Installation and Configuration
baseidat SU must match with the
baseidlisted in the AP
- AP must contain the correct
suidand MAC addresses of the SU(s) in its subscriber database.
- Channel and polarization on the AP and SU must match.
opmodemust be on.
opmodemust be on.
- Antennas must be properly aligned and within range
The Access5830 system (both APs and SUs) features a handy site survey tool which scans across all channels for a specified period of time and indicates the signal strength of any interference that might be present. A site survey can be conducted with either an Access Point or a Subscriber Unit. The radio must be in OFF mode. Using the browser interface, click on the Site Survey link, enter the desired time frame for the survey, and click on the Start Survey button. Alternatively, this survey can be conducted using the command line interface using the command
Survey XX P, whereby
XXindicates the time for survey (in seconds,) and
Pindicates the desired polarization, use either "
H" or "
V". Example: "
Survey 60 V" would perform a site survey for 60 seconds for vertical polarization
There is an amber colored alignment LED on the bottom of the SU beneath the access cover. A faster blinking, or steady amber light indicates a strong signal. A more precise method for antenna alignment is to use a laptop and the RSSI command. This command will give you a steady, continuous readout of the signal strength being received from the AP while you align the antenna.
target RSSIis not limiting the SU power.
Distance (in miles) Ideal RSSI (in dBm) 10 -70 to -75 5 -64 to -69 2.5 -58 to -63 1.25 -52 to -56 0.625 -46 to -50
100 meters (or 328 feet), with the J box anywhere within the 100 meters.
The antenna cable kit provided with the 10 mile dish includes heat shrink for the purpose of weatherproofing the RF connectors at the radio and at the dish. Additional weatherproof sealant may not be required, but would not be a bad idea.
Access Points and Subscriber Units come complete with everything needed including power adapter, power over Ethernet adapter, and mounting hardware.