Making sure the AP is able to communicate before installation
QuestionMaking sure the AP is able to communicate before installation
ResolutionThe best way to make sure that the AP is able to communicate with other devices is to connect it directly to a computer and see if you are able to ping and access the GUI of the AP.
- Initially hard reset the AP by pressing and holding the reset button on the AP for 10 to 15 seconds using a pin or paperclip, make sure the AP is powered up.
- Connect the AP directly to a computer and assign an IP address to the computer in the same range as AP ( eg. 192.168.0.22)
- Ping the AP - 192.168.0.1 from the computer, if there is no packet loss try to access the GUI of the AP by opening a browser and typing in 192.168.0.1 in the address bar.
NOTE: By default AP is a DHCP client, so the AP will grab an IP address as soon as it is connected to the network. When the AP is powered by PoE switch and there is a DHCP server in the network the default ip for the AP is not 192.168.0.1 . The corresponding ip can be found on the DHCP server using the MAC address of the AP .