Base Station Settings

Wireless Menu

The wireless menu contains all the parameters relative to the wireless interface. The menu is divided into groups:

  • Radio Settings
  • Network Options

0. Point to point

 

Radio Settings

The Radio Settings menu, shown below, is used to configure all the radio-related parameters:

  • Medium access control instructs the radio to operate using the standard IEEE 802.11 MAC (CSMA) or the Bitlomat proprietary point-to-multipoint protocol (TDMA).
  • Country Code must be set according to the country of operation. To ensure device operation follows regulatory compliance rules, please make sure to select your correct country where the device will be used.
  • Channel Width is the spectral width of the wireless channel. Supported widths are 5, 10, 20 and 40 MHz.
  • Frequency is the spectral frequency of operation of the wireless channel.
  • Extension Channel indicates the use of channel bonding that allows the radio to use two channels at once.
  • Transmission Power is the actual radio emitted power in dBm. Different countries have different regulation. The radio automatically obeys the regulation of the selected country.
  • Distance represents the estimated link distance.
  • Modulation Code Scheme defines the data rate (in Mbps) at which the device should transmit wireless packets. It is recommended to use automatic option.

 
2. base station settings

 

Network Options

The wireless interface can be operated as a Router or as a Bridge.

Router

When the wireless interface is operated as a Router, the wireless and the wired broadcast domains are separate. Therefore, a different IP address must be specified for each SSID. Multiple SSIDs can be added up to 8. The SSID parameters are:

  • SSID is the Name of the IEEE 802.11 Service Set and is used by the CPEs/clients to connect.
  • Hide SSID will disable advertising the SSID in broadcast messages to the CPEs/clients.
  • Client Isolation allows packets to be sent only from the external network to the CPE and vice versa, thus preventing different CPEs to communicate with each other.
  • Security supports none, WPA, and WPA2 security options.
  • IP Address is the private IP address of the wireless interface.
  • Netmask is the subnet mask of the private IP address of the wireless interface.
  • MTU (optional) defines the size (in bytes) of the largest protocol data unit the interface can pass on.
  • DHCP Server can be optionally enabled to automatically assign IP addresses to the CPEs/clients.

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Bridge

In bridge mode the wireless interface and the wired WAN are bridged and belongs to the same broadcast domain. Therefore, there is no need to specify an IP address for the wireless interface, however, additional parameters are available:

  • Spanning Tree Protocol is used for finding the shortest path within the network and to eliminate loops from the topology.
  • VLANs can be enabled for the SSID. Using the Web GUI, it is possible to add one VLAN ID for each SSID. The wired WAN port will be then set to operate in trunking mode to work together with the wired VLAN-enabled switches present in the network. Bitlomat VLAN support is fully compatible with the standard IEEE 802.1q.
  • Mangement VLAN ID is used to manage the Bitlomat units when VLANs are present. By adding the management VLAN ID to the wired network switch, it will be possible to access the units from it.

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WAN Menu

5. base station settings
 
The WAN menu is used to configure the wired WAN which is connected to the Internet. If the wireless interface is operated in bridge mode the WAN IP address will be the IP of the bridge. The WAN menu page settings are:

  • IP Address Assignment: the Base Station IP address can be assigned statically or using a DHCP server in the network. If the device operates in Router mode the PPPoE option mode is also available.
  • IP Address is the private IP address of the WAN interface.
  • Netmask is the subnet mask of the private IP address of the WAN interface.
  • Gateway (optional) is the IP address of the local network gateway used to accessing the Internet.
  • Primary DNS (optional) server which translates domain names to IP addresses.
  • Secondary DNS (optional) server which translates domain names to IP addresses.
  • MTU (optional) defines the size (in bytes) of the largest protocol data unit the interface can pass on.

6. base station settings

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