Extends a wired network over Wi-Fi.
Wi-Fi Access Points are usually deployed in places where the number of Wi-Fi users is huge like airports, campus, malls etc. Most of such places have internal cabling done to connect the access point wherever required. These cables are connected to the switch (Wireless Management Switch) which distributes internet to these access point.
If your house or office do not have an internal cabling done previously, you will have to pull cables from your router or switch up to the point where you wish to deploy the access point.
Set up a Wi-Fi access point using the steps below,
- Connect the access point to the router or switch using a patch cord and turn it ON. The access point will receive an IP from the router. You can log into your router and check the DHCP client list, it will show the IP address next to the MAC address (MAC address of the access point is printed on the label on the access point). This IP address of the access point is used to log into the access point console.
- Log in to the console of the access point and follow the wizard. This involves setting up a new SSID and security key. Some access points also support usage of multiple SSIDs (Staff, Guest etc.)with different security keys.
- Complete the wizard and save the settings.
- You can now move your access point to location where you want to deploy it.