Stratum Wireless Ethernet Bridge and T1 Transport

Installation and Maintenance Guide

Part # 7360.0124 Rev D

Copyright Copyright © 2002 Proxim, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA. All rights reserved. This manual and the software described in it are copyrighted with all rights reserved. No part of this publication (whether in hardcopy or electronic form) may be reproduced or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written consent of Proxim, Incorporated. Trademark Stratum, Proxim, and the Proxim logo are trademarks of Proxim, Inc. HP OpenView is a registered trademark of Hewlett Packard Company. SunNet Manager is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Disclaimer This publication and the information herein are furnished AS IS, are subject to change without notice, and should not be construed as a commitment by Proxim, Inc. Proxim, Inc. assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or inaccuracies, makes no warranty of any kind (express, implied, or statutory) with respect to this publication, and expressly disclaims any and all warranties of merchantability, fitness for particular purposes, and noninfringement of third party rights. Modifications to this product not expressly approved by Proxim, Inc., could void the FCC approval and the user’s right to operate the product. Proxim, Inc. 510 DeGuigne Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94085 1-408-731-2700 http://www.proxim.com Printed in the United States of America

FCC Regulatory Compliance
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manuals, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense. Modifications to this product not expressly approved by Proxim, Inc., could void the FCC approval and the user's right to operate the product. The Stratum is intended for point-to-point operations over an unobstructed line-of-sight path. This equipment is authorized for use by the FCC, under the United States Code of Federal Regulations Title 47 Part 15 Subpart E – Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure Devices (UNII). To comply with FCC rules for UNII devices: 1. The equipment must be installed in accordance with CFR 47 Section 15.407 (a) (3) which states: “The operator of the U-NII device, or if the equipment is professionally installed, the installer, is responsible for ensuring that systems employing high gain directional antennas are used exclusively for fixed, point-to-point operations.” 2. The installer must ensure that the unit is properly installed in compliance with the FCC’s guidelines for maximum permissible radio frequency exposure as outlined in CFR 47 Section 1.1307(b)(1), preventing excess exposure to all persons. The installed radiating device should be inaccessible to unauthorized personnel. The installed unit should be positioned to guarantee no direct continuous exposure to people within 5 feet of the antenna. During installation, the installer should use caution to avoid excess exposure to directed antenna radiation within 3 feet of the front of the antenna. 3. The unit is normally provided with an integral flat panel antenna for both the “A” end (5.3 GHz transmitter) and the “B” end (5.775 GHz transmitter) of the point-to-point link. For extended range applications, the unit at the “B” end may be provided with a connection for an external parabolic antenna instead of an integral flat panel antenna. When deployed with an external antenna, the unit must be professionally installed to comply with CFR 47 Section 15.203. Only antennas with gain less than 40 dBi are authorized for use with the “B” unit. The antenna gain improvement at the “B” end of the link aids both directions of the link.

Industry Canada Regulatory Compliance
This device complies with Industry Canada specification RSS-210 for “Low Power License-Exempt Radio Communication Devices,” Section 6.2.2 (o1), “Local Area Network Devices.” The Stratum is designed for point-to-point communications and operates within the bands 5250-5350 MHz and 5725-5825 MHz. Users should take note that high power radars are allocated as primary users (meaning they have priority) of 52505350 MHz and 5650-5850 MHz and these radars could cause interference and/or damage to LELAN devices. Users should also take note of the maximum antenna gain permitted to comply with restrictions for those bands: 5250-5350 MHz “The maximum transmitter power shall not exceed 250 mW or 11 + 10 Log B dBm, whichever power is less. The power spectral density shall not exceed 11 dBm in any 1.0 MHz band. The maximum EIRP shall not exceed 1.0 watt or 17 + 10 Log B dBm, whichever power is less. B is the 99% power bandwidth in MHz.” The Stratum ODU-A transmits between 5250-5350 MHz. The transmit power is +1 dBm. The integral flat panel antenna gain is 26 dBi. The EIRP is 27 dBm and complies with the requirement above. 5725-5825 MHz “Fixed point-to-point devices for this band are permitted up to 200 watts EIRP by employing higher gain antennas, but not higher transmitter output powers. Point-to-multipoint systems, omni-directional applications and multiple co-located transmitters transmitting the same information are prohibited under this high EIRP category.” The Stratum ODU-B transmits between 5725-5825 MHz. The transmit power is +1 dBm. The integral flat panel antenna gain is 26 dBi. The EIRP is 27 dBm and complies with the requirement above. The Stratum ODU-B-EXT transmits between 5725-5825 MHz. The transmit power is +1 dBm. External parabolic antennas with gain up to 52 dBi will comply with the requirement above.

It is the responsibility of the installer to ensure the unit is properly installed in compliance with the FCC’s guidelines for maximum permissible radio frequency exposure outlined in CFR 47 Section 1. During installation use caution to avoid excess exposures to directed antenna radiation within 3 feet of the front of the antenna. This unit is intended for point-to-point operation over an unobstructed line-of-sight path. preventing excess exposure to all persons. Microwave radiation can cause tissue heating. The installed radiating device should be inaccessible to unauthorized personnel. read this entire manual and follow the instructions carefully. DO NOT STAND IN FRONT OF THE ANTENNA WHILE POWER IS ON.5 watts. and causing permanent damage to vision. Do not install the Outdoor Unit near overhead electrical wires.Safety Warning Before aiming the antenna or working near the antenna. The installed unit should be positioned to guarantee no direct continuous exposure to people within 5 feet of the antenna. after the gain of the standard 18inch flat panel antenna is added.1307(b)(1). potentially affecting the eyes. the Effective Radiated Power is approximately 0.8 milliwatts. Be sure to provide adequate grounding and lightning protection. . The transmit power output from the Stratum is less than 0. However.

which may include reasonable travel and expenses. Proxim does not warrant or accept any responsibility in connection with any of its products that have been repaired or altered by anyone other than Proxim. c) repairs. LIMITATIONS OF WARRANTY This warranty does not apply to products which exhibit failures or non-compliance with published specifications resulting from: a) improper handling. Proxim.WARRANTY PRODUCT WARRANTY For a period of 24 months from shipment. This warranty is effective when Proxim is notified of the defective products by Buyer and such products are acknowledged by Proxim to be defective in material or workmanship. severe weather.. Products damaged during return shipment due to improper packing will not be covered by this warranty. Proxim shall issue a Return Material Authorization (“RMA”) number that must accompany products returned for warranty repair. to discontinue products. No agent. and shall return such products to Buyer freight prepaid by Proxim. Proxim at its discretion may repair or replace products. with reasonable notice during normal working hours. freight prepaid. maintained. fire. distributor. shall cause this warranty to be suspended until late invoices are fully paid. Proxim at its option may replace such products with equivalent or better. Proxim reserves the right. repair. or representative is authorized to make any warranties or to assume any liabilities on behalf of Proxim. or use. prior to their return. and to . Minor or non-substantive defects or deviations from specifications. In such event. Proxim shall have the right to inspect products immediately following such notification. this warranty shall become void. and used in compliance with specifications and requirements described in the latest applicable version of Proxim user manuals for the specific products. or. e) documentation errors. The remainder of the original warranty coverage shall apply to such replacement products. Following receipt of products accompanied by an RMA number. that products manufactured by Proxim will be free from substantial defects in materials and/or workmanship if installed. contact Proxim Technical Support as described in the Troubleshooting section of this manual. Inc. lightning. Proxim shall make the final determination as to the existence and cause of any alleged defect. modifications. Non-payment of invoices for products. contact with high-voltage power lines or other electrical stress. If returned products are found to be in compliance with the specifications and requirements referenced above. maintenance. b) damage caused by vandalism. repairs and/or replacement will be billed to Buyer’s account. without notice to Buyer. f) software errors which do not cause the products to be materially non-compliant with their written specifications. or any alterations attempted by Buyer or any third party. unless Proxim has specifically authorized in writing in advance such repairs or alterations. within the stated terms. new or refurbished products. (“Proxim”) warrants to Buyer as original purchaser. Buyer shall ship warranty repair products to Proxim’s repair facility in their original shipping cartons or equivalent. To obtain an RMA number. an estimate of the cost of repairs and/or replacement will be submitted to Buyer for approval before the work is started. installation. chemical hazards. Proxim may make a nominal charge for the evaluation. or documentation errors or omissions shall not constitute a warranty defect. If the product defect is found by Proxim to have been caused by misuse or abnormal operating conditions. unless authorized as stated below. d) use in conjunction with equipment which is not compatible with products furnished by Proxim. In the event of any such unauthorized repairs or alterations. if applicable.

EXCEPT AS SPECIFIED HEREIN. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING ELSE IN THIS WARRANTY. in which case users will be required to correct such interference at their own expense. . This equipment generates. OR (B) FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. including costs associated with avoiding interference of any kind. TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE LAW. may cause harmful interference to radio communications. All costs of installation. STRICT LIABILITY. uses. FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. if not installed and used strictly in accordance with the installation and instruction manual. and can radiate radio-frequency energy and. WARRANTIES OF NON-INFRINGEMENT OR WARRANTIES ARISING FROM A COURSE OF DEALING. INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY. Production samples of products covered hereunder have been tested and verified to comply with the limits for a class A digital device. pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC regulations. shall be borne by the Buyer. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference. AND DISCLAIMS AND EXCLUDES ALL OTHER WARRANTIES.change product specifications provided such changes in specifications do not adversely affect the performance of products scheduled for future delivery under an existing purchase contract. PROXIM MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO PRODUCTS MANUFACTURED BY PROXIM. USAGE. PROXIM SHALL NOT BE LIABLE UNDER ANY PROVISION OF THIS WARRANTY OR UNDER ANY CONTRACT. NEGLIGENCE. or may be subject to radio frequency interference from other sources. Buyer’s sole remedy with respect to any warranty or defect is as stated above. OR OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY (A) FOR ANY AMOUNTS IN EXCESS OF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNTS PAID BY BUYER TO PROXIM FOR THE PRODUCT. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. OR TRADE PRACTICE. OR (C) FOR THE COSTS OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.

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.......... Management..................................... and Monitoring 7 7 8 8 8 8 Standard Configuration Optional External Antenna Configurations 9 9 Chapter 2: Installation .....Contents About This Manual ......... Installing and Mounting the ODUs Setting Antenna Polarization Attaching the Antenna Mount Antenna Mast Requirements Attaching the Mount on the Mast Grounding the ODU and Mast Lightning Protection Installing and Mounting the ODU-B-EXT 12 13 14 14 15 16 16 17 Step 2..............................10 Installation Preparation: The Path Survey & Cable Installation Assembling Tools and Cables Before You Begin For Installing the IDUs and ODUs For the Cabling Between Each IDU and the Associated ODU 10 10 10 11 Step 1...............................................................7 Features Product Overview Rapid Deployment Fiber Class Performance 100 + 3 Mbps or 20 + 3 Mbps Full Duplex Throughput Installation........................................................................ Terminating and Connecting the Cables to the ODU Power Cable Connection Fiber Cable Connections Fiber Termination Box Fiber Termination Kit 18 18 19 19 21 Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide •i ............................................. Maintenance................5 Who Should Read This Manual How This Manual Is Organized Conventions 5 5 6 Chapter 1: Introduction .......

..... Verifying Correct System Operation Viewing Status Information on the Main Menu Clearing Old Alarms and Events Checking that Packets Are Transmitting 37 37 37 38 Step 7........... Installing the IDUs Environmental Requirements Unpacking and Installing the Hardware Attaching the DC Power Cable and Fiber Cables Attaching the AC Power Cables Accessing the User Interface Software Entering the Password Ethernet Parameters Setting up the Second IDU 23 23 23 26 26 27 28 30 32 Step 4............................ Aiming the Antennas Aiming the First Antenna Aiming the Second Antenna Verifying the Aim and Path Quality Exiting Antenna Aiming Mode Bringing the Link Up 33 33 34 35 35 35 Step 5...Step 3....... Connecting to Ethernet Connecting the Hardware Connecting Ethernet to the Other IDU Verifying Ethernet Connectivity Over the Link 36 36 36 36 Step 6.. Setting up the T1 Port Connecting T1 Devices Configuring the T1 Port Reviewing T1 Performance and Error Reports 40 40 41 42 Chapter 3: Maintaining the Stratum .........43 Understanding the Normal Appearance of the LEDs on the Front Panel Connecting to the Stratum Using the Console Port Using Telnet and a VT-100 Terminal Emulator Navigating in the VT-100 User Interface Using a Web Browser Accessing a Remote Stratum From a Local Stratum (Through the Wireless Link) Using SNMP to Access the Stratum 43 45 45 46 46 47 49 50 Reading the Status Information on the Main Menu Setting Parameters Viewing Alarms and Events Clearing Old Alarms and Events 53 54 54 54 Performance Monitoring Checking that Packets Are Going Over the Wireless Link Checking that Packets Are Being Transmitted to and Received from the Ethernet Interface Checking the Status of the T1 Link 56 57 58 59 • ii Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide ................

...............................Setting Security Parameters Setting Passwords for Access Levels Changing the Automatic Logout Timer Looking at Session Status Changing the Communication Settings on the Console Port 62 62 64 65 66 Chapter 4: Troubleshooting............67 Diagnosing Problems Using the LEDs on the Front Panel Understanding Alarms and Events Viewing Alarms and Events Clearing Old Alarms and Events Understanding the Different Alarm and Event Messages 67 69 69 69 71 Running Diagnostics Running Diagnostic Tests Checking Software Versions and Configuration 72 72 74 Restoring Factory Defaults Updating the Software Contacting Technical Support … Through Your Reseller or Dealer … Through Proxim 75 76 77 77 77 Appendix A: Specifications .............................................................................78 System LAN Interfaces DSX-1 Interfaces Network Management Security RF Link 78 78 78 78 79 79 Transmitter Receiver Power Reliability Integral Antenna (ODU-A and ODU-B) External Antenna (ODU-B-EXT) Physical Dimensions Weight Mounting IDU to ODU Connection 79 79 79 79 80 80 80 80 80 80 80 Environmental Regulatory 81 81 Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide • iii .......................................................

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The reader of this manual should be knowledgeable about network technologies and networking equipment installation. It also describes how to access the Stratum user interface to review performance statistics.About This Manual Who Should Read This Manual This manual describes how to install and configure the Stratum Wireless Ethernet Bridge. we assume basic knowledge of SNMP. monitor traffic flow. Appendix A: Specifications provides a complete specification for the Stratum. and troubleshoot problems. and network management. Chapter 4: Troubleshooting provides hints on how to diagnose and correct problems. How This Manual Is Organized This manual is organized into the following sections: Chapter 1: Introduction describes the features and functions of the Stratum. Chapter 2: Installation gives a detailed description of how to install the hardware and software components. At various points in this manual. Chapter 3: Maintaining the Stratum discusses commands and options for fine-tuning and monitoring the system. Spanning Tree. Ethernet. network security. Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide About This Manual • 5 .

To distinguish the two interfaces. or command Text from the VT-100 interface The VT-100 text-based user interface is designed to match the Web Browser (HTML) interface. button.VT-100 -------------To specify the Web Browser (HTML) interface. screen shots are shown with the following text border: ------. However there are minor differences in usage. • 6 Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide .Conventions The following conventions are used in this manual: Typeface Bold Courier Usage Field name. the following borders are used throughout this manual: To specify the VT-100 interface.Web Browser/HTML ------ Note: The initial configuration must be performed using the console port and the VT-100 interface. screen shots are shown with the following text border: -------------.

With full duplex Ethernet bridging and two T1 links for applications such as voice traffic. There’s no worry about rain fades or poor bit error rates. at a fraction of the cost and with far less time to deploy. including IP and Voice-over-IP. Stratum incorporates a MAC layer Ethernet bridge for high capacity bridging of all Ethernet traffic types. high capacity communications needs.1d Spanning Tree functionality. In contrast to millimeter wave equipment.Chapter 1: Introduction The Stratum is a wireless Ethernet bridge designed to deliver dedicated full duplex 20 Mbps or 100 Mbps connectivity with fiber reliability. The DSX-1 interfaces operate equally well for channelized or unchannelized T1 applications. Stratum is easily managed using SNMP or the native HTML Graphical User Interface. Stratum far outperforms ISM band radios and Infrared devices. Stratum delivers high throughput with none of the negative factors associated with millimeter waves. Stratum includes two DSX-1 interfaces for transport of voice between digital PBXs or other T1 traffic. With auto-negotiation for 10/100 Ethernet. Stratum requires very little in the way of initial configuration. In addition to the 20 Mbps or 100 Mbps full duplex bridging capabilities. Stratum satisfies many short haul. Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide • 7 . full or half duplex LAN support combined with 802. Features • • • • • Full duplex 20 Mbps or 100 Mbps LAN bridging Dual T1 transport for TDM voice and data traffic without impact to LAN performance Unlicensed U-NII band operation allows fast deployment and is immune to weather fades Fiber class performance Fully SNMP managed using industry standard platforms such as HP OpenView Product Overview Proxim’s Stratum is the first product operating in the U-NII bands to merge high capacity voice and data with ease of installation and operation. The Stratum transports all Ethernet traffic types in addition to two T1 channels. Also. Operating at distances of up to 7 miles. Stratum links perform as well as fiber.

Proxim brings the outstanding performance of fiber to wireless communications. Installation. such as digital voice. so all data streams receive the maximum throughput with the lowest latency. rain. and Monitoring Designed for installation and maintenance by IT professionals. the Stratum antennas may be relocated without applying for license changes. which is transparent to the user. Each T1 operates at full speed and does not share bandwidth with the LAN traffic. The Industry standard MIB II and a Proxim Enterprise MIB allow full access to parameters for SNMP management. and you may manage the Stratum from any standard SNMP manager such as OpenView or SunNet Manager™. so the wireless link is no longer a bottleneck on the network. Unlicensed band operation removes the waiting time involved with frequency coordination and license approval. one or two qualified individuals can install a Stratum link in a matter of hours.Rapid Deployment Stratum operates in the newly allocated U-NII bands. Additionally. Stratum incorporates two DSX-1 interfaces for point-to-point transport of T1 traffic. Stratum can be deployed immediately in contrast with up to six weeks delay for deployment of licensed band products. Stratum requires no maintenance or calibration for the life of the product. and real-time video and imaging. The Stratum’s “Aiming LED” allows the installer to aim the antennas without using costly test equipment. fog and other weather conditions do not adversely affect operation. An integrated HTML interface is also standard and allows password protection to prevent unauthorized access. SNMP or TELNET allow easy day-to-day monitoring. Because Stratum operates in the 5 GHz U-NII bands. Today. Fiber Class Performance For years. Stratum employs a concatenated Reed-Solomon (t=16) Forward Error Correction and Viterbi convolutional decoding to provide the highest degree of error correction. Stratum’s broadband capabilities make it the ideal choice for bandwidth hungry applications like multiMegabit Internet access. 100 + 3 Mbps or 20 + 3 Mbps Full Duplex Throughput The Stratum 100 delivers 100 Mbps full duplex throughput for transport of Ethernet traffic. fiber has been the performance standard for communications media. Chapter 1: Introduction • 8 Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide . with no FCC licensing requirements. An integrated menu-driven configuration and management tool allows the operator to review the system parameters at a glance and to access packet and radio statistics for both ends of the link from a single interface. The Stratum 20 provides all of the features of the Stratum 100 but delivers 20 Mbps full duplex throughput and is ideal for applications requiring less bandwidth. Management. Stratum can send traps to multiple hosts on networks where management is distributed among more than one computer. Maintenance. Voice-over-IP. Software upgrades to the Outdoor Unit are downloaded from the Indoor Unit via the IDU-ODU fiber interface. In addition to the 100 Mbps or 20 Mbps wireless connectivity available for LAN traffic. if you need to move the link.

Parabolic antennas are commercially available in 2. 4. one for receive. An ODU-B transmits in the upper-UNII band centered at 5782 MHz. one for transmit. the ODU at the “B” end of the Stratum link may be supplied with an “N” connector for an external parabolic antenna instead of the integral flat panel antenna. Outdoor Unit (ODU) mounted on pole Outdoor Unit (ODU) mounted on pole power and multi-mode fiber cables Indoor Unit (IDU) Indoor Unit (IDU) Figure 1 Sample Stratum Installation The standard Stratum link is supplied with a pair of high-performance. Figure 1 shows a typical link bridging network traffic between two buildings. Use of such antennas can increase overall link system gain to achieve connectivity over a distance of up to 7 miles with 99. An ODU-A transmits in the mid-UNII band. and 6-foot diameters that are characterized for both the mid and upper U-NII frequency bands. The IDU must be powered from an 110V or 220V AC source.5 inch diameter.99% Availability. The two ODUs in the diagram are mounted on the roofs of two adjacent buildings and the associated IDUs are located inside these buildings. Alternatively. The small antenna size (18"x18"x3/4") and light-weight outdoor unit allow building-top installations to use a cost effective tripod or parapet-braced pole mount. centered at 5287 MHz.Standard Configuration The Stratum consists of three units: • The Indoor Unit (IDU) is a rack-mountable unit that contains the electronic bridging components. flat panel phased-array antennas to establish a connection over a distance of up to 4 miles. The Alignment Mounting Bracket (AMB) is a galvanized steel bracket used to mount the ODU to a pole of 1. The Outdoor Unit (ODU) is a pole-mountable weather tight unit which contains the RF components and includes an 18" x 18" x ¾" flat panel antenna. • • The IDU and ODU must be interconnected via two multi-mode fiber cables. One ODU-A and one ODU-B are required for a Stratum link.9 to 3. Optional External Antenna Configurations For extended range applications. A shielded two-conductor cable (with drain) is required to supply DC power from the IDU to the ODU. a Stratum link can establish a connection over a distance of up to 7 miles using a high-gain parabolic antenna at one end. Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide Chapter 1: Introduction • 9 . The IDU will supply adequate DC power over a 1000-foot span to the ODU using 18 AWG wire pair. The ODU-B-EXT allows the Stratum to utilize industry standard parabolic antennas. The IDU can be installed in any convenient climate-controlled location within a building. The AMB can be adjusted on the pole in both vertical and horizontal axes to align the flat panel antenna along the line-of-sight path.

The procedure to perform a path survey is beyond the scope of this manual. contact your reseller or Proxim Technical Support. Assembling Tools and Cables Before You Begin The following tools are needed during installation: For Installing the IDUs and ODUs • • • • • • • 1/2" socket wrench 1/8" slotted screwdriver Assorted hand tools #2 Phillips screwdriver Digital multi-meter Torque wrench (if you intend to change antenna polarity) PC or laptop running HyperTerminal. and pre-installation preparation. Proxim strongly recommends that a qualified radio engineer perform the path survey. Straight through 8-pin RJ-45 serial cable • Chapter 2: Installation • 10 Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide . you should complete path and site surveys for the link. or an equivalent VT-100 terminal emulation program. The PC or laptop must have a serial port with a DB-9 male connector or adapter to connect to the serial cable’s DB-9 female connector. antenna supports. The path survey should also specify the expected signal strength between the two antennas. If you have questions about or problems with the path survey. including line-of-sight path planning.Chapter 2: Installation Installation Preparation: The Path Survey & Cable Installation Before beginning installation.

7 to 3 mm. Two fibers are required for each IDU-ODU pair. multi-mode 850 nm cable (for data transmission). See step 2 for cable specifications. Fiber inspection scope Multi-mode fiber light loss test set ST termination kit Fiber cleaning materials Shielded 2-conductor 18-gauge AWG cable with drain wire (for DC power connection) • • • • • Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide Chapter 2: Installation • 11 . the subunit diameter (outer diameter of the fiber) should be 2.For the Cabling Between Each IDU and the Associated ODU • 62.5/125 µ fiber.

pre-assembled Antenna Mount. carefully place the ODU on the packing foam with the antenna facing down. Installing and Mounting the ODUs The following instructions describe how to assemble and mount a single ODU with integrated flat panel antenna. Refer to the end of this section for information on how to mount the ODU-B-EXT using a parabolic antenna. Note: The ODU and antenna are factory weather-sealed.Step 1. and Accessory Kit from their shipping cartons. Using the foam packing material to protect the painted surfaces of the antenna. The ODU’s connectors are shown in Figure 2 below. Remove the ODU. Set aside the accessory kit. DO NOT DISASSEMBLE THE ODU OR REMOVE THE ANTENNA – THIS WILL VOID THE WARRANTY. and to attach the complete ODU to a supporting mast. Save all packing materials in case you need them later. Fiber Connectors BNC Connector DC Power Connector Grounding Lug Aiming LED Figure 2 ODU Connectors Chapter 2: Installation • 12 Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide . Use this hardware to attach the antenna mount to the ODU.

Reattach the sunscreen. 5. Remove the 4 spacers. 4. For multiple links located on the same rooftop. Sunscreen Heat Sink Figure 3 Back View of ODU Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide Chapter 2: Installation • 13 . follow the steps below: The following steps should be done in a clean setting to avoid getting any particles into the heat seal. The nuts. For single links. Replace the spacers. when viewed from the front. To change to horizontal polarity. lockwashers. the connectors are on the left and the company logo appears on the top right of the unit. There is no performance difference between vertical and horizontal polarization. Note that for vertical polarity. when viewed from the front. The Stratum units are shipped from the factory with vertical polarity (cable connectors facing down). Contact your Proxim Systems Engineer if you are interested in using more than one pair of Stratum units in a multiple link solution. Remove the 4 bolts holding the sunscreen and remove the sunscreen. bolts. the company logo appears in the top left corner of the unit. and lockwashers holding the heat sink in place. 1. 2. Rotate the heat fin clockwise 90°. 4 nuts. and spacers must be tightened to 24 inch-pounds to ensure adequate heat transfer and avoid damage to the radio housing. vertical polarization is a good default. and nuts for the heat sink (tighten to 24 inch-pounds using a torque wrench). Note that when using horizontal polarity. 3.Setting Antenna Polarization Antenna polarization must be the same at both ends of each link. alternating the antenna polarization of independent links is recommended.

show an ODU mounted to a mast. Attach the Alignment Mounting Bracket to the ODU Angle Brackets. not able to bend or rotate under extreme weather conditions. Do not tighten all the way: you will need to adjust the position of the Antenna Mount at a later point in the installation process. the mount’s elevation arms are positioned so the ODU points downwards. Slightly loosen the six 5/16"-18 bolts on the Antenna Mount’s slotted elevation arms and angle brackets (three on each side) so that they can be positioned for the next step. below. Figures 4 and 5. The mast must be stable.9 to 3.5 inches outside diameter) using the remaining hardware supplied in the antenna mount accessory kit. Note: Avoid scratching the painted surfaces of the ODU during the installation of the antenna mount. Antenna Mast Requirements The ODU must be mounted on a tubular steel mast (1.Attaching the Antenna Mount 1. and must provide a line-of-sight path to the other end of your link. 2. Figure 4 Back View of ODU Mounted to a Mast Chapter 2: Installation • 14 Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide . In Figure 5.

Cut the length of rubber collar material (using a sharp knife) so that it wraps around your mast with a small gap (.. both horizontally and vertically). Use a safety rope or second person to hold the ODU in position on the mast.Figure 5 Side View of ODU Mounted to a Mast (Pointing Down) Attaching the Mount on the Mast This section illustrates installation on a vertical mast. Tighten both yokes and elevation arms securely until ready for antenna aiming. Note: Be careful not to drop the ODU. 1. Visually aim the antenna as precisely as possible in azimuth and elevation (i. Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide Chapter 2: Installation • 15 . 2. 3. The bolts and hardware supplied will accommodate masts from 1.25 inch) between the ends.9 to 3.e.10 . A horizontal support is also perfectly acceptable. Install the top clamping yoke first.. This collar is used to hold the weight of the Outdoor Unit during installation and antenna alignment. 4. Install the bottom yoke last. resting on the rubber collar. Select the proper size hose clamp and install the rubber collar securely on the mast. The weather seals protecting the antenna and microwave transceiver can be damaged.5 inches in outside diameter. Use a map and compass to set the correct direction.

Grounding the ODU and Mast
For safety and error-free performance, the ODU must have a proper electrical path to an earth ground (not to an electric utility ground). A ground lug is provided on the ODU. Do not assume that the pipe on which an ODU is mounted will provide an adequate electrical path to earth ground. A visual inspection of the entire electrical path to earth ground is recommended. A building’s electrical system ground is typically not a good earth ground because it can have high current flows due to an imbalance in the distribution of the single-phase load throughout a building. Those current flows typically result in voltage differentials along the electrical system ground. Ground loop currents result if two pieces of equipment are grounded to the electrical system ground and there is a voltage difference between the ground points. It is important that the Stratum IDUs and ODUs are grounded to an earth ground that does not create a voltage difference between the IDUs and ODUs.

Lightning Protection
Damage to Stratum IDUs or ODUs caused directly or indirectly by lightning is not covered under the manufacturer’s warranty.

In addition to providing proper grounding for the system, Proxim recommends that lightning surge protectors for the DC power cable be used to protect the Stratum equipment from lightning strikes. Lightning surge protectors should be installed at both the ODU and building-entrance ends of the DC power cable, and properly connected to earth ground with #10 or #8 gauge wire at both points. A lightning surge protector is shown in Figure 6 below. PolyPhaser Corporation (http://www.polyphaser.com) offers a Current Loop protector meeting the specific DC power feed requirements of the Proxim Stratum product family. The PolyPhaser Part Number is 099-1012P-A.

Figure 6 Lightning Surge Protector

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Installing and Mounting the ODU-B-EXT
The ODU-B-EXT includes an N-Connector for use with an external parabolic antenna, as shown in Figure 7 below. The mounting procedure for the ODU-B-EXT is identical to the mounting procedure for a standard ODU except polarization is established by the rotation of the antenna feed horn, not by the position of the ODU. Check instructions packed with the parabolic antenna for polarization setting. LMR-600 type cable is recommended for connecting the ODU-B-EXT to a parabolic antenna in order to minimize cable insertion loss.

N-type Antenna Connector (for external parabolic antenna)

Figure 7 Top View of ODU-B-EXT

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Step 2. Terminating and Connecting the Cables to the ODU
Power Cable Connection
One Power Cable Termination Kit is packed with each ODU at the factory. Terminate the power cable as shown in Figure 8 below and then connect to the ODU.

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Figure 8 Terminating the ODU Power Cable at the ODU Item A B C ODU Connector Pin Number 1 3 Description Positive DC Voltage (+36V to +48V) Ground Drain Not Used

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Fiber Cable Connections
Stratum is designed for fiber-optic interfaces between the IDU and the ODU to enable Fast Ethernet-speed connections over a distance of up to 1000 feet with an 8 dB light budget. The Stratum Outdoor Unit (ODU) is suitable for weather-exposed installations with ambient temperatures of –30º to +55º C, in full sun and rain conditions. The Alignment Mounting Bracket (AMB) holds the ODU, aims the 18 inch square flat panel antenna, and attaches to a mounting pole. The ODU and AMB will withstand a wind-load of any periodicity and direction with wind force up to 80 miles per hour. Fiber-optic connections to the ODU, recommended below, are specified to address the same range of environmental conditions. Each ODU includes two ST-type bulkhead connectors, one for the transmit fiber, one for the receive fiber. Proxim supplies with each ODU two ST connectors with custom boots designed to be weatherproof when properly installed on a sub-cable jacket with outside diameter of 2.7 to 3.0 mm. These connectors are part of the Fiber Termination Kit described in the following section. (If it is not feasible to use these connectors, then you must use some other means of weatherproofing the ST interface. For example, you can also use heat-shrink tubing over the entire connector with silicone rubber to seal both ends of the heat-shrink tubing and keep moisture out of the ST interface.) Any FDDI-grade fiber may be used which meets the following requirements: 1. 2. 3. 4. 62.5/125, multi-mode fiber with a bandwidth of at least 160 Mbps. Kevlar strength member to allow pulling without damage to the fibers. Cable jacket with UV inhibitor if cable is run outside a conduit. Sub-cable jackets with UV inhibitors if sub-cable is fanned outside a conduit.

Breakout type cable is highly recommended for outdoor fiber runs due to its strength and weather resistance. Breakout cable can be connected directly to the ODU ST connectors provided the breakout sub-cables meet the requirements stated above.

Fiber Termination Box
Proxim offers an optional Fiber Termination Box (FTB), which provides a weatherproof enclosure for termination of fiber runs. The FTB includes: • • • • • • Box and cover with seal Cable grip for fiber cable from IDU Fiber jumper for connection to ODU Cable grip for fiber jumper to ODU Internal bulkhead patch panel and connectors Sealed mounting screws to attach the FTB to Stratum Alignment Mounting Bracket (AMB)

The FTB includes a set of installation instructions. In addition, specifications and installation instructions for the FTB are available on Proxim’s Web site.

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Figure 10 shows the FTB without the cover. Figure 9 Fiber Termination Box (with cover) Figure 10 Fiber Termination Box (without cover) Chapter 2: Installation • 20 Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide .A cover encloses the FTB and protects the sub-cables. Figure 9 below shows the FTB with its cover in place.

Clean the fiber. Apply resin on the outside of the grooved barrel of the connector: 3 to 4 mm.5 mm.7 to 3.0 mm outside diameter jacket. 4. boot. Position a rubber sleeve. Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide Chapter 2: Installation • 21 . and crimping ferrule on each fiber. Apply resin on buffered fiber: 3 to 4 mm. This Fiber Termination Kit is designed to accommodate fiber cable with a 2. shown in Figure 11 below: • • • • ST Connector Crimping Ferrule Rubber Boot Rubber Sleeve Fiber Sleeve Fiber Boot Fiber Ferrule ST Connector Figure 11 Fiber Termination Kit Components Terminate and connect each fiber cable as described below: 1. Resin the connector. 7. Remove the excess epoxy from the optical face with cleaning paper. 18 to 20 mm 38 to 40 mm Figure 12 Stripping the Fiber Cable 3.1 mm max. Contact Proxim Technical Support to check availability of alternative fiber cable termination arrangements if you wish to use another type of fiber cable. 2.Fiber Termination Kit Two Fiber Termination Kits are packed with each ODU at the factory for installations where a breakout cable is attached directly to the ODU. 6. Buffered fiber 1. Each kit contains four items.7 to 3. 5. 5 to 7 mm Cable 2. Strip the fiber according to the dimensions shown in Figure 12 below.

Carefully insert the fiber into the connector as far as it will go. Note that Tx connects to Rx. Slide each rubber boot over the connector. Slide the rubber sleeve over the crimp so that the sleeve rests against the boot. Crimp with a crimping tool.8. Connect each ST connector to its respective connector on the ODU. 10. 12. Note: Always inspect and clean fiber connectors prior to connecting to the equipment. and Rx connects to Tx. 13. 11. Pull the crimping ferrule on the grooved barrel. 9. Dirty connectors can contaminate equipment’s optical interfaces Chapter 2: Installation • 22 Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide .

and RF fields to ensure the IDU’s operation within published specifications. humidity. Locate and set aside the accessory kit (with cables and mounting hardware) supplied in this carton. non-condensing. Unpacking and Installing the Hardware 1. dust.Step 3. vibration. Remove the IDU from its shipping carton. 3. Save all packing materials in case you need them later. Read the FCC Regulatory Compliance notice and Safety Warnings at the beginning of this manual. IDU Accessory Kit Packing List The IDU Kit contains • • • • • Rack mounting brackets and hardware Rubber mounting feet (for tabletop use only) AC power cord Connector for IDU-ODU DC power cable RJ-45-to-DB-9 console adapter Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide Chapter 2: Installation • 23 . Because the IDUs have cooling fans. Be sure that the ventilating perforations on the sides and rear (near the connectors) are not blocked by cables or other equipment. A clearance of at least one inch on both sides is required for ventilation. The environment should be free from extremes in temperature. resulting from air space around the IDU. 2. Better ventilation. Installing the IDUs Environmental Requirements The IDU requires a protected environment with its temperature maintained between 0º and 50º C (32º– 122º F). shock. they can be rack mounted or stacked without spaces between them. and less than 95% relative humidity. improves equipment reliability.

Use four #8-32x1/2” Pan Head screws and #8 lock washers (under the screw head) for each bracket. wiring. Heavier equipment should be placed near the bottom of the rack and equipment should not be mounted in such a way as to cause instability. the ambient temperature within the rack should not exceed 50º C. Reliable grounding of the Stratum is required. Chapter 2: Installation • 24 Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide . If power distribution strips are used. as shown in Figure 13 below. Ensure that the power source. switch. server. or router) to which it will be connected. Figure 13 Side View of IDU Precautions when Rack Mounting the Stratum IDU When rack mounting your Stratum IDU. Such mountings can cause instability resulting in unsafe conditions and possible tipping of the rack. whether closed or open. you must consider the mechanical loading of the rack. Mount the IDU in an equipment rack near the networking equipment (hub. The center set of holes also allows the IDU to be mounted in center rail racks or on the surface of a wall if the brackets are installed facing down. Special precautions should be taken with mountings that slide out for easier access to equipment. and over-current protection to rack mounted equipment is rated such that it can support the cumulative load of all equipment. Use two #12-24x3/4” screws in each rack bracket to mount the unit. ensure that they are properly grounded as well. you should take the following precautions for safety and to ensure proper operation of the equipment: The maximum ambient temperature for the Stratum IDU is 50º C. Stratum IDUs have fans and ventilation holes to ensure proper air flow and maintain correct internal temperature. When mounting any equipment in a rack. The rack should also be grounded. Do not exceed the capacity of the wiring or over-current protection. Do not block the fans or ventilation holes. Attach the two rack mounting brackets on each side of the IDU. Tighten the screws securely.Rack Mounting the IDU Three sets of bracket holes for rack mounting allow the IDU to be mounted with its connectors facing the rear or front. When installed in a rack.

Do not attach the rubber feet if you are rack mounting the IDU. attach the (4) self-adhesive rubber feet to the bottom of the unit near the corners. MII port (LAN) AC Power Grounding Lug RS-232 ports IDU/ODU Fiber connectors RJ-45 port (LAN) ODU Power DSX-1 ports Figure 14 Back View of IDU Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide Chapter 2: Installation • 25 .Tabletop Installation of the IDU For installing the unit on a tabletop.

Chapter 2: Installation • 26 Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide . Do not turn the power on until the management console is connected (described below).Attaching the DC Power Cable and Fiber Cables Attach the DC power cable and the fiber cables to the back of the IDU. 1 2 3 B A C Figure 15 Terminating the ODU Power Cable at the IDU Item A B C IDU Connector Pin Number 1 2 3 Description Positive DC Voltage (+36V to +48V) Ground Drain Not Used Attaching the AC Power Cables Make sure the ON/OFF switch is OFF or set to “0.” Attach the AC power cord to the rear of the IDU and plug the other end into a grounded AC outlet. The wiring for the IDU power connector is shown in Figure 15 below.

Passed Framer.........Passed Data Processor Framer Memory........ open a VT-100 terminal emulation program.......Accessing the User Interface Software Connecting the Management Console Attach one end of the serial cable to the RJ-45 CONSOLE port connector on the rear of the IDU......Passed Serial Communication Controller.Passed T1 Channel 2. use the Tab key to move between fields...... The Stratum will perform an internal set of power-up diagnostics and you will see a display like the one shown below........Passed Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide Chapter 2: Installation • 27 ..Passed Flash. You must use the DB-9 adapter supplied by Proxim..Passed T1 Channel 1.. Also............ like HyperTerminal... The communications settings for the console terminal must be: • • • • • • 9600 baud 8 bits No parity 1 stop bit No flow control VT-100 emulation Alternately............ Version 01..... Turning on the IDU After mounting the IDU and connecting the serial cable......... not for Windows operation...... If the arrow keys do not work properly.... some terminal emulators....... Bootrom.Passed Data Processor Memory.... Connect the DB-9 adapter to your PC or laptop’s COM port.. you may use a VT-100 terminal to setup the Stratum. default to “auto emulation...................... To setup the Stratum for the first time..Passed Memory............. on the PC to which you connected the serial cable....... like HyperTerminal........Passed Data Processor Interface....” You may need to manually configure the session to use VT-100 as the emulation type within the Settings tab of the session’s Properties screen... The adapter supplied by Proxim converts the RJ-45 CONSOLE port wiring to standard COM port wiring..... turn on the power switch......... Copyright (C)1999 Wavespan Corporation Stratum Bootrom.01i Performing Power On Self Test.. If you use a PC running a VT-100 terminal emulator.... make sure that the emulator uses the arrows for VT-100 commands.....Passed Optical Interface........... even if you use a DB-9 to DB-25 adapter to match your PC or laptop’s COM port...............Passed Ethernet controller test................................... Install the RJ-45 to DB-9 adapter on the other end of this serial cable.....

11:06:18..1999 Access Level: [? Password: [? ] ] The Main Menu Once you have successfully logged in to the management program.00.0 ------.Stratum Main Menu ---------------------------System Status: STBY .. After the unit completes the power-up diagnostic tests. a login screen will appear.00. ] System Date/Time: 1999-04-30. ] [ Reports.If any of the diagnostics fail. Entering the Password The Stratum is preset with the following Access Level and Password information at the factory: Access Level: Password: superuser wavespan Note that the password is case sensitive.Remote ------? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? -----------------------------------------------------------------------------[ System Admin.. A sample login screen is shown below.01e Copyright (c) 1996 .NOT CONNECTED .. the Main Menu screen will appear as shown below. ---------------------------. Stratum Wireless Broadband Communication System Software Version 01. ] [ Diagnostics.Local -------Device Name: Device Location: Link Description: IDU Serial Number: ODU Serial Number: Ethernet Address: IP Address: Alarms: DEFAULT DEFAULT DEFAULT 12345 23456 00:60:c1:00:01:35 00. ] [ Utilities.ALARM NEW [ Alarms & Events. contact Proxim Technical Support for further assistance. ] [ Remote ] [ Remote Exit ] [ Logout ] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Chapter 2: Installation • 28 Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide .00 DISABLED -----..

. set the correct date and time.. The following describes the other configuration options available within the System Administration menu: • • • The System Administrator field is a text string that contains the name of the administrator responsible for this Stratum unit. The Link Description and Circuit Identifier describe the location and circuit of the wireless link. Press Enter to view the System Administration menu.] field. ] [ SNMP. Finally. You should configure the Stratum with the correct time since it will use a time stamp when logging events and alarms.Specifying Settings From the main menu.NOT CONNECTED . Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide Chapter 2: Installation • 29 . ] [ T1 Config. ] [ Passwords.11:16:01.. The Device Name and Device Location specify text strings that identify this IDU/ODU combination.System Administration ------------------------System Status: STBY . ] [ Ethernet Config. ] [ Console Port. Press Enter to apply and save your changes. ] System Date/Time: System Administrator: Device Name: Device Location: Link Description: Circuit Identifier: Alarms: [1999-04-30. shown below. use the arrow key to move to the [System Admin.0] [DEFAULT ] [DEFAULT [DEFAULT [DEFAULT [DEFAULT [Disabled] ] ] ] ] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------Link Up/Down: [Down] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------[ Link Setup.. ---------------------------. Alternately. you can press Ctrl-A from anywhere on the screen to save your changes.ALARM NEW [ Alarms & Events.. ] [ ^Apply ] [ ^OK ] [ ^Cancel ] ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- First. press the down arrow key until [^ Apply ] is selected....

TCP/IP -----IP Address: [192. use the down arrow to select [Ethernet Config. Note 2: The MII port is intended for use with 100 Mbps full duplex fiberoptic transceivers.168.168. This IP address is used to identify the Stratum on the Ethernet network (an SNMP workstation will report this IP address as belonging to the Stratum’s Ethernet interface).1. Chapter 2: Installation • 30 Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide . If Enabled. Speed.Physical Interface -------------------------------Interface State: [Up ] Auto Negotiation: [Enabled ] Speed: [100 Mb] Duplex: [Full-Duplex] Interface Type: [RJ45] --------------------------.NOT CONNECTED . shown below.ALARM [ Alarms & Events. The end-user/installer configures the Stratum with an IP address in the Ethernet Configuration screen.255.Spanning Tree-------------------------------------Spanning Tree State: [Disabled] Hello Time: [2 ] Bridge Priority: [32768] Forward Delay: [15 ] Port Cost: [100 ] Max Age: [20 ] Port Priority: [128 ] [ ^Apply ] [ ^OK ] [ ^Cancel ] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ethernet Parameters Note 1: The RJ-45 port and the MII port cannot be used simultaneously.0 ] Default Gateway: [192.Ethernet Configuration ------------------------System Status: STBY .. If you intend to use the MII port with a Fiberoptic transceiver. This allows remote management without a direct cable connection to the console port. Auto Negotiation should be set to Disabled. Also note that while the Stratum appears to use only one IP address. If Disabled.] and press Enter to view the Ethernet Configuration menu.VLAN -------------Tag Bridging: [Disabled] VLAN ID: [NONE ] --------------------------. Auto Negotiation. and the Duplex should be set to Full-Duplex. Auto Negotiation can be set to Enabled or Disabled. the speed and duplex of the Ethernet port can be set by the user. configure the MII Fiberoptic transceiver to a PHY address other than “17” to avoid conflict with the IDU’s internal PHY address..253 ] -------------. IP address and Subnet Mask settings: Assign an IP address to each Stratum IDU. you should connect the Ethernet network to the IDU using the RJ-45 port to ensure compatibility with all standard 10 Mbps PHYs. If you intend to use a 10 Mbps half duplex connection. The IDUs at both link ends must be in the same subnet. and Duplex settings: If you intend to use the RJ-45 port. Also. the Speed should be set to 100 Mbps. A unique IP address should be assigned to the IDU at each end of a Stratum link.246 ] IP Subnet Mask: [255. it actually uses two IP addresses. -----------------------------. the speed and duplex of the Ethernet port will be automatically negotiated between the Stratum IDU and the connecting Ethernet device.Setting the Ethernet Parameters Next.255.1. ] --------------------------.

168. Also. your changes will not be saved. Spanning Tree State setting: To enable the spanning tree features of the Stratum. If you have a virtual LAN configured on your network. and range of acceptable values.255. Default 2 15 20 32768 100 128 Range 1-10 4-30 6-40 0-65535 1-65535 0-255 Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide Chapter 2: Installation • 31 . This second IP address is implemented for security purposes and is used in conjunction with CHAP (the Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol). the Stratum can support larger VLAN and Cisco interswitch link (ISL) packets. If you do not choose [^OK]. their default values. configure the Tag Bridging parameter to Enabled and configure the Stratum to use your network’s VLAN ID. Be sure to reserve this second address so that there is no conflict with other devices on the higher subnet.However. you may want to filter this second IP address from your SNMP workstation so it will not appear as an entry on the device map. Field Hello Time (seconds) Forward Delay (seconds) Max Age (seconds) Bridge Priority Port Cost Port Priority Choose [^Apply] or press Ctrl-A to apply your changes. if you assign the Stratum an IP address of 192. it will automatically assign its RF port an IP address of 192.1. configure the Spanning Tree State parameter to Enabled. Once you have configured all of the necessary parameters within the Ethernet Configuration menu. Once Spanning Tree State is enabled.100 with a subnet mask of 255.100. press the down arrow until [^OK] is highlighted.255. The table below lists the spanning tree parameters. you can configure the other spanning tree parameters. Press Enter to accept and save your changes. the Stratum will also automatically assign its radio port (port rf0 on an SNMP workstation) an IP address that is exactly 1 subnet higher than the one listed within the Ethernet Configuration screen. VLAN settings: In addition to standard-sized Ethernet packets.0. For example.0.168.

Link Set-Up ------------------------------System Status: AIMING .ALARM NEW [ Alarms & Events... Transmit Power. The appropriate power setting should have been determined during the path survey. Typically.Link Parameters --------------------- Transmit Power Level: Link ID: Antenna Aiming: [Low ] [DEFAULT ] [Enabled ] [ ^Apply ] [ ^OK ] [ ^Cancel ] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Using the space bar to toggle between the available options. described above. The Stratum uses the Link ID with the Challenge-Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP). for remote management purposes. ] ----------------------------.NOT CONNECTED . both IDUs must have the same Link ID. Setting up the Second IDU The installation for the second IDU is identical to the procedure for the first IDU.] and press Enter to view the Link Set-Up menu. commas. ----------------------------------. See “Restoring Factory Defaults” on page 75 for details. low power is used for links spanning less than approximately 500 feet and high power is used for links over longer distances. Each Stratum link should be given a unique Link ID. A valid Link ID is one to ten alphanumeric characters. For any given Stratum link. Never attempt to reset the Stratum to factory defaults while in Antenna Aiming mode. Note that spaces. be sure to configure the second IDU with a unique IP address that is on the same IP subnet as the first IDU’s IP address. and the Link Security ID Within the System Administration menu. set the Antenna Aiming field to Enabled. Also. etc. Chapter 2: Installation • 32 Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide . periods. shown below. The Link ID is case sensitive. Use the same Link ID for the second IDU. Next. are not valid characters to use within a Link ID. specify the Transmit Power Level to either low or high power. use the down arrow key to select [Link Setup.Setting Antenna Aiming Mode. Enter a 10-character value for the Link ID field. Apply any changes you have made and then use the down arrow to move to the [^OK] field and press Enter to return to the System Administration menu.

5 4 3. Make sure that the bolts on the upper and lower yokes have been loosened just enough to be able to rotate the antenna on the mast.5 1 0.5 3 Voltage 2. Use the ODU’s BNC connector and a digital multi-meter (DMM) to aim the antenna. The rubber collar supports the weight of the Outdoor Unit during aiming. Aiming the Antennas Aiming the First Antenna 1.5 0 -82 -78 -74 -70 -66 -62 -58 -54 -50 -46 -42 -38 -34 -30 -26 RSSI Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide Chapter 2: Installation • 33 . Loosen the Bolts Use a ½-inch socket wrench to loosen the bolts on the antenna mount.Step 4. 2. RSSI Vs Voltage 5 4. The ODU’s BNC connector provides an aiming voltage (0 – 5 VDC) that allows you to estimate the strength of the received signal. Set Azimuth in Center of Peak Signal Slowly (over about 5 seconds) sweep the ODU in azimuth (side-to-side) covering a 90-degree arc. Use the digital multi-meter (DMM) to determine the antenna’s position that corresponds to the greatest RSSI (Received Signal Strength Indicator) value. The graph below shows the relationship between voltage and RSSI.5 2 1.

not in the aiming mode. One long flash every 5 seconds means that the local unit is in aiming mode but is not able to lock on the aiming signal from the other end.e. 3. first loosen the two bolts holding the elevation arms at the angle bracket. One quick flash every 10 seconds means the unit is in normal operation. allowing you to record and find the “edges” of the peak region. 4. 6. Aiming the Second Antenna Repeat the process described above to aim the second antenna in your link. Note that if you follow this procedure. To position the antenna exactly in the center of the peak signal region. Proxim recommends that two people assist with aiming. Also. use a permanent marker to identify where the edges of the peak signal correspond to the antenna’s position on the lower yoke or on the mast. Fifteen quick flashes per second means that the local unit is locked on to the aiming signal and is aimed in the peak region (within 6 dB of the highest signal detected so far). Both ends are transmitting. watch the ODU’s Aiming LED carefully to find the edges of the peak signal as you slowly sweep the ODU from side-to-side. Position the antenna in the center of the peak region. located on the ODU. 2. Set the antenna in the center of the peak region. mark the location of the peak signal when position the antenna’s elevation. the two bolts located at the slots of both arms. take care to move only one antenna at a time. 5. securely tighten the two bolts on the upper angle bracket. one positioned at each antenna. 3. and the two pivot bolts at the top of the arms. Alternately. but the other is not. Tighten the upper and lower yokes securely on the mast. Three quick flashes per second means the local unit is locked on the aiming signal but is not aimed in the peak region (within 6 dB of the highest signal detected so far). Use a digital multi-meter (DMM) to measure the RSSI or watch the LED to find the peak signal while raising and lowering the antenna in elevation. as described below.As an alternative to using the ODU’s BMC connector and a digital multi-meter. The LED is a guide back to the correct peak value. up and down) covering a 30-degree arc (centered on the line-of-sight path). Securely tighten the four bolts at both ends of the elevation arms. will blink in the following ways to indicate signal strength: 1. Also. Off (solid) means the unit is off or has a cable fault. The peak signal value is stored as the antenna sweeps from side to side. This behavior will also occur when one of the units is transmitting. aim one antenna and then go to the other site and aim the second antenna. Chapter 2: Installation • 34 Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide . The aiming LED. Slowly sweep in elevation (i.. Set Elevation in Center of Peak Signal To determine the best elevation of the antenna. On (solid) means the ODU is being supplied power but is not set in aiming mode. A sampling circuit “remembers” the highest level detected as you scan the antenna from side to side and top to bottom. and that they use cell phones to coordinate their efforts.

8 Locked Locked A properly installed link will have an RSSI value that closely matches the value specified by the path survey. Receive Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) From within the main menu. shown below..] and press Enter to view the Reports menu. Note: The link will not be “up” until the Link Up/Down field is set to Up on both IDUs. Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide Chapter 2: Installation • 35 ..NOT CONNECTED . and then choose [^OK] to return to the Main Menu screen. Exiting Antenna Aiming Mode In the Link Setup screen. Choose [^Apply] to save your change. ] System Name: System Uptime: IDU Temperature: ODU Temperature: RSSI: Demod Status: PLL Lock Status [ T1 Channel 1 Status ] [ T1 Channel 2 Status ] [ LAN Status ] [ Session Status ] [ RF Link Status ] [ ^Cancel ] -----------------------------------------------------------------------------Stratum 1999-04-30.Verifying the Aim and Path Quality It is important to check signal strength and link performance before using the link for actual network traffic. Press the space bar to toggle the mode from Enabled to Disabled. use the down arrow to select Antenna Aiming Mode. -----------------------------------. Choose [^Apply] to save your change. Bringing the Link Up From the System Administration screen. and then choose [^OK] to return to the System Administration screen. use the down arrow to select the Link Up/Down field and then press the space bar to toggle its value to Up. select [Reports. The Reports menu shows the RSSI value that represents the average signal level on all clear channels.ALARM NEW [ Alarms & Events. connect to the user interface of either Stratum IDU (as described in Step # 3.Reports ---------------------------------System Status: AIMING . earlier in this chapter).09:19:04. To check signal strength.0 35 37 -54. This will ensure that your line-of-sight path and antenna aiming are satisfactory.

If the RJ-45 port is used to connect the IDU to a hub or switch. If the target responds correctly. ] -------------------------------. From the Main Menu.Step 5. As the test proceeds. Set the Timeout value with the number of seconds to perform the ping test.] and press Enter to view to the Diagnostics menu.Other Tests ---------------------------------[ View Power-On-Self-Test Results ] [ ^Cancel ] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To verify Ethernet connectivity.CONNECTED .Diagnostics ---------------------------------System Status: OPERATE . Use the console port to set the Ethernet parameters if you have not done so already. Verifying Ethernet Connectivity Over the Link Connect to the console port to access the user interface.. as described in Step #3 earlier in this chapter. the Target field will be updated to show if the target responded. This field will display No Answer if the target does not respond. Pings will be sent once per second for the specified time. Chapter 2: Installation • 36 Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide . Connecting Ethernet to the Other IDU Connect an Ethernet cable to the second IDU following the procedure described above and earlier in this chapter. Connecting to Ethernet Connecting the Hardware Note: The RJ-45 port and MII port cannot be used simultaneously. -------------------------------. this field will display Alive.0 ] Target: Timeout (seconds): [0 ] Count: 0 [ Start_Ping ] [ Stop_Ping ] ------.Ping Test -----------------------------------Target IP Addr: [0.Loopback Tests ---------T1 Ch 1: [DISABLE] T1 Ch 2: [DISABLE] System: [DISABLE] [ Apply_Loopback ] [ Start_SYS ] [ Stop_SYS ] -------------------------------.0..System Errors Test --------Time: 0 Errors: 0 Rate: 0 ----------.OK NEW [ Alarms & Events.BER Tests -----------------------------------Channel: [T1_Ch1 ] Test: [Mark ] Time: 0 Errors: 0 Rate: 0 [ Start_BER ] [ Stop_BER ] [ Reset_Counters ] -------------------------------. use a straight through data cable. Use the down arrow to highlight [Start_Ping] and press Enter to begin the test.0. To connect to a router or a PC/server. use the down arrow to highlight [Diagnostics. enter the IP address of the remote Stratum in the Target IP Addr: field. use a crossover cable.

Use the down arrow to select [^OK] and press Enter to return to the main menu. Connection Status. Verifying Correct System Operation To verify that the system is operating correctly.0 ODU Link Failure A 1999-03-11. shown below.0 System Diagnostic Ended E 1999-03-11. and reflects three characteristics: Current Mode.0 System Diagnostic Started E 1999-03-11.08:19:58.08:18:11. you should see: System Status: OPERATE – CONNECTED – OK Clearing Old Alarms and Events During configuration. Press Enter.Alarms & Event Log ----------------------------System Status: OPERATE . When the system is running correctly. the IDU will generate a number of alarms. connect a PC to the serial console port of one of the IDUs and login to the system as described in Step #3.0 System Diagnostic Started E 1999-03-11.]. The local unit’s System Status is displayed in the top left corner of each user interface screen. -----------------------------.CONNECTED . Press Enter. and Operating Status.ALARM Time Stamp Description Type -----------------------------------------------------------------------------1999-03-11. Press Enter to view the Alarms & Event Log.08:32:43. the System Status message should have changed.08:18:04. Use the down arrow to select [Clear All Events].08:18:37.Step 6.08:19:13.0 System Diagnostic Started E 1999-03-11.08:19:16.0 Warm Start E 1999-03-11.08:18:58. Viewing Status Information on the Main Menu At this point in the installation process. earlier in this chapter.08:18:39. Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide Chapter 2: Installation • 37 .0 System Diagnostic Ended E 1999-03-11.13:35:03.08:18:51.0 System Diagnostic Ended E 1999-03-11. You may want to delete these alarms to make it easier to determine if the link is working properly.0 System Diagnostic Started E 1999-03-11.0 System Diagnostic Started E -----------------------------------------------------------------------------[ Clear All Alarms ] [ Clear All Events ] Mode: [WRAP WHEN FULL] [ Page Up ] [ Page Down ] [ Home ] [ End ] [ ^Apply ] [ ^OK ] [ ^Cancel ] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Use the down arrow to select [Clear All Alarms]. To clear the Alarm and Event Log. use the down arrow to select [Alarms & Events..0 System Diagnostic Ended E 1999-03-11.0 System Diagnostic Started E 1999-03-11.08:20:04.0 System Diagnostic Ended E 1999-03-11.08:17:47.0 System Diagnostic Ended E 1999-03-11.13:35:07.

CONNECTED .Remote ----5657 50869 8392 70978 13 0 0 0 Tx Pkt Count: Tx Byte Count: Rx Rx Rx Rx Pkt Count: Byte Count: Bcast: Mcast: Rx Corrupt Packets: Rx Overruns: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------[ RF Pkt Interval ] [ RF Error Interval ] Start Time: 2000-04-18-. Chapter 2: Installation • 38 Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide .0 [ ^Update ] [ Clear ] [ ^Cancel ] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If packets are being bridged.8 Locked Locked Checking that Packets Are Going Over the Wireless Link Use the down arrow to select [RF Link Status]. use the down arrow to select [Reports.0 35 37 -54. ] ----. the Tx Packet Count and the Rx Packet Count fields will increase as data is transmitted across the wireless link. wait for a few seconds and then press Ctrl-U to update the counters. Press Enter to display the Reports menu.Reports ---------------------------------System Status: OPERATE .OK NEW [ Alarms & Events.Checking that Packets Are Transmitting From the Main Menu. Use the down arrow to select to [^Cancel] and press Enter to leave this report screen. ] System Name: System Uptime: IDU Temperature: ODU Temperature: RSSI: Demod Status: PLL Lock Status [ T1 Channel 1 Status ] [ T1 Channel 2 Status ] [ LAN Status ] [ Session Status ] [ RF Link Status ] [ ^Cancel ] -----------------------------------------------------------------------------Phil (B) to 237 1999-04-30. Press Enter to display the RF Link Status screen.OK [ Alarms & Events.RF Link Status -----------------------------System Status: OPERATE .Local ----8392 70978 5657 50869 10 0 1 0 ----..CONNECTED . -----------------------------------. --------------------------------.09:19:04..]..07:45:35. To verify that these counts are increasing. shown below.

CONNECTED .Remote ----Tx Pkt Count: 82965502 72662559 Rx Pkt Count: 82990717 72661018 Rx Bcast: 0 0 Rx Mcast: 0 0 Tx Discarded Pkt: 0 0 Tx Deferred : 0 0 Tx Errored : 1 0 Tx Frames Lost: 0 0 Collisions : 1 0 Rx Discarded Pkt: 0 0 Rx Bad CRC : 0 0 Rx Oversize : 0 0 Rx Jabber : 0 0 Rx Alignment Errors: 0 0 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------Link: ACTIVE Auto-Neg: ENABLED Speed: 100 MB Duplex: FULL-DUPLEX [ LAN Pkt Intvls ] [ Tx Error Intvls ] [ Rx Error Intvls ] -------------1999-04-30.09:19:11. shown below. Use the down arrow to select [^Cancel] and press Enter to leave this report screen.0 --------[ ^Update ]-[ Clear ]-[ ^Cancel ]— The Rx counter shows the number of packets that were received from the Ethernet interface.Checking that Packets are Being Bridged to/from the Ethernet Link From the Reports Menu.. ---------------------------------.LAN Status --------------------------------System Status: OPERATE . ] ----. use the down arrow to select [LAN Status] and press Enter to display the LAN Status screen.OK NEW [ Alarms & Events.Local --------. The Tx counter shows the number of packets that were transmitted to the Ethernet interface. Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide Chapter 2: Installation • 39 .

The T1s should be terminated at the cross-connect block per telephone industry standards. Be sure that you verify the equipment T1 wiring diagram.ring Tx . with lead pairs corresponding to “transmit” or “receive” identified at the other end when terminated at the cross-connect block. but have ground loop and noise problems. they are transparent to data.ring Rx .Step 7.tip NC NC NC Figure 16 Stratum T1 Pinout The “tip” and “ring” leads of both transmit and receive pairs must be terminated at the proper RJ-45 plug pin. and because the circuit impedance is balanced.. Stratum’s T1s are clear channel. as “tip” and “ring” leads need to be differentiated. Chapter 2: Installation • 40 Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide . bit error problems can result. with lead pairs corresponding to “transmit” or “receive” identified at the other end when terminated at the cross-connect block. Connecting T1 Devices To connect the Stratum’s T1 ports to a cross-connect block. since it is not enough to simply connect the cable pairs to pins 1/2 and pins 4/5. To connect two DSX-1 (T1) devices. you need to make or locate a cable that is properly terminated with an RJ-45 plug on one end. Stratum is not approved for direct connection to public T1 lines without the use of an external CSU. Proxim recommends that you install a cross-connect (punchdown) block between the Stratum and the T1 equipment. voice. A common cabling problem is that “tip” and “ring” can be reversed. 1 2 T1 RX To/From Cross-Connect T1 TX To/From ODU 4 5 IDU 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Rx . Clocking is taken from the T1 device at each end and carried through the link to the device at the far end. i. If the ground loop or noise problem becomes severe enough. and signaling contained within T1 frames. you need to make or locate a cable that is properly terminated with an RJ-45 plug on one end. See Figure 16 for the pinout of the Stratum DSX-1 ports. Stratum supports both AMI (Alternate Marks Inverted) and B8ZS (Binary 8 with Zero Substitution) line coding schemes as well as D4 (SuperFrame) and ESF (Extended SuperFrame) frame formats for compatibility with most T1 equipment. the system may still work.tip NC Tx . Setting up the T1 Port The T1 ports on the Stratum are DSX-1 ports with RJ-48C jacks.e.

do not enable the T1 port. use the down arrow to select the Channel 1 Enable or Channel 2 Enable field and use the space bar to toggle the setting to Enabled. it is unique to each individual unit. The Channel Software Key must be left at its factory default setting.. Set the framing mode by moving the cursor to the appropriate Channel Framing Mode field and using the space bar to toggle between the choices. set the Line Coding Format to match the line coding used the by the attached device. Likewise.Proxim strongly recommends that you follow industry practice and install a cross-connect (punchdown) block between the Stratum and the T1 equipment.CONNECTED . so both ends of the link and their attached T1 devices must use the same framing mode and line-coding format. This simplifies cross connection between two T1 devices and eliminates cabling errors. If you do not intend to use the T1 interface on your Stratum units. The choices are D4 and ESF and must match the frame format used by the attached T1 device. This requires the use of a proper cable (shielded.] within the System Administration menu and press Enter to view the T1 Configuration menu. An example of such a cable is Belden 7839A. Once the ports have been enabled. The Stratum does not perform frame format or line encoding conversion. ] Channel Software Key: Channel 1 Enable: Channel 2 Enable: Channel 1 Framing Mode: Channel 2 Framing Mode: Channel 1 Line Coding Format: Channel 2 Line Coding Format: [1508397174] [Enabled ] [Disabled] [ESF] [ESF] [B8ZS] [B8ZS] [ ^Apply ] [ ^OK ] [ ^Cancel ] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide Chapter 2: Installation • 41 . by allowing the transmit “tip” from one T1 device to be “punched down” to the receive “tip” of the other T1 device at the cross-connect point. The crossconnect block also serves as a demarcation point between equipment from different vendors. Select [T1 Config. Power resets or returning the unit to all factory defaults will not cause the Channel Software Key to be reset. Before configuring the T1 ports. Do not change the Channel Software Key. Therefore. shown below. any problems that arise with the T1 can be quickly isolated to being on one side of the cross-connect point or the other. as this will generate false alarms for the system.. Note that all DSX-1 compliant equipment interfaces (like the Stratum’s) can be up to a cable distance of 655 feet from a cross-connect block. each with a balanced impedance of 100 Ohms). determine the line coding and frame formats of the T1 devices you have connected to the IDUs. then you will not be able to enable the Stratum’s T1 Channels. the IDU will generate alarms for the port and activate the interface.T1 Configuration -----------------------------System Status: OPERATE . you must first enable the Stratum’s T1 port or ports. To enable a T1 port. two sets of twisted pairs per T1. The same applies to the “ring” leads of both T1 devices.OK NEW [ Alarms & Events. and it is the point at which DSX-1 signal characteristics must be tested for compliance during troubleshooting. ------------------------------. If you change the Channel Software Key. Do not change the Channel Software Key. which can support up to three T1s. The Channel Software Key will already be entered at the factory. Configuring the T1 Port To connect T1 devices through the Stratum link.

] Channel 1 Alarm Status: NO ALARM ---.] to display the Reports menu.CONNECTED . select [Reports.T1 Channel 1 Status ---------------------------System Status: OPERATE .Reviewing T1 Performance and Error Reports T1 channel performance is monitored for the T1 line input to the Stratum from each connected T1 device. -----------------------------.Remote ---1 1 1 0 1 0 0 100 100 0 0 0 0 Errored Seconds: Severely Errored Seconds: Severely Errored Framing Seconds: Unavailable Seconds: Line Errored Seconds: Burst Errored Seconds: Degraded Minutes: % AS % EFS % ES % SES % DM % BES [ T1 Channel 1 Intervals ] ---. Choose T1 Channel 1 Status or T1 Channel 2 Status to view status information for the selected T1 channels..OK NEW [ Alarms & Events..Local ---1 1 1 0 1 0 0 100 100 0 0 0 0 [ T1 Channel 1 Statistics ] Note the use of the following abbreviations in the report: • • • • • • AS = Available Seconds EFS = Error Free Seconds ES = Errored Seconds SES = Severely Errored Seconds DM = Degraded Minutes BES = Burst Errored Seconds Chapter 2: Installation • 42 Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide . A sample status report for Channel 1 is shown below. From the Main Menu.

beginning on page 67. The LEDs are also discussed in more detail in the Troubleshooting section. Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide Chapter 3: Maintaining the Stratum • 43 .Chapter 3: Maintaining the Stratum Understanding the Normal Appearance of the LEDs on the Front Panel LEDs on the front panel of the Stratum provide a quick verification that the unit is operating correctly. Figure 17 Back View of IDU The significance of each LED is shown in the table below.

Test in progress. check the MII adapter for status LEDs. RF link not established between ODUs RF link to companion Stratum is active and available. Applies to RJ-45 link only. if the T1 channel is disabled. Applies to RJ-45 link only. this LED will be off. No testing currently in progress. Full duplex on the Ethernet interface. if using MII. Blinking indicates packets sent to the Ethernet. Red indicates the system is in an alarm state. Blinking indicates packets received from the Ethernet. Half duplex on the Ethernet interface. check the MII adapter for status LEDs. 100 Mbps operation 10 Mbps operation Applies to RJ-45 link only. Chapter 3: Maintaining the Stratum • 44 Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide . No communication on LAN (RJ-45) LAN is available. check the MII adapter for status LEDs. check the MII adapter for status LEDs. if using MII. If using MII.LED Name Status Test Test RF Link RF Link LAN Link LAN Link LAN Tx Normal Display: On (solid green) On (solid amber) Off On (solid red) On (solid green) Off On (solid green) blinking green … which Indicates: No alarms or events. This applies only if the RJ-45 link is being used. this LED will be off. if the T1 channel is disabled. Channel sees valid T1 signal. LAN Rx blinking green Dx On (solid green) Off 10/100 On (solid green) On (solid amber) T1 CH1 T1 CH2 On (solid green) On (solid green) Channel sees valid T1 signal. if using MII.

default to “auto emulation. if the wireless link is not available). the login screen will appear. even if you use a DB-9 to DB-25 adapter to match your PC or laptop’s COM port. such as HyperTerminal. This method requires physical access to one of the Stratum IDU units (both units. the Main Menu will appear. Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide Chapter 3: Maintaining the Stratum • 45 .” You may need to manually configure the session to use VT-100 as the emulation type within the Settings tab of the session’s Properties screen. Once the Access Level and Password have been successfully entered. as shown below. The adapter supplied by Proxim converts the RJ-45 CONSOLE port wiring to standard COM port wiring. Stratum Wireless Broadband Communication System Software Version 01.1999 Access Level: [? Password: [? ] ] Entering the Password The Stratum is preset at the factory with the following Access Level and Password: Access Level: Password: superuser wavespan The password is case sensitive. The VT-100 interface is described in the section entitled Navigating in the VT-100 User Interface. you may use a VT-100 terminal. The simplest way to access the console is to connect the IDU to a PC running a VT-100 terminal emulator. Note that some terminal emulators. Once the PC is attached to the console port and the power is turned on. like HyperTerminal.01e Copyright (c) 1996 . later in this chapter. The communications settings for the console terminal must be: • • • • • • 9600 baud 8 bits No parity 1 stop bit No flow control VT-100 emulation Alternately. Note: It is important to use the DB-9 adapter supplied by Proxim.Connecting to the Stratum Using the Console Port The RJ-45 connector on the back of the Stratum labeled CONSOLE allows connection to any standard RS-232C terminal emulator that supports VT-100.

The Tab key also advances the cursor to the next selection.. Once the Access Level and Password have been successfully entered.168.OK NEW [ Alarms & Events.Stratum Main Menu ---------------------------System Status: OPERATE . ] [ Remote ] [ Remote Exit ] [ Logout ] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The VT-100 interface is described below in the section entitled Navigating in the VT-100 User Interface.11:06:18. ] [ Utilities. ] [ Diagnostics.0 ------. Chapter 3: Maintaining the Stratum • 46 Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide .1. the login screen will appear. Open a Telnet program and type in the IP address of the Stratum. Be sure to enable the arrows to send VT-100 codes in order to use the Stratum interface most effectively. as shown below.1999 Access Level: [? Password: [? ] ] Entering the Password The Stratum is preset at the factory with the following Access Level and Password: Access Level: Password: superuser wavespan The password is case sensitive.CONNECTED .. Stratum Wireless Broadband Communication System Software Version 01. ] [ Reports. ] System Date/Time: 1999-02-19. then you may also use Telnet to access the management menu. ---------------------------. Some terminal emulators use the arrow keys for commands in their native environment.. Moving the Cursor The Up/Down arrow keys move the cursor to the next or previous selection.Remote ------Stratum #2 Upper Support ODU A 237 (A) to Phil 15013 10014 00:60:c1:00:02:3d 192.1.Local -------Device Name: Device Location: Link Description: IDU Serial Number: ODU Serial Number: Ethernet Address: IP Address: Alarms: Stratum Lower Support ODU B Phil (B) to 237 15001 10009 00:60:c1:00:02:3e 192.. Once the Telnet connection has been established.246 DISABLED -----.01e Copyright (c) 1996 .168. the Main Menu will appear.247 DISABLED -----------------------------------------------------------------------------[ System Admin.. Navigating in the VT-100 User Interface The text-based user interface uses standard VT-100 conventions. as shown below.Using Telnet and a VT-100 Terminal Emulator If you have configured a Stratum IDU with an IP address.

The backspace key can be used in these fields.g. For example. Netscape 3 Gold. Some changes in the Link Setup screen will automatically reboot the system when they are applied (in these cases. Any changes you made will not be retained after exiting the current screen. You must press Enter before going on to register the new contents. and Internet Explorer 4). Toggle Fields Use the space bar to choose between available options. Netscape 4. Type Ctrl-O (or [^OK]) to apply changes and exit to the previous screen.Selecting Menu Choices and Commands Selectable items are shown in square brackets. Specify the IP address of the Stratum in the Address field of the browser. Editable Fields You may enter any alphanumeric characters in Editable Fields. The cursor will not highlight Read-Only fields. Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide Chapter 3: Maintaining the Stratum • 47 . Exit to Previous Screen Type Ctrl-C to exit the current screen and go back to the previous screen. Applying Changes Type Ctrl-A (or move the cursor to [^Apply] and press Enter) to apply changed settings without exiting the screen. a prompt will appear to notify you that a reboot is required). (Do not press Enter after setting a toggle field). Other Key Sequences The following Ctrl key sequences work within most of the Stratum’s configuration menus: ^R ^A ^O Refresh the screen Apply changes OK (saves changes and exits to the previous screen) ^C ^U Cancel current changes Update (updates values on Reports screens) Using a Web Browser The Stratum’s configuration interface can be accessed with a Web browser that supports frames and JavaScript (e. and the HTML interface will appear as shown in the following example.. Changes only take effect if you apply them. [Modem Status] Read-Only Fields These fields display information that cannot be edited in the current screen (although you may be able to edit the information in another screen).

Note: If you are using a browser from Netscape. ensure that the Java Script is enabled on the browser or the login attempt will fail. Click the Login button and you will be prompted to enter your access level and password. Once you have logged in to the Stratum. Chapter 3: Maintaining the Stratum • 48 Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide . as shown below. the Main Menu will appear.

Also note that when using the VT-100 interface. The login screen for the remote unit will appear. On the HTML interface. Accessing a Remote Stratum From a Local Stratum (Through the Wireless Link) When connected to a Stratum’s VT-100 interface.1999 Access Level: [? Password: [? ] ] Navigate through the VT-100 interface as described in Navigating in the VT-100 User Interface. If the connection attempt fails. Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide Chapter 3: Maintaining the Stratum • 49 . Differences between the Web Interface and the VT-100 Interface The following features can only be accessed from the VT-100 interface: 1. Note that you can only access a remote Stratum via the console port. You cannot access a remote unit via Telnet or the Web browser interface. a drop-down menu is provided. choose [Remote] from the local IDU’s main menu to login to the remote Stratum. On the HTML interface. 4. close the remote session by holding down the Ctrl key and pressing the ] key.The browser interface is similar to the VT-100 interface. 2. simply click Apply to save changes. The browser’s Configuration heading replaces the VT-100’s System Admin menu. 3. If the login screen does not appear. Stratum Wireless Broadband Communication System Software Version 01. you can access the interface of the remote unit if the wireless link is up and operational.01e Copyright (c) 1996 . choose [^Apply] to save settings and then [^OK] to return to the previous screen. except that the menu choices are listed in the column on the left-hand side of the screen. you may find that you are no longer able to access the local Stratum. selectable fields can be changed by using the spacebar to cycle through the available settings. press ^R to refresh the screen. Access to remote IDU (console port only) Accessing the interface when no IP address has been configured (console port only) Changing the settings for the console port Terminating user sessions (web browser only) Note that when using the VT-100 interface. When connected to the local Stratum via the console port. In this case.

0 ] [0. RFC 1406.0 ] [public [private [snmptrap IP Addr Screening ---------------------[0. To enable traps by your SNMP manager.0. Ends the remote link so that the unit cannot be accessed remotely.0 ] [0. do NOT use the following commands: Command to Avoid Running a Loopback Test Link Down Changing IP Addresses Reason Remote unit will no longer respond to the local unit and the remote unit will need to be reset through the console port or the Ethernet link. any standard SNMP management tool can be used to monitor performance.0..0.0 ] [0. Ending the Remote Session Select [Remote Exit] to terminate the session and return to the main menu of the local Stratum.CONNECTED . ------------------------------.0 ] [0.0. first access the Stratum through some other method (e.Commands to Avoid when Using Remote Access When accessing a Stratum remotely.0.0. ] Read Community String: Write Community String: Trap Community String: SNMP Trap Destinations ---------------------[0.] from the main menu.0.0.0. RFC 1213.0 ] [0. through the console port) and configure SNMP access as described below.0.0 ] [0. The Stratum supports MIB-II..0.0. Using SNMP to Access the Stratum Once the Stratum is installed.0.0. and the Stratum MIB. Then choose [SNMP] from the System Administration screen.0.VT-100 -------------To enable SNMP management.0 ] [0. Configuring SNMP Management -------------.0.g. Ends session.0 ] ] ] ] SNMP Agent: IP Screening: [Disabled] [Disabled] [ ^Apply ] [ ^OK ] [ ^Cancel ] Chapter 3: Maintaining the Stratum • 50 Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide . SNMP can be used to manage and monitor it.0.0.0.0.OK [ Alarms & Events. select [System Admin.SNMP Management --------------------------System Status: OPERATE . Once SNMP access has been configured.0 ] [0.

------.Web Browser/HTML -----To enable SNMP management. click Configuration and then choose SNMP from the submenu to view the SNMP Configuration screen. as shown in the partial screen shot below. ------------------------------------- Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide Chapter 3: Maintaining the Stratum • 51 .

SNMP Agent IP Screening Configure the above parameters as necessary within the SNMP Management screen. Chapter 3: Maintaining the Stratum • 52 Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide .The following table describes the available SNMP Management/Configuration parameters: Field Read Community String Write Community String Trap Community String SNMP Trap Destinations IP Addr Screening Description The Stratum responds only to GET requests whose community string value matches this field. These values will be ignored if the IP Screening field is set to Disabled. The Stratum responds only to SET requests whose community string value matches this field. normal SNMP requests using the Read and Write Community Strings will fail unless performed by one of the authorized IP addresses. The network management workstations with the IP addresses in this list will receive alarm traps. The Stratum will accept SNMP GET and SET requests from these IP addresses only. If this field is set to Disabled then IP address screening is disabled. If this field is set to Enabled. All alarm messages are sent with this community string. If this field is set to Disabled then all SNMP management functions are disabled. choose the SNMP Agent field and use the space bar to toggle the value to Enabled (VT-100) or use the drop-down menu (HTML) to enable this option. then only the five IP addresses in the IP Addr Screening table can access the Stratum through SNMP. Choose Apply to save changes. Then.

Current Mode • • • Operate – means the RF link is up. STBY – means the RF link is currently down. Under Test – means that the system or user has launched a test that is currently underway. Aiming – means the RF link is down and Antenna Aiming Mode is Enabled. no active alarms. Not Connected – means the link is not connected. Operating Status • • • OK – means that all operation is normal. Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide Chapter 3: Maintaining the Stratum • 53 . Alarm – means that an alarm condition is currently active.Reading the Status Information on the Main Menu Local unit System Status is displayed in the top left corner of each user interface screen and reflects three characteristics: Current Mode. Connection Status. Connection Status • • • Connected – means the local and remote IDUs are connected to each other. When the system is running correctly. the following message should appear: OPERATE – CONNECTED – OK If you see a different message. and Operating Status. Connecting – means the local IDU is trying to connect. refer to the information below to determine its significance.

08:17:47.0 System Diagnostic Ended E 1999-03-11.Setting Parameters A user configures the Stratum within the System Admin menu (VT-100) or the Configuration menu (HTML).0 System Diagnostic Started E 1999-03-11.0 System Diagnostic Ended E 1999-03-11.0 System Diagnostic Ended E 1999-03-11. -------------.0 System Diagnostic Started E 1999-03-11. Differences between the two interfaces are noted in the appropriate sections of this manual.0 System Diagnostic Started E -----------------------------------------------------------------------------[ Clear All Alarms ] [ Clear All Events ] Mode: [WRAP WHEN FULL] [ Page Up ] [ Page Down ] [ Home ] [ End ] [ ^Apply ] [ ^OK ] [ ^Cancel ] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Use the down arrow to select [Clear All Alarms].13:35:03.08:18:37.0 System Diagnostic Started E 1999-03-11.CONNECTED . the Stratum may generate a number of spurious alarms. Use the down arrow to select [^OK] and press Enter to leave the screen.VT-100 -------------To clear old alarms and events from the Alarms & Events log. Note that currently active alarms cannot be cleared while the alarm condition persists.0 System Diagnostic Ended E 1999-03-11.08:18:11. You may want to delete these alarms to make it easier to determine if the link is working properly.0 Warm Start E 1999-03-11. The parameters and menu choices are the same in both interfaces.Alarms & Event Log ----------------------------System Status: OPERATE . Viewing Alarms and Events Clearing Old Alarms and Events While the system is being configured. Press Enter.08:19:16.] within the Main Menu and press Enter.08:18:58.0 ODU Link Failure A 1999-03-11.0 System Diagnostic Ended E 1999-03-11.ALARM Time Stamp Description Type -----------------------------------------------------------------------------1999-03-11.13:35:07.0 System Diagnostic Ended E 1999-03-11.08:19:58. Press Enter. Chapter 3: Maintaining the Stratum • 54 Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide .08:32:43.0 System Diagnostic Started E 1999-03-11.08:18:39. select [Alarms & Events. Use the down arrow to select [Clear All Events]..08:18:51.08:18:04.0 System Diagnostic Started E 1999-03-11.08:19:13.08:20:04. -----------------------------.

Web Browser/HTML -----To check alarms. click Clear Alarms or Clear Events. click Alarms/Events located on the left-hand side of the browser window to view the Alarms/Events screen.------. Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide Chapter 3: Maintaining the Stratum • 55 . as shown in the following partial screen shot. To clear old alarms or events.

Reports ---------------------------------System Status: OPERATE . -----------------------------------. a day is broken into 96 intervals of 15 minutes.]..0 35 37 -54..VT-100 -------------From the Main Menu. ] System Name: System Uptime: IDU Temperature: ODU Temperature: RSSI: Demod Status: PLL Lock Status [ T1 Channel 1 Status ] [ T1 Channel 2 Status ] [ LAN Status ] [ Session Status ] [ RF Link Status ] [ ^Cancel ] -----------------------------------------------------------------------------Phil (B) to 237 1999-04-30.8 Locked Locked Chapter 3: Maintaining the Stratum • 56 Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide .CONNECTED . Note that on the monitoring reports. -------------.OK NEW [ Alarms & Events. use the down arrow to select [Reports.09:19:04.Performance Monitoring A variety of reports and statistics are provided to help check system performance and manage the Stratum. Reports show completed intervals only. Press Enter to display the Reports menu.

The local Stratum will report a “?” if it cannot communicate with the remote unit. To verify that these counts are increasing. choosing RF Pkt Interval will display a screen that shows packet intervals. click Status Reports and then choose one of the report types listed in the submenu. you may display reports on RF and LAN traffic broken down into 15-minute intervals by choosing Interval Reports from the menu on the left-hand side of the browser screen. When packets are being transmitted. Within the VT-100 session.------. the Tx Packet Count and the Rx Packet Count fields will increase as data is transmitted across the wireless link. Within the HTML session. The RF Link Status report is shown in the partial screen shot below.Web Browser/HTML -----To see reports on the Web browser. wait for a few seconds and then press Ctrl-U (VT-100) or click the Update button (HTML) to update the counters. Checking that Packets Are Going Over the Wireless Link From the reports available. Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide Chapter 3: Maintaining the Stratum • 57 . select RF Link Status. Choosing RF Error Interval from the list of reports will display a screen that shows error intervals.

] Remote -------------------------------TxPkt RxPkt Brdcast 00:00 00:15 00:30 00:45 01:00 01:15 Local ---------------------------------TxPkt RxPkt Brdcast 100 0 0 786 1351 0 6043141 6043104 0 11601914 11601942 0 23229891 23229951 0 13518099 12561799 0 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------[ Page Up ] [ Page Down ] [ Home ] [ End ] [ ^Update ] [ ^Cancel ] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Select [Tx Error Intvls] or [Rx Error Intvls] to view the number of error packets transmitted or received by the local IDU over its Ethernet interface broken down into 15-minute intervals. as shown below. ] ----.Remote ----Tx Pkt Count: 82965502 72662559 Rx Pkt Count: 82990717 72661018 Rx Bcast: 0 0 Rx Mcast: 0 0 Tx Discarded Pkt: 0 0 Tx Deferred : 0 0 Tx Errored : 1 0 Tx Frames Lost: 0 0 Collisions : 1 0 Rx Discarded Pkt: 0 0 Rx Bad CRC : 0 0 Rx Oversize : 0 0 Rx Jabber : 0 0 Rx Alignment Errors: 0 0 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------Link: ACTIVE Auto-Neg: ENABLED Speed: 100 MB Duplex: FULL-DUPLEX [ LAN Pkt Intvls ] [ Tx Error Intvls ] [ Rx Error Intvls ] -------------1999-04-30. -------------.Local --------. Chapter 3: Maintaining the Stratum • 58 Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide .CONNECTED ..Checking that Packets Are Being Transmitted to and Received from the Ethernet Interface From the reports list.OK NEW [ Alarms & Events.09:19:11.LAN Status --------------------------------System Status: OPERATE .0 --------[ ^Update ]-[ Clear ]-[ ^Cancel ]— Select [LAN Pkt Intvls] to view the number of packets sent and received between the Stratum and the Ethernet network broken down into 15-minute intervals.VT-100 ----------------------------------------------. ----------------------------..OK NEW [ Alarms & Events.LAN Pkt Intervals ------------------------------System Status: OPERATE .CONNECTED . choose LAN Status.

The Rx counter shows the number of packets that were received from the Ethernet interface. The Tx counter shows the number of packets that were transmitted to the Ethernet interface. Click Interval Reports on the left-hand side of the web browser screen to view reports on LAN activity broken down into 15-minute intervals.------. as shown in the partial screen shot below.Web Browser/HTML -----Click LAN Status under the Status Report heading. Checking the Status of the T1 Link The T1 Channel 1 Status and T1 Channel 2 Status reports show the status of the T1 line connected to another T1 generating device. Note the use of the following abbreviations in the report: • • • • • • AS = Available Seconds EFS = Error Free Seconds ES = Errored Seconds SES = Severely Errored Seconds DM = Degraded Minutes BES = Burst Errored Seconds Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide Chapter 3: Maintaining the Stratum • 59 .

] NO ALARM ---. --------------------------.VT-100 ------------------------------------------.CONNECTED ..Remote ---1 1 1 0 1 0 0 100 100 0 0 0 0 Errored Seconds: Severely Errored Seconds: Severely Errored Framing Seconds: Unavailable Seconds: Line Errored Seconds: Burst Errored Seconds: Degraded Minutes: % AS % EFS % ES % SES % DM % BES [ T1 Channel 1 Intervals ] ---.CONNECTED .OK Channel 1 Alarm Status: NEW [ Alarms & Events. A sample T1 Channel Statistics screen is shown below.-------------.T1 Channel 1 Statistics --------------------------System Status: OPERATE .OK NEW [ Alarms & Events.Local ---1 1 1 0 1 0 0 100 100 0 0 0 0 [ T1 Channel 1 Statistics ] Select [T1 Channel Intervals] or [T1 Channel Statistics] to view additional information about the performance of a specific T1 Channel.. ] Remote ------------------------------%AS %EFS %ES %SES %DM %BES 100 100 0 0 0 0 100 100 0 0 0 0 100 100 0 0 0 0 100 100 0 0 0 0 100 100 0 0 0 0 100 100 0 0 0 0 00:00 00:15 00:30 00:45 01:00 01:15 Local ------------------------------%AS %EFS %ES %SES %DM %BES 100 100 0 0 0 0 100 100 0 0 0 0 100 100 0 0 0 0 100 100 0 0 0 0 100 100 0 0 0 0 100 100 0 0 0 0 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------[ Page Up ] [ Page Down ] [ Home ] [ End ] [ ^Update ] [ ^Cancel ] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Chapter 3: Maintaining the Stratum • 60 Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide .T1 Channel 1 Status ---------------------------System Status: OPERATE .

Web Browser/HTML -----Click T1 Channel Status under the Status Report heading. The T1 Channel 1 Status report is shown in the partial screen shot below.------. Click Interval Reports on the left-hand side of the web browser screen to view reports on T1 activity broken down into 15-minute intervals. Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide Chapter 3: Maintaining the Stratum • 61 .

Chapter 3: Maintaining the Stratum • 62 Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide . choose [System Admin. ] [ ^Apply ] [ ^OK ] [ ^Cancel ] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ To set the password for an access level. Then. Access to all fields except passwords. link setup. Temporary access to all functions except passwords. If passwords are lost. contact Proxim Technical Support for assistance in gaining access to the Stratum. From this screen. Each access level functions like a user login name and provide different access privileges. specify passwords for each access level and choose Apply to save changes.OK ---.. SNMP community strings.. choose [Passwords.User ID ---SuperUser: Maintenance: Operator: User: ---.. IP security. This password always expires after 24 hours. enter an access level and the corresponding password.] from the main menu. and system utilities.Stratum System Passwords ------------------------System Status: OPERATE .VT-100 ----------------------------------------. Each access level can be controlled via a password.CONNECTED .Password ---[wavespan [ [wavespan [wavespan ] ] ] ] [ Alarms & Events. Read-only access to main menu and reports. -------------.Setting Security Parameters Setting Passwords for Access Levels The Stratum provides four access levels: Access Level Superuser Maintenance Operator User Privileges Access to all features. When logging in to the system.] and the System Passwords screen will appear as shown below.

From this screen.Web Browser/HTML ------ To set the password for an access level. shown above.------. specify passwords for each access level and choose Apply to save changes. contact Proxim Technical Support for assistance in gaining access to the Stratum. click Configuration on the left-hand side of the browser screen and select Passwords. If passwords are lost. Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide Chapter 3: Maintaining the Stratum • 63 .

The maximum time allowed is 90 minutes.g.] from the Main Menu.CONNECTED . choose [Console Port. Chapter 3: Maintaining the Stratum • 64 Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide . enter a new value into the Auto Logout (min) field. with all of that user’s privileges.OK [ Alarms & Events.Changing the Automatic Logout Timer Log-out will occur after 30 minutes of inactivity by default. Note that this will mean that if a user disconnects their terminal (e. ] -------------------------. -------------.] and the Console Port Configuration screen will appear. removes the cable from the console port) without logging out. choose [System Admin.Console Port Configuration -----------------------System Status: OPERATE ..VT-100 ---------------------------------------.Port Parameters ----------------------------------Baud Rate: [9600 ] Stop Bits: [1] Parity: [None] Handshake: [None ] Data Bits: [8] Auto Logout (min): [30 ] ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- [ ^Apply ] [ ^OK ] [ ^Cancel ] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ To change the automatic logout time. then the next user to connect to that port will be able to continue the previous user’s login session. Then. set this field to zero. To specify that the user should NEVER be logged out due to inactivity... To change this setting.

.Looking at Session Status Anyone logged in to the Stratum can be seen by choosing Session Status from the Reports menu. you can terminate other connections by clicking the Delete Connection button. ] Connection Type --------------[*RS-232 [ [ Client IP Address ----------------N/A Access Level -----------SUPERUSER Login Time --------------------1999-03-15. if you are logged in as the superuser.Sessions ---------------------------------System Status: OPERATE .Web Browser/HTML ------ Note that on the HTML interface. ------.15:09:25. -------------.OK [ Alarms & Events.VT-100 -----------------------------------------------.0 ] ] ] [ ^Cancel ] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide Chapter 3: Maintaining the Stratum • 65 .CONNECTED .

Chapter 3: Maintaining the Stratum • 66 Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide . select [System Admin.Console Port Configuration -----------------------System Status: OPERATE .Port Parameters ----------------------------------Baud Rate: [9600 ] Stop Bits: [1] Parity: [None] Handshake: [None ] Data Bits: [8] Auto Logout (min): [30 ] ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- [ ^Apply ] [ ^OK ] [ ^Cancel ] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Note that you cannot change the console port parameters from within the Web browser interface..OK [ Alarms & Events.. To change the communications settings for the console port. -------------. ] -------------------------.CONNECTED .VT-100 ---------------------------------------.] from the Main Menu.].Changing the Communication Settings on the Console Port Note that communication settings can only be changed when logged in through the console port and using the VT-100 interface. Set the communications parameters to new values and choose [^Apply] and [^OK] to save the settings and close the window.. and choose [Console Port.

Chapter 4: Troubleshooting Diagnosing Problems Using the LEDs on the Front Panel On the front panel of the Stratum are LEDs that provide important status information. Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide Chapter 4: Troubleshooting • 67 . The table below describes how to interpret the LEDs.

if using MII. Channel has an alarm condition No data is being received (T1 is not available). This applies only if the RJ-45 link is being used. on (solid red) LAN Link on (solid green) LAN is available. Applies to RJ-45 link only. Error Display: on (solid red) … which Indicates: Pending alarms. Half duplex. Chapter 4: Troubleshooting • 68 Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide . Channel has an alarm condition T1 CH2 on (solid green) Channel receiving without error. this LED will be off. Test off No testing currently in progress. on (solid amber) RF Link on (solid green) RF link to companion Stratum is active and available. 100 Mbps operation Applies to RJ-45 link only. if using MII. check the MII adapter for status LEDs. off on (solid amber) off on (solid amber) No data is being received (T1 is not available).. if the T1 channel is disabled. No carrier detected on the RJ-45 connector. For connectivity to be available. if using MII. alarms can be reviewed from the [Alarms & Events. Each blink indicates a packet received from the Ethernet. LAN Rx blinking green off No data is being received from the Ethernet. Each blink indicates a packet received from the RF link and sent to the Ethernet. this LED will be off. Antenna Aiming mode is enabled or Diagnostics are currently in progress. off LAN Tx blinking green off No data is being transmitted to the Ethernet. check the MII adapter for status LEDs. If using MII. Dx on (solid green) off 10/100 on (solid green) on (solid amber) 10 Mbps operation T1 CH1 on (solid green) Channel receiving without error. the two units must have authenticated and the link must be enabled from the console. if the T1 channel is disabled. No connectivity is available to the companion Stratum. check the MII adapter for status LEDs. check the MII adapter for status LEDs.LED Name Status Normal Display: on (solid green) … which Indicates: No alarms or events. Full duplex. Applies to RJ-45 link only.] option within the Stratum’s management console.

0 Warm Start E 1999-03-11. Press Enter.0 System Diagnostic Ended E 1999-03-11.0 System Diagnostic Ended E 1999-03-11. Use the down arrow to select [Clear All Events]. Use the down arrow to select [^OK] and press Enter to leave the screen.0 System Diagnostic Started E -----------------------------------------------------------------------------[ Clear All Alarms ] [ Clear All Events ] Mode: [WRAP WHEN FULL] [ Page Up ] [ Page Down ] [ Home ] [ End ] [ ^Apply ] [ ^OK ] [ ^Cancel ] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Clearing Old Alarms and Events Use the down arrow to select [Clear All Alarms].0 System Diagnostic Started E 1999-03-11.0 System Diagnostic Started E 1999-03-11.0 System Diagnostic Ended E 1999-03-11.0 System Diagnostic Started E 1999-03-11. Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide Chapter 4: Troubleshooting • 69 .08:18:51.08:20:04.0 System Diagnostic Ended E 1999-03-11.08:18:37.Alarms & Event Log ----------------------------System Status: OPERATE .0 System Diagnostic Ended E 1999-03-11.13:35:07.08:32:43. from the Main Menu. use the down arrow to select [Alarms and Events.08:18:11.0 ODU Link Failure A 1999-03-11.08:17:47.08:19:58.CONNECTED . Note that an alarm that is currently active cannot be cleared.0 System Diagnostic Ended E 1999-03-11.08:18:58.0 System Diagnostic Started E 1999-03-11.08:18:04. Press Enter. Press Enter to view to the Alarms & Event Log. -------------..0 System Diagnostic Started E 1999-03-11.ALARM Time Stamp Description Type -----------------------------------------------------------------------------1999-03-11.08:19:13.08:18:39.08:19:16.].Understanding Alarms and Events Viewing Alarms and Events To view alarms and events.VT-100 ------------------------------------------.13:35:03.

shown in the partial screen shot below. Chapter 4: Troubleshooting • 70 Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide .Web Browser/HTML -----To check alarms.------. To clear old alarms or events. click the Alarms/Events entry on the left-hand side of the browser window to display the Alarms/Events screen. click <Clear Alarms> or <Clear Events>.

The local IDU has established communication with the remote unit. the unit should be shut down. At this temperature. This can occur when the other end has T1 disabled or there are problems with the upstream device. The user has restored default values from the Utilities screen. no signal present. There is no communication between the two ODUs. but no frame. which can cause catastrophic equipment failure.Understanding the Different Alarm and Event Messages The table below lists all of the alarm and event messages that are displayed in the Alarms & Events Log. The IDU temperature has exceeded 75 degrees Celsius (167 F). The IDU has been reset. An SNMP packet with an unmatchable community string has been received by the IDU. T1 Out of Frame condition. This event happens when someone has initiated/terminated Antenna Aiming mode from either end of the link. T1 signal present. This event occurs when someone has manually set the Link Up/Down field to be Down. T1 signal present but unframed. Description LAN Link Down LAN Admin Down RF Link Down RF Link Admin Down Out of Frame Defect ODU Link Failure Loss of Signal Failure Loss of Frame Failure Alarm Indication Signal Alarm/Event (A/E) A A A A A A A A A Situation Where Alarm/Event Occurs There is no connection between the IDU and the Ethernet. the unit should be shut down. The IDU has been reset. Some configuration change has occurred since the last reset was updated and the unit was restarted. which can cause catastrophic equipment failure. This event happens when someone initiates/terminates system diagnostics. The Ethernet port is disabled. At this temperature. Control and monitoring communication between the IDU and ODU has failed. The ODU temperature has exceeded 75 degrees Celsius (167 F). ODU Temperature Alarm A IDU Temperature Alarm A RF Link Down – Manual Antenna Aiming Started/Ended Cold Start E E E Warm Start RF Link Up System Diagnostic Started/Ended Defaults Restored Authentication Failure E E E E E Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide Chapter 4: Troubleshooting • 71 . The RF link is disabled. T1 error.

. The ODU test electrically isolates the IDU-ODU cables from the radio and connects the two cables together inside the ODU. If a ping test is performed with the remote Stratum unit. The test reflects the path direction towards the IDU that has the system errors test enabled. it allows diagnosis of path quality (such as marginal C/I or Fade Margin) in each direction. the ODU Loopback. The System Errors Test runs at maximum speeds (e. which is the most commonly used test pattern for T-1 maintenance and installation. then the test exercises the full wireless link.. Ping Test The Ping test determines if a Stratum unit can communicate with another IP address. the Stratum equipment is functioning properly and the radio link is strong. The ODU test is very similar and connects the ODU’s two cables together and runs a test pattern recording the same information as the IDU test. When set to Space. The test uses parity checking to identify single bit errors. and the bit-error rate -8 in scientific notation form (e. Power On SelfTest Choosing this option shows the results of the self-test diagnostics that were run when the unit was last restarted. and if there are no errors reported by that time. Loopback Test The Stratum provides system-level loopback tests to test the IDU or ODU. Any errors indicate that the system is operating on the threshold and about to go down. The Diagnostic screen reports how long a particular test has been running..g. For this test. When set to Mark. The T1 test sends a test pattern from one Stratum T1 to another radio’s T1 across the wireless link. The IDU and ODU Loopback tests require that the Stratum be in STBY (standby) mode.Running Diagnostics Running Diagnostic Tests The Stratum provides several tests to aid in the diagnosis of system components.g.g. 5 x 10 ). 5 x 10 ). The IDU test functionally isolates the IDU from the ODU and internally connects its Tx output to its Rx input. For these tests. Therefore. the number of errors encountered. These two test methods should yield similar results. the Parity bit is asserted in each line sent. This test is more thorough than running the T1 BER test and it is non-intrusive with respect to customer payload data. and the T1. Chapter 4: Troubleshooting • 72 Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide . Loopback tests must be performed when the link is in STBY (standby) mode. set the Test parameter to either Mark or Space. and the bit error rate in -8 scientific notation form (e. Proxim recommends that you let the test run for at least 2 hours. The test reports how long the test has been running. Note that loopback tests can only be done when you are connected through the console port. the parity bit is unasserted. The specified number of pings is sent to the target address and the results are displayed in the VT-100 or web browser window. BER Test There are three Bit Error Rate tests: the IDU Loopback. The test runs without impacting user data and is unidirectional so you can run the test from both ends simultaneously or from one end at a time to determine if there is a problem and on which side. A successful System Errors Test is one with zero errors. since the test is unidirectional. set the Test parameter to QRSS (Quasi-Random Signal Source). The IDU test internally connects the IDU’s Tx output to its Rx input and runs a test pattern. Packets are then sent on all channels verifying correct operation. >100 Mbps for the Stratum 100) and can be set up to run independently in both directions at the same time. System Errors Test The System Errors Test utilizes the forward error correction (FEC) data to determine whether or not the aggregate transmitted data contains uncorrectable errors. the number of errors encountered. it reflects the equipment AND any path interference or distortion effects. Also.

. Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide Chapter 4: Troubleshooting • 73 .Other Tests ---------------------------------[ View Power-On-Self-Test Results ] [ ^Cancel ] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------.CONNECTED . The partial screen shot below illustrates the Ping Test.BER Tests -----------------------------------Channel: [T1_Ch1 ] Test: [Mark ] Time: 0 Errors: 0 Rate: 0 [ Start_BER ] [ Stop_BER ] [ Reset_Counters ] -------------------------------. click the Diagnostics entry and then choose the type of diagnostic test to be performed.Web Browser/HTML -----From the browser.System Errors Test --------Time: 0 Errors: 0 Rate: 0 ----------.-------------.OK [ Alarms & Events. -----------------------------. ] -------------------------------.Diagnostics -----------------------------------System Status: OPERATE .Loopback Tests ---------T1 Ch 1: [DISABLE] T1 Ch 2: [DISABLE] System: [DISABLE] [ Apply_Loopback ] [ Start_SYS ] [ Stop_SYS ] -------------------------------.0.0 ] Target: Timeout (seconds): [0 ] Count: 0 [ Start_Ping ] [ Stop_Ping ] ------.VT-100 -------------All of the diagnostic tests described above are available within the Diagnostics menu.0.Ping Test -----------------------------------Target IP Addr: [0.

------------------------------.21 33 X13B [ Restore Defaults ] [ ^Cancel ] 01.01i 01.Remote ------- 01.OK ------.01a 01.VT-100 -------------To check on the version of the software installed on the Stratum.20 00.01i 01.01a 01.Utilities -----------------------------System Status: OPERATE .Checking Software Versions and Configuration -------------.01f 00. Chapter 4: Troubleshooting • 74 Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide .] from the main menu to view the Utilities menu. choose [Utilities.CONNECTED .01e 0xA3 01.21 33 X13B [ Device Reset ] ------.01f 00.01e 0xA3 01.Web Browser/HTML -----To check on the version of the software installed on the Stratum.. ] -----.20 00..Local -------ODU Version Boot ROM: Firmware: Hardware: IDU Version SCNM Boot ROM: SCNM Software: DP Boot ROM: DP Software: Framer: Hardware: [ Update ] NEW [ Alarms & Events. click the Revisions entry on the left-hand side of the browser window.

20 00. choose [Utilities.01f 00.20 00.CONNECTED .01f 00. ] -----.01i 01. choose Device Reset to restart the Stratum unit. Then. If you accidentally issue a Restore Default command while in Antenna Aiming mode. click the Utilities entry on the left-hand side of the browser screen and choose Restore Defaults. ------.01e 0xA3 01.VT-100 -------------To restore factory default settings. Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide Chapter 4: Troubleshooting • 75 .01e 0xA3 01.Web Browser/HTML -----To restore factory default settings.Restoring Factory Defaults -------------. this will damage the unit.01a 01.Utilities -----------------------------System Status: OPERATE .01a 01.Remote ------- 01.] from the main menu to view the Utilities menu.OK ------.21 33 X13B [ Restore Defaults ] [ ^Cancel ] 01.01i 01.21 33 X13B [ Device Reset ] Choose [Restore Defaults] and then choose [Device Reset] to restart the Stratum unit.. ------------------------------. contact Proxim Technical Support to obtain a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number and instructions on how to return the unit for repair. Do NOT use the Restore Defaults option while in Antenna Aiming mode..Local -------ODU Version Boot ROM: Firmware: Hardware: IDU Version SCNM Boot ROM: SCNM Software: DP Boot ROM: DP Software: Framer: Hardware: [ Update ] NEW [ Alarms & Events.

choose [Utilities.01e 0xA3 01..01i 01.Remote ------- 01.01e 0xA3 01. ------------------------------. Contact Proxim Technical Support for additional information and access codes to obtain a software update.01f 00.] from the main menu to view the Utilities menu.OK ------.Utilities -----------------------------System Status: OPERATE .CONNECTED .VT-100 -------------To upgrade the software used by the Stratum to a new version.20 00. ------. Contact Proxim Technical Support for additional information and access codes to obtain a software update. ] -----. Chapter 4: Troubleshooting • 76 Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide .Local -------ODU Version Boot ROM: Firmware: Hardware: IDU Version SCNM Boot ROM: SCNM Software: DP Boot ROM: DP Software: Framer: Hardware: [ Update ] NEW [ Alarms & Events. choose the Utilities entry on the left-hand side of the browser screen and click Update..21 33 X13B [ Restore Defaults ] [ ^Cancel ] 01.01i 01.01a 01.21 33 X13B [ Device Reset ] Select [Update] to begin the update procedure.01f 00.20 00.Updating the Software -------------.Web Browser/HTML -----To update the software used by the Stratum to a new version.01a 01.

or mail: Tel: Fax: Web: 800-477-6946 or 408-731-2640 408-731-3676 http://www.com E-Mail: support@proxim. … Through Proxim If problems continue after consulting this manual. Attn: Technical Support 510 DeGuigne Drive Sunnyvale. contact Proxim by voice. contact your reseller or dealer directly for support.com Proxim. CA 94085 Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide Chapter 4: Troubleshooting • 77 .Contacting Technical Support … Through Your Reseller or Dealer If you purchased the Stratum through a reseller or dealer.proxim. fax. e-mail. Inc.

RF Link statistics Appendix A: Specifications • 78 Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide . or V100/Telnet embedded MIB II (RFC 1213) T1 MIB (RFC 1406) Enterprise MIB Alarms: Statistics: stored in log.Appendix A: Specifications System Ethernet Bridge: Bridge Throughput: DS-1 Throughput: Software: MAC Layer 100 Mbps or 20 Mbps. full duplex 2 x 1. MII 10/100 Mbps. full duplex FLASH.544 Mbps. remotely downloadable for IDU and ODU LAN Interfaces Types/Connectors: Rate: Protocols/standards: 10/100 Base-TX/ RJ-45. VLAN DSX-1 Interfaces Types/Connectors: (2) DSX-1/ RJ-48C Network Management Console port: AUX port: In-Band: SNMP Agent: RS-232/RJ45 DCE RS-232/RJ45 DTE RF or LAN link: via SNMP. DS-1 performance statistics. auto-negotiate Full or half-duplex operation 802. HTML GUI.3u Spanning Tree. sent as SNMP traps Ethernet packet statistics.

25) Weather Sensitivity: None Transmitter Power Output: +1 dBm typical (normal) -27 dBm typical (low power setting) Receiver Sensitivity: -77 dBm (typical) Power AC: Power Consumption: 90 to 240 VAC.725 to 5.Security Configuration Mgmt: Link Security: Multi-level passwords SNMP authentication Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP) Payload scrambling RF Link Band: ODU-A ODU-B & ODU-B-EXT License-free U-NII band Tx: 5.25 to 5. typical 188 BTUs/hr Reliability BER: 10 or better.35 GHz (Link requires one radio each of ODU-A and ODU-B) Propagation: Range: Line-of-sight Up to 4 miles with integral antenna Up to 7 miles with external antenna (ODU-B-EXT) (99.825 GHz Rx: 5. 50/60 Hz 55 W. C=. unfaded -12 Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide Appendix A: Specifications • 79 .25 to 5.725 to 5.35 GHz Rx: 5.9% availability.825 GHz Tx: 5.

Integral Antenna (ODU-A and ODU-B) Size: Type: Gain: Beamwidth: Polarization: 18" x 18" Flat Phased Array with integrated radome 26 dBi 6° (3 dB points) Linear.2 cm x 30. 3.9 cm Weight IDU: ODU: ODU Mount: 11 pounds. 5 kg 23 pounds.0 cm Integral Antenna: 18.75"D 47.1 cm x 34. 10.7"W x .5 cm x 47.72"H x 17"W x 12"D 4.3 cm x 26. shielded 1000 feet (300 m) Appendix A: Specifications • 80 Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide . or tabletop 1.9" to 3.4 cm x 43.6 kg Mounting IDU: ODU: 19” EIA rack (1 unit).5 kg 8 pounds.7"H x 18. wall.5 cm x 1.75"H x 13.5"W x 10.25"D 12.5 cm Outdoor Unit (ODU): 4. horizontal or vertical External Antenna (ODU-B-EXT) Maximum Gain Permitted: 40 dBi Physical Dimensions Indoor Unit (IDU): 1.5" diameter pole mount IDU to ODU Connection IDU-ODU Data Stream: Power to ODU: Maximum IDU-ODU Separation: Two multi-mode fibers w/ ST connectors (850 nm) 18 AWG.

000' AMSL Regulatory Safety: EMC: FCC Authorization: FCC Identifier: Industry Canada Certification: UL 1950 FCC Part 15.Environmental IDU Operating Temp: IDU Relative Humidity: ODU Operating Temp: ODU Relative Humidity: ODU Wind loading: Altitude: 0° to 50° C 0-95% non-condensing -30° to 55° C up to 100% all weather operation 80 Mph (129 km/h) operational. Subpart B. Stratum Installation and Maintenance Guide Appendix A: Specifications • 81 . Subpart E NGP7020010 #30281021764A Specifications subject to change without notice. Class A FCC Part 15. 120 Mph (193 km/h) survivability 10.