airMAX - Configure a Point-to-Point Link (Layer 2, Transparent Bridge)

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  1. These instructions assume that your radio is set to FACTORY DEFAULT values.  Please restore to factory defaults before proceeding.  This is critical, especially if you are troubleshooting a problem.
  2. With your Windows 7 PC or Mac computer configured to the 192.168.1.x subnet, connect it to the radio using an Ethernet cable.  The Ethernet port is auto-sensing.  You are not required to use a cross-over cable.
  3. Using a web browser, enter as the "URL" to gain access to the radio's management console.
  4. Enter "ubnt" as the administration account and "ubnt" as the password.

Configuration Instructions (change ONLY the items shown, leaving others at default values):

'''For the radio labeled "" above:'''

A. Choose the |Wireless| tab, and change only:

  • Wireless Mode: Access Point
  • WDS: [X] Enable
  • Press [Change] button

B. Choose |Network| tab, and change only:

  • IP Address:
  • Press [Change] button
  • Press [Apply] button


'''For the radio labeled "" above:'''

Repeat Step 1 through 4 above, then...

C. Choose the |Wireless| tab, and change only:

  • Wireless Mode: Station
  • WDS: [X] Enable
  • Press [Change] button

D. Choose |Network| tab, and change only:

  • IP Address:
  • Press [Change] button

E. Press [Apply] button


'''For the Cable/DSL Modem in the diagram above:'''

F. Reboot or power cycle the modem off and on before using this link.




'''1''' - Use ''Ubiquiti ToughCable Pro'' shielded twisted pair data cable between your Power over Ethernet adapter and your radio.  If your radio is being co-located in an area with a VHF pager, FM or TV broadcast transmitter, use ''Ubiquiti ToughCable Carrier'' cable.  The following data sheet will open in this same window: [[]].

'''2''' - Secure your radios.  Modify the default administration account name and password now.  From the web management console...

  • Select |System| tab > System Accounts
  • Administrative Username [change it]
  • Hover over icon to the right, "Change Password" and modify it
  • Press [Change] button.  Press [Apply] Button

'''3''' - Secure your wireless signal.  Encrypt your wireless connection.  From the web management console...

  • Select the |Wireless| tab > Wireless Security
  • Security > WPA2-AES
  • WPA Preshared Key: enter something long, but memorable to you
  • Press the [Change] button.Press the [Apply] button

'''4''' - You can replace the block of equipment after "Switch" with anything that you wish to bridge, including a SOHO Wi-Fi router!  Remember, this radio configuration acts like a simple Cat-5 cable.

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