Product Documentation

Setting Initial Parameters

Nov 26, 2012
Note: The two interfaces displayed during the configuration are Accelerated Pair A and Primary. In most installations, the Primary port should be ignored, and only Accelerated Pair A (apA) should be configured.

When the front-panel interface becomes active, set the Management IP address, netmask, and gateway address through the front-panel interface.

The following table shows initial configuration procedure. If you are setting up an HA pair, perform the same procedure on both units.

Table 1. Front-panel configuration
1.

This is the default display while the system starts. The five buttons at the right are for navigation.

2.

This display appears after the system is initialized. The top line shows the current accelerated bandwidth limit. The bottom line is a performance bar graph (which is invisible when no accelerated transfers are underway).

3.

Press the down button to display the host name (the name assigned to the appliance), which cannot be set from the front panel.

4.

Press the down button again to display the status of the accelerated interface. It should be On by default.

5.

Press the down button to view the VLAN tagging status. By default the value is Off. If your network does not require a VLAN ID to reach the appliance’s interface, skip to step 8.

6.

Press the center button to enter the VLAN tagging menu. Press the up button to turn tagging on. Use the right button to move the cursor through the digits of the decimal VLAN number, and the up/down arrows to change the values of the digits.

7.

Press the center button to submit the VLAN number, and press it again to verify the setting.

8.

Press the down button to display the IP address setting.

9.

Press the center button to edit the IP address (the management IP address). Use the right button to move the cursor through the digits of the IP address, and the up/down arrows to change the values of the digits. Press the center button to submit the IP address.

10.

Press the down button to display the subnet mask setting, and then press the center button to edit the mask. Use the right button to move the cursor through the digits, and the up/down arrows to change the values of the digits. Press the center button to submit the netmask.

11.

Press the down button to display the gateway address, and then press the center button to edit the value. Use the right button to move the cursor through the digits, and the up/down arrows to change the values of the digits. Press the center button to submit the gateway address.

12.

Ignore Primary port entries. The Primary port was introduced in Branch Repeater release 4.1. Do not configure it now. Press the down button until you see the Restart? screen.

13.

Changes do not take effect till you restart the appliance.

Press the center button to restart the appliance.