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HP V-M200 802.11n Access Point - Quick Setup

Quick Setup

At the first login to the management tool, the Quick Setup home page is automatically presented at the end of the login sequence. This page allows to choose one of four configuration scenarios to use as the basis for the network. Pick the scenario that most closely resembles your network and then make the appropriate settings.

This procedure uses the first option, Basic wireless network , as an example.

Select Basic wireless network and then OK . The Quick Setup Basic wireless network page is displayed. This page is divided into two sections: Step 1 and Step 2 .

Step 1: Specify access point settings

Configure settings as described in the following sections and then select Save :

Configure the radio

  • Wireless mode

    Select the mode that best supports the wireless client stations at your location. Supported wireless modes are determined by the regulatory domain. Available options may include one or more of the following:

    • 802.11n (5 GHz) : (Pure 802.11n) Up to 300 Mb/s in the 802.11n 5 GHz frequency band.

    • 802.11n/a : (Compatibility mode.) Up to 270 Mb/s for 802.11n and 54 Mb/s for 802.11a in the 5 GHz frequency band.

    • 802.11n (2.4 GHz) : (Pure 802.11n) Up to 300 Mb/s in the 802.11n 2.4 GHz frequency band.

    • 802.11n/g : (Compatibility mode.) Up to 270 Mb/s for 802.11n and 54 Mb/s for 802.11g in the 2.4 GHz frequency band. Only use this setting when support for 802.11g is necessary.

    • 802.11n/b/g : (Compatibility mode.) Up to 270 Mb/s for 802.11n, 54 Mb/s for 802.11g, and 11 Mb/s for 802.11b in the 2.4 GHz frequency band. Only use this setting when support for 802.11b is necessary.

    • 802.11b : Up to 11 Mb/s in the 2.4 GHz frequency band.

    • 802.11b/g : Up to 11 and 54 Mb/s in the 2.4 GHz frequency band.

    • 802.11g : Up to 54 Mb/s in the 2.4 GHz frequency band.

    • 802.11a : Up to 54 Mb/s in the 5 GHz frequency band.

    NOTE: In 802.11n (2.4) and 802.11n (5 GHz) modes, the V-M200 does not permit non- 802.11n clients to associate. Also in these modes, the V-M200 does not use protection mechanisms (RTS/CTS or CTS-to-self) to enable legacy APs to operate on the same frequency. This can potentially cause problems with legacy (a/b/g) APs operating on the same channel, but provides the best throughput for the V-M200 and its 11n clients.
    NOTE: In 802.11n/a , 802.11n/g , 802.11n/b/g modes, the V-M200 permits both 802.11n and legacy clients (a/b/g) to associate. The V-M200 uses protection mechanisms (RTS/CTS or CTS-to-self) when sending 11n data to prevent disruption to legacy (a/b/g) clients associated on the same channel.

Get an IP address

  • IP configuration

    • DHCP server : The V-M200 will operate as a DHCP client and automatically obtain an IP address from a DHCP server on the network connected to the Ethernet port. If no DHCP server is found, the IP address is assigned to the Ethernet and wireless ports.

      Use one of the following methods to assign an IP address to the V-M200:

      • Pre-configure the DHCP server to assign a specific IP address to the V-M200. To do this, specify the V-M200 Ethernet MAC address and a reserved IP address on the DHCP server. The V-M200 Ethernet MAC address is printed on the V-M200 label identified as Ethernet MAC , and listed on the management tool Home page as Ethernet base MAC address .

      • Let the DHCP server automatically assign an IP address . By default, the DHCP server will assign an IP address once the V-M200 connects to the network. When the DHCP server has assigned the V-M200 an IP address, the IP address of the V-M200 can then be found by looking for its Ethernet base MAC address in the DHCP server log. For example after the step 4 in the section Testing the wireless network the IP address assigned to the V-M200 can be retrieved from the DHCP server log.

    • Manual : The IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway must be specified.

      NOTE: With a manual (static) IP address assignment, the IP address change occurs as soon as you save. If the new IP address is on a different subnet than your computer (currently at 192.168.1.x), you will lose communications with the management tool until you re-configure your computer to use the new subnet.
      • IP address : Specify the IP address you want to assign to the Ethernet port in the format: n.n.n.n , where n is a number between 1 and 255. Set an address that is on the same subnet as the network to which the V-M200 will connect once installed. Respect any DHCP server-mandated static address ranges.

      • Address mask : Specify the appropriate subnet mask for the IP address you specified in the format: n.n.n.n , where n is a number between 1 and 255.

      • Default gateway : Specify the IP address of the default gateway in the format: n.n.n.n , where n is a number between 1 and 255. This is generally the address of the device on the wired network that provides access to the Internet.

Manage access point

  • Username

    Optionally specify a new username for the V-M200 manager account.

  • New password, Confirm password

    Optionally specify a new password for the V-M200 manager account. New passwords must be 6 to 16 printable ASCII characters in length, with at least 4 different characters. Passwords are case sensitive. Space characters and double quotes ( " ) cannot be used.

    NOTE: If you leave Username and Password fields blank and then select Save , no change is made to the current username and password.

Step 2: Specify wireless network settings

Identify wireless network

  • Wireless community name Specify a name to identify the wireless community on the V-M200.

  • Network name (SSID) Specify a name to uniquely identify the wireless network associated with this community. Each wireless user that wants to connect to this community must use the network name. The name is case-sensitive.

Secure wireless network

  • Security method

    Choose the method that will be used to protect wireless transmissions. Refer to the sections that follow for configuration details.

    WPA, WPA2, WPA or WPA2

    Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) is a security protocol that provides for both encryption of the wireless data stream (via TKIP or AES/CCMP) and authentication of wireless users (via 802.1X/EAP).

    The following versions are supported:

    • WPA : WPA with TKIP encryption.

    • WPA2 : WPA2 (802.11i) with CCMP encryption. If all clients are WPA2, select this option for the maximum possible security.

    • WPA or WPA2 : Mixed mode supports both WPA (version 1) and WPA2 (version 2) at the same time. Some legacy WPA clients may not work if this mode is selected. This mode is slightly less secure than using the pure WPA2 mode.

    Key source

    This option determines how the WPA encryption keys are generated.

    • PreShared Key : PreShared key is pre-selected for the Basic wireless network option. The V-M200 uses a statically defined key to encrypt traffic. To connect to this community, wireless users must configure their WPA software with this key.

      • Key : The V-M200 uses the key you specify in this field to generate the TKIP or AES/CCMP keys that are used to encrypt the wireless data stream. Specify a key that is from 8 to 63 alphanumeric characters in length. It is recommended that the preshared key be at least 20 characters long and be a mix of letters and numbers. The double quote character (") should not be used.

  • WEP

    This is the least secure method of protecting wireless transmissions. It is provided only for use with devices that do not support better security.

    • Key

      The number of characters you specify for the key determines the level of encryption.

      • For 40-bit encryption, specify 5 ASCII characters or 10 hex digits.

      • For 128-bit encryption, specify 13 ASCII characters or 26 hex digits.

      When encryption is enabled, wireless stations that do not support encryption cannot communicate with the V-M200.

    • Key format

      Select the format used to specify the encryption key:

      • ASCII : ASCII keys are much weaker than carefully chosen hex keys. ASCII characters between 32 and 126, inclusive, can be included in the key. However, note that not all client stations support non-alphanumeric characters such as spaces, punctuation, or special symbols in the key.

      • HEX : The key must only include the following characters: 0-9, a-f, A-F

Completing Quick Setup

After completing the Step 1 and Step 2 sections, select Save .

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