ap-config

ap-config(8)                System Manager's Manual               ap-config(8)



NAME
       ap-config - configure and monitor Atmel and NWN based APs


SYNOPSIS
       ap-config


DESCRIPTION
       ap-config to config and get stats from Atmel-chipset based AP with
       ATMEL Private MIB support.


MENU
       Info/

       SysInfo
              Get info about AP hardware and software

       Ethernet
              This option displays the Ethernet statistics for your reference.

       Wireless
              This option displays the wireless statistics for your reference.

       Stations (atmel)
              Under this menu the user will be able to see the Associated
              Stations that are currently associated with the Access Point.
              For each associated station the user will be able to see the MAC
              Address. From version 0.7.3-pre1 you may save mac addresses list
              to file ~/<util_name>.stations.  Stations on NWN AP: For each
              associated station the user will be able to see the MAC Address,
              Link Quality, RSSI and Idle time.
               * Mac address: If the association is pending (that is, the
              Client is scanning, authenticating or associating), assocAddress
              contains the MAC address of that Client with the group bit set
              to indicate that the Access Point is aware of the presence of
              that Client. The other objects of the entry will be updated
              based on the information extracted from the received Probe
              Requests.
               * Link Quality: An indicator for the quality of the Client. If
              the association is still pending, the quality is calculated over
              the received Probe Requests from the Client. If the Client is
              associated, the quality derived from any activity with the
              Client. The actual quality source depends on the selected
              quality indicator. The semantics of the indicator is 'low is
              good quality' and 'high is bad quality'.
               * IdleTime: An indicator (in seconds) for the age of the
              information on the Client. The age is reset to 0 if any activity
              of this Client is detected.
               * RSSI: An indicator for the RSSI of the Client. If the
              association is still pending, the RSSI is calculated over the
              received Probe Requests from the Client. If the Client is
              associated, the RSSI derived from any activity with the Client.

       KnownAP
              By using option APs from info menu you may see all Access Points
              thats visible by your AP.
               * Link  Quality:  An indicator for the quality of the Client.
              If the associat ion  is  still  pending, the  quality  is
              calculated over the received Probe Requests from the Client. If
              the Client is  associated,  the  quality  derived from any
              activity with the Client. The actual quality  source  depends
              on the  selected  quality  indicator. The semantics of the
              indicator is 'low is good quality' and 'high is bad quality'.
               * RSSI:  An indicator for the RSSI in dBm of the Client.  If
              the association is still pending,  the  RSSI  is calculated
              over  the  received Probe Requests from the Client. If the
              Client is associated,  the  RSSI derived from any activity with
              the Client.
               * WARNING! By reports this option my be dangerously - in some
              cases you may lost you AP configuration and on SMC2655W the one
              way to fix it - only restore factory defaults.

       Config/

       Bridging
                   IP configuration - If the server site supports DHCP
              function and the  DHCP Enable box is ticked; the IP address of
              an access point will be automatically displayed and assigned;
              otherwise, you need to key in an IP address now.       The
              primary port provides a wired or wireless method to change the
              access point setting. If the  Ethernet  option is ticked, the
              setting of an access point can be done through Ethernet. If the
              Wireless  option is ticked, the access point function can be set
              through a wireless station. Wireless station means a laptop PC
              or a desktop PC equipped with an IEEE802.11b PCMCIA card or USB
              dongle.       Enable SNMP Traps enables the SNMP trap function.
              You can view the records by using ap-trapd utility.       You
              are allowed to set your access point to be used as  Access
              point, Access point client, or  Wireless bridge.
               * Access Point - An internetworking device that seamlessly
              connects wired and wireless networks together.
               * Wireless bridge Point to point - The point-to-point wireless
              bridge configuration uses two Wireless Bridge units to connect
              two separate LANs. You must to fill in the Remote MAC Address
              before your bridge-function-enable access point can work with
              it.
               * Point to multipoint - When connecting three to more separate
              LANs, each LAN located building requires a wireless bridge. This
              is called Multipoint wireless bridge and again requires one
              Master  bridge unit and two or more Slave bridge units as
              required. If the point-to-multipoint option is selected, your
              bridge-function-enable access point will designate as a  Mater
              and to work with it, others bridges need to be set as a point-
              to-point bridge and enter the MAC address of the mater access
              point.

       Wireless
              You can give your access point a name and give it an ESSID
              (Extended Service Station ID), which can allow other wireless
              stations, which knows the ESSID, to link with it.


       Privacy
              The Privacy options allow you to enable 64-bit or 128-bit WEP
              (wired equivalent privacy) encryption. If an encryption function
              is not needed, you can just simply tick on the  Disable  box to
              disable it. If the 64-bit or 128-bit encryption function is
              enabled, there are four sets of key need to be filled into the
              blanket boxes. For the 64-bit encryption, each key is required
              to enter 5 Hex digits. For example: 11 22 33 44 55 66. The
              128-bit encryption requires each key to enter 13 Hex digits. For
              example: 12 34 56 78 9A BC DE F0 11 22 33 44 55.
              NOTE! The WEP keys you enter are really accepted and written to
              the AP, permanently if you do an Upload from the Commands menu
              after setting them.  However, the new key values are not echoed
              to the user when you return to the Privacy settings under the
              Config menu.  This is a security feature of SNMP implementation
              in this hardware.


       Authorized MAC address
              For security or management purpose, you can edit a list of
              authorized MAC addresses, which are allowed to view or modify
              the setting of an access point. Authorization Table Enable
              option allows you to enable or disable this function.


       Community
              The Community configuration  allow you to set a phrase for
              administrator and manufacturer community and a phrase for user
              community. If a user knows the phrase of administrator, he/she
              is authorized to change the setting of an access point. If a
              user only knows about the phrase of a user community; he/she is
              allowed to view the setting of an access point but is not
              allowed to change the setting.


       Radio       Under the Radio user will be able to set or get the
              Transmitting Powervalues, for the Control Register 31 of the
              Baseband, for each channel. Reg CR31: Under this option user
              defines a value for the transmitted power (Value for the Control
              register 31 of the baseband) and it must be in the range 128
              (max) to 255 (min) in Decimal form. Starting from version 0.6 of
              Access Point SNMP Config utility it's possible to set power
              output level for your AP. You may set signal power output in
              range from 0mw to 100mw by setting value for corresponding
              channel from 0 to 255 (0xFF). The scale is as follows:
                           Value: 00----------128--------255
                           Power: 0mw--------100mw-------0mw
                   So to get maximum power output from your AP set value for
              corresponding channel to 128 (0x80). But sometimes better
              solution - experimentalli choose values for best link quality,
              sometimes not max. More info you can get from:
               http://pasadena.net/aprf/;
               http://www.wi2600.org/mediawhore/nf0/wireless/docs/802.11/WAP11/fun_with_the_wap11.txt.

       Advanced

       StationDBTimeout: This object specifies a timeout on entries and their
       state information in the Station database. For Clients the Station
       database is mapped on the roamTable. For Access Points, the Station
       database is mapped on the assocTable. The timeout is in seconds.

       ACKWindow: The ACK frame time out defined in number of slottimes. This
       can be used to optimize long range links.


       Commands/

       Upload After you ve changed any value or setting of an access point
              through the SNMP config utility. You must come back to this
              option to make the new changes and setting s validated. Also,
              only an administrator and manufacturer is allowed to do such
              changes.

       Defaults
              Restore factory default configuration.

       Reset  Reset AP. All changed and not uploaded settings will be lost.

       TestMode/
                   When user selects the Tests option a form will appear
              indicating a number of parameter needed to be set by the user in
              order to perform the Radio test.
                      Antenna: Under this option we specify the antenna to be
              tested (A, B).
                      Tx Filter: Under this option user needs to select the
              Baseband transmitting Filter to be used. There are two options
              (US, JPN) available since the bandwidth for Europe - USA is
              11MHz and for, Japan is 14MHz.
                      Rate: Under this option user needs to specify the rate
              to be used among the following options 1Mbps, 2Mbps, 5.5Mbps and
              11Mbps.
                      Channel: Under this option user needs to select the
              channel to be used. There are 14 channels available.       After
              setting the parameters there are three commands available:
              Continuous Tx (With modulation), Continuous Tx (Witout
              modulation) and Continuous Rx:
               * Continuous Tx (with modulation): Using this command the MAC
              sets the transmitter in continuous mode with modulation. We can
              measure the output power of the radio.
               * Continuous Tx (without modulation): Using this command we can
              measure the frequency accuracy of the radio. The MAC sets the
              baseband Processor in test mode and turns off the spreading and
              scrambling codes.
               * Continuous Rx: With this command user can set the device in a
              receiving mode.
               Note: In  order to perform the above test user needs to have a
              Spectrum Analyzer connected.


       Connect/
              In order to make a connection with Access Point user needs to
              set two parameters. The IP Address of the Access Point and the
              Community name (default 'public').

       Search/
              Find connected Access Points. Search for WNW APs only works if
              community set to right AP community. It's useful if you know
              community but dont know what ip your AP got from DHCP server.
              You must have support for multicasting enabled in kernel.

       About/ About function shows the Wireless Access Point Configurator for
              Unix version and short info.

       Shell/ Run subshell. To return type 'exit'


AUTHOR
       Roman Festchook <roma@polesye.net>
       http://ap-utils.polesye.net


SEE ALSO
       ap-trapd(8), ap-mrtg(8)




                    Wireless Access Point Utilites for Unix       ap-config(8)