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Updated:August 16, 2017
Connect the AP541N Access Point to a PC
In order to edit any settings or configure any features, you need to access the configuration utility. The configuration utility is only accessible via Ethernet port.
This document describes how to connect to the AP541N access point through the Ethernet Interface.
Connect the AP541N to a PC
Step 1. Connect the AP541N to the PC or to a location on the network with the use of an Ethernet cable.
Step 2. Connect the AP541N to its power adapter and allow the device to boot.
Step 3. On the PC, navigate to Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center > Change Adapter Settings, then right click Ethernet and Select Properties. User account credentials window appears, enter the windows login credentials if any and click yes.
Step 4. On the Networking Tab, scroll down and choose Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPV4) and click Properties.
Step 5. Enter your IP Address in the IP Address field which is the numerical assignment to device which uses Internet Protocol to communicate. The IP address of the device must be the same as the router, except for the last number.
Step 6. Enter the Subnet Mask in the Subnet Mask field which is a 32-bit number that masks an IP address, and divides the IP address into network address and host address.
Step 7. Enter the Default Gateway in the Default Gateway field which is a node on a network that acts as an access point to another network.
Step 8. Apply the network setting changes.
Note: DHCP can be enabled on both the PC and Access Point to let the PC connect automatically by use of an IP address from the DHCP.
Step 9. In a web browser, enter the IP address of the Access Point.
Step 10. Enter the default username and password. This is usually cisco/cisco or admin/admin.