Setting up a Xirrus Wireless Array…It’s easy!
This post will show you how easy it is to setup your new Xirrus Wireless Array…
If you follow these simple steps, you will have your Wireless Array up and running within minutes. In fact this morning I setup 5 of these arrays in 45 minutes!
I love the Xirrus products, I use them in industrial shipping warehouses as well as at our home office. The technology behind these devices blows away all other access points!
Put it this way, I could have installed 14-20 Aruba, Cisco or HP access points, but with Xirrus I only had to use 4 XR-4430 APs to cover a 100,000 square foot warehouse!
Unbox your new Xirrus Wireless Array…DUH!
Plug your power injector into the Wireless Array
Plug Cat5/6 from the Switch port on the Power Injector to your Laptop.
Set your Laptop’s Ethernet Connection settings so that you can connect to the array.
I use 10.0.2.15, subnet 255.255.255.0 gateway 10.0.2.1 DNS 188.8.131.52
(DNS not needed it’s a habit of mine)
Log into the Xirrus Array.
The default IP address is 10.0.2.1
Since you will not have a certificate installed at the beginning of the install, click “Continue to this website (not recommended)”.
Login to the Array:
Default User = admin
Password = admin (change this during setup or I’ll own you!)
Click on the Express Setup Tab
Insert your Contact information, License Key supplied by your Xirrus Distributor, IP Address/Subnet Mask, Default Gateway.
Click APPLY, you will receive the following prompts:
Connect your Xirrus Array to your network!
Log back into your Xirrus Array using your newly assigned IP Address.
Click on the Network Tab to set your DNS settings
Create your SSIDs… I would avoid using WEP at all costs as it is easily hacked no matter how long your password is.
(see my post Wi-Fi…the hacker best friend!)
Enjoy your new Wireless Array…
Of course there are MANY, MANY more features, but this will post covers just the basic setup of your new Xirrus Wireless Array!