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This tutorial describes a detailed procedure showing how to perform the initial IP configuration on a Cisco access point WAP 371.

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Power on the access point, wait one minute and press the reset button on the rear of the unit for 15 seconds.

Connect your access point on your computer using a crossover cable and set the IP address 192.168.1.10 on your computer.

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Try to ping the default address of the cisco equipment. (192.168.1.245)

C:\> ping 192.168.1.245
Disparando 192.168.1.245 com 32 bytes de dados:
Resposta de 192.168.1.245: bytes=32 tempo=5ms TTL=255
Resposta de 192.168.1.245: bytes=32 tempo=5ms TTL=255



Open your browser, enter the default IP address of the cisco access point to access the administrative Web interface. (192.168.1.245)

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 When presented with the login prompt enter the following information:

  • Username: cisco
  • Password: cisco

Note!The system will try to force you to use its access point setup wizard. (Just click on the cancel option) 
Note!
The system will request that the default password of the equipment is changed.

After accessing the administrative interface, click the menu and select the wireless networks option.

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Select the Radio 1 interface to configure the 5 GHz network

wap371 Radio 5ghz

Change the following settings and save your configuration:

  • The name of your network.
  • Select the type of security WPA Personal.

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Here is a screenshot of the security configuration:

wap371 Radio WPA

Go back to the wireless networks menu and select the Radio 2 interface to configure the 2.4 GHz network

 wap371 Radio 24ghz

Change the following settings and save your configuration:

  • The name of your network.
  • Select the type of security WPA Personal.

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Here is a screenshot of the security configuration:

wap371 Radio WPA

After finishing the configuration of your wireless network you must activate it, therefore, click on the wireless menu and select the Radio option.

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 Select the Radio 1 interface to configure the 5 GHz network.

wap371 Radio 5ghz

After selecting the Radio 1 interface, select the Enable option and save your configuration. 

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 Go back to the wireless radio menu and select the Radio 2 interface to configure the 2.4 GHz network

 wap371 Radio 24ghz

. After selecting the Radio 2 interface, select the Enable option and save your configuration. 

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 After enabling the radio function, your access point will publish the wireless network immediately.

 Your access point was set up successfully.

 Note! If you want to change the IP address of your access point, click the LAN menu and select VLAN and IPv4 Address option.

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 CONCLUSION

This tutorial presented the initial IP configuration process of an access point Cisco WAP 371.

***UPDATED VERSION OF THIS TUTORIAL