To configure the IP Configuration, Click Quick Start> System
Address Type: Dynamic / Static
If Static is selected, the user should manually configure the network parameters.
IfDynamic is selected, the device obtains the IPv4 parameters from a DHCP server automatically. According to the current software release, only IPv4 format is supported.
IP Address: 192.168.1.1
Represents the IP Address of the Ethernet interface
By default, the Static IP address is set to 192.168.1.1
When the Address Type is set to Dynamic, this parameter is read-only and displays the device IP Address obtained from the DHCP server
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Subnet Mask Represents the subnet mask of the Ethernet interface.
By default, the subnet mask is 255.255.255.0.
When the address type is set to Dynamic, this parameter is read-only and displays the device current subnet mask obtained from the DHCP server.
The subnet mask will fall back to 255.255.255.0 if the device cannot obtain the subnet mask from the DHCP server.
Specifies the IP address of the device gateway
When Address Type is set to Dynamic, this parameter is read-only and displays the IP address of the device gateway. The device will be set to the Default Gateway IP address 192.168.1.1 if it cannot obtain the Gateway IP address from a DHCP server.
If the Address Type is set to Static, then you must enter manually the Gateway IP address.
Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs) are logical groupings of network hosts. Defined by software settings, other VLAN members or resources appear (to connected hosts) to be on the same physical segment, no matter where they are attached on the logical LAN or WAN segment. They simplify traffic flow between clients and their frequently used or restricted resources.
A device can communicate across a VLAN-capable switch that analyses VLAN tagged frames and directs traffic to the appropriate units. The purpose of this network is to provide an easy way of modifying logical groups in the dynamic environment.
To configure the VLAN, Click Quick Start > System
VLAN Status: Enable/ Disable
VLAN Mode: By default, VLAN Mode is Transparent in AP/SU. In case of SU, VLAN Mode can be any mode among the following: Transparent / Trunk / Access / Q-in-Q
Management VLAN ID
This parameter is used to configure the Management VLAN ID. The management stations must tag the management frames sent to the device with the management VLAN ID specified in the device. The device will tag all the management frames from the device with the specified management VLAN.
Before setting the Management VLAN ID from 1 to 4094, make sure that the management platform or host is a member of the same VLAN; or else, your access to the device will be lost.
If Tag Management is disabled, only untagged frames can access the device.
To configure the VLAN Transparent Mode in AP or SU, Click Quick Start> System
Transparent Mode is available for the Ethernet and Wireless interfaces for both AP and SU. It is equivalent to NO VLAN support and is the default mode.
An interface in transparent mode forwards both tagged and untagged frames.
The Management VLAN ID range can be between (1-4094)
To configure the VLAN Trunk Mode in SU, Click Quick Start> System
Trunk mode is configurable only in SU.
When an interface is in Trunk mode, it forwards only those tagged frames whose VLAN ID matches with a VLAN ID present in trunk table. All other frames will be dropped.
To configure the VLAN Access Mode in SU, Click Quick Start> System
Access mode is available only on the Ethernet interface of SU.
In access mode, tagged frames with specified Access VLAN ID are going out of the device through the Ethernet interface were untagged and forwarded
The untagged frames coming into the device through the Ethernet interface are tagged with specified Access VLAN ID and forwarded.
To configure the VLAN Q-in-Q in SU, Click Quick Start> System
This mode is well known for its double tagging or stacking.
The Q-in-Q mechanism allows Service Providers to maintain customer assigned VLANs while avoiding interference with the Service providers VLANs.
Using the Q-in-Q mechanism, a SVLAN ID is added to manage VLAN ID, such that interference is avoided, and traffic is properly routed.