HP V-M200 802.11n Access Point - 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
Get an IP address
: 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 192.168.1.1 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.
: 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.
: Specify the IP address you want to assign to the Ethernet port in the
, 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.
: 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.
: 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
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
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
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
The following versions are supported:
: WPA with TKIP encryption.
: 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.
This option determines how the WPA encryption keys are generated.
This is the least secure method of protecting wireless transmissions. It is provided only
for use with devices that do not support better security.
The number of characters you specify for the key determines the level of
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.
Select the format used to specify the encryption key:
: 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.
: 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