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AP-7131 Access Point
Installation Guide


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    AP-7131 Access Point INSTALLATION Installation Guide...

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    2.3 AP-7131 Placement ........

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    MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office. Symbol is a registered trademark of Symbol Technologies, Inc. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © Motorola, Inc. 2009. All rights reserved.

  • Page 5: Introduction

    (NOC). Additionally, compatibility with Motorola’s RF Management Suite allows you to centrally plan, deploy, monitor and secure large AP-7131 deployments. If new to the AP-7131 and access point technology, refer to the AP-7131 Product Reference Guide to familiarize yourself with access point technology and the feature set exclusive to the Motorola AP-7131.

  • Page 6: Warnings

    1.2 Warnings Read all installation instructions and site survey reports, and verify correct equipment installation before • connecting the AP-7131 to its power source. Remove jewelry and watches before installing this equipment. • Verify that the unit is grounded before connecting it to the power source.

  • Page 7: Hardware Installation

    Hardware Installation Hardware Installation An AP-7131 installation includes mounting the AP-7131 on a wall, ceiling T-bar or an above the ceiling orientation, connecting the AP-7131 to the network (LAN or WAN port connection), connecting antennas and applying power. Installation procedures vary for different environments.

  • Page 8: Ap-7131 Placement

    For optimal performance, install the AP-7131 away from transformers, heavy-duty motors, fluorescent lights, microwave ovens, refrigerators and other industrial equipment. Signal loss can occur when metal, concrete, walls or floors block transmission. Install the AP-7131 in open areas or add access points as needed to improve coverage.

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    If necessary a R-SMA to R-BNC adapter (Part No. 25-72178-01) can be purchased separately from Motorola. R1 defines the AP-7131’s radio 1 antenna connectors and R2 defines the AP-7131’s radio 2 antenna connectors. Certain Rogue AP Detection features use a radio to perform dual-band scanning. The dedicated radio...

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    Facade with 6 Element Antenna Module ML-2452-PTA3M3-036 3 Port MIMO Antenna For detailed specifications on the antennas available to the AP-7131, refer to the AP-7131 Product Reference Guide or the Enterprise Wireless LAN Antenna Specification Guide. Both guides are available at

  • Page 11: Power Injector System

    Hardware Installation 2.3.2 Power Injector System An AP-7131 receives power directly form a 48V AC-DC power supply (Part No. 50-14000-247R) or via an Ethernet cable connected to the GE1/POE port. Single radio model AP-7131s always operate using a full power NOTE configuration.

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    AP-7131 Access Point: Installation Guide A separate Power Injector is required for each AP-7131 comprising the network. The Power Injector can be installed free standing, on an even horizontal surface or wall mounted using the power injector’s wall mounting key holes. The following guidelines should be adhered to before cabling the Power Injector to an Ethernet source and an AP-7131: •...

  • Page 13: Mounting The Ap-7131

    The AP-7131 can attach to a wall, mount under a suspended T-Bar or above a ceiling (plenum or attic). Choose one of the following mounting options based on the physical environment of the coverage area. Do not mount the AP-7131 in a location that has not been approved in a site survey. 2.4.1 Wall Mounting Wall mounting requires hanging the AP-7131 along its width (or length) using the pair of slots on the bottom of the unit and using the AP-7131 mounting template (on the next page) for the screws.

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    AP-7131 Access Point: Installation Guide...

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    AP-7131 Antenna Options 9. Place the large center opening of each of the mount slots over the screw heads. 10. Slide the AP-7131 down along the mounting surface to hang the mount slots on the screw heads. Ensure you are placing the antennas on the correct connectors...

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    It is recommended the AP-7131 be mounted with the RJ45 cable NOTE connector oriented upwards or downwards to ensure proper operation. 11. Cable the AP-7131 using either the Power Injector solution or an approved line cord and power supply. For Motorola Power Injector installations: a.

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    To install the AP-7131 on a ceiling T-bar: 1. Motorola recommends you loop a safety wire — with a diameter of at least 1.01 mm (.04 in.), but no more than 0.158 mm (.0625 in.) — through the tie post (above the AP-7131’s console connector) and secure the loop.

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    6. Align the bottom of the ceiling T-bar with the back of the AP-7131. 7. Orient the AP-7131 chassis by its length and the length of the ceiling T-bar. 8. Rotate the AP-7131 chassis 45 degrees clockwise. 9. Push the back of the AP-7131 chassis on to the bottom of the ceiling T-bar.

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    Hardware Installation 10. Rotate the AP-7131 chassis 45 degrees counter-clockwise. The clips click as they fasten to the T-bar. 11. The AP-7131 is ready to configure. For information on basic AP-7131 device configuration, see “ ” on page 24. Configuring “Basic” Device Settings...

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    5. Create a light pipe path hole in the target position on the ceiling tile. 6. Use a drill to make a hole in the tile the approximate size of the AP-7131 LED light pipe. Motorola recommends care be taken not to damage the finished...

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    Hardware Installation 8. Connect the light pipe to the bottom of the AP-7131. Align the tabs and rotate approximately 90 degrees. Do not over tighten. 9. Fit the light pipe into hole in the tile from its unfinished side. 10. Place the decal on the back of the badge and slide the badge onto the light pipe from the finished side of the tile.

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    Ensure the cable length from the Ethernet source (host) to the Power Injector and AP-7131 does not exceed 100 meters (333 ft). The Power Injector has no On/Off power switch. The Power Injector receives power as soon as AC power is applied. For more information on using the Power Injector, see “...

  • Page 23: Led Indicators

    Hardware Installation 2.5 LED Indicators Five LEDs illuminate on the front of the AP-7131 (on top of the AP-7131 housing) for dual radios models and four illuminate for single radio models. One LED (for above the ceiling installations) is located on the back of the device.

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    AP-7131 Access Point: Installation Guide 2.5.1 Dual Radio (2.4/5 Ghz) AP-7131 With Sensor Slot LEDs A dual radio (2.4/5 Ghz) model AP-7131 has the following unique LED behavior: LED 1 LED 2 LED 3 LED 4 - 5 GHz LED 5 - 2.4 GHz...

  • Page 25: Basic Ap-7131 Configuration

    2.5.4 Rear AP-7131 LED The LED on the rear (bottom) of the AP-7131 is viewed using a single (customer installed) extended light pipe, adjusted as required to suit above the ceiling installations. A LED displayed using the light pipe has the following display and functionality: LED 7 Blinking Red indicates booting.

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    AP-7131 Access Point: Installation Guide The default WAN IP address is For optimal viewing of the AP-7131 Web UI, the screen resolution should be set to 1024 x 768 pixels or greater. For advanced configuration options beyond the scope of this guide, refer NOTE to the AP-7131 Product Reference Guide.

  • Page 27: Resetting The Ap-7131 Password

    Enter the current password and a new admin password in fields provided, and click Apply. Once the admin password has been updated, a warning message displays stating the AP-7131 could be operating illegally unless set to operate in the correct country. Proceed to “...

  • Page 28: Configuring "basic" Device Settings

    Quick Setup screen are also configurable in numerous other locations within the AP-7131 menu tree. When you change the settings in the Quick Setup screen, the values also change within the screen where these parameters also exist. Additionally, if the values are updated in these other screens, the values initially set within the Quick Setup screen will be updated.

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    AP-7131’s country of operation from the drop-down menu. The AP-7131 prompts the user for the correct country code on the first login. A warning message also displays stating that an incorrect country setting may result in illegal radio operation.

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    AP-7131 Access Point: Installation Guide 4. Optionally enter the IP address of the server used to provide system time to the AP-7131 within the Time Server field. Once the IP address is entered, the AP-7131’s Network Time Protocol (NTP) functionality is engaged automatically.

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    ISP. When the Internet session starts, the ISP authenticates the password. Click the tab to set a minimum set of parameters to use the AP-7131 LAN interface. a. Select the Enable LAN Interface checkbox to forward data traffic over the AP-7131 LAN connection.

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    AP-7131 Access Point: Installation Guide Band of Operation field. Only one RF band option at a time is permissible in a single-radio model. If using a dual-radio AP-7131, the user can enable both RF bands. 9. Select the WLAN #1 tab (WLANs 1 - 4 are available within the Quick Setup screen) to define its ESSID security scheme for basic operation.

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    WEP 128 is described in this guide as a basic security scheme sufficient to protect the AP-7131’s initial transmissions. For details on configuring more sophisticated authentication and encryption options available to the AP-7131, refer to the AP-7131 Product Reference Guide. The guide is available on the Motorola Web site, at

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    WEP 128 (104-bit key), the keys are 26 hexadecimal characters in length. Select one of these keys for activation by clicking its radio button. The AP-7131 and its target client(s) must use the same key to interoperate. 5. Click the...

  • Page 35: Testing Mobile Unit Connectivity

    ACL) or test the AP-7131 for MU interoperability. 3.2.2 Excluding MUs from AP-7131 Association Optionally, use the AP-7131 Access Control List ACL to specify which MUs can or cannot gain access to an AP-7131 managed WLAN. By default, all mobile units can gain access. For specific information on configuring (restricting) MU access, refer to the AP-7131 Product Reference Guide.

  • Page 36: Where To Go From Here

    3.3 Where to Go From Here? Once basic connectivity has been verified, the AP-7131 can be fully configured to meet the needs of the network and the users it supports. The sections referenced below are located within the AP-7131 Product Reference Guide.

  • Page 37: Regulatory Compliance

    Motorola, Inc (“Motorola”). All Motorola devices are designed to be compliant with rules and regulations in locations they are sold and will be labeled as required. Any changes or modifications to Motorola equipment, not expressly approved by Motorola, could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.

  • Page 38: Safety In Hospitals

    Power Supply Use only a Motorola approved power supply output rated at 48Vdc and minimum 0.75A. The power supply shall be Listed to UL/CSA 60950-1; and certified to IEC60950-1 and EN60950-1 with SELV outputs. Use only a Motorola approved power supply. Use of alternative power supply will invalidate any approval given to this device and may be dangerous.

  • Page 39: Radio Transmitters

    Regulatory Compliance Radio Frequency Interference Requirements—FCC This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.

  • Page 40: Statement Of Compliance

    Italy requires a user license for outside usage. Statement of Compliance Motorola hereby, declares that this device is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. A Declaration of Conformity may be obtained from

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    Regulatory Compliance...

  • Page 42: Waste Electrical And Electronic Equipment (weee)

    AP-7131 Access Point: Installation Guide Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE English: For EU Customers: All products at the end of their life must be returned to Symbol for recycling. For information on how to return product, please go to:

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    Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Nederlands: Voor klanten in de EU: alle producten dienen aan het einde van hun levensduur naar Symbol te worden teruggezonden voor recycling. Raadpleeg environmental_compliance voor meer informatie over het terugzenden van producten. Português: Para clientes da UE: todos os produtos no fim de vida devem ser devolvidos à Symbol para reciclagem.

  • Page 44: Motorola's Enterprise Mobility Support Center

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

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