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EnGenius Access Point WDS


Setup Guide
EOC Series

By Daniel Allin, Technician


(DipCN, MTCNA)
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Scenario:
In this guide we will configure multiple EnGenius EOC Series Access Points in a
Wireless Distribution System (WDS).

Step 1:
Connect to the first Access Point this will be the Main AP connected to your
Modem. You may need to assign a static IP Address on your computer to access the
AP if you are unsure how to do this please refer to our IP Address Basics Guide.
Ensure the device is in Access Point Mode:

Step 2:
Assign the Access Point a unique IP Address on your network and enter the Default
Gateway and Primary DNS (usually the IP Address of your modem, then click Apply):

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Step 3:
On the Wireless Network tab, edit the first profile EnGenius1 and enter an SSID
(wireless network name), select a security type and enter you wireless password.
Click Save.
Change the channel to a suitable channel that has the least interference in your
area (InSSIDer is a great application for this).
Apply changes:

Step 4:
On the WDS Link Settings page Enable the first ID MAC Address and Enter the
Wireless MAC Address of the Remote AP (The wireless MAC Address is MAC2 on
the back of the EnGenius AP) then Apply changes:

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Step 5:
Configure the Remote Access Point:
Plug the second Access Point into your computer. Connect to the device and
ensure it is in Access Point Mode:

Step 7:
Change the IP Address to a unique IP Address on your network and enter the
Default Gateway and Primary DNS (usually the internal IP Address of your ADSL /
Internet router, then Apply:

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Step 8:
Edit the first profile EnGenius1 and ensure the SSID (wireless network name),
security type and wireless password are exactly the same as entered on the Main
Access Point earlier. Select the same channel, Save and Apply all changes.

Step 9:
Enter the Wireless MAC Address of the Main AP (The wireless MAC Address is MAC2
on the back of the Main EnGenius AP, then Apply Changes:

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Testing the Configuration:


Plug the Main AP into the ADSL / Internet Router.
Plug the Remote AP into the power at the remote site. After the devices power up
(30-60sec) scan for wireless networks at the remote site and connect to the wireless
network you have just created with your laptop.
Set up a continuous ping from a command prompt to the IP Addresses of both
EnGenius AP's and your Gateway/Internet router. (Start > Run, type cmd and click
ok).
You should have a steady ping to all sights as shown below. If this is not the case you
may need to re-align Access Points, Ensure you have Line of Sight between sights,
and if problems persist change the channel as their maybe interference in the area.

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