Connecting to the Access Point

Console port

• Requires roll-over cable Telnet

• Requires an IP address Web Browser

• Requires an IP address

• Preferred connection To set an IP address:

• Set using Console port



1 Telnet



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As designed, manage Cisco Aironet Access Point using a Web browser. Telnet and Serial port menus are much more difficult to utilize.

To set an IP address you can either use DHCP or the Cisco Aironet IP Setup utility (IPSU).

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Make sure that the IPSU is installed on your laptop. You must also have a wireless adapter and an RF connection with the access point on which you want to change the IP address. The IPSU is available as a download from the Cisco website.

Step 1 Double-click the IPSU icon on your computer desktop to start IPSU. Step 2 Make sure Set Parameters is selected in the Function box.

Step 3 In the Device MAC ID field, enter the MAC address as it appears on the label on the bottom of the access point. It should contain six pairs of hexadecimal digits separated by periods or dashes.

Step 4 In the IP Address field, enter the IP address you want to assign to the access point.

The IP address should be on the same subnet as the device to which you will connect the access point.

Step 5 In the SSID field, enter the SSID you want to assign to the access point.

You cannot set the SSID without also setting the IP address. However, you can set the IP address without setting the SSID.

Step 6 Click Set Parameters.

IP address is set on the access point. This is best done through a wired Ethernet connection.

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The first time the access point is turned on, this is the default web page for the access point. It will remain the default page until a configuration is successfully applied or click OK.

■ System Name: This is the name of the system that appears in the titles of browser pages.

■ MAC Address: The Media Access Control address is a unique serial number permanently assigned by the manufacturer.

■ Configuration Server Protocol: This setting must match the network's method of IP address assignment.

■ IP Address/ IP Subnet Mask/ Gateway Default or IP Address/ Default IP Subnet Mask/ Default Gateway: These fields allow the assignment or change of the associated addresses of a station, specifically, the "bvi 1" interface for the IOS AP.

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