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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 AT-
       MEL 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 Sta-
	      tions  that  are currently associated with the Access Point. For
	      each associated station the user will be able to see the MAC Ad-
	      dress.  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 Re-
	      quests.
	       * 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	 qual-
	      ity  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	infor-
	      mation  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 associ-
	      ation 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	calcu-
	      lated 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	 func-
	      tion  and	 the   DHCP Enable box is ticked; the IP address of an
	      access point will	be automatically displayed and assigned;  oth-
	      erwise,  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	 desk-
	      top  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 al-
	      lowed to set your	access point to	be used	as  Access point,  Ac-
	      cess point client, or  Wireless bridge.
	       * Access	Point -	An internetworking device that seamlessly con-
	      nects 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 re-
	      quired. 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  (Ex-
	      tended  Service Station ID), which can allow other wireless sta-
	      tions, 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 en-
	      abled, 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 au-
	      thorized 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  ad-
	      ministrator  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 al-
	      lowed to change the setting.

       Radio	   Under the Radio user	will be	able to	set or get the	Trans-
	      mitting  Powervalues,  for  the Control Register 31 of the Base-
	      band, for	each channel. Reg CR31:	Under this option user defines
	      a	 value for the transmitted power (Value	for the	Control	regis-
	      ter 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	 solu-
	      tion - experimentalli choose values for best link	quality, some-
	      times not	max. More info you can get from:
	       http://pasadena.net/aprf/;
	       http://www.wi2600.org/mediawhore/nf0/wire-
	      less/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  op-
	      tion 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 indi-
	      cating a number of parameter needed to be	set by the user	in or-
	      der 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:  Con-
	      tinuous  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'

NAVIGATION KEYS
       In case you unable to use cursor	keys to	menu navigate -	try to use "h"
       to go left, "j" to go down, "k" to go up, "l" to	go right, like vi edi-
       tor.

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)

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