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BreezeACCESS
VL
System Manual
SW Version 5.1
March 2009
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Summary of Contents

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    ® BreezeACCESS System Manual SW Version 5.1 March 2009...

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    SW Version 4.0, SNR Level July 2006 Section 4.2.6.2.8.3.3 Tx Control Added option: Ethernet Status Control SW Version 4.0, Section 4.2.6.2.8.5 July 2006 Lost Beacons Transmission New feature SW Version 4.0, Watchdog Threshold July 2006 Section 4.2.6.2.15 BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

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    FTP Server IP Address Changed default to 10.0.0.253 SW Version 4.0, Sections 4.2.3.11, 4.2.3.12, July 2006 4.2.3.9.4 Number of HW Retries Maximum value was changed from 15 to 14 SW Version 4.0, Section 4.2.6.5.6 July 2006 BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

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    SU-A-H (SU with horizonally polarized SW Version 4.0.27 integrated antenna) was removed from products Sections 1.3.1, 1.7.1, October 2006 list) 1.7.5.1.1, 2.1.1.1 IDU PS1036 removed from Replaced by PS1073 SW Version 4.0.27 Manual. October 2006 Sections 1.7.5.1, 1.7.5.4, 2.4, 3.5.2 BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

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    Wireless Rx Events Added Other counter SW Version 4.5 Section 4.2.5.1.2 June 2007 Broadcast Relaying New functionality. Name changed from SW Version 4.5 Section 4.2.6.4.5, Broadcast Relaying to Broadcast/Multicast June 2007 Parameters Summary Relaying. (Appendix E) BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

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    4.2.6.2.12 Pulse Detection Sensitivity Default has been changed to Low SW Version 4.5 Section 4.2.6.2.17.5, July 2007 Parameters Summary (Appendix E) Range of supported Updated description SW Version 4.5 modulation levels July 2007 Sections 4.2.6.5.3, 4.2.6.5.4 BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

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    Correct Run-Time update of FTP Server IP Address, FTP Gateway IP SW Version 5.0 Unit Control Parameters Address, FTP User Name, FTP Password are November 2007 Appendix E - Parameters updated in run-time (reset not required) Summary, Section E.1.1 BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

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    November 2007 An optional license enables support of SU-54 SW Version 5.0 Sections 1.2.1, 1.2.2 units November 2007 SU “aging” mechanism Updated SW Version 5.0 (removal from Association November 2007 Database) Sections 4.2.2.1, 4.2.5.4.1, 4.2.6.2.12 BreezeACCESS VL System Manual viii...

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    November 2007 Data Encryption Option AU with Data Encryption Option enabled can SW Version 5.0 Section 4.2.6.7.2 accept non-encrypted data frames (previously it December 2007 was stated that this is applicable only for SU) BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

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    SNR/RSSI Display in SU, Added formula used for calculations. April 2008 Section 4.2.5.3.1 Spectrum Analysis Added new parameters (OFDM SNR, OFDM SW Version 5.1 Information Display, Max SNR, Noise Floor Avg, Noise Floor Max) April 2008 Section 4.2.6.2.14.6 BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

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    ODU. June 2008 SU-ODU types Updated (more details) SW Version 5.1 Table 1-4, Table 2-1 June 2008 AU-E-ODU mechanical Updated to reflect new 0.9 GHz AU-ODU SW Version 5.1 specifications June 2008 Table 1-16, Table 1-19 BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

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    Updated: A known parameter with a value that SW Version 5.1 Appendix B is invalid or out of range will be ignored June 2008 Ethernet Port Connection Updated SW Version 5.1 Problems June 2008 Section F.1 BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

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    Statement of Conditions The information contained in this manual is subject to change without notice. Alvarion Ltd. shall not be liable for errors contained herein or for incidental or consequential damages in connection with the furnishing, performance, or use of this manual or equipment supplied with it.

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    BEYOND THE RANGE OF THE INTENDED USE, OR BY ACCIDENT, FIRE, LIGHTNING OR OTHER HAZARD. Disclaimer (a) The Product is sold on an "AS IS" basis. Alvarion, its affiliates or its licensors MAKE NO WARRANTIES, WHATSOEVER, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE SOFTWARE AND THE ACCOMPANYING DOCUMENTATION.

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    WITH THE SALE, INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE OR USE OF ITS PRODUCTS. Limitation of Liability (a) ALVARION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO THE PURCHASER OR TO ANY THIRD PARTY, FOR ANY LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF USE, INTERRUPTION OF BUSINESS OR FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE OR...

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    The long-term characteristics or the possible physiological effects of Radio Frequency Electromagnetic fields have not been yet fully investigated. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

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    (when using external antenna) are grounded and suitable lightning protection devices are used so as to provide protection against voltage surges and static charges. In any event, Alvarion is not liable for any injury, damage or regulation violations associated with or caused by installation, grounding or lightning protection.

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    Legal Rights BreezeACCESS VL System Manual xviii...

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    It could also void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. Some of the equipment provided by Alvarion and specified in this manual, is manufactured and warranted by third parties. All such equipment must be...

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    About This Manual This manual describes the BreezeACCESS VL Broadband Wireless Access System Release 5.1 and how to install, operate and manage the system components. This manual is intended for technicians responsible for installing, setting up and operating the BreezeACCESS VL system, and for system administrators responsible for managing the system.

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    About This Manual Appendix F – Troubleshooting. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual xxii...

  • Page 23: Table Of Contents

    Contents Legal Rights ................... xiii Important Notice ................... xix Chapter 1 - System Description ............... 1 1.1 Introducing BreezeACCESS VL ................... 2 1.2 Base Station Equipment....................4 1.2.1 Modular Base Station Equipment ................ 4 1.2.2 Standalone “Micro-cell” Access Unit ..............6 1.3 Subscriber Unit ......................

  • Page 24: Table Of Contents

    2.6.1 BS-SH Slot Assignment ..................63 2.6.2 BS-PS-AC Power Supply Module ..............64 2.6.3 BS-PS-DC Power Supply Module ..............65 2.6.4 BS-AU Network Interface Module ..............66 2.6.5 Installing the BS-SH Chassis and Modules............67 BreezeACCESS VL System Manual xxiv...

  • Page 25: Table Of Contents

    4.2 Menus and Parameters ....................91 4.2.1 Main Menu ......................91 4.2.2 Info Screens Menu ..................... 91 4.2.3 Unit Control Menu ....................96 4.2.4 Basic Configuration Menu ................111 4.2.5 Site Survey Menu .................... 113 4.2.6 Advanced Configuration Menu ................ 128 BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 26: Table Of Contents

    E.1.7 Service Parameters ..................233 E.1.8 Security Parameters ..................234 Appendix F - Troubleshooting .............. 237 F.1 Ethernet Port Connection Problems ............... 238 F.2 SU Association Problems ..................239 F.3 Low Throughput Problems ..................240 BreezeACCESS VL System Manual xxvi...

  • Page 27: Table Of Contents

    Figures Figure 2-1: Threaded Holes/Grooves ......................42 Figure 2-2: 3" Pole Installation Using Special Clamps................42 Figure 2-3: Back View of the new SU-A-ODU .................... 43 Figure 2-4: New SU-A-ODU Pole Installation Using the Special Clamp, Vertical Polarization ....44 Figure 2-5: New SU-A-ODU Pole Installation Using the Special Clamp, Horizontal Polarization ....

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    Figures Figure 4-1: Main Menu (Administrator Level) ....................89 Figure 4-2: Ethernet Connector Pin Assignments ..................222 BreezeACCESS VL System Manual xxviii...

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    Tables Table 1-1: Frequency Bands ......................... 3 Table 1-2: Access Unit ODU Types ......................5 Table 1-3: AU Antennas ..........................6 Table 1-4: Subscriber Unit ODU Types ......................9 Table 1-4: SU-A/E Subscriber Unit Types ....................10 Table 1-5: SU-I Subscriber Units ........................ 11 Table 1-7: Radio Specifications ........................

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    Table 4-10: VLAN Data Port Functionality for AU - Service Provider Link ..........173 Table 4-11: Recommended Maximum Modulation Level* ................ 186 Table 4-12: MIR Ranges and Defaults ...................... 195 Table 4-13: CIR Ranges and Defaults....................... 196 BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

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    Tables BreezeACCESS VL System Manual xxxi...

  • Page 33: Chapter 1 - System Description

    Chapter 1 - System Description In This Chapter: Introducing BreezeACCESS VL, page 2 Base Station Equipment, page 4 Subscriber Unit, page 8 BreezeACCESS B&B (4.9 GHz only), page 12 Networking Equipment, page 13 Management Systems, page 14 Specifications, page 17...

  • Page 34: Introducing Breezeaccess Vl

    BreezeACCESS VL is designed to enable construction of “mixed” cells, where it can be used together with other BreezeACCESS products using GFSK modulation, including BreezeACCESS II, BreezeACCESS MMDS, BreezeACCESS XL and BreezeACCESS V. BreezeACCESS VL products are currently available in the following frequency bands: BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

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    Introducing BreezeACCESS VL Table 1-1: Frequency Bands Band Frequencies (MHz) 4900 – 5100 5150 – 5350 5250 – 5350 5470 – 5725 5725 – 5875 902 - 925 The available frequencies, as well as other parameters, depend on applicable local regulations.

  • Page 36: Base Station Equipment, Modular Base Station Equipment

    Each BS-AU module and its outdoor radio unit (AU-ODU) comprise an AU-E-BS Access Unit that together with an external antenna serves a single sector. There are two types of Access Units, differing in the maximum number of Subscriber Units that they can serve: BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

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    Base Station Equipment The AU-BS Access Unit can serve up to 512 Subscriber Units (124 when Data Encryption is used). The AUS-BS Access Unit can serve up to 8 SUs except SU-54 (refer to section 1.3 for details on availability of SU types in different bands). Optionally, it may be licensed to support also SU-54 units (in bands where SU-54 unit type is available.

  • Page 38: Standalone "micro-cell" Access Unit

    The AU-SA Access Unit can serve up to 512 Subscriber Units (124 when Data Encryption is used). The AUS-SA Access Unit can serve up to 8 SUs except SU-54 (refer to section 1.3 for details on availability of SU types in different bands). Optionally, it BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

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    Base Station Equipment may be licensed to support also SU-54 units (in bands where SU-54 unit type is available. SU-54 is not available in the 0.9 GHz band). NOTE For convenience, all references to AU-SA are applicable also for AUS-SA, unless explicitly stated otherwise.

  • Page 40: Subscriber Unit, Su-a/e Subscriber Units

    The SU-A/E Subscriber Unit comprises a desktop or wall-mountable Indoor Unit (IDU) and an outdoor unit that contains the processing and radio modules. Several ODU types are available to support a wide range of requirements, as detailed in Table 1-4: BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

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    Subscriber Unit Table 1-4: Subscriber Unit ODU Types SU ODU Type Description SU-A-ODU A rectangular enclosure plus a diamond shaped vertically polarized high-gain flat antenna integrated on the front panel (41.5 x 36.9 x 6.3 cm). Not available in the 0.9 GHz band. HW revision D or lower.

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    Category 5 Ethernet cable. This cable carries Ethernet traffic between the indoor and the outdoor units, and also transfers power (54 VDC) and control from the indoor unit to the outdoor unit. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 43: Su-i Subscriber Units, The Su-e-bs

    Subscriber Unit 1.3.2 SU-I Subscriber Units The SU-I is a compact Subscriber Unit intended for indoor installations by a non-professional user. The SU-I connects to a detached wall/window mountable antenna, and is available in the following configurations: Table 1-6: SU-I Subscriber Units SU-I Configuration Description SU-I-D...

  • Page 44: Breezeaccess B&b (4.9 Ghz Only)

    BreezeACCESS B&B is available in the 4.9 GHz band to support point-to-point applications. A B&B point-to-point link includes: AU-D-SA-4.9-6-VL: A standalone AU with a 25 dBi, 6° high gain directional antenna. SU-D-4.9-54-BD-VL: SU-54-BD with a 25 dBi, 6° high gain directional antenna. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 45: Networking Equipment

    Networking Equipment Networking Equipment The Base Station equipment is connected to the backbone through standard data communication and telecommunication equipment. The 10/100BaseT ports of the AU modules can be connected directly to a multi-port router or to an Ethernet switch connected to a router. The point-to-point link from the Base Station to the backbone can be either wired or wireless.

  • Page 46: Management Systems, Alvaricraft, Alvaristar

    Gateways or Wi APs behind connected SUs. 1.6.2 AlvariSTAR™ AlvariSTAR is a comprehensive Carrier-Class network management system for Alvarion’s Broadband Wireless Access products-based Networks. AlvariSTAR is designed for today’s most advanced Service Provider network Operation Centers BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

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    Management Systems (NOCs), providing the network Operation, Administration and Maintenance (OA&M) staff and managers with all the network surveillance, monitoring and configuration capabilities that they require in order to effectively manage the BWA network while keeping the resources and expenses at a minimum. AlvariSTAR is designed to offer the network’s OA&M staff with a unified, scalable and distributable network management system.

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    AlvariSTAR is a unique state-of-the-art power multiplier in the hands of the service provider that enables the provisioning of satisfied customers. AlvariSTAR dramatically extends the abilities of the service provider to provide a rich portfolio of services and to support rapid customer base expansion. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 49: Specifications, Radio

    Specifications Specifications 1.7.1 Radio Table 1-7: Radio Specifications Item Description Frequency 0.9 GHz Family: 902 – 925 MHz 4.9 GHz Family: 4.900 – 5.100 GHz 5.2 GHz Family: 5.150 – 5.350 GHz 5.3 GHz Family: 5.250 – 5.350 GHz 5.4 GHz Family: 5.470 – 5.725 GHz 5.8 GHz Family: 5.725 –...

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    Ofcom’s IR 2007 EIRP profiles. Ant-0.9G-V/H-10-90: 2x10dBi typical, 902-928 MHz, dual vertical/horizontal polarization, 90 AZ x 16 EL for Vpol, 90 x 19 EL for Hpol. AU-Ant-0.9G-7-Omni: 7dBi typical, 902-928 MHz, 360 AZ x 17 EL, vertical polarization. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

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    Specifications Table 1-7: Radio Specifications Item Description Sensitivity, Minimum (dBm at Modulation Sensitivity Sensitivity Minimum SNR antenna port, PER<10%, Level (HW Rev. A) (HW Rev. B 20 MHz bandwidth and higher) -87 dBm -89 dBm 6 dB -86 dBm -88 dBm 7 dB -85 dBm -86 dBm...

  • Page 52: Data Communication

    Item Description Standard compliance IEEE 802.3 CSMA/CD VLAN Support Based on IEEE 802.1Q Layer-2 Traffic Prioritization Based on IEEE 802.1p Layer-3 Traffic Prioritization IP Precedence ToS (RFC791) DSCP (RFC2474) Layer 4 Traffic Prioritization UDP/TCP destination ports BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 53: Configuration And Management

    Specifications 1.7.3 Configuration and Management Table 1-9: Configuration and Management Item Description Management Monitor program via Telnet SNMP Configuration upload/download Management Access From Wired LAN, Wireless Link Management access protection Multilevel password Configuration of remote access direction (from Ethernet only, from wireless link only or from both) Configuration of IP addresses of authorized stations Security...

  • Page 54: Standards Compliance, General

    ETS 300 019 part 2-4 class 4.1E for outdoor Storage ETS 300 019-2-1 class 1.2E Transportation ETS 300 019-2-2 class 2.3 Lightning protection EN 61000-4-5, Class 3 (2kV) (AU-ODU Antenna connection) Radio FCC Part 15.247 ETSI EN 300 328 ETSI EN 301 893 (2003-04) BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 55: Physical And Electrical

    Specifications 1.7.5 Physical and Electrical 1.7.5.1 SU-A/E Subscriber Unit NOTE In the 5.4 and 5.8 GHz band, the equipment may be shipped with a new, smaller size SU-A-ODU that supports both horizontal and vertical polarization. 1.7.5.1.1 Mechanical Table 1-11: Mechanical Specifications, SU-A/E Subscriber Unit Unit Structure Dimensions (cm)

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    N-Type jack, 50 ohm, lightning protected 1.7.5.1.3 Electrical Table 1-13: Electrical Specifications, SU-A/E Subscriber Unit Unit Details General Power consumption: 25W AC power input: 85-265 VAC, 50-60 Hz 54 VDC from the IDU over the indoor-outdoor Ethernet cable BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

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    Specifications 1.7.5.2 SU-I Subscriber Unit 1.7.5.2.1 Mechanical and Electrical Table 1-14: Mechanical and Electrical Specifications, SU-I Subscriber Unit Item Details Dimensions (cm) 11.8 (H) x 20 (L) x 3.1 (W) Weight (g) Power Consumption 15W maximum DC Power Input (from Power Supply) 48 VDC Mains Power Input (to Power Supply) 90-265 VAC, 47-63 Hz...

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    55 x 25 x 1.7 AU-Ant-5.8G-14-120-UK 1"-4" pole mountable 55 x 7.5 x 5 AU-Ant-0.9G-V/H-10-90 1.75"-4" pole mountable, up 122 x 34.3 x 20.3 15.4 to 15 mechanical tilt AU-Ant-0.9G-7-Omni Pole mountable 244 cm high, 3.3 cm base diameter BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 59

    Specifications 1.7.5.3.2 Connectors Table 1-17: Connectors, Modular Base Station Equipment Unit Connector Description BS-AU 10/100 BaseT 10/100BaseT Ethernet (RJ-45) with 2 embedded LEDs. Cable connection to a PC: crossed Cable connection to a hub: straight RADIO 10/100BaseT Ethernet (RJ-45) with 2 embedded LEDs AU-ODU INDOOR 10/100BaseT Ethernet (RJ-45), protected by a waterproof...

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    46 cm high, 5.5 cm base diameter AU-Ant-5.8G-14-120-UK 1"-4" pole mountable 55 x 7.5 x 5 AU-Ant-0.9G-V/H-10-90 1.75"-4" pole mountable, up to 122 x 34.3 x 20.3 15.4 mechanical tilt AU-Ant-0.9G-7-Omni Pole mountable 244 cm high, 3.3 cm base diameter BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 61

    Specifications 1.7.5.4.2 Connectors Table 1-20: Connectors, Stand Alone Access Unit Unit Connector Description ETHERNET 10/100BaseT Ethernet (RJ-45) Cable connection to a PC: crossed Cable connection to a hub: straight RADIO 10/100BaseT Ethernet (RJ-45) AC IN 3-PIN AC power plug AU-ODU INDOOR 10/100BaseT Ethernet (RJ-45), protected by a waterproof sealing assembly...

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    15dBi net (excluding cable loss). Azimuth Beamwidth ~55° Elevation Beamwidth 10°~12° Polarization Linear (Vertical) Dimensions (cm) 33 x 9.3 x 2.1 Weight (g) Connector SMA jack Cable 2 meter, 2 x SMA plug, 3.6 dB max insertion loss BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 63: Environmental

    Specifications 1.7.6 Environmental Table 1-24: Environmental Specifications Type Unit Details Operating temperature Outdoor units C to 55 Indoor equipment C to 40 Operating humidity Outdoor units 5%-95% non condensing, weather protected Indoor equipment 5%-95% non condensing System Description...

  • Page 65: Chapter 2 - Installation

    Chapter 2 - Installation In This Chapter: Installation Requirements, page 34 Equipment Positioning Guidelines, page 39 Installing the Outdoor Unit, page 41 Installing the Universal IDU Indoor Unit, page 52 Installing the SU-I, page 54...

  • Page 66: Installation Requirements, Packing List

    A diamond shaped enclosure (22 x 22 x 7 cm) with a connection to an external antenna (not included). The smaller size new AU-E-ODU (HW revision F) is currently available only in the 0.9 GHz band. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 67

    Installation Requirements NOTE The SU-A-ODU and SU-E-ODU are supplied without the waterproof sealing assembly for the INDOOR connector. The sealing assembly is supplied with the IDU to ODU cable kit. Pole mounting kit for the ODU (the kit for the new, smaller-size ODU is different from the kit for all other ODUs) An IDU to ODU cable kit, including 20m Category 5E Ethernet cable with a shielded RJ-45 connector crimped on one end, a waterproof sealing assembly...

  • Page 68

    The BS-PS-DC installation kit includes the following components: BS-PS-DC power supply module DC power cable 2.1.1.3 AU-E-SA Standalone Access Unit The AU-E-SA installation kit includes the following components: IDU indoor unit with a wall mounting kit Mains power cord AU-ODU outdoor unit: BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 69

    ODUs) RF cable 2.1.1.4 Optional Items Available from Alvarion IDU to ODU Category 5 Ethernet cable with a shielded RJ-45 connector crimped on one end and two shielded RJ-45 connectors (available in different lengths.

  • Page 70: Indoor-to-outdoor Cables

    Ethernet cable connecting the indoor unit to the user's equipment, together with the length of the Indoor-to-Outdoor cable, should not exceed 100 meters. Use only Category 5E Ethernet cables from approved manufacturers, listed in Table 2-4. Consult with Alvarion specialists on the suitability of other cables. Table 2-4: Approved Category 5E Ethernet Cables Manufacturer Part Number Synergy Cables Ltd.

  • Page 71: Equipment Positioning Guidelines

    Failure to do so may void the BreezeACCESS VL product warranty and may expose the end user or Service Provider to legal and financial liabilities. Alvarion and its resellers or distributors are not liable for injury, damage or regulation violations associated with the installation of Outdoor Units or antennas.

  • Page 72

    The indoor equipment should be installed as close as possible to the location where the indoor-to-outdoor cable enters the building. The location of the indoor equipment should take into account its connection to a power outlet and the customer’s equipment. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 73: Installing The Outdoor Unit, Pole Mounting The Outdoor Unit

    (when using external antenna) are grounded and suitable lightning protection devices are used so as to provide protection against voltage surges and static charges. In any event, Alvarion is not liable for any injury, damage or regulation violations associated with or caused by installation, grounding or lightning protection.

  • Page 74: Figure 2-1: Threaded Holes/grooves, Figure 2-2: 3" Pole Installation Using Special Clamps

    There is a groove on one end of the threaded rod. Be sure to insert the threaded rods with the grooves pointing outward, as these grooves enable you to use a screwdriver to fasten the rods to the unit. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 75: Figure 2-3: Back View Of The New Su-a-odu

    1" to 4". A Tilt Pole Mounting kit, providing a tilt range of +/-15° is available from Alvarion. The Tilt kit can be attached to the ODU and be mounted on a 1" to 4" pole using two 9/16" wide metal bands.

  • Page 76: Figure 2-4: New Su-a-odu Pole Installation Using The Special Clamp, Vertical Polarization

    Install the unit with the bottom panel, which includes the connectors, facing downward. Figure 2-4: New SU-A-ODU Pole Installation Using the Special Clamp, Vertical Polarization BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 77: Figure 2-5: New Su-a-odu Pole Installation Using The Special Clamp, Horizontal Polarization

    Installing the Outdoor Unit Figure 2-5: New SU-A-ODU Pole Installation Using the Special Clamp, Horizontal Polarization Installation...

  • Page 78: Figure 2-6: New Su-a-odu Pole Installation Using The Tilt Accessory, Vertical Polarization

    Tilt kit. Mount the Tilt accessory on a 1" to 4" pole using two 9/16" metal bands. Release slightly the Tilt Control Screw, tilt the ODU downward/upward as required, and re-tighten the screw. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 79: Protecting Odu Connections, Connecting The Grounding And Antenna Cables

    Installing the Outdoor Unit 2.3.3 Protecting ODU Connections Use appropriate sealing material to protect the connection against moisture and humidity. Use removable sealing material, such as a tar seal, to enable future access to the connector. NOTE ® Use high quality sealing material such as Scotch 130C Linerless Rubber Splicing Tape from 3M to ensure IP-67 compliant protection against dust and water.

  • Page 80: Figure 2-8: Bottom Panel Of The New Su-a-odu (without Idu Com Sealing Cap)

    BS-AU module or on the bottom side of the Universal IDU). If for any reason the ODU is not used with the IDU with which it was shipped, the MAC Address of the system is in accordance with the marking on the ODU. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 81: Connecting The Indoor-to-outdoor Cable, Figure 2-10: The Waterproof Seal

    Installing the Outdoor Unit 2.3.5 Connecting the Indoor-to-Outdoor Cable 2.3.5.1 Units with an Installed Waterproof Seal (not applicable to new ODU) To connect the indoor-to-outdoor cable: Remove the two screws holding the waterproof seal to the outdoor unit and remove the waterproof seal. Unscrew the top nut from the waterproof seal.

  • Page 82: Figure 2-11: Inserting The Idu Com Cable Into The Sealing Cap

    Figure 2-12: Connecting the IDU COM connector and inserting the Sealing Cap Route the cable to the location selected for the indoor equipment. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 83

    Installing the Outdoor Unit Assemble a shielded RJ-45 connector with a protective cover on the indoor end of the IDU-ODU cable. See Appendix D for instructions on preparing the cable. Installation...

  • Page 84: Installing The Universal Idu Indoor Unit, Figure 2-13: Idu Ps 1073 Front Panel

    Connect the 10/100 BaseT ETHERNET connector to the network. The cable connection should be a straight Ethernet if connecting the indoor unit to a hub/switch and a crossed cable if connecting it directly to a PC Network Interface Card (NIC). BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 85: Reset Button Functionality

    Installing the Universal IDU Indoor Unit NOTE The length of the Ethernet cable connecting the indoor unit to the user's equipment, together with the length of the Indoor-to-Outdoor cable, should not exceed 100 meters. 2.4.1 RESET Button Functionality Using a sharp object, press the recessed RESET button for a short time to reset the unit and reboot from the Main version.

  • Page 86: Installing The Su-i, Installation Requirements

    Telnet or AlvariCRAFT for BreezeACCESS VL application. TFTP server SW is required for downloading SW versions. Other installation tools and materials (means for securing cables to walls, etc.). NOTE Items marked with an asterisk (*) are available from Alvarion. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 87: Su-i Connectors And Leds, Figure 2-14: Su-i Panel

    Installing the SU-I 2.5.2 SU-I Connectors and LEDs Figure 2-14: SU-I Panel Table 2-5: SU-I Panel Components Name Description Functionality Status Self-test and power Green: Power is available and self-test passed. indication Blinking Amber: Testing (not ready for operation) Red: Self-test failed. Fatal error Ethernet Ethernet activity/ Green: Ethernet link between the SU-I and the data...

  • Page 88: Installation Guidelines, Installing The Su-i

    Connect the Power Adapter DC cable to the POWER jack. Connect the Power Adapter to the AC mains. Verify that the green Status LED located on the unit's front panel illuminates, indicating that the power supply to the unit is OK and self test passed successfully. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 89: Installing The Detached Antenna

    Installing the SU-I Connect the RF cable supplied with the antenna to the SMA jack located on the unit’s front panel. Install the antenna using the instructions provided in Section 2.5.5 on page 57, and connect to it the other end of the RF cable. Do not over-tighten the SMA connectors.

  • Page 90

    #8 screws provided with the kit. Do not over tighten. Connect the antenna cable to the connector located on the bottom side of the antenna. Hand tighten, do not use a wrench or a similar tightening tool. Do not over tighten. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 91: Figure 2-15: Wall Mounting The Antenna

    Installing the SU-I Figure 2-15: Wall Mounting the Antenna 2.5.5.2 Wall Mount with Rotation Capability The installation kit includes 4 L-type mounting plates (one top, one bottom, one Wall-V and one Wall-H), 6 M5 screws (with washers and spring washers), 2 plastic anchors and 2 #8 screws.

  • Page 92: Figure 2-16: Wall Mount With Rotation Capability

    Rotate the antenna left or right so the domed surface of the antenna is facing the direction of the Base Station. Check the received Signal LEDs to ensure the antenna is aimed correctly. Figure 2-16: Wall Mount with Rotation Capability BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 93: Figure 2-17: Window Mounting The Antenna

    Installing the SU-I 2.5.5.3 Window Mount The installation kit includes 2 suction cups. Attach the suction cups to the antenna. Refer to Figure 2-17 for directions. Determine the location of the antenna on the glass. Attach it to the window by pressing the suction cups onto the glass.

  • Page 94: Figure 2-18: Window Mounting With Rotation Capability

    The suction cups are sensitive to weather conditions and may not hold in high temperatures or during rain. It is strongly recommended to mount the antenna on the wall using the supplied brackets. Figure 2-18: Window Mounting with Rotation Capability BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 95: Installing The Modular Base Station Equipment, Bs-sh Slot Assignment, Figure 2-19: Bs-sh Chassis Slot Assignment

    Installing the Modular Base Station Equipment Installing the Modular Base Station Equipment The following sections describe the slot assignment for the Base Station chassis, provide illustrated descriptions of the power supply modules and Access Unit network interface modules, and describe how to install the Base Station equipment.

  • Page 96: Bs-ps-ac Power Supply Module, Figure 2-20: Bs-ps-ac Front Panel

    Green LED. Indicates that the 54V power supply module is OK 3.3V Green LED. Indicates that the 3.3V power supply module is OK OVER TEMP Red LED. Indicates an over temperature condition in the power supply module BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 97: Bs-ps-dc Power Supply Module, Figure 2-21: Bs-ps-dc Front Panel

    Installing the Modular Base Station Equipment 2.6.3 BS-PS-DC Power Supply Module The BS-PS-DC is a DC-to-DC converter that provides power to all the BS-AU modules installed in the BS-SH chassis. Figure 2-21 shows the BS-PS-DC front panel. Figure 2-21: BS-PS-DC Front Panel The BS-PS-DC provides a power input connector, marked -48VDC, for connecting the -48 VDC power source to the module.

  • Page 98: Bs-au Network Interface Module, Figure 2-22: Bs-au Front Panel

    Do not connect the data equipment to the RADIO port. The RADIO port supplies DC power to the ODU, and this may harm other equipment connected to it. The recessed RESET switch on the front panel is for resetting the outdoor unit. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 99: Installing The Bs-sh Chassis And Modules

    Installing the Modular Base Station Equipment 2.6.5 Installing the BS-SH Chassis and Modules This section describes how to install the power supply and Access Unit network interface modules in the Base Station chassis. To install the BS SH chassis and modules: Install the BS-SH chassis in a 19”...

  • Page 100

    The length of each of the Ethernet cables (the cable connecting the indoor unit to the user's equipment and the Indoor-to-Outdoor cable) should not exceed 100 meters. Reset the unit using the RESET button after connecting or reconnecting the indoor and outdoor units with the indoor-to-outdoor cable. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 101: Chapter 3 - Commissioning

    Chapter 3 - Commissioning About This Chapter: Configuring Basic Parameters, page 70 Using the Optional Y-cable (New SU-A/E-ODU), page 75 Aligning the Subscriber Unit Antenna, page 76 Configuring the Subscriber Unit’s Maximum Modulation Level, page 78 Operation Verification, page 80...

  • Page 102: Configuring Basic Parameters, Initial Configuration

    Depends on factory Applicable only for 5.4 configuration and 5.8 GHz units. See 3.1.2 below. Sub-Band Select (AU) Applicable only if more than one Sub-Band is available Frequency (AU) The lowest frequency in the selected Sub-Band BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 103

    Configuring Basic Parameters Table 3-1: Basic Parameters Parameter Default Value Comment User Defined Frequency Subsets All frequencies (SU) Transmit Power Dependent on HW Transmit Power in SU revision, unit type and cannot be higher than Sub-Band the Maximum Tx Power parameter.

  • Page 104: Country Code Selection

    Some parameters are changed to their new values only after reset (refer to Appendix E for more details). After the basic parameters are configured, the unit should be reset in order to activate the new configuration. 3.1.2 Country Code Selection CAUTION The selected Country Code must comply with applicable local radio regulations. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 105: Transmit Power Compliance With Regulations

    Configuring Basic Parameters 3.1.3 Transmit Power Compliance With Regulations CAUTION In regions where local radio regulations limit the maximum transmit power of the unit the installer is responsible to properly set the Antenna Gain parameter (if configurable) according to the actual antenna being used.

  • Page 106

    Transmit Power parameter in the AU, and the Maximum Tx Power parameter in the SUs, should not be set to a value above “20-Antenna Gain”. If there is a need to use a higher value for these parameters, this frequency should not be used. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 107: Using The Optional Y-cable (new Su-a/e-odu), Figure 3-1: Connecting The Y-cable

    Using the Optional Y-cable (New SU-A/E-ODU) A special Y-cable, available from Alvarion, enables to connect a a portable PC directly to the IDU COM port of the SU-A/E-ODU. This enables the installer to perform the entire process of configuring basic parameters, aligning the antenna and verifying proper operation of the unit right after completing the installation, minimizing the number of times the installer must climb to the roof.

  • Page 108: Aligning The Subscriber Unit Antenna

    Station is hampered, better reception may be achieved using a reflected signal. In this case, the antenna is not always directed toward the Base Station. Secure the unit firmly to the pole (SU-A-ODU)/fasten the rotation screws (SU- I antenna). BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 109

    Aligning the Subscriber Unit Antenna NOTE In some cases, the antenna may need to be tilted to ensure that the level at which the SU receives transmissions from the AU (and vice versa) is not too high. As a rule of thumb, if the SU is located at a distance of less than 300 meters from the AU, it is recommended to up-tilt the antenna by approximately 10°...

  • Page 110: Configuring The Subscriber Unit's Maximum Modulation Level

    Configure the Maximum Modulation Level according to Table 3-3, using the typical SNR values. It is recommended that a 2 dB margin be added to compensate for possible measurement inaccuracy or variance in the quality of the link. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 111

    Configuring the Subscriber Unit’s Maximum Modulation Level Table 3-3: Recommended Maximum Modulation Level* Maximum Modulation Level SNR > 23 dB 21 dB < SNR < 23 dB 16 dB < SNR < 21 dB 13 dB < SNR < 16 dB 10 dB <...

  • Page 112: Operation Verification, Outdoor Unit Verification

    Blinking Amber – Testing (not ready for operation) Red – Self-test failed – fatal error Ethernet activity/ Green –Ethernet link detected. connectivity Amber – No Ethernet connectivity between indication the indoor and outdoor units. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 113

    Operation Verification Table 3-5: SU-ODU LEDs Name Description Functionality W-LINK Wireless Link Green – Unit is associated with an AU, no wireless link activity Indictor Blinking Green – Data received or transmitted on the wireless link. Blinking rate is proportional to wireless traffic rate Off –...

  • Page 114

    LEDs 2 to 8 (green) are On SNR > 38 dB LEDs 2 to 9 (green) are On SNR > 44 dB LEDs 2 to 9 (green) and 10 (orange) are On Signal is too high (SNR > 50 dB) BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 115: Indoor Unit Verification

    Operation Verification 3.5.2 Indoor Unit Verification To verify the correct operation of the indoor equipment, examine the LED indicators located on the top panel of the SU IDU and AU IDU units, or on the front panel of the BS-AU module. Table 3-7 provides information for the BS-AU IDU LEDs.

  • Page 116: Su-i Unit Verification

    SU-I Unit Verification To verify the correct operation of the SU-I unit, examine the LED indicators located on the front panel of the SU-I unit. The following tables list the provided LEDs and their associated indications. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 117

    Operation Verification Table 3-9: SU-I LEDs Name Description Functionality Self-test and power Green: Power is available and self-test indication passed. Status Blinking Amber: Testing (not ready for operation) Red: Self-test failed. Fatal error Ethernet activity/ Green: Ethernet link between the SU-I and connectivity indication the data equipment is detected, no activity Blinking Green: Ethernet connectivity is...

  • Page 118: Verifying The Ethernet Connection (modular Base Station), Verifying The Indoor-to-outdoor Connection (modular Base Station)

    RADIO port. 3.5.6 Verifying Data Connectivity To verify data connectivity, from the end-user’s PC or from a portable PC connected to the unit, ping the Access Unit, or try to connect to the Internet. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 119: Chapter 4 - Operation And Administration

    Chapter 4 - Operation and Administration In This Chapter: Working with the Monitor Program, page 88 Menus and Parameters, page 91...

  • Page 120: Working With The Monitor Program, Accessing The Monitor Program Using Telnet

    If you forgot the password, type "h" at the Access Level selection prompt. Type “Recover” at the prompt to get a challenge string consisting of 8 characters. Contact Alvarion's Customer Service and give them the challenge string (after user identification) to receive a one-time password.

  • Page 121: Common Operations

    Working with the Monitor Program BreezeACCESS VL/<Unit Type>/<Unit Location> Official Release Version – <Version Number> Release Date: <Date and Time> Main Menu ========== 1 – Info Screens 2 – Unit Control 3 - Basic Configuration 4 – Site Survey 5 - Advanced Configuration x - Exit >>>...

  • Page 122

    Refer to Appendix E for information on which parameters are run time configurable, which means that the unit need not be reset for the parameter to take effect, and which parameters do require that the unit be reset. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 123: Menus And Parameters, Main Menu, Info Screens Menu

    Menus and Parameters Menus and Parameters The following sections describe the menus and parameters provided by the Monitor program. 4.2.1 Main Menu The Main Menu enables to access the following menus, depending on your access level, as described in section 4.1. Info Screens: Provides a read only display of current parameter values.

  • Page 124

    Unit Status (SU only): The current status of the SU. There are three status options: SCANNING: The SU is searching for an AU with which to associate. If DFS is enabled and the SU is currently looking for its previous AU, the AU’s MAC Address will be displayed. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 125

    Menus and Parameters ASSOCIATED: The SU is associated with an AU. AUTHENTICATING: This is typically a temporary status. For example, when an SU hears the beacons of an AU, tries to associate and the AU does not respond because it does not hear the SU's packets. AU MAC Address (SU only): The MAC address of the AU with which the unit is currently associated.

  • Page 126

    4.5 this parameter will be NONE. Serial Number: The Serial Number of the unit. Applicable only to units supplied with SW version 4.5 and higher. In units upgraded from a version below 4.5 this parameter will be none (empty). BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 127

    Menus and Parameters SU-54 Support (AUS only): Supported or Not Supported. Indicates whether the AUS can support SU-54 units (support of SU-54 units by AUS is a licensed feature available for all AUS units except AUS operating in the 0.9 GHz band).

  • Page 128: Unit Control Menu

    Operator ESSID, are available only with Administrator access rights. 4.2.3 Unit Control Menu The Unit Control menu enables configuring control parameters for the unit. The Unit Control menu includes the following options: Reset Unit Default Settings BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 129

    Menus and Parameters Change Unit Name Change Password Flash Memory Control Log Out Timer Ethernet Negotiation Mode Change System Location Event Log Menu Feature Upgrade SW Version Download Configuration File Upload/Download 4.2.3.1 Reset Unit The Reset Unit option enables resetting the unit. After reset, any modifications made to the system parameters are applied.

  • Page 130

    Set Complete Operator Defaults Set Partial Operator Defaults Cancel Current Pending Request 4.2.3.2.1.1 Set Complete Factory Defaults Select this option to reset the unit to the standard Factory Defaults configuration, excluding several parameters that are listed in Table 4-2. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 131

    Menus and Parameters Table 4-2: Parameters not changed after Set Complete Factory/Operator Defaults Parameters Group Parameter Unit Control Parameters All Passwords FTP Server IP address* (see note below) FTP Gateway IP address* (see note below) FTP User Name* (see note below) FTP Password* (see note below) Ethernet Port Negotiation Mode Air Interface Parameters...

  • Page 132

    IP Parameters IP Address Subnet Mask Default Gateway Address DHCP Option Access to DHCP Security Parameters Authentication Algorithm Default Key (SU) Data Encryption Mode Default Multicast Key (AU) Security Mode Key # 1 to Key # 4 BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 133

    Menus and Parameters Table 4-3: Parameters that are not changed after Set Partial Factory/Operator Defaults Parameters Group Parameter Air Interface Parameters ESSID Operator ESSID Option (AU) Operator ESSID (AU) Cell Distance Mode (AU) Maximum Cell Distance (AU) Per SU Distance Learning Option (AU) Selected Sub-Band (AU) Frequency (AU) DFS Required by Regulations (AU)

  • Page 134

    Low Priority Traffic Minimum Percent Country Code Parameters Selected Country Code 4.2.3.2.1.3 Set Complete Operators Defaults Select this option to reset the unit to the Operator Defaults configuration, excluding several parameters that are listed in Table 4-2. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 135

    Menus and Parameters 4.2.3.2.1.4 Set Partial Operator Defaults Select this option to reset the unit to the Operator Defaults configuration, excluding the parameters that are required to maintain connectivity and management access. The parameters that do not change after Set Partial Operator Defaults are listed in Table 4-3.

  • Page 136

    The Change System Location option enables changing the system location of the unit, which is also the sys location in MIB2. The System Location is also displayed as a part of the Monitor menu’s header. Valid values: A string of up to 35 printable ASCII characters. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 137

    Menus and Parameters The default system location is an empty string. 4.2.3.9 Event Log Menu The Event Log Menu enables controlling the event log feature. The event log is an important debugging tool and a flash memory sector is dedicated for storing it. Events are classified according to their severity level: Message (lowest severity), Warning, Error or Fatal (highest severity).

  • Page 138

    FTP Password: The FTP Password option enables defining the password to be used for accessing the FTP server that is hosting the file. Valid values: A string of up to 18 printable ASCII characters. The default is: vx BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 139

    Menus and Parameters Show FTP Event Log File Upload Parameters: Displays the current values of the Event Log Upload parameters. NOTE There is one set of general FTP parameters (FTP Server IP Address, FTP Gateway IP Address, FTP User Name and FTP Password). This set (or relevant parts of the set) serves the SW Download procedure, the Configuration File Upload/Download procedure and the Event Log File Upload procedure.

  • Page 140

    4.2.3.12 Configuration File Upload/Download The Configuration File Upload/Download submenu enables the optional uploading or downloading of a configuration or an Operator Defaults file from a BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 141

    Menus and Parameters remote FTP server. The Configuration File Upload/Download submenu includes the following options: Execute FTP GET/PUT Configuration File: The Execute FTP GET/PUT Configuration File executes the upload/download of a Configuration file or an Operator Defaults file according to the parameters defined below. The following options are available: Execute FTP Get Configuration File (cfg) Execute FTP Put Configuration File (cfg)

  • Page 142

    Download procedure, the Configuration File Upload/Download procedure and the Event Log File Upload procedure. Changing any of these parameters in the menu for either procedure will automatically change its value in the menu for the other procedures. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 143: Basic Configuration Menu

    Menus and Parameters 4.2.4 Basic Configuration Menu The Basic Configuration menu includes all parameters required for the initial installation and operation of the unit. After the unit is properly installed and operational, additional parameters can be configured either locally or remotely using Telnet or SNMP management.

  • Page 144

    Per SU Distance Learning ATPC Parameters ATPC Option Transmit Power Maximum Tx Power (SU) Tx Control (AU) Antenna Gain Refer to section 4.2.6.2 for a description of these parameters. 4.2.4.1.5 Country Code Parameters Country Code Select BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 145: Site Survey Menu

    Menus and Parameters Re-apply Country Code Values Refer to section 4.2.6.8 for a description of these parameters. 4.2.4.1.6 Bridge Parameters VLAN Support VLAN ID – Management Refer to section 4.2.6.4 for a description of these parameters. 4.2.4.1.7 Security Parameters Authentication Algorithm Data Encryption Option Security Mode Default Multicast Key (AU)

  • Page 146

    Ethernet port. The Ethernet Counters include the following statistics: Total received frames via Ethernet: The total number of frames received from the Ethernet port. This counter includes both invalid frames (with errors) and valid frames (without errors). BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 147

    Menus and Parameters Transmitted wireless to Ethernet: The number of frames transmitted by the unit to the Ethernet port. These are generally frames received from the wireless side, but also include frames generated by the unit itself. 4.2.5.1.2 WLAN Counters The unit submits data frames received from the Ethernet port to the internal bridge, as well as self generated control and wireless management frames.

  • Page 148

    Others: The number of frames whose transmission was not completed or delayed due to a problem other than those represented by the other counters. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 149

    Menus and Parameters Total received frames from wireless: The total number of frames received from the wireless medium. The count includes data frames as well as control and wireless management frames. The count does not include bad frames and duplicate frames. For a description of these frames, refer to Bad frames received and Duplicate frames discarded below.

  • Page 150

    4.2.5.3 Link Quality (SU only) The Link Quality submenu enables viewing continuously updated information on the quality of the wireless link. The Link quality submenu includes the following options: BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 151

    Menus and Parameters 4.2.5.3.1 Continuous Average SNR/RSSI Display The Continuous Average SNR Display option displays continuously updated information regarding the average quality of the received signal, using Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) and Received Signal Strength Indication (RSSI) measurements. The average RSSI is calculated using the formula: NewAvgRSSI = (PrevAvgRSSI*HistWeight) + CrtRSSI*(1 –...

  • Page 152

    SU: Unit Name, SW version, Unit Type, Distance from the AU, IP Address, Wi2 IP Address as defined in the SU (or 0.0.0.0 for none), ESSID. X: An SU that is included in the Deny List. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 153

    Menus and Parameters Sp (Special): 3 addresses that are always present, including: The MAC address of the AU. Alvarion's Multicast address (01-20-D6-00-00-01. The system treats this address as a Broadcast address. The Ethernet Broadcast address (FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF). In addition, a summary table displays information about the Forwarding Database (Bridging Info) and the Associated Subscriber Units Database (Association Info).

  • Page 154

    The SNR of the SU measured at the AU The RSSI of the SU measured at the AU The Unit Name of the SU. The SW version of the SU. The Unit Type of the SU. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 155

    Menus and Parameters Distance from the AU. IP Address Wi2 IP Address as defined in the SU (or 0.0.0.0 for none) The ESSID of the SU In addition, a summary table displays information about the Forwarding Database (Bridging Info). The database includes the following information: The current number of entries.

  • Page 156

    Et (Ethernet): An address learned from the Ethernet port. St (Static): The associated AU. Wl (Wireless): An address of a node behind the associated AU, learned via the wireless port. Sp (Special): 4 addresses that are always present, including: BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 157

    Menus and Parameters The MAC address of the SU. Alvarion's Multicast address (01-20-D6-00-00-01. The system treats this address as a Broadcast address. Alvarion's special Multicast address (01-20-D6-00-00-05), reserved for future use. The Ethernet Broadcast address (FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF). In addition, a summary table displays information about the Forwarding Database (Bridging Info).

  • Page 158

    Select this option to view information on current wireless link parameters of relevant units. For each relevant unit, identified by its MAC address, the following details are displayed: ATPC Option: Enable or Disable. Adaptive Modulation Option: Enable or Disable. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 159

    Menus and Parameters Burst Mode Option: Enable or Disable. DFS Option: Enable or Disable. This parameter is available only in SUs, displaying the current option in the relevant AU. Concatenation Option: Enable or Disable. Country Code Learning by SU: Enable or Disable. This parameter is available only in SUs, displaying the current option in the relevant AU.

  • Page 160: Advanced Configuration Menu

    The IP Address parameter defines the IP address of the unit. The default IP address is 10.0.0.1. 4.2.6.1.2 Subnet Mask The Subnet Mask parameter defines the subnet mask for the IP address of the unit. The default mask is 255.0.0.0. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 161

    Menus and Parameters 4.2.6.1.3 Default Gateway Address The Default Gateway Address parameter defines the IP address of the unit's default gateway. The default value for the default gateway address is 0.0.0.0. 4.2.6.1.4 DHCP Client The DHCP Client submenu includes parameters that define the method of IP parameters acquisition.

  • Page 162

    "global" ESSID, namely "Operator ESSID", can be configured in the AU. If the Operator ESSID Option is enabled at the AU, the Beacon frames transmitted by it will include both the ESSID and Operator ESSID. The SU shall BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 163

    Menus and Parameters regard such frames if either the ESSID or the Operator ESSID matches it own ESSID. The ESSID of the AU with which the SU is eventually associated is defined as the Run-Time ESSID of the SU. Typically, the initial ESSID of the SU is configured to the value of the Operator ESSID.

  • Page 164

    5800 MHz, frequencies 5790 MHz and 5810 MHz should not be used as well. These frequencies are marked in the database as Adjacent to Radar, and will be treated the same as Radar Detected frequencies. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 165

    Menus and Parameters Before ceasing transmission on the frequency where radar signals had been detected, the AU sends a special disassociation message to its associated SUs. This message includes an indication whether the SUs should wait for this AU. If the SUs should wait, the message includes also the waiting time.

  • Page 166

    The DFS Required by Regulations option enables defining whether DFS should be used for compliance with applicable local regulations. The options are Yes or No. Selection of the No option will disable the radar detection and dynamic frequency selection mechanism. The default is Yes. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 167

    Menus and Parameters 4.2.6.2.4.3.2 Frequency Subset Definition The Frequency Subset Definition parameter defines the frequencies that will be used in the DFS mechanism. The available frequencies according to the Sub- Band are displayed, and each of the frequencies in the list is associated with an index.

  • Page 168

    (to be used after the next reset) are also displayed. In addition, all the applicable frequencies will be displayed together with their status in the database (Radar Free, Radar Detected or Adjacent to Radar). BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 169

    Menus and Parameters 4.2.6.2.4.5 Country Code Learning by SU This feature support simplified installation and updates processes by enabling the SU to adapt the Country Code used by the AU. The AU advertises its country code in every beacon and association response message.

  • Page 170

    The quality mark given to each AU depends on the level at which it is received by the SU. The Best AU selection mechanism can be overridden by defining a specific AU as the preferred AU. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 171

    Menus and Parameters NOTE Although the SU selects the Best AU based on long-term conditions prior to the decision time, it may not always be connected to the instantaneous Best AU at any given time. Note also that the decision is made only once during the scanning interval. The decision may not remain the optimal one for ever.

  • Page 172

    AU, is approximately seven seconds. In some situations when there is a high probability that SUs might need to roam among different AUs, the use of active scanning enables to significantly reduce BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 173

    Menus and Parameters the link establishment time. This is achieved by using shorter dwell periods, transmitting a Probe Request at each frequency. This reduces the time spent at each frequency as well as the disassociation period. When DFS is supported by the Country Code being used by the SU, Scanning Mode is forced to Passive.

  • Page 174

    For each modulation level, the unit will use as transmit power the minimum between this parameter and the maximum Tx power allowed by the HW and the Country Code for the specific modulation level. The default Transmit Power is the highest allowed value. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 175

    Menus and Parameters On VL 900 AUs with hardware revision G and VL 900 SUs with hardware revision F, the transmit power cannot vary beyond certain thresholds. For this purpose, the maximum transmission power is limited by the unit’s maximum modulation, which sets the minimum transmission power level, according to regulations.

  • Page 176

    The Delta from Minimum SNR Level is used to define the highest SNR at which you want each SU to be received at the AU (the higher limit of the optimal reception level range): Max. Level=Minimum SNR Level + Delta from Minimum SNR Level. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 177

    Menus and Parameters Available values: 4 to 20 (dB). Default value: 5 (dB) for units operating in the 0.9, 5.4 and 5.8 GHz bands. 8 (dB) for units operating in the 4.9, 5.2 and 5.3 GHz bands. 4.2.6.2.8.3.4 Minimum Interval Between ATPC Messages The Minimum Interval Between ATPC Messages parameter sets the minimal time between consecutive power-up/power-down messages to a specific SU.

  • Page 178

    The default value depends on unit type. In SUs with integral antenna it is set to 21 (read only). The default value for AUs that are supplied with a detached antenna is in accordance with the antenna’s gain. In units supplied without an antenna the default is typically “Not Set Yet”. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 179

    Menus and Parameters 4.2.6.2.10 Cell Distance Parameters (AU only) The higher the distance of an SU from the AU that is serving it, the higher the time it takes for messages sent by one of them to reach the other. To ensure appropriate services to all SUs regardless of their distance from the AU while maintaining a high overall performance level, two parameters should be adapted to the distances of SUs from the serving AU:...

  • Page 180

    When this feature is disabled, all SUs in the cell use for the calculation of the ACK timeout the maximum cell distance; when enabled, each SU uses instead its actual distance from the AU. The options are Disable or Enable. The default is Disable. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 181

    Menus and Parameters 4.2.6.2.10.5 Show Cell Distance Parameters Select Show Cell Distance Parameters to view the Cell Distance parameters. In addition, the Measured Maximum Cell Distance and the MAC address of the unit that the mechanism found to be the farthest from the AU are displayed. 4.2.6.2.11 Arbitration Inter-Frame Spacing (AIFS) The time interval between two consecutive transmissions of frames is called Inter- Frame Spacing (IFS).

  • Page 182

    4.2.6.2.14 Spectrum Analysis Gaining knowledge of the noise characteristics per channel enables construction of a relatively noise free working environment. In order to gain information regarding noise characteristics in the location of the unit, the unit will enter BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 183

    Menus and Parameters passive scanning mode for a definite period, during which information will be gathered. The scanned channels will be all the frequencies included in the selected sub-band. Upon activating the spectrum analysis the unit will automatically reset. During the information-gathering period the unit will not receive nor transmit data.

  • Page 184

    Spectrum Analysis Information Display option. 4.2.6.2.14.8 Show Spectrum analysis Parameters & Data The Show Spectrum analysis Parameters & Data option enables viewing the Spectrum analysis test parameters and the last test results. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 185

    Menus and Parameters 4.2.6.2.15 Lost Beacons Transmission Watchdog Threshold (AU only) When it is unable to send beacon frames for a predetermined period of time, such as in the case of interferences, the AU resets itself. The Lost Beacons Transmission Threshold parameter represents the number of consecutive lost beacons after which the unit will reset itself.

  • Page 186

    ANI mechanism may not function properly. It is strongly recommended to consult with Alvarion experts before switching to manual mode and modifying any of the parameters. The general rules for using the Noise Immunity Control parameters are: In the SU, if performance (Modulation Level) is lower than expected based on the SNR, try switching to Manual mode without changing any of the parameters.

  • Page 187

    Menus and Parameters frequencies. A higher value may reduce the number of errors at the expense of reduced sensitivity. The range is from 0 to 7. The default is 0. 4.2.6.2.17.4 OFDM Weak Signal The OFDM Week Signal parameter sets the threshold for immunity against interfering OFDM signals.

  • Page 188

    If you decided to change the calculation mode to Automatic with Minimum Value and you still experience problems in the link (long association time, exceptionally low throughput), try to improve it by increasing the configured Forced Value. The available range is from -107 to -55 (dBm) BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 189

    Menus and Parameters The default value is: 5 MHz bandwidth: -102 (dBm) 10 MHz bandwidth: -99 (dBm) 20 MHz bandwidth: -96 (dBm) 4.2.6.2.18.3 Show Noise Floor Calculation Select this option to view the current values of the Noise Floor Calculation parameters and the Noise Floor Current Value (the actual current value used by the device).

  • Page 190

    This setting defines the output of the analysis proces performed by the Interference Mitigation mechanism: 0 – Clear Channel Selection + Automatic Noise Floor Selection: For optimizing both the operating channel and noise floor level (AU only) BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 191

    Menus and Parameters 1 – Automatic Noise Floor Selection: For optimizing only the noise floor level 2 – Clear Channel Selection: For optimizing only the operating channel (AU only) 3 – Statistics Only: For performing only a spectrum analysis, without modifying the operating channel or noise floor level 4.2.6.2.19.2 Advanced Settings Use this menu to provide additional parameters that will refine the analysis...

  • Page 192

    Starts the Interference Mitigation process. Keep in mind that during the scan, the AU will lose connectivity to the associated SUs. A final validation is required prior to the scan: 0 – Cancel Operation 1 – Activate Interference Mitigation (Causes Automatic Reset) BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 193

    Menus and Parameters After reset, the Interference Mitigation statistics file will be updated, and depending on the Scanning Type you defined, the unit may be configured to a new operating channel and/or noise floor. 4.2.6.2.19.4 Delete Statistics File Deletes the Interference Mitigation statistics file created during the previous scan. A final validation is required prior to deletion: 0 –...

  • Page 194

    4.2.6.3.1 Access to Network Management The Access to Network Management option defines the port through which the unit can be managed. The following options are available: From Wireless Link Only From Ethernet Only From Both Ethernet and Wireless Link BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 195

    Menus and Parameters The default selection is From Both Ethernet and Wireless Link. CAUTION Be careful not to block your access to the unit. For example, if you manage an SU via the wireless link, setting the Access to Network Management parameter to From Ethernet Only completely blocks your management access to the unit.

  • Page 196

    Network Management IP Address Ranges list. 4.2.6.3.6.3 Delete All Network Management IP Address Ranges The Delete All Network Management IP Address Ranges option enables deleting all entries from the Network Management IP Address Ranges list. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 197

    Menus and Parameters 4.2.6.3.7 SNMP Traps (AU Only) The SNMP submenu enables or disables the transmission of SNMP Traps. If this option is enabled, up to 10 IP addresses of stations to which SNMP traps are sent can be defined. Starting on SW Version 5.0, traps are generated and sent only by the AU: relevant events in an SU are reported by the SU to the serving AU that generates the applicable trap on behalf of the SU.

  • Page 198

    VLAN tag, called Service Provider VLAN tag, to be inserted into an existing IEEE 802.1Q tagged Ethernet frame. This is a solution to transport multiple customers’ VLANs across the service provider’s network without interfering with each other. The VLAN Support menu includes the following parameters: VLAN Link Type BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 199

    Menus and Parameters VLAN ID – Data (SU only) VLAN ID – Management Service Provider VLAN ID (SU only) VLAN Forwarding VLAN Relaying (AU only) VLAN Traffic Priority VLAN QinQ Protocol Ethertype 4.2.6.4.1.1 VLAN ID-Data (SU only) The VLAN ID-Data is applicable only when the VLAN Link Type parameter is set to Access Link.

  • Page 200

    VLAN ID-Management parameter. The table is valid for all link types. Refer to the VLAN Link Type - Access Link, Trunk Link and Service Provider Link options for some restrictions when configuring this parameter. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 201

    Menus and Parameters Table 4-6: VLAN Management Port Functionality Action Management Port - Internal Receive from Ethernet when Link Type is Tagged frames, matching VID-M Access, Trunk or Hybrid Untagged frames when VID-M=65535 Receive from Ethernet when Link Type is Tagged frames, matching VID-M Service Provider Receive from Wireless when Link Type is...

  • Page 202

    AU unit, in the Relaying List. If the VLAN Forwarding option is also enabled in the AU, these VLAN IDs should also be included in the Forwarding List. Table 4-8 summarizes the functionality of the data port for a Trunk link. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 203

    Menus and Parameters Table 4-8: VLAN Data Port Functionality - Trunk Link Action Data Port – AU and SU Accept from Ethernet Tagged frames. If Forwarding is enabled, only frames with VLAN ID values which are included in the Forwarding list Accept from Wireless Tagged frames If Forwarding is enabled, only frames with VLAN ID values...

  • Page 204

    (Service Provider VLAN ID and VLAN QinQ Ethertype). If Forwarding is enabled, only frames with Customer VLAN ID values that are included in the Forwarding List Tag Insert Service Provider (SP) tag (to wireless) Tag Remove Yes (to Ethernet) BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 205

    Menus and Parameters Table 4-11: VLAN Data Port Functionality for AU - Service Provider Link Action Data Port –AU Accept from Ethernet Single tagged frames: If Forwarding is disabled If Forwarding is enabled, only frames with VLAN ID values which are included in the Forwarding List Double tagged frames: If Forwarding is disabled If Forwarding is enabled, only frames with Service Provider...

  • Page 206

    Forwarding Support is also enabled, it is necessary to configure all the VLAN IDs in the Relaying List also in the Forwarding List to enable the relaying operation. The VLAN Relaying menu provides the following options: BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 207

    Menus and Parameters 4.2.6.4.1.5.1 VLAN Relaying Support The VLAN Relaying Support option enables or disables the VLAN Relaying feature. Available selections are Disable and Enable. The default selection is Disable. 4.2.6.4.1.5.2 Add Relaying VLAN ID The Add Relaying VLAN ID option enables adding a VLAN ID to the VLAN Relaying List.

  • Page 208

    4.2.6.4.1.8 VLAN QinQ Protocol Ethertype The VLAN QinQ Proptocol Ethertype parameter sets the Ethertype of the Service Provider tag, and is applicable only for Service Provider Links. The valid values are from 8100 to 9000, 9100 and 9200 (Hex). BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 209

    Menus and Parameters The default value is 8100 (Hex). 4.2.6.4.1.9 Show VLAN Parameters The Show VLAN Parameters option displays the current values of the VLAN support parameters. 4.2.6.4.2 Ethernet Broadcast Filtering (SU only) The Ethernet Broadcast Filtering menu enables defining the layer 2 (Ethernet) broadcast and multicast filtering capabilities for the selected SU.

  • Page 210

    Disable - ARP messages are filtered or transmitted according to the general filtering criteria in the Filter Options parameter. Enable - ARP messages are transmitted regardless of the selected value of the Filter Options parameter. The default selection is Enable. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 211

    Menus and Parameters 4.2.6.4.3 Ethernet Broadcast/Multicast Limiter The Ethernet Broadcast/Multicast Limiter parameters, available in both AU and SU, enable to limit the number of broadcast and/or multicast packets that can be transmitted per second, in order to prevent the potential flooding of the wireless medium by certain ARP attacks.

  • Page 212

    Disable the Unicast Relaying parameter only if all unicast messages from the wireless link are certain to be directed to the local wired LAN. The default selection is Enable. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 213

    Menus and Parameters 4.2.6.4.7 MAC Address List (AU only) The MAC Address List submenu enables to define a list of up to 100 MAC addresses as belonging to devices that are either granted or denied service. When the list is defined as a Deny List, the AU will not provide services to a unit whose MAC address is included in the list, enabling to disconnect units in cases such as when the user had fraudulently succeeded to configure the unit to values different from the subscription plan.

  • Page 214

    The unit is still manageable via the Ethernet port even if it is disabled for data traffic. The default selection is Enable. 4.2.6.4.10 Show Bridge Parameters The Show Bridge Parameters option displays the current values of the Bridge parameters. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 215

    Menus and Parameters 4.2.6.5 Performance Parameters The Performance Parameters menu enables defining a series of parameters that control the method by which traffic is transmitted through the wireless access network. The Performance Parameters menu includes the following parameters: RTS Threshold Minimum Contention Window Maximum Contention Window Multicast Modulation Level (AU only)

  • Page 216

    The Maximum Contention Window parameter defines the upper limit for the maximum number C used in the back-off algorithm as described in Minimum Contention Window above. The available values are 7, 15, 31, 63, 127, 255, 511 and 1023. The default value is 1023. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 217

    Menus and Parameters 4.2.6.5.3 Multicast Modulation Level (AU only) The Multicast Modulation Level parameter defines the modulation level used for transmitting multicast and broadcast data frames. Multicast and broadcast transmissions are not acknowledged; therefore if a multicast or broadcast transmission is not properly received there is no possibility of retransmitting. It is recommended that you set a lower modulation level for broadcast and multicast frame transmissions to increase the probability that they are received without errors.

  • Page 218

    AU and is also included in the Adaptive Modulation Algorithm information messages transmitted by the AU and the SU. The higher the value of this parameter, the higher is the weight of history in the formula. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 219

    Menus and Parameters Available values: -1 to 32. -1 is for no weight for history, meaning that average SNR equals the last measured SNR. Default value: 5 4.2.6.5.6 Number of HW Retries The Number of HW Retries parameter defines the maximum number of times that an unacknowledged packet is retransmitted.

  • Page 220

    Table 4-13. Table 4-13: Retransmission Percentage Equivalence Modulation PHY Rate PHY Rate Difference Compared Retransmission Percentage Level (Mbps) to Previous Modulation (Mbps) Equivalent to PHY Rate Difference BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 221

    Menus and Parameters Table 4-13: Retransmission Percentage Equivalence Modulation PHY Rate PHY Rate Difference Compared Retransmission Percentage Level (Mbps) to Previous Modulation (Mbps) Equivalent to PHY Rate Difference 54-48=6 6/54=11% 48-36=12 12/48=25% 36-24=12 12/36=33% 24-18=6 6/24=25% 18-12=6 6/18=33% 12-9=3 3/12=25% 9-6=3 3/9=33% When the above mentioned retransmission percentages are reached, the Adaptive...

  • Page 222

    A frame is a candidate for bundling into a concatenated frame if all the following conditions are met: The frame is a data frame The destination is an entity behind the destination AU/SU. The destination AU/SU can support the feature (uses SW version 3.0 or higher). BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 223

    Menus and Parameters When a frame is identified as an eligible candidate for concatenation, it is marked accordingly and will be processed according to the following: If there is no concatenated frame designated to the same destination unit in the queue: If the hardware queue is empty –...

  • Page 224

    The User Filtering Parameters menu provides the following options: 4.2.6.6.1.1 User Filtering Option The User Filtering Option disables or enables the User Filtering feature. The following options are available: Disable - no filtering. IP Protocol Only - only IP Protocol packets pass. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 225

    Menus and Parameters User Defined Addresses Only - only IP frames from/to IP addresses included in the User Filter Addresses list pass. PPPoE Protocol Only - only PPPoE messages pass (Ethernet type 0x8863 and 0x8864). The default selection is Disable. 4.2.6.6.1.2 Set/Change Filter IP Address Range The Set/Change Filter IP Address Ranges option enables defining/updating up to 8 IP address ranges to/from which IP frames are to pass if the User Defined...

  • Page 226

    Sets the Maximum Information Rate of the downlink from the AU to the SU. The MIR value cannot be lower than the corresponding CIR value. Available values range and default value are shown in Table 4-14. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 227

    Menus and Parameters The actual value will be the entered value rounded to the nearest multiple of 128 (N*128). 4.2.6.6.2.2 MIR: Uplink (SU only) Sets the Maximum Information Rate of the up-link from the SU to the AU. The MIR value cannot be lower than the corresponding CIR value. Available values range and default value are shown in Table 4-14.

  • Page 228

    The higher the expected demand in a cell, the higher the value of the Graceful Degradation Limit. Higher demand can be expected in cases of significant over subscription and/or in deployments where a BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 229

    Menus and Parameters high number of subscribers are in locations without proper communication with the AU at the highest data rate. The available values range from 0 to 70 (%). The default value is 70 (%). 4.2.6.6.2.8 MIR Only Option (AU only) When the MIR Only Option is enabled, it forces the MIR/CIR algorithm to use MIR values only.

  • Page 230

    2474. The ToS Prioritization menu includes the following parameters: 4.2.6.6.3.2.1 ToS Prioritization Option The ToS Prioritization Option defines whether ToS-based prioritization is enabled or disabled. The following options are available: Disable Enable IP Precedence (RFC791) Prioritization Enable DSCP (RFC2474) Prioritization The default is Disable. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 231

    Menus and Parameters 4.2.6.6.3.2.2 IP Precedence Threshold The IP Precedence Threshold parameter is applicable when the ToS Prioritization Option is set to Enable IP Precedence (RFC791) Prioritization. If the value of the 3 IP Precedence bits in the IP header is higher than this threshold, the packet is routed to the High queue.

  • Page 232

    It is possible to delete discrete port numbers and/or ranges. In ranges, a hyphen is used to separate between start and end port numbers. A comma is used to separate between entries. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 233

    Menus and Parameters For example: 8900,9000-9005,9010,9016-9017. Delete All UDP Port Ranges: This option enables deleting all UDP port ranges from the list of priority port numbers. Show UDP Port Ranges: Select this option to view the current UDP RTP/RTCP Prioritization option and the list of UDP Port Ranges. 4.2.6.6.3.3.3 TCP Port Ranges The TCP Port Ranges menu enables defining port ranges to be used as priority classifiers when the UDP/TCP Port Ranges Prioritization Option is set to either...

  • Page 234

    Frame Spacing (IFS). This is the time during which the unit determines whether the medium is idle using the carrier sense mechanism. The IFS depends on the type of the next frame to be transmitted, as follows: BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 235

    Menus and Parameters SIFS (Short Inter-Frame Spacing) is used for certain frames that should be transmitted immediately, such as ACK and CTS frames. The value of SIFS is 16 microseconds. DIFS (Distributed coordination function Inter-Frame Spacing) is typically used for other frame types when the medium is free. If the unit decides that the medium is not free, it will defer transmission by DIFS plus a number of time slots as determined by the Contention Window back-off algorithm after reaching a decision that the medium has become free.

  • Page 236

    The default is 10 times. 4.2.6.6.3.5.5 AU Burst Duration for High Priority Traffic The AU Burst Duration for High Priority Traffic parameter defines the maximum duration of a burst that can be made by the AU for high priority packets. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 237

    Menus and Parameters The measurement unit is 250 microseconds and the range is from 1 to 40 (0.25 to 10 milliseconds) or 0 to disable bursts for high priority packets. The default is 16 (4 milliseconds). 4.2.6.6.3.5.6 AU Burst Duration for Low Priority Traffic The AU Burst Duration for Low Priority Traffic parameter defines the maximum duration of a burst that can be made by the AU for low priority packets.

  • Page 238

    The default value is 10 (seconds). 4.2.6.6.4.5 Number of Active Voice Calls This option shows the current number of active voice calls in the cell. 4.2.6.6.5 Show Service Parameters Displays the current values of the Service Parameters. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 239

    Menus and Parameters 4.2.6.7 Security Parameters BreezeACCESS VL systems can support encryption of authentication messages and/or data frames using one of the following encryption standards: WEP Wired Equivalent Privacy algorithm. WEP is defined in the IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN standard and is based on the RSA’s RC4 encryption algorithm. AES OCB Advanced Encryption Standard.

  • Page 240

    4.2.6.7.4 Default Key (SU only) The Default Key defines the Key to be used for encrypting/decrypting the authentication messages (Shared Key mode) and/or data frames (Data Encryption enabled). The AU learns the Default Key from the SU provided it is BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 241

    Menus and Parameters one of the Keys defined in the AU. The AU may use different keys when authenticating and/or communicating with different SUs. Available values range from 1 to 4. The default is KEY # 1. 4.2.6.7.5 Default Multicast Key (AU only) The Multicast Default Key defines the Key to be used for encrypting multicasts and broadcasts when Data Encryption is enabled.

  • Page 242

    Following activation of the Re-apply Country Code Values option, all parameters that are affected by the Country Code (frequency parameters, transmit power parameters, DFS operation, modulation level parameters, burst mode parameters) revert to their factory default values and must be re-configured. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 243: Appendix A - Software Version Loading Using Tftp

    Appendix A - Software Version Loading Using TFTP...

  • Page 244

    -i hostaddress put sourcefile [destinationfile] where -i is for binary mode and hostaddress is the IP address of the unit to be upgraded. put causes the PC client to send a file to the hostaddress. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 245

    Note that following activation of the Re-apply Country Code Values option, all parameters that are affected by the Country Code (frequency parameters, transmit power parameters, DFS operation, modulation level parameters, burst mode parameters) revert to their factory default values and must be re-configured. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 247: Appendix B - File Download And Upload Using Tftp

    Appendix B - File Download and Upload Using TFTP...

  • Page 248

    MAC address. When uploading a feature license or a country code file to multiple units, each unit will accept only the parts that are applicable for itself. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 249

    The Configuration File mechanism is common to BreezeACCESS VL and BreezeNET B product lines. The Configuration File includes also parameters that are applicable only to BreezeNET B products. Do not attempt to change the default values of these parameters. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 251: Appendix C - Using The Set Factory Defaults Utility

    Appendix C - Using the Set Factory Defaults Utility...

  • Page 252

    Enter the unit’s MAC address. Click on the Set button. This utility performs the same operation as Set Complete Factory Defaults, restoring the default factory configuration of all parameters, except to Passwords, general FTP parameters and AU’s Frequency. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 253: Appendix D - Preparing The Indoor To Outdoor Su Cable

    Appendix D - Preparing the Indoor to Outdoor SU Cable...

  • Page 254

    Figure 4-2: Ethernet Connector Pin Assignments The color codes used in cables that are supplied with crimped connectors are as listed in the following table: Cable Color Codes Wire color Blue Blue/white Orange Orange/white Brown Brown/white Green Green/white BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 255

    Take back the shield drain wire before inserting the cable into the RJ-45 connector, to ensure a good connection with the connector's shield after crimping. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 257: Appendix E - Parameters Summary

    Appendix E - Parameters Summary In This Appendix: The tables provide an at a glance summary of the configurable parameters, value ranges, and default values. In addition, each parameter entry also includes an indication as to whether the parameter is updated in run-time or whether the unit must be reset before the modification takes effect (“No”...

  • Page 258: E.1 Parameters Summary, E.1.1 Unit Control Parameters

    Force 100 Mbps and Half-Duplex Force 100 Mbps and Full-Duplex Auto Negotiation Change System Location AU, SU Up to 34 printable ASCII characters None Manual Feature Upgrade AU, SU License string: 32 to 64 hexadecimal None digits BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 259: E.1.2 Ip Parameters, E.1.3 Air Interface Parameters

    Sub-Band Select* According to the Country Code Frequency According to the Sub-Band The lowest frequency in the Sub-Band User Defined Frequency All frequencies in the available All available frequencies Subsets Sub Bands in all available Sub Bands BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 260

    ATPC Power Level Steps 1-20 (dB) Tx Control Ethernet Status Control Antenna Gain Minimum: 0 (dBi) According to the antenna SU*** Maximum: 50 or Regulation supplied with the unit. Max EIRP+10 (the lower of the two values). BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 261

    20 MHz bandwidth: -96 * Not applicable if only one Sub-Band is available for the applicable Country Code ** Applicable only if DFS is supported by the Sub-Band *** Configurable only in units without an integral antenna. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 262: E.1.4 Network Management Parameters, E.1.5 Bridge Parameters

    VLAN Priority – Data 0 – 7 VLAN Priority – AU, SU 0 – 7 Management VLAN QinQ Protocol AU, SU 8100 – 9000, 9100, 9200 (hex) 8100 (hex) Ethertype Service Provider VLAN ID 1 – 4094 BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 263

    Enable Enable MAC Address List Up to 100 MAC addresses None (empty) MAC Address List Action Deny Deny Allow Station Allowed Option Disable Enable Enable Roaming Option Disable Disable Enable Ethernet Port Control Disable Enable Enable BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 264: E.1.6 Performance Parameters

    HW revision A or B or B Size 256 to 4032 bytes for units 4032 for units with rev C with HW revision C or or higher higher * Applicable only if Burst Mode is supported by the Sub-Band. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 265: E.1.7 Service Parameters

    0 – 63 UDP/TCP Port Ranges AU, SU Disable Disable Prioritization Option Enable Only for UDP Enable Only for TCP Enable for both UDP and UDP RTP/RTCP AU, SU RTP & RTCP RTP & RTCP Prioritization RTP Only BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 266: E.1.8 Security Parameters

    Promiscuous Authentication Disable Disable (Disable Enable after reset) * Applicable only if supported by the Sub-Band. ** The FIPS-197 option is available only in units with HW revision C or higher that have the applicable license. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 267

    Parameters Summary BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 269: Appendix F - Troubleshooting

    Appendix F - Troubleshooting...

  • Page 270: F.1 Ethernet Port Connection Problems

    * If the IP parameters of the unit are unknown, use the Set Factory Defaults utility to restore the default factory configuration of all parameters (except to Passwords, general FTP parameters and AU’s Frequency). The IP address of the unit after setting to factory defaults is 10.0.0.1. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 271: F.2 Su Association Problems

    Deny List of the AU. Link quality is too low Verify that unit is in coverage area of AU according to radio planning. Verify that antenna is directed toward the AU Try to improve location/height of antenna. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 272: F.3 Low Throughput Problems

    Aggregate (Bi-directional) SU-6 Uplink Downlink Aggregate (Bi-directional) SU-54 Uplink 12.4 15.8 25.1 26.4 Downlink 13.7 17.7 24.7 28.9 30.1 Aggregate (Bi-directional) 13.1 16.9 22.8 29.4 * The throughput results are for net TCP traffic (excluding protocols overheads) BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

  • Page 273

    8 dB < SNR < 10 dB 7 dB < SNR < 8 dB 6 dB < SNR < 7 dB * The maximum supported value depends on the unit’s HW revision and on the Max Modulation Level according to the Sub-Band. BreezeACCESS VL System Manual...

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