HP V-M200 802.11n Access Point - Configuring a simple wireless network
This procedure describes how to configure a simple wireless network that enables to establish a wireless connection to the Internet through the V-M200. Other wireless network configurations are possible. See the HP V-M200 802.11n Access Point Management and Configuration Guide. The topology of this simple wireless network is illustrated as follows:
1 - Wireless community
2 - HP V-M200 providing 802.11a/b/g/n wireless services
3 - Router with DHCP server
4 - Internet
Disconnect the computer LAN port and configure it to use a static IP address in the
and a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0
. Set the
default gateway to 192.168.1.1
and DNS server to 192.168.1.1
. For example to do this
in Windows Vista, use Control Panel
, Network and Sharing Center
, Manage Network
, Local Area Connection
, right-click Properties
then select Internet
Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)
Disable any wireless connection on the computer.
Connect the cables:
If using a power supply, use an Ethernet cable to connect the computer to the
V-M200 Ethernet port.
If using a PoE switch, use Ethernet cables to connect the computer and the V-M200
to an unused factory-default PoE switch.
If using a PoE injector, use Ethernet cables to connect the computer to the data in
port of the PoE injector and the V-M200 to the data and power out port of the PoE
Power on the V-M200:
If using a power supply, connect it to the V-M200 then power on the supply.
If using a PoE switch or injector, power it on.
Initially, the V-M200 power light will blink once every two seconds. Wait approximately a
minute until it begins blinking once per second before proceeding to the next step.
A factory-default V-M200 is assumed.
The V-M200 is managed via its Web-based management tool using at least
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7/8 or Mozilla Firefox 3.x.
The management tool is organized with menus and sub-menus. Instructions for
making menu selections, such as "select Wireless
" instruct to select
menu and then the Radio
sub-menu, as follows:
1 - Main-menu
2 - Sub-menu
In a Web browser, specify address: https://192.168.1.1
At the security certificate prompt, select the option that allows to continue to the
On the Login page, specify admin
for both Username
and then select
On the License Agreement page, read the agreement and then select Accept License
The registration page appears. It is recommended to select Cancel
now and then
register later by selecting Maintenance
In some regions, a Country
prompt appears. Select the country in which the V-M200 will
CAUTION: The correct country must be selected.
For the purpose of this example, the network to which the V-M200 is connected must have a DHCP server and an Internet connection. Furthermore, the Network name (SSID)
is assumed to be HP Networking
, and the Security method
with PreShared Key
Disconnect the computer from the PoE switch or injector or the V-M200.
Power off the V-M200:
If using a power supply, disconnect it.
If using a PoE switch or injector, disconnect the Ethernet cable from the V-M200.
Use an Ethernet cable to connect the switch or the data in port of the injector to the
Reconnect and power on the V-M200:
If using a power supply, use an Ethernet cable to connect the V-M200 to the network
and reconnect the V-M200 power supply.
If using a PoE switch or injector, use an Ethernet cable to reconnect the V-M200 to the
PoE switch or the data and power out port of the injector.
Enable the wireless network interface of the computer and verify that it is set to Obtain
an IP address automatically
For example, to do this in Windows Vista, use Control Panel
, Network and Sharing
, Manage Network Connections
, Wireless Network Connection
and select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)
, and make
sure that Obtain an IP address automatically
and Obtain a DNS server address
are both enabled.
Connect the computer to the new wireless network. For example, in Windows Vista,
from the Network and Sharing Center
, select Connect to a network
and then select the network name from the list of available wireless networks. A short wait might be necessary for the new wireless network name to appear in the wireless networks list.
Select WPA2 security and specify the chosen preshared key.
Confirm that Internet can be browsed using the wireless network.
The V-M200 management tool is now available wirelessly or wired at https://<IP address>
where <IP address>
is the V-M200 IP address from IP configuration.