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Cisco Small Business
AP541N Dual-band Single-radio Access Point

Quick Start Guide

Package Contents
Cisco AP541N Dual-band Single-radio Access Point that includes an
IEEE 802. 1 1a/b/g/n radio.
Three antennas (These might be black or black-and-silver. This does not
affect performance.)
Screws and wallboard anchors
Cat 5e Ethernet cable
Power supply
This quick start guide
Product CD-ROM
Quick Start Guide

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  • Page 1: Quick Start Guide

    Cisco Small Business AP541N Dual-band Single-radio Access Point Quick Start Guide Package Contents • Cisco AP541N Dual-band Single-radio Access Point that includes an IEEE 802. 1 1a/b/g/n radio. • Three antennas (These might be black or black-and-silver. This does not affect performance.) •...

  • Page 2: Front Panel Leds

    Welcome Thank you for choosing the Cisco Small Business AP541N. The Cisco AP541N, part of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS), is an 802. 1 1n wireless access point purposely built for the Small Business. This guide is designed to familiarize you with the general layout of the access point, how to deploy the device in your network, and access the configuration interface.

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    We recommend using Cat5e or better cable. Also, do not exceed the maximum cabling distance of 328 feet (100 meters) per segment. ANT01, ANT02, ANT03—RP-SMA connectors that accept the antennas provided with the access point. Cisco AP541N Dual-band Single-radio Access Point Quick Start Guide...

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    Default IP Address” section if you are not using Cisco Configuration Assistant (CCA). • If you are using the Cisco AP541N in the DHCP client mode in a network supported by CCA, follow the instructions in Display the Configuration Utility by Using CCA.

  • Page 5: Display The Configuration Utility By Using The Default Ip Address

    Before You Begin 1. Verify that you have a power source for the Cisco AP541N. If you are deploying the Cisco AP541N by using PoE, it is necessary to temporarily power the device by using the provided power supply. 2. Verify that a PC with Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 6 and higher), Firefox (version 3 or higher), or Safari (for Mac) is available.

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    If you are prompted to restart your PC, click Yes. Connect an Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on the PC. Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to the Cisco AP541N Ethernet port. Power on the access point.

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    If the access point is connected to the network, the AUTION Cisco AP541N has not been set to use a static IP address, and there is a DHCP server on the network, a new IP address will be assigned to the access point. To modify the configuration you must discover the IP address assigned to the Cisco AP541N by using the DHCP server.

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    Click Window > Topology View. When you have connected to the CCA site and the devices have been discovered, the Topology map includes the Cisco AP541N. Any non-SBCS devices connected to the switch are not shown in the Topology map.

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    Cisco AP541N.) • Update the Cisco AP541N software with the latest version by using the Software Upgrade link on the Getting Started page. These tasks can be accomplished by using the procedures in the Cisco Small Business AP541N Access Point Administration Guide.

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    IP address that is not in the same subnet as the access point. DHCP is enabled on the Cisco AP541N by default. When a DHCP server is enabled on your network and the access point is connected to the network, the DHCP server replaces the default static IP address with a DHCP server–assigned IP address.

  • Page 11: Factory Default Settings

    Circuit Overloading—Adding the device to the power outlet or a PoE port must not overload that circuit or PoE device. We recommend using Cat5e or better cable. Also, do not exceed the maximum cabling distance of 328 feet (100 meters). Cisco AP541N Dual-band Single-radio Access Point Quick Start Guide...

  • Page 12: Wall Mounting

    1.5mm. Insecure mounting might damage the device or cause injury. ARNING Cisco is not responsible for damages incurred by insecure wall- mounting. To mount the access point to the wall: Determine where you want to mount the access point.

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    To prepare the device for placement the device on a flat surface, do the following: Install the four rubber feet (included) on the bottom of the device. Place the access point on a desktop near an AC power source, unless you are using PoE. Cisco AP541N Dual-band Single-radio Access Point Quick Start Guide...

  • Page 14: Connecting The Equipment

    • Check the LED states, as described in the “Getting to Know the Cisco AP 541N” section. If you need help resolving a problem, visit the Cisco Small Business Support Community at www.cisco.com/go/ smallbizsupport. For technical documentation and other links, see...

  • Page 15: Where To Go From Here

    AP541NCeilingMount.pdf Cisco AP 541N Wall Mount http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/ Template access_point/csbap/AP541N/release_notes/ 78-19205.pdf Cisco Small Business Cisco Partner Central for Small www.cisco.com/web/partners/sell/smb Business (Partner Login Required) Cisco Small Business Home www.cisco.com/smb Marketplace www.cisco.com/go/marketplace Cisco AP541N Dual-band Single-radio Access Point Quick Start Guide...

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