Configure the ROOT Access Point
To get started, identify which XWO-BAP1 will be located at the ROOT location and which one will be at the REMOTE site. The ROOT access point will generally be the access point connected to the main part of the network.
Supply power to the ROOT AP only; the REMOTE AP should be left unpowered. The XWO-BAP1 default IP address will be 192.168.0.10. Your computer will need to be on the same 192.168.0.X subnet to access the AP.
Enter 192.168.0.10 in your browser and log in to the AP using “admin” for both User Name and Password.
This will open the Quick Setup page. Decide if you want to setup the Bridge on the 2.4GHz or 5GHz frequency band. In the Wireless Settings for the frequency you choose, make the following changes:
- Change Operating Mode from Access Mode to WDS Mode.
- Enter the desired Network Name (SSID) you want to use for the bridge.
- Change Security Mode from Open to WPA2-Personal.
- Enter the desired PassPhrase for this SSID. Any connected clients will require this Passphrase.
- Select the desired channel.
- In the Remote AP MAC Address field, enter a false MAC address in this field so that the configuration can be saved. Use FF:FF:FF:FF:FF if you like. You'll return later for final configuration.
- Select Save and then select Apply
Disable or Secure the SSID
On the frequency you did NOT choose for the bridge, you should either disable or secure the SSID.
A) Disable the SSID
Select Advanced Settings and Performance, then change the Wireless setting from On to Off, then Select Save and Apply.
B) Secure the SSID
Select the Quick Setup page, then the frequency with the Operating Mode configured as Access Mode, make the following changes:
- Enter your desired Network Name (SSID).
- Change the Security Mode from Open System to WPA2-Personal.
- Enter your desired PassPhrase to secure the SSID.
- Change the channel as needed.
Assign the IP Address
The last item to configure on the ROOT access point is the IP address. Even if you will use the 192.168.0.X network scheme, you still need to change the IP address because the REMOTE AP will have the same IP address once it's powered on. Choose an IP address unoccupied on the network so you can manage it later.
Select the Quick Setup page and make the following changes:
- Enter an unused IP Address on your network/management VLAN.
- Confirm that the Subnet Mask is correct.
- Enter the Default Gateway for the subnet the access point will occupy.
- Enter the DNS Server the access point should use.
Alternately, you can change the DHCP Client from Disabled to Enabled to allow the access point to use your DHCP server to acquire an IP address.