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AP11
Model 4120

The ZoomAir AP11 Access Point is a stand alone device that allows 802.11b wireless clients to connect to a wired Ethernet network. It can also be used to extend the range of a wireless network. Wireless network clients communicate with the AP11 using ZoomAir network interface cards or any other 802.11b DSSS compatible product.

Program Files

The firmware of the AP11 can be upgraded through webmanage or through the Console Port. Depending on which method you select, you must download the appropriate file(s) and follow the instructions.

Webmanage Method (.exe file) Webmanage uses this binary file to upgrade the AP11 to the latest firmware. This file will upgrade both the system and boot images of the unit.
You must do the following to update the file:

  1. Go to Webmanage, select Maintenance, Update and then this file (AP11_2.3.8_binary_download.exe)
  2. After it finishes running, you must restart to begin using the updated image file.

Console Port Method (.exe file) Boot Image
Console Port Method (.exe file) System Image

The Console Port uses the above files to upgrade the AP11 to the latest firmware. A terminal program such as HyperTerminal in Windows that supports Zmodem file transfers is necessary. To update the AP11 going through the Console Port, you must do the following:

  1. Connect the RJ45 to RJ45 serial cable that is supplied to the console port on the AP128 and the other end to a serial port on a system. (A DB9 to RJ45 is supplied with the AP11).
  2. Set up the terminal program (HyperTerminal or any program that supports Zmodem file transfer) for 38400 and N, 8,1. X/on-X/off handshaking should also be selected.
  3. When you power on the AP11, you should see information scrolling on the terminal screen. "Type Boot to Bypass Main Image" will appear.
  4. Type the word "boot". Which will cause the AP11 to go into the boot screen.
  5. At the end of the process, the message "Waiting for Code Upload" will appear.
  6. Start the file transfer using Zmodem protocol and load the file AP11_Boot_x2.3.8.exe.
  7. Do not interrupt the upload or power off the AP11 during the process. This will cause the unit to be inoperable and necessitate it to be returned for repair.
  8. After the boot image upload is complete, continue with the second upload of the system image file AP11_Main_x2.3.8.exe

Documentation

Installation Guide and Reference Manual (.exe file) for the ZoomAir AP11.

Special Instructions (.exe file) How to Implement WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy)
 

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