airFiber - Why is AF24 unit stuck in "Beaconing" mode?


Why is AF24 unit stuck in "Beaconing" mode?



An AF24 unit which remains in "beaconing" mode for longer than 5 minutes indicates that the radio is unable to successfully complete the process necessary to initialize a link. The LED diagrams can be reviewed here.


First, ensure that the radios are updated to the latest firmware by visiting the downloads section. See if the radios are able to beacon and enter "operational" mode. If not, check the alignment of the antennas. Be patient in aligning the antennas—align only one side of the link at a time, not simultaneously. An installer should be at each end of the link to monitor the RF signal levels and make slight adjustments as necessary.