new setting in the edit box to change this value.

Range: 1 to 120 minutes

Default: 10 minutes

Start a connection

You can use this parameter to manually start a dial-up connection. Click Start a connection to manually activate a dial-in connection.

Stop a connection

You can use this parameter to manually stop a dial-up connection. Click Stop a connection to manually hang-up the telephone.

Default: no default value

Login user name

This entry specifies the name you use to log into your ISP account. Enter a new name in the edit box to change this value, and press Enter.


Note In some ISP systems, the login username might have a longer format similar to username@ISPname.net or username@netname.ISPname.net.


Range: 1 to 50 ASCII characters

Default: no default value

Login password

This entry specifies the password used to access your ISP account. Type a new password in the edit box to change this value, and press Enter.

Range: 1 to 50 ASCII characters

Default: no default value

Phone number

This entry specifies the telephone number you use to access the dial-in facility of your ISP. Enter a new telephone number to change this value, and press Enter.


Note In some telephone systems, you must include the area code for a local telephone number.


Range: 1 to 50 numbers

Default: no default value

Tone or pulse dialing

This entry specifies the use of type of dialing method the modem will use to dial telephone numbers. Click tone or pulse to change the setting.

Range: tone or pulse

Default: tone dialing

Domain name

This entry specifies the domain name of your ISP, such as ISPname.net. Enter a new name in the edit box to change this value, and press Enter.

Range: 1 to 50 ASCII characters

Default: no default value

Log and alarm history

This parameter displays the log and alarm history information. To view this information click Log and alarm history.

Load new firmware through browser

This parameter allows the base station's firmware to be upgraded. See "Upgrading the Firmware in the Base Station."