Note In some cases your broadband modem may have an integrated router capability and therefore a separate router placed between the broadband modem and the Cisco Aironet 600 Series OfficeExtend Access Point is not required.
To install the Cisco Aironet 600 Series OfficeExtend AP, follow these steps:
Step 1 Insert one end of the Ethernet cable into the Ethernet port of your home router/gateway and the other end into the WAN port of the 600 Series OfficeExtend Access Point.
Step 2 Insert the power cord into the power connector of the 600 Series OfficeExtend Access Point.
Step 3 Plug the other end of the power cord into your power source.
Step 4 Press the power toggle switch on the access point to the ON position.
Step 5 Use the 600 Series OfficeExtend Access Point LED table (see section“Understanding Cisco Aironet 600 Series OfficeExtend AP LEDs”) to understand the LEDs located on the top panel of the access point.
Note Connecting the 600 Series OfficeExtend Access Point should take 1 to 2 minutes. Your unit may require a software image download. If so, once the connection is made, the Status LED on the top of the unit flashes blue. The Status LED continues flashing until the download is complete. When the download is complete, your access point restarts. Once connected to the controller, the Status LED displays a solid blue or purple.
Step 6 If your IT administrator has not pre-provisioned the 600 Series Office Extend AP with the IP address of the Wireless LAN Controller, follow Steps 7 through 17.
Step 7 Obtain the IP address of your Wireless LAN Controller from your company’s IT professional.
Step 8 Connect your laptop to the local Ethernet port 1, 2, or 3 on the 600 Series OfficeExtend access point.
Note Ethernet port 4 (Remote LAN port) may not be used to configure the 600 Series OfficeExtend access point.
Step 9 Enter the IP address of the 600 Series OfficeExtend access point in the Address field of your Internet browser (http://<ap-ipaddress>) and click Go. The default IP address is 10.0.0.1.
Note Make sure your laptop is not connected to your company’s network using a virtual private network (VPN) connection.
Step 10 When prompted, enter the username and password to log into the access point. The default username and password are admin and admin.
Step 11 On the 600 Series OfficeExtend Access Point Welcome page, click Enter. The 600 Series Office Extend Access Point Home Summary page appears.
Step 12 From the Home Summary page, click Configuration to open the Configuration page.
Step 13 From the Configuration page, click WAN to open the Configure WAN page.
Step 14 14 Enter the IP address of the Wireless LAN Controller in the Primary Controller IP Address field.
Step 15 Leave the Static IP check box unchecked to allow the WAN IP address to be assigned by DHCP.
Step 16 Click Apply to commit your changes.
Step 17 The screen switches to a verification screen. Click Continue when it appears.
The 600 Series OfficeExtend Access Point connects to the controller and downloads the current software image. Allow 5 minutes for the device to download and reboot with the new code and configuration.
Note The 600 Series OfficeExtend Access Point restarts when any change is applied on local the GUI. For example, changing the settings for the personal SSID causes interruption to the corporate SSID. It recovers only after the 600 Series OfficeExtend Access Point rejoins controller.
Note You do not need to configure any SSIDs for your 600 Series OfficeExtend AP to connect to your company network. The access point receives the company SSID when it connects to the company network by way of the Internet. If you have problems connecting to your company network, contact your IT administrator. You can configure your local SSID WLAN for other devices. Refer to the Cisco Aironet 600 Series OfficeExtend Access Point User Guide for more information.