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AP-6511 Access Point
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    AP-6511 Access Point Installation Guide...

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    MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office. Sym- bol is a registered trademark of Symbol Technologies, Inc. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © Motorola, Inc. 2010. All rights reserved.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    2.5 Wall Mount Instructions ..................6 2.6 Telco Box Installation..................... 9 2.7 AP-6511 Antennas....................14 2.8 LED Indicators....................... 14 3 Defining a Basic AP-6511 Configuration........15 4 Specifications................... 29 5 Regulatory Information..............31 6 Motorola’s Enterprise Mobility Support Center ......41...

  • Page 4: Introduction

    802.11a/b/g/n devices to the controller, enabling the growth of your wireless network with a cost-effective alternative to standard access points. The AP-6511 is an enterprise class 802.11n Access Point, installed in minutes anywhere a CAT-5 (or better) cable is located. The AP-6511’s mechanical design is optimized for installation over a standard CAT-5 (or better) wall jack.

  • Page 5: Site Preparation

    The pass through (keystone) cable provides an option to add a second Ethernet port before installing the AP-6511. The AP-6511 has one RJ-45 connector supporting an 10/100 Ethernet port and requires 802.3af compliant power from an external source. The AP-6511 ships with a single dual-band radio supporting the 802.11a/b/g/n radio bands.

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    AP-6511 in place of the access cover. Remove the AP-6511’s access cover by using a sharp tool to depress the latch on the bottom of the access point. Pull the access cover up and away from the AP-6511. Reverse the procedure to install the expansion module.

  • Page 7: Hardware Installation

    AP-6511 Access Point Installation Guide Hardware Installation 2.1 Installation Instructions An AP-6511 Access Point mounts either on a wall, under a table or over a Telco Box. The AP-6511 is not plenum rated. NOTE The provided metal mounting plate is fastened to an existing standard Telco in-wall box.

  • Page 8: Access Point Placement

    The Motorola Power Injector (Part No. AP-PSBIAS-1P2-AFR) is the recommended 802.3af compatible power supply for the AP-6511. The Power Injector is capable of providing 12.95 Watts up to 100 meters. The Power Injector is separately ordered and not shipped with the AP-6511. A separate Power Injector is required for each Access Point comprising the network.

  • Page 9: Wall Mount Instructions

    2, screws, #6 x 2.00 inch pan head 2, wall anchors suitable for the #6 screws To install an AP-6511 model Access Point to a wall surface: 1. Attach the metal mounting plate (shipped with the AP-6511) to a wall surface at the desired deployment location.

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    Hardware Installation The screws used to mount the bracket are customer provided and should be #6, with a 2.00 inch length. 2. Connect one end of an RJ-45 cable into the wall mount connector on the AP-6511 as illustrated below.

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    RJ-45 forward until the tab snaps securely. 4. Snap the AP-6511 on to the mounted wall plate. Use the locking screw to secure the unit. This connection does not require the use of tools or fastening hardware.

  • Page 12: Telco Box Installation

    Power Injector System information, see “ ” on page 5. 6. Verify the behavior of the AP-6511 Access Point LEDs. For more information, see “ Indicators ” on page 14. 7. The AP-6511 is ready to configure. For information on basic Access Point device configuration, see “...

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    AP-6511 Access Point Installation Guide 1. Remove the cover of the CAT5 wall plate. NOTE The example above assumes the Telco Box has a 1 RJ11 phonejack and 1 RJ-45 10/100 Ethernet connection. 2. Snap out keystone connectors from existing plate.

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    Hardware Installation 3. Gently pull some cable out of the wall so it can be used with the AP-6511 Access Point. 4. Attach the metal mounting plate (shipped with the AP-6511) to an existing standard Telco in-wall box. The screws used to mount the bracket to the Telco Box are customer provided. You can use the same screws that are covered the existing wall plate if necessary.

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    Install the mini pin connector into the pin socket on the back of the AP-6511. The connector is keyed and can only be installed one way. Ensure the mini pin connector is connected securely.

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    Hardware Installation 9. Snap the AP-6511 on to the mounted wall plate and secure the AP-6511 using the mounting plate lock screw. This connection does not require the use of tools or fastening hardware. Once installed, no cables extend from the AP-6511 since they are hidden from view within the Telco Box.

  • Page 17: Ap-6511 Antennas

    802.11bgn (2.4 GHz) and 802.11an (5.0 GHz) bands. No customer assembly or antenna orientation is required. The AP-6511 radio can transmit on one or two antennas depending on the operating modes. The radio can receive on one or two antennas as well. The data rates supported are different in each case.

  • Page 18: Defining A Basic Ap-6511 Configuration

    Initial Setup Wizard and access the AP-6511’s management functions: 1. Connect one end of an Ethernet cable to the PoE port on the back of the AP-6511. Connect the other end to a computer with a functional Web browser. Use a power injector as needed to consolidate power and Ethernet in one cable (for more information, see “...

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    Initial Setup Wizard. 6. Select the Start Wizard button to run the initial setup wizard. The setup wizard displays the first time the AP-6511 user interface is accessed in order to define the AP-6511’s configuration.

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    7. Set the AP-6511 Access Point Type. The following options are available: • Controller AP - When more than one AP-6511 is deployed, a single AP-6511 can function as a Controller AP to manage Dependent mode AP-6511s. Up to 24 Dependant APs can be connected to a Controller AP.

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    9. Change the default Password and enter a Location and Contact name Changing the default password is critical before any configuration customizations are made to protect the data exchanged between the AP-6511 and its peers. Ensure the Location represents the AP-6511’s deployment area and the Contact accurately reflects the administrator responsible for this AP-6511 Access Point.

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    • Router Mode - In Router Mode, the AP-6511 routes traffic between the local network (LAN) and internet or external network (WAN). • Bridge Mode - In Bridge Mode, the AP-6511 depends on an external router for routing LAN and WAN traffic. Routing is generally used on one device, whereas bridging is typically used for a larger density network.

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    Assignment and Domain Name Server (DNS) fields. 15. Set the following LAN Interface information: • LAN IP Address/Subnet - Enter an IP Address and a subnet for the AP-6511’s LAN interface. If the Use DHCP checkbox is selected, this field is not available.

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    • Advanced VLAN Configuration - Select the Advanced VLAN Configuration button to set associations between VLANs and physical interfaces. Selecting this option displays a screen for editing the tagging, trunking and VLAN assignments for each AP-6511 port. 16. Set the following DHCP Address Assignment information: •...

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    • Enable NAT on the WAN Interface - Select the checkbox to allow traffic to pass between the WAN and LAN interfaces. 20. Enter an IP Address for the AP-6511’s Default Gateway on the WAN interface. If the Use DHCP checkbox is enabled, this field is not configurable.

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    Defining a Basic AP-6511 Configuration 22. Use the WLAN Setup screen to set the WLAN configurations used on the AP-6511. To add a new WLAN, select Add WLAN or select an existing WLAN to modify from those listed. Set the following parameters for the new or modified WLAN configuration: •...

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    24. Use the RADIUS Authentication screen to define an external RADIUS server configuration utilized by the AP-6511 when an external authentication source is required for an WLAN. • RADIUS Server - Provide either the numerical IP address or hostname of the external RADIUS resource used to validate AP-6511 WLAN access.

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    Defining a Basic AP-6511 Configuration Use the Hostname parameter to optionally define names for the Access Points discovered by this AP-6511. Defining hostnames is a good practice to differentiate discovered APs with similar configurations. 26. Select Next to continue to the Wireless Client Association screen.

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    AP-6511 Access Point Installation Guide 27. To verify the WLAN’s configuration, associate a client with each configured WLAN. After associating, click the Refresh button to update the list of associated wireless clients. 28. Select Save/Next to commit any changes made and continue to the Date and Time...

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    NTP server resource to periodically synchronize system time with this AP-6511. If manually providing system time, select the Update Clock button to commit the system time to the AP-6511. If using an external NTP resource, provide its numerical IP address and select the Update NTP button.

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    The Complete tab lists the user interface Screens and Settings modified by the updates made to the AP-6511 configuration using the Initial Setup Wizard. Scroll to any screen listed within the Complete tab to display that screen within the AP-6511 user interface if additional modifications are required beyond the scope of the Initial Setup Wizard.

  • Page 32: Specifications

    Specifications Specifications 4.1 AP-6511 Electrical Characteristics An AP-6511 model Access Point has the following electrical characteristics: Operating Current & 250mA@48VDC Voltage 4.2 AP-6511 Physical Characteristics An AP-6511 model Access Point has the following physical characteristics: Dimensions 2.75 width x 5 height x 1.25 deep (Inches) 6.985 width x 12.7 height x 3.175 deep (centimeters)

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    AP-6511 Access Point Installation Guide 4.3 AP-6511 Radio Characteristics An AP-6511 model Access Points has the following radio characteristics: Operating Channels All channels from 5180 MHz to 5825 MHz Channels 1-13 (2412-2472 MHz) Actual operating frequencies depend on regulatory approval for the country of use.

  • Page 34: Regulatory Information

    Enterprise Mobility business of Motorola, Inc. (“Motorola”). This guide applies to Model Number AP-6511 All Motorola/Symbol devices are designed to be compliant with rules and regulations in locations they are sold and will be labeled as required. Local language translations are available at the following website: http://support.symbol.com Any changes or modifications to Motorola/Symbol Technologies equipment, not expressly approved by Motorola/Symbol Technologies, could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

  • Page 35: Health And Safety Recommendations

    AP-6511 Access Point Installation Guide 5.2.1 Country Selection – Note for AP & Wireless Controller Select only the country in which you are using the device. Any other selection will make the operation of this device illegal. The US version of the Access Point will only have US listed in the country selection table.

  • Page 36: Rf Exposure Guidelines

    5.5 International The device complies with internationally recognized standards covering human exposure to electromagnetic fields from radio devices. For information on “International” human exposure to eletromagnic fields refer to the Motorola/Symbol Declaration of Conformity (DoC) at http://www.motorola.com/Business/US-EN/Document+Library/Declaration+of+Conformity 5.6 EU Remote and Standalone Antenna Configurations...

  • Page 37: Us And Canada

    AP-6511 Access Point Installation Guide 5.7 US and Canada Co-located statement To comply with FCC RF exposure compliance requirement, the antennas used for this transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other transmitter/antenna except those already approved in this filling.

  • Page 38: Statement Of Compliance

    • Italy requires a user license for outside usage. 5.12 Statement of Compliance Motorola/Symbol hereby, declares that this device is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. A Declaration of Conformity may be obtained from http://www.motorola.com/Business/US-EN/Document+Library/Declaration+of+Conformity.

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    AP-6511 Access Point Installation Guide 5.13 Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) English: For EU Customers: All products at the end of their life must be returned to Symbol for recycling. For information on how to return product, please go to: http://www.symbol.com/environmental_compliance.

  • Page 40: Turkish Weee Statement Of Compliance

    Regulatory Information Nederlands: Voor klanten in de EU: alle producten dienen aan het einde van hun levensduur naar Symbol te worden teruggezonden voor recycling. Raadpleeg http://www.symbol.com/ environmental_compliance voor meer informatie over het terugzenden van producten. Português: Para clientes da UE: todos os produtos no fim de vida devem ser devolvidos à Symbol para reciclagem.

  • Page 41: Korea Warning Statement For Class B Ite

    5.17.2 Brazil Regulatory declarations for AP-6511 - BRAZIL Note: The certification mark applied to the AP-6511 is for Restrict Radiation Equipment. This equipment operates on a secondary basis and does not have the right for protection against harmful interference from other users including same equipment types. Also this equipment must not cause interference to systems operating on primary basis.

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    Regulatory Information 5.17.4 Mexico Restrict Frequency Range to: 2.450 – 2.4835 GHz. 5.17.5 Taiwan NOTICE! According to: Administrative Regulations on Low Power Radio Waves Radiated Devices Article 12 Without permission granted by the DGT, any company, enterprise, or user is not allowed to change frequency, enhance transmitting power or alter original characteristic as well as performance to an approved low power radio-frequency devices.

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    AP-6511 Access Point Installation Guide Wireless device operate in the frequency band of 5.25-5.35 GHz, limited for Indoor use only. 在 5.25-5.35 赫頻帶內操作之無線資訊傳輸設備,限於室內使用。 5.17.6 Korea For radio equipment using 2400~2483.5MHz or 5725~5825MHz, the following expressions should be displayed: 1. “This radio equipment can be interfered with during operation.”...

  • Page 44: Motorola's Enterprise Mobility Support Center

    • Model number or product name • Software type and version number Motorola responds to calls by email, telephone or fax within the time limits set forth in support agreements. If you purchased your Enterprise Mobility business product from a Motorola business partner, contact that business partner for support.

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    AP-6511 Access Point Installation Guide...

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    MOTOROLA INC. 1303 E. ALGONQUIN ROAD SCHAUMBURG, IL 60196 http://www.motorola.com 72-XXXXXX-01 Revision A November 2010...

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