Device Setup

This section will provide device setup information to let users prepare ECW access points and ECS switches for device integration with EnGenius Cloud.

ECW AP Installation

ECW AP Package Contents


Minimum Access Requirement

Power source option - An ECW AP device can be powered by an 802.3af/at-compliant PoE device or by DC12V input

Do not use both power sources at the same time.

Ethernet port:

  • LAN (PoE): Uplink port accepts an 802.3af/at power source.

  • LAN2: Data link if this port is built on a device.

Connect the AP to Internet:

You need to find a way to let the Cloud AP be able to access internet, so it can be managed by EnGenius Cloud.

  • Connect the uplink LAN port to a switch port or port of router: This is the most common way to let AP be able to access Internet. (Note: please make sure the port is internet accessible by connecting a notebook to the port and browse the internet)

  • Use your existing Cloud-managed ECW AP to mesh the new AP: Sometimes the place the AP installed is not accessible with Ethernet cable, then you can leverage EnGenius Mesh technology to mesh the new AP to your existing cloud-managed ECW AP.

  • After internet connected, you will see Power LED blinking until the AP is able to communicate with EnGenius Cloud and the LED becomes steady lid. Usually it will take about 8 mins if there is new firmware available to upgrade.

  • If the LED keeps blinking, then there could be some issues like no IP address, or local proxy server setting required...etc. To set static IP or Proxy, or managed VLAN, you can login to Local Access Page through Managed SSID of the AP.

ECS Switch Installation

ECS Switch Package Contents

Connecting to ECS Switch

A) Connect the supplied power adapter (or power cord) to the switch and plug the other end into an electrical outlet. Verify the power LED indicator is lit on the switch. Wait for the switch to complete boot up. It might take few minutes to complete the process.

B) Connect one end of a category 5/6 Ethernet cable into the gigabit (10/100/1000) Ethernet port on the switch’s front panel and the other end to the Ethernet port on the computer. Verify that the LED on the Ethernet port of the switch is green.

Login to the ECS Switch Local Access Page

The switch's default IP address setting is DHCP client mode, which will get an IP address from the DHCP server. It will automatically change to static IP address assignment if the switch cannot get an IP address from the DHCP server within two minutes of booting up.

If your switch cannot get an IP address from local DHCP server, or you would like to use static IP address assignment, you may follow the below procedures to manage your computer connection to the switch via a static IP address.

IP address configuration on your computer:

A) Once your computer is on, configure the settings of your network adapter. Open Network Connections > Local Area Connection > Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) > Properties

B) Select Use the following IP address and make the following entries:

  • IP Address: (or any address in the 192.168.0.x network)

  • Subnet mask:

Login to ECS Switch

A) Open a web browser on your computer. In the address bar of the web browser, enter the ECS switch IP address and hit enter.

B) The default username is admin and the password is password. We strongly recommend that you change these as soon as possible. Enter the username and password of the switch and then click Login.

*Your model number may be different in the web browser interface.

C) ECS Switch local access page will appear.

Instead of default DHCP settings on ECS switch, users may choose a static IP address setting for their deployed network. Remember to open System > Static Route to setup the static IP address/gateway settings on the switch in this case.

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