Appearance, specifications, and installation methods of common external antennas on APs

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For specifications, pictures, and installation methods of Huawei's common external antennas on APs, see HUAWEI Access Points Antenna Quick Start. Contact Huawei local offices to purchase antennas. Antennas from other vendors are not recommended for working with Huawei APs.

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How to select antennas for APs
Antennas receive and send radio signals. Select antennas for APS by referring to HUAWEI Access Points Antenna Quick Start. Contact Huawei local offices to purchase antennas. Antennas from other vendors are not recommended for working with Huawei APs. Consider the following points when selecting antennas: 1. Usage scenario and purpose Indoor antennas are generally used to provide signal coverage in indoor scenarios while outdoor antennas are used to provide signal coverage and bridging backhaul in outdoor scenarios. 2. Local standards and regulations The transmit power and maximum gain of antennas must strictly comply with local standards and regulations. 3. Shape and distance of the coverage or backhaul area - Coverage: Directional antennas are recommended in long and narrow areas while omnidirectional antennas are recommended in round and square areas. - Backhaul: Directional antennas are usually used. If the backhaul distance is long, use high-gain antennas; if backhaul targets are concentrated, use small-angle antennas. 4. Signal transmission band (2.4 GHz/5 GHz) - Coverage: To provide 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz signal coverage, use 2.4Gand 5G antennas in the same area or use dual-band antennas. - Backhaul: Only 5 GHz antennas are used for backhaul.

Can feeder cables be used to connect antennas to APs
For details about how to connect antennas to APs using feeder cables, see Connecting RF Cables of the antennas.

Can antennas in an antenna group on APs that support MIMO technology be used independently
Yes. When using independently, antennas using the MIMO technology cannot achieve the optimal performance. Multi-antenna MIMO technology can increase AP throughput and provide diversity receiving capability, improving the receive SNR.

Common operations for managing WLAN APs
Common operations for managing APs 1. Log in to an AC and change an AP's login user name and password. - V200R005: [HUAWEI] wlan [HUAWEI-wlan-view] wlan ap username huawei password cipher Enter the password (plain-text password of 8-32 characters or cipher-text password of 32 or 56 characters): Confirm password: [HUAWEI-wlan-view] commit ap 1 //Run the display ap command to obtain the AP ID if you forget the AP's login password. Warning: Committing configuration may cause service interruption, continue?[Y/N] :y To restore the default user name and password, run the undo wlan ap username command. By default, the user name is admin and password is admin@huawei.com. - V200R006: [HUAWEI] wlan [HUAWEI-wlan-view] ap-reset ap-id 1 Enter the password (plain-text password of 8-32 characters or cipher-text password of 48 or 68 characters): Confirm password: To restore the default user name and password, run the undo ap username command. By default, the user name is admin and password is admin@huawei.com. 2. Restart an AP. - V200R005: [HUAWEI] wlan [HUAWEI-wlan-view] ap-reset id 1 Warning: Reset AP, continue?[Y/N]:y Operation on the web platform: Choose Configuration > AP Management > AP Information. Select an AP and click Restart. - V200R006: [HUAWEI] wlan [HUAWEI-wlan-view] ap-reset ap-id 1 Warning: Reset AP, continue?[Y/N]:y Operation on the web platform: Choose Maintenance > AP Maintenance > AP Restart. Select an AP and click Restart. 3. Restore factory settings. - V200R005: Run the ap-manufacturer-config id ap-id command to restore factory settings of an AP. - V200R005: Run the ap manufacturer-config { ap-name ap-name | ap-mac ap-mac | ap-id ap-id } command to restore factory settings of an AP. 4. Change the AP name. - V200R005: [HUAWEI-wlan-view] ap id 1 [HUAWEI-wlan-ap-1] ap-sysname ap_01 Operation on the web platform: Choose Configuration > AP Management > AP Information. Click the icon of a specific AP and change the AP name. - V200R006: [HUAWEI-wlan-view] ap-rename ap-name N1-2 new-name N2-2 Operation on the web platform: Choose Configuration > AP Configuration > AP Information. Click the name of a specific AP and change the AP name. 5. Delete an AP. - V200R005: [HUAWEI-wlan-view] undo ap id xx Operation on the web platform: Choose Configuration > AP Management > AP Information. Select an AP and click Delete. If ACs work in active/standby mode, you are advised to disconnect the AP and delete the AP from both the active and standby ACs. - V200R006: [AC6605-wlan-view] undo ap-id xx Operation on the web platform: Choose Configuration > AP Configuration > AP Information. Select an AP and click Delete. If ACs work in active/standby mode, you are advised to disconnect the AP and delete the AP from both the active and standby ACs. 6. IP addresses of APs cannot be modified on an AC.

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