ePMP: Configuring connectorized radios using the Quick Start menu

The Quick Start tab contains a listing of parameters required to configure a simple radio link and to configure requisite networking parameters. After configuring an AP, SM and resetting both devices, the SM is ready to associate (register) to the AP.

To configure an AP via the Quick Start menu, follow this procedure:





Start the web browser from the management PC.


Navigate to the Quick Start menu


Configure the parameter Radio Mode:

This parameter controls the function of the device – All ePMP devices may be configured to operate as an Access Point (AP), Subscriber Module (SM) or as a Spectrum Analyzer. For initial link bring-up, choose Access Point.


Configure the parameter Access Point Mode:

This parameter controls the mode of operation of the Access Point – An AP may be configured to operate in TDD mode for multipoint access, PTP mode for point-to-point access using TDD, Standard WiFi or as an ePTP Master. For initial link bring-up, choose TDD. When the AP is an ePTP Master, the system does not support GPS Synchronization but is able to provide significantly lower latency than other modes. QoS (MIR and traffic priority) capability and Link Quality/Capacity indicators are not available in this mode. Configuring the AP in Standard WiFi mode allows any 802.11 client to register to the AP.


Configure the parameter Country:

Country settings affect the radios in the following ways:

•        Maximum transmit power limiting (based on radio transmitter power plus configured antenna gain)

•        DFS operation is enabled based on the configured country code, if applicable

•        Frequency selection limiting (based on valid frequencies for the configured Country

 Select the country in which your network will be operating.


Configure the parameter Automatic Channel Selection (ACS):

When ACS is enabled, the AP will automatically scan the available spectrum and choose a channel with the lowest occupancy. For more information on this parameter please see AP Automatic Channel Selection page on page 196.


Configure the parameter Frequency Carrier:

Configure the frequency carrier for RF transmission.  This list is dynamically adjusted to the regional restrictions based on the setting of the Country Code parameter. Ensure that a thorough spectrum analysis has been completed prior to configuring this parameter.


Configure parameter AP SSID (Name):

The AP SSID (Name) is used to identify the AP and is used to configure the SM with the appropriate AP with which to register.  Ensure that this parameter is configured uniquely for each AP in the network.


Configure the parameter Downlink/Uplink Ratio:

Specify the percentage of the aggregate throughput for the downlink (frames transmitted from the AP to the SM). For example, if the aggregate (uplink and downlink total) throughput on the AP is 90 Mbps, then 75/25 specified for this parameter allocates 67.5 Mbps for the downlink and 22.5 Mbps for the uplink. The default for this parameter is 75/25.


You must set this parameter exactly the same for all APs in a cluster.


Configure the parameter Synchronization Source:

This parameter defines the timing source for the device which can be GPS-based or internally generated. Select GPS if the AP will receive synchronization pulses from a connected GPS antenna. Select CMM3 or CMM4 if the device will receive GPS synchronization pulses from a co-located Cambium Cluster Management Module (see PMP Synchronization Solutions User Guide).  Select Internal if no GPS synchronization source is available (in this mode, transmission between co-located devices will create radio interference). If Flexible is chosen as the DL/UL Ratio or if the Access Point Mode is chosen as ePTP Master, then this parameter will be greyed out.


Configure the parameter IP Assignment:

If DHCP is selected, the DHCP server automatically assigns the IP configuration (Ethernet (LAN) IP Address, Ethernet (LAN) IP Subnet Mask, Gateway IP Address (LAN)) and the values of those individual parameters (below) are not used.  To configure a simple test network, select mode Static.


Configure the parameter IP address:

Internet Protocol (IP) address. This address is used by the family of Internet protocols to uniquely identify this unit on a network. To configure a simple test network, this field may be left at default (


Configure the parameter Subnet Mask:

The Subnet Mask defines the address range of the connected IP network. To configure a simple test network, this field may be left at default (


Configure the parameter Gateway:

The IP address of the device on the current network that acts as a gateway. A gateway acts as an entrance and exit to packets from and to other networks. To configure a simple test network, this parameter may be left at default (blank).


Configure the parameter IPv6 Assignment

IPv6 Assignment specifies how the IPv6 address is obtained.

Static:  Device management IP addressing is configured manually in fields IPv6 Address and IPv6 Gateway. 

DHCPv6:  Device management IP addressing (IP address and gateway) is assigned via a network DHCP server, and parameters IPv6 Address and IPv6 Gateway are unused. If the DHCPv6 server is not available previous static IPv6 address will be used as a fallback IPv6 address. If no previous static IPv6 address is available, no IPv6 address will be assigned. DHCPv6 will occur over the wireless interface by default.


Configure the parameter IPv6 Address

Internet protocol version 6 (IPv6) address. This address is used by the family of Internet protocols to uniquely identify this unit on a network.

IPv6 addresses are represented by eight groups of four hexadecimal digits separated by colons.


Configure the parameter IPv6 Gateway

Configure the IPv6 address of the device on the current network that acts as a gateway. A gateway acts as an entrance and exit to packets from and to other networks.


Configure the parameter WPA2 Pre-shared Key

Configure this key on the AP and then configure each of the network SMs with this key to complete the authentication configuration. This key must be between 8 to 128 symbols. Click the visibility icon  to toggle the display of the key’s contents.


Click the Save icon, then click the Reset icon