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airMAX - Initial Radio Setup and Configuration

Overview

Readers will learn how to configure their computer to directly connect to an airMAX radio for initial setup.

NOTES & REQUIREMENTS:
Find more specific, initial setup information in your device's Quick Start Guide, downloadable in the airMAX Downloads section. It is also highly recommended to read the airOS User Guide to get the best tips and learn about airMAX's features and how to best use your device. Click the links to download the most recent User Guide for AC devices and M devices.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Steps: How to Connect to an airMAX Device (Direct)
  3. Steps: How to Connect to an airMAX Device (On LAN)
  4. Related Articles

Introduction

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The following instructions assume that the radio is set to factory default values. Please restore to factory defaults before proceeding. This is critical, especially if you are troubleshooting a problem.

ATTENTION:
Before proceeding, please make sure your device is on the latest firmware, either airMAX M or airMAX AC and you have reviewed the product's Quick Start Guide, downloadable in theairMAX Downloads section.

Steps: How to Connect to an airMAX Device (Direct)

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  1. Set your computer to the 192.168.1.0/24 subnet (subnet mask 255.255.255.0). The exact method on how to set a static IP will vary depending on your operating system and version. You can find the exact method for yours online, or you may use one of these tutorials on how to do so on Windows 7 or on Mac OS X as an example.
  2. Connect the airMAX radio to the port labelled PoE on the power injector.  The Ethernet port is auto-sensing. You are not required to use a crossover cable.
  3. Connect your computer's Ethernet port to the LAN port of the same power injector.

     

  4. Once connected, launch your web browser and enter 192.168.1.20 as the "URL" to gain access to the radio's management console.
  5. Enter ubnt / ubnt for the username / password.
  6. Now you can begin configuring the radio via the web UI, airOS.

Steps: How to Connect to an airMAX Device (On LAN)

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ATTENTION:
As of airOS M v6.3.2, airMAX M radios when reset to factory default will first try to obtain an IP address via DHCP.  If an IP address isn't obtained via DHCP, the radio will fallback to 192.168.1.20
  1. Connect the airMAX radio to the port labelled PoE on the power injector.  The Ethernet port is auto-sensing. You are not required to use a crossover cable.
  2. Connect the airMAX radio to your network (as layer 2 network as your computer) 
  3. Install WifiMAN Desktop or check your DHCP servers lease table to find the radio MAC address and IP address assigned.
  4. Launch your web browser and enter IP address obtained from Step#3 as URL to gain access to the radio's management console.
  5. Enter ubnt / ubnt for the username / password.
  6. Now you can begin configuring the radio via the web UI, airOS.

Related Articles

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airMAX - How to Configure a PoE Bridge

airMAX - Choosing the Correct Device Firmware

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