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C79000-G8976-C171-01
Release 11/2001

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    C79000-G8976-C171-01 Release 11/2001...

  • Page 2: Cp 1515 Manager

    However, the data in this manual are reviewed regularly and any necessary corrections included in subsequent editions. Suggestions for improvement are welcome. C79000-G8976-C171-01 © Siemens AG 2001 Subject to technical change. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

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    Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

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    . Qualified persons are defined as persons who are authorized to commission, to ground, and to tag circuits, equipment, and systems in accordance with established safety practices and standards. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

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    Before you use the supplied sample programs or programs you have written yourself, make certain that no injury to persons nor damage to equipment can result in your plant or process. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

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    Before putting the product into operation, note the following warning: Before installation and startup, read the instructions in the appro- priate documentation. For ordering data of the documentation, please refer to catalogs or contact your local Siemens represen- tative. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager...

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    "SIMATIC NET Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN, CP 1515" are containing information on other SIMATIC NET products that you can operate in conjunction with RLM Manager and CP 1515 Manager in an Industrial Ethernet network. All manuals are provided on the CD-ROM "SIMATIC Net Wireless LAN, Systemsoftware and Manuals"...

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    Glossary in which the most important specialist terms used in the instructions are defined. These Operating Instructions are intended for persons involved in configuring, commissioning, and troubleshooting networks including the RLM, CP 1515, RLM Manager -, and CP 1515 Manager. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

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    • Training in or authorization for the maintenance and use of suitable safety equipment in accordance with current standards in safety technology; Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 10: Table Of Contents

    Basic Infrastructure ... 26 2.3.1 Stand Alone Configuration ... 26 2.3.2 Wireless Access to Ethernet Networks ... 27 Advanced Infrastructures ... 29 2.4.1 Multiple Channel Configuration... 29 Introduction ... 32 Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

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    4.1.2 Infrastructure Networks ... 56 Configuring Infrastructure Networks ... 58 4.2.1 Basic Configuration ... 58 Introduction ... 67 5.1.1 SIMATIC NET IWL Tools ... 67 5.1.2 Which Tool Should You Use?... 68 Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

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    6.2.7 Optimizing Wireless Connections... 125 6.2.8 Diagnosing Link Quality ... 126 6.2.9 Link Integrity ... 144 Designing High Capacity Networks... 146 6.3.1 About the CSMA/CA Protocol... 146 Introduction ... 154 Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

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    Advanced Parameters ... 191 8.2.1 Advanced Parameters ... 192 8.2.2 Bridge Parameters ... 197 8.2.3 Access point IP Parameters ... 207 8.2.4 SNMP Parameters ... 211 8.2.5 Ethernet Interface ... 216 Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

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    Introduction ... 232 Factory-set Configuration ... 233 Introduction ... 236 B.1.1 Problem-solving Approach ... 236 Rebooting RLMs ... 241 B.2.1 Manual Reboot ... 241 B.2.2 Remote Reboot ... 243 Introduction ... 244 Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

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    D.2.2 Upload Software, a Look under the Hood... 261 Who to contact... 262 Automation and Drives, Service & Support... 263 Service & Support on the Internet... 266 Training for SIMANTIC NET... 267 Certification ... 267 Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

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    The Siemens SIMATIC NET Industrial Wireless LAN (IWL) product family is a comprehensive set of network equipment that enables you to build any type of network configuration, from a small independent wireless network to a large, completely wireless infrastructure. The Siemens SIMATIC NET Industrial Wireless LAN product family consists of an RLM to connect wireless stations to existing Ethernet LAN infrastructures.

  • Page 17: Cp 1515 Manager

    CP 1515 Manager • RLM Manager The Siemens SIMATIC NET Industrial Wireless LAN tools can be installed on stations that run the Microsoft Windows 98 , ME, NT v4.0 or 2000 operating systems. The Siemens SIMATIC NET Industrial Wireless LAN products have...

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    Some of these tools require additional functions in the hardware that (by default) is supported by all Siemens SIMATIC NET Industrial Wireless LAN products, but may not be supported by the other vendors’ products.

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    The CP 1515 Manager is a diagnostic tool to monitor wireless radio communication between a wireless station and its Access Point RLM, or to monitor the link between two wireless stations in an independent network. Furthermore it can be used as a site monitor to show the coverage of the installed Access Point RLM in a certain area.

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    The Radio Link Module RLM is a transparent bridge device equipped with two PC Card slots A and B. Wireless Network Interfaces A and B are corresponding to slot A and B of the RLM, into which PC Cards CP 1515 can be inserted.

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    This document does not describe every possible option supported by the SIMATIC NET Industrial Wireless LAN software suite. It should serve as a Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 describes the SIMATIC NET Industrial Wireless LAN...

  • Page 22: On-line Help Documentation

    • one or two PC Card (CP 1515) Information about specific software screens or options in your RLM Manager or CP 1515 Manager program is covered in the on-line help of the programs. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager...

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    You can also download or view the “readme.rtf” file on the Siemens For information on updates and other Siemens news, see the For technical support, please consult Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager...

  • Page 24: Peer-to-peer Workgroup

    • Peer-to-Peer Workgroup • Basic infrastructure Stand alone configuration Wireless access to Ethernet networks • Advanced infrastructures Multiple channel configuration Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

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    All stations are within range of a wireless server. Peer-to-Peer networks are a quick and easy solution to set up a wireless network at trade-shows, business visits or other (off-site) locations. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 Figure...

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    RLM, that will forward the data communication from one computer to another within the same wireless cell. This is the quickest and easiest way to set up a small wireless LAN infrastructure. The mobile stations communicate via RLM. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

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    • connect a number of wireless stations to an existing Ethernet infrastructure, creating a larger coverage area. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 Configuration, allows you to: Figure...

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    Access Point RLMs. Roaming wireless stations will automatically switch between RLMs, when required, thus maintaining the wireless connection to the network. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

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    The stations experience a performance decrease in terms of network response times as a result of the collision avoidance protocol (for more information, see Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 “RTS/CTS Medium Reservation (page 131)” .

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    Station 1 might need to defer communication with the Access Point RLM when it senses that station 2 is already communicating with the Access Point RLM in the neighboring cell. Figure 4 Dual Channel Configuration Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

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    The preferred channel separation between the channels in neighboring cells is 25 MHz (5 channels). Subject to the number of channels supported by the PC cards CP 1515 available in your country, this means that you can apply up to three different channels within your wireless network (see 2 Recommended Sub-Channel Configurations configurations).

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    Industrial Wireless LAN software suite to configure and monitor your network. The following programs are included within the SIMATIC NET Industrial Wireless LAN software suite: • CP 1515 Manager • RLM Manager Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

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    For an overview of the SIMATIC NET Industrial Wireless LAN software tools, please refer to "About Siemens SIMATIC NET Industrial Wireless LAN Tools" (page 17) Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 - all stations within the network directly - all stations communicate to each other and...

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    A installed TCP/IP protocol that provides a Windows sockets (winsock) interface. The TCP/IP drivers can be found on the Microsoft Windows installation disks or CD-ROM. • CD-ROM drive. you will also need: you will need the following requirements: Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

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    For managing your wireless network you are adviced to set the IP- addresses of the RLM and mobile CP 1515 as described in Addresses and Subnets" (page A Peer-to-Peer workgroup consists of several stations communicating directly to each other without bridging data via the Access Point RLM.

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    You may also install the CP 1515 Manager on all stations within the network, or on selected mobile stations with the PC Card CP 1515, to monitor the link between the mobile station and the nearest Access Points RLMs.

  • Page 37: Wired Or Wireless

    A wired LAN administrator station allows you to configure and monitor Access Points RLMs through a wired backbone by using the RLM Manager tool. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 38: Cp 1515 Manager

    With the RLM Manager you can validate radio frequency links between a remote Radio Link Module (RLM) and wireless stations connected to that Radio Link Module (RLM). For more information on monitoring, refer to "Monitoring Options" (page 98). Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 39: Rlm Manager

    A wireless, mobile LAN administrator station allows you to use the CP 1515 Manager as well as the RLM Manager. The Mobic uses only its CP 1515 Manager. You can use the following tools to monitor your infrastructure network: •...

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    To install the CP 1515 Manager software, proceed as follows: 1. Insert the SIMATIC Wireless LAN software CD-ROM that came with your PC card CP 1515 into the station that you have designated as the LAN administrator station. If you downloaded the software from the web, please refer to the installation instructions found on the web.

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    During the installation, you will be prompted for a directory to install the program files. The default directory for the CP 1515 Manager program is: C:\Programs\Siemens I-Gate\Clientmanager Throughout this manual, we make references to a variety of files. Unless otherwise specified, you will find these files in this default directory.

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    4. Click on 5. Follow the instructions on your screen. If not available yet, a special Siemens group in the Windows Programs menu will be created. This group will provide access to the RLM Manager software to configure your Access Point RLM.

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    - the CP1515- or RLM IP-address is configured as "Obtain an IP address automatically" via DHCP . Your LAN admistrator has to configure the DHCP- server with the MAC-address of the CP1515 and RLM. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

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    IP address assigned to it. This could either be a user-defined value, or a value assigned by for example a DHCP server. You do not need to modify this IP address. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager "About IP Addresses C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 45: Configuration Scenarios

    Enter a user-defined value in the range of 1-253. When configuring multiple LAN administrator stations, make sure to assign different values to each station. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 and then click on 47). button.

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    Once your computer has restarted, you will be ready to configure the Access Point RLM via any of the configuration scenarios as described on "Configuration Scenarios" (page button to confirm and follow the instructions as 47). Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 47: Wired Lan Administrator Station

    Point RLM via a hub or Ethernet switch as pictured in Access via a Direct Cable Connection • A regular wired Ethernet connection as pictured in Access via a Network Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 or direct via a TP cross-cable. Connection. Figure 5 Wired...

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    You prefer to manage your Access Points RLMs from a fixed central location. • The Access Points RLMs will be installed on remote locations, that are accessible via TCP/IP networking. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

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    Ethernet MAC Address, provided that the Access Points RLMs are on the same subnet as your LAN administrator station (i.e. there are no routers between your LAN administrator station and the Access Point RLM). Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 via the wired backbone.

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    A wireless, mobile LAN administrator station allows you to use the RLM Manager in combination with the CP 1515 Manager tool. Figure 5 Wired Access via a Direct Cable Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager...

  • Page 51: Wireless Lan Administrator Station

    In the same manner in which wired networks require you to verify that all cables are connected properly to establish connection, wireless networks require you to verify that: Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 Connection, or...

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    Connection, the wireless network interface of the LAN administrator station should be configured to match the settings of Access Point RLM . Figure 8 Wireless Access via an Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager Figure 7 Wireless Access C79000-G8976-C171-01...

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    “target” Access Point RLM. In both scenarios the Access Points RLMs are identified by means of their unique IP address. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 Figure 7 Wireless Access via a Direct...

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    4. Select the program that you wish to uninstall, and click the button. option will remove program files only. If you have stored log files in the program files directory, these files will not be removed. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 55: Peer-to-peer Workgroups

    Set all stations to connect to a Peer-to-Peer workgroup. • Set all stations to use the same Network Name. • Set all stations to use an identical encryption key. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 workgroup).

  • Page 56: Infrastructure Networks

    Radio Link Module configuration to meet your networking requirements. • Configuring Large Networks (page 218) RLM devices more efficiently. Configuring Infrastructure Networks (page 58) may help you with tailoring the provides a procedure to manage Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager 190). C79000-G8976-C171-01 will...

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    Basic Infrastructure (page • Provide access to the subnet of the Access Points RLMs via routers, gateways or another type of LAN connection that supports the TCP/IP protocol. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 26), or...

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    Figure 10 Basic Access Network, each wireless cell is serviced by one RLM that has been set to “RLM Services” . All Access Points RLMs share the same Network Name. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

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    Radio Link Module. To configure the wireless stations, follow the instructions as described in the documentation that comes with your PC card CP 1515. To install and configure the RLM perform the following steps: 1. Install the Radio Link Module hardware 2.

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    • In situations where no IP addresses are assigned automatically, the LM factory default IP address will be 153.69.254.254. You must change this factory-set IP address (153.69.254.254) upon first configuration. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

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    Configuration (page • To gain access to Access Points RLMs on a different subnet or via a dial-up connection, enter a specific IP address in the field Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 window). 226)). Access Point RLM.

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    If the RLM that you select is identified by the factory-set IP address 153.69.254.254, you will be prompted to change this IP address. Enter a unique IP address for the Radio Link Module in the field access point Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

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    1. Select the tab Wireless Interfaces 2. Choose the slot of the RLM ( Card that you wish to configure. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 A “Start-up Configuration”. ” appears. (see Figure 12 RLM Manager tab).

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    The network name can be any alphanumeric string from 1 to 32 characters in the range of “a” to “z” , “A” to “Z” and “0” to “9” . Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 65: Basic Configuration

    Create a Back-up of the Configuration (page More advanced parameter settings are discussed in Configurations (page Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 Advanced Network Configurations (page Figure 11 Main RLM Manager 66).

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    “Access Point RLM Configuration Record” in table Configuration Record (page To install and configure other Access Points RLMs, refer back to Installing the Access Point RLM (page 244). 235). 60). Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager Access Point Step 1 - C79000-G8976-C171-01...

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    The SIMATIC NET IWL software suite offers two tools that enable you to monitor your network: • CP 1515 Manager • RLM Manager Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

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    Display detailed link test measurement results with the Access Point RLM nearest your CP 1515 Manager station. The CP 1515 Manager is a mobile wireless tool that can only run on a wireless station (typically a portable device such as a notebook computer).

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    Both the CP 1515 Manager and the RLM Manager offer logging functions that can save measurement data for later evaluation or comparison with previous measurements. You can view saved log files with any ASCII editor, or import the data into standard spreadsheet or database applications.

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    Some of these tools require additional functions in the hardware that (by default) is supported by all Siemens SIMATIC NET IWL products, but may not be supported by the other vendors’ products.

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    • Logging measurement data (see The site monitor, link test and logging measurement data options are only available when the CP 1515 Manager is installed in “Advanced” mode (see CP 1515 Manager (page To start the CP 1515 Manager tool: 1.

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    The main CP 1515 Manager window will display the key information required to validate the current network connection of your SIMATIC NET IWL station: • The name of the network to which your station is connected (“Peer-to- Peer” in case of a Peer-to-Peer workgroup, or the network name of your RLM infrastructure, e.g.

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    The channel used for the connection. • Encryption: on / off If your CP 1515 Manager could not establish a network connection, this screen will display either: • to detect the SIMATIC NET IWL driver. Check to make sure that the PC card CP 1515 is properly connected and that you have configured your station correctly.

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    CP 1515 Manager station and one specific test partner. Subject to the type of wireless network to which your CP 1515 Manager station is connected, the test partner may be either one of the following: •...

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    To start the link test, select CP 1515 Manager window. This will display the window pictured in 14 Link Test Window. Across the top of the Link Test window, you can see: • The radio channel on which both devices are communicating.

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    - provides measurement results of the link test. • - provides graphical results of the link quality. • - set the measurement parameters to record test results for future analysis. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

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    • A low signal level indicates that the “strength” of the radio signal is fairly low: i.e. your SIMATIC NET IWL CP 1515 Manager station is almost ‘out- of-range’ of its link test partner. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 Troubleshooting).

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    The indicator “Received Messages” provides a way to determine the efficiency of the radio path between your CP 1515 Manager station and the link test partner. When running a link test, your SIMATIC NET IWL CP 1515 Manager station will exchange messages with its test partner.

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    • A link test partner that is almost “out-of-range” of your CP 1515 Manager station. This is easily recognized by a low level of SNR. 1. The range of wireless data is related to the data speed. Radio messages transmitted at lower data speeds will travel longer distances than messages at maximum data speed.

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    • - to display general information about the CP 1515 Manager link test. To access the on-line help system you can also press the key on your keyboard.

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    For more information on log files, see The Site Monitor option enables you to display the communications quality between your CP 1515 Manager station and all Access Points RLMs within its range. The site monitor has been designed for indoor roaming environments to: •...

  • Page 82

    When roaming throughout a wireless network environment with your CP 1515 Manager station, you will be able to identify areas that may not have adequate coverage, or that suffer from in-band interference from other (wireless) equipment such as security gates, microwave ovens or photo copiers.

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    Site Monitor tab but will start with the Selection tab described on When you open the Site Monitor window, this will display the window pictured in Figure 15 Site Monitor Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 Selection Tab (page 86). window.

  • Page 84: Using The Cp 1515 Manager

    Belong to the same Infrastructure as the one to which you are currently connected, and • Are within range of your CP 1515 Manager station. In the site monitor mode you can customize the selection of site monitor parameters to satisfy your personal preferences as described on...

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    SNR. — A low signal level would indicate a “weak” radio signal, i.e. the Radio Link Module is almost ‘out-of-range’ . Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 button to re-arrange the display of Access...

  • Page 86

    Names Tab (page — Your network includes RLM’s that have been equipped with multiple PC Cards (CP 1515), and you wish to distinguish the cards inserted into the access point specifically tab enables you to select another network, in situations where you wish to: •...

  • Page 87

    — only connect to an infrastructure network identified by the same network name when the station is powered up. — display only the Access Points RLMs belonging to that network that are within range of your CP 1515 Manager station. • “...

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    The list of • All networks that are operational within the range of your CP 1515 Manager station. • The type of network that might either be an: — Infrastructure network — Peer-to-Peer workgroup • The number of Access Points RLMs in the observed infrastructure network(s).

  • Page 89

    To do so, you will need to reconfigure your station to use the Network Name “ANY” . • There are no other networks operational in the vicinity of your CP 1515 Manager station, or 1. Although the Site Monitor Selection tab will allow you to determine the presence of a neighboring Independent (Ad-Hoc) network, you can not select this type of networks for Site Monitor statistics.

  • Page 90

    154). 5.2.4 Logging Measurement in the Site Monitor window will display the value of the “SNMP Parameters” window as pictured in Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager Data. Figure 41 Setup SNMP C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 91

    Walk around • Use the When you are running the CP 1515 Manager tool in site monitor mode, you can use the fly” to any Access Point RLM MAC address that you spot. When you spot Access Points RLMs identified as “unknown” proceed as follows: 1.

  • Page 92: Link Test Window

    The Radio Link Module names you assign to a spotted MAC address will be saved into an ASCII file that you can use to: Share the file with other LAN Administrators that use the CP 1515 Manager tool to monitor performance of the wireless network. This file (“APlist.txt”) is...

  • Page 93

    If you enable this option, a dialog box will appear each time you press the The manual data logging option is typically used on CP 1515 Manager stations roaming the network running site monitor.

  • Page 94

    Enter the same filename - the data will be appended • Use the default filename - the data will be appended. 3. Select the mode of logging: • - no data is logged. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 95

    • For automatic logging, click the button to stop the logging function. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 - to manually record your link - to automatically log data. You must (only available in Link Test window) - , or (automatic options).

  • Page 96: Diagnose Card

    PC card CP 1515, which may result in a temporary loss of your connection to the network. If the PC card CP 1515 passes all tests, the test status will read “OK” in all fields, and the Error Code field will remain blank. If an error occurs, click the button for more information on how to handle the error.

  • Page 97

    — The network name “ANY” , or — A zero-string SSID (the equivalent of the network name “ANY”). When your CP 1515 Manager station uses the network name “ANY” , you can use the tab to see other networks as described on (page 86).

  • Page 98

    RLM Manager program. Remote Statistics Tab (page System Information (page Remote Link Test Window (page Remote Statistics Tab (page Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager 108)). Remote Link Test Window 101)) 103)) 108))

  • Page 99

    Radio Link Module. 4. The monitor mode of the RLM Manager window is displayed as pictured Figure 18 System Information Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 button in your RLM Manager Radio Link Module Access Point RLM field.

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    You can now monitor your network. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 101

    Providing this information to your Technical Support representative will help to determine the cause of the problem. To do so, you can either: Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 do not display relevant information 99)).

  • Page 102

    It field contains a set of strings to identify: to identify software that supports access point Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager simultaneously to copy the represents identify the version...

  • Page 103

    The fields in the top section of this window identify the “initiator station” you selected when connecting to the Access Point RLM. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 Connecting to Access Points tab and click the...

  • Page 104

    This list may change as roaming mobile stations enter or exit the coverage area of the selected RLM. • which the PC Card CP 1515 has been inserted. field identifies the slots of the Radio Link Module into Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager...

  • Page 105

    Remote Link Test windows may differ. The window pictured in represents the window for the wireless network interface. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 field identifies the type of PC Card (in the...

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  • Page 107

    Access Point RLM selected link test partner has moved “out-of-range” . • A high noise level indicates a source of radio interference in the radio path between the RLM and its link test partners. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 236))

  • Page 108

    The remote statistics option allows you to monitor a set of SNMP variables for each of the RLM interfaces (both Ethernet and wireless). Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager button or C79000-G8976-C171-01...

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    Connecting to Access Points pull down menu. tab statistics display a wide range of variables . There are three ratios which are of Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager tab from the RLM Figure 21 Remote Statistics C79000-G8976-C171-01...

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    Status: Impact: Action: 2% or more Status: Impact: Action: Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 Performance is Good. None. None. Performance is acceptable. Network performance is OK, but your network might not do as well as you expected.

  • Page 112

    Access Point RLM as described in Connecting to Access Points RLMs (page 99). Select the tab and click the button to display the window pictured in Figure 22 Intervals window. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 113

    In the Intervals window two different time interval parameters can be set to change to monitor interval settings: • Analysis polling interval (used for remote link test) • SNMP polling interval (used for SNMP statistics). Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 114

    Use a longer time interval (e.g. 15 seconds) when you run a remote link test only for background information purposes, or in cases when you access the initiator stations network via a low-speed connection (e.g. a dial-up modem connection). Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 115

    Radio Link Module via a low-speed connection (for example a dial-up modem connection). Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 tab refreshes at regular intervals that can...

  • Page 116

    LAN performance is less then expected, or • Routine checks at regular intervals show a performance degradation. In this chapter, we recommend various solutions to some of the most commonly reported problems. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 117: Using The Rlm Manager

    Using the RLM Manager you can choose from one or more of the following options: • Protocol Filtering (page wireless stations. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 118): to filter protocols that are not relevant to...

  • Page 118

    3. Select the 4. Compare the number of 121): to eliminate redundant error menu, select tab to display the interface statistics. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager 125): to avoid retransmission of 108). with the number of C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 119

    This does not necessarily mean that the traffic load is caused by the protocols, but it might be worth investigating whether protocol filtering will improve your network performance. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 to the number of...

  • Page 120

    Access Point RLM and to return to the main window of the RLM Manager. tab to show the protocol filtering information. Filtered). to return to the Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager button. Figure tab. C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 121

    A LAN segment that has been stretched over a distance that is too long. Usually what will happen in this kind of situation is that: • The system does not work at all, or Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 Step 4 - Create a Back-up of the 66).

  • Page 122

    Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager with the number of with the number of C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 123

    • Bridges, routers and hubs • Wired stations connected to the cabling system. If your network uses BNC coax cable (10Base2), make sure that terminators are placed on both ends. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 124

    You may need to consult a network expert to verify and/or adjust the length of your cable segments. from the pull-down menu to display the with the number of is 1% of the Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager tab in the monitor mode of over a longer C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 125

    Please note that: • Many retransmissions may affect your effective data throughput efficiency as the “true data” has to share the wireless bandwidth with the re-transmitted frames. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 126

    The RLM Manager provides the following options to diagnose radio link quality: — The remote link test — The IEEE information — The Remote Statistics tab 131)). 67), or Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager Monitoring your SIMATIC NET C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 127: Remote Link Test Window

    The IEEE information on the you to track frame activity on the IEEE interface of the Access Point RLM. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 Remote Link Test Window (page tab in the monitor mode allows...

  • Page 128

    The three indicators that you should pay particular attention to are: Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 129

    2. To verify this assumption, also compare the number of packets “Out errors” with the number of “Bridge out packets” . Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 - counts the number of frames that are lost after...

  • Page 130

    — Adjusting the placement of your Access Points RLMs to provide coverage for all wireless stations. is 1% or more of the is 1% or more of the Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager with the number of C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 131: Protocol Filtering

    If you suspect a “hidden” station, see Reservation (page You can also use the CP 1515 Manager to analyze the link quality between a remote station and the Access Point RLM. In that case, you will need to have access to the “problem location” to do on-site diagnostics.

  • Page 132

    A hidden station is a situation in which two wireless stations are within range of the same Access Point RLM, but are not within range of each other. Problem. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager Figure C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 133

    “hidden station” problem. When configuring the PC Card CP 1515 parameters of an individual station you can enable the RTS/CTS Medium Reservation parameter: •...

  • Page 134

    Upon receipt, the Access Point RLM will respond with a CTS message to all stations within its range to: — notify all other stations to defer transmissions for the time-frame of the requested transmission. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager Send”). C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 135

    In most networking environments it is very unlikely that you will need to enable RTS/CTS medium reservation on the Access Point RLM to prevent collisions. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 Figure 26 Medium Reservation “Clear to...

  • Page 136

    Access Point RLM will first send an RTS to the addressed station and defer transmission until the addressed station has responded with a CTS message. field (in the edit mode, select button), you can influence when Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 137

    500. • Messages with a length that is shorter than 500, will be transmitted according to the standard CSMA/CA protocol. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 tab. button. field, enter a value in the range of 0 to 2347.

  • Page 138

    All Access Point RLMs identified as operating on channel A would use channel 1 (2412 MHz). • All Access Point RLMs identified as operating on channel B would use channel 11 (2462 MHz). 66)). Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager Step 4 - Create a C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 139

    Radio Link Module. When either one of the stations would roam to another location, it will automatically switch its radio to any other operating channel required to remain connected to the network. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 140

    You can alternate the frequency channels of your Access Points RLMs between three or more sub-channels (depending on local radio regulations that apply in your country). Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 141

    When your network includes RLM devices, you can use the RLM in combination with two PC Cards CP 1515 to create overlapping cells for maximum throughput performance. In that case, you must assign different frequency channels to each card (with a separation of 25 MHz or more) to avoid cross-talk between the two cards.

  • Page 142

    LAN CP Basics” and via the MOBIC web site button. The PC Card CP 1515 supports multiple is subject to local radio regulations that Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager pull-down 138), alternate between 140), alternate between...

  • Page 143

    9. Next create a backup-file of the new configuration (see Back-up of the Configuration (page 10. Update the “Access Point Configuration Record” in chapter Configuration” to reflect these changes. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 2437 MHz (6) Configurations. 2442 MHz (7) tab.

  • Page 144: Link Integrity

    RLM and a maximum of three IP hosts. • Reconnect automatically to another Access Point RLM in situations where disruptions occur that are not related to poor radio communications. Multiple-Channel Configuration (page Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager Dual Channel 140). C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 145

    For more information about link integrity refer to the help-file of the RLM Manager program. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 146

    In network environments with many wireless users in the vicinity of one another and/or wireless stations that are engaged in heavy data traffic, you Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 147

    The last example would typically occur only in networks where all Access Points RLMs have been configured to operate at the same frequency, or at frequencies with an insufficient channel separation (see Management (page 138)). Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 Frequency Channel...

  • Page 148

    The stations will show a more active roaming behavior and connect to one of the added Access Points RLMs more quickly. 138)). parameter to optimize the load 194)). parameter from Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 149

    (identified by the colored circles). • Roaming stations in a specific cell will remain connected to the servicing Access Point RLM until they exit the wireless cell. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 you see the standard parameter has...

  • Page 150

    Distance between APs parameter. Although the absolute range of the wireless radio is still the same, the Distance between APs setting has virtually reduced the range of the wireless cell by applying different levels of receiver sensitivity: Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 151

    Roaming stations will start looking for/connect to another RLM as soon as they leave the colored area belonging to a specific Access Point RLM. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 152

    Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 153

    Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 154: Securing Access To Wireless Data

    Access to network resources is controlled via standard security mechanisms, such as user names and passwords, • The Siemens SIMATIC NET Industrial Wireless LAN products allow you to apply additional security measures to restrict access to your wireless medium and/or network resources.

  • Page 155: Restrict Wireless Access To The Network

    Use access control tables to build a list of authorized stations allowed to establish a wireless connection with the network (see (page 159)). Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 167)). Closing the Wireless Network (page Access Control...

  • Page 156: Closing The Wireless Network

    — all SIMATIC NET IWL stations with the network name set to “ANY” and, — all non-SIMATIC NET IWL stations with a “zero string SSID” or “ANY” as network name. for wireless LANs. option is not compliant with the IEEE 802.11 standard Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 157

    5. Click the 6. Click the check box next to Click to confirm and close the Wireless Security Setup window. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 tab (see Figure or ) of the network you wish to button to display the security properties.

  • Page 158

    8. (Optional) Click the second interface to set the security parameters (return to step 4). Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 159: Access Control

    Industrial Wireless LAN stations. Enabling access control is a more rigid security mechanism than “Closing the Wireless Network”, as it requires the LAN administrators to authorize each individual Wireless LAN station. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 160

    You can upload the access control table file into all Radio Link Modules in your network as part of a (new) configuration (see Control Table (page 163) for more information). Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager Enabling RADIUS Server Importing an Access C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 161

    - to save the current access control to a file. 6. Repeat step 5 for all stations you want to authorize to send/receive data via this RLM. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 tab. field to enter a name or add a comment about the - to import an existing access control table.

  • Page 162

    Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 163: Importing An Access Control Table

    5. Click to return to the 1. Also refer to information on Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 button to make a back-up copy of the access control tab and click the...

  • Page 164

    Update the “Access Point Configuration Record” to reflect this change. 8. (Optional) Modify the access control settings for all other Radio Link Modules. tab and click the Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager 66). button to display all button. The MAC address tab.

  • Page 165

    — Enable RADIUS MAC Address authentication — Set the RADIUS Authorization Lifetime — Set the Authorization Password — Identify the IP Address of the RADIUS server(s) — Verify the Authentication Port of the RADIUS server(s) Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 166

    5. Enable the check box • Default value is: RADIUS Access Control Disabled For more information refer the help-file (press tab. button to display the RADIUS server name and Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager ) of the RLM Manager. C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 167

    The option to use 4 different keys for decrypting wireless data, allows you to change your WEP keys at regular intervals without affecting regular network performance (see also Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 Maintaining WEP Encryption Keys (page...

  • Page 168

    To enable WEP encryption you will need to ensure that: • All wireless devices have been equipped with CP 1515 cards • All wireless devices will be configured with matching encryption key values. You are advised to use the Radio Link Module configuration log to write down the proposed WEP key values, and store the information in a safe place.

  • Page 169

    Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 170

    LAN medium. To use WEP within your network, all access points and wireless stations must be equipped with CP 1515 cards that have been configured to use identical encryption keys. To enable encryption: 1.

  • Page 171

    If you select to enable encryption you may choose to enter up to the following encryption keys. For the CP 1515 that supports 128-bit RC4 encryption algorithm valid values are either: • 13-digit alphanumerical value in the range of “a-z” and “0-9”...

  • Page 172: Wireless Data Encryption

    Examples of such situations could be: • Network environments that include both wireless stations equipped with cards (CP 1515) that support WEP Encryption and cards that do not support encryption. • Network environments where you are about to install a large number of wireless stations, using “out-of-the-box”...

  • Page 173

    When you enable WEP encryption there are two modes of WEP operation: • Enable encryption & deny non-encrypted data • Enable encryption & allow non-encrypted data For optimal security, you are advised always to use the option (=default). Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 174

    Encrypt wireless transmissions based on the encryption settings of the addressed station. • If the addressed station does use WEP encryption, the Radio Link Module will send the message in encrypted format, using the selected transmit key value. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 175

    Go encrypted from the WEP station to the RLM • Go un-encrypted from the Radio Link Module to its final destination, if the addressed station does not support WEP encryption, or does not have the WEP option enabled. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 176

    Once all stations and Radio Link Modules have been set to use the first new key again, you can replace the fourth key value with a new WEP key value. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 177: Read And Read/write Passwords

    RLM Manager window. You can define a read password in the field tab (Select Access Point RLM from list, click The default value is “public” . Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 button in the main on the and select tab).

  • Page 178

    In addition to the read and read/write passwords, you can restrict access to the Radio Link Module configuration to a limited number of authorized stations. tab. , enter the new password. The Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager button, as well as button. C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 179: Snmp Ip Access List

    - to add IP addresses to the list. (Press the F1 key for on-line Help for possible values for these fields). • - to remove IP addresses from the list. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 tab to display the SNMP parameters. The tab as pictured in...

  • Page 180: Trap Host Alerts

    Host to filter unsolicited or unauthorized SNMP Trap messages at the Trap Host. tab to display the SNMP parameters. enter: - To this IP address a message is send if the - To disable SNMP Trap Agent. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 181

    A Call boot trap message can occur in one of the following situations: • Radio Link Module is reset Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 : Any alphanumeric value in the range of a-z, 0-9 with a...

  • Page 182

    Trap message “link down” is sent. As a result of this message, the other Ethernet connection will be used. Once the link is restored, the original connection, a “link up” message will be generated. The original connection can be used again. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 183

    Industrial Wireless LAN station) have the same active set of 4 keys. As long as there is one key in common, they can communicate, provided they both use that common key. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 Creating/Editing an Access Control Table (page...

  • Page 184

    STA to AP . The WEP Keys that are configured are shown in order of index number 1-2-3-4; the column “Tx” is the index number configured for Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 185

    Radio Link Module configuration changes. This is not practical and hence there are four keys. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 185), 187), and 188).

  • Page 186

    At the step from period 3 to period 4, the keys have to be changed at all STAs as well. AP Configuration Out- ward Keys 1-2-3-4 Tx Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager STA Configuration(s) In- ward Keys 1-2-3-4 Tx A-B-C-D...

  • Page 187

    The total length of time a key is used consists here of the main life time period and two transition periods. Assuming the main Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 188

    Alternative schemes can be envisaged, which have main life periods in which two or more keys are active. An example is given in Table 6 Alternative Schemes Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 189

    Advantage of this scheme versus the scheme in Table 5 Single Key - Transition Period frequent configuration changes at all Radio Link Modules. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 AP Configuration Out-...

  • Page 190: Advanced Parameters

    • Modifying the Configuration (page • Restoring a Back-up Configuration (page • Dual PC Card Configuration (page • About IP Addresses and Subnets (page 191), 218), 226), 229), 229). Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager 228), C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 191: Advanced Parameters

    To set the advanced parameters, simply follow the instructions as described in the previous section, connect to the Access Point RLM that you wish to configure. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 218)). Configuring Infrastructure Networks (page...

  • Page 192

    Doing so, stations in each of the cells will be able to use the maximum bandwidth available to their cell. Wireless stations equipped with PC cards CP 1515 can dynamically change the operating channel when roaming between Access Point RLMs that operate at different sub-channels.

  • Page 193

    — an interference source is located in the signal path between the “trouble” stations and the Access Point RLM. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 prior to changing this setting for the Access tab.

  • Page 194

    Advanced Setup choose one of the three density options: provides a maximum wireless coverage with a Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager button on the button. In the field...

  • Page 195

    Access Point RLMs: i.e. the total cost of hardware investments is less critical than the maximum data throughput per cell. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 creates overlapping radio cells, which may cause...

  • Page 196

    For more information about multicast rate refer to the help-file of the RLM Manager program. distance between Access Point will not yield better results. Adversely, 116). Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager distance between Radio as well. C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 197

    MAC address (see (page 202)). • Enabling the spanning tree mechanism to resolve the closed network loops errors (see Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 Spanning Tree (page 203)). tab can be achieved in the Protocol Filtering (page...

  • Page 198

    • Storm threshold filtering to limit the number of messages per port and/ or station from being bridged (see Storm Threshold (page 205)). Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 199: Bridge Parameters

    To set the Bridge parameters, connect to the Access Point RLM and select tab to display the bridge parameters as pictured in 36 Bridge Tab in the Edit Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 Mode. Figure...

  • Page 200

    1. Determine the minimum set of protocols that must be bridged. 2. Click the button to display the Filter Ethernet Protocols window pictured in Figure 37 Select Ethernet Protocols to be Filtered. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 201

    3. Place a check mark in the check box of each protocol that does not need to be transmitted to the wireless medium. To stop filtering a specific protocol, clear the check box. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 202

    Point RLM will not forward it via the wireless station. All traffic that one of to return to the to save your changes and return to the Mode). Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager tab as pictured in tab. The default value, Figure list.

  • Page 203

    You can use spanning tree in a network that has been designed to include loops, such as a redundant wired link used as a back-up to the main wireless link. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 116).

  • Page 204

    Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 205

    (or address) per second. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 button to open the Spanning Tree Setup window).

  • Page 206

    Click again if you want to save this configuration and return to the main RLM Manager window. Otherwise continue changing other parameters. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager button for tab. C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 207

    All parameters are explained in the next paragraphs. 3. When finished, proceed with configuring other parameters or click to save the configuration and return to the main RLM Manager window. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 tab to display the IP parameters Parameters).

  • Page 208

    Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 209

    In case when a DHCP server is available on the network, an IP address will be automatically assigned to the Radio Link Module by the DHCP server. To enable automatically obtaining an IP address form the DHCP server, select Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 210: Snmp Parameters

    If the value of the field is set to 0.0.0.0 (default), then no TRAP messages are initiated by this Radio Link Module. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 211

    1. Make sure you are connected to the right Access Point RLM and select tab to display the SNMP parameters pictured in 41 Setup SNMP Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 (Time To Live) identifies the maximum number of parameters.

  • Page 212

    2. Verify and/or modify the parameters of your choice. The recommended parameters that you should specify are: • to restrict access to the configuration of your Access Point RLMs, and Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 213

    Radio Link Module statistics and view or change any of the parameters of the configuration. Using different values for the Read and Read/Write Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 to allow easy identification of the Radio Link...

  • Page 214

    If you do not intend to use trap host alerts, the value is set to “Don’t care” . For more detailed information about trap host messages, see Trap Host Alerts (page 180). Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 215

    Alternatively you can use the value “x” to allow the identified IP address to access the Radio Link Module via any of the available interfaces. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 field to enter a password that will be...

  • Page 216: Ethernet Interface

    SNMP setup. Subject to the type of interface offered by your Access Point RLM, you can select one of the options (see Figure 42 Select Ethernet Interface). Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 217

    For more information about selecting the Ethernet Interface refer to the help-file of the RLM Manager program. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 218: Common Parameters

    Therefore, we recommend that you create a template file that contains all of the common parameter settings that apply to every Access Point RLM within the network. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 219

    • Default TTL • Read Password • Read/Write Password • SNMP IP Access List • (optional) Trap Host IP Address and Password Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 Table 7 Common RLM Parameters Wireless Interfaces Bridge SNMP...

  • Page 220: Unique Parameters

    Radio Link Modules in this network. In other words, the easiest way to manage a large number of RLMs is as follows: Access Points (RLMs Parameters. Access Point IP SNMP Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 221

    “Access Point Configuration Record” as printed in Configuration (page 232) • Make a list of IP addresses available in your network, you will need one IP address for each Radio Link Module. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 of this document. Start-up...

  • Page 222

    Having created the template file, we can now start (re-)configuring the other RLMs in batch-mode. For each Access Point RLM, the procedure will be as follows: Configuring Infrastructure Networks (page Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager 58). 66). C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 223

    3. When asked navigate to the disk and/or folder where you stored the template file. 4. Select the template configuration file (e.g. common.cnf”) and click the button. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 Radio Link Module Step 2 - Connecting to the Access Point RLM (page...

  • Page 224

    Repeat step 2 - 7 for every other Access Point RLM that you wish to configure. Parameters. command from the RLM menu. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager Unique Parameters (page C79000-G8976-C171-01 220))

  • Page 225

    Access Point RLM on the “Access Point Configuration Record” . 3. When finished, store the back-up files (*.cnf), your template file ( common.cnf”) and your “Access Point Configuration Record” in a safe place. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 226

    Forced Reload Procedure (page When you make changes to the configuration of a particular Radio Link Module, you should update the “Access Point Configuration Record” to reflect these changes. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager 244). C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 227

    1. Change the common parameters for one Access Point RLM. 2. Save the changes to a new template file (e.g. “common.cnf”) 3. Follow the procedure as described in Modules (page 222). Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 Configuring other Radio Link...

  • Page 228

    RLM is reset or switched off and on again. To change the parameters again, simply repeat the procedure as described in this section to reconfigure your RLMs. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager to proceed. The to return to cancel the...

  • Page 229

    The use of two PC Cards CP 1515 in one RLM can serve multiple purposes, e.g.: • Doubling the capacity of the Radio Link Module. A second PC Card inserted in the second slot of the Access Point RLM will double the capacity of the Access Point RLM.

  • Page 230

    However in environments where the network operating system uses the TCP/IP protocol, stations may need to have an IP address as well to use specific networking services, like for example access to the internet. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 231

    (static/fixed) mapping from MAC address to IP address. If a BOOTP server is used and the Radio Link Module is reset, the IP address of the Access Point RLM is the same as before the reset. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 field on the...

  • Page 232

    For normal operation these values should match the ones you identified when configuring the RLM unit. You are advised to record this information on the “Access Point Configuration Record” in this appendix. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager Table 9 Start-up Configuration - C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 233

    Link Integrity Ethernet MAC address of the device (printed on a small label on the processor module). 2. No SNMP traps are sent with this IP address. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 Enabled public public xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx 0.0.0.0...

  • Page 234

    Network Name RF-Channel Closed wireless system Encryption Medium reservation Disabled Microwave oven robustness support DTIM period Distance between Multicast rate WaveLAN Network 2.462 MHz Disabled Disabled Disabled Large 2 Mbit/s Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 235

    Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 236

    Rebooting RLMs. In exceptional cases you may consider to do a forced reload procedure as described in Forced Reload Procedure. LED Error Table to determine if a problem has a Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 237

    Contin. Flicker Flicker Green Green Green Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 Flicker Normal operation where flickering Green indicates interface activity. No action required. Normal operation that indicates there is no LAN activity • No action required •...

  • Page 238

    • Run the RLM Manager Remote Flash Red • If this number is relatively high, Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager that transmit excessive data Statistics to investigate the number of packets in error. run a remote link test to determine which station is causing the packet loss.

  • Page 239

    Amber Off Amber Amber Amber Flicker Green Flicker Green Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 Forced reload state. • Proceed with the forced reload Amber procedure as described in C “Forced Reload Procedure” this Manual. Forced reload state.

  • Page 240

    Siemens technical support. If the CP 1515 is broken, which can be tested by inserting the card into Amber the SIMATIC NET IWL computer, return the card to your authorized reseller. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 241

    RLM, for assistance if needed). 2. Locate the two small holes on the bottom of the processor module, marked “Reset” and “Reload” as pictured in Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 Table 9 Start-up Configuration - Figure 43 Reset RLM.

  • Page 242

    (indicating LAN activity), you can mount the cover of the RLM. After approximately 15 seconds, the unit will start bridging operation using the configuration parameters as they were stored in the Radio Link Module prior to the reboot. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 243

    If you would like to display the configuration file or monitor the Radio Link Module’s performance after a reboot, you may have to wait until the unit completes the start-up diagnostics before you can access the Access Point RLM again. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 244

    RLM. • The Access Point RLM has been configured with incorrect network parameters, preventing you to access the RLM via the network interface. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 245

    Setting Up your LAN Administrator Station (see either Connection Figure 8 Wireless Access via an Indirect Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 Figure 6 Wired Access via a Network Connection).

  • Page 246: Step 1 - Preparations

    , you will need to set all the user-defined parameters for the RLM that apply in your network again. Back-up copies may have been created upon initial installation using the Mode. option of the RLM Manager program. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager Files. C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 247

    RLM and the LAN administrator station. • When using IP addressing, write down the IP address that the Radio Link Module should use. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 menu the option field.

  • Page 248

    Make sure the LAN administrator station is within range of the RLM. When using IP addressing, write down the (new) IP address that you would like to assign to the RLM in forced reload mode. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 249

    The Radio Link Module will do start-up diagnostics, characterized by LED activity, where the LEDs will change color in the range Amber, Red and Green. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 button and wait 5 seconds.

  • Page 250

    Start the RLM Manager program and proceed with and Uploading Files” The complete configuration and upload procedure of the forced reload procedure is pictured in button for approximately 30 seconds. Figure Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager button. “Step 3 - Configuring C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 251

    Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 252

    RLM is marked with the Forced Reload icon, • the RLM is marked with the status “Forced Reload” , and • the RLM has the IP address 153.69.254.254. 46): Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 253

    2. Select from the Access Point RLM menu to start the configuration and upload procedure. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 254

    3. In the Open window, move to the directory where you have installed the RLM Manager program. If you downloaded the latest RLM software from the Siemens SIMATIC NET IWL web site, select the directory where you saved the downloaded file.

  • Page 255

    Access Point RLM. 10. When prompted to confirm the “Reload of the Remote System” , click to continue. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 button to upload the new configuration settings to the...

  • Page 256

    If the IP address and/or SNMP passwords are correct, click proceed. 12. The RLM Manager program will upload the new (restored) configuration to your RLM and load it into the FlashROM. 261). to cancel. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager Upload C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 257

    LEDs will change color in the range Amber, Red and Green. The start-up diagnostics take approximately 15 seconds. When finished the RLM will start bridge operation characterized by the LED activity. See Troubleshooting (page 236) Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 for more information.

  • Page 258

    You can find a copy of this file in the program directory where you installed the RLM Manager program. For the latest version of the Radio Link Module software versions you are advised to consult the Siemens web site. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 259

    3. Move to the directory where you have installed the RLM Manager program file, or the directory where you saved the Access Point RLM software file you downloaded from the Siemens SIMATIC NET IWL web site. 4. From the list of displayed files, select the file “wpntxxx.bin” , where “xxx”...

  • Page 260: Upload Software, A Look Under The Hood

    Upload Software, a Look under the Hood (page As the “Software Area” remains unchanged, overwriting the software file does not affect the functionality or the features of this software file. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager 261). C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 261

    RLM with the software information from the RLM software file (*.bin). These will be saved to disk first, prior to uploading the information into the RLM. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 262

    Siemens representative or dealer. You will find the addresses: • in our catalog IK PI or CA01 • on the Web (http://www.siemens.com/simatic-net) Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 263

    Service & Support from A&D is available round the clock worldwide. The languages spoken are German and English. French, Italian, and Spanish are also spoken on the authorization hotline. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 264

    Phone:+1 - (0) 423 - 262 - 2522 Fax:+1 - (0) 423 - 262 - 2231 (Singapore) Phone:+65 - (0) 740 - 7000 Fax:+65 - (0) 740 - 7001 Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager (Nuremberg) C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 265

    0:00 to 24:00 (local time, GMT +1) Phone:+49 - (0) 911 - 895 - 7777 Fax:+49 - (0) 911 - 895 - 7001 E-mail:techsupport@ad.siemens.de Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 Fast callback guaranteed within a maximum of...

  • Page 266

    If you are working in an area without an online connection, part of the free information area is available on the "SIMATIC Customer Support Knowledge Base" CD. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 267: Who To Contact

    DIN ISO 9001 and certified by DQS (certificate registration no. 2613). The DQS certificate is recognized in all IQNet countries (Reg. No. 2613). Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 +49 - (0) 721 - 595 - 2917...

  • Page 268

    ASCII table that contains all the MAC Addresses of stations authorized to send/receive data via the Radio Link Module. To build an Access Control Table you can use the RLM Manager program. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 269

    A message that is transmitted at regular intervals by the RLM to all wireless stations in the domain. Beacon messages are used to maintain and optimize communications by helping mobile SIMATIC Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 270

    This number reflects the sum of Unicast and Non-Unicast packets. See also: RLM Manager, Monitoring, Remote Statistics The number of data packets not accepted by the RLM. See also: RLM Manager, Monitoring, Remote Statistics Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 271

    The number of bytes (octets) received at the RLM from the LAN segment served by the selected wireless network interface, including framing characters. See also: RLM Manager, Monitoring, Remote Statistics Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 272

    DHCP is a Microsoft proprietary extension to the existing bootstrap protocol (BOOTP). DHCP enables a LAN administrator to have a network server configure workstations with an IP address dynamically without further intervention. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 273

    To see which IP addresses are still available, your DHCP Management program will usually include a ‘Scope Active Leases’ option. This option allows you to see which DHCP Clients have leased an IP address from the DHCP Server. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 274

    IP address. The network may extend to wireless networking in different buildings, where the buildings are connected by a wired link, e.g. a leased line. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 275

    Basic operating software for SIMATIC NET IWL PC Card and Radio Link Module that is factory-installed. Occasionally firmware upgrades may become available when new functions or features are developed for your SIMATIC NET IWL product. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 276

    ‘Max. Age’ value. Changes in the Spanning Tree topology must be communicated to all bridges in the bridged network. The Forward Delay timer will Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager option of the C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 277

    The (remote) Access Point RLM device that you selected to initiate a Remote Link Test with a wireless station connected to the selected Radio Link Module. The Remote Link Test Partner can either be a wireless station, or another RLM unit. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 278

    SIMATIC NET IWL segments (A and B). Each SIMATIC NET IWL segment is identified by a unique NWID. An SIMATIC NET IWL diagnostics option that enables you to investigate a specific link between two wireless stations. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 279

    Access Point RLM (on the ‘wired’ or wireless’ port of the bridge). In most situations, however, it will be easier to control redundant traffic via other filtering options, such as ‘Protocol Filtering. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 280

    (Multicast) or all stations (Broadcast) on the network. The default Multicast Mechanism generates a random delay for each wireless interface of a Radio Link Module. The random delay is based Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 281

    Multicast or Broadcast messages. See also: RLM Manager Remote Statistics The number of packets requested by higher level protocols, to be transmitted to a subnetwork-unicast address, typically Multicast or Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 282

    The ‘Packets received/lost’ counter displays the percentage of packets received relative to the number of packets expected. The ‘packets received/lost’ counter is only displayed when you select the View Details option. See also: CP 1515 Link Test Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 283

    A stand-alone workgroup of wireless stations which participate in a small (Peer-to-Peer) network. This is typically a SIMATIC NET IWL network configuration without RLMs that could connect the stations into a network infrastructure. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 284

    RLM Manager Monitor function for a specific access point, but not to view or modify the access point configuration. You can set the ‘Read Password’ using the SNMP tab in the RLM Manager program. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 285

    You can set the ‘Read/Write’ password using the SNMP tab in the RLM Manager program. A SIMATIC NET IWL diagnostics option of the CP 1515 program. You can use the Remote Link Test to analyze the Link Quality between a remote RLM and a station connected to the selected Radio Link Module unit.

  • Page 286

    The signal level indicates the strength of the SIMATIC NET IWL signal as received at the wireless network interface. A SIMATIC NET IWL diagnostics option of the CP 1515 program that enables you to display the communications quality of multiple Access Point RLM units simultaneously.

  • Page 287

    To create or edit the SNMP IP Access List, use the SNMP tab of the RLM Manager program. A parameter that enables you to control the responsiveness of the RLM Manager Monitor options. Valid values: 1 second - 5 minutes. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 288

    Signal Level compared to The Local Noise Level. An advanced Bridge setup option for complex network topologies that enables you to enhance data traffic efficiency and eliminate the possibility of data loops. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 289

    MAC addressing convention. The station address is a 12 digit, alphanumeric code, arranged as 6 digit pairs of hexadecimal numbers (see also ““MAC Address””) Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 290

    A subnet is a logical sub-division of a Local Area Network that has been divided by means of routers or gateways. A subnet may include multiple LAN segments. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 291

    TTL counter decreases by one. When the TTL = 0, the frame is rejected. The number of subnetwork-frames delivered to a higher protocol. This is ‘true data’ from station to station. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 292

    For a Windows workgroup it is not relevant where the workgroup participants are located, since the members of a Windows workgroup are identified by their workgroup name only. Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 293

    Link Test Results Back-Up 246, 257 configuration files create file BOOTP Bridge In Packets Bridge Kernel Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 Bridge Out Packets Bridge Parameters Carrier Sense Multiple Access/ Collision Avoidance Carrier Sense, see CSMA/CA CD-ROM...

  • Page 294

    Dual PC Card Configuration Encryption see Wired Equivalent Privacy Ethernet configuration scenario connecting to Ethernet Interface selecting Firmware Forced Reload mode procedure Frequency channel separation 66, 228 Help on-line Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager 244, 245 244, 250 C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 295

    50, 53 access point edit MANAGER station Kernel LAN Administrator Station see MANAGER Station Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 error table Link Test logging measurement data selecting link test partner test results Logging automatic...

  • Page 296

    Network Name Non-Unicast Packets see also traffic Optimization redundant traffic Out Collisions Out Errors Parameters advanced changing common network name RTS/CTS medium reservation wireless interfaces Performance Preventing Unauthorized Access Protocol Filtering Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 297

    Refresh Button Remote Link Test Remote Statistics Reset, see Reboot RLM Manager about Roaming see Medium Reservation Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01 Securing Unauthorized Access Security access control data encryption read password SNMP IP access...

  • Page 298

    IP address mechanism password Trap Messages Troubleshooting problem-solving approach Unicast Packets see also Traffic Up Time Upgrade access point software Upload Software about Utilities Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager 180, 215 253, 259 C79000-G8976-C171-01...

  • Page 299

    Wired Equivalent Privacy WEP Encryption Wired Equivalent Privacy Wireless Interface Parameters Wireless Network setting parameters Industrial Ethernet Wireless LAN RLM Manager, CP 1515 Manager C79000-G8976-C171-01...

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